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Unread 02-01-2013, 12:36 AM   #901
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MO2500, that is a really nice cage. What did you paint it with? I just painted mine yesterday with a quart of rustoleum semi gloss black. Went on good, no runs (good for a beginner like me) but I am wondering how it will harden up.

Again, nice cage!
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Unread 02-01-2013, 01:07 AM   #902
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I plan on getting mine sand blasted and powder coated, but I have used the epoxy enamel appliance paint on cages before. It hardens to a nice shell that resists scratches etc.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 01:11 AM   #903
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MO2500, that is a really nice cage. What did you paint it with? I just painted mine yesterday with a quart of rustoleum semi gloss black. Went on good, no runs (good for a beginner like me) but I am wondering how it will harden up.

Again, nice cage!
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Thanks!

I painted it with maybe 6-8 rattle cans of Krylon Satin Black after priming. I've found Krylon has a smoother look than Rustoleum's satin with less splotchyness. I use the Krylon satin black on just about everything so I should probably start buying in bulk!
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #904
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When I do mine I will get it powdercoated since I got a sweet deal worked out with my powdercoater and he gives me ridiculous deals on my cj stuff.

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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #905
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Update on the scrambler cage. Almost done but ran out of tube.

Still need to finish the X behind the front seats, build the back seat harness bar and supports, the gussets and grab handles, the upside down "V" in the windshield, and some small pieces to support the genright tire carrier .

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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #906
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Thanks!

I painted it with maybe 6-8 rattle cans of Krylon Satin Black after priming. I've found Krylon has a smoother look than Rustoleum's satin with less splotchyness. I use the Krylon satin black on just about everything so I should probably start buying in bulk!
That is a nice looking rattle can job. It looks sprayed. I did spray mine and found that splotchiness your talking about, apparently 800 grit wet sanding will fix it. I am going to cover a large part of it with padding and what won't be covered will be fairly low so I won't do the sanding.

I got a quote to do all parts with powdercoat for $200 which seemed like a good deal but I painted everything for under $40 and spent the rest on this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170838165012...84.m1497.l2649

Being new to Jeep project financing has made me look at numbers closer



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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #907
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Update on the scrambler cage. Almost done but ran out of tube.

Still need to finish the X behind the front seats, build the back seat harness bar and supports, the gussets and grab handles, the upside down "V" in the windshield, and some small pieces to support the genright tire carrier .
How did I miss that? Very nice Halo job. Look forward to some progress/finished pics!

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Unread 02-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #908
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That is a nice looking rattle can job. It looks sprayed. I did spray mine and found that splotchiness your talking about, apparently 800 grit wet sanding will fix it. I am going to cover a large part of it with padding and what won't be covered will be fairly low so I won't do the sanding.

I got a quote to do all parts with powdercoat for $200 which seemed like a good deal but I painted everything for under $40 and spent the rest on this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170838165012...84.m1497.l2649

Being new to Jeep project financing has made me look at numbers closer



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I think you could get a cheaper price for powder coat.

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Unread 02-01-2013, 10:43 PM   #909
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What would you think a good price woud be? the guy I showed the parts to had a $100 minimum and I had 15 pieces total, many small and easy but that cage had lots of angles to cover. I welded a 1/2-13 nut in the center to lift it with the forklift, that was slightly easier. Still took a lot of spray time.

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Unread 02-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #910
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What would you think a good price woud be? the guy I showed the parts to had a $100 minimum and I had 15 pieces total, many small and easy but that cage had lots of angles to cover. I welded a 1/2-13 nut in the center to lift it with the forklift, that was slightly easier. Still took a lot of spray time.

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Well my powder coater did my frame and axles sandblasting and powder coating with a color change for $200

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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #911
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Ours wanted an extra $100 for sandblasting, you definitely are getting a good deal. I better shop around some more. I will be doing the front fenders into tubes and want to match the color as close as possible, that might be a real expense.
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Ours wanted an extra $100 for sandblasting, you definitely are getting a good deal. I better shop around some more. I will be doing the front fenders into tubes and want to match the color as close as possible, that might be a real expense.
They also gave me such a good deal because I'm 17 and I did all the negotiating myself and they like that I was building my cj myself too.

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Can anyone give me a ballpark footage for a full cage in an 87? I have the chance to get one hell of a deal on 1.75 tubing with any wall thickness I want. Looking at 1.75 od x 1.375 id. He said they mostly order CM instead of mild steel, but might be able to get mild in...
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #914
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My CJ5 took 2pcs 2" x .120 and 6pcs 1.5" x .120. I did make rear fenders and sliders too out of the 1.5". It looks like you are leaning toward the mild over the CM, you probably know it needs "special" attention when welding. LOL. .188 might be a little heavy.

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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:50 PM   #915
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SWEET, Man that is just what I want in my CJ, That cage is AWESOME...
+1 Unfortunately it may be a few years before I find the time for something this nice.
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