Project "YJ Unlimited" Build-Up - Page 5 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 306 Old 12-22-2008, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
chocflip201
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 669
Oh and p.s. I forgot to mention! Wear some rubber gloves! a resprirator and some safety goggles. Fiberglass is irrative to the skin/eyes if you didn't already know.

chocflip201 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 306 Old 12-23-2008, 12:04 AM
jeepwrangler268
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 246
freaking awesome so far!!! keep it going!

RIP

2000 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT
My Jeep <----- Before Lift
4.0 L 5 Speed Manual
Dana 30, Dana 35
31' BFG MT's on Canyon Wheels
Rockers, H4 Hid Conversion 6000k,
2 Hella Rallye 4000's, 2 Hella Rallye 500's,
H4 conversion, 2 inch Rusty's Coils,
New 3 Core Radiator, TrucK Master hood scoop,
Cobra 19DXIII cb, Firestik antenna, Rock It Tail light cb antenna mount[COLOR=Red]
jeepwrangler268 is offline  
post #63 of 306 Old 12-23-2008, 02:12 AM
ArrizX
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chelan
Posts: 2,482
This is probably my favorite thread here.
ArrizX is offline  
post #64 of 306 Old 12-23-2008, 02:06 PM
xjandyj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: u.s.
Posts: 375
best thread in a while
xjandyj is offline  
post #65 of 306 Old 12-24-2008, 01:10 AM
UBOHICA
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Medford
Posts: 95
more please

Compact Cars are like a slushie...great the first few sips but then your head hurts....
UBOHICA is offline  
post #66 of 306 Old 12-24-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
chocflip201
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 669
Quote:
Originally Posted by UBOHICA View Post
more please
Will do, I'm taking a 2 day X-mas eve and X-mas day break. Expect updates on friday night.
chocflip201 is offline  
post #67 of 306 Old 12-25-2008, 08:53 AM
eBayfreak
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 30
Wow, can't wait to see this done. Looks like you're doing it right.
eBayfreak is offline  
post #68 of 306 Old 12-26-2008, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
chocflip201
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 669
Hey everyone, well, as promised, its Friday night and here are some update pictures. I was only able to work on the project for a few hours today so I got everything prepped out, and then got the first layer of fiberglass laid on today.

So I pulled the Jeep inside the shop today and pulled off the tarp, then I put down a large sheet of drop cloth so that just in case I got any resin dripped then it would be really easy to clean up, however not any even got on it.



Then I ran a layer of 18" wide aluminum foil across the center stretch, and then ran some cardboard (over the flat area) and some posterboard (over the curves) to help keep the aluminum from sagging. (The aluminum foil is to help release the fiberglass/resin from the cardboard)




As you can see in the picture from underneath, the cardboard still sagged a little bit, so I propped up some Surveyor Stakes to help keep it up. This helped a ton and made the top pretty straight and even.



Then I mixed up some resin per instruction on the can, and then laid the first layer of fiberglass. It turned out pretty well and is a good foundation for the rest of the layers.




Here is one more picture of kinda what to expect. Keep in mind the holes for the side windows will be filled in and cut out alot smaller to resemble a stock LJ top and will all look proportionate.


Sorry again that much didn't get done today. I don't have anything planned for tomorrow, and the first layer and the setup are already done so I should be able to get a lot more done tomorrow, and will post up more pics tomorrow. Thanks for looking!
chocflip201 is offline  
post #69 of 306 Old 12-26-2008, 06:26 PM
bfr
Registered User
 
bfr's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by chocflip201 View Post
Here is one more picture of kinda what to expect. Keep in mind the holes for the side windows will be filled in and cut out alot smaller to resemble a stock LJ top and will all look proportionate.
I like it with windows the size of the current opening
bfr is offline  
post #70 of 306 Old 12-26-2008, 11:30 PM
UBOHICA
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Medford
Posts: 95
Again man

Compact Cars are like a slushie...great the first few sips but then your head hurts....
UBOHICA is offline  
post #71 of 306 Old 12-27-2008, 01:01 AM
Barrio
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 3,698
looking great!!!! Nice work!!!

www.offroadjunkies.net
www.pgh-offroad.com
-OD Green/Flat Black 92' 4" Rough Country Lift, tons of crap.
-Rio Red 1995 Ford Mustang- Daily Driver
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfmoney
i see theres a bunch of toughguys on this forum or internet gangstas
Barrio is offline  
post #72 of 306 Old 12-27-2008, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
chocflip201
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 669
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfr View Post
I like it with windows the size of the current opening
Yeah I agree it looks decent in that picture, however I am going to be painting the hardtop red (2008 GM Victory Red to be exact) and have the windows tinted pretty dark, not quite limo but maybe 20%, and so I think it would look just too wierd if it had that big of a black window on a red top. I will probably go a little bit bigger (on the bottom side of the window) than the LJ hard-top window. (this is kinda what I mean about painting it- this is UPnOVER's YJ, this is kinda the look I am going for on my top/paint scheme)



Oh and p.s. THANKS EVERYONE WHO HAS COMPLIMENTED MY BUILD!
chocflip201 is offline  
post #73 of 306 Old 12-27-2008, 02:52 PM
jimaug87
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Peabody, MA
Posts: 839
This is coming along nicely. I'll be following along.

2005, I6, 6 Speed, RC 2.5", RC front adj. track bar, 31" Goodyear DuraTracs
"Nobody is comepletly useless. We can always serve as a bad example."
jimaug87 is offline  
post #74 of 306 Old 12-27-2008, 02:59 PM
xeastend
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 341
Great work man, I love seeing threads like this.

White 90 YJ...Soft/Hardtop, 31" BFGs, 3.5" lift, Rebuilt 4.2L, Weber 34/34, Herc'd

LOOKING FOR 4cyl axles F/R, 4.10s, will trade for my 3.07s complete

Also need 16x8 rims with less backspacing
xeastend is offline  
post #75 of 306 Old 12-27-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
chocflip201
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 669
Okay well I got some more fiberglass done today. I mainly worked on connecting the two parts below the window, but I got another few layers up top as well. I will only post two small pictures because fiberglass doesn't really look like a very noticeable change very quickly. I'll still be working on it but I will probably not post any progress pictures until something starts to look noticieably different. Man this stuff is messy. And takes a long time

Drivers-side


Passenger-side
chocflip201 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Project "Blue & Black YJ". My '91 YJ Build. Matt Graham Jeep Builds 305 03-12-2014 11:43 AM
2009 Rubicon Unlimited build-up, 41" tires ~ 9.5" lift JPTwinz Jeep Builds 71 05-08-2012 09:24 AM
00CherokeeXJ14 Project "Xtreme Urban" Build thread 98GooseXJ14 Jeep Builds 15 02-26-2010 10:27 PM
Project "Tonka TJ" (Slow Build) Diesel915 Jeep Builds 10 01-07-2010 05:18 PM
Kryptonite Customworks.com "PROJECT THUMPER" KryptoniteJeeps Jeep Builds 2 03-12-2007 05:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome