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post #256 of 372 Old 01-04-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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11 here at columbus with possible snow flurries. with that being said theres gonna be no milk or bread on the shelves. I still cant figure that one out.
Its not like we're gonna be snowed in for a week in GA!


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post #257 of 372 Old 01-05-2014, 07:12 AM
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11 here at columbus with possible snow flurries. with that being said theres gonna be no milk or bread on the shelves. I still cant figure that one out.
The static temp here was -6 Thursday, wind chill at -25 (wind gusts at 30 MPH) and a foot of snow. The weather men are saying that Tuesday they have no past history on what the weather might do, colder with more wind, but no snow this time.

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I am SO glad I am not in that ultra-cold stuff! However, they are calling for upper teens/low 20s Monday night. That's considered a HARD freeze around here, and it kills whole industries, particularly horticultural. I will be working in it (during the daytime), and I'm not looking forward to it.

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post #259 of 372 Old 01-30-2014, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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OK... finally got some more work done. Had my welding friend come over and we welded up the roll cage. I think it came out really nice. He laid down some nice weld beads and we also got the bungs in for the shoulder belt. Take a look…








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post #260 of 372 Old 01-30-2014, 06:38 PM
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Another milestone, Bob! Way to go Big Dog!! That will really transform the Jeep's appearance.

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Sweet love the cage looking great.

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Nice roll cage. Is it a kit, or did you bend it up?


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Another milestone, Bob! Way to go Big Dog!! That will really transform the Jeep's appearance.
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Nice roll cage. Is it a kit, or did you bend it up?


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Thanks guys. Rich, it's a kit from Extreme Custom Fabrication with added dash bar and grab handles. Nice kit.

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Looks great!
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OK… actually got some more work done today. Trying to get everything ready to go to the muffler shop soon. Put on the old back shocks so the muffler guy can route around them. Took the ws frame back off and enlarged the hole in the firewall to fit the Blazer motor upgrade I did on the blower. Feeling good about my progress today. Once I get done with the exhaust, I plan on looking at getting it painted. So, I’ve been thinking about what prep needs to be done before I send out for paint… and I thought about this: This Jeep originally came with those aluminum kick rails below the door. I actually had the holes filled in after I took them off and was not going to re-use them, but now I'm reconsidering. With the nerf bars I’ve installed, I think they would be nice to keep from kicking the body when using the nerf bars to step in the Jeep. My aluminum rails are not in the greatest shape… any of ya’ll restored your aluminum rails? How did you do it and did you clear them afterward for protection against future oxidation?

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post #266 of 372 Old 02-08-2014, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I need to get a new transmission tunnel cover. Does anyone make a blank cover out of the original steel? I've seen stainless ones and diamond plate covers, but I just want a plain old stamped steel one.

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post #267 of 372 Old 02-08-2014, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, also on the exhaust work, planning on trying to do true dual exhaust with 2 1/4" pipes and a 1 3/4" cross over pipe. Any opinions on that? Remember its a 351W engine.

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I re-did some factory rocker trim for my Jeep. It's not too bad, but involves a lot of elbow grease! Mine had rock pecks and everything else. I am not sure if this is the perfect or right way to do them, but this is what I did: First, I sanded them with like 320 (actually I used a courser grit, but caused me more work in the long run I think) grit sandpaper until I got the worst of the dings and scratches out then I just kept sanding them on down with progressively finer grit until I got them smooth. I think I sanded them last with like 2000 grit. I tried several different kinds of polish, but the one I liked the best was purple. I am not sure, but can check if you need me too, but I think it was made by California Custom. It was the best one that I used. I buffed it off with a little 3" buffing pad. They turned out pretty good. That is the thing with those old original parts. They are thick and made out of something you can work with! I have some pics on my build thread if you want to see the difference from what they looked like before and after. I'm not sure what page, but it should be toward the end.
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I re-did some factory rocker trim for my Jeep. It's not too bad, but involves a lot of elbow grease! Mine had rock pecks and everything else. I am not sure if this is the perfect or right way to do them, but this is what I did: First, I sanded them with like 320 (actually I used a courser grit, but caused me more work in the long run I think) grit sandpaper until I got the worst of the dings and scratches out then I just kept sanding them on down with progressively finer grit until I got them smooth. I think I sanded them last with like 2000 grit. I tried several different kinds of polish, but the one I liked the best was purple. I am not sure, but can check if you need me too, but I think it was made by California Custom. It was the best one that I used. I buffed it off with a little 3" buffing pad. They turned out pretty good. That is the thing with those old original parts. They are thick and made out of something you can work with! I have some pics on my build thread if you want to see the difference from what they looked like before and after. I'm not sure what page, but it should be toward the end.
Yeah, I checked out your thread where you worked on that trim... yours came out great! I've got a 6" buffer wheel on my grinder and was thinking about trying to use that and see how it goes. Did you spray any clear on your trim to try to keep it nice or is it just bare aluminum?

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I didn't spray anything on mine. Best I can tell is when it gets a little dull is just hit it with that purple metal polish by hand and it will shine right back up. I am betting clear would never stick to that aluminum.
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