Thanks, Guys. I'm waiting for Clay to pull up so we can go to my sister's house. In the meantime, here are some pics of today's work.
Clay's grill. It and the windshield frame are still original parts. Everything else is FG.
Busted fender bolt to get out. yeehaw...
This tab is about broken off. How should I fix it? Do I really need to keep it? Suggestions, please.
PO's wad of silicone at tab on bezel. What for?? Did it rattle??
PO's wiring at headlight plug. C'mon... he taped it right into the plug!
Different screws out of the same light bucket. #$%&@!
The only dent in the grill. Bad pic tho... can you see it?
Guess what color Clay's Jeep used to be?
Just like his Old Man's!
Grill backside about half done with sandblasting.
My little sandblaster did not want to feed this big stuff. This is a 100# bag of blasting media.
Found these things in the yard! They have a coat of Ospho on them. Gotta figure out what to do with them!
We still have some to do. The grill has some kind of undercoating/liner material on it. Most of it comes right off with the blaster at 120 PSI, but not all. There will still be some wire-wheeling to do. I was never thinking about discovering the color of the Jeep, so when it revealed itself I was pleased! I have decided that I like the color and I will probably put it back on MY CJ, as it is the original color for it. Clay is adamant that he wants red... tried to talk him out of it already. No Way!!
Whay do ya'll think is the best way to restore the chrome finish on the bezels? They are not pitted but painted black. Do you think if I hit them with, say... 50 PSIs of sand that they would obtain a matte look??
Gotta go for now... duty calls!