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post #16 of 92 Old 02-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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looks like good progress
it looks like you have a nice place to work on it in school
what school is it?

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post #17 of 92 Old 02-16-2012, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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yes it is a very nice shop, it is a school. I go to Wyotech in Blairesville, PA. Wish I had one this nice back home haha

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post #18 of 92 Old 02-16-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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been mostly working on the rust repair today, here are some pictures. Could not find a decent welder here at school so the welds are a little rough.
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post #19 of 92 Old 02-16-2012, 02:59 PM
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Why not just cut and fold the rear quarters instead of patching

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post #20 of 92 Old 02-16-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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for now I'm just restoring it back to stock look, when I upgrade tire size I might consider that but for now I'm just looking for a more factory appearance.

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post #21 of 92 Old 02-19-2012, 04:20 PM
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oh man your not far from me at school then, like an hour or so.
friend of mine went for diesel mechanics there
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post #22 of 92 Old 02-20-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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paint began being laid down today! lots of compliments on the color. Tomorrow the whole jeep goes in for paint. Here are some teaser pics
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post #23 of 92 Old 02-20-2012, 06:32 PM
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nice

its a rusty one

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post #24 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 12:24 AM
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Looking nice! How do you plan to paint the door jams with the doors in place. Also why didnt you take off the door handles or rear bumper?
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post #25 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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the main reason for not removing the handles or rear bumper is actually just time constraints. I have to have the jeep done and out of the shop by Thursday since that will be the end of this phase, (aka almost like a semester here) I have been pulling double shifts of class (550am-7pm) for a week just to get to this point I'm at. As for the door jams I masked them off with the doors on, future plans for the jeep are to actually restore the interior meaning mainly the floor. I am going to bed line the floor and at that time I will be changing the door jam color, as for right now however the biggest concern was fixing all the rust and getting it painted.

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post #26 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 08:39 AM
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looks sweet.. cant wait to see it done
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post #27 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 11:36 AM
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The paint looks great! Love the color. Looking forward to seeing it all done.

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post #28 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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paint went on today! Turned out better than I expected. Going to let it cure overnight and start reassembling it tomorrow!
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post #29 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 05:04 PM
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That looks awesome! Are you leaving the bumpers black?

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post #30 of 92 Old 02-21-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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yes the bumpers are going to stay black, along with the fender flares. for now i'm going with stock flares up front, and pre-97 bumper end caps, and rear flares painted black. These will get me by until i can afford my flat-fender bushwackers. I think the black and orange will look awesome together.

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