Looking great so far. How much did you invest into the paint? What do you plan to do for wheels and tires?
haha the paint was probably by far the most expensive thing i did to it.. i was estimating roughly around $850 to get it painted decently (for Maaco has a scale of 1-5; 1 being cheapest, 5 being factory quality) I was thinkin of goin for a 3... not gonna happen. Apparently Maaco counts a 2Dr jeep to be in the same category as a Hummer, so I got charged the "Truck" price instead of the "car" price. I settled for a stage 2 paintjob at $1250
What did you do to yours before sending it to Maaco? In the pictures the paint looks pretty good, but I have heard horror stories about maaco. I am not looking to get a showroom finish, but I also don't want it to look like someone rolled the paint on.
I did all the bodywork on it, and did all the taping. (granted the cargo windows were out at the time so i didnt have to tape those up) I think most of the horror stories about Maaco are people who get the cheapest paintjob and expect factory quality.. which just isnt gonna happen. Otherwise I was quite happy with the paintjob although it cost me $1250...
your jeeps looking so clean with that paint job and good job on the bumper it looks great!
haha thanks man, that was the first time i ever actually welded anything cuz i had to cut the brackets off and weld them vertical. no way im payin like $300 for a basic tube-bumper when i could make something unique for free
Those ones are terrible. The fact they are black inside makes them useless at night. No reflector it's like holding a flashlight out the window. If you drive the jeep at night id advise you stay away from then. I did the conversion on mine with those housings just the chrome inside like they should be. I went with a set of 6K H4 HID lights. Real HID kit not the BS $20 bulbs. It's night and day it's so nice to drive it at night now.