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Unread 08-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #2161
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Were they both the same color or did you get one of each?
Both same color, patina green.
Painted it with, free to me, industrial rust-oleum old CAT yellow.
Rims, bumpers and roll bar, I believe even windshield frame, painted industrial rust-oleum Old John Deere Green.

Used best stuff between the two, and sold the rest to finance project.
Welding was done by uncle, I did most of the fabrication and body work.

Ex-father-in-law still drives it.
Says it's his speed, and goes where he wants.

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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #2162
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I think bare aluminum track would look great against the black (assuming it'll end up black) deck.... if you've seen my junker you'll know i'm a big fan of raw aluminum against black. If you want to buy just one quart of the raptor liner I've got an application gun you can use, it's just about the easiest and most forgiving finish to apply that i've ever used.
I'll send you a PM on that.

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Both same color, patina green.
Nice. I'm hoping to scrounge up an old flat-fender at some point; I have truly horrible things planned for one.

Today's Jeeping: Hole-drilling...
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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #2163
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Today's Jeeping: Hole-drilling...
Uhm... Sounds a bit on the personal side eh?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #2164
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Pictured: Drilled and countersunk.




I also have the holes drilled in the tub, and although a few of them got a bit off-center at some point I don't think there's anything to worry about. Only two of them will really require any work but I may enlarge them all, anyway. I'll take care of that tomorrow, and also get the C-pillar flange holes located and punched through. With any luck, tomorrow evening will see the first coat of paint!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #2165
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Looking very good, been keeping a close eye on your projects, especially this one. Its been inspiring me to do more with my jeep, and to keep the quality up.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #2166
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Looks like someone's gonna have a Duster up for sale soon!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #2167
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Looking very good, been keeping a close eye on your projects, especially this one. Its been inspiring me to do more with my jeep, and to keep the quality up.
Do the best job that you can do, and you'll be satisfied. Half-a**ing something is the best way to rip it out later and do it all over again.

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Looks like someone's gonna have a Duster up for sale soon!
Yep...and two tailgate bars. Also the rear window, roof panel and hardware bows from a soft top and the back seat and all of its associated bits and pieces. The rear seat belts have been gone for awhile but I've never sold them. I've also got to get rid of the front and rear stock bumpers. I'm hoping to get a half-decent price for some of this stuff and thereby offset the cost of having made the modification. If I can do that I can probably afford to get the custom top done before winter hits.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #2168
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Doing a good job on this project! I went and looked at a wrecked tj, $3,200 as it sits, being it needs all new front sheet metal, new driver side axle control arm mount, and air bags(not needed) so im looking to sell the jeep, and doing something similiar if i can get it.
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Hidden fasteners tigged in place would have been sweet !
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Hidden fasteners tigged in place would have been sweet !
I thought about it.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #2171
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Hidden fasteners tigged in place would have been sweet !
Installing an aluminum rivet, microshaving flush to the cover, and painting would have had the same effect and would have been much easier. This will look good none the less, but a trained eye will see the center pin in the cherry max rivet.

You're making me rethink the necessity of my rear seat.
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So is the half cab going to end at the b pillars of the roll bar? and it looks like your door surrounds are a bit to high.

Looks great though if you wasnt putting the tie downs on it it would be a good place for some sort of logo lol.
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You're making me rethink the necessity of my rear seat.
Ditch it!

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So is the half cab going to end at the b pillars of the roll bar? and it looks like your door surrounds are a bit to high.
Yes, it will essentially end at that point. It will wrap across the top of the B-pillar and secure to the upper skirt...the curvature of which we formed to match the curve of the tub corners. The door surrounds might look too high, but they're not. If you notice, there is a pair of orange clamps that are pulling them down tight to the doors frames.

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Looks great though if you wasnt putting the tie downs on it it would be a good place for some sort of logo lol.
Not a bad thought...but I do need the tie-down tracks.
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Sundowner I thought you were going to install the half cab on Anna Belle's rig? What top are you looking at? You know that I just installed a GR8TOPS on my Rubi LJ, not a great fit I have spent a lot of time to get the doors and windshield to fit properly and it still is not a good fit around the doors. Had to remove a fair amount of fiberglass to get it even close to fitting the window frame. I sprayed two coats of Monstaliner in the tub and over the side rails which is probably close to your deck enclosures thickness so you should not have an issue there.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #2175
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Sundowner I thought you were going to install the half cab on Anna Belle's rig? What top are you looking at? You know that I just installed a GR8TOPS on my Rubi LJ, not a great fit I have spent a lot of time to get the doors and windshield to fit properly and it still is not a good fit around the doors. Had to remove a fair amount of fiberglass to get it even close to fitting the window frame. I sprayed two coats of Monstaliner in the tub and over the side rails which is probably close to your deck enclosures thickness so you should not have an issue there.
Oh, we are going to do a half-cab on Annabelle's rig...and we're going to do one just like you did; either the GR8Top or an AEV top. That'll be a pickup-style conversion...no bars, open bed, etc.

The top that's going on mine will be a soft half-cab, and it's going to be custom built. Think of it as a combination safari top/wraparound windjammer...and although it's somewhat more difficult than I will here describe, the theory is to replicate the rear-most portion of a factory top right behind the front seats. This will give us a large zip-out window and enclosed corners behind the door surrounds, which should be as close to 100% weatherproof as is possible while still being pleasantly open-air...all one need do is either zip or unzip the big-a** rear window panel. When I run half-doors, it will also look pretty nice...which is more than I can say for most of the configurations that require one to retain the door surrounds.

In order to get this built, I've got a marine canvas/hot rod top specialist lined up. He looked at the sketches for about nine seconds and said "This is easy."
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