Reclaiming the Chromed out Rubi - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
LuckRider
Web Wheeler
 
LuckRider's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY - 12550
Posts: 9,314
Reclaiming the Chromed out Rubi

Well, I guess it is finally time to start this build thread that I promised.

Here is how it started. I had a 2005 Patriot Blue SE that I loved. It had the I6 and 42rle, and even though it was stock, every moment spent in/around it was fun.



That was totaled on my way home from class one day, and I am lucky to be alive. My Jeep saved me: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f164/...urvive-997612/


After that happened, I replaced it with a 2004 Rubicon in White that I love even more. The various creature comforts are nice, especially with a 1 hour commute each way. The PO had a lot of chrome that I hate, and they put windshield mounted lights that were taken off by the time I go it. The windshield lights messed up the paint there, but I have a plan for that. Here is what it looked like when I got home (the chrome gas cap cover is already off):





More Chrome


Primed up the Chrome:


Here is the first coat of Semi-Gloss Black. I prefer it to satin and gloss:


The other pieces in primer:


The Black Grill Inserts are in. You can see the chrome sway bar cover Anyone want to give me a stock one


Here you can see I took the chrome tail light covers off. I still need to get rid of the chrome sway bar cover and side steps:



I also got to play with the lockers. I love them so much. This was taken at the high school in town. There is a parking lot lined with rocks. That was the biggest rock there, came up to just above the bumper at the highest point

There is more to come. I made an order last night for a couple of things.


Thanks to SuperWade2 For the 1 Year Upgrade!
Support Our Troops!
ALL WK2 Owners, Click Here
JFI Member #7: Helping out the Scammed
2004 Rubi: Ready to Kill the Chrome!
Totaled and Gone: Mostly Stock 2005 I6 Patriot Blue TJ: Monstaliner (Write-Up) BESRK Rear Bumper, Hella 500s
Do the Jeep Wave :D 0|||||||0 Take 95% of what I say as a joke/sarcasm!-Thomas
LuckRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:36 PM
migsk8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: newport news
Posts: 175
looks sick
migsk8 is offline  
post #3 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:38 PM
spyder6
Got that Toyota chit
 
spyder6's Avatar
2010  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,037
dope mudflaps

2010 Magnetic Toyota 4Runner Trail Teams

My builds: Bruiser and The Grey

|Forge Overland| or follow us on Facebook
spyder6 is offline  
post #4 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:38 PM
cajunfireman
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 158
Looks good without the extra chrome. I like the way the grille inserts turned out.

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Firefighter Jeep Club Member #337

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13

Fight Crime....Shoot Back

I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can stick the change up your ***.
cajunfireman is offline  
post #5 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
LuckRider
Web Wheeler
 
LuckRider's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY - 12550
Posts: 9,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyder6 View Post
dope mudflaps
Hell yeah.... They will come off eventually, but it isn't like the chrome. I hate the chrome enough to take it off, I am semi indifferent about the flaps though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cajunfireman View Post
Looks good without the extra chrome. I like the way the grille inserts turned out.
I agree. I also love how the inserts came out.

Thanks to SuperWade2 For the 1 Year Upgrade!
Support Our Troops!
ALL WK2 Owners, Click Here
JFI Member #7: Helping out the Scammed
2004 Rubi: Ready to Kill the Chrome!
Totaled and Gone: Mostly Stock 2005 I6 Patriot Blue TJ: Monstaliner (Write-Up) BESRK Rear Bumper, Hella 500s
Do the Jeep Wave :D 0|||||||0 Take 95% of what I say as a joke/sarcasm!-Thomas
LuckRider is offline  
post #6 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:50 PM
SOLIDJP44
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 2,473
improvement, however id paint the euro tail light guards semi gloss, and for the side steps id sell them, dope on the grill inserts, isn't it bad how bad they look after a couple years i see yours turned peely like, gross but they look better now

-00 Mildly Modified Wrangler SporT-Sold

2011 GMC ALL/Terrain Sierra z71-Current

SILVER JEEP CLUB MEMBER #55
SOLIDJP44 is offline  
post #7 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:52 PM
SOLIDJP44
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 2,473
also get rid of the brady motors front and rear license frames

-00 Mildly Modified Wrangler SporT-Sold

2011 GMC ALL/Terrain Sierra z71-Current

SILVER JEEP CLUB MEMBER #55
SOLIDJP44 is offline  
post #8 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
LuckRider
Web Wheeler
 
LuckRider's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY - 12550
Posts: 9,314
They actually were perfect chrome when we went to look at the Jeep. When the power washed it though, it did that.

As for the rear guards, they are waiting on sand blasting. My dad's friend has one. I will probably sell the tube steps. I want savvy sliders with a real step, then I would be able to sell both the Rubi rocker guard and the tube step, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen for a while.

Edit: Yeah, I will get rid of the License Plate frame soon. I prefer the license plate to be wrapped around the front bumper.

Thanks to SuperWade2 For the 1 Year Upgrade!
Support Our Troops!
ALL WK2 Owners, Click Here
JFI Member #7: Helping out the Scammed
2004 Rubi: Ready to Kill the Chrome!
Totaled and Gone: Mostly Stock 2005 I6 Patriot Blue TJ: Monstaliner (Write-Up) BESRK Rear Bumper, Hella 500s
Do the Jeep Wave :D 0|||||||0 Take 95% of what I say as a joke/sarcasm!-Thomas
LuckRider is offline  
post #9 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 07:56 PM
migsk8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: newport news
Posts: 175
looks way better painted black on the grill cover
migsk8 is offline  
post #10 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Imped
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 20,323
-Just sand down and paint the sway bar cover
-Why are the front bumper jugs still on?
-Why are the nerf bars still on?
-No to the mud flaps
-I vote for losing the bug deflector and grill inserts

Otherwise, you upgraded hard.

OlllllllO
Float Test Build
IndyORV
Imped is offline  
post #11 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
LuckRider
Web Wheeler
 
LuckRider's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY - 12550
Posts: 9,314
The Sway bar cover just might get a coat of bed liner when I do that.

I don't know about the Jugs so my. I never really hated them, and I think the cut ones I saw on here were awesome.

The nerf bars are still on becasue I couldn't get them off with a cheater bar. Our air compressor died so I have to wait to go to my dad's frined's house (he has an 80 gallon compressor).

I don't care for the mud flaps, but up until classes are over, I barely have time for the Jeep.

I might get rid of the bug deflector just because it makes noise at highway speed, but I think the grill inserts make it look so much better because it breaks up the white.

I think it is a great upgrade too.

Thanks to SuperWade2 For the 1 Year Upgrade!
Support Our Troops!
ALL WK2 Owners, Click Here
JFI Member #7: Helping out the Scammed
2004 Rubi: Ready to Kill the Chrome!
Totaled and Gone: Mostly Stock 2005 I6 Patriot Blue TJ: Monstaliner (Write-Up) BESRK Rear Bumper, Hella 500s
Do the Jeep Wave :D 0|||||||0 Take 95% of what I say as a joke/sarcasm!-Thomas
LuckRider is offline  
post #12 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:25 PM
Imped
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 20,323
I'd skip the bedliner man.....it becomes more of a PITA than the cool idea it first seemed. And for most, the jugs are usually the first to come off. Personally, I'm a fan of chopping the ends right off the stock bumper.

OlllllllO
Float Test Build
IndyORV
Imped is offline  
post #13 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:40 PM
Martinsc
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North NJ
Posts: 622
Damn man your first jeep got messed up. And that is the first time I have ever seen a chrome swaybar cover, that thing is hideous. Other than that your doing a nice job with it.
Martinsc is offline  
post #14 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:42 PM
Mannon
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 26
I think you're missing a lugnut?
Mannon is offline  
post #15 of 163 Old 05-09-2010, 09:49 PM
SOLIDJP44
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 2,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imped View Post
-Just sand down and paint the sway bar cover
-Why are the front bumper jugs still on?
-Why are the nerf bars still on?
-No to the mud flaps
-I vote for losing the bug deflector and grill inserts

Otherwise, you upgraded hard.
note, on the bug deflector not everyone likes stone chips on the leading edge of their hood from highway driving like myself, personally think its a very good accessory.

-00 Mildly Modified Wrangler SporT-Sold

2011 GMC ALL/Terrain Sierra z71-Current

SILVER JEEP CLUB MEMBER #55
SOLIDJP44 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
Chromed Out Jeeps miltonbaseball7 Jeep Picture Requests 64 03-04-2013 09:48 PM
My Rubi ssgchappy Jeep Builds 4 11-23-2008 06:13 PM
04 Rubi GDTIME Jeep Builds 4 09-22-2008 04:29 PM
JK Rubi on the RTI... DirtyJeepJK Jeep Builds 4 07-08-2007 01:36 PM
My new RUBI! CAJUN_YJ Jeep Builds 9 07-24-2005 09:26 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