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A Full Restoration Of My 1969 Cj5 With The Dauntless

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by John Gedde, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2021
    Steve's 70-5

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    There is/was a long thread on the forum about matching the engine color on the Dauntless. It is a old thread. Did a little searching and could not find it.
     
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    John Gedde

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    Yes there was. It was decided that Honda Hampstead Green was the closest match... That's what I used.... If you search for Hampstead Green on the site a whole bunch of threads come up...
     
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    Fireball

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    I know Rubicloak had some custom mixed for his Renegade restoration. It looks perfect. He could probably give you the codes to mix another batch.
     
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    givemethewillys

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    You've done a great job on this build so far! I really like your innovative wooden jigs and fixtures. I think I'm going to copy your rotisserie design, as I have lots of lumber, but not much steel.
     
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    John Gedde

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    Thank you kind sir! Need more detailed photos? Especially of how it get's mounted to the tub?
     
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    John Gedde

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    Seem to be on the upswing from being sick. Last night I started the final sanding the high build primer for basecoat/clearcoat. A few spots that need some spot touch up with epoxy primer where I broke thru to metal, but that's normal. The light gray is the high build, the darker gray is where I broke through to epoxy primer. The black stuff you see is a dry guide coat product made by Mirka. I love that stuff! No paint compatibility vs spray can junk, it hides in every tiny defect, and can be sanded immediately. No worries about gumming up your sand paper either... It's not made for wet sanding, but I've used it successfully for that. Normally I'd wet sand the high build, but it's too cold out for that. Doing it dry with 320 followed by 400-600 depending on the area. I'd probably do 600-800 if I was using a single stage paint, but the SPI clearcoat lays out so smooth, it doesn't show any sanding scratches.

     
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    Uncle Vin

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    Looking good John! I have to come by and see it in person.
     
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    John Gedde

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    You local Vin?
     
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    John Gedde

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    Anytime you want. Got my COVID results today. NEGATIVE! Yay! Just an old fashioned, before the world started to end, respiratory virus. Honestly, I was hoping for a positive, since that would get me over the bridge with mild symptoms compared to, say, death. LOL
     
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    givemethewillys

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    Yes please!
     
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    givemethewillys

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    I'd say congrats on the results, but you sure do make a good point.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2021 at 7:22 PM
    John Gedde

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    Today final sanded the primer onside the tub and shot the basecoat...

     
  13. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:27 PM
    John Gedde

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    Here's she is starting to look proper...

    Start of clear coating...

    Cheers!
    John

     

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