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Old 02-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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14 JKU Anvil "Grey Matter" Build

So, got my 2014 Anvil JKU Sport a few weeks ago. Love it. I have been wanting to get a JKU since the inception of the 4-door, and finally pulled the trigger.

Being that they've been out for several years, I have mentally been going through a mod/build list. Here is the plan, as it stands now (NOT necessarily in the sequence listed):

1. Sleeve front axle/reinforce C's;
2. Suspension Lift (3.5", leaning towards TF or RE...whatever the case it will be upgradable);
3. Tires/wheels - 35's (undecided on wheel size, to date...most likely budget and market will dictate that);
4. Gear swap (stock = 3.73's...will swap to 4.56's);
5. Axle shaft upgrade (would like to install 30-spline carrier in D30 front, but hard part seems to be locating 30-spline shafts);
6. Get a soft top (Trektop NX);
7. Front/Rear Bumpers (may build or buy...depends on budget and availability/sales/etc);
8. Rock Sliders;
9. Fender flares (defintely gonna get the Metal Cloak Overland series);
10. Lockers (this kinda goes with the gear swap, and will be done at the same time).....

So, there is some flexability with the particulars of most of this list, and I would love to get others' input and suggestions, both from those who've done this or that, as well as those who are considering.

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Original Canvas

Here is Grey Matter bone-stock, the day I picked it up. Picked it up right off the truck, 3 miles on the Odometer. I guess the factory messed up (to my advantage)...it came with a power dome hood on it. It's just a JKU Sport. Go figure. - I am half Irish, could this be it? -

I plasti-dipped the Jeep emblem and added the mesh behind the grille last weekend. These are the only "mods" done thus far, which I really just consider something to occupy a little time while I wait.
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What did the dealer say about the hood? That's so random to get that hood. Anyways, congrats on the new Jeep.
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What did the dealer say about the hood? That's so random to get that hood. Anyways, congrats on the new Jeep.

The dealer didn't say anything about the hood. I didn't ask either. I kinda like it, although honestly, if it'd had a regular hood I wouldn't have replaced it (unless it got banged up wheelin or something).

I had another Jeep I traded in...had a 4.0L. I must say I'm quite impressed with the 3.6 Pentastar. So far, anyways.
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Bumpers...

So, today being Sunday, yesterday I ordered a rear bumper hinge kit, and some D-Ring tabs. Just found out on Friday that I'll be off the next couple of weekends, so NEXT Saturday I'm picking up the steel to make my front and rear bumpers. The front will probably be done this weekend, and the rear the next.

I don't know what finish I'm gonna put on them...perhaps some bedliner. Anyone have any thoughts on the finish? I'm posting pics on front and rear basic ideas that I'll be building on, if ya wanna see. As soon as I'm finished, I'll post pics of the finished products...and some while in progress.

The front of the front bumper will be all one piece, no pieces bolted together. 3/16 plate, etc. It's loosly based on the RC JK Hybrid Stubby front bumper.
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Just bought the steel for both bumpers. Been itching to get started! Gonna start the bumpers over the weekend.
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Wow, I wish the factory would have screwed up and given me the wrong hood!

If they had, with my luck it would have just been a regular hood in red on my billet Jeep.....
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Wow, I wish the factory would have screwed up and given me the wrong hood!

If they had, with my luck it would have just been a regular hood in red on my billet Jeep.....
Yeah...I get looks all the time...and I wonder if others are thinking something like...hey...that guy bought a power dome hood and had a nice color-match!
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Bumper build begins...

Started building my bumpers yesterday. Didn't get a WHOLE lot done...have been under the weather the last few days...but had a nice time with my Dad and my girl!

98% of the cutting and 100% of the drilling is done.

Still need to cut out the fairlead slot, make some bends, and fit it up. Ran out of Oxygen...so it'll be later this week that it's all done.
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The hood.....that doesn't make sense. Manufactured by Metalcraft, Jeep isn't using them on '14 vehicles but rather are using the 'X' hood from Metalcraft on the X model. So there wouldn't be any orders for it from a production standpoint and as such wouldn't be at the plant for paint or for installation.

There's more to this story than some sort of mistake at the plant. I'd try to track down Archer and ask him...

On edit: try looking very closely at the hinges atop the hood. I'd be looking for evidence of removal/installation post-assembly. Look very carefully inside the Torx bolts for any small scratches. The bolts/hinges are painted after the two are fastened together so the parting line between them will have paint there. In addition, there should be no paint under the hinge either.
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The hood.....that doesn't make sense. Manufactured by Metalcraft, Jeep isn't using them on '14 vehicles but rather are using the 'X' hood from Metalcraft on the X model. So there wouldn't be any orders for it from a production standpoint and as such wouldn't be at the plant for paint or for installation.

There's more to this story than some sort of mistake at the plant. I'd try to track down Archer and ask him...

On edit: try looking very closely at the hinges atop the hood. I'd be looking for evidence of removal/installation post-assembly. Look very carefully inside the Torx bolts for any small scratches. The bolts/hinges are painted after the two are fastened together so the parting line between them will have paint there. In addition, there should be no paint under the hinge either.
On 1/21 I did the paperwork on the deal for the Jeep. At that time, it was not yet at the dealership...it was at the railyard. On 1/22 it was offloaded at the dealership, PDI was done, detailed, they tinted all the windows, and I took delivery.

I didn't even know what the heck a power dome hood was...I hadn't bought a Jeep in a long time. It wasn't til a few days later I realized, by looking at other JK's, that mine was different. Even then, I assumed it was a new for 2014 change.

Later I got online and looked into it. It had to have been placed on the thing at the factory. I'll take pictures later of the areas you specified and you can see what you're looking to see. When I got in it the first time, after PDI, detailing, fueling, it had 3 miles on it.
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Again, this is very interesting.

Hood damage is not uncommon at the transport level. The issue is - how would it have been handled and by whom? If you search you'll find a number of threads across the web as the means that was taken to rectify the issue (or not). Here's an example of one from the Wranglerforums...

New jeep damaged in shipping - what would you do?

Where was the vehicle on each day prior to 1/21?

Again, the hood is not a 2014 production hood. It was used on prior models. It doesn't make sense that it would have been painted in Anvil as IIRC, when it was being used (2013 Moab, etc) Anvil wasn't a color code that would have covered it as far as paint is concerned (only a 10th Anniversary color in 2013 I thought and that hood was different). There are too many steps, too many QC checks, from inventory stock to paint, assembly, etc, that it would have had to have gone through unnoticed.

My gut feeling - yours was damaged after it left the assembly plant and was replaced with an earlier hood ("give 'em the domed hood and he likely won't complain...") somewhere along the line.

ON EDIT: I asked AA if he could comment on this from his perspective...

Archerace...can you comment on the following thread?
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Again, this is very interesting.

Hood damage is not uncommon at the transport level. The issue is - how would it have been handled and by whom? If you search you'll find a number of threads across the web as the means that was taken to rectify the issue (or not). Here's an example of one from the Wranglerforums...

New jeep damaged in shipping - what would you do?

Where was the vehicle on each day prior to 1/21?

Again, the hood is not a 2014 production hood. It was used on prior models. It doesn't make sense that it would have been painted in Anvil as IIRC, when it was being used (2013 Moab, etc) Anvil wasn't a color code that would have covered it as far as paint is concerned (only a 10th Anniversary color in 2013 I thought and that hood was different). There are too many steps, too many QC checks, from inventory stock to paint, assembly, etc, that it would have had to have gone through unnoticed.

My gut feeling - yours was damaged after it left the assembly plant and was replaced with an earlier hood ("give 'em the domed hood and he likely won't complain...") somewhere along the line.
I don't know if that happened or not (damaged sometime after assembly). As far as the give 'em the domed hood...well, seems to me unless someone was actually removing the hinges, or checking ultra close, mostly likely it wouldn't be caught, if replaced with a regular production hood.

Regardless, I would have been happy with a regular hood. I do like the power dome hood, don't get me wrong, but not enough to where I would consider obtaining one myself, painting, and all the things that go with that. It's a nice little touch though. Get's a lot of looks from other Jeepers.

Just checked your build out...looking pretty nice. Like the color too!

I'll check the hinges, but not remove them to check for paint underneath. Right now I'm just chillaxin', trying to get rid of this dang chest-cold I've been dealing with a few days. I'll post pics, though, if you like...to satisfy your curiosity.

Take it easy up there in that winter wonderland. Used to live in ME.

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By all means, take a very close look. There may have been other damage that you can't identify. The fact that your vehicle was delivered with only three miles if it did indeed have damage is interesting as well.

Purely speculative but I could envision the carrier parking the vehicle in their garage and having a hood prepped/painted elsewhere but then installed right there. But even that would be difficult to believe as there would have been time lost waiting for it to be shipped/painted/etc. Unless one was available (power dome) and a factory stock plain Jane unit needed to be ordered.

Again. Very interesting.

And yeah, this winter has been rather brutal. We are at over 100 inches of snow to date and the low temperatures have been consistently low. We could really use some Houston-like weather right about now.
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Had that hood been a factory option on the Sahara I just ordered, I most certainly would have checked the box.

I am looking to upgrade to the AEV power dome hood if I can find someone who can match the Copperhead paint correctly.
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AEV Heat Reduction Hood for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I have one on my 2014. Quadratec delivered it to my door with a mighty fine Anvil color match. Extremely pleased with it.
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If the factory was running low on standard hoods, would they throw a power dome hood on to meet a production date figuring it's an upgrade or knowing they'll have extras? Seems a little early in the year to start putting Frankenstein Jeeps together as they phase out certain models and trims, especially on a customer order Jeep.

I wouldn't mind it in either case as long as the Jeep wasn't damaged beyond the hood, assuming that's what happened.
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If the factory was running low on standard hoods, would they throw a power dome hood on to meet a production date figuring it's an upgrade or knowing they'll have extras? Seems a little early in the year to start putting Frankenstein Jeeps together as they phase out certain models and trims, especially on a customer order Jeep.

I wouldn't mind it in either case as long as the Jeep wasn't damaged beyond the hood, assuming that's what happened.
My Jeep wasn't a custom order. We searched inbound inventory, picked it out...since I already new color, and preferences...and I snatched it up, all before it arrived at the dealer.

I'm sure that'll add to the confusion...lol.
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Power Dome hoods come on 2014 Polars so they are at the factory now.

OP, Sounds like you benefited from a "Just in Time" assembly error.

As an additional plus the Power Dome hood also doubles as a bird bath after every rain.
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Power Dome hoods come on 2014 Polars so they are at the factory now.

OP, Sounds like you benefited from a "Just in Time" assembly error.

As an additional plus the Power Dome hood also doubles as a bird bath after every rain.
I forgot all about seeing that hood on the Polars...good call. IMO it looks okay...like I said wouldn't buy it as a mod (just my personal preferences, no offense to anyone who really likes it).

And...no kidding on the water accumulation. When it rains a lot, and I am leaving a parking lot, I oversteer onto the roadway (gets most of the water off the side), then immediately jerk the wheel back the other way (sends the wave crashing over the other side)...quite fun.
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Well done going camping.

Even at that though, the 2014 Polar Edition is only available in three colors and Anvil isn't one of them.



I'd venture to guess that when the hoods are painted that a different program is loaded for the robotics and that the standard hood, the X hood, and the now "Polar Edition" hood are all different. So a hood tagged as a Polar unit wouldn't allow an Anvil coating to be sprayed as the program for it would preclude certain colors.

It would be really odd if parts that are scanned and tagged (such as a hood) can be mistakenly recognized as something else. OP, did you ever find any type of detailed build documentation on your vehicle? I did and pulled it out of the garbage after the salesman found it in the glovebox. It'd be interesting to see..

Crazy nonetheless!
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Well done going camping.

Even at that though, the 2014 Polar Edition is only available in three colors and Anvil isn't one of them.



I'd venture to guess that when the hoods are painted that a different program is loaded for the robotics and that the standard hood, the X hood, and the now "Polar Edition" hood are all different. So a hood tagged as a Polar unit wouldn't allow an Anvil coating to be sprayed as the program for it would preclude certain colors.

It would be really odd if parts that are scanned and tagged (such as a hood) can be mistakenly recognized as something else. OP, did you ever find any type of detailed build documentation on your vehicle? I did and pulled it out of the garbage after the salesman found it in the glovebox. It'd be interesting to see..

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Nope....just the window sticker stuffed in the glove box, after the window tinting. It sat on the dealer property for about 3 hours before I drove it off.

I thing going camping is saying it may have been a last-minute change-in-build. Personally speaking, I am totally ignorant of the sequence of events that take place during the manufacture/assembly process at the factory. So, I have no idea when and where the pain process takes place, etc.

I used to own a trucking company. Ordered a 2004 Volvo, custom, once. Went to the factory in VA (was living in NC at the time) to observe part of the process of the assembly, etc. I actually watched the body of my truck being painted. No hood attatched, but, inside this massive room, the entire body was being rotated and painted...was a pretty awesome sight.
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It is awesome and without a doubt human error is a variable that is always at play.

Not a Wrangler but watch in the following video how a line worker simply snags a hood via some robotic assistance and places it on the vehicle. For your vehicle he would have had to have misread the build tag (or it was wrong to begin with) as the bin he pulled the hood from would (my assumption) been all power dome hoods and not a bin full of standard hoods. Hopefully Archerace can chime in...

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Either human error of as Goin Camping suggests a just in time change. If they didn't have access to the correct hood maybe they swapped in this hood to keep things moving. I don't know enough about how these are assembled either but if they tagged this hood, by mistake or on purpose, to be part of that particular Jeep, maybe it then gets the correct color paint. I'm sure everything is probably tracked and controlled by computer.
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Just found this yesterday elsewhere. Click on "equipment listing" under the "Your Vehicle" heading and enter in your vin. Maybe mention of the hood will show up there to confirm that the Polar Edition hood install was indeed recognized...

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dvn4life1972, I googled the terms "Jeep Polar Edition VIN" and grabbed the VIN from a Polar Edition advertisement from a dealer that also includes the appropriate VIN in their respective ads. I then plugged that VIN into the link I listed in my last post. Scrolling down the build sheet, underneath the "Optional Equipment" heading there is the following line, highlighted in yellow...



I also ran my own VIN through for my '14 Rubicon and (obviously) there is no mention of a "Hood Power Bulge." If your VIN lists it you have a bonafide factory documented assembly line anomaly which would be waay cool!
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Just found this yesterday elsewhere. Click on "equipment listing" under the "Your Vehicle" heading and enter in your vin. Maybe mention of the hood will show up there to confirm that the Polar Edition hood install was indeed recognized...

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dvn4life1972, I googled the terms "Jeep Polar Edition VIN" and grabbed the VIN from a Polar Edition advertisement from a dealer that also includes the appropriate VIN in their respective ads. I then plugged that VIN into the link I listed in my last post. Scrolling down the build sheet, underneath the "Optional Equipment" heading there is the following line, highlighted in yellow...



I also ran my own VIN through for my '14 Rubicon and (obviously) there is no mention of a "Hood Power Bulge." If your VIN lists it you have a bonafide factory documented assembly line anomaly which would be waay cool!
Just got in from work...am beat to a pulp, with this damn chest-cold and Monday at work. I don't have the VIN with me, and I am at my GF's for the night...so I'd have to walk out to visitor parking to get it.

I'll get that in the morning. BTW, although I didn't get a chance to snap a photo, I did check the hood hinges when the sun came up this morning at work...looks like we have original paint here. I'll get a pic of that on here too tomorrow evening.

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Just after initially posting this, I remembered...duhhh...I have an e-insurance ID card on my phone...pulled up the VIN, clicked the link you provided Tob...and pulled up the list. It doesn't show the hood in there.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:05 PM   #28
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My equipment, based on VIN

Here is the equipment list, Tob.
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My front bumper build thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/fr...ml#post8909313
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:45 PM   #29
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Not on there huh? It is in your possession though and it is a very cool hood.

Looking forward to seeing your fab skills at play with the bumpers. Good luck!
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Had that hood been a factory option on the Sahara I just ordered, I most certainly would have checked the box.
Yep.

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