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post #121 of 301 Old 05-04-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rest of the body work and paint done today. Looks pretty sharp for 5 hours worth of work! I didn't really get crazy with making things perfect and there are still a ton of imperfections that I didn't bother with, but it looks good from a few feet away which is perfect. It only has to hold up for a couple months until I get her armored up.

Oh and I shaved all the old decals/stickers off. After today, no one would recognize her as the "PO's JEEP," she's fully mine now. It's a proud day!

At least now I can drive it around with a little bit of pride until then. The paint still isn't a perfect match in shade, but I think it may get a bit better (the first stuff I tried on the 'cloaks did) after a few weeks out in the sun.

Picture time!
The POs failed TJ filler mod...



Lightweight bondo applied and sanded...



The paint I tried this time...expensive buggers ha! About $7.00 a can. I used 1 can of primer, 3 cans of paint, and 2 cans of clear....I would say the can lies. It's not a perfect match, it's a close match, although it may have perfectly matched 20 years ago when the rest of the paint on the YJ was new. Who knows?



Masked and primed and first coat of paint.



My method of painting was something like; 2 coats of light primer, wet sand with 220 grit, 2 light coats primer, wet sand with 220 grit. 2 light coats of paint, wet sand with 600 grit, 2 light coats of paint, wet sand with 600 grit, 1 coat of paint, wet sand with 1000grit. 2 light coats of clear, wet sand with 1000 grit, 2 light coats of clear, wet sand with 1000 grit, 1 coat clear, wet sand with 2000 grit. Turned out pretty good for a total of maybe 1.5 hours of painting/sanding.

To do the "2 light coats" I simply went around and sprayed a pretty light coat of paint or primer and by the time I made one pass around, the other side had tacked up enough to hit it again with another coat. After that I waited about 15 minutes until it was dry to the touch, hit it quickly with some water and sand paper, and then repeated the process.

Anyways, back to the pics!
Masking removed and Jeep hosed down and washed with some soapy water. The inside was crazy full of dust so I sprayed all that out too. Gotta love having vinyl seats and a lined tub!
Pic whoring...





And finally, with the doors back on and my new decals put on (finally! They've been sitting in my drawer for like 3 months haha!)



Tomorrow the work begins anew! Radiator has to be put in, soundbar, center console, LED dash lights, rear seat and seat belt install. And that will finally eat up all the parts/projects that I currently have laying around, (well except for the 8.8 but I'm waiting on parts )

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post #122 of 301 Old 05-04-2013, 09:04 PM
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That looks great!

Much better without the bed liner.

Problem with paint is unless you get it specifically matched or made in the same batch, close is as good as it gets.

I had 3 different batches of my old yj color made over the time I owned it, came out 3 slightly different colors...

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post #123 of 301 Old 05-04-2013, 09:05 PM
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Looking good, on a side note your front booms are up side down!

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Looking good, on a side note your front booms are up side down!

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I've seen guys on here run them both ways.

And in my mind, the way they are right now give's a bit more droop. The shackle can flex back further before the center bolt connects with the frame. That's why I decided to run them like that. Makes sense in my pea brain!

I haven't had any problems with them that way though.
If I'm missing something, and there is some negative impact from running them like that, it's not a big deal to flip them. I'm going to eventually pull them off to paint them anyways....

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That looks great!

Much better without the bed liner.

Problem with paint is unless you get it specifically matched or made in the same batch, close is as good as it gets.

I had 3 different batches of my old yj color made over the time I owned it, came out 3 slightly different colors...
Thanks! Yeah the bedliner was FUGLY! It looks soooo much better now.
I appreciate the compliment.

Paint's just like that. I'm not super worried about it to be honest. Just one of those things....

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But running them the right side up helps prevent shackle inversion! If the center bar/support wast there this could of been a bad day for my friend (91BoD) these are ome springs with a 5/8 boom!

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But running them the right side up helps prevent shackle inversion!

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Isn't "right side up" slightly subjective? They run like that in the rear to clear the cross member.

And wouldn't it still prevent shackle inversion? It still would keep the spring a good 2-2.5" away from the frame, even at full lock. Is that not enough?

I'm absolutely not arguing with you. Just trying to fully educate myself.
I appreciate you helping me out!

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Isn't "right side up" slightly subjective? They run like that in the rear to clear the cross member.

And wouldn't it still prevent shackle inversion? It still would keep the spring a good 2-2.5" away from the frame, even at full lock. Is that not enough?

I'm absolutely not arguing with you. Just trying to fully educate myself.
I appreciate you helping me out!

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I have never seen a rear spring do this, but you are right about clearing the cross member. In the pic I posted if he went any further he would have been dishing out the coin for a new spring.......and like wise I am not arguing with us either haha, this is my opion and we now how that goes!

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I have never seen a rear spring do this, but you are right about clearing the cross member. In the pic I posted if he went any further he would have been dishing out the coin for a new spring.......and like wise I am not arguing with us either haha, this is my opion and we now how that goes!

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Dammit I was trying to find that thread all about boom shackles. I can't remember who wrote it, but I think Anti has linked it a bunch. I have it bookmarked, but my bookmarks are a mess and I can't find it haha. I'm fairly sure that the write up said it's a matter or personal opinion on the fronts.

I'm totally going to flip them though lol.
When I take them off to paint I'll put them on the other way. Your pic didn't work, but I remember which one it is. I don't want to bust a spring if I can avoid it.

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From two weekends ago, trust me I know how bad it sucks hahaha

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From two weekends ago, trust me I know how bad it sucks hahaha

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You have BDS springs though don't you? Can't remember, and I clicked reply before I checked haha.

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Edit: Never mind, guess you don't. Checked your profile...
Total bummer. What happened to cause it to break where it did?

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You have BDS springs though don't you? Can't remember, and I clicked reply before I checked haha.

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Fabtech but Bds are in the future plans!

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Man I love white jeeps! So freakin clean. I always wished mine was white with the spice/tan interior and top.

Also, what did you do to sand the bondo smooth. I've recently learned that I SUCK at body work

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That look awsome for a rattle can job. I going to have to check that stuff out.
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