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  1. #256
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    Jan 2009
    City/State
    W-S, NC
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    546
    The kids love it “cause it’s so bright in here” with regards to the top.

  2. #257
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    It’s a work truck now.

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  3. #258
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    City/State
    West Haven, UT
    Scrambler Year
    1982
    Year Purchased
    2009
    Posts
    590
    Used jeep.

  4. #259
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    City/State
    West Bend, WI
    Scrambler Year
    82 and 84
    Year Purchased
    1990
    Posts
    292
    Yes! I'm not the only one to put my scrambler to work right after getting it together! A couple days after I got mine on the road for the first time I loaded up the bed with gardening supplies. It is a truck after all
    My Rides...
    84 Scrambler 28,000 original miles
    82 Scrambler (resto project)
    29 Chevy truck
    88 Firebird Formula WS6
    98 camry (daily)

  5. #260
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    City/State
    West Friendship, MD
    Scrambler Year
    1982 Laredo
    Year Purchased
    2012
    Posts
    980
    Too soon!! But, yes I use mine for projects as well. Of course, my paint job isn't nearly so nice.
    '82 CJ-8 Laredo (Now it's my wife's): TF999, 4.2L, Stock Axles, 31 x 10.5” BFG All-Terrain T/A, 1 inch body lift, D.U.I, Navajo Master Cylinder, LineX bed

  6. #261
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    Well, I got sick of the baby poop brown seats. My temporary solution was to spray them with vinyl and fabric paint. The last experience I had was in high school and a buddy dyed his vinyl with not so good results. This is where my apprehension came from but after watching a few u tube clips I was all in.
    I used the DupliColor brand in a flat black which really does have the slightest gloss.

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    2 cans did both front buckets and the rear f&t seat with 2 coats and just a bit remaining for some spot touch ups. While the seats were all out it gave me the chance to vacuum and wash out the inside from the year of sitting in the shop. The color match Raptor lining is great. If I can say the texture does hold dirt but it is easily cleaned up. I also installed the passenger side sliding seat base I bought off of ebay. Great addition! Here are a couple of installed pics.

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    I drove it 13 miles each way to the Y to swim on US Hwy 421and maintained 65 mph the whole way and even got a wave from a State Trooper!

  7. #262
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    Jan 2009
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    these.......

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  8. #263
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    City/State
    Wilmington, NC
    Scrambler Year
    1984
    Year Purchased
    2005
    Posts
    1,194
    Quote Originally Posted by mhinchliffe View Post
    Well, I got sick of the baby poop brown seats. My temporary solution was to spray them with vinyl and fabric paint. The last experience I had was in high school and a buddy dyed his vinyl with not so good results. This is where my apprehension came from but after watching a few u tube clips I was all in.
    I used the DupliColor brand in a flat black which really does have the slightest gloss.

    HogDyIH5TKaIoj2Zh7j59Q.jpg

    2 cans did both front buckets and the rear f&t seat with 2 coats and just a bit remaining for some spot touch ups. While the seats were all out it gave me the chance to vacuum and wash out the inside from the year of sitting in the shop. The color match Raptor lining is great. If I can say the texture does hold dirt but it is easily cleaned up. I also installed the passenger side sliding seat base I bought off of ebay. Great addition! Here are a couple of installed pics.

    3pOY2r9UQVu3C32leEvIVw.jpg

    ym6Tm4rXQoqVy7uy48tlhw.jpg

    I drove it 13 miles each way to the Y to swim on US Hwy 421and maintained 65 mph the whole way and even got a wave from a State Trooper!
    They look great!!!!
    1984 Scrambler w/ 258, T4, 4in lift with 33's, Sherwood Green. (SOLD)
    1983 Scrambler, w/258, T5, 4in lift with 33's, Ice Blue

  9. #264
    Join Date
    May 2002
    City/State
    Redmond, OR
    Scrambler Year
    82 base, 81 SR
    Year Purchased
    2002
    Posts
    9,320
    Those seats came out nice!

    Randy S.
    "It's not what you buy, it's what you build"
    82 Scrambler "Copper" 5.3 LS/4L60E/241OR/D44&HD20/4.56 locked
    Build Thread-http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19032
    87 J20 "Blue" 6.0 LS/4L80E/241C...Current Build
    81 Scrambler "Red"...Waiting Patiently
    1966, 1968, 1970, 1972 Wagoneers...
    73 VW Bus- for sale
    www.oldsoulsretros.com

  10. #265
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    Jan 2009
    City/State
    W-S, NC
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    thx guys. I'll be sure and report back as to the longevity/durability of the paint. Really pleased with the finished product and iff needed I can spot touch up.

  11. #266
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    City/State
    West Friendship, MD
    Scrambler Year
    1982 Laredo
    Year Purchased
    2012
    Posts
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    Looks great! Those seats would probably be fine with a different color scheme, but with yours (which I really like BTW) something had to be done
    '82 CJ-8 Laredo (Now it's my wife's): TF999, 4.2L, Stock Axles, 31 x 10.5” BFG All-Terrain T/A, 1 inch body lift, D.U.I, Navajo Master Cylinder, LineX bed

  12. #267
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    Jan 2009
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    W-S, NC
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    Doing some detail work as in chasing down why the reverse lights wouldn't work. Bad 35 year old harness.........mmmm, could be.
    Added some new wires and have to also get a new switch. Got em lighting and waiting on the switch. Other than that I've just been driving it. I've got a small fuel leak around the sending unit so I'll run it down and drop the tank and install a new cork gasket.

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    I'll update as I install, piddle with it some more.

  13. #268
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    Jan 2009
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    Well tonight was the night that Mrs. CJ 8 took her first ride in the Jeep. Needless to say she was impressed with the fact that it had been in a thousand pieces out in the shop for 3 years and here we were as a family riding it to get dinner. She remarked at how it didn't rattle, squeak or shake and I went retro old school on her when I hit the dimmer switch in the floor to turn on the bright lights. She said that's what her old Nova had! Also the full soft top was "a little loud" but I had to say it's super quiet with the top off.

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  14. #269
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    City/State
    Maple Hts., Oh
    Posts
    1,531
    There's a lot for her to be impressed with she came out beautiful. Now she'll want to take her out. Beautiful Jeep.

  15. #270
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    Apr 2016
    City/State
    River Ridge, La
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    437
    Real nice. And no paint on the clothes ?

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