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Old 06-24-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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My build. Advice needed! :)

I'm getting it painted this week. I'm thinking satin black. Thoughts?

I'm also considering painting the tan interior panels to black too. Those of you that have done this, does it look good and hold up? Or should I just leave it stock?

I like the M/T wheels but they look old. Considering painting them too. What do you guys think? Also, if I do this, how to I do preparation on wheels? I'm planing to use Krylon outdoor paint.

Lastly, I'm planning to run 4 running lights on the bottom of the bumper, 2 fog lamps on the middle bumper, and 2 long range lights on mirror relocation brackets. Thoughts?

I'm getting the inside rhino lined. Ordered black coverking seat overs for front and back from coverking. I've got oscar mike stars for the sides and a big star for the hood. Getting 35's later this year.

Do you all like these ideas or have any other recommendations?

Thank you!
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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Nice jeep. I would may just do some of the interior pcs and no way I would paint those alum wheels if you want the to shine use mother alum mag polish. If you want them dull use scotchbright pad with wd-40. Jeep will look good in a matte black.

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Old 06-24-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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Thanks! The wheels would definitely look better polished. The center caps have some rust tho. How can I clean that?
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
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Pain it, polish the wheels, bedliner on the floorboard, and don't touch the diff cover!!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks! The wheels would definitely look better polished. The center caps have some rust tho. How can I clean that?
. Mother's makes a good chrome polish too, worst case I think you could probably pick up a set on eBay if they didn't clean up. Make sure you get the mother's aluminum mag polish. You will be amassed how good they will come up.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:01 PM   #6
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Ok. I'll look for that. Here's the progress from today...
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #7
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Ok. I'll look for that. Here's the progress from today...
looks good. Keep the pics coming
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:30 PM   #8
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I've selling the green Sahara, but thinking about switching the wheels to mine to have an all black look. Thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:46 PM   #9
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How's jeep coming along ?
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #10
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Ok. I'll look for that. Here's the progress from today...
What lights are those? i was about to buy a set of hella 550's Amazon.com: HELLA 005700891 550 Series 12V/55W Halogen Driving Lamp Kit: Automotive but i like the black outer edge on those
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:38 PM   #11
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I've selling the green Sahara, but thinking about switching the wheels to mine to have an all black look. Thoughts?
Those black rims are sick!!! Who makes them also what size? And do you have a lift, make and size. I'm trying to do some mods to my 99 sport
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #12
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Od green IMO. It's always looks good on jeeps.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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The Jeep is still in the body shop. I should get it back anytime. Good friends of mine are doing the work and they're giving me a hell of a deal, BUT it usually takes a while. I've got my dealers license so this little "hobby" of fixing up jeeps for me is actually turning into more of a business. The black jeep is the 3rd "project" this year. I do hope to keep it for a while though, but after I bought my first jeep this year, people kept wanting to buy it! It was crazy.

The only progress lately has been fixing the seats and painting all the accessories like the fender flares and interior pieces (except for the tan interior). I built a metal grid like what is already in the bottom of the drivers and passenger seat, added more foam, and then put solid black smittybuilt seat covers on. Surprisingly, it came out a lot better than I thought and the seats are much more comfortable. I'll post a pic of the seat later today.

As for the lights on the front. They are cheap. I wanted something basic to see how they looked before I invested in anything that's really good quality. I was actually impressed with how nice they were. Great deal and decent quality. I got them at Harbor Freight and the model # is 37349.

The wheels on the Sahara are 17" Fuel wheels and the tires are 33/12.5/17 Nittos. They look good and ride good. I'm gonna put those on my black jeep and go w a mostly all black look. The lift on the Sahara is a 4" Skyjacker. I like it, but I'll probably go w Zone next time. From what I've read, Zone is the best quality for the price when you've got a budget.

I'll have updates soon. I've learned a lot from the Forum and I'm always gonna have a Jeep from here on out!
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #14
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Seat cover and frame I built in the bottom of the seat. It's stronger than the normal seat and much more comfortable. And the normal drivers side tear is now covered.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:14 AM   #15
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Progress for this week.
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