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Old 12-21-2011, 03:07 PM
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Here is my 99 XJ Classic from start to whats done so far. Added the vent shades first, Light bar and 2 Auxillary lights, then the 3" RC lift with 30" High AT. The last mod done to it was the clear corner lights. Next will be a home made roof rack which currently is the works.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:13 PM
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Looks good brother.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:02 PM
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Finally completed the welding and grinding on my roofrack. It is made out 3/16" inch square tubing measuring 60x40x6. Took a while do to limitedshop time but now all it needs is some paint. Pictures I have of it shows it on my jeep but it not mounted yet. Seeing as I live way up in Maine with all of our four seasons, would anyone have any ideas on paint? I plan on doing maybe a coat or two of primer then getting some rust-oleum black paint. I just wondering if that would hold off rust. I can't powder coat it because I don't have the stuff. any suggestions?
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:07 PM
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Well the only problem I have witnessed with rustoleum or aerosal based paint is it is very porous, tends to hold moisture. With a quality primer though you can probably get away with it. If I had to make a suggestion any type of hammerite paint would be your best because it create a hard shell
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:09 PM
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Can you get that right down at wal-mart?
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Ya def. Also home depot, lowes, most of.your parts stores
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to give it some grip and keep limbs and stuff from scuffin it up get some spray bed liner in a can at walmart it looks realy good and is tough a coat of primer and a cuple good cats of it and u aint gota worry about rust
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and that rack looks realy good by the way
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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and that rack looks realy good by the way
Thanks a lot. Had some buddies help me weld it but they kept screwing around so I said frigg it good time to learn how to weld. Not the best at it but once I grinded the welds down it looked pretty good.
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i have the same problame with friends helpin so im learnin how to do my stuff myself im makin fenders now and never done it in my life
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I guess if you want it done right you gotta do it yourself
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Keep up the good work
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hey bro rack looks pretty good. self etching primer and some rubberized undercoat works great (thats what i did on my bumpers) and as you have seen they are still holding up. i will send down the cross rails if you still want them, but dont paint your rack until you get them. you will still need to weld mounts on to your rack for the rails to mount to.

looks like you have a pretty decent mechanic doing some of your mods

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Old 01-20-2012, 10:58 AM
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hey bro rack looks pretty good. self etching primer and some rubberized undercoat works great (thats what i did on my bumpers) and as you have seen they are still holding up. i will send down the cross rails if you still want them, but dont paint your rack until you get them. you will still need to weld mounts on to your rack for the rails to mount to.

looks like you have a pretty decent mechanic doing some of your mods
Yes I do have darn good mechanic. Do you have any pics of mounts from your other rack? Yeah I still want your rails. Did you mock the other ones for yourself yet? How you liking Maine4x4, I love it! Can't wait to use the jeep at the spring fling at Allwheels, that will be fun. I gotta build this jeep up for it.
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i have not mocked any new rails up, but they were pretty easy to do so i will do that after the 8.8 rearend install. To mount it all you have to do is weld a piece of 2x2 flat to each of your cross pieces so it can bolt on. i will PM you a pic if i remember tomorrow, since i am going to sell the other rack and get the rails off.

My xj should be ready for the spring fling, going back under the knife in a couple weeks.
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