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Good idea. When I first got the Jeep, the rear glass kept coming loose. Finally I hand tightened with Loctite. It has held for several years.
 
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Very. From my research it's only 53 in/lbs. I may just hand tighten them with blue loctite
Wish I would have looked that up before I did mine. I wasn’t even torquing very hard and got rained on when the entire sheet of glass shattered. I still to this day find chunks of glass in odd places.

Be careful!
 
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I am fairly certain both u-joints in my front axle shafts are toast. The last week or so I have been experiencing a strong wobble in the steering. At first I thought a balance issue, but it is very intermittent and I can seem to produce it at 40-45 on long sweeping curves. A couple of Spicer 5-760x u-joints are on their way.
 
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So this is FAR from perfect. I've never done body work before and I think I laid this on a little to thick. However, with that said, it's smooth for the most part and everything is holding together on it's own. I think with a fresh coat of paint it will not be noticeable to most. For a free top I'm happy with the outcome. So far I have $375 into it. $250 of that was for the rear glass.

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I am fairly certain both u-joints in my front axle shafts are toast. The last week or so I have been experiencing a strong wobble in the steering. At first I thought a balance issue, but it is very intermittent and I can seem to produce it at 40-45 on long sweeping curves. A couple of Spicer 5-760x u-joints are on their way.
Is that the OEM shaft U joint numbers? I'm thinking I may replace mine since it's a cheap part cost.
 

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So this is FAR from perfect. I've never done body work before and I think I laid this on a little to thick. However, with that said, it's smooth for the most part and everything is holding together on it's own. I think with a fresh coat of paint it will not be noticeable to most. For a free top I'm happy with the outcome. So far I have $375 into it. $250 of that was for the rear glass.

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Looks like its structurally OK. You still have some low spots there...Fill with bondo before you paint. They will stick out like a sore thumb otherwise. Have you come up with a way to "grain" the repair or are you not going to worry about it?
 
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Looks like its structurally OK. You still have some low spots there...Fill with bondo before you paint. They will stick out like a sore thumb otherwise. Have you come up with a way to "grain" the repair or are you not going to worry about it?
I may slap another layer on to fill in those low spots. I put on way to much. Long term plan is to paint it Black with the bed liner type paint that has a rough surface. For now i might fill in the low spots, and touch those areas up with tan paint and run it as is. It's full on winter here now and I don't want to paint a full hard top black when conditions aren't right (cold)
 
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Great build evolution. Some real bummers along the way, like hitting the locker switch at 30-40mph. But some victories as well, like the patient process of installing new gears. Reads like the Jeep life.

Great looking PS fenders by the way. Love the color match. What are you planning for the rear flares, if anything?
 
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Great build evolution. Some real bummers along the way, like hitting the locker switch at 30-40mph. But some victories as well, like the patient process of installing new gears. Reads like the Jeep life.

Great looking PS fenders by the way. Love the color match. What are you planning for the rear flares, if anything?
Thanks! Id like to install the matching corner armor and flares in the aluminum version. I saw a post where someone had installed the cheaper EAG flares from Ebay and it was a damn close match to their front PS fenders.

I do plan to pull the fronts again and repaint, the passenger side did not take well and is peeling/rusting in various locations.
 
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Thanks! Id like to install the matching corner armor and flares in the aluminum version. I saw a post where someone had installed the cheaper EAG flares from Ebay and it was a damn close match to their front PS fenders.

I do plan to pull the fronts again and repaint, the passenger side did not take well and is peeling/rusting in various locations.
Curious why you went with the more gutsy ‘cutting of the hood’ for PS over a simpler MCloak. Clearly you like other MC products. I’m sorting through the clearances.
 

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Curious why you went with the more gutsy ‘cutting of the hood’ for PS over a simpler MCloak.
But cutting the hood you gain a lot more clearance for the tires as oppose to not cutting it. With the Metalcloak fenders, they don't require cutting the hood, but this also means less tire clearance of course.
 
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