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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:30 pm

I got some time after work to do a final cleaning and paint the roof!! Four cans of Rustoleum Satin Black, four rolls of 9'x12' painters plastic and two rolls of tape, one 2" blue painter's tape and one 1" roll of Frog Tape.

For those of you that haven't used Frog Tape before, it's the only way to go when taping straight lines. This was the first time I've used it and WOW, it is some awesome stuff that made beautiful crisp lines!

The paint is still drying, so the seals are still pulled down and the roof rack is still sitting against the wall, but you get the idea...


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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:41 pm

dude that looks awesome...i really like it!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Best mod ever for $50!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:09 pm

Looks good man!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:03 am

The black roof looks AWESOME!!!! Man, looking back at last years show pics and knowing some of the changes that have taken place to some of the FJs over the past 12 months, this will be like seeing all new rigs!!!

Great work Ryan!

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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:05 am

The black roof looks AWESOME!!!! Man, looking back at last years show pics and knowing some of the changes that have taken place to some of the FJs over the past 12 months, this will be like seeing all new rigs!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:03 pm

Great looking build! I'd love to see more pics with the black roof.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:31 pm

I'll get some more when the sun shines again and I'm not working from dark to dark. I did get the seals back in place and the roof rack on this evening. Look for some more pics Saturday!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:29 pm

More pictures! One is in the first post and two more are down below. After seeing the paint in the light, it still needs some work since it's not perfect. It's good enough for now, but I'll probably do some wet sanding and another coat when the pollen and breeze die down later this spring.

Hey Jami, note the Ram in the background!


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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:33 pm

looks great you wanna do mine now?? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Heck no, I don't even wanna have to touch mine up again. I'd rather do another suspension or body lift or about anything else. I don't mind painting the small parts, but this is NOT a small part... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:01 pm

i got ya...thats the reason i DONT wanna do it myself...too big...im still thinking however about getting it RhinoLined...just not sure i want to go with that expense...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:24 pm

I finally had some time to check the suspension for rubbing under compression and turning. I learned nothing bigger than my 315 will fit in the rear under full stuff. I've got about 1/16" clearance on the rear to the fender flare and less than 1/4" on the front. I've still got 1/2" clearance above the tire before it hits the upper, inner fender so I'm really glad I got the body lift. No rubbing though.

On the front, I do have some very minor rubbing. I'm touching the sway bar on both sides, but it's so light that it barely takes the dirt off. Not too worried about it. The driver's side is fine otherwise. The passenger side is different though... I'm actually rubbing against the frame on the rear and barely rubbing on the rear of the lower control arm of all things. The frame rubs the most, but I can live with it since it's still not touching enough to be a problem. The good news is that there's no body mount rub!

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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:54 pm

I started cleaning up the truck in time for the show. It was dirty behind the spare, so it got removed. License plate, same thing. I got to the badges and got pissed trying to clean around them, so yeah...



I needed to touch up some paint on the spare tire mount and I've been wanting to find an accent color for the truck, so we'll see if this works once I mount the spare.


You can also see my poor rear bumper that is a work in progress. Once I cut up the rest, I'll start posting more info on my idea.

Oh yeah, and after cleaning it up some, I found out my truck is black!


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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:56 pm

Man, she cleans up nice! All coming together nicely, good work man!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:00 pm

I know, I haven't seen a reflection in my truck's paint since I've owned it (I bought it at night and proceeded to drive it 8 hours back in the snow). This is the first waxing in over two years of ownership (sad I know).
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:02 pm

I look at it this way, the dirt protects the paint underneath! lol Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:08 pm

At the very least the dirt protects from the overspray of my garage spray painting which I seem to do a lot of...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:18 pm

ok i got to know ...what color is that spare tire mount?? chartreuse??
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:12 am

It's a standard Rustoleum green color but I can't remember the name. It is darker than it looks in the picture though. It's like a neon green without the neon part if that makes any sense. I'll find out how I like it tonight once I mount the spare back on and continue waxing down the passenger side.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:42 am

Looks great! I know what you mean about the overspray in the garage. I've done nothing but paint things on my 40 for the last few months. Still got a long ways to go. Can't wait to see this truck in person at the show!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:03 am

Although I love the new red, seeing your black all shined up makes me miss my 07 TRD.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Well, it's time to start armoring this thing up before I damage something expensive. First up will be spindle gussets and rear lower link upgrades/armor. This will take some time since money's tight. I did score a heck of a deal on some new stock spindles that someone removed for a 6" lift, so I'm gonna start with those. Hopefully Stan will have some kind of group buy for the rear lower links, or maybe one of you than won discounts with HFS will sell the coupon cheap...

I've already slightly bent one of my rear arms and all four mounts of them are bent too so I probably need to upgrade these sooner than later.

Hopefully I can weld on the Total Chaos spindle gussets, but I'm trying to figure out if I've got the clearance or not. If I do, I'll go the simple route. Anyway, here's what I'm starting with:
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:57 pm

yeah right there in the middle of that crook...thats my nemesis...so easily bent....
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:04 pm

I figured that was where the issue occurs since it's, well, a corner, and every engineer will tell you that corners are weak points. One way or another, I will beef these things up without needing wheel spacers. On a side note, I probably need to relearn to weld Very Happy
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