post #16 of Old 08-05-2008, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wow...and I thought I bit off a pretty big chunk when I bought my CJ-7 at 16.

By the way, where are you in VA? I'm in NC on I-95 just south of the VA border (~1.5 hr south of Richmond)
Your close, but still kinda far...find Staunton, Virginia, then find Lexington, Virginia, guess exactly half way between the two, and here I am. (zip:24475 for those who don't like maps)


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post #17 of Old 08-06-2008, 07:21 AM
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I'll be interested to see how your paint idea works out. You'll have to let us know. Are you thinning the POR-15 at all when you shoot it? In the past the stuff I've worked with seems waaay too thick to be able to shoot with a gun.

I'm jealous by the way, I haven't been able to do much with my Willys wagon because I just had to drop a couple grand on rebuilding the transmission in my DD, and I'm going to have to spend another couple grand for tuition this semester. Maybe I should not go to school this semester and just work on the wagon instead...

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with the right nozzle I should be able to shoot it without reducing it. I will have to throw the gun away, because you WILL never get the nozzle clean, thats the properties of POR-15

The greatest expenses on this project are - in order from biggest to smaller:

--Engine rebuild~$2000
--New suspension~$1000
--Dunlop Rover R/T tires (4) ~$800 *haven't ordered yet
--POR-15 paint (2 gallons) ~$200
--Working on my Jeep ~PRICELESS

I am reusing as much as I can, so that keeps the price low.

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Could a paint expert please chime in and give some advice on the face mask and/or respirator that should be used to shoot POR-15, I'd like to make sure this estimable young man will not be breathing that stuff in. Preferably it should be brushed but can be sprayed with proper protection.
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Could a paint expert please chime in and give some advice on the face mask and/or respirator that should be used to shoot POR-15, I'd like to make sure this estimable young man will not be breathing that stuff in. Preferably it should be brushed but can be sprayed with proper protection.
Don't worry I got a respirator....

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Respirator is a great idea. I always wear mine when shooting paint, yet I still wake up the next day with the worst headache ever and silver buggars.

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OK I went to the Carlisle Truck Nationals this weekend and bought myself an air filter for the engine. Im not going to use a oil bath style filter it came with. I think I will get better performance with a high flow one. I payed $35 for it. Normally they cost $50, but at Carlisle everything is cheaper. I also almost bought 2001 Camaro seats, but I he was asking a bit too much. I'll be trying the local junk yard.





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Coolies, how are you planning on mounting it? Mine's got an aftermarket filter as well (but more of the normal design). That oil bath air filter is a pain in the rear. Here's mine, you can sort of see it off to the side of the picture. You'll have to post some pictures when you get that thing on there.


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Good question...I haven't yet found out myself!

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What's wrong with the original seats? I love them because they remind me of riding on a school bus haha

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I just don't feel like hunting down the "3/4" bench seat, and the "1/4" bucket seat. The seats that were in it when I started the project were 60s era Mustang seats.

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Hey, I haven't been physicly working on my project lately, but found the "craftsman red" color I want to paint my Jeep with its actually not Craftsman red, but the closest match is "Rosso Swift Red its the paint color for 1997 Fiats and Lancias. Who knew. Paint code is N9915IE I got the paint in lacquer enamel, because you can't get the type I want in a rattle can to spray. I am going to use a single stage urethane enamel. I absolutely LOVE this color... I didn't want to mess up my new sheet metal, so I used a pie pan....This color won't match the air filter

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I saw your video, I that a Jeep graveyard? Dude let me get one of those Jeeps or at least tell me where that is. Ive got 4 Jeeps right now, but Ive never thought about having at leas one of every model. Its like a jeepers heaven!
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I saw your video, I that a Jeep graveyard? Dude let me get one of those Jeeps or at least tell me where that is. Ive got 4 Jeeps right now, but Ive never thought about having at leas one of every model. Its like a jeepers heaven!

hehehe yes that is right down the highway from me. My friend, who owns all those Jeeps, told me that I can share information about what he does, and generic information about his collection of Jeeps on the internet, but he also said that if I told ANYONE who he was, or where he's located, he would have to kill me (I'M SERIOUS!!) He has been restoring Jeeps for about 25 years. He has about 15 acres of wooded land, with approximately 80 Jeeps, maybe more. All the Jeeps are unrestored. He has 8 MUTTS, about 20 Jeep Trucks like mine, 15 Station Wagons, countless CJs, and a one of a kind Jeep prototype that was NEVER publicized, or even known about. He also has enough parts lying around to build at least 40 Jeeps.

I love going over their to help, and explore the "Jeep BONE YARD" I have a 10 minute long video of me walking around his woods looking at all (or most) of the bone yard. I am keeping it PRIVATE. So please don't ask.

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You know the saying "he has passed the point of no return"? I think I have passed it.

Tonight, I got a bottle and solid wire on my welder (used to have the flux-core stuff) did a few practice welds, and then welded up one of 2 body seams on the cab. I think it will make the cab look cleaner after its painted....we'll find out. I still need to do the other side. Do it tomorrow. I also need to make some new pits for the cab corners. That's going to be difficult.

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