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post #391 of 448 Old 01-12-2014, 07:18 PM
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We'll, I thought I had done a good test of my new headlights a while back, and I gave them a rave review. Not sure what I was smoking that day, cause these lights suck the big one!! They are literally EXACTLY like holding a friggin' candle out the window. Unreal! They look bright when ya look at them directly, but I swear, there is no light getting to the ground or anything else in the vicinity! It's hilarious! So, obviously, they are outa there! And now I need to decide on what to buy next. I want lights that can be seen from space. Any suggestions?
kc has some nice led lights I was thinking about trying out, kinda pricey but ain't all led products lol here's a link

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post #392 of 448 Old 01-18-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I got most of my powder-coated parts back this week. My hood hinges and some interior trim pieces will be done next week.

I took my vent windows apart and had them PC'd. Then I put them back together with all new seals, channel and new tinted glass. I set up a quick jig to help with the riveting process. Even with the jig, it was a total pain in the @$$....







All back together...





Some interior shots... Almost complete...





My Lokar shifter...



It is looking more like a real truck these days...





It sure is nice and quiet inside the cab now. The whole truck is extremely tight with no rattles or squeaks.
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post #393 of 448 Old 01-21-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Got some more powder coated parts back today.



I put the JEEP emblem on the dash. I like it there much better.



My hood hinges turned out great!





One step closer...
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post #394 of 448 Old 01-21-2014, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I had a great day driving through the Snake River Birds of Prey area. The Jeep did great. It felt awesome to finally enjoy it after such a long time.











Great time.

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post #395 of 448 Old 01-21-2014, 08:30 PM
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That is awesome!
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post #396 of 448 Old 01-21-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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At the beginning of this project I had decided to paint white stars on the doors and hood as part of my tribute to our armed forces. But I have been hesitant to do it, because I really don't want white on my Jeep. So, today a friend suggested black stars to help maintain the current color scheme. And his idea sounds great to me. A black star on the hood with only small black stars on the cab top sides. Then some black lettering in some places. I am also planning on etching the glass in a few spots. More on that later.
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post #397 of 448 Old 01-22-2014, 11:28 AM
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Another option would be ghost stars that are the same color but have a different sheen than the body paint. That way you could see them in the light but it doesn't distract from the color scheme.
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post #398 of 448 Old 01-22-2014, 07:33 PM
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Glad to see your enjoying it now. I would put the stars on with flat black vinyl, that way if you decide you don't like it you can peel it off.
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post #399 of 448 Old 01-23-2014, 12:32 PM
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that's a good suggestion - or plastidip

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post #400 of 448 Old 01-23-2014, 12:42 PM
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Very inspirational! Makes me wanna go get started!
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post #401 of 448 Old 01-26-2014, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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That is a good idea. I always change my mind and this would certainly make it easier. We'll see.
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post #402 of 448 Old 01-26-2014, 08:15 PM
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This truck gets more awesome every time I see it!!

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post #403 of 448 Old 01-27-2014, 11:42 AM
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The jeep emblem on the passenger side dash looks amazing!

Great job building this jeep. Im sure you'll get it all the time, but, nice jeep.

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post #404 of 448 Old 02-01-2014, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to make a change on my radiator and fan setup. I picked up a much higher CFM fan from a 98 Volvo, which is the exact same fan as the very desirable Taurus fan. Except, it has a much better mounting flange. I also got the relay pack. All for $20. They are very powerful and are 2 speed.

I drew it up in CAD this morning then sent it to the plaz table. After that, I bent it into shape and welded it up and sanded it smooth.

I wasn't having any issues with the other fan. But it's winter. So I know it would not have done well with high heat. Plus it didn't cover the entire radiator surface. Now the shroud covers the whole core and it will be much more efficient.









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post #405 of 448 Old 02-02-2014, 08:56 AM
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Nice work!

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