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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #601
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OK, I've been putzing with stuff but no pics yet. About half the body mounts are repaired & I started modding the frame for an upper link bolt that was trapped after the Atlas was installed. The old body is cut up and scrapped out. We decided we are going to do a color change and do it right. So the donor body will be stripped and blasted prior to new paint. I got most of the body stripped tonight & have a few more misc items to pull off it. Then I'll cut out the new wheel wells and the fuel pump access. Then strip the donor grill, tailgate & hood and off those items go to blast. I'm going buy a new windshield frame since it's been fubarred since before my windshield hoop.

While at KOH I scored a good deal on a new set of PRP folding seats which will be tied into the cage. New Genright tube fenders have been ordered. Also bought the remaining needed Currie johnny joints to replace the rear upper links. A new Grizzly comp locker will go in the rear to replace the spool and new Yukon lockouts for the front. This should make it more streetable for the mandatory trips to DQ. The drive flanges will be kept as spares if I break a lockout. Many thanks to Dale at Ironman for parts & pieces.
Sounds like a screen name change is in order... pinkrhino
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:59 AM   #602
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so your making it really pretty? you wheeled like a wimp before.i can only imagine now.i can hear tab.come on grampa stop trimming branches in the trail,one scratch wont hurt you.
Exactly! After all the shit I got for painting mine! I think he should keep the tube fenders and corner guards in raw steel like he apparently wanted me to do.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #603
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always gotta be haters.............
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #604
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Should be awesome! can't wait to see it.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #605
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At least he's keeping it and not wheelin his hover round yet
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Old July 17th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #606
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I'm pretty sure Jim has this pic hanging on the wall for inspiration:

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Old July 17th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #607
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You mean the box with the red X?
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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #608
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Stupid hotlink.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #609
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I love that!!!
I cannot wait to look at the paint chips.
Got to pick the correct shade.

Thanks for the props.
Nice place you guys have.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #610
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so your making it really pretty? you wheeled like a wimp before.i can only imagine now.i can hear tab.come on grampa stop trimming branches in the trail,one scratch wont hurt you.
Really? Here's my pink jeep on Helmet Hill.




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Old July 17th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #611
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Old July 17th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #612
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and that's about as far as it made it up helmet hill. I jumped that little rock....(and broke a wheel)
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Actually I got up 1/3 to 1/2 way without a wild ass run. My rear tires were higher than the fronts in that pic. Not every obstacle requires a "here, hold my beer" approach.
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i know your old..i accept you for that... i like the pink!
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Actually I got up 1/3 to 1/2 way without a wild ass run. My rear tires were higher than the fronts in that pic. Not every obstacle requires a "here, hold my beer" approach.
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i know your old..i accept you for that... i like the pink!
Thanks, I like you too.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #617
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Actually I got up 1/3 to 1/2 way without a wild ass run. My rear tires were higher than the fronts in that pic. Not every obstacle requires a "here, hold my beer" approach.
True, but every obstacle that's worth doing is.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #618
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Aww c'mon, did you have to make my hat pink too?
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I thought it added a nice touch.
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Actually I got up 1/3 to 1/2 way without a wild ass run. My rear tires were higher than the fronts in that pic. Not every obstacle requires a "here, hold my beer" approach.
Was that the second or maybe the third obstacle where you offered to let me out first?
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