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post #136 of 347 Old 04-16-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and next order of opperations:

1.) paint floors
2.) finish edges of fiberglass top
3.) glue in channel bracing
4.) make mounting plates for roll bar (will have local shop bend bar for me)
5.) attach overlap to inside of top
6.) finish seals
7.) paint top
8.) have roll bar bent


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post #137 of 347 Old 04-17-2011, 12:12 AM
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is the roll bar going to be an inside or exo style?

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post #138 of 347 Old 04-17-2011, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Inside, its going to directly connect both b pillars, and help support the roof a little, prob have some padding on the top, for when it starts snowing again

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post #139 of 347 Old 04-18-2011, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Havent got much done in the last two days, folded the sheetmetal around the opening and prepped it for paint. Finished the passanger side floors but I need to give the drivers side some attention as well .

floors done


Rot on drivers side



Sniped



Bending it over (like my improve?, worked VERY well)



Finished edge



Test fit


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post #140 of 347 Old 04-19-2011, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bought quite a few matrials today.

Got some knobs that hold the spares in the back of grand cherokees (which will hold the two tops together)

Bead seals (off the hatches of 3rd gen Grand caravans) which will be for the seprate t top pieces, where they meet.

3M door bead glue, industrial metal adhesive.

All I need now is some choice latches to hold the compounded top onto the roof, those are quite expensive (28 bucks a latch, I need 8!!!)

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post #141 of 347 Old 04-19-2011, 05:19 PM
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Still not THAT bad of an overall price even though the latches are a bit pricey, right? WELL worth it.


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post #142 of 347 Old 04-19-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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It would be the biggest expenditure in the whole project :haha:

Every time I work on this project it gets easier and simpler, first time thats ever happend!!!

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post #143 of 347 Old 04-20-2011, 06:43 AM
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SWEET! I wish I had the balls to cut a hole in my roof.

edit: find a big piece of glass for the front and use that bed cover for the rear, jurassic park style. but it looks great

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post #144 of 347 Old 04-20-2011, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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SWEET! I wish I had the balls to cut a hole in my roof.

edit: find a big piece of glass for the front and use that bed cover for the rear, jurassic park style. but it looks great
I want to work this top out first then will come the soft top and a lexan top eventually. Prob wont do a camper top.

(TTM I should have done the lexan first cause it would have been easiest)

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Removeable Lexan top would be SWEET! THAT's what I want to see. Where do you get a piece that big? I know nothing about it.


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post #146 of 347 Old 04-20-2011, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Removeable Lexan top would be SWEET! THAT's what I want to see. Where do you get a piece that big? I know nothing about it.
Lowes bro! Theyll sell me a 4x8 sheet (but I believe they also charge by the foot )


I know you guys arent too interested in floors but thats all ive been doing lately lol.

I'm going to finish up the floors by friday, and have the B pillar reenforcements done (nothing too exciting just some plating)

This week is all floor next week will be ALL ROOF. Fortunatly/unfortunatly I wont be going to tennesse to see my girlfriend. Mixed blessing, need to get this done.

I'll upload some pics of some of the junk I bought tonight

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post #147 of 347 Old 04-20-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a new dog for this fight, its called Peel and Seal, a roofing sealer tape roll. I'm going to use it around the C-channels, should give them a trick look and deaden some sound.

15 bucks for 13 square feet!!!

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post #148 of 347 Old 04-22-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Got my floors finished, started working on the top a little, wanted to test for strength, didnt even budge!

Final seal fit.


Testing seal compression


Started fiber-glassing the top


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post #149 of 347 Old 04-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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NICE!!!!

Great job on the floors. Did you happen to the video I made of my front end noise? If not, go to my build thread, watch it and let me know if you have any ideas.


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ok, a project this cool can NOT go 5 days with no updates. What's up?


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