I initiated the 2nd stage of trimming my front and rear fender flares for added clearance. Personally, I like the FSJ flares, so it is very important to me to trim them in such a way that I still maintain the OEM look. Most people will not even notice that they've been modified when I am done.
The front trim work has added 4-5" of clearance.
I am experimenting with adding a small "flat fender style step. If I like the look, I will attach them to the 3/16" plate rocker guards; not currently built.
The hood support rods, hood latch and grille are all painted and installed. I really want to paint the aluminum radiator black for a better look. But I need to research whether or not it will hinder cooling.
I also got the drivers door on. Now it just needs to be adjusted.
I did some research and found new universal door glass run channel. This will allow me to eliminate the noisy vent window and convert my doors to one piece glass. I am excited that I found the correct channel, so I can continue my endeavor to achieve a completely air tight and quiet interior.
The next step that's required to make all this work is to modify the upper door frames slightly. My plan is to use the extra FSJ doors that I have and combine the upper channel sections. I will take photos of how all this will be done.
Very interested, while I love the vent look ugh the noise even w new seals
06-Corvette z51-6spd,b&b,K&N low miles.
77-Corvette Stingray 496 BBC/TH400 built 667hp+
00 WJ 4x4, 4.7 stroker, turbocharged,..lots more..
01 WJ 4x2 4.7v8 Limited (needs valve job)
90 Grand Wagoneer 401 Edelbrock Heads, Lunati .510/.527 FT Cam, Edelbrock RPM Air Gap, Holley HP 750, Thorley Headers, HEI, Electric Fan w Digital controller,4" lift 31x10.50 Goodyear Duratrac's on Pro-Comp Wheels,new interior, seats,seals,Alpine and JL full system, Remote HEI, Clifford 2 way with remote start,windows,tailgate.
96 Cherokee Country 4dr/2x2 White/Tan 3" Lift Sahara 18" Wheels 32.5"'s 99up head and intake- for sale soon!
Sorry I haven't posted any updates for such a long time. I decided to eliminate all the medications I have had to take since my last spinal reconstruction surgery. It's always a difficult stage to get through. But I am happy to say that I have succeeded! I chose to quit all meds cold turkey at home and as expected it was brutal beyond belief. Each time I have to undergo these surgeries I am forced to manage insane pain levels with very strong meds. And each time, I hate taking them, so I stop as soon as possible. I wouldn't wish that horrific hell on anyone. It has got to be worse than dying. It takes "true grit" to make it through such heinous torchure.
SO, now I am doing very well and I am super glad to be back. I feel like a normal human again. No more pain meds!
I will post updates as soon as I can. I hope you will stay close as there are lots more details to share on this build.
A very sincere "thank you" to all of you who have posted notes of encouragement and all the prayers throughout the past 3 years. It has meant more than you know. Even though most of us have never met, I feel like we've become great friends.
I also apologize for the constant complaining about how terrible it was. I guess it helped to express it somehow. Thanks for not hammering me for that.