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Unread 07-04-2011, 07:13 AM   #31
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I did the rattle can job also. Just wanted a decent driver that wasn't too ugly. Used Ford Tractor Gray (it's almost white) from Tractor Supply. Not show finish, but I'm happy with it.

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Unread 07-04-2011, 08:43 AM   #32
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The thing about a rattle can paint job is for $5 you can do a touch-up anywhere, anytime.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #33
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wish i could just paint the cj with a spray can , but just can't do it. slight case of ocd , couldn't sleep if i did.
was going to paint my tub today , but found a few very small pin holes and light orange peel ( if you were looking for it.) in the urethane primer.
so recoated with primer than wet sand with 400 grit again and paint later this week.
wife and kids think i need to seek help.
the cj WILL get wheeled hard after painting too.
WHITE will not show the scratches .
using industrial urethane paint that should hold up great offroad.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #34
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Update. I inspected the rear axle I was planning to put in, and noticed one of the tabbed washers and retaining clips in the Trac Loc was damaged. It now has a Lincoln locker. I guess I'll see how long it lasts. Even with the rear diff welded, this is still the easiest steering vehicle I've ever owned, and the two-wheel peels today were fun.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:59 PM   #35
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I also started working on trimming the front fenders today for more tire clearance. I cut at the edge of the flange, and will move the rubber flare up even with the top of the fender.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #36
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moar pikshures
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Unread 07-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #37
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I got some more done last weekend. I fixed the d/s fender that was warped and busted to hell, and changed the fluid in the trans and transfer case.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #38
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Also getting ready to mount the outboard motor.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #39
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Made me smile with that picture... great stuff!
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Unread 08-21-2011, 08:18 AM   #40
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Update: this thing is an absolute blast with the welded diff. I wheeled it for most of the day with the front hubs unlocked in low range.
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Unread 08-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #41
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First off, I just saw this thread as I'm starting to come back to this site (getting ready to tear into my Cj). I love your jeep dude! My fave color choice and also what I had in mind for two tone. However, I have since decided to keep the hood all black with the windshield as I have it now. I plan to roll my paint on as I am thinking just like you. Why paint it nice and wheel the hell out of it? I just don't understand folks buying 25/30,000 dollar jeeps and wheeling them. Anyhow, I have an old 8274 winch I picked up for 100 bucks I plan to install to my Cj and add my plow somehow that the lower half of it won't effect me wheeling.

I have a question. You never mention if you drive your jeep to locations or tow it. I saw you are welded in the rear which is the same as a spool. I got a spool years ago and wanted to add it but everyone shined me for it is a daily driver. I'm the only one that drives it and I feel I would be careful and just let off the gas around corners. A little light in this area would be great.

Oh, and I love that bumper. Didn't see where you got this from. Was it also in your pops pile? Again, sweet looking rig. I will be watching...
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Sometimes it a good idea to pull a vacuum hose before the wife rides in it--you can tell her you need a new ____ and once you get your new ____ you can reconnect the hose. :)


84 Cj 7 w/ 4-Banger, 4.5" BDS lift, 1/2 Trans Drop, Twin Stick, 32" Tire, Front Aussie Locker, No Sound System Yet, No Armor, Warn 8274 Not Installed, Webber Carb Upgrade, Luckycheese Ing. Upgrade...
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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #42
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I have a question. You never mention if you drive your jeep to locations or tow it. I saw you are welded in the rear which is the same as a spool. I got a spool years ago and wanted to add it but everyone shined me for it is a daily driver. I'm the only one that drives it and I feel I would be careful and just let off the gas around corners. A little light in this area would be great.

Oh, and I love that bumper. Didn't see where you got this from. Was it also in your pops pile? Again, sweet looking rig. I will be watching...[/QUOTE]

I've pulled both of my CJs with the tow bar for years and never had a problem. I was nervous about towing it with the towbar after I welded the rear, thinking it might just want to stay going straight after a curve, but with the rear tires aired up it pulled pretty well.

The front bumper I got from someone on another site and bartered some other parts for. I try to barter every chance I can to keep costs down.
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Unread 08-21-2011, 01:02 PM   #43
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Well this isn't the answer I was hoping for... LOL.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #44
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More recent pics. I got the steel top on, made some half-doors from mdo plywood, and painted the wheels flat black. Also rebuilt the carb, set the points, and set the timing.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #45
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More recent pics. I got the steel top on, made some half-doors from mdo plywood, and painted the wheels flat black. Also rebuilt the carb, set the points, and set the timing.
Dude I wana make some of those doors. What did you do for the handles?
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