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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:48 PM
    Dne007

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  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:36 PM
    3b a runnin

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    Looks good! Wish I was more of a painter.
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    Dne007

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    I don't consider myself a "painter", just out of necessity~ it is work. The painting is actually the easy work with the reward of seeing it finished (" I did that"); it's the prep, body work. My newest compressor made painting much more enjoyable as it actually runs and shuts off while I'm painting~ my other compressor beat itself to death and I'd have to wait for it to catch up~ very frustrating.
    But with Harbor freights (an Amazon) selection of cheap paint guns, just about anyone can "paint". Most my work/play has been painting cars/trucks/jeeps in pieces, not all at once, so a smaller compressor can work just fine (2-3hp with a large tank).
    I found that instead of using paint cans which spray a small pattern, you can pierce the can and allow the aersol to escape, cut the can open and put in an actual spray gun to have a nice large spray pattern and quicker paint job(small things).

    However, it's a pricey thing, painting is. On the lesser line of paint using Shopline products (epoxy primer, high build primer, base coat, clear coat~ my clear coat, a gallon of Sublime green was 450.oo) I've spent 1000 bucks at my local paint store(not even taking consideration for air tools, variety of sand papers, etc), now if one is painting a jeep in flat green/army green, that stuff is relatively cheap.

    Then worrying about safety when painting, cause let's face it, any kind of paint is bad for us~ so good respirator or in my case, a fresh air breathing system (air pump placed in a clean room) I feel is necessary, but you still can't help breath it in now n then.
    But I wrote in one of my blogs; to be a car restorer, one has to be able to; sew, woodwork, metal work, weld, fabricate, mechanic, part inventor, and paint. etc, I'm sure there are more skills associated~ and let's not forget, computer searching and being on a good forum like this one with people backing you/us(y)

    ps: don't let me scare you off~ start small and work up~ lots of good How To's on the search thingy;)
    dne'

     
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  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:34 AM
    3b a runnin

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    Rode the green B out for a biscuit.
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    and painted the tire carrier that I built recently on the tan 5
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  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:45 AM
    Twin2

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    I'm out :cry:
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:52 AM
    Dne007

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    3b a running, I Love both your jeeps, especially the green one~ and OMG , what beautiful country you're in!!!:bananatool:
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:57 AM
    Dne007

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    OK OK, you don't have to do everything I wrote~ I'm a master of nothing~ I just get by~ and hey, my first real paint job was in 1975 on my '65 GTO in our barn. I had just bought a Sears compressor and wanted to paint my car. Of course there are no historical documents (pics) to prove this. I don't even have a picture of my cool car from the past:( But I've painted quite a few cars over the years~ I still feel a little stressed when painting.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:48 PM
    givemethewillys

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    3b a runnin, your jeeps are awesome and I'm super jealous of your yard! I've spent a lot on mine this year and it's still a losing battle with the weeds. What part of Virginia are you in?
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM
    3b a runnin

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    South western corner of VA. Near the KY,TN,NC,WV borders.
    Thanks Ya'll for the compliments.
     
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  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM
    Downs

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    On the XJ I did a basic oil/filter change. On the CJ I sat in the tub and removed a few more things to get the dash ready to come out and ripped the weird multiple horn wolo airhorn the previous owners put in out. Leg's busted right now and it's kind of a PITA to get around.
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:33 PM
    givemethewillys

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    Love that area! Someday we'll have to get a crew together for another blue ridge run. I think the last one was 10 years ago or more?
     
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  12. Aug 2, 2020 at 12:53 AM
    Ol Fogie

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    lets go! I would like that, maybe camp a night or two.
     
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  13. Aug 2, 2020 at 12:59 AM
    Ol Fogie

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    Finally got my new to me blast cabinet and air compressor up and running. Tried it out on my jeep wheels. IMG_1241.JPG IMG_1246.JPG
     
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  14. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:50 AM
    Jeepsterjim

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    Got my NOS D-25/27 series 4 power Lok today along with a NOS Power Lok 22233X clutch pack.
    The D-27 P/L guts are going into a D-30 series 4 P/L and the clutch pack is going into the D-44 P/L unit.
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    It was cheaper to buy the NOS P/L then buy a clutch pack and cross shaft.
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  15. Aug 2, 2020 at 4:51 AM
    Alan28

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    I won't be restorer, I have just enough energy to have my Jeep work and drive legally on roads.
    I admire people who do such work, I did some in the past but I was in many activities, time...
    I understand that some of you live on other planets where days are longer.
    Or maybe they are faster than me, not the same origin!
    I remember that Superman was able in 1 minute to do my 10 minutes work. This probably explains that.
    Avoid kryptonite...:)
     
  16. Aug 2, 2020 at 12:49 PM
    Rich M.

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    Fiberglass....measure, measure, measure. Make cardboard templates. Measure. Fret, pace, sweat, quiver. Pound a beer, measure, fret. Deep breath, pray. Every once in a while something goes relatively well. I farmed out the filler inlet to a friend with much better fine welding skills. Thanks once again Peake Fabrication.
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  17. Aug 2, 2020 at 1:43 PM
    Desert Runner

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    I like what you have done there, I got my gas tank removed, I need to clean it up but I got the debris out, about a Tbs of fine gravel and the three large flakes shown near the float. To get the 15 gal pickup to work I had to extend the inlet tube, it was just open, so last night I added a screen to the inlet. Now that the tank is out I was hoping to move the fill point higher, but there is a brace support, (used for the stock spare tire carrier) right where I want to put the fill. I can remove it, but that will require a lot of work, besides all the cleaning and Chassis Saver painting needed. I also want to put the after market sending unit, that I bought in 2012, but as of this morning I can't find it........:banghead:

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  18. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
    Rich M.

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    The sending unit is where you won't forget it :D rocking some 70-80's GM taillights ?
     
  19. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM
    Rich M.

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    Spooled up the winch. The fairlead is not being cooperative with it's r&r. For the record I think 3/8 cable is way overkill on a flatty. IMG_20200802_142750894~2.jpg IMG_20200802_142819212~2.jpg
    What do you guys think of my PTO installation? Have to have an inverter or carry a generator :rofl:
     

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    Twin2

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    really long cord :D
     
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