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PostSubject: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:14 am

Figured I would create my own thread here instead of hogging another one with all my pictures. After Brian @ Auto Solutions installed the RC lift earlier this year, I decided I wanted the roof black (mainly because the white didn't match a single thing on my truck. I tested it out with the Plasti Dip, then went pro with a textured semi-gloss from Toyota. Here's some pics:

Bye bye white top







Rattle-canned the roof rack while it was off:



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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:22 am

Here's a few more overall pics:
















All cleaned up, and just topped it off today with our NCFJC decal!






Now I know it's all shiny right now... haven't had a chance to take it out anywhere lately because of work... but she'll be back out there soon enough! pig
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:09 am

Looks good! I also am not a fan of the white roofs.
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:43 am

Brian wrote:
Looks good! I also am not a fan of the white roofs.


Thanks man! Yeah, I think the white roof looks a little better with the stock alloys (the two light colors balance better), but I've pretty much blacked out everything else, so it looked like an unfinished roof lol
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:28 pm

im gonna have to find a weekend and do my roof too...its the only thing that is STILL driving me nuts about my truck...hate the white on green....
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:19 am

I kinda like my white roof!!!Very Happy

The black definately looks good on your rig...nice truck all the way round.
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks guys!

And bigdogdewey, black on green would look NICE!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:19 pm

that textured semi-gloss looks awesome! do you have your own paint booth?
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:17 am

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that textured semi-gloss looks awesome! do you have your own paint booth?

Thank you sir! I wish I had a paint booth, but this was done at a Toyota dealership (friend of the family who works there cut me a deal I couldn't refuse)
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:00 pm

i think that it looks ..... sick! I like it!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:05 pm

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i think that it looks ..... sick! I like it!

Laughing I gotta admit, it turned out better than expected! Now it's time to save up for some actual USEFUL upgrades!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:49 am

Sup gang? Fixed me up a sweet axe/shovel combo mount on the back of the roof rack. I used two aluminum frame brackets bought off ebay (type "clamp on frame bracket 1 3/4 fj cruiser" and I got mine from the seller Race_Basics). These brackets are pretapped to house 1/2" bolts. Then I drilled out the small mounting holes in 4 Original Quick Fists, to make room for 1/2" grade 5 bolts, then attached them all together with locktite. Very easy project, and cost a total of $50 for all the parts and shipping!

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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:20 am

Elegant solution!

Wonder if it would help to rotate the shovel to make it less of a wind/bug catcher?
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:22 am

Looks good. Im trying to decide what to do with my white roof. My sis works for a sign shop so i was thinking about just doing some vinyl up there. They have that carbon fiber vinyl now, i might go crazy with that!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:09 am

Get hee to give a ncfj discount, ill get crazy with you
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:21 am

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Wonder if it would help to rotate the shovel to make it less of a wind/bug catcher?

Well, it technically could help with that, but the shovel itself wouldn't be able to fit cleanly if were turned around because of how the handle is shaped. Although the picture makes it look like an awkward angle for aerodynamics, it actually curves around the back left corner of the roof rack a little bit, so it's at least not perpendicular to the wind flow.
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:30 am

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Looks good. Im trying to decide what to do with my white roof. My sis works for a sign shop so i was thinking about just doing some vinyl up there. They have that carbon fiber vinyl now, i might go crazy with that!

I think carbon fiber would look sweet! I know that Shawn (planemechFJ) vinyl-wrapped his roof and it was not as easy as it looks, but turned out bada$$. The only thing that I would question about the wraps is this: what happens if you snag it on a tree branch? I know the vinyl is durable, but it still seems easily torn or punctured by sharp objects. Does that mean that the entire wrap is ruined? Other than that, I think the wrap is the way to go for roofs (keeping price in mind)
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:34 am

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Get hee to give a ncfj discount, ill get crazy with you
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Yeah i was talking with my sis about mentioning something to the owner, im just not sure how to approach it? or maybe i could be a foot in the door? i want a discount too lol
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:37 am

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WillyWake wrote:
Looks good. Im trying to decide what to do with my white roof. My sis works for a sign shop so i was thinking about just doing some vinyl up there. They have that carbon fiber vinyl now, i might go crazy with that!

I think carbon fiber would look sweet! I know that Shawn (planemechFJ) vinyl-wrapped his roof and it was not as easy as it looks, but turned out bada$$. The only thing that I would question about the wraps is this: what happens if you snag it on a tree branch? I know the vinyl is durable, but it still seems easily torn or punctured by sharp objects. Does that mean that the entire wrap is ruined? Other than that, I think the wrap is the way to go for roofs (keeping price in mind)

Yeah i was wondering the same thing. im gonna find out some more about it. i do know that my dad has a trailer with some lettering and a graphics on it and it has been there for 10+ years. its a little faded but its there.
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:40 am

Wow that seems like a good life span for vinyl!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:49 am

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Wow that seems like a good life span for vinyl!

Dont get me wrong, its dried out and crunchy lol, but its there. Not sure how easy it would be to get off now or what kinda mess its gonna leave behind. i wouldnt leave it on my truck that long
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:13 pm

Alright, just a couple smaller mod updates for yall!

Finally got to installing my Cobra WX ST to my Bandi Mount/4' Firestik. I found a perfect spot on the lower left side under the steering wheel that was practically molded to fit the connector. Just need someone to help SWR tune this bad boy now!





I also replaced my FM antenna with a beefier 2' Firestik - more for looks than anything, but I swear I pick up more stations now!
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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:22 pm

LIGHTING update:

I kept hearing about Kragen HID lights in the Blue Room, because of their performance and price. I decided I would try out the 7" HID's to go on my naked ARB bumper. I can't be happier:







You can see that these clearly put my Silverstar Ultra headlights to shame Smile



Low Beams only:



Low Beams with Kragen HID's:

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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:28 pm

CHEAP MOD! I bought a pair of Putco 280003W Type-T LED Stick Bulbs on Amazon for the unbeatable price of $19.95 (for the pair!) and can't believe the difference it made in my mirror lights... (sorry I don't have a before picture, but we all know those lights are dull as crap)


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PostSubject: Re: Glasgow's Rig   Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:19 pm

Nice man.how much were those Kragens
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