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Unread 08-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #2296
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That is several different kinds of bada$$ness.

I laughed when I read about the aligned fasteners head, then I thought, "Did he actually do? Nooo..." I had to check. Too funny.
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Be careful sundowner. Black pain is notorious for showing every possible flaw. Even sanding too much in one direction will show up even with VERY FINE grit sandpaper.. The glossier it is the worse it shows up. ( side note- the flatter a paint job finish the softer it will be. The flattening agents cause mild molecular breakdown and hence ....softer paint. useless info I know, but wanted to throw it out there. BTW I spent 6years doing high end finishes on just about anything you can name without wheels. Love the work you have done so far: keep it up!

EDIT: My computer didnt load the last page so i missed out on the decision to not mess with it for now, so my advice about redoing is pretty much out the window unless your compulsive attention to detail ( sounds better than anality) kicks in!
We'll see how it looks after a winter of abuse, and then assess it in whatsoever manner is required. Like I said before: it's a prototype, and I expect to repaint it or bedline it. I wouldn't want to build one for anyone else if I can't make it as indestructible as possible.

Awesome info on the paint, by the way! Thank you!

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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #2297
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Wow.....I'm floored by how awesome that turned out. You could post that up in Pirate hardcore and drop some jaws.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #2298
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Wow.....I'm floored by how awesome that turned out. You could post that up in Pirate hardcore and drop some jaws.
Honestly, I've been hesitant to even post it in the TJ Tech forum here, much less on Pirate... that's a not-easily-impressed crowd, there. Regardless, your vote of confidence on it is most respected and appreciated. Thank you, sincerely.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #2299
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Wow! 154 pages and still going. Love the build thread and that deck turned out awesome! Any update on the Rampage bumper (bummer?) situation?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #2300
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By far, the best looking cover I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing my friend. I now officially have jeep envy.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #2301
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Sundowner, you have done an incredible job with that deck! If a second one mysteriously appears in your garage I will take it, not sure where you are located but have you ever been to Moab? EJS?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #2302
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Wow! 154 pages and still going. Love the build thread and that deck turned out awesome! Any update on the Rampage bumper (bummer?) situation?
154 pages...and I promise that I'm more amazed than you. Rampage made good on everything: I kept the front bumper and returned the rear one, and they actually ended up sending me - free of charge - an older model that was a "bumper only" configuration in case I wanted to play with it and make something to my liking. Even though it was a frustrating rollercoaster, they're good people to deal with...and that's worth more than most people will ever realize.

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By far, the best looking cover I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing my friend. I now officially have jeep envy.
I got Greta buttoned back up this afternoon and headed out to take test lap around town to let her coolant circulate - I changed it a week or so ago - and to make sure there were no rattles or vibrations or loose screws. Before I even cleared the neighborhood a guy in a new four-door JK passed me and did a double-take when he saw the deck...and that, My Pretties, was not only proof that there is indeed a god, but also that she has a wonderfully wicked sense of humor.

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Sundowner, you have done an incredible job with that deck! If a second one mysteriously appears in your garage I will take it, not sure where you are located but have you ever been to Moab? EJS?
Most appreciated, my friend. I've seriously thought about making a few more, now that I've cleared the prototyping problems. I'm nowhere near Moab, but I'd planned on being there in the spring for that little get-together they host...but since Annabelle just changed jobs we're not sure if we'll get to go; she got a nice raise, fewer hours and a shorter commute, but she lost the accrued vacation at her former place of employment.

Also, speaking of Annabelle...everybody be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:31 PM   #2303
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #2304
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Happy BDay to your better half. Congrats on getting through the deck process. It looks unbelievable.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #2305
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Happy birthday to Anna. And what a present she gets, seeing as now you can return to doting upon her as opposed to the deck cover. And if your not, then SHAME ON YOU!
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #2306
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #2307
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Digging the deck cover! Do you have a link to the track stuff you used?

Oh yeah, happy b-day Annabelle!
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Unread 08-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #2308
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I just have to say, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart:

Happy birthday Annabelle!
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Looks great!
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Unread 08-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #2310
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Looks awesome! Just the spare mounted up will change the look of the jeep altogether.Oh, can we get a peek inside too?
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