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Wow! good work CB maybe that black paint has helped preserve it.
I would of sanded the dash pad first to help the paint adhere, you appear to have struck lucky and the painter just threw it on!
 

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Well, I got a lot more stripped off and it looks like there was some discoloration in parts of it, which might be why they decided to paint it.

But as @Dave The Sparky said, I got somewhat lucky in that they didn't sand it flat.
The texture is still there and that in itself has caused a few issues as some of the depressinos were deep and the paint adhered there.

For what it is, it has come out nicely.
I want to leave it in the sun for a few days and see if the whole things relaxes a bit and if the oil will penetrate a bit more.
Either way, I think I am done for now... you can't beat up too much ont he material or it will stated to go bad quick.

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Other thing I did was get all the snapped bolts out of the center caps (most of them) and clean one of them up to see how it looks.

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all of them are stripped down now.
I need to clean 3 caps, then final polishing, althoguh someone has contacted me about buying "as is" (I have them on CL locally), so they might already have found a new home.

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Nice work ! I can understand why someone would contact you.
Yeah, the guy has bought a new Scrambler from out west and lives on the east coast and wants to keep it all original, so he wants the chrome wheels and not the white ones, wants a tilt column, other stuff... we will see in a couple weeks (Translation I have received no $$$ ;) )

So, I continue to polish it all out... got 3 complete.

It is a ton of work.

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These are all coming out very nice from what I started with:

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I am just trying to showcase what it takes to do this.

So far, I bought the Jeep, so the wheels came with it.

But, $45 for dismounting and removal of wheels and now I am up to 5 cans of Stripper, so that is $65... and on top of that, the steel wool, chrome polish and tons of paper towels and hours of work.

They are far from perfect as 2 of them have some spots or larger rust... and 2 are very very nice... and one has some typical rust pits.

This just shows how the Jeep is stored and exposed to the elements how water/salt can affect the chrome and the clear coat protecting it.

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Work is an understatement. When I got my wheels powder coated white, I had to do my original caps all by hand. Didn't have any kind of buffer. They were actually in pretty good shape. The hands were tired
 

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Can you clear the wheels again or will that take away from the shine?
Some people have done it from what I have heard in the forums, but I have never done it.
I am not sure what it would look like though... I imagine it would dull it a little, but if you do a light coat of the clear, hopefully not too much.

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Rarely do I look forward to going "back to work", but after 4 days of cutting, splitting, stacking and running around getting parts, I need a break from the physical part and I need to use the brain part.

Waht is left of a 1984 renegade CJ7 ice blue.... body was shot and some started working on the frame... didn't come out too bad.

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Did it happen to have the factory fog light switch? If so, I’ve been looking for one.

BTW, my wife loved the artwork. ;)
 

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Did it happen to have the factory fog light switch? If so, I’ve been looking for one.

BTW, my wife loved the artwork. ;)
Glad you guys like the artwork... the Fedex guys say the same thing when they see it!
Response on the Fog Light Switch sent in a PM

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I’m sure the artwork gets smiles across the country, hopefully it even improves the handling of the box. But that might just be wishful thinking.
 

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Moving along, stupid hot last night, I don't know how people live down south... I finally packed it in and went inside and got some food and hung out with the kiddos and watched star wars :)

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Gas tank and skid are out, so is the heater setup... had to cut out the rear crossmember to get the bumperettes out... if it stays nicer out humidity wise, I hope I can get the rest of this torn down.

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cb. What's your plans with the bulkhead/firewall?
The plan was to take it to the scrap yard when I got enough to make it worthwhile... I cut out the heater vents for people with YJ tub conversions, along with the squirter hole, so they know where a CJ one goes vs. the YJ ones.

If the Jeep logos are in good shape, I cut them out.

After that, it is pretty much swiss cheese and I end up scrapping it.

These Jeeps lead pretty rough lives and the firewalls are you usually rusted through as well.

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