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AA1PR Longterm build
05-17-2015, 08:50 PM
Post: #31
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(05-16-2015 07:46 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  I need to do this on my Saab 9-5. Been lazy though and have been neglecting my daily driver. Well not lazy. Just been spending my time doing other things lol. Like working on my truck And things associated with that project.

(05-17-2015 07:20 AM)Smithy Wrote:  I think that foam stuff does more harm than good, trapping moisture in. Looks like the repair turned out well!

Have you had a chance to try out the roof lights at night?

thanks guys, I was literally sweating bullets when I made the cut, it was the point of no return

still have a bunch of finish sanding to do, but thats what power tools are for Smile

not sure if I'll have my friend who paints squirt it black again or cover it with some sort of bedliner coating, so I never have to worry about scratches again

what would you do?

(05-17-2015 07:20 AM)Smithy Wrote:  I think that foam stuff does more harm than good, trapping moisture in. Looks like the repair turned out well!

Have you had a chance to try out the roof lights at night?

oh shoot Smitty I forgot to add those so here goes

yes last night around midnight

at a tree about 50' away
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straight on
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& 45 degrees off
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05-17-2015, 09:09 PM
Post: #32
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
Well given that my whole truck is done in Monstaliner, I think you know the route I'd take lol.

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05-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Post: #33
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(05-17-2015 09:09 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  Well given that my whole truck is done in Monstaliner, I think you know the route I'd take lol.

Thanks

I've heard good things about monstaliner, a bit pricy but better they say for long term life etc

I did my M416 in herculiner..isnt bad

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05-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Post: #34
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
Monstaliner has a smooth textured finish so it's easier to clean and don't scratch the shit out of you.

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05-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Post: #35
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(05-18-2015 07:54 AM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  Monstaliner has a smooth textured finish so it's easier to clean and don't scratch the shit out of you.

ah good to know & I assume the typical same prep is all thats needed

anywho today...

decided after the dreaded chore of laundry I wanted to head up into the Green Mtns...

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eyed this apple tree preparing for the upcoming season on the side of the old logging road, will be later for the apples

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ah the beaver pond

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looked for fish & found this an old cable

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black flies & mosquitoes were too plentiful, was trying to play around with angles

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had to check on one of my geocaches & tried to get a pic over the bank on the final leg home

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05-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Post: #36
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(05-21-2015 11:51 AM)AA1PR Wrote:  ah good to know & I assume the typical same prep is all thats needed

I posted 13 videos on youtube about the whole process. Here is the link to the playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...lt70xUlzrb

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05-21-2015, 09:50 PM
Post: #37
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
BTW looks really pretty up there.

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05-22-2015, 08:41 PM
Post: #38
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
Thanks for sharing the adventure Smile

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05-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Post: #39
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(05-21-2015 09:49 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  
(05-21-2015 11:51 AM)AA1PR Wrote:  ah good to know & I assume the typical same prep is all thats needed

I posted 13 videos on youtube about the whole process. Here is the link to the playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...lt70xUlzrb


Thanks, yes its nice over here like NY

if you guys ever make it this way I'll show you around

(05-22-2015 08:41 PM)Smithy Wrote:  Thanks for sharing the adventure Smile


glad someone else enjoyed it

today....

Here’s Mikie preparing for the fender removal
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Got the new fender painted inside & out with a couple layers of rustoleum gloss black

& the interior sections of the fender got a heavy layer of rubberized undercoating over them for good measure
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Plastic wheel well shield is off, what a cheap design
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Fender is officially off
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Decided we needed to clean up all the rust on the interior fender pieces & that lower firewall also
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Fresh paint
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Mike used the brush on the drill & cleaned off all these other assorted pieces & painted them too
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We decided the air box bracket assembly needed some TLC as well
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It’s a shame the frame needs attention too, later this summer it’ll be addressed

Jr getting the lower front fender bolt on, not too bad of a location
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I took a quick pic while he was getting tools
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^%$#@*&^&^%$%#$%@!!( friggin hinge bolt broke & we had to make a fix, not happy with that one bit
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Look at how clean that air filter plate is 
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Its all on, not a perfect fit, but it works
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Man I love my kid & am so ever thankful he helps me out

Mike had to get back to his girlfriend so me & Mojo went for a ride in Chittenden
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She wanted some practice driving my rig, I gave her a speed limit of 25mph not to exceed & she did very well
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I’ll shut up & let you enjoy some photos
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Lefferts pond
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Chittenden Dam
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& of course any respectable overlander has to include their rig
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& then we headed home

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05-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Post: #40
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
Those 13 videos on the monstaliner were very helpful as you now know

many thanks

cant wait to get mine coated in the[/b] black

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