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Unread 03-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #766
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I used 7 cans just on my hood alone.

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Unread 03-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #767
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Mike stop into tractor supply and get some Valscar tractor paint in which ever color you paint, I bought a gallon of black. Then get an el-cheapo paint gun (TSC or Walmart). It will work out alot cheaper than buying cans and I found that paint is very forgiving and doesn't create a lot of runs.
I'v thought about doing that. I actually have a pretty decent craftsman spray gun (well I think it's pretty decent but I haven't ever used it). It can't be much worse than a el-cheapo spray gun from Walmart right?

Do you remember what a gallon of black cost you Mike?
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Unread 03-18-2011, 07:38 PM   #768
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I use some much paint on my stuff its insane. I think buying it in bulk(Gallons) and a sprayer would save me ALOT of money.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:00 PM   #769
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I don't remember, I want to say like $30 but I could be completely wrong. I want to say you could even get away with a qaurt because I had a ton left over. Get some thinner too so you can thin it out to spray. I used either a 50/50 or 25/75 ratio of thinner to paint. I use it on pretty much all the cages and crap I build now. They sell it by the can as well to make touch ups and painting the underside of stuff easy if the gun can't get to it.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #770
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #771
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I don't remember, I want to say like $30 but I could be completely wrong. I want to say you could even get away with a qaurt because I had a ton left over. Get some thinner too so you can thin it out to spray. I used either a 50/50 or 25/75 ratio of thinner to paint. I use it on pretty much all the cages and crap I build now. They sell it by the can as well to make touch ups and painting the underside of stuff easy if the gun can't get to it.
Okay. I'm going to look into it. Do you know if they sell satin black? or is just gloss?

I don't think my cage would look bad in gloss but I want my corners and stuff to match the bumpers, rockers, and flares that are already satin black. I figured the cage would look good in satin black too.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #772
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Yeah they have tons of colors.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 08:57 PM   #773
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Yeah they have tons of colors.
Thanks Mike. I'll have to go shopping soon for painting supplies.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #774
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Remember, that girl doesn't come with the bulk buy of paint.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #775
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Nice build, I enjoyed the read and I will be crawling the thread. You have me thinking, along with everyone else about learning to weld You're pretty close too (live in Northern VA and grew up in Harford County, MD), maybe have you help me out with a mod I wanna do to mine and teach me in the process. Keep it up man!
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Unread 03-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #776
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Sorry for the lack of updates and pictures the last few days guys. Had some family issues come up over the weekend but all is good now. I have been getting some work done on the jeep and spent today getting some stuff finished.

A-pillar tie-ins are done





I'm going to flip the sandwich plate bolts around during final installation so they are not as vulnerable to the rock.


Passenger side



Removed the tailgate and started mocking up the armor and installing nutserts, drilling holes, ect.





Looks like I'll need to trim some more of the tub for my LED tail lights to fit again.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 06:16 PM   #777
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Nice man, its coming together, you still down for Big dogs at the end of April?
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Unread 03-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #778
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Also made the harness bars for the shoulder harnesses.




The Corbeau 4 point harnesses are universal fit for many vehicles and once I started mocking them up I realized there was going to be a issue with the length of the shoulder belts. They are designed to be long enough so that anyone installing these belts into their car can bolt the harness down to the C-pillar or rear deck behind the back seat. The way Corbeau stitches the harness to the 3 bar slide gives you very limited adjustability and the length just wasn't going to work for my application. So looking around I came up with a solution.

Here is the belt before modification. The belt goes through the 3 bar slide, through the mounting point and then is stitched to the 3 bar slide. This only allows you to have super long shoulder belts or long shoulder belts



Now, I looked at how the majority of racing harnesses are done and read Billavista's tech article on harnesses and decided I can easily convert this harness into a wrap around with a 3 bar slide that would better suit my needs (short shoulder belts mounted directly behind the seats)

Cut the loop off that's stitched to the 3 bar slide and singe the end of the belt to keep it from fraying.


Belt goes up and over the middle bar and back down through the 3 bar slide.


I'll use the bolt on piece for now but this is where it will wrap around my harness bar. So around the bar and then back up and through the 3 bar slide


Then back down through the 3 bar slide


Then the wrap back over the 3 bar slide and tucked back through it.


Then pulled tight. This is how it should look. From my reading I found that it is also important to keep the 3 bar slide as close to the harness bar as possible. This allows complete adjustability of the harness and now I can use it the way I planned to mount it in the first place.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #779
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Nice man, its coming together, you still down for Big dogs at the end of April?
Possibly, I can't say for sure yet. Are you still thinking about doing the Crozet run?

I'm thinking that I'm going to try and wrap up the cage tomorrow, paint everything wednesday and then get the Jeep back into wheeling shape by this weekend. I know I'm not going to be able to complete my list of everything but I just want to get the cage done now and the Jeep back together. I'm starting to feel like I have too many little projects going all at the same time and I really just need to finish the one I started first (the cage) and the armor. I can knock out the rest another time and maybe after some wheeling lol. I'm starting to get that itch
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Unread 03-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #780
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So nice!
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