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Unread 12-07-2010, 02:57 PM   #16
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Havent recieved my MetalCloak stuff yet (supposed to have been shipped last Friday) but we have got started on the body work. If all goes as planned we should have the Jeep painted by the end of the week. After that I get to haul it to the closest Chrysler dealership (a 30 min drive) to get a key cut for it.

On a side note, I just took my last exam. Now that I am done with school for 2010 I should have plenty of time to finish the Heep!

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Unread 12-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #17
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Looks good, keep it up
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Unread 12-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #18
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So I finally got it painted today!!! No pics yet though (didn't have my phone on me). The interior will be bedlined tomorrow morning, and I will start putting it back together Monday. I was originally giong to go with the aev highline kit which came with a new hood, but when I changed my mind to metalcloak I was left without a hood. My dad forgot to order it until last Thursday, so it won't be here until Tuesday. I still need to drill holes in the grill for turn signals so I'm waiting to paint it at the same time as the hood. My metalcloak stuff supposedly shipped Friday (called Friday morning and they still had not shipped it). They are being kinda slow...
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Unread 12-12-2010, 10:57 PM   #19
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Painted and bedlined:

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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:26 PM   #20
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mmmmm Looks awesome!
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:34 PM   #21
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So how much did it cost to paint?
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #22
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So how much did it cost to paint?
Absolutely nothing! That's the beauty of doing things yourself! Our paint supplier gifted the paint to us (we're a big customer). The bedliner costed about $100 I think. My dad did the painting. He runs a body shop and has been painting cars for as long as I can remember.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 10:29 PM   #23
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Damn you're lucky.. paint jobs can be alot for a jeep!
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:14 PM   #24
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So my metalcloak parts arrived via UPS today. That stuff is HEAVY. They use 1/4" steel for everything. I will be bending the tub behind them way before I even come close to damaging them. MetalCloak sure does make some heavy duty stuff. Now Im worried about my coils sagging under that much weight... I knew the stuff would be heavy but not this heavy.

I haven't been able to work on the Jeep much this week. About all Ive been able to get done is the back seat. I moved the rails back a few inches. I think my backseat passengers are gonna have more room than in the front seat, but I basically cut my trunk space in half. I still need to make a mount to move the seatbelt latches back though.

I finally went and bought a hole saw today so I can drill holes in the grill for my turn signals. That was actually more expensive than the lights themselves. I will be using 2.5" truck lights. It was $20 for the saw and $10 for the lights, grommets, and plugs. Pretty cheap if you ask me.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #25
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Damn. You guys either have a lot of patience or are undertaking a common project that your dad does.

I'm not trying to be a downer but you know your body will never be straight right? I still give you a lot of credit though for getting everything as close to original as perfect...man body shop people who do it right like your dad and you do are hard to find. Most people would have just bondoed that corner and ruined it.

Looks good man!
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #26
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Damn. You guys either have a lot of patience or are undertaking a common project that your dad does.

I'm not trying to be a downer but you know your body will never be straight right? I still give you a lot of credit though for getting everything as close to original as perfect...man body shop people who do it right like your dad and you do are hard to find. Most people would have just bondoed that corner and ruined it.

Looks good man!
Some valid points.

Im not fixing this thing so it can look pretty at the mall. Im turning this into a crawler. The body doesn't need to be perfectly straight.

And yes, most body shops do look for the quick fix. Not us. My dad is kinda a perfectionist with this stuff.

And fixing cars is just a side job for my dad these days. It would have been finished in a couple weeks if we had worked on it full time. That combined with how thorough we are being is why it seems like such a big project. And trust me, my dad has fixed much worse. He is very good at it.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #27
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Some valid points.

Im not fixing this thing so it can look pretty at the mall. Im turning this into a crawler. The body doesn't need to be perfectly straight.

And yes, most body shops do look for the quick fix. Not us. My dad is kinda a perfectionist with this stuff.

And fixing cars is just a side job for my dad these days. It would have been finished in a couple weeks if we had worked on it full time. That combined with how thorough we are being is why it seems like such a big project. And trust me, my dad has fixed much worse. He is very good at it.
I understand man. Just kinda saying you know? It does look great all shined up and looking good.

And I don't doubt your dad's abilities, you are very lucky to have a guy like that to learn these skills from. My dad is very good with engines and that is the only way I got my foot in the door with engines and cars.

Good luck, I'll be watching.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:40 PM   #28
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Looks like the rebuild is going well.

I would kill to have a frame machine at my access. At least your using it for a project of your own.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #29
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Looks like the rebuild is going well.

I would kill to have a frame machine at my access. At least your using it for a project of your own.
Yeah, fixing this thing would have literally been impossible without it.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 09:01 PM   #30
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Got a lot done on the Jeep since Monday. Lots of pictures.

Got the turn signals installed:

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Got the hood mounted:

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Rolled it outside in the sun. Paint looks GOOD.

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