Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Got a boob job

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Got a boob job

    That got your attention. The stock clear lens on my 77 were cracked and missing pieces. One also had a snapped off screw in it. So I got to looking online and found this set of Javelin lights with the chrome for cheap. I guess people didn't want to mess with the overspray that was on both? Here's what I started with.



    Pretty gross. Started with 800 grit wet sandpaper and moved to 1000. Then finished with some rubbing compound. They look great and both are perfect condition. No cracks or flaws anywhere. Here's the stock front's.



    And after the boob job.




  • #2
    I like how AMC went to the parts bin to equip new models. Why reinvent the wheel?

    I just watched a neighbor sand and polish some tail lights on a Nissan Z. Never thought of wet sanding / fine sanding plastic. Works great.
    Cliff Danley
    1977 Cherokee S

    Comment


    • #3
      Oh yeah. I tried a few different chemicals but nothing worked. Wet sanding did the trick.

      Comment


      • #4
        Nice lights but I was hoping for better pics...

        Comment


        • #5
          Not to bad for being so small >> Still pretty good eye candy.
          Honestly a great improvement. It looks super!
          McGuires has some great final polishes for the last steps.
          -----------------------
          Am I done yet?

          Holy Moly, I am done.....

          Most users ever online was 656, 06-30-2007 at 09:50 PM.
          I was there! Still waiting for my Tee shirt...

          1969 1414X Wag,
          71 J4000 Rang-A-Stangs next project!!

          Building a m715 over at the m715zone
          Beloved wife Elizabeth Ann Temple Murdered by covid on Oct 19th 2021

          Comment


          • #6
            When we polish the plastic headlights to clean them up, I apply a coat of carnuba wax. Seems to keep them looking good for longer.
            Art
            ASE Master Collision Tech
            "Beast" - 81 "S" W/T, 85-360, T-18, Lock-rite,wag alloys, 31-10.50 Pro Comp MT's, Warn 8274 in a fabbed bumper/deer strainer(tested and approved)

            88 XJ, 3" lift, 31-10.50's, custom bumpers and winch/tow bar mounts, Warn 9500HS, custom sliders/steps, camo paint, & headliner

            Member: FSJ Prissy Restoration Assoc.

            Comment


            • #7
              That's hot.

              Those look SWEET!!! Were Wago stock boobies amber like that when new? (I really don't know and am really asking) Either way, I think they look awesome the way you have them.
              79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
              (Cherokee Build Thread)
              11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
              09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
              00 Baby Cherokee https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...es/redface.png

              Comment


              • #8
                That is a nice improvement.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Hey Rang, no they were clear in stock form. These were used on Matadors, Gremlins, Javelins, Hornets etc.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by inkedmonkey
                    Hey Rang, no they were clear in stock form. These were used on Matadors, Gremlins, Javelins, Hornets etc.
                    No offense to those with stock clears ones but I think I like the amber more.
                    79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
                    (Cherokee Build Thread)
                    11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
                    09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
                    00 Baby Cherokee https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...es/redface.png

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      This looks great!!!
                      It funny I had the same idea a while back but could not find anyone selling the amber housings. I have been looking ever since, and now will continue my search after seeing how great they look.
                      Well Done
                      Some call me Taylor...

                      1977 Jeep Wagoneer (Wedding Wagon)
                      Pewter, Blue Interior, Original 401
                      PO swapped in a 360, soon to be a 401 again!
                      "Soon" is a relative term.
                      Cracked cylinder put a hurt on me + bad connecting rods.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Flint
                        Ran when parked.
                        http://jubileejeeps.org/quadratrac
                        88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
                        76 401 Wag, 77 401 Wag, 77 401 J20
                        http://eviltwinfab.com http://www.ttsfabworks.com

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I love that bumper! What brand is it?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wagoneer Taylor
                            This looks great!!!
                            It funny I had the same idea a while back but could not find anyone selling the amber housings. I have been looking ever since, and now will continue my search after seeing how great they look.
                            Well Done


                            I will look through my receipt book or through my emails and see if I can find where I got mine from. I got a set of amber ones about a year ago. It was from an AMC used and repop parts company. They had the new gaskets for the lenses and they had various styles of used and repopped amber lenses and also the clear lenses if anyone reading this is looking for those. They had a pretty good assortment of them.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Looks like the Warn Bumper that BKilby is trying to recreate...
                              79 Cherokee Chief (SOLD, goodbye old buddy) https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images/smilies/frown.png
                              (Cherokee Build Thread)
                              11 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4
                              09 Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...tom/drivin.gif
                              00 Baby Cherokee https://forums.ifsja.org/core/images...es/redface.png

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X