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Old 03-01-2009, 08:09 AM
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people see the red ones on the GW and think they're very cool...and "must have been expensive!"


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i'm getting ready to do a set to see how they look on my cherokee. here are some chrome valve covers i did a few yrs back in the trans colors. third one down, it's like black chrome. kinda neat.

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fsjbuilder.org come for the mindless chat,stay for the hand drawn emoticons.

It's like you're unraveling a big cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting...and knitting...and knitting...and knitting...
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:55 AM
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For the one piece windows on the VWs, you can just order a kit with new glass and seals like this http://www.jbugs.com/store/merchant....gory_Code=bp60

There was probably enough demand and ease of install to make it poular for many years. If we could do our trucks for $130 like they can, I think a lot of people would do it. I know I would.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:13 PM
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Krek, Stop looking at Cu4's build and get to work
What's been going on with your project?
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:54 PM
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It's coming home from the body shop on Monday.

My goal is to have the engine fired and moving under its own power by Memorial Day... and then I'll start on the interior.

I'm eager to start mocking up the dash. Two years of dreaming and planning...
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:42 PM
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Take your time! Do it right and keep us posted.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:58 PM
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Cool !

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It's coming home from the body shop on Monday

Ahh - this will be a memerable day !

Just think, your "baby" will be right in the garage for you to work on. Cool !!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:21 PM
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Great Build Project. It is nothing but sweet! Great Color Combination and great attention to detail. I am glad I got to see the post and I will keep watching!!!
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:10 PM
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It's coming home from the body shop today (finally!).

Filthy dirty but I'm encouraged by the pearl and metallic paint in the sunlight.





Now the hard work begins...
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:16 PM
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If it were me I would keep the wheels you have on the vehicle now. Powdercoat them black and body color, or polish the areas not painted now and the area painted black now, powdercoat with matching body color (orange).
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:21 PM
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Is it just me, but I find myself singing to Rick James "Super Freak"

She's a Super Chief, Super Chief........She's Super Chiefy.....

OK, so I know it's not a Super, but that FSJ is beautiful.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:38 PM
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Honestly, I'm speechless. That thing is beautiful. Keep up the good work!

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:43 AM
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Awesome!
Yeah... That Frank... he is the MAN when you're talking stripes! I am VERY pleased with mine!
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:59 AM
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Did you just paint over the chrome...or remove it? I know most pieces could be removed...but aren't some permanent?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:05 AM
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Did you just paint over the chrome...or remove it? I know most pieces could be removed...but aren't some permanent?

I removed all the the stainless around the windows and painted the metal underneath.

The door handles and the stainless trim around the hatch window were powdercoated gloss black. The bumpers will get the same treatment (once I find a good pair of one piece aluminum bumpers without the rubber strips/guards).

There are two strips of stainless on the doors that were too complicated to remove for powdercoating (visible in the body shop photos when the stripe was applied). These are covered with black vinyl right now... we'll see how that holds up.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:27 AM
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Absolutely beautiful. It is what I dream to do to mine in the future (except Dover Gray and Black). If you have additional pictures, I would love to get some to stare at...
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:05 AM
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Krek,
This paint job is quite complex and would be considered restoration rather than just a re-paint. Having totally changed the color and every part of the vehicle painted, puts this in a custom catagory. This is exactly the direction I hope to go with my GW. I was hoping to get an accurate cost for just the paint work you had done. If you would prefer not to post that, you could PM if you wish.
Everthing is looking great. Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:42 AM
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I'm calling it a "retro-mod"... so I guess it has elements of a restoration and custom both.

The body shop billed me for 223.75 hours to get it to that point. They gave me a reduced hourly rate by using it as "fill work". They worked on it as they had time and it took as long as it took. I took it to them completely disassembled but they reassembled it for me, put the windows back in, etc.

The custom paint color I chose was not inexpensive, they called it "three phrase" with the pearl coat and the metallic in the color coat (plus clear). I think it was around $300 per gallon (receipts are hidden for my safety).

As I mentioned earlier, I have at least a grand in weatherstripping, seals and gaskets... several hundred dollars in powdercoating... another $200 in window tinting... the price of Frank's stripes... waiting on the Stockton wheels to come in, they need to be painted, gotta buy tires, need to buy the Vintage Air unit, decide on an audio/video/navigation system, got my seats picked out but need to pull the trigger on spending the money...

It ain't cheap... and I did this in rural Missouri, your mileage may vary in a metropolitan area.

My goal is to get the engine wired and fired by Memorial Day (2009) and did in on the interior this Summer and have it on the road by Memorial Day 2010.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for the reply and thanks for bringing this build into our homes via the internet. Between this and the "Short Bus" I've got motivation!
I know it's a costly process but you can't put a price tag on the pride you"ll get driven that baby for all to see !
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:37 PM
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Got a few things done yesterday and today... mostly mocking things up to make sure all the ideas swimming around my noggin actually have a chance of coming to fruition.

Mocked up the eggcrate grille and hood bar (need a better hood bar and headlight trims, see my wanted ad):



Threw one of my dash shells in with the deluxe console and my old '89 seats to see how much room I have to modify the console and tie it into the dash. (not as much as I had hoped)



Also got a good start on the sound deadening:



The good dash shell is at the body shop having some delicate welding done to incorporate the ac vents I'm using and filling in the miscellaneous holes and openings.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:06 PM
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I wondered what you'd be doing with those dash shells.
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