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post #121 of 289 Old 02-21-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ready to wheel guys!


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post #122 of 289 Old 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM
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post #123 of 289 Old 02-22-2012, 07:34 AM
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I love the shelving you used as a shovel/axe/extinguisher rack. How exactly did you bolt those in?? I wanna do them!

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post #124 of 289 Old 02-22-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I love the shelving you used as a shovel/axe/extinguisher rack. How exactly did you bolt those in?? I wanna do them!
Pipe clamps, lowes or Home Depot carries them. :


Well i made some really good progress on the JCR DIY rear bumper:

A few of the bent up pieces





Tacking it all together:




Welding it up:






So I'm just about done with the bumper. It needs some final grinding, but it came out really nice. JCR puts together a nice product. My plan is to use Al's Liner on my bumpers for some extra protection. It's cheap, and I've heard good things about it.

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post #125 of 289 Old 02-23-2012, 11:05 AM
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looks good bro

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post #126 of 289 Old 02-23-2012, 05:39 PM
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Looking great your welding is looking better.

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post #127 of 289 Old 02-24-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Looking great your welding is looking better.
Thanks! Lots and lots of time behind the mask makes for big improvements.

Tonight had a couple more things checked off the list. Mounted up the CB before i head out wheeling this weekend.







I've got a small list of other things to do too. Should be throwing some Al's Liner on the bumpers tonight if we get that far, if not, tomorrow.

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post #128 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 12:10 AM
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What mount did you use

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post #129 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 12:16 AM
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What mount did you use
x2

i'll be throwing a cb in eventually

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post #130 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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I started making a mount out of metal, and was going to use the visor clip mounts to attach it. I wasn't happy with that since it sat too low and was in the way of the rearview mirror. The solution was to slide a piece of wood nearly the same width as the two visor clips behind the headliner, then to screw the CB mount into this piece. It sandwiches the headliner between the mount and wood, and since there's fasteners holding the headliner right in that area, it's actually pretty rigid.



So setting up for Al's liner, read the instructions and felt pretty lost. There was no real callout for pressure, spray settings, setup conditions... Everything i researched and read said people had great success, so i figured it really could not be that complicated...But that was far from true.



Setup a booth for spraying... This whole experience was a total nightmare. The "primer" that comes with it was in a spray bottle, but it didn't mist, it basically shot in jets, so the primer was uneven and heavy. This also left everything unbelievably sticky, so the plastic stuck to our shoes and made the whole situation just crazy. The booth basically came down in no time between it sticking to the air hose, our shoes...everything, and the blasts of air through the gun. Then there was the fumes, the blasting overspray...wow, it was quite an event. Between it being 3am, feeling high as ****, and having what looks like a tornado that came through the garage, i can't decide if im pissed or what...It was a serious let down in overall madness and application, but here's the outcome:







This stuff tracked everywhere in the garage from our shoes, basically made our lives hell while trying to get it to cover the way we wanted it to. You can't tip the gun on it's side because it's not a sealed hopper which is a terrible design IMO. ... But i have to say between the fumes and the ridiculousness of the situation as we tromped around sticking to everying, i can't remember laughing so hard in my life. Some times you just have to laugh at such failure. I really hope that it holds up as well as they say it does...

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post #131 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 11:57 AM
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... But i have to say between the fumes and the ridiculousness of the situation as we tromped around sticking to everying, i can't remember laughing so hard in my life. Some times you just have to laugh at such failure. I really hope that it holds up as well as they say it does...
Those must have been some really good paint fumes.

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post #132 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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Big fan of your XJ and your work. Keep the posts coming. Newbie here and looking for ideas and motivation. I really like your cage in the rear window...gonna add that to my list of things to do.

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Nice work on the bumpers, but I have to say my favorite part of the build so far is the shovel and axe mount idea... Any chance I could get you to take a couple more close-up pics of the mounting? Are the conduit straps just screwed into the plastic? How "stable" are those shelving plates once they're mounted.... Zombies have retard strength ya know.....

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post #134 of 289 Old 02-25-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Nice work on the bumpers, but I have to say my favorite part of the build so far is the shovel and axe mount idea... Any chance I could get you to take a couple more close-up pics of the mounting? Are the conduit straps just screwed into the plastic? How "stable" are those shelving plates once they're mounted.... Zombies have retard strength ya know.....

The original intent was to lag down the screws into the metal behind the plastic, but i didn't want to punch through the side of the jeep. I made the cage dimensions just right so that it would tightly fit i into the plastic frame around the window, so the clamps aren't holding all that much load, just holding it in place. I pressed the cage in as hard as i could to pretension/wedge, then anchored it down into the plastic. Granted it won't ward off a full zombie assault, but it will buy me time to retrieve the Mossberg 500

I'll try and nab some more details pics later

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post #135 of 289 Old 02-26-2012, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Got the steering brace from JCR installed , and the old POS one out. I was surprised to find it not crushed to bits like some peoples.




Also got my bumpers mounted. I'll get a few more pictures tomorrow :






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