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Old 05-20-2013, 08:23 PM
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figured id just give a quick into here, new to the jeep thing. i have normally been more of car person but things have changed with the business/building a house so i decided to get something bigger and 4wd, plus i have always wanted a jeep.

little back story would be helpful i guess, before buying this 2010 wrangler i have only ever owned VW's (still a VW person through and through, diesel specifically). i run a full time powder coating/ceramic coating business as well as working full time as a UNIX Sys Admin.

a few of my past cars/proejcts

91 wolfsburg jetta diesel (big turbo)

81 diesel caddy (ex canadian military truck, was used on an air force base all original

02 big turbo jetta

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polaris rzr on tracks

91 etienne aigner cabby (only 752 of these were made in the world, only 399 came to the us) this is receiving a built carbed 16v 2.0 with a completely shaved bay

now the jeep, bought it bone stock with 18k miles on it, hard top, a/c, 6 speed. will be staying fairly stock for a while, bigger tires will come when these current ones need to be replaced (its my daily driver so nothing crazy for now), for now most of the mods i will be making will be interior mods getting things set up more for my liking. rear seats are coming out and ill be adding in a false floor with storage available under it but mostly so i can bolt my tool box down, and my other gear without ruining the body.

things that will be happening right off: ill be pulling off the muffler and ill be ceramic coating it so i dont have to see the ugly silver one. everything on the underside that can come off fairly easy without much work will have the paint stripped and ill powder coat them a super durable flat black (i hate rust and i do this to everything i own). ill be building and welding up and over head storage solution for the front since it really lacks in that area. i have some custom pins being machined by a friend so i can run some tiny mirrors with my doors off (not a fan of the threaded rod style). oh and ill likely be powder coating the wheels (have not decided on a color yet but it will be something plain, may do a custom blend. thats really it for the right now aside from some small interior mods since the cabby is my main focus and i severely lack free time.

its super clean inside and out, even the underside. i have a feeling it was someones weekend top off toy.

so yeah, :wave:

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Welcome and congrats. The powder coating the underside sounds awesome to not get all rusted out. Enjoy your mods and this forum....

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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Welcome and congrats. The powder coating the underside sounds awesome to not get all rusted out. Enjoy your mods and this forum....
im hoping it will do exactly that, being a fan of old VWs im not stranger to rust but it doesnt make me hate it any less. so anything and everything i can get my hands on and not have the jeep down for more than a few hours will get done.

paint is too brittle for me and its not flexible. thankfully since i do this for a living it will be a little easier for me to do this than others but its still no less of a pain. i do how ever need to find someone local that can bedline the whole tub for me. hoping to go with something a little thicker than the canned stuff. more like a rhino liner style.

i wish i could figure out a way to flip the rear seats though, it would make me consider keeping them in
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