Congrats Mike. I'm looking foward to seeing the Cobra Jeep in person.
Thanks Bill. The beers I brewed weren't quite carbonated enough before I had to leave for my Christmas vacation so I'll have to send them to you in January. Sorry for the wait but I don't think you'd want to drink flat beer.
"That, and searching 1979 CJ7 on Google and having my build thread currently come up as the first result is pretty cool too."
Really cool... Congrats on the award. Keep posting pictures - I'm leaning on your thread for motivation. Mine is down to the frame in a very cold garage.....
Cold garage, I can relate. My bullet heater was just enough to make it bearable to work and a shot of Captain in your Coke will keep it from freezing.
There's a speck of dust right there. See it?
This is not the speck of dust you are looking for, move along, move along.
I am just starting my teardown, what brand of aircraft stripper did you use? You might have answered this already but I am not all the way through your thread. thanks
I've tried several different brands of paint stripper including Kwik-Strip Aircraft stripper, Kleen-Strip and POR-Strip.
They all basically worked the same but I like the thicker ones which stick to the surface and is not as runny so it stays in place. The key is to make a quick scuff on the paint surface until it is dull, then add a solid coat of the stripper thick enough to where you can let it sit for 10-15 minutes and it will still be wet. You have to give it a solid 10-15 minutes to allow the stripper a chance to do its' job.
Once it bubbled up, I would scrape off what I could with a gasket scraper then finish it off with a wire wheel. The parts I didn't scuff up enough to dull the paint before applying the stripper took 2-3 coats before it was cleaned. If I scuffed the paint before applying the stripper, 90-95% would be removed on the first pass and the rest came off easily with a wire wheel after a light second coat.