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Unread 12-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #181
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man those look like some fun trails! pretty similar to pa

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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #182
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man those look like some fun trails! pretty similar to pa
Yep ... it was a new trail for me and it was a great time!
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #183
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Researching tub lining

I researched a lot on this forum and all across the Jeep community about the DIY bed liners and just couldn’t convince myself (or TOGM) that we could come close to the professional job of Rhino Lining. To preempt the criticism for not DIY, let me just say he had the bed of his Dodge Ram done in 2002, it has been worked hard, sits in the weather 365 days a year and it still looks and performs great. This sold us on the Rhino Lining.





BTW ... I came home from a business trip to find the truck with this in the back headed to the local sawmill. TOGM had loaded it by himself using a come-along and the brace from the basketball goal.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #184
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Prepping for Rhino Lining

To keep the cost down, we stripped everything out of the Jeep except the drivers seat to prepare for the tub lining.





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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #185
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There are a million of these little plastic clips and studs across the tub. To neaten things up we ground off the stubs, removed the clips and enclosed most of the wiring in loom tubing.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #186
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Dropped off for Rhino Lining

Had to drive it to New Hampshire (2 hours) with no top in pretty nippy weather to drop off for the Rhino Lining. This is one time I didn’t argue about who should drive.

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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #187
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You my friend have a absolutely beautiful jeep and I have thoroughly enjoyed your build thread.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #188
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No complaints about the job … it looks almost perfect! I realized that I don't have many pictures of just the tub.

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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #189
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You my friend have a absolutely beautiful jeep and I have thoroughly enjoyed your build thread.
Thank you. Love your Jeep too! I also envy your wheeling opportunities in TN. I grew up an hour south of Knoxville and playing in the Tellico Mountains (many years ago). I know they've closed off a lot of those places but I'm sure there are still more trails than we have in New England.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #190
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looks amazing! id love to do it but i haven't convinced myself yet
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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #191
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looks amazing! id love to do it but i haven't convinced myself yet
Based on your Jeep longevity, it might not be worth the investment.

Sorry to make a joke about your tough luck!
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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #192
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It is the Bestop All Weather Trail Cover. We leave the top off all summer and I can throw it on if I know a rain storm is coming. Easy and completely waterproof .... one of the best investments.
Yeah, I think they're a good idea. My buddy had one that was "water resistant".not water proof...I definitely want one that's water proof.

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Unread 01-11-2014, 10:52 AM   #193
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Painted Tan colored interior

During the Holidays, I got a little behind on the build thread but will catch it up over the next couple of days.

While we had the Jeep stripped for the Rhino lining, we decided to paint the tan colored interior pieces. When we bought it, I briefly thought Khaki might be the “accent color” on the black Jeep so I didn’t mind the oddly mismatched interior. When silver seemed to be the better fit, the tan colored pieces really stood out. They were a combination of molded tan plastic as well as black that had been painted tan. We used Krylon Fusion for Plastics Black Satin. It did a great job of covering over the pieces … hopefully it will hold up ok. It is not a perfect paint match but close enough.




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Unread 01-11-2014, 11:24 AM   #194
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interior looks good, and yea it may not be the best thing to poor in too much money, but oh well
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Unread 02-07-2014, 05:23 PM   #195
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Tuffy Back Hatch cover and Steel Glove Box

While we still have the Jeep interior torn apart for Rhino Lining, TOGM went on a quest to replace some of the interior parts (Back Hatch cover and Glove Box) with metal locking components. We went with all Tuffy products. Since they are metal, we painted with Duplicolor black bed liner in a can. It is much, much thinner than the Rhino Lining and has a less sturdy feel but seems to cover ok and will help protect them from the elements. We are very pleased with the quality and fit of the Tuffy products.





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