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post #91 of 730 Old 09-17-2010, 06:25 AM
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Hope you don't get into too much more trouble wit the wife. Everything is looking good man!

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More jeep fruit almost ready for the picking.
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post #93 of 730 Old 09-20-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Minor dilemma with the Black Diamond kit I want. Called numerous places and all said the BDS kits are on back-order from the vendor. Ordered one from Oconee Off Road (best price, no tax, free shipping and no surcharge for lift kits). So far, their customer service has been great to work with. I may have found a BDS in stock somewhere, but I can wait a month and save over $100.

So, in the meantime, after I clean up a few more parts, I'll put the frame on jackstands and start installing all the gas and brake stuff. Should keep me occupied for a month or so.
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post #94 of 730 Old 09-20-2010, 03:09 PM
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Are you going with black diamond or bds? I would do the bds.

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Doooh. I meant Black Diamond in all references. I've been researching kits and they all seem to run together. I looked at the BDS, but decided to go with Black Diamond. Buddy of mine put the kit on his 7 in April and really likes it. The kit also got decent review on this site, plus cost was a factor.
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post #96 of 730 Old 09-28-2010, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Hope you don't get into too much more trouble wit the wife. Everything is looking good man!
Now, everytime I head out to the garage Wifey asks if I'm painting. A not so subtle reminder.... .

No work on the jeep this past weekend. Wifey's birthday was Friday and our 30 year anniversary is today. To celebrate we left Friday to visit our daughter in Atlanta and just got back yesterday. Had a good time, but got a bad case of jeep withdrawels . On the plus side, got to visit some jeep shops and stop at Harbor Freight and Northern Tools.
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post #97 of 730 Old 09-28-2010, 03:39 PM
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Well if you're out working on the Jeep at least you're not out gettin drunk or chasing women. There is a bright side to it.

Sometimes it's better for me to not visit stores like that, I see way too many things I think I need!!

Happy birthday to your wife!! Happy anniversary to you both. Hey did you get her any tools or Jeep parts as a gift?
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post #98 of 730 Old 09-28-2010, 04:49 PM
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30 year anniversary... that's awesome. Congratulations! That would make you an... Old Man!! Now get back to work!

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post #99 of 730 Old 09-28-2010, 06:03 PM
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30 year anniversary... that's awesome. Congratulations! That would make you an... Old Man!! Now get back to work!
Yea he might be as old as us.
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post #100 of 730 Old 09-28-2010, 07:58 PM
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post #101 of 730 Old 09-29-2010, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. Met wifey in high school back in 1979 and we're still going strong.

Even though I'm 49, I feel like I'm still 30; except when it rains...

Jim; I know what you mean about visiting jeep stores. My brain gears start whirling when I see something new $$$.

I bought wifey some furniture dollies from HF to use when I start on the tub. She returned the gesture by buying me a IPAD. One of these days she may let me play with it

Finally got my jeep fix last night. Frame is back on the stands to start on the all the pieces/parts and I have to stop by Fastenal this afternoon to pick up various nut and bolts. As for the brake and fuel lines, I think I'll make my own. It's a little cheaper, plus I get to buy another tool and learn something new.
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Since the lift kit sent later this month (I hope), I had planned to install a bunch of small parts and route the brake and fuel lines. Changed my mind and decided to get started on the fenders. I knew they'd take a lot of work and boy was I right .

Special thanks to Dave (243). The pics and posts on his fender work really helped out.

Started stripping the fender panel. The center was bulged, so I knew it was seriously rusted. Took me almost all day on this one fender.



Three layers of paint and bondo...what fun. The body filler was put on by a PO who used 10 times too much. The fender is in good shape and should have only needed a little hammer work and a small thin filler layer to do the job.



Stripped fender with panel removed. The bright spots at the top of the rust blob is sunlight. I'll have to cut the rust out of this area.



Backside of the fender panel. The paper has the template for the curved portion in case the rusted area disintegrates, which it might. The rusted area is very weak and I plan on cutting out the damaged are and putting in new metal. The tub mount area has some metal that will also need replaced. The curved portion of the panel is in good shape with no damage and with a little hammer and dolly work on a few areas, should come out ok.

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post #103 of 730 Old 10-02-2010, 07:04 PM
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Great work on the fenders. The idea with the paper template is one to remember.
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Spent almost another full day on the other fender which turned out to be in about the same shape, except it had a few more dings that need work.

Looks like more bondo.



Rust is not as deep on the fender, so I'll treat it and weld on a backer plate to beef it up. The panel has rust through just above the main curve, but I think I can cut it out flat just above the curve so I don't have to try and form a patch.



Nice little tweak in the forward fender well.



Same area after a little hammer and dolly work. Not perfect, but it's a fender well.

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post #105 of 730 Old 10-03-2010, 08:47 PM
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WOW! I would never have guessed that rust was under the paint! You're working HARD, Buddy! Looking very good.

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