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  1. rokinn

    Rear fog lights

    There appears to me to be an oxidized surface layer over the entire tail light. There are a variety of products that will clean that up. Did it to mine and it cleaned up pretty well. The tooth brush with the same product is a good idea also. I also used LED replacement bulbs and they are quite bright now. Not like rear fogs but plenty bright for my uses. These are no longer available but I'm sure you can find alternatives. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ED35ALY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. Addendum: Thinking about what I did a bit more. I took down just the oxidized surface layer of the old clear coat. You just have to feather the interface between the remaining clear coat and where it's completely gone.
  3. Pete, I used Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Professional Ultra-Cut Compound with a buffing pad as well as some fine grit wet sand paper where the clear coat was still fairly thick. Completely buffed and sanded off the clear coat and buffed off most of the oxidized paint on both the hood and top of the cab. Also did some dent repair behind the wheel well as well and the bed rails. I used rattle can primer and paint with the proper paint code on some of the areas where I had to get down to metal to bondo some surface rust and dents. Paint matched perfectly. I then clear coated with Cromax A-7480S. It's supposed to be high quality non yellowing unlike some of the other cheaper brands. The hood ended up with a fair bit of orange peel so I used buffer I purchased from HF and a pad along with the Meguiar's to clean it up. Gotta be really careful because you can get down too thin in a hurry. There is a compound with less cutting action also depending on how well the job comes out with the clear coat or just buffing out some of the surface oxidation in the old clear coat. A little wax after it's cured and voila. It's not like a new paint job but infinitely better than it was before. Looks pretty good in fact. Good luck.
  4. Kind of a Mad Max model with all the creature comfort upgrades.
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    Kyle is long gone now. At least if he's smart he is. It's too bad! I read the original, now deleted, posts on his request thread, albeit my memory is not verbatim. He was met with some screed of immediate suspicion and invective like the tentacled body snatchers that decry the "enemy of the people." While I don't consider myself the likely candidate for the interview since I'm a relative newby and this is my one and only ever Jeep pickup, or Jeep for that matter. However, I also don't appreciate someone else's effective usurpation of my choice by disparaging the person asking on the forum if I would like to talk to them. Apparently a lot of others don't care for it either. It's also Pete's prerogative to censor what ever in HE/double hockey sticks he feels like. It's his website.
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    Personally I think we could use a little more self censoring on this site and a lot less opinionated world view. That said, the guy writes for a living and is looking for another story that might be of public interest. Here's what he writes about. https://www.bloombergquint.com/author/60981/kyle-stock#gs.1hpc1e What was that old saying? Paranoia to the people! No, that's not it. Lighten up indeed.
  7. Sorry, it's an 8 slot. Good luck!
  8. No, not yet, sorry. I have to go outside to get to them and we had blizzard and white out conditions with winds gusting 60 to 90 mph. I made it out long enough to keep the swing from beating the tree to death. I'll look at it today and get back to you.
  9. I'm pretty sure I have what you're looking for but will double check tomorrow to see if it is the same exact setup.
  10. I rebuilt a VW bus engine only to find out afterward that the fault was really the inaccurate compression tester that I borrowed from my buddy that owned an auto repair shop. One should always follow the old carpenter's adage, measure twice cut once. And then there's, I cut it twice and it's still too short!
  11. TV mini-series Lonesome Dove starring Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones. The book by Larry McMurtry is done considerable justice and it is a great read also.
  12. Looks good to me! Put me on the list for a couple 2 or 3.
  13. Perfect! Only thing missing is a view of the chrome bumpers but one can't have everything. Good job!
  14. I am deeply moved by Don's passing as I'm sure all of us are here on CC. It's a sad day indeed. He will be missed as he has been already. Wishing his family peace in their time of grief. Here's to you Don!
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