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Unread 01-30-2011, 05:00 PM   #16
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What did you use to backlight those gauges that looks awesome

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Unread 01-30-2011, 05:07 PM   #17
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What did you use to backlight those gauges that looks awesome
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #18
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has anyone painted their rims? if so what process did you use and how well has it held up?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:10 PM   #19
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Man I am jealous of your tub!

I did paint my factory wagon wheels black, and they still look good. I used greased lightning to clean, then used the green scouring pads to scuff them up. Rust I removed with wire wheel and used some coarser sand paper. Painted with Rustoleum about four times.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:19 PM   #20
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here has what i have done recently!



brightened up my gauges!
Greetings from Jax as well! What did you use in your gauges? Looks good
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:56 PM   #21
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Man I am jealous of your tub!

I did paint my factory wagon wheels black, and they still look good. I used greased lightning to clean, then used the green scouring pads to scuff them up. Rust I removed with wire wheel and used some coarser sand paper. Painted with Rustoleum about four times.
lol thanks bud! thanks for the tips on painting my rims too. i think i'm going to paint mine flat black.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #22
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Greetings from Jax as well! What did you use in your gauges? Looks good
thank you for the welcome. i used an L.E.D. flexible strip. i will take the speedometer apart tomorrow to take pictures and show you what it looks like.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #23
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Looks like a fine jeep! You need to start a separate thread about your gauge rebuild. I am sure it will become quite popular!
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:20 PM   #24
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Agreed, those gauges are great! Super visible!
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:32 PM   #25
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Yes... do something like a gauge thread. I know I can use the help.

Here is what I did to renovate my old wheels. Sorry about the giant pics!

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Unread 03-08-2011, 11:35 AM   #26
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Hey everyone, been busy job hunting (now that I'm graduated) and working around the house for my parents so I havent had time to work on the Jeep much. However, today I did take the heater box out and I am putting a new heater core in as well as the Blazer motor. I have also sanded down all the rust in the tub and primed it.

My dad has been telling me to fix the heater while I have it all apart and I'm glad I finally listened, b/c when I ripped it out I found more rust at the firewall to clean up. I will be ordering the Raptor Spray-in Bedliner today and that will be the next step for the interior. After I get the bedliner sprayed in then I will start putting the interior back together and get the exterior ready for paint!
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Unread 03-08-2011, 12:04 PM   #27
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Looks great

Are the LED's dimmable?
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Unread 03-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #28
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Looks great

Are the LED's dimmable?
i'm not sure... i guess i'll find out when i hook them up to a dimmer switch.
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Unread 03-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #29
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got the rock sliders as a bday present from my g/f!
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Unread 03-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #30
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The LED's look great!
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