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Unread 01-23-2010, 02:30 PM   #16
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Looks good $6 well spent good job on the paint and i like the roof rack too



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Unread 01-23-2010, 07:22 PM   #17
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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?
I painted them with VHT Nite Shades paint. I put on four coats, and the can says that more than three is too much. I tested them after three, and wanted just a little more. They are too dark for the parking lights to show, but the turn signals are still very clear in bright daylight. I'm very happy, as I hate yellow lenses on cars.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:10 PM   #18
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After drilling out those stupid torx bolts on the windshield frame, I have my roof rack on. It's off a TJ, so I had to re-drill the front mounting brackets. I took the lights that came with it off until I get them wired up. I guess I could have left them on, but it didn't.





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Unread 06-02-2010, 03:28 PM   #19
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Herculined the interior. I must have put it on too thick. I did not coat the tailgate or the interior walls and used the entire gallon. Oh well, I'm happy with it.

I broke two bolts holding the roll cage in, so I gave up. I know, I'm a wimp but I don't really care. I also coated the door jambs where I kept scratching up the paint. I planned to coat that area when I painted the Jeep, so I didn't do a great job of prepping under the red paint, and it looked rough. The Herc covered a lot of sins there. I also didn't take a lot of time to tape up and get a hard clean line at the joint between the floor and the walls. I plan to put the carpet back in after the Herc cures for a week or two. The purpose of this Herc job was to coat the floors for the two months that the Jeep sits at Edisto Island during shrimp season so I wouldn't have to worry about salt water killing the floors. Also for sound deadening since this is my daily driver the other 10 months of the year.









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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #20
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Really nice. I like the gray hammertone. Tell me about that rack: can you remove the top with the rack in place? It looks like you can't fold the w/s with the rack; too bad.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #21
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It's a Warrior Products rack I got used with 6 KC lights for $100. It is attached to the windshield hinge, so it must be removed to fold the windshield. I usually pull the pins on the rear legs, then I can swing the soft top frame past the rack. I can feed the fabric in place with the rack in place. It adds about 30 more seconds to folding the soft top. Let's face it, folding the soft top isn't a breeze anyway.

I have to pull all four pins and lift the rack off to swap the hardtop on and off.

If I hadn't found this one so cheap, I would not have bought it. It would be nice to have one that swings away, and that does not have the large inverted V shaped brackets bolted to the tub. I wanted a rack, and this one was cheap, so I put it on.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:23 PM   #22
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this maybe the cheapest build yet. haha. looking good man.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #23
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I've got just over $900 in the Jeep altogether.

Lots of used and e-bay parts, and the paint was leftover. Tires were new, but marked down closeouts. The Herc was on sale, which is why I used it over Upol Raptor. Even the radio was a Black Thursday sale.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 06:37 AM   #24
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I still have been to lazy to take a photo with the soft top on.

But here it is with the top off. I got caught in the rain at a fund raiser BBQ I was working at with the top at home. There was water standing in it about 1 inch below the door openings. Oh well. It took the CD player a week to start working right again.

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Unread 08-25-2010, 06:45 AM   #25
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Did your rhino line over your floor plugs? I took mine out and intentionally lost them a year ago.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #26
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Did your rhino line over your floor plugs? I took mine out and intentionally lost them a year ago.
Of course I did. Don't be silly.

I guess I need to break out the razor blade and resolve that situation.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 12:10 PM   #27
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Where did you get those Jeep decals with the skulls????
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Unread 08-26-2010, 06:06 AM   #28
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I bought some reproduction Jeep decals and some Punisher skulls off E-bay. I put the skulls on, then peeled the two "e's" off the Jeep decal and used the J and P. It's not just one pre-made set.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #29
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Oh ok. Thanks! I mite do that with mine...I hate the Yellow Jeep stickers my Rio Grande came with
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Unread 10-13-2010, 06:18 AM   #30
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So this past weekend I went shrimping with my father. The road to Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island was flooded for the last 1/2 mile to 3/4 mile or so. Not real deep, no more than a foot at the deepest part and just a few inches for most of the way. Of course, it was salt water.

Here's the Jeep parked in the closest spot I could get to the boat ramp.

The tide is still coming in at this point.

Needless to say, I gave the Earthcrosser a good long wash when I got home.



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