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post #361 of 959 Old 04-25-2013, 05:21 PM
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Lacking of pics lately, so here:

Still have more prep to do Saturday morning, but it's getting there.
Are you stripping the paint off first?

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post #362 of 959 Old 04-25-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Are you stripping the paint off first?
Not all the way. The parts I took to bare metal had rust.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

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Not all the way. The parts I took to bare metal had rust.
Can't wait to see the finished product
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Need to take care of the two rust spots on the opposite side and the hood tomorrow early AM (like 7 or 8), then prime those areas.

Since I'm rolling it on I don't think I am going to completely tape up the windows and such like I normally would, just 2" masking tape on the weatherstrip flared outwards to enjoy no drippage onto the windows, though I haven't decided yet.

Also need to take the roof cross members off and the hi-lift + mount.

If all goes well I should be painting by 2pm saturday at the latest. If I get delayed I will paint morning/afternoon.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
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post #365 of 959 Old 04-27-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Pic heavy.

Dis assembly:







Girlfriend helping tape up the windows:


Hood sanded:



Hood primed:



Rear quarters had to be fixed:






Unfortunately the paint won't be here til Monday, which means paint won't happen til next weekend.

Still fixing as much of the body as I can. Just got done sanding the roof.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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Pic heavy.

Dis assembly:

Girlfriend helping tape up the windows:

Hood sanded:

Hood primed:

Rear quarters had to be fixed:

Unfortunately the paint won't be here til Monday, which means paint won't happen til next weekend.

Still fixing as much of the body as I can. Just got done sanding the roof.
What are you sanding with
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post #367 of 959 Old 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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****s gettin real brother .. This is going to come out good, I can tell!

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post #368 of 959 Old 04-27-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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What are you sanding with
Dual action sander. 120grit sandpaper.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

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'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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Cut holes in the hood for dual vents also.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

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'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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Whole XJ is primed and taped off, since they're calling for rain I put the tarp over it so I don't have to re-tape it off later.



Holes for vents, I have mesh to go behind the holes then these will go over the holes when I get them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160912086049...84.m1497.l2649

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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man your hittin this full force.. Cant wait to see it done!!

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post #372 of 959 Old 04-30-2013, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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man your hittin this full force.. Cant wait to see it done!!
This is honestly the first time I went about fixing the body the right way (besides the doors). I knew how to do it but never had to time nor the desire to fix a rig up to great shape.

Last night I fixed the four holes in the bottom of my header panel (along with the cracks on the left side) as you can see in this pic:



Painting starts tomorrow morning. Will post pics along the way.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #373 of 959 Old 04-30-2013, 09:40 AM
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Ill be checking in tomorrow morning. Good work so far. Hopefully rust will never be an issue for you again.

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post #374 of 959 Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 AM
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This is honestly the first time I went about fixing the body the right way (besides the doors). I knew how to do it but never had to time nor the desire to fix a rig up to great shape.

Last night I fixed the four holes in the bottom of my header panel (along with the cracks on the left side) as you can see in this pic:

Painting starts tomorrow morning. Will post pics along the way.
I can't wait to see it. Your gonna be my guinea pig. If I like yours ill be doing this this summer. Make sure to take lots of good pictures
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post #375 of 959 Old 04-30-2013, 10:05 AM
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This is honestly the first time I went about fixing the body the right way (besides the doors). I knew how to do it but never had to time nor the desire to fix a rig up to great shape.

Last night I fixed the four holes in the bottom of my header panel (along with the cracks on the left side) as you can see in this pic:

Painting starts tomorrow morning. Will post pics along the way.
Depending on how this goes for you, I may have to do something like this at the end of the summer. It sure beats the hell out of a factory color in a rattle can.

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