I took all the pieces back and forth to the paint booth with my Truck, yeah that's a capitol T.
I'm currently driving a 2011 Lariat F250 6.7L Diesel Super Duty, it's a hoss and I love it. Currently averaging almost 19 mpg overall and it's not even close to being broken in with only 4000 miles. Here's the day I picked it up. 390HP 735lb/ft of torque.
I made two separate trips to the booth. The first time the roll bar was on my 5x8 tilt trailer with the rest of the parts in the bed or the cab. The next time I borrowed a 7x10 flat aluminum snow mobile trailer to haul the tub and the rest of what I took was in the bed or cab again. Here is the tub at 7AM just before heading to the booth.
As far as my time schedule, that is a tricky question indeed. Now is when all the small details have to fall into place. I have to wet sand and buff the entire Jeep before I can start installing the hard parts. I need to spray Raptor on the lips of the tub, front fenders and tailgate. I have to find some of those little springs for my heater case doors, all the nuts and bolts for mounting everything needs to be purchased then color coordinated with paint. I need to paint my GroundPounder rear bumper with tire carrier and all of those related parts. I still need to order my side body pin-striping and the tailgate weatherstrip. I need to paint all of my small pieces black i.e. fender flares, headlight bezels, windshield hinges, mirror mounts, brake light housings, fuel filler, ect.,. Then there is actual assembly and installation of all these parts. I need to make a new trans tunnel cover, install the windshield in the frame, install my twin sticks, install my HD steering box mount and I still need to extend the clutch rod by an inch. I need to finish assembling the engine. Next comes the wiring of the body, engine and stereo. Let's not forget the hood needs another couple coats of clear. I was thinking about buying some new wheels but now think I might just keep what I've got and repaint them white or black. Buying the 35's will probably be the last thing I do.
So as you can see I still have a laundry list of things to do that never seems to get any shorter and I obviously left a lot of little things out. My birthday is next week and I was planning to take the end of this week off and the first two days of next week to try and hammer a lot of this back together but the last of the painting is what is really going to hold me back. Not to mention work has been piling in so it looks like I will just have to work the rest of the week and try to get a lot of the sanding and buffing done after work and try to get some painting done over the weekend.
With everything I have left to do I'm really torn on trying to hammer this out to get it done by this fall or just taking it slow, enjoy what's left of the summer and just plan on driving it next spring. I am excited to get it done but am also on the edge of getting burned out. That's a really fine line I've been walking for some time now. Another thought is even if I do get it drivable by say mid September, that only gives me maybe 6 weeks to drive it before winter sets in. Is that even worth it to license and insure it this year or would I be better off just waiting until next spring?
I'm going to just keep plugging away and try not to stress out over it.