The powder coated parts really look nice. Were I to do another frame off on anything I'd like to be able to do many of my own parts.
I wish I powder coated more parts before I got my last few batches done. The guy I have been taking them to really cut me a deal in my opinion. I have roughly $120 in all the parts I have coated. Some large, some small. If I ever take on another project of some sort, I may just buy a coating system myself!The powder coated parts really look nice. Were I to do another frame off on anything I'd like to be able to do many of my own parts.
Thats what some facebook people said... some also said it was aftermarket and stock so you can see my confusions.Maybe yours had a bug deflector at one time? I've seen someone on JF with a bug deflector on their CJ.
I was surprised that bled through like that too. We have no idea why it did that but there is no residue or stickiness to it. So I assume it is just the chemical reaction that discolored the metal?its wild how the decals still shadow through?!?!?!
#3 would be my biggest concern and plan of action. There are a lot of "blind areas" that are bare metal now, so it's up to you to protect them one way or another, and it sounds like you have a plan...It looks great!My plan moving forward is to:
1. Weld up the old radio antenna that was on the rear. I will re-drill it to be in the cowl area.
2. Seam seal the outside, inside, and bottom of the Jeep. (my goal is to make it waterproof :laugh
3. Coat the braces and tube areas with cavity wax or a internal frame coating to prevent rust and to provide bare metal protection.
4. Prime all body panels before the heart of fall and hunting season for southwest Ohio
5. If time, temperature, and my work's paint booth availability permits, color and clear may go on. This depends on how fast I get stuff done at home.
6. Continue with the rest of assembly, wiring, etc.
Yes! It's that time of year again. I hunt in Indiana and bow starts Oct. 1st and gun Nov. 14th. I had a bunch of good size bucks but in the last 2-3 weeks they have shifted or are just staying hidden. Or my biggest fear... poaching. Our property out there borders a campground and it's strange they just don't show up anymore. Who knows, the rut may prove me wrong.Deer hunting? Yes and ours is coming up, rifle season, in November.
THEY know its that time of year again too!Yes! It's that time of year again... I had a bunch of good size bucks but in the last 2-3 weeks...and it's strange they just don't show up anymore...
Yeah, I know what you mean. I expect it every year but given my grandfather (who owns the land and lives on it) has heard a single shot just before the end of daylight a few nights in the past weeks makes me wonder. DNR has been tipped in our area so hopefully if there is any wrong doings they are caught.THEY know its that time of year again too!
My folks had a heard of elk that roamed through their (mountain) neighborhood every year. You could feed them apples out of your hand, until hunting season started. As soon as the muzzle-loaders and bows came out, off they went.
EVERY SINGLE YEAR.