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Old August 9th, 2010, 07:46 PM
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I tried to get a better shot of the paint finish, I'll take beauty shots once it's all trimmed out. I'm really happy with the color and the almost flat finish.
Finish looks awesome, nice work!
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Old August 9th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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The new color looks great
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Old August 9th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I think LR alloys are one of their most underrated accomplishments, they hold the SSR's like friggin beadlocks. I would not want to go any narrower either.
You are right, and i know your type of wheeling too. Thats why I run alloys over steels too. I've seen steels lose the tire and bend. really haven't seen anything bad happen to alloys ever. Plus I bet the 3 spoke RRCs are super durable as they are almost completely solid!
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Plus they are cheap as acorns!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Been driving around topless and doorless for a while since it has been so hot outside. Went to install the doors and found that I have some bulkhead alignment to take care of first. I need to move the top of the bulkhead forward so I will loosen everything up today and see if I have the neccessary play in the vertical frame braces.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 11:25 PM
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Horse puckey. I've only ever had one trail flat in my life and it was on a RRC 3 spoke. It bent on a rock and was cracked. i.e. destroyed. The steels I see bent are usually the junky aftermarket rims I see people running. Yes you can bend a wolf rim or the like. But you can bend them back too.

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You are right, and i know your type of wheeling too. Thats why I run alloys over steels too. I've seen steels lose the tire and bend. really haven't seen anything bad happen to alloys ever. Plus I bet the 3 spoke RRCs are super durable as they are almost completely solid!
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Old August 18th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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Alloy vs. steel = age old arguement

I've seen lots of trail flats and lost beads, more were steels than alloys. I do agree that most of the aftermarket steels are weak sisters to a set of wolfs(which I have owned once too.)
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Oh BTW, done. It's been such good weather this summer I never put the canvas on, I'll go straight to hardtop soon.
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Nice.
Way better color.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Yeah I love the color too. Initially I was disapointed you were going away from the yellow but that looks great!
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Looks like you are set for another 15 years of enjoyment!
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Looking good. Love the new color.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Looks like you are set for another 15 years of enjoyment!
Thanks everyone, hopefully he will get to drive it in 15 years.
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I just read through this thread over a cup of coffee; great stuff! Is that a MOD roll bar?
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Looks like an Old SD one.

Kevin, why didn't you do the stiffner plates in the footwells when you had the bulkhead re-done? It looks funny when they aren't there to me for some reason. My current bulkhead is galv and it's been fine in Chicago for 8 years. Just was done really poorly and they didn't fix all that they needed to.

Just starting mine soon. Ike got it back from paint and is checking on shipping. I'll start a thread in the series section soon.

God bless folks like Matt and Ike for keeping old bulkheads alive.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Beautiful!!!
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Yes it is a Safety Devices roll bar and is bolted through to the frame. I'm not even familiar with the "stiffener plates", but it's done now.
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Ral

Do you guys use RAL codes as well?
Is there one for your paint?
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 08:57 PM
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Gillespie Coatings non acrylic alkyd enamel, basically tractor and implement paint. I mixed 1 pot at a time, 16oz. paint, 1oz. hardener, and 3 ounces of xylene.
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Looks great! Your son is stoked on it too
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