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post #211 of 1295 Old 07-20-2010, 03:19 PM
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im on the XJ side of the house and must say this is one of the most unique builds on any vehicle ive ever seen. nothing like mating two American icons in some odd science fiction fashion. good job and cant wait to see a finished product and maybe some video too.!!

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post #212 of 1295 Old 07-20-2010, 10:02 PM
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Great looking build!
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post #213 of 1295 Old 07-22-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Great looking build!
Thanks,

Check his awesome build at:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/8...thread-698685/

Got the VSS in today from Novak, waiting on them to send the instructions, don't want to drill a hole in the tranny not knowing what the hell i'm doing..



Might get to install it over the weekend, scheduled some vacation next week hopfully to get some work done on the build.

Rick
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post #214 of 1295 Old 07-25-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got the instructions from Novak, taking it to a buddy to install, not comfortable drilling a hole in the tranny myself.

Restored the rear wiring harness and power washed the underside of the tub.

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post #215 of 1295 Old 07-26-2010, 12:45 PM
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Cool... Do you remember how it all goes back together???
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post #216 of 1295 Old 07-26-2010, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cool... Do you remember how it all goes back together???
I hope so, so far the "extra" bolt issue has not been seen, how would like some good Texas BBQ and better cold Texas beer?

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post #217 of 1295 Old 07-26-2010, 08:59 PM
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Jeep Porn. Gotta love it. When your done you should role this up too SEMA.

Cherokee Creto-This is my cherokee... there are many like it but this one is mine, I will love my cheroke form the day of ownership untill the day it dies, I promise to modd it and beat it after said mods... i promise to treat all other cherokee owners as family even though they are complete strangers.... and promise to jeep on forever
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post #218 of 1295 Old 07-29-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody get excited, this is just a test hood.............

I can set the depth or rise anyway I like, It would be a functional shaker










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post #219 of 1295 Old 07-30-2010, 06:57 AM
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I doubt your Jeep needs anything more to make it stand out, but I can dig the scoop as long as it is providing some function. Helping the engine breathe and cooling underhood temps are good things. Now move that thing away from the vette before you scratch it!
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post #220 of 1295 Old 07-30-2010, 01:39 PM
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Very unique and looks good. Nice work as always!
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post #221 of 1295 Old 07-31-2010, 01:13 PM
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Itd be kinda sweet to have like a Flat black decal or paint around the shaker. Kinda like the muscle cars.

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post #222 of 1295 Old 07-31-2010, 02:36 PM
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Itd be kinda sweet to have like a Flat black decal or paint around the shaker. Kinda like the muscle cars.
I have thought about painting the raised secton of the hood flat black kind of a tribute to the Mopar Muscle Cars. Maybe you should run a Air Grabber or a 440 six pac scoop.

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post #223 of 1295 Old 08-02-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have thought about painting the raised secton of the hood flat black kind of a tribute to the Mopar Muscle Cars. Maybe you should run a Air Grabber or a 440 six pac scoop.
I actually preferred the hemi cuda shaker, but even the aftermarket clones were well over $150 bucks with no guts, got the T/A one on ebay for 30 bucks. A corvette scoop is what I would have liked to had to keep with the theme, but nothing looked close to my liking.

The rolling frame is over at a buddy’s shop getting the tranny mount fabricated and the rear axle angled up, still can’t weld… He is also installing the speed sensor, don’t have the balls to drill a hole in the tranny myself, I would rather pay than play on this one ……

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post #224 of 1295 Old 08-04-2010, 12:17 AM
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I'm late to this build, I'm getting ready to por 15 my frame and was wondering when you prepped your frame after sandblasting did you marine clean, rinse with water, metal ready rinse with water, dry then spray or brush on por 15? I'm just nervous about putting water on a bare metal frame. Your frame looks great that's why I'm asking you. Also what primer and topcoat did you use?
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post #225 of 1295 Old 08-04-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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I prepped with metal ready then rinsed with water, since I had sand blasted 100% to bare metal, I got sand in the frame. I blew most out with air before metal ready, but the metal ready left a film I didn't like. So I rinsed for 30 minutes with water and wiped dry. It did leave a light surface rust, but don't worry, It's actually better for the Por-15 to adhere to. You can see the rust on the bare frame below.



I brushed it on and it left ZERO brush marks, it fills nicely...After a light sanding I primed 3 coats with a 2 part epoxy primer from Sherwin Williams automotive outlet, don't remember the make. After another light sanding I top coated with Eastwood's extreme chassis black, 2 coats. I think I could hang the frame at the coast for a dozen years before it rusts...

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