Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
8/25/23 11:49 p.m.

In reply to java230 :

They get covered in all the rest of the projects?

 

That's what happens at my house. Taking a break from a project this big is okay, especially if you are burnt out. Yeah, getting started again sucks. So does hating the project, tho. SkinnyG's sig line makes a lot of sense, some days. Hard to remember this is supposed to be fun.

brad131a4 (Forum Supporter)
brad131a4 (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/27/23 1:11 p.m.

I will say I haven't followed this in a while. Just thought about it as I drove by your house and saw the 450 in the drive way. Painting looks so fun until stuff like this happens. Had something similar happen with a rabbit. That it ended up pissing me off so much I lost my anger management training and cut the car up. Good thing is I have got the issue managed far better now. So I'm going with it was a good thing to walk away for awhile and then regroup. Wish I'd done that. Kind of miss that little rabbit. 

java230
java230 PowerDork
8/27/23 3:18 p.m.

In reply to brad131a4 (Forum Supporter) :

Ha! Where are you located? I just came inside from trying to clean up the yard so the neighbors don't hate me too much. 

brad131a4 (Forum Supporter)
brad131a4 (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/28/23 7:19 p.m.

I'm in Sammamish. I drive up the road as a short cut heading to the Bothell Fred Meyer for work.  I get to got to multiple Fred Meyer locations for work. People like to break electrical stuff. I get to fix it. Friend of mine used to live at the top of the hill so I know the area well enough. 

a_florida_man
a_florida_man HalfDork
10/1/23 6:43 p.m.

Bumping again...

...you know for motivation help and stuff.

:)

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/13/24 7:34 p.m.

Ok project purgatory. Damn it's been awhile. 

Got all the crap off it. I can see both sides and the roof again. 

 

Keep me motivated guys! 

 

 

 

 

Just keep Sanding just keep Sanding. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
5/13/24 7:44 p.m.

TO THE TOOOOOOPPPPP!!!!

 

Love this thread.

Ben Stiller Do It GIFs | Tenor

 

11GTCS
11GTCS SuperDork
5/13/24 8:26 p.m.
java230 said:

Ok project purgatory. Damn it's been awhile. 

Got all the crap off it. I can see both sides and the roof again. 

 

Keep me motivated guys! 

 

 

 

 

 

Just keep Sanding just keep Sanding. 

 

It's gonna look great up at your cabin? laugh

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
5/13/24 8:39 p.m.

Welcome back! You better get on this before Tuna beats you to paint.

 

Pete

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/13/24 8:51 p.m.

Thanks all. Drivers side is almost sanded. These window frames sucks. 

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/13/24 9:08 p.m.

In reply to 11GTCS :

I don't think it will make it up the road.... 

golfduke
golfduke Dork
5/14/24 7:18 a.m.
java230 said:

In reply to 11GTCS :

I don't think it will make it up the road.... 

That sounds like something a 3" and some 33's could solve... just sayin' 

 

Recon1342
Recon1342 UltraDork
5/14/24 9:26 a.m.
golfduke said:
java230 said:

In reply to 11GTCS :

I don't think it will make it up the road.... 

That sounds like something a 3" and some 33's could solve... just sayin' 

 

Just a return to stock ride height, probably. Those old Intersmashionals were beasties!

Just to be clear, I really like the lowered box-on-wheels aspect that Java's has...

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/14/24 9:49 a.m.

In reply to golfduke :

No no no! LOL its gonna stay low. Lets just put it this way, I have to drive onto a 2x to get a jack under the front cross member. Its gonna stay low. Not sure I want to go over the pass in it anyway laugh

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/14/24 10:08 a.m.

Woohoo, back to Page 1. GET SOME!!!

03Panther
03Panther PowerDork
5/14/24 10:20 a.m.

SO glad to see this again!

I was quite happy with mine, at stock height. For a 2wd, its was quite capable. 
refresh my memory? What color is it planing to be?

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/14/24 2:17 p.m.

In reply to 03Panther :

This is far lower than stock. Bags dumped the engine cross member is about 1/4" off the garage floor.

 

I am just doing it at a 20 footer now. I give up. I want to drive it.

White epoxy on the roof, grey from door sills down. I do have some black pigment I may add to the grey. Hopefully we will see soon.

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/14/24 7:58 p.m.

This sucks to sand. Hence the 20' footer. 

 

 

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/16/24 6:21 p.m.

Days of sanding looks the same in pictures.... 

 

I've got an over everything back to the rear wheel arches with 800 on the da. Just a really light pass. Just trying to knock some of that crap off the paint and freshen the surface up a little bit for the next layer. I also wasn't real happy with how well you can see the scratches through the "test spray" I did.... 

 

Lots of little radius on the window frames still to do. But it's a little progress. 

Recon1342
Recon1342 UltraDork
5/17/24 9:14 a.m.

In reply to java230 :

At this point, I'd be tempted to just shoot it in epoxy primer and drive the crap out of it. 

The paint plan for my Dodge involves clean surfaces and Durabak bedliner rolled on smooth in the appropriate colors...

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/17/24 10:00 a.m.

In reply to Recon1342 :

That is the plan! I did get clear to shoot over it too....

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/17/24 5:08 p.m.

Window frames other than the tailgate and hatch (have to open the garage to get there) are almost done. My fingers hurt. No pics since it looks the same laugh

Almost leaf blower time!

And I bought a chemical sprayer, hopefully that helps with wipe down this time.....

Shavarsh
Shavarsh Dork
5/17/24 6:51 p.m.

Woohoo! love the new progress

java230
java230 PowerDork
5/17/24 8:52 p.m.

Butt shot! It's getting close to cleaning time. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/18/24 9:04 a.m.

I have a half stock

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