I don't know much about the POR but is it kinda like powdercoating? I am thinking it has a durable finish like powdercoat does or is this completely different from that. I know alot of people put it on there cars when restoring them. Does this just last alot longer?
Removed some of the seam sealer around the inner firewall of the truck. I found RUST forming at the TOP of the firewall/cowl/a-pillar seam. I almost left this area alone since it appeared rust free. If you blame the clutch master for allowing water in, you should remove the seam sealer in that corner as well.
Inside the rear frame rail:
Inner the frame rail, floor pan will cover this: (yeah, I know its dusty)
Then a lot of sanding and two coats of Chassis Black:
Removed the stock door striker backing plate assembly. I quickly gave up on using the Dremel and just drilled the spot welds:
Also picked up a 22 gallon Dakota OBDI fuel tank, should be almost bolt in with the 99 XJ pump and sender:
Once the body shop gets a freaking horse carriage out of shop the truck will go in for rust removal and floors, followed by paint
Having not done much to the truck lately I decided to start working on a project I have been putting off, mostly due to the fact I didn't know what to do. A few year ago I picked up a set of 5 TJ Rubi Moab wheels, for CHEAP. These things were trashed. They looked like the previous owner sprayed acid on them and let it sit for 3 weeks. My initial plan was to shoot them with some silver wheel paint..... but, I decided to try and see if I could save one of the wheels.
Sandblasted with used 40/60 Black Diamond
Even after blasting the wheel, the finish was very irregular
I attacked the wheel with sand paper. 80, 120, 180, 400, 1500 then 2000 wet sanding. Quick polish with harbor freight white and red bars and some Mothers Mag polish
My plan is to polish the flat face of the spokes and bead then use a finer media to texture the inner edges and lips. Clean it up real good then shoot with clear. Comanche is going to get some *bling*
About two weeks ago the body shop had the floors completely done along with the 97+ firewall modifications (holes plugged, holes fitted for plugs, and the AC box opening) and 97+ dash support brackets. No pictures I will say it looks factory. He is starting on the rockers and cab corners.
I also picked up a used TJ Rubicon rear locker/lsd. It was cheaper than the Detroit I was looking at and only has around 30k miles on it. These will bolt right in a stock Jeep D44 with the exception of drilling a hole for the air supply and notching a bearing for the air line.