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Lt. Ray T. 09-13-2012 09:35 PM

Start to finish.
 
Ok, this is the start anyway. Figured I would start documenting the progress on my unit. So bear with me. I didn't take pics of some stages, but I think it will be ok.

Here is my Jeepster the day I bought her.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/6afe0f8a.jpg

Here she is with the new wheels. and after I painted the fender flares.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/bbb2d70b.jpg

A little patch work on the frame.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/e9580f83.jpg

And now with the 3" body lift removed and replaced with a 1.25, and the new Tag 6" Flares.

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/f439c690.jpg

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/2251b931.jpg

In the morning, I get the new 35" wild country's bolted on. The tail gate is in the shop getting body work and rust repair, new windshield frame just came in also and will be painted, then body work and paint...Whoo Hoo.:punk:

90DesertTanYJ 09-13-2012 10:42 PM

Lookin good LT!

Lt. Ray T. 09-15-2012 12:52 AM

Put 0n the new shoes today. Will post up a pic in the next day or two when I have time... Can't wait to start spraying color.... Muhaaaaa!

Peppy 09-15-2012 05:51 AM

Nice im liking what i see

cavediverjc 09-15-2012 08:08 AM

I've always been fond of that color combination. Looking good! :thumb:

1SAS 09-15-2012 12:20 PM

Its a great start. Like that color combination. Like the flares. Keep posting.

Take care,

CHL 09-15-2012 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1SAS (Post 2795168)
Its a great start. Like that color combination. Like the flares. Keep posting.

Take care,

+1 :thumb:

Lt. Ray T. 09-15-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peppy (Post 2794455)
Nice im liking what i see

Thanks a bunch. Hope it will turn out awesome.... Pics of new shoes tonight.

Lt. Ray T. 09-15-2012 06:07 PM

Here is the new shoes. Man, I love it.

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/9a1e7ade.jpg


Ole Girl still on the rack.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/b3424825.jpg

And the new, new look.... I like it.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/28629ce3.jpg

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...3/0b4af950.jpg

Lt. Ray T. 09-15-2012 06:10 PM

As for color, I could use an opinion or two. I am going with flat OD Green. Kind of a medium shade. Going to gloss black my hardware (Hinges, door handles, windshield tie downs, hood pins etc). Pretty set on this, but not sure if I want to black out my hard top, or leave it the desert tan that it is... Struggling with that decision. If I paint it, will take it gloss black to match the other stuff, just can't decide. Any thoughts on the idea?

jokerchief462 09-15-2012 09:42 PM

Tires and wheels give the Jeep a whole new look it is awesome. X2 on the OD Green and shiny black should be great. Keep it coming LT love the rig!!!

HawaiiJosh 09-15-2012 09:51 PM

Looks awesome! If you black out the top, gloss black lettering would look mean on the flat green.

Troy6187 09-15-2012 10:26 PM

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nice jeep man!:thumb:
looks i dentical to mine. it even came from florida originally

Lt. Ray T. 09-16-2012 04:06 AM

@ Troy, that is kind of funny. Mine originally came from up north... How ironic. A bit farther than PA though, mine was built in Canada. Everything is in French and Kph. Makes it a bit different.

On a side note, looking at the SYE kits at this point. Have some drivetrain vibration, have changed the u joints just to make sure, and it's still there. Not bad but there none the less. so Stand By Adams 4x4, you will be hearing from me soon.

1Topp 09-16-2012 06:40 AM

:thumb:

bigbuckd 09-16-2012 07:59 AM

Love the jeep. Mine was the identical color. Till I painted it flat black. I left the top tan for now. Looks ok. But have been thinking black also. Not sure if it would be too much black. The tires and wheels look awesome.

Lt. Ray T. 09-16-2012 07:09 PM

Well after much debate, I have decided to turn the tan top black. Now just got to go to work. By the way, I painted my stock bumpers today. Will be building custom ones at some point, but in the mean time, the ones that I have were very beat up. Used that hammer finished raddle can paint from Wal Mart. Worked like a champ and actually sort of matches my Tag flares. I ordered the textured ones rather than smooth. WIll post pics in a few days, didn't have time to take them, put them on photobucket, bla bla bla.

Lt. Ray T. 09-20-2012 11:12 PM

Pulled into the shop getting the party started.

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psf7445d4c.jpg

Strippin her down.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1ba4919f.jpg

Almost there!
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psdba03ab4.jpg

Ready for primer! On our way!

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6f02b137.jpg

Driver side also ready.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5417b290.jpg

BAP 09-21-2012 08:04 AM

i cannot wait for more updated pics,.

looken good LT.

Lt. Ray T. 09-21-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by BAP (Post 2815100)
i cannot wait for more updated pics,.

looken good LT.


Me neither. Should have her ready to paint this weekend. Hopefully done by tuesday.
:dance:

I wasn't going to strip it to metal, but after I got started, I found some concerning spots of rust under the paint, nothing major, but would grow into a major problem in the years to come, so buzzed her on down to bare metal, just in case. Makes for a bit more work, but then again, who cares, it's only time and varaprime!:punk:

Lt. Ray T. 09-21-2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lt. Ray T. (Post 2795833)
As for color, I could use an opinion or two. I am going with flat OD Green. Kind of a medium shade. Going to gloss black my hardware (Hinges, door handles, windshield tie downs, hood pins etc). Pretty set on this, but not sure if I want to black out my hard top, or leave it the desert tan that it is... Struggling with that decision. If I paint it, will take it gloss black to match the other stuff, just can't decide. Any thoughts on the idea?

Decided to go with the Flat O.D. Green, satin black accents, my hardware is going to be painted with that hammered paint in gloss black. Started painting my hardware and it is turning out pretty cool. That stuff has a neat look. If I only didn't have to go to my job, I could be working on it all day everyday..... Uggggg!

Brian W.V. 09-21-2012 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lt. Ray T. (Post 2815277)
If I only didn't have to go to my job, I could be working on it all day everyday..... Uggggg!

Damn jobs ruin everything.....lol

Lookin good!

Lt. Ray T. 09-23-2012 06:47 PM

Ok, got her ready for primer, varaprimed, and some body work. Then block primre today. Didn't get a picture of the final prime, but here we go....

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7252deee.jpg

Body Work after varaprime.... Commin on along...

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps08d4db86.jpg

Tomorrow I go get the paint, and block it out. With hope, will be starting to put on color tomorrow..... Yeeee Hawwww!

Lt. Ray T. 09-24-2012 08:30 PM

Getting there. Got a bunch done today. Block primed last thing yesterday, buzed it down a bit with the D/A with 220, then a little guide coat, and wet sand with 400gr. Un-bagged, washed and now re-bagged for am painting. Did get my paint today, this took a bit of a turn, like usual, mid paint job the design changed. Well not so much the design as the color..........Muhaaaaaaaa Muhaaaaaaaaaaa MUHAAAAAAAAA!

Here it is in block prime...
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8d464e36.jpg

And the other side.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8d4f4b93.jpg

Our mad scientist at paint supply mixing up my Atomic Green concoction.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22bf2eeb.jpg

A bit of a teaser..
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psa027ba9c.jpg

And at least the windshield frame is done!
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psafa5cac6.jpg

Tomorrow will get the party really started. Installing the glass into the frame, painting the tub and body, doors, hood. Still have some body work to do on the tail gate and hinge hardware, but not to worry, moving on up! Whoop WHoop!

Lt. Ray T. 09-25-2012 04:24 PM

Got alot done today. Still lots more work to do.

Here is the old girl being sealed.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psbb0c3ce5.jpg

Time for Color.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5deb72f1.jpg

And the final product.
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...psc6371c67.jpg

Another view.

http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7be4e7cc.jpg

egillette87 09-25-2012 06:34 PM

Good Lord! Nicely done!!!! :thumbsup:

Lt. Ray T. 09-25-2012 07:27 PM

Hoping when I get the black flares, hinges, and hardware on it will tone down the green a little bit. Still liking it a lot better than the flat O.D. I originally picked out. When we laid out a panel it just looked a bit plain. I can't help myself, I like an over the top paint. So now while driving down the road, I can just randomly yell out "Hulk Smash!" Almost went with a crazy purple, but I like my green and tan seats too much to change them. I guess the atomic green kind of matches the "Zombie Wrangler" theme I was aiming for. lol.

jokerchief462 09-25-2012 11:51 PM

Atomic Green is awesome, she'll look great when you get it all trimmed out and then a little lipstick. Great work keep it going!!!

Springsblueyj 09-26-2012 12:00 AM

I like the color!:)

amerdt4 09-26-2012 05:15 AM

Nice ! But you should title this "start to where it is today " ...It's a Jeep , it's never finished


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