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Old 10-08-2013, 06:33 AM   #31
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:49 AM   #32
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Haha that is awesome! You've got to be proud of that rig

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #33
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Awesome Jeep!
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #34
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What paint is that? Did you spray it yourself?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:56 PM   #35
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Thanks for the great comments! I really appreciate the Jeep community and the common interest we all share. As far as the paint goes, it's a Maaco single stage acrylic enamel paint job. I painted my race car, but my neighborhood is not cool with me painting in my garage!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #36
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How much did Maaco cost for the job?
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #37
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #38
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They painted the exterior, interior, inner doors, bumpers, engine compartment and hardtop for $1,000. Sounded really high to me until I got other quotes and realized that is quite a bit of work for the money in comparison. I could have painted it for about $400 in materials. Even at $1,000, it's still cheaper than buying a newer TJ or JK!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #39
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #40
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #41
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #42
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #43
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I'm curious, what was the idea behind the mesh flares? I've never seen anything like that before. I like it, kinda interesting. Very nice Jeep though. Great work
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #44
Guesses a lot ;)

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I dig it man, Nice work!
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:33 AM   #45
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The jeep as whole looks great. The thing that stuck out to me the most are your seats! I have been looking for some good seats and you might have just convinced me! Is it a tight fit? Were they easy to get in?
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #46
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Wow, thanks guys! The mesh flares kind of just came to me. I installed the flat fenders and knew I needed to have some kind of additional coverage. I was just going to extend the flat fenders and tie in new sheet metal when I thought of using perforated metal. I realize it will get rock chips etc...that's why I took so many pictures now! The seats fit great and what a huge difference from stock!
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #47
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #48
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think its fantastic..love the colour too.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:42 AM   #49
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Very Sweet!! I was considering putting round headlights on mine also, you just made my mind up for me.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #50
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Great job on your build the fab work on the grill looks awesome. Did you build your fenders from scratch ,same with the rear flares?
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #51
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I bought the flat fenders and rear flares. After getting both shipped, I realized they weren't the best quality and had to do a little more welding and plenty of grinding to clean 'em up. The rear flares are okay, but looking back, I should have bought TJ flares and clearanced the tub accordingly. I still need to cut the tub to ensure plenty of clearance at full flex.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #52
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This how it looked before I started the tear down.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #53
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I drilled out the spot welds attaching the grill to the radiator shell, then mocked up the 69 CJ grill to determine how much work I was up against! Once I centered it in the radiator shell, I started to rough in the sheet metal around the perimeter. Then I installed the flat fenders to see how to bring it all together.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #54
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Here are some additional shots of the grill transformation. It started out pretty rough, but with a lot of welding, grinding and filler, it came around. I also built the bumper from a 1/4"x 3 x 6 piece of rectangular tubing
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #55
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Here are some pictures of the custom flares. I laid out the pattern and bent the round bar to match the shape of the rear flat fender flares. Once I mocked up the round bar, I cut and fit the perforated sheet metal into the opening.
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What is the paint, and did you paint it? or a shop?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #57
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Another view of the bumper. I integrated the winch plate into the design of the bumper and pie cut the ends, bent it in to create the taper, which goes from 3" down to 2" at the ends. Flush mount lights as well...ready to go to in for paint.
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As with most YJ's, the windshield was rusted and torx bolts frozen. I drilled them out and welded in new nuts, then installed the new windshield frame.
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I apparently exceeded available space for attachments. I need to figure out how to create a link to share!
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it's a Maaco single stage acrylic enamel and cost me a $1,000. It's all in the prep...

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