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Unread 10-09-2008, 03:49 PM   #16
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Awesome work.

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Unread 10-09-2008, 04:02 PM   #17
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That is too cool man. Its always nice to see someone do something different from the norm. I wish I had the tools to do fab work. Great job.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #18
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i love it. wish i could afford to do mine like that. props man
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Unread 10-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #19
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I'm not gonna lie. I don't care for the camoflage or the fenders really. That said, the work you did looks extremely well done and professional. It looks like it came from the factory. So...
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Unread 10-09-2008, 08:44 PM   #20
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lots of hard work

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How did you do the fenders? Did you start with the stockers and cut them up or did you start from scratch. Can you make me a set.
The fenders were fabed from the original fenders. In fact they never even came off the jeep. If you go to the second photobucket link there are 5 pages of photos, alot showing the fabrication of the hood scoop, front and rear fenders. I could make ones like mine but I would have to charge as much or more than comericaly available ones. I didnt know there were willys style fenders available till this morning when I looked at tatooweenys miltary jeep thread. Regardless, I still would have made my own, (because I can) but mainly because I am flipin' broke, and I did the entire conversion (paint and all) for less than the cost of a pair of "comercial" flat fenders.
There are more mods planed but for now that will have to do. feel free to ask any questions, I had alot of fun doing this.
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Unread 10-10-2008, 07:48 PM   #21
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I'm not gonna lie. I don't care for the camoflage or the fenders really. That said, the work you did looks extremely well done and professional. It looks like it came from the factory. So...
THANKS! I really appreciate all the positive comments, the above complement is great. I myself think that camo jeeps are overdone, but I have never seen a digital camo vehicle. I was going for the "if willys still made jeeps for the military" look. I take allot of pride in this and all of the other jeeps I have had.
I feel it is one thing to order several thousand dollars worth of stuff from a catalogue and bolt them up. It is something else entirely to cut, bend, form, weld, and paint metal. I am a firm believer in “real jeeps are built not bought” I have owned many jeeps, from a 46 CJ2A with a V6 to a scrambler with a V8, to my current wrangler.

If you would like to se some of my other jeeps you can check out the slideshow on my MYSPACE page. Look up "Crusty Old Curmudgeon"
thanks again for all the positve comments.
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Unread 10-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #22
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very original...and the intake is awesome
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Unread 10-10-2008, 09:01 PM   #23
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that hood scoop is a nifty idea, you should fabricate kits and sell them
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Unread 10-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #24
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I love the scoop could you maybe post a wright up on how you did it its just to cool
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Unread 10-11-2008, 05:55 AM   #25
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I will try to help.

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I love the scoop could you maybe post a wright up on how you did it its just to cool
I dont have enought posts to put a picture in here but

if you go to my main photbucket page
http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/n...20Restoration/
there are 5 pages of photos, lots of the hoodscoop. I started with the front corner of a yj hood I bought for $10 from a fire jeep. cut bigger than you need.
start hammering against a round dolly. keep stopping and check for fit. make a cardbord template for the rear. weld that on, grind it smooth. then tweek the fit to the hood, weld it to the hood. clean the weld (I sandblasted) I first put a layer of REAL fiberglass on the seams, a rough sand, then duraglass, sand, bondo, sand, bondo, sand, epoxy primer, sand ,spot putty, you know the drill, very labor intensive.
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Unread 10-11-2008, 08:37 PM   #26
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the digi camo is cool, can you describe the pattern process in case i wanna copy your idea.
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Unread 10-12-2008, 10:11 AM   #27
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yes and no

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the digi camo is cool, can you describe the pattern process in case i wanna copy your idea.
this webpage was my first stop, and other stuff on olivedrab.com as well.

http://www.olive-drab.com/od_mvg_camo.php3

there are no digital camo "patterns" for vehicles, so I had to wing it.
on a three color camo you want to paint the whole vehicle the lightest color first. then the next darkest, then the darkest. I tried to strive for about 50% desert C.A.R.C. tan, then about 35% of the tan/green mix and about 15% of the olivedrab. if you are useing more than 3 colors you would still go from light to dark in decreasing amounts. you will go thru ALOT of painters masking tape and paper.
real army acu camo is not perfict, squares so doing it all freehand actualy works to your advantage. but you do have to be able to visualize the end result. after I laid on the second color i tooks some pic's (see the main photo bucket link) and maped out the areas for the olive drab green.
buy a yard of material in the pattern you like and stare at it for a while.

I am thinking about adding a fourth color next spring (I dont have a paint booth, I did it all in my driveway) the color will be in between the the light and dark green and will help to break it up even futher.
I have alot more planed for the jeep, but I did this all for next to nothing and I am broke right now. I havent even bought $16 fog light's for the holes in the bumper. I am selling all the stuff I pulled off on craigslist to start a fund for more parts for supplys, but money seems to be needed for other things.
over the winter I am going to try to make my own seatcovers. I have digital acu fabric.

I hope this helps you.
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Unread 10-12-2008, 10:20 AM   #28
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by far the nicest camo job ive ever seen
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Unread 10-12-2008, 10:49 AM   #29
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Yes, very nice
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Unread 10-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #30
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Don't take this personally, but I think I would ditch the chrome on the bezels and on the grill. That would give it a more authentic look, imo.

Besides those two things, very impressive work. Looks like a real military issued Jeep.
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