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mcseang 11-15-2011 09:14 PM

Blue Balled Build
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well i have owned this yj for quite a long time and finally got the go ahead from my wife to redo it. i am a bodyman/painter by trade for the past 26 years. i will attempt to add photos, but will not bore you with all the dissassembly stuff. right now all the body panels have been removed and refinished, interior is all removed as well. dash was dismantled and dyed satin black, did the heater upgade and heater core.
i am down to refinishing the tub and firewall.
jeep was origanally soft top and half doors, bought used full doors and welded the common tears back together then replaced all hardware and weather strips blah blah blah. bought a used hard top, removed all the glass and repaired a few areas then sprayed raptor on it. also bought some nice custom fit neoprene seat skins.
reason for the blue balled name is from my wife, she said if i continue to spend as much time working on that darn jeep, i will figure out the meaning the hard way.
any ways if i am able to add pictures let me know what you think, if i am not able please tell me how. the pics will not be in any specific order.
also note that i have owned this jeep for a long time and it has zero rust, some of the pics of the interior may look like rust but it is the old adhesive that was holding down the carpet. the inside will raptored once all the paint work is done

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:16 PM

i have many more pics to add, but was only allowed to do 5 at a time

gixxerphil 11-15-2011 09:21 PM

Moar pics :drool:

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:26 PM

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mcseang 11-15-2011 09:28 PM

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mcseang 11-15-2011 09:30 PM

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mo pics

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:32 PM

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more random pics

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:33 PM

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some more in process pics

gixxerphil 11-15-2011 09:34 PM


mcseang 11-15-2011 09:35 PM

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few more

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:36 PM

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kdub 11-15-2011 09:51 PM

is that grabber blue. ford mustang. i just painted my boat that color looks good

mcseang 11-15-2011 09:52 PM

yeah it is pretty close to the new mustang color

schnutzy 11-15-2011 09:57 PM

smurff blue! i like it :thumb:

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crtaylor 11-16-2011 07:02 AM

Im not a big fan of blue on any car /truck but this blue looks great on your Jeep cant wait to see it assembled.

firstresponder 11-16-2011 10:04 AM

couldnt help but notice the UT license plate up front, UT fan are ya?

mcseang 11-17-2011 06:15 PM

yeah you caught me.. i am a VOLS fan, house is divided though my son is a Gator and goes to UF

firstresponder 11-17-2011 07:01 PM

nice, yeah i live in Austin so yeah i know how it goes, somehow i became the only aggie in the family! so i guess you could say were house divided!

mcseang 11-18-2011 06:44 PM

i will add more pictures tomorror after i get the bodywork done on the tub and have it in primer. with any luck i should have the tub painted within the next few weekends. once the tub is painted i will u-pol raptor the inside then start all the reassembly. i did buy hid black headlights and they look great in the grille. i am going to smoke out the park and side marker lamps too

mcseang 11-20-2011 04:45 PM

more in process pictures of the Blue Balled Build thread
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got all the body work on the tub and fire wall done yesterday, got it all in primer today. next weekend i will paint the fire wall and start prepping the tub for paint.
also have a handfull of mechanical maintnaince items that i will address since all the sheet meatal is removed and access will be much easier. i have added several pictures showing the progress. cant wait till i can start turning the wrenches back to the right instead of left!

mcseang 11-20-2011 04:47 PM

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more pics

mcseang 11-24-2011 12:15 PM

fire wall done
got up early this morning and prepped and painted the firewall, will prep the tub saturday for paint and if all goes well i should paint it sunday before church!

mcseang 11-26-2011 02:48 PM

well i got the tub painted today, the wearher was good but pretty windy outside... nothing that the water hose sprayed allover the ground wouldnt fix. the water really held down all the dirt and dust. once i untape it i will take some pictures and post before , during and after paint. gonna prep the inside of the tub next weekend and spray the u-pol raptor in the tub. i have used u-pol many times and think for the money it is the best.can hardly wait to start turning the bolts to the right!

crtaylor 11-26-2011 03:24 PM

looks real good, are you shooting nason clear? and are you gonna tint the raptor liner blue also?

mcseang 11-26-2011 04:32 PM

blue balled
no i did not use nason clear, kinda went on a budget on this one and just went single stage fulthane. as far as tinting the raptor i decided against it and will keep with my origional vision of mono-chromatic all blue paint work trimmed in black including the liner.

mcseang 12-03-2011 07:47 PM

lotsa of new pictures and progress
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well i have got alot done in the last two weeks, i have added a series of pictures... let me know what you think so far

mcseang 12-03-2011 07:50 PM

more pics
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mcseang 12-03-2011 07:52 PM

paint work came out real clean, no dirt or bugs
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yeah no buffing, super clean slick paint job

mcseang 12-03-2011 07:55 PM

spraying in u pol raptor
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this product is the best

mcseang 12-03-2011 07:57 PM

blue balled
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getting closer to start assembly

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