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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #22861
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Did this ! Got fed up with all the scratches in the corners where the PO was not carefull getting stuff in and out of the boot (OK trunk!). Also a small area of paint was lifting so it covered that. Will "black" the rubber bit with something to blend it in a bit better too.

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And this!, as I alway thought the "diffuser" styled bit should be black and it loses my hitch a bit (visually at least!).

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Ignore they slightly raggy edges as it was difficult to cut even with a new blade. I have carbon edging pin to finish it but ran out of time as I wanted to take thie pics before the light went.

Will be doing the over rider style bits on the front bumper (Ltd) when I get more time as they seem to have picked up more than there fair share of stone chips. Mocked it on "paint" and I think it will look OK....easy to peel if I dont like it.

Its 3m carbon, exterior grade with the tiny grooves in the back to let the air out so you dont get bubbles even if you apply it dry. Very stretchy so good on the curves.
Today I finished the above like this. Used some edging strip to sharpen up the finish and extended the carbon under the lights to give a more complete look...

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...and finished the defuser area the same way...

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...then did the front to match.. a cheaper and cooler way (IMO) than a respray (that will never match 10 year old paint anyway) to cover the multitude of stone chips on the "over rider" bits that stick out on a LTD bumper.....

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and finished the edges to match the rear.

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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #22862
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Today I finished the above like this. Used some edging strip to sharpen up the finish and extended the carbon under the lights to give a more complete look...

...and finished the defuser area the same way...

...then did the front to match.. a cheaper and cooler way (IMO) than a respray (that will never match 10 year old paint anyway) to cover the multitude of stone chips on the "over rider" bits that stick out on a LTD bumper.....

and finished the edges to match the rear.
I think it looks pretty sweet! Good job.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #22863
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Looks nice, ALFA! I like the chrome bumper guards, bull-bar, and the chrome side-steps, too. Nice look.

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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #22864
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Looks nice, ALFA! I like the chrome bumper guards, bull-bar, and the chrome side-steps, too. Nice look.

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Thanks ....they are actually all heavy polished stainless and all genuine Mopar parts except the rear corners that Mopar do not make ....not to be confused with the feeble alloy ones they also do. Hard to find here too!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:32 PM   #22865
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Just put a new Radiator in and put screening in the Grille for some add protection
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #22866
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Thanks ....they are actually all heavy polished stainless and all genuine Mopar parts except the rear corners that Mopar do not make ....not to be confused with the feeble alloy ones they also do. Hard to find here too!
Does Mopar still make them? P/N's?

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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:00 PM   #22867
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Finally decided on a cb antenna mount. I'm going to run a 102" fiberglass whip for now so I wanted something that could take a beating. Hardware store to the rescue again. A pair of 6" angle brackets did the trick. One 6" and one 8" might have been better. Sorry for a solo, mediocre pic. That is below the taillight, curbside.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #22868
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Today I finished the above like this. Used some edging strip to sharpen up the finish and extended the carbon under the lights to give a more complete look...
Excuse the sidebar, but what sort of tow ball is that? I've seen the Euro-stye goosenecks, but never one like that.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #22869
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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #22870
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Excuse the sidebar, but what sort of tow ball is that? I've seen the Euro-stye goosenecks, but never one like that.
It's a std 50mm tow ball. Same as the goose neck but bolt on rather than fixed. Probably the most common type you will find in the UK. Maybe the plastic cover is making it look a bit different!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:33 AM   #22871
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put some Bilstein 5100 up front and some new 265/70/17 MTR`s on ..going to wash and clean it and take some pics today..
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #22872
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I bought one. 2000 with 40k miles.

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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #22873
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Parked by this wrangler with a 5.7 swap! Guy wasn't in it but by all the jeep gear I figured out who it was inside, some company in Detroit did it pretty cool ride!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #22874
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Parked by this wrangler with a 5.7 swap! Guy wasn't in it but by all the jeep gear I figured out who it was inside, some company in Detroit did it pretty cool ride!
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Really neat, they seem to be common down here in DFW, generally in Tx.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #22875
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picked up my rear driveshaft. had it shortened a little and 2 new u-joints.
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