As always seems to happen I’m appear to be running short on time with work obligations and house chores to get the final things on the scrambler done. Well made some time today and headed to Jeeperdd’s house to test fender clearances and prep for final paint. Fender clearances worked out well with some trimming. Also found some interface with the front driveshaft and the skid plate that we took care of.
All that testing and trimming lead to the need for some real world testing so around the trails we went. Scrambler did awesome. Definitely going to take some time to get used to the new setup but I couldn’t be more stoked. Next step final paint and maybe a scrambler decal for the hood to keep @CHIEFWAHO from harassing me to much. ?
So being within a month of nationals it seemed like a good time to do a final coat of paint on the scrambler to get the rough paint I put down smooth so the mud I am sure all this rain has made would wash off. I had worked out a deal with a friend who paints to spry the final coat as I truely don’t know what I am doing. Timing was tight but we had it worked out. So down to JeeperDDs place where we were going to do the painting stripped the jeep wet sanded and taped it off in preparation for the painter to spray that evening.
Painter arrived we were ready weather was ok everything looked like a go. We mix the paint I bought and it wouldn’t come out of the gun just blobs. Mixed it different still same issue tried different gun nope no better next thing we know it’s gel in the gun. Huge disaster pretty sure something was wrong with the paint. Last time I buy online for that brick and mortar for me. This takes us to pretty late in the day I had to head home and between having to work and having a work trip coming up didn’t have time to figure out what to do next.
Well JeeperDD and my buddy Rusty were life savers. JeeperDD took time away from his family to run and get me paint and lined up a paint booth so the jeep could get painted no matter the weather. Then hauled my junk to the booth and he and Rusty re taped and painted the scrambler with the better paint while I was at work. I won’t be able to see it in person for a week as I am heading out of town for work but if the pictures do it any justice it looks freaking great.
I am truly blessed to have friends who would help with something this big and have wives who understand. Thank you JeeperDD. Thank you Rusty. Thank you Mrs. JeeperDD. And thank you to Rusty’s other half as well. Now I just hope I can put the decals on straight to do the paint justice.
Awesome to have friends like that. Looks sweet in the pictures. I wish there was a place to rent to rent a down draft booth around here. What color decals are you using?
I would love to know(as would others probably) where online you got the bad paint amd did you contact them and what the result was. What paint system did you end up using?
Spent the day @Jeeperdd place putting the scrambler back together. Let me tell ya the paint looks way better in person than in the pictures. She is all back together changed out the front shocks do another set that shouldn’t bottom out. May limit a little down travel but I’m gonna try them before cutting shock towers off and redoing it.
Also put the scrambler decals on the hood to keep @CHIEFWAHO happy. ?
Looks killer so excited.
Huge thanks to @Jeeperdd and Mrs. JeeperDD for letting me suck up so much time and parking spaces.
So we made it to Nationals this year. Jeep was all together and thought I had thought of everything. On the trailer it went. @John N and I traveled together using my truck and a borrowed trailer from @Jeeperdd family stash. Loaded up strapped down and off to the scales just for grins.
Yup we pretty heavy. Fuel guage agreed.
After taking two days we made it to SMORR. All ready for three days of wheeling.