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.
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!
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.
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.