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post #781 of 787 Old 11-17-2021, 07:38 AM
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Snowing out there already, Rick?


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post #782 of 787 Old 11-17-2021, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Snowing out there already, Rick?
We had our first dusting Monday night. And there is snow in the forecast later this week. I'd rather it didn't snow until next month at the soonest but I don't think the weather is listening to me.

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Yesterday I started pulling the back of the TJ apart. Pulled the Tuffy fenderwell boxes first.





And then started taking stuff out of the underseat drawer. First was my amp.



Dang there was a TON of mud/dirt under everything.



It had been SO long ago that I'd installed that underseat drawer I had to drag out my book. I have all the installation instructions for most of the major items I've installed on the Jeep.





Could just about grow a garden in all this dirt.





WOW haven't seen it this bare in the back for a very very long time.



And then today I tackled the overhead console. Since I'm updating the stereo system I needed to yank out the old stereo which was up in the overhead console. The fun of getting this stuff out is getting the drawers out.



You have to use a allen wrench to get them out but it's TIGHT.



It's a custom modified allen that I shortened some to fit better.



Pulled the front compartment and then realized that I'd done a GOOD job when I was installing all the wiring before so I had to pull the rear compartment also to get to the studs with the wire ties that tie all the wires up out of the way.

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Friday I had a VA appointment in Wenatchee to pickup my new hearing aids. Then came home to work on the Jeep. Dropped the windshield and found 2 pens and a lot of dirt.



And since I'd gone this far I decided to pull the cowl cover too. Dang nab MUD everywhere.





Had thought I was gunna pull the windshield frame but as always there is that ONE bolt.



So had to breakout the welder and get this one out. Not really a challenge.



And while I was at it I decided I'd try to get the broken fender/firewall bolt out.



Dang I'm 2 for 2....



Then I vacuumed out the cowl area. I've still got to do some more cleaning but it sure is a lot better.



Got the windshield frame pulled and sitting on the floor for when my new windshield arrives next week.



I couldn't sleep Friday night so I went out to the garage and using a angle grinder and 2" flapper disc smoothed out the inside of all the plug welds I'd done on all the old armor bolt holes.





Then yesterday I'd spent most of it scrubbing and cleaning the back of the tub. I don't know that I've EVER seen the inside of my Jeep this clean even when I'd bought it.

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Is it just me or does a jeep bouncing up and down rough roads look kind of goofy? I think Iíve watched too many cartoons that I start seeing stuff differently.
WTF are you even talking about?

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Been some busy days over Thanksgiving. My daughter was at her mom's house for the holiday so I worked on the Jeep. Now I've NEVER painted anything other than some Army trucks in my life so doing this was a first for me and not without some hitches along the way.

Here is what my tub looked like.



And then I'd gotten this masking plastic with tape already installed.





And put some up to close off the front passenger area of the tub.



And my first attempt at spraying some primer.




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Then today I started to spray in the Lizard Skin ceramic coating.







Right now I'm waiting for the first coat to dry so I can spray on the second coat. My garage isn't insulated but I have 2 heaters in it and it's about 65-70* in it right now.

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