|10-01-2015 07:57 PM|
It's like a homosexual, overbudget Dexter.
|10-01-2015 07:15 PM|
Well I finally got a day to lay down some paint, but then I ran out of paint. Then I got called into work. Then I spent most of this week in a hotel.
Here is the 2qt spray pot with pre-filter. it works pretty darn well. I don't think a cup gun would work very well painting a chassis, too many angles. I used an old Binks 18 HVLP gun. It breakes the paint up nicely, I just need more paint!
Garage is fully covered ready for paint. I'm glad I covered everything, the over-spray while painting tubing is ridiculous. I think I'll do this when I go on vacation and then splash red paint everywhere. Burglars will think they walked in on a murder and get the hell out of there.
And this is as far as I got. Primed a bumper for my brothers XJ and then about 1/4 of the Jeep.
|10-01-2015 07:15 PM|
It wasn't quite as sketchy as it seems. I had it interlocking and I welded tubing to the chassis to support the contraption. I was more worried about it busting loose and landing on the Challenger.
|09-26-2015 11:22 PM|
Your hydraulic spreader death contraption looks just like the one I setup to spread my 2nd gen cummins frame rails to get the press fit crossmember out to pull my transmission. It was sketch as fawk. Glad you made it out safe too.
|09-26-2015 01:38 PM|
I didn't really want to do this one, but when the wifey buys you a $450 Yeti Cooler, you kind of have to make it fit.
I'd do it for a Yeti too. But, my lower lip has some serious scar tissue from a contraption similar to that. I'm sure you know you're lucky.
|09-25-2015 05:34 PM|
Over-budget and behind schedule.
Sounds like a union.
|09-25-2015 11:47 AM|
|dzntzhellfire||You're going to have 800 pounds in bolts just for all those tabs. Looks good though.|
|09-25-2015 09:36 AM|
|MtnYota||Your union upbringing is clearly driving the schedule. Poofter|
|09-21-2015 08:57 PM|
^^, ^ Thanks guys, I have a hard time not making things to my version of close to perfect, I guess it's do to my union up bringing.
The good news is, she's ready for paint!!!!! I'm one painters tarp, and a few 10x20's of 1mil poly away from painting. My garage looks like a scene from Dexter I'll get s pic up once everything is covered up.
I fully hand sanded everything with 80 grit sand paper. Right before I spray, I'll wipe everything down with Denatured Alcohol. More on the paint and process once I start. Nothing to fancy just some Rustoleum Enamel and a HF 2qt Spray Pot.
I still can't believe how much I had to do to get it ready for paint. I have a few spots I still need to work on, but I'll tape those off, and touch them up later.
Here is the start of the Light Bar. I wanted to get the tabs on first so I can get them painted. I'll finish it later, it's made of 1 1/2" .120 wall, capped with 3/16" and a 9/16" Grade 8 nut welded on the inside. Tabs are some long 1/4" tabs bent up in my Swag Press Brake. When it's finished I think it will be pretty sweet, and should survive a roll.
I didn't really want to do this one, but when the wifey buys you a $450 Yeti Cooler, you kind of have to make it fit. I had to spread the bars 3/4" so the top of the cooler could fit. I rigged up this terrifying contraption. I left it spread about 1 1/4 throughout last week, so far it has been holding. Once I removed the jack one could hardly tell it's been spread.
I'm out of town all week, so I won't be painting till Friday at the earliest.
|09-14-2015 12:47 PM|
|jeepnimzel||Patience amazing patience and great work!|
|09-14-2015 12:32 AM|
|MichaelMaxim||Man, I love this build. Keep up the good progress!|
|09-13-2015 11:07 PM|
Chassis weighs in at 892lbs. Not sure if that is super heavy or not. I would have guessed the bare chassis to weigh around 1,400lbs just by looking at it.
I actually got some paint on today. Just some brush spot priming of the really tight places.
Every time I get under it and look up, I see more and more places that need welding or caping. And while spot priming I found a even more places I missed.
To prepare for painting, I picked up a bunch of poly from HD. Plan was to park the challenger out side, but now do yo unforeseen circumstances, I will just be covering it really really well. I found a quick and easy way to blow $400. See pic below
I always check, but I still managed to back over a small pieces of notched tube. Puncture was to close to the sidewall, so none reparable. Tire has less that 500 miles on it.
Passenger side tunnel cover is now removable.
All the seat-belt tabs are in.
Cowl tabs are all in, I also boxed the ends of the cowl corners for strength.
I also got all the zip-tie wire tabs tacked in, both frame, and upper cage.
My work schedule hasn't left me much time to work on it, but hopefully I can find the time to finish...
|09-12-2015 07:40 PM|
|INDIANAJEEPER||Looks good, any updates? I am very impressed with how the cowl looks, I wasn't sure how you'd pull that off|
|08-30-2015 06:40 PM|
I can start focusing again on the Jeep now that my brothers wedding is over. I managed not to embarrass the family too bad. However, there was a comment I made towards the bridesmaids, "If I was a plumber I'd be lying pipe tonight." It would of been ok if I didn't yell it, and if my Mom and her friends weren't standing right there. The best part of the wedding was the sheer look of terror on my moms face when I gave the best man speech.
|08-29-2015 10:47 AM|
|08-29-2015 09:11 AM|
|MtnYota||Max has an obsession with nuts. Ha Poofter wagon|
|08-29-2015 06:59 AM|
|supernatural||could have gotten away with about half the zip tie tabs and half the rivnuts!|
|08-29-2015 06:11 AM|
|spyder05||I love that it's a full blown buggy but still has the lines of a TJ. Keep up the good work.|
|08-28-2015 09:50 PM|
|mobil1syn||why are you weighing it?|
|08-28-2015 09:24 PM|
So close to paint!
MtnYota is helping me accurtly weigh the chassis. I only have one scale, so I have to weigh each end and then put it into a calculator to get the accurate weight.
Anyone want to guess the weight? So far I'm thinking a little heavier than I wanted
|08-28-2015 09:24 PM|
Drill press and rivnuts make quick work of solidly mounting the floor.
|08-23-2015 11:38 PM|
|Robe||Love all this metal fab. Keep it up!|
|08-23-2015 09:38 PM|
Well, one more day and I think I'll be painting.
I got the cowl pieces welded up. A few quick free hand passes.
Then a quick hit with the 4.2HP 7" Grinder, and they are done.
Windshield is done. I made it so that it is all on one flat plane.
Added an additional bar to better support the B Pillar
The Poofter also has rear titties! I mocked up the MTX Wake Board Tower Speakers. I bought these years ago before Crawler Tunes had their stuff for sale. Also, in this pic you can see the seat belt retainer loops to hold the shoulder belts in place. You can barely see them, but they are mid way up the V Bars behind the seat.
|08-19-2015 05:16 PM|
Last time I got a hernia, I had to apologize...
I hope to be painting this weekend...
|08-18-2015 08:54 AM|
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