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post #61 of 112 Old 06-27-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks David! It's driving me nuts not being able to work on it (sitting in a freakin' airport right now...as usual). I'm itchin' to start on the interior. I'm still blown away at how well yours has been coming together. You've done some serious welding/fab'ing! I haven't seen an update lately. You taking a break?


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post #62 of 112 Old 07-01-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Worked on the windshield and also figured I'd better "cut n buff" the paint before it ended up rock hard. Did anyone know it's hot outside? I'm about ready to pass out, so I've stopped until tonight when I'll paint the windshield black.

The PO also painted the windshield black, but used a "textured" finish. The frame had plenty of rust. This was a pain and took nearly all day Saturday. If I had to do it over I think I'd just buy a new frame (especially since I think this one wasn't original).





I used aviation paint stripper, and finished it off with an air grinder with a gasket remover pad which worked perfect!



Now this Is one of the neatest tricks I've ever heard of! I had some very bad "runs/sags" in the clear on the drivers side due to poor lighting and needed to sand them out. I read about the "razor blade" trick, and it worked perfectly. I almost had fun scraping this stuff off!




And finally did a little wet sanding and compounding. The heat about killed me at this point. Time for a beer.


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post #63 of 112 Old 07-01-2012, 01:43 PM
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Waiting on the windshield frame paint! Drink some water and get back to work.

Razor blade is a cool trick, and it buffed out great.

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post #64 of 112 Old 07-01-2012, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Waiting on the windshield frame paint! Drink some water and get back to work.
I tried to, Skipper, but couldn't pry myself out of the chair. About to get back at it, though!

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post #65 of 112 Old 07-01-2012, 06:56 PM
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I tried to, Skipper, but couldn't pry myself out of the chair. About to get back at it, though!
Seriously, you be careful!

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post #66 of 112 Old 07-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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Outstanding job


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Thanks 243! Btw, that "racing" bumper is now at the scrapyard.

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"Brown" stopped by today and left this on the front porch:



And probably the only "budget" part of my work on this Jeep occurred tonight. Got the windshield frame painted, let it cure then hauled it to the auto glass shop this morning to get the new windshield installed. As I started putting the various parts back on it this evening, I noticed how nasty the cowl seal really was (rubber wasn't terribly bad, but had old Maaco paint, rust stains, etc all on it). Then it hit me that I had a spare cowl seal stashed away in the garage (for the YJ)! All I had to do was cut holes for the defrost vents on the bottom. So finally, something I didn't have to buy!

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"Brown" stopped by today and left this on the front porch:



And probably the only "budget" part of my work on this Jeep occurred tonight. Got the windshield frame painted, let it cure then hauled it to the auto glass shop this morning to get the new windshield installed. As I started putting the various parts back on it this evening, I noticed how nasty the cowl seal really was (rubber wasn't terribly bad, but had old Maaco paint, rust stains, etc all on it). Then it hit me that I had a spare cowl seal stashed away in the garage (for the YJ)! All I had to do was cut holes for the defrost vents on the bottom. So finally, something I didn't have to buy!
WEENIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waiting on the pics of the black frame!! I will sit here until you post them.

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post #70 of 112 Old 07-05-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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WEENIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waiting on the pics of the black frame!! I will sit here until you post them.
Bwahahaha! No sooner did I post that, then I immediately saw you installed your own glass... I felt like a total wuss.

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post #71 of 112 Old 07-05-2012, 10:58 PM
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Lulu is looking great love the color choice. Oh yeah and don't feel bad about the windshield, I also left mine to the pro's too (I have seen too many cracked while trying to install)

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I tried to, Skipper, but couldn't pry myself out of the chair. About to get back at it, though!
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"Brown" stopped by today and left this on the front porch:



And probably the only "budget" part of my work on this Jeep occurred tonight. Got the windshield frame painted, let it cure then hauled it to the auto glass shop this morning to get the new windshield installed. As I started putting the various parts back on it this evening, I noticed how nasty the cowl seal really was (rubber wasn't terribly bad, but had old Maaco paint, rust stains, etc all on it). Then it hit me that I had a spare cowl seal stashed away in the garage (for the YJ)! All I had to do was cut holes for the defrost vents on the bottom. So finally, something I didn't have to buy!
Such a Party Foul!! Those pics weren't on there when I posted earlier! Why are you sitting by yourself at the beach? Won't anybody play with you?

And C'mon... you know I'm waiting for a WS frame pic. What's with the teaser? I gotta know what to do next! It's hard keeping ahead of you.

You going with chrome headlight bezels, or black? It looks totally awesome. How did you fix the rust on the WS frame, or did you get a new one? I missed it... Sorry... sort of random thoughts!

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Lulu is looking great love the color choice. Oh yeah and don't feel bad about the windshield, I also left mine to the pro's too (I have seen too many cracked while trying to install)
Thanks Twinstick! The color has grown on me, too. I like the contrast with the black. Regarding the windshield, I've read so many horror stories that I just leave it up to the pros on that one. However, if my chillins were a little older I'd pull a Skerr and put 'em to work. I think the wife beater Scott was wearing was what really helped.

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Such a Party Foul!! Those pics weren't on there when I posted earlier! Why are you sitting by yourself at the beach? Won't anybody play with you?

And C'mon... you know I'm waiting for a WS frame pic. What's with the teaser? I gotta know what to do next! It's hard keeping ahead of you.

You going with chrome headlight bezels, or black? It looks totally awesome. How did you fix the rust on the WS frame, or did you get a new one? I missed it... Sorry... sort of random thoughts!
Ha! My wife was ignoring me and I had my back to the ocean; kids were out of the shot probably peeing and pooping in that tidal pool

I TOTALLY forgot to get new bolts for the windshield bracket. The old allen heads were shot, so I bought new stainless ones today. And yes, I fixed the rust. I couldn't weld it without blowing more holes in the metal, so I used the waterproof fiberglass body filler. I used that on a hole in my YJ windshield and its lasted for 7 years now!!

I'm leaving the bezels chrome. I DO like how yours look, though..

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Ha! My wife was ignoring me and I had my back to the ocean; kids were out of the shot probably peeing and pooping in that tidal pool

I TOTALLY forgot to get new bolts for the windshield bracket. The old allen heads were shot, so I bought new stainless ones today. And yes, I fixed the rust. I couldn't weld it without blowing more holes in the metal, so I used the waterproof fiberglass body filler. I used that on a hole in my YJ windshield and its lasted for 7 years now!!

I'm leaving the bezels chrome. I DO like how yours look, though..
Whew! Mine's better'n yourn!

I like that fibergass filler material. I used it on my WS frame too. My neighbor (AJ) says it will be there when the Jeep turns into fertilizer! STILL... waiting on a FULL INSTALLED BLACK WS SHOT! You're worse than the dash I'm waiting on...

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