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04-26-2012 12:23 AM
KelleyThomsen
Done! (for now)

Inspected. Registered. Insured.
04-17-2012 08:55 AM
Ltblue Nice man.
04-16-2012 09:55 PM
Sasquatch 4x4 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!!
04-16-2012 09:11 PM
Dempsey Nice progress
04-16-2012 02:35 PM
sean112280 looking good!
04-14-2012 10:21 PM
KelleyThomsen
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
04-02-2012 07:34 PM
94 yj 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.
-John
04-02-2012 06:57 PM
KelleyThomsen
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.
03-28-2012 10:51 AM
clipselpz2 Nice job on the Paint...!!
03-26-2012 09:05 PM
KelleyThomsen 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!
03-26-2012 08:11 PM
DeepSouthJeeper 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.
03-26-2012 07:51 PM
Dempsey Looks great. I painted my CJ with implement paint also. Has a nice shine and super tough.
03-26-2012 06:08 PM
KelleyThomsen 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!
03-26-2012 03:05 PM
Dgrimjeeper 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
03-25-2012 11:19 PM
Kevin Great job Kelley!
03-25-2012 12:49 PM
KelleyThomsen
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!
03-24-2012 07:39 PM
Rusty Knutt You got an oooga horn? SWEET! Taillights look just fine...all legal now? What are the numbers on the fan shroud?
03-24-2012 06:41 PM
KelleyThomsen
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.
03-24-2012 09:51 AM
KelleyThomsen
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Originally Posted by johninmichigan View Post
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!
03-24-2012 06:43 AM
CJ-John Wow it's really shaping up! You've done a great job! Wished my daughter would work like that!
03-24-2012 05:57 AM
KelleyThomsen Hahahaha I needed something to sit on since I took the original seats out! I wasn't willing to push the Jeep across the yard to go to my makeshift paint booth. Plus, no power steering so it'd be hard to push/maneuver at the same time. Basically, I just needed a temporary seat. The green crate isn't a permanent installment! It just happened to be the closest thing to me that'd support my weight lol.
03-24-2012 12:42 AM
TheDoc I like the new green racing seat you have installed, I have used those on many a build. Keep us posted on your updates, you have a great starting place with the CJ..

Nick.
03-23-2012 10:09 PM
Cj7otr ...highly doubt...not highly fought?
03-23-2012 10:08 PM
Cj7otr I highly fought an M38a1 would have a title for a 67 CJ5. Everything but the windshield looks like 60's CJ5. I think you have a salvaged windshield from a M38a1 on a CJ5. Having said that, it's a really cool and unique effect!
03-23-2012 09:35 PM
Rusty Knutt Check out my build threads...
03-23-2012 09:21 PM
KelleyThomsen
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Originally Posted by Rusty Knutt View Post
Are you doing all this by yourself? You want to give me some pointers? DAMN, I am beyond jealous.
As far as pointers are concerned, I suppose if you want to get solid paint at a decent price, go to Tractor Supply and pick up their tractor paint. It's heavy duty paint with a glossy enamel finish. If you like that look, I suggest picking some up. Not a wide variety of colors though, so keep that in mind. They also have decent makeshift tail lights. You can hook up some trailer tail lights to your rig and they work great! Not pretty, but they get the job done! Keep an open mind as well. If something appears to be useless, keep it and try to figure out where it might work on your Wrangler. It'll give your ride a custom look and could also save you money! Also, be sure to take your time sanding and wet sand your Jeep. It's a tedious task, but it'll look 100x better in the end. Hope some of this is helpful!
03-23-2012 09:16 PM
Rusty Knutt Reegardless very impressive, I LOVE the paint scheme.
03-23-2012 09:12 PM
KelleyThomsen
Rusty...

Not doing it by myself haha. I've got my friend (20 yrs old) and his dad helping. His dad did body work his whole life and really messed up his back doing it, so he doesn't really work on it. He just helps us out if we've got questions. It's essentially a 2 man crew working on this Jeep with 1 elder statesman guiding us lol. The gentleman in the background of one of the pics (red shirt) is my friend's dad. We've been working from 10am-3pm everyday, so the work's coming along quickly!
03-23-2012 09:02 PM
Rusty Knutt Are you doing all this by yourself? You want to give me some pointers? DAMN, I am beyond jealous.
03-23-2012 08:57 PM
KelleyThomsen
Day 5

Day 5 has basically consisted of painting. Today I finished off the hood stripe and grill with a black gloss paint. I also ended up getting the tail lights/back up lights hooked up! The rest of my day was spent polishing up old parts and preparing to start re-assembly tomorrow! Hope everyone likes the direction the '67 is going! Also, I'm starting to think that this Jeep isn't actually a CJ-5 (despite it being formerly registered as one). I'm pretty sure it's an M38a1 based on the split window. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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