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Unread 09-29-2010, 11:44 AM   #571
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Come on over any time. I've got all the spirits required, a big beer fridge and plenty of cans of coke just waiting for ya!

Lookin good.

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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #572
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this is awesome. I can't wait to see it finished.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #573
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Looks great Mike, will you be finished by Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday? Maybe.

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You got allot painted and it all looks great. That bumper is really going to look nice. Nice touch Eddie adds in cutting the star in the gusset that braces the receiver on the tire carrier. Mike I think the people that make POR ought to pay you to use thier stuff, you've been great advertisement for them!!
I thought the star gusset was a nice touch too. After the fact I wondered if I could of had a choice but I think the star is cool. A POR sponsorship would have been nice. The paint is top quality, the only complaints I have are the new cans are almost always dented in some way which makes them want to crush even more when you try to put the lid back on if not finishing the can. The other complaint is that two of the cans I bought the lids were already 'sealed' to the can when new. You can see where just the slightest amount of paint got in the seal and welded the lid on which you basically have to destroy to get open.

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Each time I review your build, I think to myself a kick A$$ motor would so cool to have in a jeep . Hmmm, maybe it'll be one of my first upgrades after I finish mine. I bet the urge to Git-R-Done and drive it is overwhelming.
The engine is the heart to every vehicle, it's nice to have a good one. I am definitely ready to get this thing running.

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sorry if you already addressed this, but are you at all worried about the liner on the firewall holding up to engine compartment temps? what is it?
I can't say I'm worried about it. I have read countless posts where people have used it in engine bays but don't remember ever reading one where there was a problem with the liner due to heat. The dual fans and louvers should help a bit. The liner I used was U-POL Raptor.

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Come on over any time. I've got all the spirits required, a big beer fridge and plenty of cans of coke just waiting for ya!

Lookin good.
I might have to take you up on that some free weekend. Maybe even drive the CJ down in the spring. How long do you expect it to take until you are finished with your build?
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Unread 09-29-2010, 10:26 PM   #574
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Holy Mackeral! I missed a page and a half of work! Parts came out great, Mike. I love the wrap-around of your bumper. Nice work, Eddie.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:39 AM   #575
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I think I would commit suicide if I had to deal with all those wires. Anyway, your build looks outstanding. Tremendous work! Keep the pictures coming as it helps work go by faster
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Unread 09-30-2010, 01:19 PM   #576
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I think I would commit suicide if I had to deal with all those wires. Anyway, your build looks outstanding. Tremendous work! Keep the pictures coming as it helps work go by faster
Wouldn't be hard to form some sort of noose with all those..


Looking great man, I can't wait to see how clean that wiring gets routed and the final product will be sweet.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 02:20 PM   #577
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This looks great, I'm especially impressed with the electrical! Most people run away screaming from it. Nice Job on everything!! If you ever get out to Colorado springs with it I'd love to take a look, I'd share some of my home brew with you!
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Unread 10-01-2010, 04:42 AM   #578
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Probably going to be late to class because i'll be reading this build word for word, your an inspiration! Amazingly clean work
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Unread 10-01-2010, 05:38 AM   #579
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Looking great! Shooting bumpers with POR15.. brings back memories.. Up until a few years ago, I used to shoot them all with POR15/Chassis Black. The siding on the backside of my house is a nice shade of black.

Shouldn't have any issues with bedliner in the engine compartment.. I shot mine with Herc and haven't had any issues.

As for the Star Gusset.. I normally use a plain gusset but when I run out, I'll grab a Star Gusset off the shelf until I cut a new batch. I've also got Iron Cross, Radiation Symbol, Skull, and Bottle Opener Gussets. I only worry about using those since you never know what might offend someone.. but everyone likes a Star.
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Unread 10-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #580
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I've just read this entire thread starting at the beginning of my shift here at work. I managed to read the whole thing between calls. I'm not the first to say this is amazing quality work and I'm surely not going the be the last.

You have an unbelievable attention to detail in all that you do. Jeep, brewing, gardening. This thread is more than an informational bible for a CJ rebuild, it's a testament to the superb quality of your character.

I wish you the best and I'll be watching for the completion...and necessarily your exultation!
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Unread 10-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #581
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I think I would commit suicide if I had to deal with all those wires. Anyway, your build looks outstanding. Tremendous work! Keep the pictures coming as it helps work go by faster
Thanks, I'll do my best to speed up your work days.

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Wouldn't be hard to form some sort of noose with all those..

Looking great man, I can't wait to see how clean that wiring gets routed and the final product will be sweet.
Thanks, I might have left a couple of those wires just a bit too long but they should bundle up nice under that battery tray.

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This looks great, I'm especially impressed with the electrical! Most people run away screaming from it. Nice Job on everything!! If you ever get out to Colorado springs with it I'd love to take a look, I'd share some of my home brew with you!
Not sure if the CJ will make it to the Springs anytime soon but I might be visiting a friend there towards the end of the year. Homebrew is always good. My homebrew club is having our Oktoberfest picnic this afternoon. I need to make sure I take it easy today so I'll have some motivation to work on the CJ tomorrow.

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Probably going to be late to class because i'll be reading this build word for word, your an inspiration! Amazingly clean work
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Looking great!

As for the Star Gusset.. I normally use a plain gusset but when I run out, I'll grab a Star Gusset off the shelf until I cut a new batch. I've also got Iron Cross, Radiation Symbol, Skull, and Bottle Opener Gussets. I only worry about using those since you never know what might offend someone.. but everyone likes a Star.
It's probably better you didn't ask and just put one on, it would have taken me another week to decide which one to use. I probably would have been happy with any of them. The bottle opener would be useful at times but I don't think it would be all that accessible with a tire mounted so I probably would have went with the star, radiation symbol or skull.

Thanks again for the work on the bumper Eddie. You really do turn out an outstanding product.

Just a thought, have you made, or ever considered making, a cover to go over the spindle for someone who wanted to temporarily remove the swing out section? Something that would just slip over the top and be held on with a set crew at the bottom or something. I'm thinking to clean up the look and to keep the spindle surface from the elements or other potential damage while the swing out section was removed. Just an idea.

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I've just read this entire thread starting at the beginning of my shift here at work. I managed to read the whole thing between calls. I'm not the first to say this is amazing quality work and I'm surely not going the be the last.

You have an unbelievable attention to detail in all that you do. Jeep, brewing, gardening. This thread is more than an informational bible for a CJ rebuild, it's a testament to the superb quality of your character.

I wish you the best and I'll be watching for the completion...and necessarily your exultation!
That is a very insightful response. Thank you for following along and taking the time to post.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #582
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looking forward to shots of the completed wiring ( all pretty and tucked away) . your so close now it's gotta be eating you alive. good work
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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #583
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^^^ Thanks. It is all coming together. I either need to clean or replace a lot of that convoluted tubing. Most of the harness is rough taped and ready to be covered once I get the grill on and the front wired. Then I can check final fitment and finish it off.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:45 PM   #584
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White Face Gauges

One of the first things I bought after deciding to tear my CJ apart was a set of white face gauge vinyl overlays from a place called Pedal-2D-Metal.com. I actually put these on in April of 2008. Here is a picture of the gauges in stock condition.


I pulled the bezel and glass off and disassembled the main speedometer. I started painting the needles black. Notice the sun fading on the fuel and temp gauges.


You can see the start of the overlays. It is best to use a little water with a drop of soap added to the sticky side so you can position the sticker where you want before you press it on hard and let it dry.


The main speedometer overlay in place.


Here are all of the gauges converted over to the white. I took the silver bezels off and had them powder coated black back when I had my tub media blasted.


I just put all the black bezels on and installed them into the dash. Sorry for the crappy picture but the lighting was bad and the flash was too much.


Here is the entire dash. The aluminum pull knobs I made myself in the college metal lab back in 1997. The pull handle bezels and steering column cover were all covered with black and clear coat.


I even went as far to install my new 5.25" speakers.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 10:11 PM   #585
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You have pioneered more stuff... at least since I became a member! I really, really like the instrumentation. I didn't think I would until I saw it installed. Great insight, Mike. I wish I had some...
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