Originally Posted by RyanZJ
Only Jay would wet sand *armor* because the finish didn't look good enough.
Looking good my friend.
Bust out a swiffer duster one time on the trail and all of the sudden I have a reputation....
Originally Posted by collegejeeper21
This is truly an amazing machine. Just curious... anything that you would do differently if you could go back and change it?
Some stuff I would change, but lots of stuff I would keep the same. If I started over and knew I would go to 37"s (which I never even thought of when I bought it), I would:
TNT Hi-line the front instead of standard tube fenders
Done a belly up way earlier in the build
Wheeled Moab a couple more times before moving back East
Bought sliders with a tube step
Not really much else I would change. Most mods got wheeled a good bit and brought me over obstacles that I couldn't do before. Which led me to bigger obstacles that would deny me which would lead to selling old stuff and getting bigger and better parts. Vicious circle.
Lots of little projects left to get this stretch completed. Most of them people won't even notice, but I do them to try and get the cleanest setup I can.
So I picked up some stainless bolts for my sliders to match the corner armor bolts:
Then went ahead and finished installing the sliders:
Then I got started on the last little bit of trimming and painting:
Here you can see where my tire is hitting the tub- so that will require some trimming as well:
Everything cut and painted:
Next up was re-painting the mounts for the rear stinger and body match painting the spacers for the tail gate:
Setting up the tail gate:
I got the tail gate installed in the dark, so hopefully it didn't scratch up the new paint on the armor too bad. We'll see in the light tomorrow.
Still to go to complete Driver's side:
- Paint gap inbetween slider and armor
- Paint gas tank filler neck
- Mount stinger bracket
- Install LED brake light
- Build a custom mount for my cb antenna
Passenger side has a good list too.