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Old 11-05-2012, 11:49 PM
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This is my Build thread. Really been enjoying the site. Doing lots of reading and even learning a thing or two...

Here it is bone stock from the previous owner.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 PM
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The original seat was a broke up pretty bad. Wanted to fix it but didn't wanna lose out on my pristine interior. Off to the junkyard. Stripped out a front seat from an older 2dr XJ.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:59 PM
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now I got a seat that tilts forward and I still have matching front seats. The interior is old but has no rips or tares. Plus I dig the black tartan style pattern.
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The original was actually falling off. Completely oxidized on the inside. Saved by the autozone special.
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Got a couple sweet deals off of Local Buy, Sell and trade site.
Rims. 15x10 3.75 Backspacing

Tires 31x10.5x15
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Little miscalculation on how wide these suckers would sit but all good.
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Wanted to get er cleaned up and painted. Done on the cheap. After looking at alot of builds and paint I decided I really liked the Desert Camo look. Also like the trimmed fenders.
Time to strip er down.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:32 AM
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Cleaned. Degreased. Trimmed. Welded supports back in.
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Some body filler. The body was surprisingly solid. Minimal surface rust.
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I sprayed the grill and pulled the sagging header out. Threw away the material and sprayed the foam header to go right back in.
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Coat of Epoxy almost made me wanna keep it black.
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I way cheaped out and used Exterior house paint. Was way to thick to go through the gun (Like molasses) Diluted it 1-1 with hot water.
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Don't wanna mislead anyone. My Dad did the bodywork and the painting. I busted *** on it but I just don't have his skills.
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Finished and tires mounted.
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Little wider then expected.
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