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Unread 05-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Anyone do anything special to their bays? Like a light shave, painted valve covers or other artistic things, exotic parts (turbo/SC) or even a full shave? I have to get in there soon to replace my VC gasket, exhaust manifold and might as well clean up and degrease while I'm at it. I saw a pic of a fire engine red valve cover on a 4.0 and as simple as it was it actually looked pretty dope.

Just looking for some inspiration!

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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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http://www.jeep4x4center.com/alumini...20323-alr.html

I am getting one of those, but black. I have that ugly khaki color on my 96 Jeep GC, and I dont think the red would match it very well. I am also doing the upgrade to the 99 Intake manifold, and I am hoping to find a black painted one, but we will see.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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I am getting one of those, but black. I have that ugly khaki color on my 96 Jeep GC, and I dont think the red would match it very well. I am also doing the upgrade to the 99 Intake manifold, and I am hoping to find a black painted one, but we will see.
That is nice. I'm going to be painting (plasti-dipping) my ZJ matte black so I feel the red would go well with that. Otherwise red and forest green would be a big no no!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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You should paint it a bright color so you can see oil leaks easier. Mopar blue or orange look great. Red looks good too.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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I blacked mine out....

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...I Jus use the dirt to tell me where the me fluid comes from(knock on wood)! It's on the trails so much I would have to detail it as much as I mow the lawn.......which is a lot in Florida....
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When I pulled my head, I painted it red and did a little matching paint and accessories under the hood.
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Red looks neat:



But I'm on a blacked out kick right now:



Polishing the AC compressor and lines... Still not done:



Close up of the sparkly unicorn blood black:

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If/when I have to change engines, my new one will have a Chrysler red block and head, and black wrinkle valve cover. Polished intake would be nice but probably not gonna happen.
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If/when I have to change engines, my new one will have a Chrysler red block and head, and black wrinkle valve cover. Polished intake would be nice but probably not gonna happen.
Heres mine. Not polished but looks nearly the same
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And when its in. I got that red spaghetti
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Is that like a silver engine paint?
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Somethin like that. I left it in the shop and when I came back she sparkled haha. It seems to hold up to the heat so far
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