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05-18-2014 10:35 AM
fegan
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Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done.

Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
I like that a lot! Did you find an available font to use...or did you have to create the lettering (for the A and T) by hand?
05-18-2014 10:29 AM
fegan
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Originally Posted by Rico1111 View Post
I trimmed lots o things on my jeep because it made me feel like it was something no one else has and that is the beauty of Jeeps U can build and customize them like no other vehicle!
Nice job...is that OEM Gecko Green?

I'm also curious was was required to paint the shocks...did you have to remove them?
05-18-2014 09:43 AM
trailless
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Originally Posted by Triple R View Post

It takes about 15 minutes to remove and put on the stock bumper. The plastic screws don't spin out. I put a screw half way in and then pull them out with pliers. Unscrew vacuum pump and then everything is fine. I only use a simple socket set to do this plus pliers and screw.
There was almost no room to unscrew the inner nuts on the driver side. I could hardly get a wrench in there... also, it took me about 15 min. just to remove the plastic tabs that hold the fog light wiring to the bumper...

There a Jeep engineer somewhere laughing. They put that one bolt in an in convent place knowing people will have to remove it.
05-18-2014 09:19 AM
Leo_TJ
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Red looks nice... But I'll stick with my body color commando green hooks. But my wife still needs hers painted. Perhaps red is in her billet future.
I like the body color ideal. I was going to powder cost mine red but I think I'll do the body color. My jk is anvil. I also want to do my rear one too.
05-18-2014 07:47 AM
Creatrix98 I agree, 15 minutes my ass
05-17-2014 10:54 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
Front bumper removal is about a 15 min process. Unplug the fog light harness, remove 8 bolts, and you're done...
15 minutes? Must be with a 24 pack.
05-17-2014 09:20 PM
Triple R
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Originally Posted by trailless View Post
I don't understand how people act like its easy to take off the front bumper. The two inside nuts on the driver side was almost impossible to get to. The vacuum pump and the cross member get in the way... I cut off my cross member with a sawzall and it made life much easier. Also the two plastic screws for the top of the bumper did not spin. I didn't strip them, they would not spin. So I just tore it off...
It takes about 15 minutes to remove and put on the stock bumper. The plastic screws don't spin out. I put a screw half way in and then pull them out with pliers. Unscrew vacuum pump and then everything is fine. I only use a simple socket set to do this plus pliers and screw.
05-17-2014 12:57 PM
trailless I don't understand how people act like its easy to take off the front bumper. The two inside nuts on the driver side was almost impossible to get to. The vacuum pump and the cross member get in the way... I cut off my cross member with a sawzall and it made life much easier.

Also the two plastic screws for the top of the bumper did not spin. I didn't strip them, they would not spin. So I just tore it off...
05-17-2014 11:49 AM
Krieg2 So my JKU is Billet Silver. Any ideas for a good accent color for tow hooks as well as some interior trim? I'd like something that looks great but doesn't necessarily stick out to someone that doesn't know Jeeps either.
05-17-2014 10:02 AM
Creatrix98 I did my front and rear hooks also, just Rust-Oleum Cherry Red.



05-17-2014 09:42 AM
Destroyer6
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Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done. Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
I like the orange, it's a fresh new look! I'm going to paint my tow hooks bright orange.
01-16-2014 10:39 PM
ajpell72 Nice
01-06-2014 10:31 AM
J33P3R58
Arctic Decals

Quote:
Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done.

Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
Who did you go through to have your Arctic decals made? I was thinking of a something similar using a different name. Haven't found any good supplier yet though to print my decals.
Thanks.
08-19-2013 02:20 PM
lasvegasguy12
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post
For all those who have the Rock Lobsters' WalMart has Rust-Oleum in a Hot Pink that's a perfect match!
(Nyuk!)
That's hilarious
08-19-2013 08:47 AM
JKPaul For all those who have the Rock Lobsters' WalMart has Rust-Oleum in a Hot Pink that's a perfect match!
(Nyuk!)
08-19-2013 02:17 AM
grifoniqb I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done.

Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
07-14-2013 10:17 PM
vinnydags I plasti dipped my front and rear tow hooks this weekend. I used plastidip because I wasn't sure how I'd like the look, plus the stock bumpers only have ~6 months left on my Jeep before they are replaced. The fact that the plastidip may get ruined is fine by me.

I went the route of removing my bumpers to paint the hooks. I had the time plus i used this opportunity to familiarize myself with the assembly of the front and rear bumpers.

I am really starting to love the red accents. Thinking of incorporating it more and more with my already existing black.billet theme.



06-16-2013 09:03 PM
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I removed the bumpers and used xo farm implement red back in march. I liked the way it looked against the black grill on the sand trooper II mopar Moab concept vehicle. Easy weekend project, but I don't see a problem with taping off either.
06-16-2013 08:11 PM
Justdoit2
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Originally Posted by Rico1111 View Post
I trimmed lots o things on my jeep because it made me feel like it was something no one else has and that is the beauty of Jeeps U can build and customize them like no other vehicle!


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How did you paint the shocks underneath? I would think you would have to raise it up. Also, is it mopar spray paint or plasti dip? Looks awesome! Nice job!
06-02-2013 10:52 AM
Rico1111 I trimmed lots o things on my jeep because it made me feel like it was something no one else has and that is the beauty of Jeeps U can build and customize them like no other vehicle!


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06-02-2013 10:40 AM
Ex Umbris Currus
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
OK, cool. Let's paint our muffler body color too.
Ha, my Jeep is black so the tow hooks are already painted body color, and I just recently painted my muffler black because I got tired of the huge silver trashcan hanging there. Then I went and covered my black tow hooks and muffler with mud, why because it's my Jeep and I can.
06-02-2013 09:12 AM
Thracks
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
The same reason we bought vehicles with very little purpose or benefit besides going offroad: Because we f*cking wanted to.

So yes, I painted mine body color because it looks cool. But if anyone paints theirs red I think that will look great because the 10A already proved it...
tomthbomb = OWNED
06-02-2013 09:09 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
Could we get a list started to let everyone know what is ok to change and what we shouldn't touch so nobody breaks the rules when expressing their individuality?
Well i think we can all agree that chrome is out right quick...
06-02-2013 08:56 AM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I love the idea! Once I saw the 10A. I bought hood decals for the arctic with orange outline with the idea of painting tow hooks orange.

Is it best to remove bumper or leave on and paint with bumper covered.
It comes down to time. If you got it then definately remove the bumper. No matter how good you are at taping, etc, its so easy to accidently get overspray on the jeep.
06-02-2013 08:16 AM
grifoniqb I love the idea! Once I saw the 10A. I bought hood decals for the arctic with orange outline with the idea of painting tow hooks orange.

Is it best to remove bumper or leave on and paint with bumper covered.
05-19-2013 07:11 AM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
Could we get a list started to let everyone know what is ok to change and what we shouldn't touch so nobody breaks the rules when expressing their individuality?
Sure, you go first.
05-17-2013 11:11 PM
Deepjeep1371 Lucikly mine is red so I'll get the 10a look.
05-17-2013 06:42 AM
panthermark I like it!

Are you going to do the rear hook as well?

Maybe I'll hit mine up with some plasti-dip. I almost wish the 10A's didn't come with red tow hooks because that is the color I would go with.
05-17-2013 02:18 AM
idiot magnet I don't have any tow hooks to paint... I feel so left out, but my D rings show a ton of wear from use on the trails and not from hitting a few grocery carts that got in my way...






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05-17-2013 01:30 AM
Deepjeep1371
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post

The same reason we bought vehicles with very little purpose or benefit besides going offroad: Because we f*cking wanted to.

So yes, I painted mine body color because it looks cool. But if anyone paints theirs red I think that will look great because the 10A already proved it...
Awesome response ^↑↑^
Thanks guys for all of the responses. I get to learn something on this job. (Taking off the bumper.)
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