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Old 08-03-2022, 09:07 PM
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Looks absolutely stunning!


So did they paint the black pinstripe when they painted the sides, and then you added a white (or grey?) pinstripe inside it? Looks great with the side graphics.


Boy, cutting that whole for the antenna has me jumpy.. I am hoping I can run it through the weather stripping for the back door on my wagon and the up to the roof.. I filled all the holes for the roof rack, so that isn't going back on. Might be hard for me to "hide" it and it may get pushed around a little. The magnets are pretty strong, so hopefully not. With my plan, I am concerned the wire will buffer in the wind and wear a spot on the paint, so a hole may have to be cut.. you are a brave man!
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:46 PM
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[quote=JPSwapMohn
So did they paint the black pinstripe when they painted the sides, and then you added a white (or grey?) pinstripe inside it? Looks great with the side graphics.

Boy, cutting that whole for the antenna has me jumpy.[/QUOTE]
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Yea, drilling that hole was stressful.
But, I did find a good body grommet, and sealed the hell out of it.

As for the pinstripe, the painter was supposed to just paint the black and I would add the silver accent stripe.
However, for some reason, he taped off the stripe, and painted the black.
This resulted in an orange painted pinstripe. UGH. I don't know why he did this, but I wasn't there and the damage was done.
So, Frank cut a stripe just larger than the orange, and we carefully covered the orange stripe. A real PITA.

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2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

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Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
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"Madness" build here:
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:55 PM
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In Today's News . . .

So, the HEAT has been brutal in the garage.
Progress has been slow... and I have NOT been overly motivated.

However, a few small jobs were done.

Here, I am cutting black screen and gluing it to the underside of the cowl screen.
A slow and tedious job, but I don't want a bunch of crap getting in the cowl sides again.
I was using the glasses to hold it down as the Goop set up.
I should have filled them with beer and drank during this!

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Next, I installed the cowl panel ...

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My washer nozzles were toast, so I found some junkyard doners, and fixed them up. Had to cut open the screen so they can squirt...
This is from inside the Jeep. Easy as there is no windshield!

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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:07 PM
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More Details . . .

My steering column was not very pretty, so decided to paint it.
Too lazy to remove the whole thing. I took it apart, and cleaned it up.
Then I sanded it with 400 grit to smooth the corrosion.

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I had broken the shift indicator off, so took the housing off and cleaned and repaired everything.
You have to compress, then pull the little retention clip out from the back.
This was NOT clear in the factory service manual.

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A little tape, and some careful spray can use.

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Then some tape removal and reassembly ...

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Overall, pretty happy with the result!
I used Ultra matte paint btw.
I will put the shift indicator after dash install. Want to verify bulb works first.

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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:13 PM
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Have been playing with the carpet some, letting it settle into the floor before I start to trim it.

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I have been polishing stainless forever it seems! This is the last of it.

I laid it out on the carpet.
Note, I am not going to do the cargo floor stock.
I am just going to do 5 of the longer strips and call it good.

The tailgate will get the normal 7 strips.

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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 08-06-2022, 09:52 AM
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In Today's News . . .

Side glass day!

My glass guy came over and helped out today. Plan is to install side glass.

Started early as it's 85 and humid at 10am !

The 77 is in 2 pieces. The 79 had one frame that ran all around the edge. This one? nope.

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Installing the pull rope to seat the glass . . .
Take note, the separate, forward vent window is already installed.

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Push! Pull, Grunt .... And they're in.

Pretty happy with the tint level. wanted it dark, but not fully blacked out.

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Next up.. soon, the windshield.

The Glass Man says: "No Problem"
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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