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Focker's '71 CJ5 Drivable Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Mar 13, 2017
    Framer Mike P

    Framer Mike P Member

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    Same problem when I make a fire in the wood stove... read the papers as a crumble them
     
  2. Mar 13, 2017
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member

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    Went to HD to buy some more flat black spray paint and came across this. I pondered for a bit and said...Why not?
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    It rolled on so easy...Love it.
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  3. Mar 13, 2017
    piffey263

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    Might add some hardener,

    I used the ACE brand to paint the jeep and it faded quickly. Hardener should be available through tractor supply or something like that.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2017
    Focker

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    Thanks for the tip.

    I actually won't mind the fade and wear look, I don't want it to look too good. I'll post a pic of the very top. I wish the whole thing looked like it.
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2017
    Focker

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    I thought about making the sides look like the very top, but I don't think I could pull it off.
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  6. Mar 17, 2017
    55_Willys_CJ5

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    The top makes your Jeep look complete. Great Job Focker!!! (y)
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2017
    Focker

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    Thanks... I really like it.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2017
    Focker

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    Any pics? I'm back to thinking about painting the body again. :rolleyes:

    I'm considering rolling it... Farm and Implement Kubota Orange oil based is sold by the can.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2017
    piffey263

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    I sprayed it, check out my build. You can see how fast it faded
     
  10. Mar 23, 2017
    sterlclan

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    Unfortunately you get what you pay for with paint. Don't skimp by a quality 2k product. Btdt my cheap boss still buys cheap paint and wonders why it fades,chalks, or oxidizes so fast.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2017
    Focker

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    I can't wait to share what I'm getting today. :sneak:

    A couple of you know... Shhhhh.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2017
    Focker

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  13. Apr 23, 2017
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Nice!

    Now you can completely forget about seeing traffic lights without doing the sideways head turn! :D
     
  15. Apr 23, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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  16. Apr 23, 2017
    fesser

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    Very nice! I really want one but the only ones I find are attached to Jeeps I can't afford. Don't think I can justify buying one from Peter D. at this point. Great find!
     
  17. Apr 23, 2017
    Focker

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    Where do you find this stuff? :D
     
  18. Apr 24, 2017
    Focker

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    I've got it all broken down, cleaning up the parts and frame. There's a bit more rust than I noticed during the purchase, but I still love it.

    For those who don't know, the glass frame is split from the top and bottom. The 2 halves are held together with a clamp that doubles as the mounting point for the ventilating adjustment.
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    The side adjusters have nuts welded to them, one had separated, but it's welded back together now.
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  19. Apr 24, 2017
    fesser

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    Hey, where's the pilot-ray?
     
  20. Apr 24, 2017
    Focker

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