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post #2251 of 8099 Old 08-19-2012, 02:05 PM
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Is he serious?
I wish I was serious, I can hardly fund my projects alone lol.

however I have put serious thought into something amazing happening like winning the lotto. build a big shop stock it full of tools and equipment then hire out of work jeepers to build jeeps. Ahh to dream!


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post #2252 of 8099 Old 08-19-2012, 04:13 PM
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Id do it for free if i could haha

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Always a chance they did it before upgrading everything else to that point.
That's very true, but those rigs have a purpose-built "did it all at once" look to them and this was the basis of my commentary. With that said, I do have to admit that there could be some tire interference with the tub even with that large of a lift; there's so much potential uptravel that one of the tires could arc inwards far enough to cause trauma.

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The rims have the shops logo cut into them,
Oh, now that's just gauche...

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How is the soft half top going to mount to the decks front lip? If you discussed this I missed it, I looked back a bit but didn't see it.
Snaps. We're going to run three or four snaps around the corner of the upper skirt, and that will form the attachment for the corners of the soft top side panels. The rear window - which is as large as a factory soft top rear window, mind you - will also snap into the skirt. We'll just mark and drill the proper holes and then install the through-bolted snaps. Simple.

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I will pay you minimum wage to help fund your build. All you have to do is come help me 1) get my comanches home 2) help me do the drivetrain swap on my gladiator. 3) help me build one of the comanches using GM drive train and FSJ narrow track cherokee axles and finally 4) help me swap a 4.3L GM V6 into my TJ. I may be temped to throw in the leftover comanche and associated parts for a end of year bonus......
An entertaining offer...and since I don't really have a full-time job of any sort it's tempting.

On a more serious note: that GM 4.3L swap is a very smart plan. Light, compact...most of its mass further down and more rearwards than the factory six...you'll be more than happy with your weight balance, there.

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We had 100% relative humidity today, and against my better judgment I applied a bit more paint...mostly because I needed a break from stripping/polishing the aluminum logistic track and I wanted to see how it would look in a finished state against the textured black paint of the deck. I'm pleased with the results; the trim blocks are not ostentatious in the least, and the satin exterior of the aluminum track sections looks pretty slick against their black interiors and the deck surface itself. I think the stainless hardware will be the perfect finishing touch.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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Looks Awesome!

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Looks Awesome!
Thank you! I hope it will turn out exactly that way.

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post #2256 of 8099 Old 08-19-2012, 07:35 PM
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Yes the more I look into it the more I am comvinced that the GM 4.3L V6 is the best engine for wranglers and cherokees and comanches. At least from a mild to moderate build point of view. The 4.0 is fine if you have one already but there is far more potential in other options.

In other news your deck is looking awesome. very well done sir!

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Yes the more I look into it the more I am comvinced that the GM 4.3L V6 is the best engine for wranglers and cherokees and comanches. At least from a mild to moderate build point of view. The 4.0 is fine if you have one already but there is far more potential in other options.
I've seen some nicely-done supercharged four-cylinder powerplants as well, but the location of the V6 mass is choice. That's why I'm so hung up on the V8 configuration, myself...it's less weight than the six, and it's further back and down. The 4.3 is a more refined iteration of that idea...and with some tuning they can make decent power; 300+ isn't hard to do. And believe me...I've considered going that route.

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In other news your deck is looking awesome. very well done sir!
Thank you!

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Today's Jeeping: We've got drier weather and sunshine...and that means PAINT.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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Well, the results of painting the deck surface are in: it looks absolutely f****** terrible.

The texture that works so well on curved features - i.e. fender flares - works against itself on flat surfaces; the paint either piles up or dries and thins out, and the end result is a blotchy effect. Thus, there's no way to get an even coating on a large surface...that's the simplest way to explain it. I've got an HVLP gun with which I could apply a separate finish layer of paint, but I think the uneven texture beneath it is just going to show through and leave me with another sub-par, soft, weak finish.

At this point I don't really know what to do, aside from sanding the paint I applied today to a smooth finish and starting over with another type of finish. So much for having it done this week.

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It's tough to spray that much flat surface area with a rattle can for sure! I think you're right about grabbing the HVLP gun and go with maybe a HotRod black or something.

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post #2262 of 8099 Old 08-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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Well, the results of painting the deck surface are in: it looks absolutely f****** terrible.

The texture that works so well on curved features - i.e. fender flares - works against itself on flat surfaces; the paint either piles up or dries and thins out, and the end result is a blotchy effect. Thus, there's no way to get an even coating on a large surface...that's the simplest way to explain it. I've got an HVLP gun with which I could apply a separate finish layer of paint, but I think the uneven texture beneath it is just going to show through and leave me with another sub-par, soft, weak finish.

At this point I don't really know what to do, aside from sanding the paint I applied today to a smooth finish and starting over with another type of finish. So much for having it done this week.
I had the same experience with my rock rails, but I am not as anal as you and just piled the paint on.

If I have problem a with it I'll repaint it. First paint jobs are known to be a learning experience.

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I am not a fan of the textured paint , but I love the hammered finishes . Sounds like you have some sanding or stripping in your near future ... I feel for ya .

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It's tough to spray that much flat surface area with a rattle can for sure! I think you're right about grabbing the HVLP gun and go with maybe a HotRod black or something.
If I go that route, I'll have to sand down the texture to an even level.

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I had the same experience with my rock rails, but I am not as anal as you and just piled the paint on.

If I have problem a with it I'll repaint it. First paint jobs are known to be a learning experience.
It's a learning experience...that's for sure.

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I am not a fan of the textured paint , but I love the hammered finishes . Sounds like you have some sanding or stripping in your near future ... I feel for ya .
Well, I'm thinking of it this way: I've got a really good base coat of black laid down...and that's certainly not any kind of loss. I think I'll take a block to it tomorrow and just sand it down uniformly and see where that gets me. The skirts and smaller areas look great...it's just the big, open patches that are causing the problem. The main issue is getting a solid coat applied without the texture piling up and turning into a gel-like mass. Likewise, a thinner coat only causes a coarse, soft sandy build-up that has no adhesion to itself. I've got plenty of 220-grit paper, and that'll knock it down to a flat surface pretty quickly...and it'll also give me some time to think on a better course of action. Ideally, I can find a way to apply the textured paint in an even, smooth fashion...I just don't know what that will be.

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Well, the results of painting the deck surface are in: it looks absolutely f****** terrible.

The texture that works so well on curved features - i.e. fender flares - works against itself on flat surfaces; the paint either piles up or dries and thins out, and the end result is a blotchy effect. Thus, there's no way to get an even coating on a large surface...that's the simplest way to explain it. I've got an HVLP gun with which I could apply a separate finish layer of paint, but I think the uneven texture beneath it is just going to show through and leave me with another sub-par, soft, weak finish.

At this point I don't really know what to do, aside from sanding the paint I applied today to a smooth finish and starting over with another type of finish. So much for having it done this week.
You could roller over it somehow???

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