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Unread 12-15-2009, 04:23 PM   #16
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I put a new lock on the tailgate. The drawer is tight against the tailgate, so I just lock that. No one can get in it.

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Unread 12-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #17
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Finally got my new top painted and on. It looks alot better. While I was painting it I tinted the windows with limo tint. I also decided to paint the windshield frame, when I went to take it off I found out the the PO stripped all the nuts holding the windshield hinges on. So I drilled and welded new nuts in, so I can get it off anytime I want. Also painted the cowl area. For now i'm just going with rattle can. I know I'm an automobile painter, but the painters vehicle is always the last to get done. I'm hoping this summer I will have a chance to get a good base/clear on it, and maybe do some air brushing, and some candy toners to it. It sounds like alot but for me it's a cheap paint job. I just use up paint I have left from other jobs.



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Unread 12-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #18
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A little update on the motor end of things. I still have the 4.2 with a little over 100,000 miles on it, but it has extreme blow by. The first things I did to it was nutter it and did the team rush and put a motorcraft 2100 on. Actually I stole the motorcraft from my CJ, but it does not mind, I can't drive two jeeps at once. Thank god the scrambler is still in pieces other wise I would have some pissed off jeeps around. Any way, It runs 100 time better. I took the valve cover off and cleaned everything, changed gasket and some other things, but still nasty blow by. I have a spare laying around, going to freshin that one and throw it in. Thats the only thing that has not been rebuilt on the whole jeep, so it's time.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 09:15 AM   #19
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I just got my Jeepforum.com sticker in the mail. The white just does not match my jeep, so out came the vinyl. I copied the original sticker in the computer and cut myself out a red one.

I cut it a bit bigger, but no one will mind.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 02:28 PM   #20
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Awesome Jeep. Gave me alotta good ideas for mine, but I promise not to make a clone. :-)
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Unread 12-20-2009, 02:34 PM   #21
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you should really paint the rest of it black . nice looking rig.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 02:37 PM   #22
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I love the looks of this YJ, verryyy nice!
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Unread 12-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #23
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Thanks for the compliments guys. It's slowly coming along. It's also turning all black.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 10:41 AM   #24
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Made a steering box skid last night, no pics yet. And it's turning black right now.
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Unread 12-22-2009, 03:41 PM   #25
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Just pulled it outside took some pics of the paint.


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Unread 12-31-2009, 07:17 AM   #26
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Nice job! One of my favorite jeeps on here. Kind of liked the gray color better though, black jeeps are getting to be a dime a dozen.
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Unread 12-31-2009, 08:19 AM   #27
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Nice job! One of my favorite jeeps on here. Kind of liked the gray color better though, black jeeps are getting to be a dime a dozen.
Once I get a real paint job on it, and not just rattle can, It will not be just a black jeep. I painted my golf cart the way I'm going to paint the jeep. I used the golf cart as a test panel. Here is a sneak peak.

It not a very good pic, but it's all airbrushed with candy apple red. The black part is red pearl in the black. Like I said before being I'm a painter I have all this stuff laying around leftover from previous jobs. It' won't cost me anything but time.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:23 AM   #28
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i love the bumpers im gona make my own too hellof alot cheaper to do it urself
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:42 AM   #29
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oh no why'd you go all black! i think the two tone was a nice contrast in colors. still a nice looking jeep tho, im' a little jealous.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 03:47 PM   #30
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I got some work done on my dash. Haven't done a whole lot because it's been COLD. -26* this morning. The wood burner can't keep up.

I ordered some VDO gauges from summit racing, and pulled out the sheet steel again. I do have the luxuary of having a plasma cutter, bending brake and bead roller, so the dash is going pretty smooth. I decided to go with the YJ 3 piece dash but flat. With a locking glove box like the tuffy one. Here is some pics of the rough cut sheet.



Took them to the drill press for all the holes, then to the bending break. Here is a pic of the gauge panel painted with hammer finish.

I drilled it for 6 switches but only need 4 right now, I just put some hole plugs in the extra. My gauges came in but my air pressure gauge is back ordered so I put my old on in it's place temporarily. Also put some autometer clocking rings on all gauges.

Here is a finished pic.

No pic of it installed yet, but it's in and works great. Working on my glove box now, it's like the tuffy but without the grab handle. The handle will go on the roll cage. For now i'm going to keep the drivers side dash the way it is. My brain was not working when trying to design one up. Something will come to me eventually. After the dash is a new custom crossmember/skid plate, ladder bar, and axle truss. I might as well pick up enough tube for the roll cage. My steel guy says steel is low price right now, going to stock up.

Also, The jeep got some red and silver graphics down the side. It needed some color until the real paint job. Will get pics soon.
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