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post #91 of 188 Old 12-27-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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The grill is disassembled, cleaned, initial sanding, and fill-primed. Now for it to dry and start sanding again so it's ready for paint.


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post #92 of 188 Old 12-27-2012, 08:50 PM
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When your in the rewire Process, consider a Dedicated ground to the head lights and turn signals/parking lights. I run all mine from a central lug near the battery.
In fact, I use a 4 gauge to the starter, same to the block ( a extra one to the head is also good) lights in the grill, and tail lights, and the ground on the fuel tank. I also sometimes put one on the distributor and back of the alternator .
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post #93 of 188 Old 12-27-2012, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Good points Bill. I treated the M37 & Power Wagon like fiberglass vehicles and ran a dedicated ground to everything. While I was disassembling the Grill Shell I was contemplation the ground connection while unscrewing the ground wire screws. I'll see what I come up with, Thanks.

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post #94 of 188 Old 12-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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Now would of been a good time to relocate the fuel filler to the side. Nice work so far.
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Now would of been a good time to relocate the fuel filler to the side. Nice work so far.
Thanks, I thought about that, but not knowing what direction I'll go when I do the axle swap, I decided to hold off for now.

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The grill shell is final sanded and ready for paint. I dropped the Tub off at the Body Shop to get the bottom re-undercoated. I've got the Hood, Grill Shell, Windshield Frame and Tailgate all loaded up and ready for the trip to the paint booth. Then hopefully time in the paint booth and start painting. I've started collecting all the miscellaneous small parts that I'll need to clean and paint for re-assembly.


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My buddy at the Body Shop got the undercoating complete on the underside of the tub Monday. The advantage of him doing it is not only the material he uses, but he also has the special coating/tools to get inside all the channels. Next comes paint.


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everything is looking great. wish i could afford to do a complete rebuild on mine like this.
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Thanks, I tend to get carried away, but I would not call it a complete rebuild, just fixing all the problems at once.

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post #100 of 188 Old 01-08-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Well, after several holiday trips and battling either the flu, or one of the worst sinus colds I've ever had, and now being up against a dead line of getting the Jeep inspected and the license renewed by the end of the month, I ended up hiring out the painting. I'd preferred to have painted it my self, but just ran out of usable time. I still have a lot of little parts to paint my self, and to also bed line the inside of the tub, so stay tuned. The paint looks great, it did come out more of a satin finish rather than a flat, but looks good and should be durable, just not as easy to touch up. My body work was good, just not perfect or as nice as I did on the '46 Power Wagon, but for the Jeep it will be just fine.


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Well, I set up my paint area in the shop, and proceeded to paint the underside of the hood and engine side of the tub, in the gloss version of the Sahara Tan, as compared to the flat/satin that is on the rest of the body. I did this as I want these areas to be easily cleaned of any engine compartment crap. However apparently I didn't properly prep the leading underside of the hood where it's painted flat, as when I pulled the tape, it lifted an area of paint. looks like I'll have some touch up to to at a later point. I've also started cleaning and prepping the miscellaneous parts for paint as well. Next I'll paint the inside of the tub firewall black, and then prep the rest of the tub inside for the bed liner.


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Painted the interior firewall black, as well as continued cleaning and painting miscellaneous parts, that is until I ran out of black paint.


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Looks good Will, I like the color. Let me know if you need help putting the tub on, I could drive the TJ down and check the mileage, I averaged 15 mpg when I came down last. ( 64 to 67 mph and over 2200 rpm) It would be interesting to see what the Rubicon will do, with the lock up torque converter.

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Thanks Bill. Yea the color looks nice, with the gloss on the hood underside and firewall, the "flat" paint looks flatter than it did to start with. I'll keep your services in mind, and thanks!

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Well, today was a full day of painting, prepping, and spraying the U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner.


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