I originally got the jeep from my little brother. Once the body was off... I stripped the frame down and bought an DeWalt angle grinder with about ten sanding "flapper" discs. I couldn't afford to have the frame sand blasted. The guy wanted $500. A great price, but I didn't have it. Anyway, three hours later, I ground all of the bad welds and splatter smooth, well, most of it. I then hit it with primer and then some Eastwood paint. The parts were collected over a period of four years, I just bought them as I had the money. I then stored them in my garage until the day to put it all together came. I wasn't in a rush, and I wanted to do a few things differently. First, I wanted to make it super easy to work on. If it wasn't needed, it went. Also, as the photos show, I rerouted everything to be super clean and easy to get to. I mean, lets face it... sometimes Jeep engineers had their heads up their bottoms with some of their designs. Second, I made this jeep for me and what I like to do with it. Third, since I spent so long saving up and buying parts for it "bit by bit", I actually could choose what I thought were the best parts for what I wanted. I decided to go with a new electrical system and start fresh. That Painless kit has been sitting in my garage for almost four years... just aching to get put into the jeep. I will post more photos since I finally got it working. I hope it helps you with your work. I learned a lot of mistakes the hard way, sometimes that is better, sometimes it isn't. If I can help you, please let me know. You are one of the posts that I keep up with. You look like you are doing a great job on your jeep. I would have removed the body and the fenders though. It makes it a lot easier!!