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Unread 12-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Earthcrosser, my 1992 YJ build (of sorts)

Here's the story;

I was given this 1992 YJ by the original owner's son when he went to Georgia (the country in Europe, not the state). He had towed it to my house in drive over 200 miles three years ago. He sort of left it here for a year, then he came back and we pulled and rebuilt the tranny. Then he abandoned it at a local garage, mostly because I was sick of looking at it and would not diagnose why it wouldn't run right. It sat there for seven months, then he went to Georgia, so he mailed me the title and told me I could have it. I drove it home, and replaced the two primary fuses for the charging system and have been driving it as my daily driver ever since. So, it's a $6 Jeep.

I built a towing bumper this summer to use it to pull my dad's shrimp boat. Then I got sick of looking at the flat blue paint.

Since my wife has the week off, and I'm a stay at home dad, I had a week to work on the Jeep while the wife watches our daughter.

Here's what it looked like when I got it:



Here it is after I painted the wheels and roof, and bobbed the front bumper and built the rear.





And here is this week's work...











It is not orange as the crummy camera I used makes it look. It's a VERY bright red. I still have to paint the interior metal and the insides of the doors. I think I will repaint the bumpers just to freshen them up. I need to put another two coats on the flares, then color sand and buff the Jeep and assemble it. I have to repaint the black, since I got too anxious and masked it before it had fully cured. Some of it lifted when I peeled off the masking this morning.

Next plan; shoot the interior metal to cover the rest of the blue, then shoot the floors with Upol Raptor.

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Unread 12-31-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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It looks great!

In my opinion, find a way to leave the flares off. It looks killer like that!

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Unread 12-31-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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I like, and agree with max about the flares, I wish I could get rid of mine as well. Anyway, looks great, and post more pics when you are done.
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Very nice job man. Any interior plans???
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Unread 01-04-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
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Hard to beat a $6 Jeep.

The new paint looks great!
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Unread 01-04-2010, 07:38 AM   #6
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nice job would love to see some more pictures
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Unread 01-04-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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Not only did you get a $6 jeep. It's in solid condition! Good for you!
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Unread 01-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #8
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I wish I had a shop like that
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Unread 01-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #9
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As of this morning... I still have to get the interior done. Lots of blue left to cover in there right now.





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I agree that would be nice, and it looks awesome. I will never be lucky enough to get a deal like that!!!
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Unread 01-10-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
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So, I finished the interior this afternoon.

Here are two shots of my floor pans, just to piss off the guys with rusty floorpans. No repairs, just some paint to hide where the carpet does not cover until I can spray it with Upol Raptor.





Here's the interior. The gray is hammertone paint.











And the exterior in better light. I still am waiting on a few decals to finish the project.



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Unread 01-10-2010, 04:50 PM   #12
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yuck! it's an auto....wasted $6 but i will take it off your hands ya $60
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i wish i could paint good haha, great job!
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Unread 01-23-2010, 02:09 PM   #14
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Fixed the front turn signals:



Added some stickers to the side of the tub:



And bought this Warrior Products rack with lights on it for $100!!:

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Looks good! What did you do to the front turn signals? Did you paint them or buy them in the dark/black color?
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