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03-29-2014 12:32 PM
1Topp J8 hood scoop feeler for a group buy

I have been in contact with Doc at Springtail Solutions. They have been busy building a new line of storage products for the JKs. He is in the process of making a J8 tribute and has fabricated a J8 hood scoop that is very close to how the real thing appears. I have been talking to him about whether they have plans to manufacture these or not. He tells me that if there is enough interest, he would consider making a batch for us. He would need at least 10 interested parties to commit to prepaying. Here are the details....
Group buy details
Price $90.00 plus shipping
Product would ship about 3-4 weeks after payment is accepted.
Once we get 10+ parties interested, he will post a link on the website for us to pay. Once enough have paid, he will start manufacturing the J8 hood scoops.
Product details
Hood scoop will be finished in powder coat primer.
As you can see in pictures, welds will need to be finished for a smooth look. He liked the appearance of the welds and most painted unfinished.
The fit is close but not perfect, sticky back rubber foam will be provided with the scoop. As you can see in the pictures, the foam provides better fit and aesthetics. Mounting holes will be placed approximately the way they are on his prototype. No hardware is provided
This GB is only for the hood scoop, there are no internals yet to hook it up to the air intake. That would be up to us to figure out....as you can see in the pictures, it is pretty close. Obviously, not a project for the faint of heart since you would be cutting a hole in your hood According to Doc, these are very hard to fabricate and to manufacture which is why no one offers them. Since Doc is not a vendor on this forum, he will not be participating in this thread other than to answer any questions through me.

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03-19-2014 08:25 AM
Beastmaster You can do it for ~$200. I bought a case of 24 rattle cans of Gillespie Coatings paint from Rapco Parts company for $83. They have all shades and sell in gallons also.
I picked up my stencil set from a place called Military Stencils for $120. Just as a note on the stencils; it was an entire set for my Willys and are the vinyl type (stick on, paint and peel off)
03-18-2014 09:28 PM
Perrinizzle Is it expensive to paint the jeeps in olive drab and to spray those stencils on? Love the theme in this thread.
03-16-2014 05:15 PM
RedneckWranglerTJ
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
No idea what the story is on these, but found this pic and thought it was pretty intriguing.
Looks like a couple j8s!
02-28-2014 08:01 PM
tamupatriot Thanks Beastmaster, that's very helpful. I think I'm going to buy the same size as my graduation present to myself!
02-27-2014 08:55 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by tamupatriot View Post
Love the look of your Jeep. What diameter is the Oscar Mike Hood Decal? Does anyone have any best practices for getting the decal on straight and without any bubbling/crinkling?
Not sure which one of us you are talking to but mine are 20"

As far as applying the decals, there are basically 2 methods; wet and dry. Lots of people swear by the wet method but I put all mine on dry and they came out well.

Here are a couple of tutorials:

How To Apply Vehicle Graphics - YouTube

How To Apply Vinyl Lettering Using the "Wet Method" - YouTube
02-27-2014 09:43 AM
tamupatriot Love the look of your Jeep. What diameter is the Oscar Mike Hood Decal? Does anyone have any best practices for getting the decal on straight and without any bubbling/crinkling?
10-27-2013 02:46 PM
Beastmaster Uber cool
10-27-2013 10:46 AM
Sergeant Snapped a few pics last night.
10-25-2013 03:33 PM
Old Gunny
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Originally Posted by sandman87 View Post
Thanks for the complement.

They are the older style poison spyder DeFender series. They have changed the look now with a squared off edge now. The new ones look more like the old MB fenders to me. Great protection and great clearance. They also make a great table for tools and beverage of choice while working.

Thanks i'll check them out!!
10-25-2013 06:31 AM
sandman87
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Originally Posted by Old Gunny View Post
Sandman...what kind of fenders are those...they look great
Thanks for the complement.

They are the older style poison spyder DeFender series. They have changed the look now with a squared off edge now. The new ones look more like the old MB fenders to me. Great protection and great clearance. They also make a great table for tools and beverage of choice while working.
10-24-2013 03:45 PM
Old Gunny
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Originally Posted by sandman87 View Post
Started my transformation with my Oscar Mike style hood star. Waiting for the rest to come in.

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Sandman...what kind of fenders are those...they look great
10-17-2013 09:45 PM
BlackOpsJeep Also try 100Dollarman - Military Surplus Home! They have some cool surplus stuff there.

Or this: http://www.surplusjeep.com/
10-17-2013 07:37 PM
TigWizard
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
For my Jeep, I researched the markings here: http://blog.kaiserwillys.com/military-jeep-markings[/URL] http://www.stugiii.com/images/US_Vehicle_Markings.pdf WWII Unit Identification Markings for U.S. Military Vehicles, Jeep and Truck Bumper Markings (LoneSentry.com) There are several places to buy the stars, reg. numbers and bumper numbers: Home Page solargraphicsUSA.com - Restoration Decals USMC Military Jeep Decals decal stars restoration Willys M37 M38 - $39.00 : House of Grafx, Your One Stop Vinyl Graphics Shop Military Decals Stickers Insignia Vinyl | Military-Graphics.com Home I'm currently restoring a WWII Jeep and am using OD paint by Gillespie Coatings I bought through Army Jeep parts. Here are the particulars: https://www.armyjeepparts.net/t-GCI_paint.aspx https://www.armyjeepparts.net/c-211-gci-paint.aspx
Thank you!
10-17-2013 06:51 PM
Beastmaster For my Jeep, I researched the markings here:
http://blog.kaiserwillys.com/military-jeep-markings
http://www.stugiii.com/images/US_Vehicle_Markings.pdf
WWII Unit Identification Markings for U.S. Military Vehicles, Jeep and Truck Bumper Markings (LoneSentry.com)

There are several places to buy the stars, reg. numbers and bumper numbers:
Home Page
solargraphicsUSA.com - Restoration Decals
USMC Military Jeep Decals decal stars restoration Willys M37 M38 - $39.00 : House of Grafx, Your One Stop Vinyl Graphics Shop
Military Decals Stickers Insignia Vinyl | Military-Graphics.com Home

I'm currently restoring a WWII Jeep and am using OD paint by Gillespie Coatings I bought through Army Jeep parts. Here are the particulars:
https://www.armyjeepparts.net/t-GCI_paint.aspx
https://www.armyjeepparts.net/c-211-gci-paint.aspx
10-17-2013 05:20 PM
TigWizard My son and I want to turn our 91 into a tribute to my dad. He served in the Army, 3rd Infantry, 10th Engineers, HQ Company in the early sixties. This thread has given me a ton of ideas. Any tips/suggestions? I was thinking OD green paint job, some Army stencils/decals, maybe some HQ stencils on the bumpers, and some 3rd ID markings. Thanks in advance.
10-13-2013 05:21 AM
Lusus_Naturae
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I came across another photo. Not sure what it is, several theories on other forums ranging from foreign military sales to movie props with camera booms.

I don't think it relates to the photo, but this is what I found on the foreign military Jeep.

A Storm Mark III was set to be produced for the Israeli defense forces starting in June 2008, when the IDF will purchase around 600 vehicles beginning in early 2011. Based on the new four-door Jeep Wrangler JK design, the Mark III is meant to address some of the shortfalls of the current Mark II. Whereas the previous vehicle was an update of the original Storm, the Storm III was designed from the outset for a five-door configuration. Unlike the JK, the new Storm has a much higher maximum load in part due to heavier-duty shock absorbers, necessary for an armored version. It includes a standard 2.8L VM Motori turbodiesel and automatic transmission.

Like the Storm II, the Mark III was initially available only to the military with versions set to be delivered to the Israel Police in 2009. A civilian version will only be released if the local tax code is modified to allow it to compete with foreign imports of the same class. AIL states that if such thing will happen, a petrol engine version could be offered. Regarding Export markets, the Storm 3 has already seen use in several countries, especially in its armored version.

A pair of production J8's was tested by Israeli web magazine Jeepolog.com journalists in April 2009. It was dubbed "probably, the best Jeep ever".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIL_Storm
10-07-2013 08:44 PM
BlackOpsJeep This is my tactical JKU. Coming soon are upgraded bumpers, 35's, IR floods, blackout drives, MRAP tail lights, HMMWV headlights, maybe some armor.
10-01-2013 05:07 AM
FZY1 That may take it out of reach for me.

I am interested in the Ma Deuce, and extras.
09-30-2013 09:25 PM
Mike Gardner For what part? If it's everything it'll take some time to add it up. It wasn't exactly cheap.
09-30-2013 03:12 PM
FZY1 How much are you asking?
09-29-2013 04:04 PM
Mike Gardner If you guys want to really add some eye catchers to you jeeps I'm selling all my weapons mounts and the M249 & Browning M2 Auto replica here is a album link. The SCAR H and the M4 are not for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.gardne...5392934&type=1







09-24-2013 02:29 PM
groovebus I bought this 2013 JKU Sport bone stock back in January. I've been slowly working on moding it. Slowly, because the wife is making me mod the house first. LOL

I'm almost done, I'm going for more of the WWII, North Africa desert raider look. Everyone around here is either completely stock or has the same 3.5" lift with 35"s and covered in steel bumper and rock sliders. Most of them have never been dirty. (I check on top of the gas tank skid plate to see. That is the hardest spot to get the dirt out of.)

2" leveling kit, 32" BFG Mud Terrains, Rough Country Stubby bumper mod, removed all factory decals and badges. (Rock Rails are coming for Christmas) Debating if I want to paint the rims black. After taking the silver decals off, the Alloy rims arn't killing me. Black would be cooler though.

I have noticed a trend in Marines liking the Commando Green. My 8 year old daughter called it Marine green the first time she saw it. I was so proud.
09-23-2013 09:59 PM
LewdDude
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my 2013 Sahara JK 2 Door
I have since added a fuel label, a hand grenade shift knob, and some dog tag air fresheners from walmart! LOL
09-23-2013 04:47 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by Sincal View Post
Don't know if this is the right place to post this but this rolled into my work today!
Very sweet!
09-23-2013 03:17 PM
Sincal Don't know if this is the right place to post this but this rolled into my work today!
09-22-2013 07:30 PM
Kmaier26
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Originally Posted by Sergeant View Post
Put new wheels and tires on. 33" Duratracs on a 15" Level 8 Tracker.
What size the the letters on the hood?
09-19-2013 09:51 AM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by 87 Florida YJ View Post
I added this for security when I leave the jeep alone. I don't know if its working or that people are just afraid of getting caught stealing from a Marine. Either way its cool for me.

I like it.

Its almost like the covers they had for the WWII Jeep windshields when they were folded down.
09-19-2013 05:47 AM
BAP i swear i was just thinking ---strawberry bitch----!!!!i like it...
09-19-2013 12:22 AM
Bsc Something a little different Bomber art
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