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38 minutes ago, eaglescout526 said:

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Neat!

 

I've got parts of Jeep Special Equipment tiny air compressor that I think must of been used for these shocks or filling a tire real slow.

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10 minutes ago, Red Mistress said:

 

I've got parts of Jeep Special Equipment tiny air compressor that I think must of been used for these shocks or filling a tire real slow.

That’s awesome. This kit is missing it’s air lines but I’m sure those are just any off the shelf air line for air bags and such. 

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Well....they ain’t Marchals but they are era correct. (To a degree). They were completely chrome but I took the front retainer off and painted them black. 

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They aren’t too bright and don’t blind anyone in front of me. I like them. I think they are a fog light but they don’t act like a fog, more like headlight enhancers. They send the beam farther out and wider. I don't know much, I’ve never had fogs before, but I plan on treating them like a driving light.

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Not much of an update. Just replaced my front brakes. Oh boy was I living on the edge. 3 out of 4 were getting to bare metal. The last one was bare metal and made the passenger side suspension and knuckle look all sparkly with metal. Good job me not replacing what probably is 20 year old brakes. Rears weren't bad, replaced them last year but installed the shoes wrong. Went ahead and replaced them and hung onto the year old ones. 

New VS. Old:

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Something exciting is going to happen:

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Oh yeah. It sure as hell is gonna happen.

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Oh @88mjsally after getting those vents they went right to painting and I used my can of landau black interior paint(10 coats later) to achieve this:

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Old vents that came off and new that I bought and restored. Almost looks like NOS. Even put the foam on the back.

 

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I know now it’s not the level of expertise that is in Jeepdrivers build(will admit, his work has been inspirational), but for honest work and help from my neighbor who is experienced in body work and paint, I’ll be happy with the work I will have put in and appreciate the knowledge I have and will learn in the process. With out a further ado here is the progress. 

 

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Thank you gentlemen. Next is to sand the doors and bed and fix some minor body problems on the bed. can't wait to get her all painted and back together. Yes she will get her pioneer decals back

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Looking great, way to go at it little by little instead of flying through it and regretting the end results, take your time and it will pay off! 

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Well. She isn’t done yet. But damn does it feel weird to drive her and actually have a good looking paint job on the front.

Yes I was allowed to drive her today, put all the front back together last night. Will continue sanding everything else. 

I will admit, it has its issues but for being done at home by someone who has done such for years all the while still recovering from a stroke is pretty impressive. I can’t argue as it is being done for the cost of myself doing all the sanding and stuff. For whatever reason she gives off a 50’s vibe. Maybe when I get the running boards back on that will go back to being the 80’s vibe. 

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42 minutes ago, DesertRat1991 said:

Lookin' good!  What setup are you using to shoot your paint?

Tell ya the truth. It’s just under a pop up with a tarp on the side. For what it is it still comes out really good. As far as what is being used, I know it’s professional grade stuff from Sherwin Williams. 

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10 minutes ago, eaglescout526 said:

Tell ya the truth. It’s just under a pop up with a tarp on the side. For what it is it still comes out really good. As far as what is being used, I know it’s professional grade stuff from Sherwin Williams. 

 

Paint gun?  Rattle can?  Or roll on?

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Thank you gentlemen. Hopefully I won’t have any distractions this afternoon so I can resume sanding. 

 

Now I do have a problem with the tailgate. It does work and all that but the bedside is dented inward. My original one, the inside is in great shape. I’m thinking about cutting that and welding the better shape back side into the old one. 

Yay or neigh?

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52 minutes ago, Pirate_Staz said:

I better see this on  MJOTM when it's fully painted

 

51 minutes ago, 89 MJ said:

I hope so too...

 

(hint, hint)

Now now, easy on the foreshadowing. can't get too far ahead.

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