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Unread 03-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #91
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for paint try a farm equipment paint its usually pretty tough

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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 03-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #92
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I will probably use the same black Hammerite ("flat", not the "hammered" look) I used on the diff cover. Hammerite has proven to be very strong, resists rust, has sort-of-clearcoat look on it too. Considering the tubes, rockers and plated area behind rear tires is all meant to take some beating, I like the paint to also be somewhat scratch- resistant and easy to touch up.

I used blue Hammerite on my T&T Customs long arms and bellyskid when they were on the XJ. After two years of hard wheeling and two winters on salty roads, they hardly showed any signs of use

edit: Those farm equipment paints could work too, although most I've seen sold around here are two component paints, so they're not as easy-to-use as Hammerite.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #93
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WOW. Nice rig!

How much salt do they use of there? I thought the US was bad...
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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #94
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ok what about por 15 yea its pricey but tough as hell
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 03-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #95
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WOW. Nice rig!

How much salt do they use of there? I thought the US was bad...
Thanks! Not as much salt is used here as over there in the States, but way too much anyways. Ie. they sometimes spray hot-water based salt liquid onto dry roads to prevent freezing. That's what I call job well done

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ok what about por 15 yea its pricey but tough as hell
Not sold here, and I prefer the smooth finish. Black hammerite is very close in colour to the colour the Jeep is, it's smooth and shiny so it's easy to clean and touch up the flat black I had there looked good, but was a major pain to get clean, and it rusted through. Not good
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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Unread 03-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #96
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ok just an idea, i hate rust wit a passion too
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 03-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #97
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Not been wheeling with him or never been toyota guy... but swapped to jeep

And what comes for that painting... those timos old xj long arms are still in nice blue color... some scrapes of course, but otherwise that hammertite paint is holding damn well.
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Unread 03-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #98
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Got the downpipes, connecting y-pipe and a flexjoint welded on today. 2" downpipes, 2.5" from connection back. Muffler will be a 3" Flowmaster Delta 50 is a mentioned earlier.

Gotta say this was backbreaking job that I will not want to do again very soon. Re- attaching the passenger side cylinder bank downpipe to the manifold was a PITA. I couldn't even do it alone, needed an extra pair of hands

I'll post pictures of the new exhaust pipe with slightly modified routing from stock when I get the cat and muffler installed (hopefully next week if the muffler arrives).. My back and neck are burning after the workout under the Jeep
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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Unread 04-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #99
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Front axle is finished as far as possible for now; got it painted once, gonna do a second layer tomorrow (tubes silver, inner C's and pumpkin black). After that I'll replace the ball joints (XJ uppers, WJ lowers) so I can bolt in the WJ knuckles and OTK steering linkage. Will be using WJ TREs instead of chevy 1-tons so I won't have clearance issues running 15" wheels. It's gonna be tight a tight fit anyway with the big brakes and OTK steering.





..using a paintbrush and thick paint leads to ugly results I relocated the lower shock mounts a little lower than stock so I can run longer shocks (planning on Bilstein 5150s 10" or 12" travel). Holes drilled for 5/8" (16mm) shock eyes.




I test- fitted the front axle two days ago; no serious clearance issues with the HP D30 and 1.75" lift. Pinion and yoke would've hit the stock driver's side downpipe at full bump, but I re-routed it so I'll have ~1" clearance.

However, I have a little too much uptravel so I will be adding these; I drilled and tapped the coil buckets for 10mm bolts:



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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Front axle got a second coating of Hammerite silver, and Hammerite black. I'll paint the inner-c's after the balljoints are changed.




I did some experimenting with colours on the rockers/ tubes; I tried both glossy silver and black (same paint that I used on the axles). Silver seems a little odd, although it sort of looks good on the other hand. Black always works, but feels a little boring. I thought about using glossy dark green, or candy red. Whatever the colour will be, I'll be painting the lower quarter panels, tube fenders (also the horizontal parts), rockers, and front & rear bumper tubes. I'll leave the front skid plate and gas tank skid black, although repainted with glossy black.

Thoughts? Any ideas for a colour scheme?





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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Unread 04-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #101
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I think the red would be awesome, if you do paint your control arms and axles red also
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[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 04-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #102
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I really deep burgundy red would be pretty metal.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #103
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I think the red would be awesome, if you do paint your control arms and axles red also
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A really deep burgundy red would be pretty metal.
Burgundy or candy red has been my number one choise as well - and the wife thinks the same too the only problem is, that colour is kinda hard to keep in good shape. Touch-up basically involves grinding, painting and clear coating every time. But, I gotta look into that anyway. Graphite grey and deep glossy red looks pretty damn good IMO
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1990 XJ Limited (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, ***rolled and totalled @ 165k miles***

***Under construction***
1990 XJ (4-door), 4.0 I6, AW4, NP242, PBR 42" tires, Unimog 404 portal axles, 110" WB, full cage + uniframe completely rebuilt, front 3-link + panhard / double triangulated 4-link rear,... ***SOLD***
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Unread 04-09-2012, 05:42 AM   #104
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Tested moss green metallic, I actually like this a lot. I gotta go buy can of dark red metallic, on the other hand I'd like to try Jeep "Chili red". I'll post pics of the red version as well. After this, I do know both silver and black are out-of-the-question


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Unread 04-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #105
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Timo is yelling some "please pimp my ride" thing around town now, im not friend of any fancy colors but that green looks good, maybe you should paint whole jeep with it
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