It was really simple, but it is not perfect. It is a little difficult for one person to guide the top, keep it balanced and operate the winch at the same time. MY wife helps me when I use it and it works very well with 2 people.
Very good lookin. I thought mine looked nice when I bought it, but wow, that's clean. Nice build.
Thanks guys, if I can just keep #$)#! from breaking on it so that I can drive it a little bit I would enjoy it much better. I am gaining on it though, I put today on the calendar and my wife said she would not ride in it again until I drove it atleast 30 days without incident since it left us on the side of the road again this morning from a broken idler pulley and serp belt.
Well everyone always tells me it is way to clean, so I solved that this afternoon. The wife and I went out and found a mud hole with no bottom in it. Got to try out the winch also. I had to call my daughter off her date to go home, get my truck so that I would have something to winch to, there was nothing around us.
Lesson learned, I will never get in mud like that again without the hard top on. Didn't bother me or my wife, but I think it is a little hard on the dash and everything else to have to dig the mud out of it.
mud and me have a love hate relationship, i love driving it in but i hate cleaning it up. I cant belive how clean that thing is when you had the fenderflares off. and its looking awesome after all the upgrades. I think you should leave it that color and paint the rims a dark gunmetal grey. Its gotta be fun when people call it pink you say NOPE its Bright Mango then you get a strange look.
Finally got my Rhino Liner sprayed in. I had a mis-communication with the guy and he did not do the role bars up to the pads like I wanted, but I like it anyway. I did have him spray it over the edge where doors and hardtop ride.
All pics were taken with Cell Phone, I plan on getting some better ones when I get a chance.
Ya know; you really know how to hit a man where it hurts right off the bat. I almost did not buy this jeep because I thought that it looked a little pink also. The first thing I did was research this color and it is known as Bright Mango. I have seen a couple more the same color locally but I assure you there are not many. At some point I probably will get it repainted but haven't decided on a color yet that will really set off the black highlights and still be unique.
Besides, I am in touch with my man hood, and drive it with honor!!
You are right, it is currently way to clean, did that to get the windows tinted, hated to take them a mud ball to work with.
You should stop painting things black, paint them a darker grey, then it will make it look like there's something wrong with your camera
My top was in pretty good shape, it was just the wrong color for my liking.
I used the green scotch brite pads that can be purchased at Wal-Mart and scrubbed the top really good, roughing it up so the paint would adhere well. I blew all the dust off with air. Then I cleaned it with a degreaser, I think it was simple green and water. I went over it one more time with the scotch brite on any areas I was not happy with and cleaned the top again. Let it dry really well and then I tapped off all the parts that I did not want to get paint on. I cleaned it a final time with just a damp rag of simple green and water to remove any possible finger grease etc that I may have gotten on it.
I used the following paints on it with no primer, the Hammered Rustoleum does not require primer. (I am not a painter, so I don't know if it would be preferred to use primer or not).
I applied about 4 coats of the black allowing it to dry between coats and then applied two coats of the clear coat to seal it.
This has almost been two years now and it has held up very well. Besides it will not be hard to touch up when the time comes.
I know my build thread is a little out of sequence but I am not the best at taking pics or updating this thing. It sort of just happens when it happens.
Sloppy, this isn't much to go off of but maybe it helps a little. Oh yeah, the spray nozzle for the rattle cans is a must, your fingers will fall off if you don't get one.
Jeep Pics taken today at work, 3 different generations of Jeeps, TJ, YJ, CJ. We are going to start having a monthly jeep day where everyone I work with that have jeeps drive them in and line them up (any model). I will update when we do it, I think there will be possibly up to 10 or so.
Your doing a fine job of defeminizing the pink jeep, just tell people the red paint faded! You had me wondering reading the first page of this, the window tint, the dash lights, and how clean it was, but your really pullin through making it into a 4x4 i'd be proud to own.
"Wheel it, Break it, Build it better." Words to live by.
Let me be the first one to say it. I believe the color of this Jeep is IMPACT ORANGE.
In 1995 they released a Rio Grande edition. One of the colors was Impact Orange.
Here are 2 different Jeeps with the same color
However this is really confusing me because the rest of the Jeep resembles a standard 95 Wrangler.
The lowest tier of the dash is unfamiliar and looks entirely out of place. The seats are not the same.
The JEEP lettering on the outside is a different color and the stickers on the back are different...
All signs point them being different but the color is unmistakable! Don't be discouraged by the slight differences- the paint color actually looks like 3 different colors. In different light situations it appears to be multiple colors.