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post #331 of 1943 Old 07-14-2010, 05:14 AM
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I bet you feel a lot better now

Looks great


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post #332 of 1943 Old 07-14-2010, 06:04 AM
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All I can say is wow!
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post #333 of 1943 Old 07-14-2010, 06:37 AM
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No more worries with those parts!! They look great. While I was looking through the new pictures I thought to myself that I bet most people don't bother to clear cote the roll cage, which looks outstanding like the rest of the parts. You got the tub done yet???? Come on Mike lets see this thing all together. I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas.
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post #334 of 1943 Old 07-14-2010, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. It is a little comforting to know that several pieces are completely done and will only need a couple minutes of buff and polish. I thought this was a pretty cool picture after a long day of painting.

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Ecellent Mike, that looks great...... Yeap.. great feeling after a bad start..... Your Jeep will be one fine looking ride!!!!!

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Congratulations, Mike! That is tremendous. Besides the excellent work, you have provided a model of perserverance for all of us. Consider this an official pat-on-the-back!

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wow is all i have to say.
just read through 23 pages today (yeah, i was bored) but man, you have done some amazing work for a guy just working out of his garage. the quality and attention to detail that you have put into this CJ is simply amazing. and even though you hit the snags like everyone else, it happens to the best of us and you were able to push through them and get this thing looking amazing. I cant wait to see it all put together!!!!
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Thanks for the comments. I've wondered how long it would take to read it from start to finish. I'm sure most people just browse through the pictures and miss all the details. To think I crammed the first year of work into the first two pages. I wonder how long it would be if I had documented it from the very beginning? My Jeep.doc file is up to page 80 and I'm sitting on right around 6,000 photos. Still a lot of work to go. Sometimes I'll catch myself going back and reading through the thread and think to myself, if I was out working on the Jeep right now instead of staring at this computer and reminiscing on what's already been done, I could have scratched one more task off the list.

My next update should have have some much better photos and I'll try to get that tailgate and grill out into the sun this weekend for some better pictures. You can't see any of the gloss in those booth photos and the one taken in my basement sucks. I have a feeling your going to like the next set of pictures.

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post #339 of 1943 Old 07-16-2010, 03:23 PM
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Isn't amazing what a few days and good results do for the spirit Mike. Yes we're all looking forward to seeing the next set of pictures. You've put more labor into your Jeep but you've got allot more than most of us realize invested in time in making this thread. I was working on a Jeep project the other day and had in mind to start a thread of my own and in doing so took pictures as I did the work. I thought to myself of the guys like you that put so much into the entire project and then take the time to post the progress. It's allot of work!! As I've said before, many thanks for all of your effort!!
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Front Fenders

The front fenders were sanded down with 800 grit to remove the fist attempt at clear coat and to get rid of all the dirt nibs and sweatshirt hairs. Here is the driver's side fender after it was all cleaned up and ready to be sprayed with another coat of white.


Here it is after a second coat of white and now ready for the clear coat.


Here is the gun all loaded up with 800ml of clear coat.


Here is as after the first coat of clear.


Another angle.


Here it is after the second and final coat. I know I'm going to be tempted to wet sand and buff that panel but we'll see what it looks like after it has a couple weeks to cure.


Overall, I would have to say I am very pleased with the finish.


Here is the passenger's side after it had been sprayed with two more coats of white.


Kind of a crappy angle but here it is after the first coat of clear.


Another angle after the first coat. Notice the fairly heavy orange peel in the lower right area. I fix that during the second coat.


Here it is after the second and final coat of clear. No more orange peel on that panel.


After the front fenders the only major parts left to paint were the hood and the tub. I would have to say the clear coat came out much nicer than what I was dealing with while trying to paint in the home garage.

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Great job Mike!!!!!

I am looking forward to spraying color but I have a long way to go. It is too hot right now but I hope to finish the bodywork by October and temps should be down in the 80's by then.

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I'll buy the beer if you come on over and show me how to spray my pile!!
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Looking good. When do you think it will see the road? (on it's own power). I'm glad the vents worked out.

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Yeah Dave,
Too hot to paint means too hot to do body work, I don't envy you right now. Those stripped parts looked great by the way.

Jeepsterjc,
Are you in IL? Creston is not too far from here. I just checked out your build, pretty sweet.

Matt,
I'm really tempted to take a week off and slam most of it back together but since it is already the middle of July and I haven't really had the chance to enjoy summer, I was considering just taking my time with it and shoot for next spring. Thanks again for the defroster ducts.

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I'm dying to see this assembled. I don't care if it runs!!

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