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drew510
Senior Modder



Portland
OR

1079 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2009 :  23:11:24  Show Profile
I've been working on this Jeep off and on for a while now. I will say this - I WILL NEVER RESTORE A HEAVILY SUN DAMAGED PW AGAIN!! Man, I have put a TON of work on the body and I still think it will come out just okay.

I had a hard time sanding the super chalky body, so from advice here, I power washed it. Well, that basically made it look like a moonscape. I thought about leaving it and going for the truck bedliner look, but decided to try sanding it. I started with 60 grit and that did a great job of evening it out. However, because there was so much plastic taken off from power washing, all the areas where stickers were are now raised. I did my best to sand it smooth, working from 60 all the way to 800 in increments of 60, 120, 220, 400, 600, 800. After the first spray of color, I can still see sanding marks, so I am going to try and wet sand it a bit. Here are some pictures, including my makeshift shop/paint booth.

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Here you can see the raised portion where the sticker used to be. Look at the white line. Most of these spots will be replaced with new decals, so it should look okay.

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And here are a couple of my work area:

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Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264

Edited by - drew510 on 09/23/2009 20:23:00

rollndice83
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Lansdale
PA
USA



850 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2009 :  07:25:18  Show Profile
Nice paint booth! That wouldn't happen to be the dog house? Would it?

When 18V is to slow...Time to go to 50cc quads
88 Super 6Volt Corvette Project
90 Suzuki Quad Super6 on 12V
12V F-150
12V Suzuki 3-Wheeler(2WD Super6)Current Project
Lifted Fire Rescue Jeep(Upgrading to 21T 18V)
WildThing Super6 Volt
12V Harley(WIP)
Original 6V PW Hot Rod
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2009 :  08:57:02  Show Profile
Yep, it's my Golden's kennel that she never used once I moved it away from the house to the back of the yard. In fact, if you look closely, you can see the dog house setting next to the kennel. I think I'll start calling it the "The Dog House"

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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rollndice83
Expert Modder

Lansdale
PA
USA



850 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2009 :  09:48:51  Show Profile
I like it! It's outside...you have a cover from the rain and a nice light setup.

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88 Super 6Volt Corvette Project
90 Suzuki Quad Super6 on 12V
12V F-150
12V Suzuki 3-Wheeler(2WD Super6)Current Project
Lifted Fire Rescue Jeep(Upgrading to 21T 18V)
WildThing Super6 Volt
12V Harley(WIP)
Original 6V PW Hot Rod
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2009 :  22:00:50  Show Profile
Well, the wet sanding helped A LOT to get rid of the sanding marks and smooth out the paint, but there are still plenty of pock marks. Oh well, I guess it will be a ten footer. Made the uber mistake today and got too excited to lay paint on the body tub and FORGOT to spray it with adhesion promoter first. UGH. Oh well. Like the body parts, it should look much better once I wet sand and put a few more coats on it. Update pics tomorrow.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2009 :  22:15:26  Show Profile
So I was low on paint and I stopped by the store at lunch and bought a can. The Fusion cans have different caps now and the red seemed different - at least the cap colors were not the exact same. I did a test spot using an old can I had and they looked pretty good, so I went ahead and shot the body with the new can. We'll see what it looks like tomorrow. I just hope it matches otherwise I'll be re-shooting the rest of the body parts. Here is what the wheels will look like:


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I am very happy with the way they turned out. I may do something behind the caps to help bring them out more, but I am going to wait and see what they look like as is on the Jeep.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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ecoclean
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coopersburg
pa
USA



1184 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2009 :  22:34:14  Show Profile  Visit ecoclean's Homepage
i don't think you need to do anything with the wheels, they look Good like that. Nice and sharp.

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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  09:47:06  Show Profile
9/23 update - The jeep is almost finished now. My daughter took it out for a test drive last night and my wife had to pry her away from it. All the lights and horn work great. I mounted a 12V battery up front for the lights/horn and relocated the main batteries to under the seat. All that is left is to print out a couple stickers and paint the PW badges to match the jeep. I decided not to put anything behind the wheels. I cut out some of the diamond plate decal and put it behind the hub cap, but my wife and I agreed that it was a bit too much. My daughter will be driving it in a kids parade this weekend along with our Peg Magnum. I'll post some "after" pictures tonight.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  20:21:48  Show Profile
Okay here are more pics in its current state. I still need to put on the PW badges, radio sticker and red roll bar connectors.




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That switch in the compartment is to turn the horn button on/off so I can turn it off if the kids get out of control. Yes, she knows exactly where it is and what it does, but it helps prevent temptation when the button is live.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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KrazyJuice
Expert Modder

Toronto
Ontario
Canada



617 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  21:31:31  Show Profile
That looks sweet.. I especially love the plating decals and their placements.

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Dylan13
Senior Modder

Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  06:49:56  Show Profile
I agreed - that plating looks great!

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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  06:57:51  Show Profile
You'd never know that was the same jeep! Nice work. (Remember to keep a six pack on hand for that first scratch)

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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Skelly
Journeyman Modder

Spring Grove
PA
USA

144 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  19:13:51  Show Profile
Those wheels look sick. that must of been some tape job.
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  21:51:02  Show Profile
It wasn't too bad. I cut some thin strips of blue 3M tape for the inside edge, then used the radius of the caps to cut 1/4 round strips and then filled it in over the spokes. The first one I did was not perfect and some red got on the spokes, but that was a cinch to touch up. I bought a paint pen made by Krylon to do the PW badges and I'll be able to use it to touch up the red when they get nicked up.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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wintersun
Journeyman Modder

Yulee
FL

447 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  23:38:10  Show Profile  Visit wintersun's Homepage
I love this! It gives me hope for our sunjammer.

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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2010 :  22:09:46  Show Profile
Wow Drew, that is one of the best looking JEEPs I've ever seen! Great job!

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I just came across it from this thread, where you mention the HF tail-lights that I'm also installing.

Can you give some advice on the best way to mount them? I'm not sure if it would be better to drill round holes, and somehow secure them from the inside (looks like what you did), or possibly try to cut smaller holes and surface mount them with the built-in mounting tabs.


Thanks for any in-sight you can remember.



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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2010 :  22:15:17  Show Profile
Thanks!

I drilled holes. I believe I used a 2.25 hole saw with some possible additional light trimming with a dremel. The rubber grommets that come with the lights fit the depth of the plastic perfectly and you just push the light in and it all stays nice and tight. It is really easy. You just have to line up where you want them. I tried to keep the grommet from going over the top edge of the back, so (if I remember right) I put the bit just below the center line between the two stock screw holes.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2010 :  22:33:27  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by drew510

Thanks!

I drilled holes. I believe I used a 2.25 hole saw with some possible additional light trimming with a dremel. The rubber grommets that come with the lights fit the depth of the plastic perfectly and you just push the light in and it all stays nice and tight. It is really easy. You just have to line up where you want them. I tried to keep the grommet from going over the top edge of the back, so (if I remember right) I put the bit just below the center line between the two stock screw holes.





I wasn't sure the rubber grommet would be a tight enough fit by itself. But if it's held up for you, then that's how I'll do it.

Thanks Drew!

I might steal your diamond plate sticker idea too for a JEEP , but don't worry, there's no way It'll look as good as yours.



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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2010 :  00:00:19  Show Profile
Hey, go for it. I only used those designs because the body was severely chalked and the original sticker positions ended up raised, so I used the diamond plate to cover it up. I was originally going to do a real Jeep look - with a true rocker plate and tail light plates.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2010 :  23:40:26  Show Profile
Got the tail-lights put in today...



Man you weren't kidding, the grommet holds them very tight! Not wired yet, they are going to be 6v running lights/12v brake lights.



Also, borrowed your rim stripe idea using chrome...



The wheels are from a raptor.



Thanks again Drew, for the ideas and the help.



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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2010 :  03:39:21  Show Profile
Nice, I like it! I glanced over at your XM thread - holy relays Batman!! Can't wait to see the final product!!

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2010 :  12:20:25  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by drew510

Nice, I like it! I glanced over at your XM thread - holy relays Batman!! Can't wait to see the final product!!



Hahaha...


"To the relaymobile!"



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NSAELLIS
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OK

1100 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  16:30:47  Show Profile  Visit NSAELLIS's Homepage
Where did you get the dash Decals from? I have a red, white, brown and Pink jeeps that all need dash decals.

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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  17:21:41  Show Profile
I just copied them from a website. Shoot me an email and I will send you the file I created that has them already sized and positioned. You'll just have to get some sticker paper from Staples and print them out. I coated them with fusion clear. Don't know if it helped or not as they have not seen much, if any rain.

Edit - just realized you may be talking about the diamond plate stickers and not the gauges. I just bought a 2x2 sheet of vinyl from metrodecals.com and cut them to size.

Second edit - There is no sticker in the radio spot in those pics, but I made one (and printed several). If you have the same dashes, shoot me a buck for postage and I'll send you one. Or I can email you the file for free and you can print it yourself.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264

Edited by - drew510 on 04/07/2010 17:27:45
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tjennemann
Apprentice Modder

herculaneum
mo
USA



79 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2010 :  05:20:58  Show Profile  Visit tjennemann's Homepage  Send tjennemann a Yahoo! Message
i must give credit where credit is due......This topic is what made me go the route of diamond plate for my project.



She is still a work in progress but i can't wait to get her wrapped up. now i just gotta get my son walking lol

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tjennemann
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herculaneum
mo
USA



79 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2010 :  05:23:42  Show Profile  Visit tjennemann's Homepage  Send tjennemann a Yahoo! Message
also can you give me a close view of how you are holding the wheels on, or did you just paint the caps chrome?

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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2010 :  09:11:04  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by tjennemann

also can you give me a close view of how you are holding the wheels on, or did you just paint the caps chrome?



I used shaft collars from Fastenal. They look like this:


Same size as normal (7/16) but I have seen people use 1/2.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264

Edited by - drew510 on 04/08/2010 09:22:05
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