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Old 03-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #31
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Wow it's really shaping up! You've done a great job! Wished my daughter would work like that!

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #32
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Wow it's really shaping up! You've done a great job! Wished my daughter would work like that!

Back in Upstate? That's where I'm from! Maybe I'll run into you on the road somewhere!

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #33
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Work!

Today was another day of adding all the details to the Jeep. I hooked up the turning signals in the front, painted the back bumper, fixed the window latch, screwed in the antenna, hooked up the seat belts, and bolted the driver's seat in.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #34
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You got an oooga horn? SWEET! Taillights look just fine...all legal now? What are the numbers on the fan shroud?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #35
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Waiting on my top/doors

Did a little work today.
-Installed passenger seat
-Touched up paint
-Fixed wiper blades

Now I'm just waiting for my top/doors/seat covers/side mirror and I'll be all good to go!
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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Great job Kelley!
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #37
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THis looks fantastic! That's one hell of a job you've done there! When you painted, how many coats of both, and how many times did you wet sand! Again, great job!!!!!!!!! That's one fine looking CJ
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #38
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I only wet sanded once! The fiberglass is really easy to work on. After the wet sanding, I wiped the whole thing down with this cleaning solvent to smooth out any imperfections. The orange paint took 3 coats and the black took 2. The black was quick drying automotive paint, so it dried before any bugs or leaves could fly into it. The bumpers are just black rustoleum!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #39
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Looks great. I painted my CJ with implement paint also. Has a nice shine and super tough.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #40
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Nice CJ!! One of my uncles had a CJ-7 and another had a CJ-5. To bad the CJ-7 was crashed and the CJ-5 was driven so hard it got torn up.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #41
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Haha this Jeep is gonna primarily see pavement, snow, and light trails. It's had a rough life so I'm gonna try and keep it in good shape!
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #42
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Nice job on the Paint...!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #43
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Top/Doors

Today I tried to assemble the top/doors. The instructions claimed it would take approximately 3 hours. However, we all know that nothing ever goes quite the way you plan them. I only managed to get one door and the top on today. I also installed the passenger side mirror. The fiberglass tub made things tricky and I couldn't quite get things to line up properly. Although it's taking longer than expected, I still made some progress. I haven't posted in a while, so I'd figure I'd update everyone on my progress.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #44
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Nice Job Kelley.

Have you checked the brakes, front suspension/steering parts etc? Keep an eye on those mechanical items as this Jeep is looking too sharp not to be safe also and if its been sitting a while it might need some attention. Keep at it you will love driving a vehicle you build. My daughters have.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #45
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Update

School/Work have made my life super busy, but I finally managed to finished mounting my doors/top! Thought I'd share my progress :P
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #46
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looking good!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #47
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #48
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damn this looks awesome!! the paint is amazing. can you tell us what type of paint it was and some more details about it such as cost and how you apply it and what not. thanks good work!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:23 AM   #50
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Done! (for now)

Inspected. Registered. Insured.
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