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Unread 08-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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06' LJ build...Fireproof

Thought I would post the build process for my recent project, I like checking out everyone else's builds so I figured I would share as well. I picked this 2006 LJ up in February from a friend of mine that owns a local junk yard, as you can see, the interior fire did it's job! On the plus side, drive train looked good and it was the right price, 3k. First pics are homecoming...

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Unread 08-23-2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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That's an ambitious undertaking my friend! I'm impressed you even wanted to take this project on. I cannot wait to see how it progresses/progressed. I'm really hoping that this is the same Jeep thats in your avatar.
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Next came disassembly and removal of the tub...
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Unread 08-23-2008, 10:46 PM   #4
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DM...it is!
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Wow, now I'm REAL impressed! And I'll shut up now so you can get your posts all in a row lol, just had to get some kudos in.
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Sandblasted everything... then applied 3m undercoating to the underside of the tub.
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Into the body shop next.. Sanded everything and applied 3m self leveling seam sealer to all of the body seams and joints.
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Treated all of the bare metal with PPG metal prep, then shot 3 good coats of PPG's epoxy primer.
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Sanded everything again, then masked the outside of the tub off so I could apply the UPOL Raptor tintable bedliner. Decided on the new rescue green for the color and the subsequent raptor tint. This is my second time spraying this liner, the 1st one came out great, however I wanted a little "thicker" pattern so I backed off on the distance of the gun when I was spraying. Next baked the product on at 140 degrees for 20 min. in our blowtherm oven.
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Next came many coats of PPG's DBU Rescue green base.
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3 coats of PPG concept clear..
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Mounted the tub on the frame and pulled it outside..
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Awesome work Gunkel! What are your plans for the LJ?
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The hood that came with the jeep had a pretty decent kink in it, so I found one at the junk yard that was in decent shape, sanded, painted, cleared, and baked the hood.
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Now the reassembly process.. First the front end.
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