Mike, just let me know when you want me to drop off the CJ for the detail job! Dude that paint is perfect. I've seen mirrors with less reflection. I would be scared to drive it.
I don't think you could afford me.
When I was picking up the $200 worth of buffing products the guy who sold me the paint, who happens to paint only Corvettes on the side, told me I likely have a $3500-4000 paint job. He said if you brought him a fully prepped and primed car it is usually $1000-1500 for paint, $1000 to paint it and another $1500 to sand and buff. He said if someone wants a full detail, it's a cool $12-1500 he makes in 5-7 days spending a few hours a night. Again, he works on pretty much only older Corvettes.
I know in regards to my CJ, I spent over two full days in the booth and that's not even counting the priming, sanding, filler or basically the last 20 pages of this thread. Let's not even go back to the welding stage. The paint is not completely perfect as there are some minor flaws but I must say I am pretty satisfied with the overall finished product.
Originally Posted by Skerr
Dang! You ruined it. I could tell what color it was BEFORE you polished it. You better leave it in the garage!!
Oh, I have no intention of leaving it parked. See below...
Originally Posted by jeepsterjc
Originally Posted by Mark4883
I would cry the first time I scratched that on a tree or rock, looking so good.
I want to thank all of you guys! I will have to admit this will likely be a mall crawler and show queen for the first couple years, mainly because there is not a lot of places to go wheeling around here, but I have every intention of wheeling it. Here is another picture an old college friend recently posted of me on Facebook. This is from the 1996 Easter Jeep Safari. Ah, the good ole days.
Originally Posted by jeepsterjc
No kidding. I'm rattle canning everything so far and not mentioning the runs I'm so skillfully producing on most things...
I've seen your thread and you are well on your way to having a sweet rig. I might have to make the short drive down some weekend to drink your beer and watch you work on it.
Mike My build thread
1979 CJ7, FI 5.0L Ford, NP435, D300, Full floated D44 Detroit, D30 Detroit EZ Locker.
I just realized I read 444 posts in one sitting. Talk about an amazing progression! This Jeep is phenomenal. Great work and I wish I had the technical skills and knowledge to tackle this on my rusty '86 CJ-7. I think you may even have inspired me to give it a try once I get home from deployment. Great work, I'm checking in daily from here on out!
Very impressive- this thread took up most of my day at work today, thanks and awesome work!
I hope your boss isn't a jeepforum member.
'95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.