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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Erick's cj5 build

Been "lurking" for a little while and decided to post what i have been working on. Its a 1982 cj5, smooth running 258, renegade edition. Already had a 4 inch lift when i got it but it looked like this....[IMG][/IMG]

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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Another shot of the "cool" graphics....[IMG][/IMG]
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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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New wheels/ tires. Removing graphics and starting body work. Had little to no rust but MANY holes drilled over the years that i had to weld up. [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:44 PM   #4
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Body work done, primed and ready for paint. [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:48 PM   #5
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Cage with color[IMG][/IMG] ( built new one family style. will have better pics when all assembled) sorry these were all taken on the i phone
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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:56 PM   #6
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Spraying the color. Its called fathom green metallic. It looks almost OD green in the shade but super metallic in the sun. Almost like a rescue green color. [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
Will post more pics after i get cage in/ trim on. After that will do some color sanding. Over all im pretty happy with it and love the color.
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Unread 09-25-2011, 11:01 PM   #7
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Nice start!

I like the color on the cage.

It is close to the powder coat on the chasis in my dragster.

I will be watching for updates.

You must be good freinds with your neighbors as when I painted a car in my garage they turned me in and I got a citation
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Unread 09-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #8
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Thanks! Yeah its pretty close to that color. My neighbors are all pretty cool. Pretty blue collar neighborhood. The one that would have turned me in is in the hospital soo....
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Unread 09-26-2011, 06:01 AM   #9
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The green looks sweet

I looked at your location and the CJ sitting in the front yard where it is obvious you primed it outside. I am surprised you didn't get hauled to jail
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Unread 09-26-2011, 08:05 AM   #10
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Thanks! Again, I have easy going neighbors. Yeah, i primed it ouside because my cage was in my "booth" drying still from color. I painted it under a tarp with walls/ fence on 4 sides- still illegal but more inconspicuous.....
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Unread 09-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #11
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I built a "Paint Booth" in my garage, keep the door down until the event and they still got me
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Unread 09-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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Wow! That sucks. Nice " booth" though. It was even filtered!
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Unread 09-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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this is exactly why i will never live in a HOA style neighborhood, i plan on not being able to see any houses through the woods at my future home.
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Unread 09-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #14
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Cage in. [IMG][/IMG]
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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:46 AM   #15
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Looking good
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