Meet Red, my 81 Restomod Build

Randyzzz

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I think you might like this engine cover
Your cover is awesome, Dennis. But I’d have to do something a bit different...can’t copy you too much! I was thinking about maybe something like this-

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Powdercoating black with some red pin-stripingwould look great. So would red MSD coils to set it all off, but $500 for good looking coils isn’t worth it right now...
 
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zr10054

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Your cover is awesome, Dennis. But I’d have to do something a bit different...can’t copy you too much! I was thinking about maybe something like this-

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Powdercoating black with some red pin-stripingwould look great. So would red MSD coils to set it all off, but $500 for good looking coils isn’t worth it right now...
I like it.
 

gpassida

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Absolutely beautiful work! Love all the pics.

The fires are really devastating. Such a terrible year and we are not even in the peak fire season yet. We're choking in smoke here in Northern California and its raining ash. I'm in Redding and we had over 1,600 structures destroyed in the 2018 Carr Fire. Then followed quickly followed by the Camp Fire in nearby Paradise with over 18,000 structures burned. All of the National Forests are now closed in CA. Many Jeep trails have burned up. It's going to take some rain to settle things down. The fire fighters are coming in from all over and all of them are dealing with some extremely difficult and dangerous to work in conditions. They are true Heroes. If they weren't out there, many more lives would be lost. Be safe everyone.
 

Randyzzz

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Everything except the roll bar is home.
5F4F80F9-B40A-4B84-9EB7-3BAF455DE41F.jpeg So- a question for everyone. Trying to decide on screws for all the hinges. Evidentially I only gave the painter 16 torx heads to paint. My bad. So...here’s a pic and let’s hear your opinions. The color scheme for Red is red and black. But- I’m using stainless fasteners on everything. All black accessories, all stainless fasteners. Plus black door handles and lock cylinders. (I might even replace all the fake bead lock bolts with stainless.) So- red hinge screws, stainless hinge screws, or black hinge screws. I’m sorta leaning towards black. E904FF78-C0B4-40BB-85F0-D7FD2E04DA19.jpeg
 

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I like the black, but I would imagine the painter would not gouge you that much to do a fast paint job, and if you go that route get some extras done
 

Randyzzz

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I like the black, but I would imagine the painter would not gouge you that much to do a fast paint job, and if you go that route get some extras done
I doubt my painter would charge at all. My two thoughts are - I don’t know if I really like the red with my overall color scheme. And more importantly- I worry about rust. The painted ones have been blasted and then painted on the head only. So the backside and threads are bare metal- rust prone. For black I would either blast the top of stainless screws and paint only the top, or send stainless screws off to be blackened. I know there is a hot process to do it yourself, but I’m rather wary of that.

I guess I could always do the black and if I wanted red I could have them shot at a later date. Or powder coated to match if I can get a color close enough.
 

Randyzzz

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Well, after much thought, and a very “to the point” post by Jeepskate- I am going with black screws. Actually, I figured a guideline for most visible fasteners-

If it’s against red, use a black fastener. If it’s against black, use a stainless fastener.
 

zr10054

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After having My Scrambler painted I ran a threaded tap through every threaded hole on my Jeep. I also used stainless steel fasteners and painted most of those black. I found the S/S torx heads were too soft for the door hinges and replaced those with painted steel.
 

Randyzzz

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After having My Scrambler painted I ran a threaded tap through every threaded hole on my Jeep. I also used stainless steel fasteners and painted most of those black. I found the S/S torx heads were too soft for the door hinges and replaced those with painted steel.
Interesting. I’m going to try and find grade 8 stainless for the hinges and blast and paint them. Haven’t found a blackening process that is durable or non-oxide based. If I could I’d have them nitrocarburized, like a gun barrel (Melonite). But haven’t found anyone to do that yet. Might try Cerakote on them. Maybe I’m just overthinking it as usual and I should probably just use VHT satin black epoxy.
 

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Took a week off to finish some home improvement projects- but now I’m back at it. Fitted and finalized the fuel fill and vent lines. 1 3/4” fill and 5/8” vent. Hope that fixed any slow fill issues! It will be interesting to see how much fuel this 25 gallon tank can actually hold!

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