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post #181 of 448 Old 06-05-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have been completely bed ridden. Pain and paralysis issues have been ruling with absolute power.

I did run across a brand new set of bucket seats a while back that I like far better than the BMW leather seats, which are pretty comfortable, but I have never really been a fan of leather.

A friend of mine bought these brand new from the dealer for $425 to put in his motor home. But he ended up selling it and never installed them. So he put them up for sale and I bought them for only $100!! They are a beautiful black velour with sliders and recliners. No power. One other main reason for switching to these is that I need to easily get behind them to access the electronic components. They are extremely comfortable and they add a very warm feel to my J200 interior.





I will get photos of the completed interior one of these days when I am able.

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post #182 of 448 Old 06-06-2012, 05:41 AM
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I like those seats, and can't beat the price. You should have a Mod move this thread to the Jeep build section, it will get alot more views there. Hope you feel better soon!!!!
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post #183 of 448 Old 06-14-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I sent a message, but got no reply.
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post #184 of 448 Old 06-15-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't been able to do much of anything for quite some time. Same old story.

Last week Joe painted some miscellaneous parts with the appropriate paint. They turned out great.

The original 6.0L fan is now black instead of white:



The original interior sun visors, door handles, dome light frame, and a Grand Wagoneer steering column to dash cover are all black now. The column will be repainted a bit later.







The front fenders are now ready for their final body work and paint. Joe should have them done soon. Once they're done, all the front end parts can go on. Then the doors can go on. And after that, the glass, new weatherstripping, carpet, seats, and then all the remaining electrical components can be installed.

It's very close to being ready for the road.
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post #185 of 448 Old 06-15-2012, 02:13 PM
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Nice work. Would you and/or Joe mind disclosing what you're painting interior parts with? I've used SEM Color Coat and various Duplicolor and Plastikote products in the past with pretty satisfying results, but without a spray gun, it's strictly rattle-can territory around here.
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post #186 of 448 Old 06-15-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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I'll check.

I ran across this Grand Cherokee. Now this is my style. Toughness and comfort all wrapped up in one beautiful package.

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post #187 of 448 Old 06-16-2012, 11:50 AM
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^ Looks like Icelandic style to me.
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post #188 of 448 Old 06-16-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Joe worked very hard today on the front fenders and did an excellent job. I asked him to fill all the seams, because to me they look much better. And it eliminates one place where rust typically develops. Even though the fenders were bead blasted, there was still some clear signs of surface rust deep down in the seams. So, before anything, I had him brush some POR15 into them. Just an extra measure of detail.

These are 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief front fenders. It was tough to decide which fenders to go with. But the original 64 Gladiator fenders lost out in the end. It was just slightly less work to go with the Chief fenders and since Joe was doing the work I let him decide. The other benefit was that these have the holes for the later model marker lights that I bought new from BJ's Off Road at the beginning of this project.

Next weekend he will sand and paint them. Then I will call a few buddies and have them come by to install the fenders, grill parts, hood and doors.







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post #189 of 448 Old 06-16-2012, 05:22 PM
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Continues to look fantastic!

Bullpoop and heifer dust...the essence of life.

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post #190 of 448 Old 06-16-2012, 05:30 PM
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I can't wait to see this AWESOME truck done and rolling down the road/trail!!!

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post #191 of 448 Old 06-16-2012, 08:53 PM
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It's been entirely too long since I've checked in, AWESOME progress!
Can't wait to see this all come together!
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post #192 of 448 Old 06-23-2012, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Joe finished the front fenders. They turned out beautifully.







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post #193 of 448 Old 06-26-2012, 05:02 PM
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Very nice. Are you going to leave the fender flares green, or hit them with flat black?
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post #194 of 448 Old 06-26-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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They will stay green for now.
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post #195 of 448 Old 06-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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I was wondering if you had another build on here.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/w...angler-974367/

That's a cool TJ. I have seen leaf springs on the back, but never on the front of a TJ. Do you still have it?
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