More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter) - Page 4 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > JK Wrangler Technical Forum > More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Baseline 4x4 Lifetime Warranty 4340 Chromoly Axle Shaft KiClayton Off Road WJ Long Arm Kits!Clayton Off Road - JK Prototype Gas Tank Skid

Reply
Unread 09-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #46
ncb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Your mom's house, Colorado
Posts: 4,578
Nice pics. When are you planning to install the new sliders?

ncb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #47
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncb View Post
Nice pics. When are you planning to install the new sliders?
I'm glad you like them! Let's go wheeling before the snow gets too low and I'll get some equally awesome shots of your rig.

I've tried reaching out to friends-of-friends to find someone who is qualified to do some welding work, but so far all I've gotten is a non-committal, "Yeah, maybe I could help you in a few months."

I'm also working on starting up my own business right now, so I'm trying to keep my cash outlay very tightly controlled. Welding aside, I also need to figure out whether I want to rattle can, bedliner, or powder coat the sliders once they're constructed. I know the pros and cons of each... just have to make the decision and find someone to help me do the welding.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-29-2012, 07:32 AM   #48
ncb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Your mom's house, Colorado
Posts: 4,578
Painting/bedlining might be the better option since they'll often be in contact with rocks. Easier to touch up and cheaper than powder coating. I can help with painting, but not the welding. It's been many years since I took welding courses while getting my A&P.
ncb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #49
Finallyajeep
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,154
Quick question regarding plasti-dip as you seem to have some experience. Do you think it would hold up on hood vents? I am mainly worried about heat from the engine, and seeing as you painted your entire hood I though you may have some insight into this.
__________________
Firefighters Jeep Club

FOR SALE PM me if interested!
C-rok outer steering box brace new, never installed. Also have an XJ trailer hitch for sale, needs some paint, but thats about it.
Finallyajeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #50
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finallyajeep
Quick question regarding plasti-dip as you seem to have some experience. Do you think it would hold up on hood vents? I am mainly worried about heat from the engine, and seeing as you painted your entire hood I though you may have some insight into this.
Do it. You'll have no problems. The only piece of advice I'd offer is to do something smaller first to get familiar with the stuff. I did my center console and it came out great. Make sure you get at least 4-5 coats of the stuff on, or you'll have a hard time removing it when it comes time.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #51
Finallyajeep
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,154
Thanks for the input, I had actually been considering doing the bezel around my radio and heater controls etc, and was trying to do some research and stumbled upon your thread. Cool Jeep btw
__________________
Firefighters Jeep Club

FOR SALE PM me if interested!
C-rok outer steering box brace new, never installed. Also have an XJ trailer hitch for sale, needs some paint, but thats about it.
Finallyajeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #52
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
I think I'm struggling with seasonal affective disorder. Ever since I put my doors on, I haven't been smiling while driving. It's left me feeling down and empty. Even two dates with a stripper and one date with a bisexual cowgirl this weekend didn't help me much.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #53
ncb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Your mom's house, Colorado
Posts: 4,578
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcutter
I think I'm struggling with seasonal affective disorder. Ever since I put my doors on, I haven't been smiling while driving. It's left me feeling down and empty. Even two dates with a stripper and one date with a bisexual cowgirl this weekend didn't help me much.
Sounds like an interesting weekend.
ncb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #54
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncb

Sounds like an interesting weekend.
That's an appropriate adjective. You meet some interesting women at the Grizzly Rose.

But all I really want is doorless weather for another week or two.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #55
ncb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Your mom's house, Colorado
Posts: 4,578
Grizzly Rose, that explains it.
ncb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #56
1222
Make mine a Jeep!
 
1222's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Henderson, Nevada
Posts: 11,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcutter View Post
...and one date with a bisexual cowgirl this weekend...
Noooo, say it ain’t so.


EDIT: Oops never mind, I take that back; was thinking of something else, carry on.
__________________
1222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-11-2012, 01:20 AM   #57
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Next tinkering project: I got my Wolo Bad Boy air horn today. I'll be figuring out how to install it along with another switch; I don't want to replace my factory horn, just supplement it. :-) Pics to come, maybe.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2012, 12:54 AM   #58
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
I turned 19,000 miles today. And I did it while offroading on Bunce School Road. It was a beautiful day, and I had my girlfriend and best friend along with me.

image-461581526.jpg
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-18-2012, 02:01 AM   #59
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Well, I turned 20,000 miles today and celebrated by installing my Wolo Bad Boy horn. I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but there is NO ROOM under the hood of the '12s. My goodness, you'd think it's a Corvette from how tightly they jammed that Pentastar in there.

Anyway, I came up with a pretty clever mount for it, and I'll post some pics tomorrow. I will say that I'm loving the sound of the horn, and I'm very glad that I decided to keep the stock horn in place and wire up the Wolo as an auxiliary horn. It just works better that way.
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #60
smcutter
Web Wheeler
 
smcutter's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Posts: 1,139
Photos of my mounting technique. Thoughts?



image-3808068044.jpg



image-3028454501.jpg
__________________
2012 Rubicon (Black, Soft Top, Heated Seats, 6spd)
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and a Warn PowerPlant HP Winch
ACE Rock Sliders

More of a Tinkering Thread than a Build Thread (smcutter)

Colorado Jeep Club Member #302
Keep Calm and Chive On!
And for the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
smcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.