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Really nice job on the paint of the hood,fenders and grill well done it’s looks amazing.By the pictures your body work looks perfect.

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Good from far but far from good. 

Actually I’m really happy with it. Again I’m not going for perfection. I’m building a jeep that I can use and not worry about too much.

What I find funny is the paint manufacturer’s recommended applications which include cranes, trailers and garbage trucks. 

I guess that means it can take a beating. I hope so.



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The body is removed once again. 



I have it sitting upside down on a dolly.
Now I can finish some minor mods on the underside and get the bottom painted.



Once I finish work on the underside I can flip it over and finish the top and sides.


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Did the primer sand easily?
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I have not tried yet. The tech at Endura said to wipe it clean first with isopropanol, then a light scuff with 180-220 grit paper. She said it should be fine. If I were to do it over I would have used a more forgiving primer. I did not intend to paint outside the topcoat window, but life gets in the way. All the other parts that are painted were done inside the topcoat/primer time frame so no issues there.
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Are you spraying paint inside your garage? How do you keep it so clean?
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I give it all a thorough blow with my leaf blower. Then I let everything settle. I have a large fan built in the wall at the back of the shop which I switch on and give the room another go with the blower but aimed towards the fan to suck it all out. Seems to work well so far.  When I paint I leave the fan on and the garage door opened 11/2”. So far no issues. I used to tarp the room but can’t be bothered now. 
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I had another productive jeep day today.

Before I removed the tub from the frame it was obvious that I needed to make more room for the brake master cylinder.


So I did some trimming.



Then boxed the area back together.
There should be lots of room for the brake system now.



Once repairs were finished I cleaned the underside of the body with isopropanol, gave it a good sanding with 180 grit paper, blew all the dust off and cleaned it again with isopropanol. Now I’m ready to re-prime and paint the underside.
The primer has been on there for a few months now and it’s fully cured which is why I had to scuff it up. It sanded well with no issues.



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I got up early this morning and laid down a fresh layer of primer and 2 topcoat layers of the Endura 2 part epoxy on the underside of the tub. 

I’ll let it cure for a week then flip it over so I can apply body filler to touch up the sides.

This thing may be painted by the end of August.








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Kawasaki Green! And nice job on the body trim. I've got a 2-chamber master cylinder to install in my 2A and was thinking that it's gonna be a tight fit.
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It is a tight fit to get a larger master cylinder in there. It’s probably been the most frustrating component of this entire project so far. Maybe other people have a seamless install with Herm’s kit but mine was anything but, and that was with the body removed. It’s well documented on pages 13-16 if you’re interested.

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I decided to fix up all the scratches and scuffs on the frame. I’ve been installing and removing all the parts by myself and the paint on the frame has taken a beating. The shift levers and steering column got scratched when the body slid down them the first time I put it on. When it’s time for final assembly I’ll have a few helpers so I can ease all the pieces together without gouging the frame paint.










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I picked up the seats from the sandblaster today.
Gave them a few minor repairs and got them ready for paint along with a few other parts.

I’ll get up early tomorrow and spray them before it gets too hot.



I also finally made a decision about tires. That was tougher than I thought. I really wanted to go chunky full off-road like BF Goodrich KM3’s but I know that most my driving will be on local paved roads with just the occasional off road adventure. I have ordered Yokohama Geolander A/T. Lots of good reviews. Pretty quiet on the road but still decent off road capability. I’ll go out next week to have them mounted on my rims.




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Primed


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Painted.


One more piece of the puzzle in place. 🙂
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good job and nice color, if it glows in the dark you might not need lights
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You will see me coming down the road that’s for sure.
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I modified the dolly and got the body flipped upright. 
I spent 4 hours this morning cleaning the previously primed areas with isopropanol then scuffing all the cured primer areas with 120 grit. I got the first bit of filler applied. Time to sand.


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