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Hood Rub

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Nov 2, 2019
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    Since being in the mountains and enjoying driving with the windshield down, I've left it down now back home. But the other day, I lifted it to check on something under the hood and saw red paint on the canvas welting and marks on the hood. How do you avoid that? I know my paint is worse because of the crystallizing, powdering, whatever as old paint. But someday when I get a paint job, I'd like to avoid that.
     
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    Keys5a

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    To me, thats part of the patina for properly enjoying and old Jeep.
    Years back, an old-timer said he waxed the welting so it wouldn't rub through the paint. I never tryed that.
    -Donny
     
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    PeteL

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    Only way I can think of is to leave the hood open.

    These kinds of marks should be worn with the pride of actually using a classic vehicle.
     
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    Twin2

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    just a normal thing :D
     
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    maurywhurt

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    I drive with my windshield folded down pretty much all the time, and had the same problem. Wanting to avoid repeating that after I got my Jeep repainted last year, I came up with a solution that isn't perfect visually speaking - but it does work, and is barely visible when driving with the windshield down.

    I took short lengths of black rubber tubing and zip-tied the ends over the welting and brackets. The slight compression of the tubing when the windshield strap is engaged creates somewhat of a cushion where the tubing meets the hood. I haven't had any problem with the paint coming off onto the tubing, or any marks on the paint from it yet.

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    Beach66Bum

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    well, I placed yellow tea clothes down first, haha! :D
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2019
    maurywhurt

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    Following up on my last post above, I realized I could probably come up with a better solution than I had originally. Looking at other options for the bumper material, I came across this solid (vs. hollow, which I was afraid would have too much "squish") D-shaped .59" x .39" adhesive rubber weatherstripping that looked like it might work well:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SZ15TNK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    After blasting and repainting them, I attached the weatherstripping adhesive directly to the brackets, using split rivets like the originals (but with small stainless washers to prevent pull-through) in the two holes at the ends of the brackets. This at least somewhat resembles the original welting configuration, and should help the weatherstripping to stay stuck. As I often drive with my windshield down, I didn't put any rivets in the center portion of the brackets for obvious reasons. Hopefully the adhesive will hold up okay over time.

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    Beach66Bum

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    Looks great! (y):beer:
     
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    PeteL

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    Nice work. :clap:
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    You could always put the bumpers on the hood like a 69-up Jeep.
     
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  11. Nov 16, 2019
    jeep2003

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    Looks great. I always thought their design was a bit backwards. why do they have the latch to keep the hood open? It should be for latching the windshield down
     
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    PeteL

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    I wouldn't be surprised it it was a specification from the government when designing the M38A1.
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    To prevent decapitation :D
     

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