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Hey everybody! I know it's been awhile since I've been on, but here I am, stationed in San Antonio TX now and finally settled in. I've missed being on, but life's been moving fast and it's been hard to find time to decompress. This thread's going to be one of those that does it all! I have a road trip full of pictures through some of the prettiest areas in the continental U.S., my newest build and first efforts at painting a vehicle, not to mention saying hi to everyone again! SO, without further adieu, let's get to some of the fun stuff. For all you lazy readers, that was the short short version of this thread! :D

I haven't edited many of these original pictures, but bear with me and I'll get them up as I work!







































 

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And the start pics of the YJ Wrangler, I got a little attached to the cherokee over the trip, and ended up buying this when i got back :D. These are before...



 

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Welcome Back, Great Pics!!!! Hey do you know about the Texas Wide meet on the 20th at Lake Travis up by Austin??? There's a thread on it as well...
 

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Who are you again? :D
 

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Love the pics. Great views.:thumbsup: I'd like to travel there one day.
 

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Right, so here's the build guys, i'm not much on narration, I sanded down the original blue, took everything apart, then, did the respray. Dad and I did it by ourselves, lots of fun, and it turned out great in the end. Not so much a build i suppose as a restoration, i did mostly bodywork, haven't learned the art of welding, but i had to pick a new left fender, and it turned out that both the original and new fender were rusted through in the centers. Dad welded plates underneath and filled with bondo while i sanded for the most part, not particularly exciting work on my part, but necessary nonetheless. We ran into some trouble with the decals on the sides, and they had to be taken down to metal all the way round. The color was picked from the new jeep, but we think the primer we used was darker than factory and hence the almost bronze finish. It still turned out well, hope you enjoy the pics! I'm stationed in San Antonio if anyone needs help/advice painting!





































 

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So in my typical luck with cars...not two days after I finished painting, My roomate's mother managed to back into me, and did a little damage. I picked a new tailgate, prepped it, and dad sprayed. Sorry about the random cherokee pic, snuck in there.
















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Looks good, it's nice when hard work pays off.
 

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Great photos of your trip and of your restoration. But I'm wondering, on your trip to Mount Rushmore, were you able to get around to the back side?

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Thanks for the pics and story!!! Love how the Jeep turned out as well! :thumbsup:

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Great photos of your trip and of your restoration. But I'm wondering, on your trip to Mount Rushmore, were you able to get around to the back side?

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not sure, pics aren't showing.

thanks guys, i just got a bikini top on the jeep, but i took it to walmart to test it because i needed some stuff, anyways, got back and pulled out my new vacuum only to find somebody had spit gum on my seat... :angry: Somebody stole my old ass ipod a couple days back, it was one of the earliest models, worth maybe 20 bucks, but still, had to buy a new one. Not quite sure i'm going to like san antonio much if somebody screws with my car every week
 
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