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Old 06-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #181
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Heres the last big project i did at the house. Its a 79 VW Westfalia that I restored for my Dad.


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Old 06-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #182
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Use re face man, its alot cheaper and zero shrinkback. You can finish it off in 400 then paint it. 220 is to coarse for final sand

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:13 PM   #184
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #185
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You sir, are talented. I wish we were neighbors and friends because I know where I would be spending all of my free time.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #186
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I've never used reface, I'll have to check it out. But its not my first rodeo painting a car
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #187
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #188
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I've never used reface, I'll have to check it out. But its not my first rodeo painting a car
Its polyester primer. Super high build. The Vdub looks good but 220 is still too coarse for final sand in my book. On a solid color it wont be that noticeable but you will see sand scratches down the road, metallics/ pearls is just a nono
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #189
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Its polyester primer. Super high build. The Vdub looks good but 220 is still too coarse for final sand in my book. On a solid color it wont be that noticeable but you will see sand scratches down the road, metallics/ pearls is just a nono
Ive used slicksand, and varieo, Both great primers. The jeep will get finished in 220 then 320, I'm not going crazy on it since its far from a show piece and after 1 wheeling trip it will be scratched to hell anyway.
heres a 29 Ford I finished a few months ago.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #190
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But enough old stuff, I'll keep it jeep related from now on
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #191
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But enough old stuff, I'll keep it jeep related from now on
Cool, 320 is fine for a solid flat color. Im sure it will look "Freakin Sweet" ( peter griffin) keep us posted. Oh and with the reface a 1.8 tip is the minimum you can use with a 3.0 being even better. Only mix a cup at a time and DONT let it start to kick in the gun, you only have about 15 minutes before it starts to go.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #192
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If all goes well I will be painting the Jeep today, I'll post some pics tonight when I'm finished.
heres an in progress shot
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #193
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I have nothing of value to input besides great job man! Very impressed.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #194
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The painting went well today but I'm exhausted.
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Nice color green... Must not be much left to do it this point? or is there....
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #196
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So much jeep envy right now. Once again great work.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:52 PM   #197
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You sir have a gift. I can't wait to see the axles go in. Awesome build man

The storage pockets were a great idea. Are you going to put a drain plug in them incase you get water in there?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #198
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Nice color green... Must not be much left to do it this point? or is there....
Thanks! as far as the paint job goes, all I have to do is bolt a few things back on and its ready to drive again. I still have a lot to do for the 1 ton swap though.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #199
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Thanks for the compliments guys, I'm glad your enjoying the project as much as I am.
As for the storage compartments I definitely need to put a drain plug in each side, just haven't gotten around to it yet. I plan on spraying in some type of bed liner in the tub at some point this summer, I'll probably add the drains then.
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That's Sick ! Love it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #201
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Love that color.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #202
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This thing is going to be absolutely nasty. I can fabricate pretty well, but I don't have the balls to cut my jeep in half. Great work.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #203
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This thing is going to be absolutely nasty. I can fabricate pretty well, but I don't have the balls to cut my jeep in half. Great work.
It really wasn't that bad. This is my first project like this, I just did a lot of homework before I started.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #204
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #205
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SWEET!!! You should build bumpers next!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #206
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Mean green, 15inch longer machine!!!
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subd, looks awsome!
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #208
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But enough old stuff, I'll keep it jeep related from now on

I for one would like to see more of "the old stuff"!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #209
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I worked on extending the rocker guards yesterday with some heavy 1/4 thick C channel. I cut the top off the match the height of my rockers and cut the angles to match up. I welded them up and did a little grinding and painting. After a quick run to Fastenal for the stainless allen head bolts to match the ones already on the rockers I was ready to install.

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Love the green, man! Looks awesome!

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