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  #101  
Old August 24th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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I know you realize that everyhwere you go from now until you repaint that truck you are going to have the urge to tell people it's the wrong color.


Naahhh.... Jack is a trendsetter.

His "white" is destined to become the new "hot white".


Or, should I say....

Howard????


With all of you guys over there on the west coast supportive and pitching in with ideas, I'm patiently anticipating the finished product. This is gonna be good.

As much as I love what everyone refers to as my "EE Cookie Cutter Truck" (because it gets the job done!), I'm extremely fond of your unique rovers.

You know.... like John Lee's rig.
I don't care how many people might attempt to copy his set up, it's always gonna be... John Lee's Rig.

Jack's got another unique rig preparing for its debut in the wings of his garage.

BTW, that is not Maytag White. If you want confirmation on that, I'll post pics of my Maytag washer and dryer for you.

Best Regards Jamie, Blue, and Angel
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  #102  
Old August 24th, 2006, 07:59 AM
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Look at it this way...touch-up paint is available everywhere!

I think the truck looks good, Jack. If the orange peel paint bothers you, you can do a little fine wet-sanding to knock it down. No clear-coat, right? Either way, once it's built, you'll think about it less and less...if at all.

I had a vintage VW painted the wrong code once...almost needed therapy to stop telling folks it was not a VW color and just be happy with it. Mind over Matter!!
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  #103  
Old August 24th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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Mind over Matter!!


Indeed. "If you don't mind, it don't matter."
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  #104  
Old August 24th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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I think the truck can still be cool.

Oh wow it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I had a mental image of bubbled & pealing paint.

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It just isn't going to live up to my vision.
I feel like Howard Hughes.

You store a weeks worth of urine in canning jars too!

Awesome.
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  #105  
Old August 24th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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Look at it this way...touch-up paint is available everywhere!

I think the truck looks good, Jack. If the orange peel paint bothers you, you can do a little fine wet-sanding to knock it down. No clear-coat, right? Either way, once it's built, you'll think about it less and less...if at all.

I had a vintage VW painted the wrong code once...almost needed therapy to stop telling folks it was not a VW color and just be happy with it. Mind over Matter!!


I'm fine with the texture.
Matt is the one who is anti-citrus.


I'll get over the color.
Since i've discovered the UN trucks aren't alpine white, i'm less bothered by it. That's my "if I don't mind, it don't matter" right there.

It's just been a little much for my Big Dawg Ego that my truck isn't going to be perfect.
Maybe it never was going to be anyways.

Could be I should have stuck to discos and rangies, what do I know about this 90/110 business?
lol.



In other news I've been on the phone with George at RDS, Art at RN and Bill at TLR tracking down some little odds and ends and should have some key missing pieces in a week or so.
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  #106  
Old August 24th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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Look at it this way...touch-up paint is available everywhere!

Actually, this is a bit of a sticking point. Because of the stupid green primer, the paint has a very slight green tinge to it. That means that I can't really match the paint without some high tech shit going on.

So,
What is white now, stays white, but no white can be added because it won't match. That means that the few unpainted parts have to be black or another color.

The wheels are my main issue, they were supposed to be white to match the body, but now they will never match, so they are going to have to be a semi-gloss black.

Same story with the door hinges which had not been painted. I tried some different whites, but nothing matched so I'm going to have to go with contrasting black door hinges.

I think it will look, ok, but that's sort of inconsequential as I have no choice.
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  #107  
Old August 24th, 2006, 10:18 AM
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Actually, this is a bit of a sticking point. Because of the stupid green primer, the paint has a very slight green tinge to it. That means that I can't really match the paint without some high tech shit going on.


Just think of it as a big-ass puzzle...a rolling "Heath Kit"!

I'm envious...It looks like a fun project. Anyone want to buy a 1971 VW 113 Convertible? I need to make room for the next gig!
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  #108  
Old August 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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I was in South Africa couple of weeks ago, and while we were scouting for filming location at a game ranch, we were driven around in this Rover. As soon as I saw it, I thought of Jack's truck sitting at his drive way when I went down to his place to look at the RR.

I like the new white color on the truck.
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  #109  
Old August 24th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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we'll take the truck on the rubicon next spring really early, before the Pirates even decide it good to do the trail. This should take care of the paint issues.

I fear the black hinges, can't you go to a paint supply place and have them analyze the paint color and try to match it? They have those crazy digital reader that color match. The hinges if even close I think would look better than black. If you do the black hinges you'll need the black Zebra stripes to go with it.

Looking at the photos, the truck looks good. I'll have to see it in person to get the real low down. From the way the black hoop looks in the photos, i'd say that they are more glossy than the wolf wheels you're thing about getting. The hoop seems very shiny to me, where as the wolf wheels are more of a luster/semi gloss.

I have the rear lights and a few plinths for you... yes, the shovel mount too.

Stop working on the 110 and get your Disco trail ready!
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  #110  
Old August 24th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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I sent my ANR4636 wheels to get painted today. Shop estimates two weeks. Hopefully they'll come back glossy Alpine White.
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  #111  
Old August 24th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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I thought your wheels were already Alpine White?
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  #112  
Old August 24th, 2006, 09:28 PM
parantaeyang parantaeyang is offline
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I sent my ANR4636 wheels to get painted today. Shop estimates two weeks. Hopefully they'll come back glossy Alpine White.

finally......
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  #113  
Old August 25th, 2006, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by parantaeyang
I was in South Africa couple of weeks ago, and while we were scouting for filming location at a game ranch, we were driven around in this Rover. As soon as I saw it, I thought of Jack's truck sitting at his drive way when I went down to his place to look at the RR.

I like the new white color on the truck.

Which game ranch(s) did you check out?
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  #114  
Old August 25th, 2006, 07:32 AM
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I thought your wheels were already Alpine White?


The wheels on my truck right now are the ANR1534 wheels, the so-called "130" wheels that are 6.5" wide.

The wheels I took to the shop are the ANR4636 Series wheels that are 5.5" wide.

My XZL's are too wide. I need to make them thinner and uglier.
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  #115  
Old August 25th, 2006, 01:45 PM
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will you have to run inner tubes with that rim?

I thought that would be way too narrow for your 8.25 wide tires, no?
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  #116  
Old August 25th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I thought initially that the 5.5" rim would be too narrow for the 8.25's, because I had previously seen 235/85's mounted on the Series rims and thought they looked bulbous and ugly. However, Steve Cooper had a spare Series rim and he mounted one of the 8.25's on it. I was blown away. I guess the extra height of the 8.25 makes the sidewall non-bulbous, even with the very narrow 5.5" rims.

So the result is ugly, but K-80 kinda ugly. Not bad ugly.
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  #117  
Old August 25th, 2006, 07:57 PM
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Yeah, I had the 5.5 rims for a while and put one 235 on it and thought the tire was going to blow off.
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  #118  
Old August 27th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Hey John,

Are you going to be looking for a new home for your set of ANR1534? If so, we should talk.
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  #119  
Old August 27th, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Eeverything is spoken for already.

I believe Won is getting six of the ANR1534's for his D90, Al Cruz is getting one ANR1534 for his 110, and Jack is getting my baldy XZL's for his Grocery Getter.

I have six of the ANR4636 rims getting painted, and five cherry XZL's in my stash. If the wheels turn out good, we'll be playing musical wheels soon.
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  #120  
Old August 27th, 2006, 05:15 PM
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those have got to be the sloppiest 2nds ever if jacks going to use your old xzl's
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  #121  
Old August 27th, 2006, 07:10 PM
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Yeah, they're old. Like 90,000 miles old. We'll see if Jack wants them or tosses them. But if he wants them, they're his.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 09:42 AM
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Oh yeah they're comically old, but I'm a little worried that my 7.5s will be too small looking once the truck is lifted.

John's tires will allow me to test run the 8.25's size and weight against the 68hp motor before I make any big decisions.

Of course, whereas an 8.25 measures something like 34", john's are probably about 33s.
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  #123  
Old August 28th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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Here are the fuck up pics.


First up,

underhood:
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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painted pedals:
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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