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Kronos 04-16-2013 09:12 AM

Not really a build thread...Yet.
 
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I started Looking at the forum around November of 2012. I've always wanted a Jeep, and looking at all the awesome work you guys have done only increased that. So in February of 2013 i found my baby. I was so excited to get started i didn't even get any pictures until after i painted the hard top. So this is as close as it looks to the day i bought it. The reason for the title of this thread is i don't have the money to get everything at once so for now I am really only doing cosmetic work but hopefully it won't take me forever to start doing some actual mods and upgrading.

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So first order of business was to paint the hardtop.

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Prepped and ready for paint.

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after 2 coats of Rust-Oleum rattlecan.

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after 2 coats of clear coat.

Kronos 04-16-2013 09:56 AM

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Next up pulling the carpet and getting the inside of the tub some bed liner put down.

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My brother pretending to be a Pirate LOL sanding the inside of the tub.

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My brother sanding and my granddad getting holes plugged for paint. It turned out to be quite a family gathering lol.

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Getting the liner down.

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All done, getting the seat belts reattached.

Kronos 04-16-2013 10:11 AM

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I figured since i had all this bed liner id just try some stuff out to customize the jeep a little bit after all that's what a jeep is all about so...

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Figured id try to do the grill. I couldnt decide weather to coat the red covers around the headlights but over the last couple of weeks they have really grown on me. It looks like the Jeep had a really rough night lol.

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Next I sanded down the rough looking wheels. I really want a set of black powder-coated wheels...but the funds arn't there so bed liner works lol.

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Finished product. This is about 5 weeks after covering them. All things considered I'm really happy with them minus the dirt lol.

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Instead of getting new flares or fooling with the torch to get them back to black they got a coat of liner too.

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There were some bad spots of paint around the fender and bottom of the body so ended up painting a strip of liner to cover them up. I'm actually not a big fan of it but it looks better than the bad paint, and its only temporary in about a month ill be doing Monstaliner on the whole thing.

Kronos 04-16-2013 10:16 AM

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So yesterday i was able to pick up a new to me soft top and frame in perfect condition, set of hard half doors, and a new front bumper for $430.00. going to be trying to get them on today.

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The new Bumper will be the first job to tackle. Picks coming of the finished product.


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