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Old 09-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #781
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well i saw that it was posted earlier on this thread but i did this a while back without seeing that other one and never took pics of it. I'm an Eagle Scout so I'm into rope and knots... all of these are finished off with a clove hitch for anyone who felt like knowing.

- wrapped the soft top bar in some blue rope, it took a lot more than i thought so i didn't have enough to do the second one, i just have neglected to get more.



- wrapped the shifter shaft (?) in a little piece.



-and finally i wrapped the HOLY S*** handle in two pieces, i really like how it turned out!



BY THE WAY - mine is a left hand drive its just the pics i took on my computer so they are backwards....

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i flipped my rear view mirror over for more visibility out the front, post pics when done but currently building bumpers and just finished a new spare carrier in prep for 33's after i lift it this winter hopefully, grab handles i picked up at 4wheel parts on sale for $5.99, swapped in a magnaflow muffler for a better sound cuz i had it sitting around and my stocky was rusted out, built a short ram intake $20, bedlined the stock flares, will bedline the bumpers when done, bedlined chrome headlight bezels. will post pics soon.

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Cool looking wraps, how much rope did it take to do everything? Did your pics get reversed or do you have a wrong hand drive Jeep?
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Cool looking wraps, how much rope did it take to do everything? Did your pics get reversed or do you have a wrong hand drive Jeep?
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Outer did this and he does not have a right hand drive. 
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i like the wraps for us non eagle scouts got any instructions?
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BY THE WAY - mine is a left hand drive its just the pics i took on my computer so they are backwards....
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:57 AM   #788
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how hard are the wraps to clean? say u don't have the top on and run through a mud hole or two?
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #789
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i like the wraps for us non eagle scouts got any instructions?
A clove hitch is a not that you basically make an x then thread the line through where the lines cross really simple. Then it looks like he just wrapped it really tight around and tied it off.
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OK so! haha a lot more hipe than i thought but it makes me feel cool!
- Just to confirm, it is a left hand drive haha I live in MERICA!

- It took A LOT of rope to do the soft top bar. I don't know how much but i know i had a coil of 50 feet that i had taken probably 15 or so feet off of throughout the years. So my guess is it would take about 35-45 feet? EACH.

- The HOLY S*** Handle took probably about 10-13 feet total, i used two different colored and size ropes for texture and to make it all the way across. (you can make it however long you want...)

- The shifter shaft took about 2 feet i think... If you look at it close enough it is right up against the knob, i just wrapped it REALLY tight so it just stays there. Then i went all the way till i had no more and finished it with a clove hitch and pulled the shifter boot over it.

- The rope is not hard to clean, but if you go and use white rope and go through brown mud... you get my drift. I took a wet rag and just wiped it down, you can probably just spray it off and use soap too...I haven't gone through mud with the top down or window out since my first time.... its not a good idea...

-As for HOW TO DO IT....
1. I use the clove hitch because it is a friction knot and it is good because you can turn the rope to tighten it.
2. Start Wrappin! haha, theres no science to it just gotta keep it tightish.
3. Finish it off with a clove hitch, grab the wrap from the beginning and start to spin it so it makes it very tight.

There are a good amount of places to do it on your JEEP too i just did this so far...
I know a lot of people her are into Paracord, that stuff would work great because you can get it very tight. Id be happy to answer any other questions! and get more pics if you want!
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Working on a project now but it wont be done until this weekend. I bought new brakes front and rear from blane at blackmagic. I'm painting them yellow to match my Jeep. Im using the dupliclor engine enamel so it will hold up to the heat. Also painting my front differential yellow with the same stuff and will bed line the rest of the axle to clean it up under there. Will post pics ASAP. hopefully Saturday night. Heres a few pics of the diff for now.





Also since I cant afford a winch at the moment I put a $7 tool box in that spot from harbor freight. Enjoy and more pics coming soon
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i like the wraps for us non eagle scouts got any instructions?
i was an eagle scout but im not good at knots
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i was an eagle scout but im not good at knots
haha rope is one of my favorite things, as well as fire, knives, the woods, JEEPS.... you know, normal Boy Scout stuff.
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Working on a project now but it wont be done until this weekend. I bought new brakes front and rear from blane at blackmagic. I'm painting them yellow to match my Jeep. Im using the dupliclor engine enamel so it will hold up to the heat. Also painting my front differential yellow with the same stuff and will bed line the rest of the axle to clean it up under there. Will post pics ASAP. hopefully Saturday night. Heres a few pics of the diff for now.

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Also since I cant afford a winch at the moment I put a $7 tool box in that spot from harbor freight. Enjoy and more pics coming soon

looks good, i have to do this to mine sometime, just not yellow, maybe grren tan or brown. who knows
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looks good, i have to do this to mine sometime, just not yellow, maybe grren tan or brown. who knows
You're in the same boat I am with the dark green. I'm not sure how well the color would show up on diffs, rotors and such. Red and Yellow jeep guys have it made in that department.
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You're in the same boat I am with the dark green. I'm not sure how well the color would show up on diffs, rotors and such. Red and Yellow jeep guys have it made in that department.
I have dark green too and I used orange on the diff and control arms and I think it looks really good
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I have dark green too and I used orange on the diff and control arms and I think it looks really good
thats different, hmm it might not be bad, aalthough, im leaning more towards a tan or brown, and yea those yellow red, white, and black jeepers have iit, they could do any color they want. the hard part would be choosing. I think ima stick with a camo type scheme. well those colors anyways. but now that i think about it, i wonder how the diffs would look with some sort of camo pattern on em. what do you guys think about doing the whole axle and trac bars and what not in those colors
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thats different, hmm it might not be bad, aalthough, im leaning more towards a tan or brown, and yea those yellow red, white, and black jeepers have iit, they could do any color they want. the hard part would be choosing. I think ima stick with a camo type scheme. well those colors anyways. but now that i think about it, i wonder how the diffs would look with some sort of camo pattern on em. what do you guys think about doing the whole axle and trac bars and what not in those colors
That would look sweet. I have a white jeep. And I've put so much black on it. I think if I put color into it it would just look funny idk. What do you guys...and some girls think?
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That would look sweet. I have a white jeep. And I've put so much black on it. I think if I put color into it it would just look funny idk. What do you guys...and some girls think?
Which part would look sweet, cause as of right now, my underbody looks like crap and could def use some paint. whats a good paint that would hold up well against the grease and heat, engine paint im assuming. I know they have camo colors in reg paint but im not sure about engine or high temp oil resistant
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im thinking some where along the lines of this. I like the look, i wonder what the whole jeep would look like in this

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Which part would look sweet, cause as of right now, my underbody looks like crap and could def use some paint. whats a good paint that would hold up well against the grease and heat, engine paint im assuming. I know they have camo colors in reg paint but im not sure about engine or high temp oil resistant
Um I'm not too sure on brand or resistance to heat and oil wise. But I'm sure Eastwood.com would have the solution to that. I think the diff cover and control arms would look best. I don't think I'd go full axle. Full camo looks cool if done right there's a jeep in my town that went full on safari and got this sweet roof rack and light bar and did a full desert/safari camo paint job on it
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ok cool, ill have to check that website out. thats not a bad idea, i can start with those and always had more later if i wanted
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ok cool, ill have to check that website out. thats not a bad idea, i can start with those and always had more later if i wanted
Yeah. Eastwood is a full detailing thing they have everything for body restoration you can imagine. There mailing list is a must in my opinion. And it's free so it doesn't hurt. They make a good inner frame coating. I haven't used it personally...yet but I've herd great things
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Yeah. Eastwood is a full detailing thing they have everything for body restoration you can imagine. There mailing list is a must in my opinion. And it's free so it doesn't hurt. They make a good inner frame coating. I haven't used it personally...yet but I've herd great things
awesome ill check it out, thanks
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awesome ill check it out, thanks
No prob bro. Glad to help. I originally found them searching for rust removers. And they have a full set of liquids for it. Marine clean (super degreaser and cleaner), metal ready (high efficiency rust remover) and POR-15 (rust encapsulating plasticized paint) I used that on my floor pans and other miscellaneous large areas of surface/deep surface rust.
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No prob bro. Glad to help. I originally found them searching for rust removers. And they have a full set of liquids for it. Marine clean (super degreaser and cleaner), metal ready (high efficiency rust remover) and POR-15 (rust encapsulating plasticized paint) I used that on my floor pans and other miscellaneous large areas of surface/deep surface rust.
I dont think i have much rust, i think it is mostly surface rust that just needs to be sanded and re painted i heard the POR 15 stuff works great though and once you put that on there you dont have to worry about rust ever again. so it may be a good investment
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Eastwood is a great place to get all kinds of paint and supplies, and rust preventative as well. I've used several of there products on my chevelle project and everything is first rate. If you want a good black for anything chassis related get there chassis black. You can get it in satin or flat and I think semi-gloss. It holds up extremely well and is in spray can and qt or gal for larger projects. And they all time run specials on products or free shipping, so check them out.
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You're in the same boat I am with the dark green. I'm not sure how well the color would show up on diffs, rotors and such. Red and Yellow jeep guys have it made in that department.
HEEHEE GOT TO LOVE YELLOW LOL
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looks good, i have to do this to mine sometime, just not yellow, maybe grren tan or brown. who knows

OH COME ON YELLOW WOULD LOOK GREAT ON UR RIDE...
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I dont think i have much rust, i think it is mostly surface rust that just needs to be sanded and re painted i heard the POR 15 stuff works great though and once you put that on there you dont have to worry about rust ever again. so it may be a good investment
if u stay with a enamel paint it will hold up more on heat and oil and gas etc. oh and on the diff colors, i seen a green dodge the other day with his diffs painted a white and gray urban camo.. it looked cool as hell.. oh and also if u go to a auto paint store they can mix u any color in a high heat paint (i try to stay local as much as i can). hint: make friends with the guys at paint stores lol

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