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Today 10:15 PM
12vtman Finally got my bumper and m8000 mounted up. Still need to respool the cable. Getting ready for Jeepfest in GA.
Today 09:58 PM
Norcal73
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Originally Posted by gcampos24 View Post
Plasti dipped the grille today.
Looks nice. Did you tape off an spray or remove the grill?
Today 06:49 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
I thought about passing it along but if this RC lift is as bad as everyone makes it out to be I might end up picking ip a Zone 3" kit and putting the BL back on.
That's what I'm doing next year haha
Today 06:45 PM
gcampos24 Plasti dipped the grille today.
Today 12:04 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
To each their own. I hear ya on that Texas heat though. I grew up in the High Desert of Southern California and now live here in North Georgia. So for my entire life it's either been extremely hot dry heat or extremely hot humid heat. I hate humidity more though.

I suppose it also depends on what you can afford; personally I'm gonna take the $200 and put it towards saving for air lockers.

A lot of my own projects have been put off to due to the heat or bizarre rain we've been getting. I don't have a garage to work in so I'm out in the sun anytime I want to work on something. I'm getting an awesome tan though haha.
We agree.. I dislike humidity more as well. And we agree on the other stuff too. it comes down to a personal which cost do you want to pay, personal time or personal cash outta pocket.
I am guessing that I have a few years on you and my tanning days are well behind me (am 57)
Today 11:58 AM
Bredirish123
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Well, in general I agree.. however, the Silver Surfer (my Jeep) is my DD. Also, I live in N Tx and temps agreeable to work in the garage starts about 6a and end around 10a.. so your project would have taken me several weekends with the Jeep being down in between. I do have a backup but would rather drive the Jeep. Lastly, is the frequency of what I am going to do. If this is a "one-off" affair, I know that the time to complete this the first time is likely going to be at least 2X to 3X the time if I were to do it a second time. So the $200 difference to bring my Jeep with the carpet and seats removed to Linex and to get it back done the same day, well to me thats a very reasonable price to pay.. so I am stuck for now with doing spark plugs, etc.. did do a Poison Spyder hood louver.. and it should be noted that 9 months out of the year, I do have pretty much all day in the garage..
To each their own. I hear ya on that Texas heat though. I grew up in the High Desert of Southern California and now live here in North Georgia. So for my entire life it's either been extremely hot dry heat or extremely hot humid heat. I hate humidity more though.

I suppose it also depends on what you can afford; personally I'm gonna take the $200 and put it towards saving for air lockers.

A lot of my own projects have been put off to due to the heat or bizarre rain we've been getting. I don't have a garage to work in so I'm out in the sun anytime I want to work on something. I'm getting an awesome tan though haha.
Today 11:42 AM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
That's not too bad considering; I don't mind a little sweat and labor for those kinds of savings. I don't know about ya'll, but I try to do as much as I can without the help of a shop/professional. I like the learning experience, plus I know what type of work I'm doing so if something goes wrong I'd rather blame myself than go round and round with a shop.
Well, in general I agree.. however, the Silver Surfer (my Jeep) is my DD. Also, I live in N Tx and temps agreeable to work in the garage starts about 6a and end around 10a.. so your project would have taken me several weekends with the Jeep being down in between. I do have a backup but would rather drive the Jeep. Lastly, is the frequency of what I am going to do. If this is a "one-off" affair, I know that the time to complete this the first time is likely going to be at least 2X to 3X the time if I were to do it a second time. So the $200 difference to bring my Jeep with the carpet and seats removed to Linex and to get it back done the same day, well to me thats a very reasonable price to pay.. so I am stuck for now with doing spark plugs, etc.. did do a Poison Spyder hood louver.. and it should be noted that 9 months out of the year, I do have pretty much all day in the garage..
Today 10:18 AM
Bredirish123
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
The one gallon kit, which is what I used, cost $150-160 and I got a free can of chassis saver and free shipping. I also ordered some extra rollers so it was about $180 in monstaliner supplies. Then there's the misc. supplies like roller pans gloves and MEK. The total was probably $200-250. And a lot of work.
That's not too bad considering; I don't mind a little sweat and labor for those kinds of savings. I don't know about ya'll, but I try to do as much as I can without the help of a shop/professional. I like the learning experience, plus I know what type of work I'm doing so if something goes wrong I'd rather blame myself than go round and round with a shop.
Today 09:50 AM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by tsteb View Post
I'll take the body lift haha
I thought about passing it along but if this RC lift is as bad as everyone makes it out to be I might end up picking ip a Zone 3" kit and putting the BL back on.
Today 09:08 AM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
I know this has probably been asked; but roughly about how much does all of the materials cost to do this yourself? I'd love to bedline my tub but it's going on my "When I Win the Lottery" list of mods I'll do in the future.
The one gallon kit, which is what I used, cost $150-160 and I got a free can of chassis saver and free shipping. I also ordered some extra rollers so it was about $180 in monstaliner supplies. Then there's the misc. supplies like roller pans gloves and MEK. The total was probably $200-250. And a lot of work.
Today 09:07 AM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
Worked on installing the rear half of the lift. Pulled the right rear wheel off and one of the nuts holding the wheel spacer rolled out from behind it. Not a comforting thing to have happen. I also realized that 4" suspension and 1.5" body lift is going to be too much so I'm going to be working on removing the BL once I button up the suspension. Mainly because as it sits right now the door sill is at my hip so my wife will never be able to get it without a step ladder.
I'll take the body lift haha
Today 09:04 AM
Bredirish123
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Thanks for all the complements guys.


It took me 2 days. First day I prepped the tub which took about 8-10 hours. The second day I rolled it which the first coat took about 3 hours and the second coat took about 2 hours. It was a long 2 days and a lot of work.
I know this has probably been asked; but roughly about how much does all of the materials cost to do this yourself?
I'd love to bedline my tub but it's going on my "When I Win the Lottery" list of mods I'll do in the future.

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Today I'm going to try and finish painting my stock wheels. I did my spare and so far I am extremely pleased with the results. They'll match my grill too and I am considering painting the fenders while I'm at it.

I cleaned the wheels really well with some Purple Power; from there I did a light sanding with 400 grit paper and degreased a final time. Then I applied 3 coats of self etching primer--I let each coat sit for about 20 minutes, the final coat dried for about an hour before I began applying black caliper paint.
I applied 3 coats of caliper paint since it will stand up to the abuse and heat from braking; then I added two coats of a hammered black paint so it matches my grill. After about a day of drying I went out to look and am extremely happy.

I just need to add a couple coats of clear protectant and I'll be done. When I get some pictures I'll post them.
Today 08:48 AM
Medixtj01 Thanks for all the complements guys.

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Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
Looks great! How much time did that take?
It took me 2 days. First day I prepped the tub which took about 8-10 hours. The second day I rolled it which the first coat took about 3 hours and the second coat took about 2 hours. It was a long 2 days and a lot of work.
Today 07:13 AM
Jeffk1975 Worked on installing the rear half of the lift. Pulled the right rear wheel off and one of the nuts holding the wheel spacer rolled out from behind it. Not a comforting thing to have happen.

I also realized that 4" suspension and 1.5" body lift is going to be too much so I'm going to be working on removing the BL once I button up the suspension. Mainly because as it sits right now the door sill is at my hip so my wife will never be able to get it without a step ladder.
Today 05:14 AM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
They can do whatever texture you want! My nerf bars are ruff for obvious reason! The truck bed is slightly ruff..
Thanks, that is helpful.
Yesterday 11:34 PM
BuzzinHornets I buttoned up my cat replacement. Not a hard job but certainly not a fun job either.
Yesterday 11:03 PM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Is Linex a smooth liner? That monstaliner looks pretty smooth.. The rough ones just hold dirt in all the crannies.
They can do whatever texture you want! My nerf bars are ruff for obvious reason! The truck bed is slightly ruff..
Yesterday 10:45 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Ya linex they do all my stuff! They done my wifes 2014 gmc bed.. And my nerf bars on my jeep. Very reasonable
Is Linex a smooth liner? That monstaliner looks pretty smooth.. The rough ones just hold dirt in all the crannies.
Yesterday 10:39 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Yesterday I prepped the tub for monstaliner and then today I rolled it!!! Here's everybody's favorite part. Pictures!
Looks great!! Come do mine please.
Yesterday 09:16 PM
andy05jeep
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Yesterday I prepped the tub for monstaliner and then today I rolled it!!!
Here's everybody's favorite part. Pictures!



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Looks good man Good Job
Yesterday 09:15 PM
scottieg40 Replaced stock headlights with Hella H4. World of difference. Here's some day pics, I didn't have any with before during the night so... oh well...
Yesterday 09:10 PM
scottieg40
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Yesterday I prepped the tub for monstaliner and then today I rolled it!!!
Here's everybody's favorite part. Pictures!
Looks great! How much time did that take?
Yesterday 09:08 PM
scottieg40
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Originally Posted by PantherWingsfan View Post
Can't wait to get mine done. Unhooked it for now. My new Kicker should be here by Friday! Drop right in?
It sounds great! Just have to trim a little plastic for the magnet to fit right. I'm eventually going to add a new amp to my set up.
Yesterday 09:06 PM
scottieg40
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Originally Posted by 12vtman View Post
Does the kicker fit right in or do you have to mod the console some to get it done?
I had to do some trimming for the magnet to fit right.
Yesterday 08:50 PM
Jeffk1975 worked on installing the rear portion of the lift kit. Taking my time since the Teraflex adjustable front trackbar won't be here until Friday.
Yesterday 08:45 PM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
After doin my tub I would say have them do it. It was a lot of work and they probably have power tools that do a good job versus hand scuffing the tub. And $400 isn't that bad. That's only $150-200 over what it cost me.
Good point! And its guaranteed
Yesterday 06:44 PM
Mamefreak Gave it a wash because it was FILTHY and covered with tree sap. It's all sparkly now :-D
Yesterday 06:31 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Ya linex they do all my stuff! They done my wifes 2014 gmc bed.. And my nerf bars on my jeep. Very reasonable
After doin my tub I would say have them do it. It was a lot of work and they probably have power tools that do a good job versus hand scuffing the tub. And $400 isn't that bad. That's only $150-200 over what it cost me.
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
What brand of liner are they going to install. If it's linex that's a good price. My local place wanted $800 to do the same thing. Total this probably cost me about $200-250 with all the supplies.
Ya linex they do all my stuff! They done my wifes 2014 gmc bed.. And my nerf bars on my jeep. Very reasonable
Yesterday 04:56 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Would love to do mine.. My local bedliner place said if i brought it bare with only driver seat left. They would charge me 400.00. But looking at doing what you did!
What brand of liner are they going to install. If it's linex that's a good price. My local place wanted $800 to do the same thing.

Total this probably cost me about $200-250 with all the supplies.
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