Originally Posted by snowchucker
damn steve that is a ton of work... so is it rubicon capable right now??
as for paint--earl schieb is $400 and up...decent paint jobs are $$. get a quote if you just bring them the parts already prepped as well.
but i like rattle can autobody paint. works pretty damn well if you can get it color matched. plus you can repaint your truck in the motel 6 paking lot if you get rock carnage.
You are right, It's a ton of work. You would know
I had an Earl Schieb paint job once, and will never have another. 1 week after the paint was done, I went to get gas, well the damn thing overfilled the tank, and gas came out of the filler neck. All of the damn paint just melted off below the gas door. Never again. I Tried to convince Amber to followin Dean's footsteps and just Camo it, But she wasn't too hip on the idea, and really wants it painted red. So it's going to get painted soon.
As for Rubicon ready, Nope not just yet. i still have a bunch of loose ends to tie up.
finish putting the interior together
fix the broken front U-Joint.
swap both bent rear axleshafts
Finish welding the bed mounts to the frame and paint them before they rust
reinstall the rock sliders
Build a new front bumper with integrated winch mount
Find out what is klunking in my front end when i turn from side to side.
Find out why the airbag light is on
Fix my damn cruise control
Put the new shell on and paint it
and finally she needs some new rubber. my 35's have seen better days.