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I think, officially, you did. We still have to paint our grill. I think we're going to have to sandblast it again.
Why do you need to sandblast it? Is it pitted bad?

Laughing my arse off at your KOA story. Sounds like something that would happen to us. BTW, we have our family vacation in Ormond every year, and do the Dixie Hwy route. Never knew that about Mantazas! Heading that way in 3 weeks.


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Why do you need to sandblast it? Is it pitted bad?

Laughing my arse off at your KOA story. Sounds like something that would happen to us. BTW, we have our family vacation in Ormond every year, and do the Dixie Hwy route. Never knew that about Mantazas! Heading that way in 3 weeks.
In the 70s my dad owned a hotel at Ormond, called The Newport Beach Hotel. We were there every weekend for many years. We had a cottage in Key West where we stayed each summer. I had a great childhood!

If you have time to do the forts (on A1A), be sure and go to Matanzas. It is very unique. The Ranger was energetic and informative, and he gave a great monologue. The boat ride to the fort is free. I would like to have the fort and convert it to my house!

edit* The grill has been in primer a long time, and it is flaking off. I'm sure it's because we did a poor job of prep after sandblasting the last time. Some of the flaking is in areas that would be very difficult to get clean with sandpaper.

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In the 70s my dad owned a hotel at Ormond, called The Newport Beach Hotel. We were there every weekend for many years. We had a cottage in Key West where we stayed each summer. I had a great childhood!
Skipper, you had it ROUGH!

Definitely going to add the fort to our activities list.

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Well, in watching the forecast and seeing the humidity slowly climb into the normal dog days of summer sogginess, I figured it was time to just get this clearcoat done! I ran the wimpy window unit A/C in the garage all night, sprayed Cutter Backyard around my lawn to kill any curious bugs/skeeters that may want to wander into my paint and fired up the compressor at 6:30a this morning. First order of business was to lightly hit a few areas with basecoat that didn't get enough coverage. Then, with nervous shaky, hands...sweat running off my brow, I mixed the clear and hardener and pulled the trigger. There was a slight improvement in my clearcoat shooting from 7 (or was it 8) years ago, but I still have some sanding to do. I made adjustments to my air supply and the clear did seem to go on "better", but I've still got some orange peel. If I learned one lesson, it's that you can never have enough LIGHT. It's easy to shoot the color on in mediocore light conditions, but my idiotic self completely forgot that you can't really "see" clear going on without proper lighting. Soooo, I ended up with a couple of nice nasty runs on the drivers side. I can't wait for the neighbor to come over and say, "Would you look at this??"
It should be fun sanding that out.

Here are a few shots (terrible iPhone pics; I'll take more when I roll it outside and reassemble):




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Would you LOOK at THIS! Pretty dang good.

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Would you LOOK at THIS! Pretty dang good.
Ssskipper, just look at it...would you look at this; is that a run? Look at it!

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Love that color!!!

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Thanks danc9! It's the factory Jeep color for 1981 (cameo tan). It looks much better out in the natural light vs in the garage. The interior will be black so I think it should be a good combination when I'm finally done.

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paint turned out siiiiicckkk
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I love the color. And before YOU start a thread on the subject, I'd like to reccomend this for when you're finished.
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...04_A%7CGRP2002_____

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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Thanks Kastraelie... I just hope the couple of runs on the side (conveniently hidden for Jeepforum members) don't make me sick!

Hutch-Thanks for the link!! The vanilla scent wafers will match my paint perfectly! I could wedge those in the speaker grilles, and with Snoop Dogg turned up, the concussion of the bass beat should puff out a little vanilla scent each time. Excited!

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Man, I'm beat! Spent the better part of the day fixing some of the ratty wiring, cleaning up the radiator, replacing a bad freeze plug, POR 15'ing a few spots and then reassembling. Gin and Tonics never tasted so good! I'm going to try to sneak in a little wet sanding tomorrow if the kids will let me. I still have to remove the glass from the windshield and make a few repairs there, then I'm painting it black. Also need to spray the hood hinges, latches, etc and put them on as well (which is why the hood isn't sitting level right now..it's just sitting up there..I couldn't stand it and had to see how it would look). Then I move on to lining the interior.



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The only thing that comes to my mind is LOOK AT THIS!!! Dang you anyway... I hate you. You are a menace. You stole my Jeep and now you're gonna get it! 12:00 noon, at the pub, bring your mug... the ugly one! And try to find a bumper that's not full of holes!? And I can't wait for the black windshield frame. heh heh

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The only thing that comes to my mind is LOOK AT THIS And try to find a bumper that's not full of holes!? And I can't wait for the black windshield frame. heh heh
Ha! Shoot, yours is going to end up outclassing mine big time! Plus, I'm just taking advantage of your current "distractions" that you added to the fleet!

And yes, bumper will be hitting the trash pile! I'm only using it to push the Heep in and out of the garage!

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looking real nice pman, making some serious progress in here!
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