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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    The body is in pretty good shape, but there are a few visible seams to cover up. I also have a huge hole in the hood where the antenna was supposed to go. Since I am running 2.4 the antenna is going to be tucked under the body somewhere. I also got the underside painted black to make it disappear when looking underneath.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    The final color is revealed and I sure hope it looks good with everything put back on. I was hesitant about this color since Axial uses it so much, but I just fell in love with it in Hobbytown. The pictures do not due the metal flake justice. I can't wait to see it all put together and in the sun. Here are the pics from the paint job.

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    There was a slight residue left from the tape, but I think I can get that off. Now all I need to do is start putting all the accessories back on when it hardens up a bit.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    The roll cage was also painted black for now, with a trip to the powder coater in it's future. I built the straps for my window net, which was not easy. I finally found a socket extension with the right diameter. The strips were cut a little long and overlapped with the fabric glue applied. I had to hold them for several minutes before the glue would dry enough to let go. This was done 8 times! I think the time was worth it, I now have functional fabric window nets, pretty cool.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    I was able to get a few of the pieces back on and the interior was mounted in the body. One thing is for sure this Jeep will not be missed. My wife told me, "...it didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would..." which was supposed to be a compliment. She thought the green paint was ugly when I first showed her the spray can. I wasn't sure if the tan interior would work, but I think it dulls it down just the right amount.

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    I worked on getting the residue off on one side, but haven't taken a pic yet. The residue came off along with some of the sheen. If it will harden up I think I might like it more. It looks more like plastic and less like paint. I may have stumbled on a technique. I used a little goo gone and a paper towel. I still need to add a few pieces back on and paint the handles, wipers, rear hinges, etc...

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    Next up I will tackle the rear bumper and finally finish the tire carrier.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    Very nice. There's a lifted Jeep Wrangler that runs around Lansdale that's very similar to your color. I'm sure yours is nicer because I think he got it done at Macco (I saw it there lol).

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    I appreciate that, and it would be fun to see them side by side. I still got a lot more to do, but I am pretty surprised how far it has come from my original concept. I might work on the rear bumper tonight.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    Looks real good. I think you'll like the breakaway body. It does save on some broken parts.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    very nice wes cant wait to see it in action
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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    I have decided that until it is 100% complete, it will only see some light running around in the grass. I want to see it finished and un-scratched first. Then I will be ok with using it a little more. I hope to have it to 100% ina month or less. I will bring it to the comp, though.

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    Re: Jeep JK Wrangler (Axial) Build

    I'm curious to see the body once you get it painted : )
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