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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:54 AM   #196
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but it is near impossible to touch up or paint to match since it's a difficult and rare paint.
This. I fear trying to color match my Chili Pepper Pearl. Would have been so much easier to get a white or black TJ..........

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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 03-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #197
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As for the aluminum full corners..... You can go **** yourself.

Seriously though, I have the Savvy bumper and have been wracking my brain over the idea of getting the Savvy full corners haha.... after all, it's only money.
hahaha! Yeah man with the amount of rust that we see out here in IL, there's no other way I would go other then Aluminum or high density plastic (MCE) And I also don't have to worry about painting the insides of these corners
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Unread 03-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #198
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This. I fear trying to color match my Chili Pepper Pearl. Would have been so much easier to get a white or black TJ..........
But wouldn't have been as cool as having a unique and badass colored jeep
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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #199
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But wouldn't have been as cool as having a unique and badass colored jeep
Exactly man. And you did a great job on the MCEs considering the challenge of the color and the fact that they were plastic.

/hijack. Sorry kenny haha
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Unread 03-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #200
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But wouldn't have been as cool as having a unique and badass colored jeep
^ 100%

And yea, I don't have much salt to deal with but I do take my rig everywhere. To date she's been across about 40% of the US states through all 4 seasons in one place or another. Colorado Winters, Texas Summers, dust storms, blizzards, hurricanes, hail, tornadoes, floods. She's seen a lot lol, so the paint takes a bit of a beating.

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Exactly man. And you did a great job on the MCEs considering the challenge of the color and the fact that they were plastic.

/hijack. Sorry kenny haha
Not at all haha, this thread is here for a reason so feel free to converse among yourselves.

I would have tried color matching my armor etc. but I've honestly not got much experience painting and I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I'd nitpick it constantly until I finally gave up and took it to a professional shop somewhere. I'm sure one of these days I'll get ballsy enough to get my own spray gun and go at it, but until then it's just ona them thangs!
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Unread 03-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #201
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Oh and just for ****s and gigs.... took a few pictures of the Jeep today, kinda liking this one. New favorite me thinks.

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Unread 03-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #202
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Quick tease. Did some solo wheeling today (which I don't normally do) to scope out an area for my buddy and I to have some fun at on Wednesday. Expect a bunch of pictures by then.

This is a site that was excavated about 5 years ago in South Louisiana in preparation of it becoming a shopping mall of sorts. There are some rather massive mounds of dirt (that have since eroded considerably, and the clay has hardened making it all one giant solid rocky playground.) Anyhow, they lost funding shortly after excavation most of the dirt and leveling the property, so it just sits open, empty, and abandoned in BFE. There's no posted signs and on one occasion I even had an office stop by to just make sure everything was okay. He subsequently informed me that unless the owners of the property post trespassing signs/phone in regarding people trespassing on the property, that it was free reign and I was welcome to have all the fun I wanted.

That was back in 09, and it still sits unchanged excepting that it's been further eroded by weather etc. Anyhow, it'll be interesting to see how my buddies brand new stock 2012 JKU does out here on Wednesday

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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

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Unread 04-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #203
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Unrelated to my build directly, but I may be adding a new Jeep to the family. I stumbled upon a 1991 YJ with 168k miles today.

It's not perfect but it's in OKAY shape assuming it runs and drives (didn't talk to anyone today, will tomorrow though). When I saw it I thought of my Dad. He's a 64 year old Vietnam Veteran, and he's the sole reason I got into the "Jeep Thing" with my very first vehicle purchase. Back in the early 70s he had his first Jeep which was a '59 CJ-5 paired with a 283 and a Borg Warner 3spd. He always talks about how awesome it was, it had pipes coming out under the doors. It was an ugly baby **** green and had red leather seats out of a Trans-Am, but he loved it. He got rid of it, but not for long as a few years later he picked up a brand new CJ-7 that he had for a number of years until he sold it. At the time he had an Iroc-Z and a Motorcycle as well as a few other toys and he simply couldn't move cross country with all of them. To this day he always talks about his Jeeps, and though he doesn't have a real Jeep, he's still very biased to the brand. He's had 3 Liberty's and loved them, but he's been talking about getting a second car for around town.

He's talked on and off about an econo-box but I had the discussion with him today, that as many miles he drives, that the cost of an econo-box would MORE than offset what he saves in gas, and he'd end up spending more money in the long run. On the other hand, I have difficulty imagining he wouldn't absolutely LOVE having a topless, door-less Jeep to cruise around in on nice days.

As for the YJ, the guy has 4000 stamped on the windshield in front of his business (not a car lot), which is WAY steep considering the condition. Paint is covered in rock chips, interior is shoddy at best, but under the hood looks fairly clean and overall there's no body damage/rust. Frame is solid/clean as well. Am thinking I may through 1500 his way and see if he's willing to bite. According to NADA it's worth 1870. KBB says it's worth 2100. I don't intend on going higher than 2k with my potential offer, but if I can snag it for that or less, I very well may (assuming it runs and drives, if not then I may be able to get it for even less.)

Sure it doesn't have circular headlights, but if it can help someone that I've always deemed to be my hero, grin from ear to ear, then it seems more than worth the money.

Unless of course someone has a running/driving 5 or 7 in South Louisiana they're willing to let go for 2k.... lol

Anyhow, feel free to leave your input/questions on this potential idea/purchase.

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Unread 04-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #204
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I like Yj's personally and if you have an emotional tie to them I say go for it. I wouldn't ever pay for one though.
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Unread 04-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #205
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I like Yj's personally and if you have an emotional tie to them I say go for it. I wouldn't ever pay for one though.
No worries there, and personally there's not an emotional tie to YJs so much as Jeeps in general. His Jeeps were CJs so a YJ only slightly fits the mold. That said, I went and spoke with the guy today. He wouldn't budge from the 4k asking price so it basically resulted in me laughing and wishing him luck. No wonder it's been sittin' out there for so long.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #206
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Fun looking playground they built for you guys lol.. just be careful wheeling unmarked terrain, you never know if there's nails, rebar, or anything else left behind from those construction dudes. At least it's free reign and I have a hard time seeing the owners getting upset about it, otherwise they would have fenced it off and/or posted signs.

Be sure to post up some pics!
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Unread 04-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #207
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Fun looking playground they built for you guys lol.. just be careful wheeling unmarked terrain, you never know if there's nails, rebar, or anything else left behind from those construction dudes. At least it's free reign and I have a hard time seeing the owners getting upset about it, otherwise they would have fenced it off and/or posted signs.

Be sure to post up some pics!
We were gonna wheel it today but.... 5 inches of rain over the last 48 hours put a damper on that. The area is so beyond saturated atm that it'd be entirely hopeless to try and get him through any of it. We plan to hit it up Friday though, again weather pending.... Either way, the wheeling bug has been itching for a bit too long at this stage. I just hope that by Friday it's dry enough for me to get some decent crawling in lol

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[QUOTE=GraKee99;10375372]Driving on snow is a lot like sex, it's a lot of fun but if you don't pay attention, you can really mess up someone's rear end.[/QUOTE]

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Unread 04-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #208
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Woah. Where is that abandoned construction site? I would love to explore that
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Unread 04-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #209
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Woah. Where is that abandoned construction site? I would love to explore that
You're welcome to Join us Friday. I'll post up tomorrow after checking the site out to make sure it's dry enough for wheeling. Send me a PM for details or just add me on facebook @ www.facebook.com/Kennyboobear

I'd post the location on here but, while I realize it's not really much of a secret, I'd rather keep the exact location as much on the hush hush as I can to make keep hoards of people from flocking there, doing something stupid, and getting it all shut down. (59th and Douglas back in Oklahoma City was a perfect example of ^ happening ) When I am 100% relocated to the West Coast (meaning once my Jeep is permanently in California) I'll post away, but until then, I need somewhere to wheel around here that ISN'T just a mud hole lol

But for ****s and gigs, another photo from the other day....



Again, since I was alone I didn't push my limits too much so I don't have a whole lot of photographic materials of the area.... yet.
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Well ill be in Alabama Friday so I can't this time. But I was just looking for a general location to see the distance from BR. And I just sent you a friend request
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