Originally Posted by ZJ JIM 96
Looks awesome. How hard was it to mask off the chrome JEEP lettering on the rear brow, when you painted it body color? I really like the look, and I guess Jeep did too, since they changed it to that look on the 14 model.
Thanks all for the comments. I had a local body shop do the rear brow for me, so I can't speak to the diffculty of masking off the Jeep lettering. Painting parts/cars is not one of my strong suits, so I left it to the pros.
A new mod I did tackle last weekend was wrapping the wood trim with 3M Scotchprint CF. I don't dislike the wood trim in the Overland, but after seeing the writeup with pictures from 'SixZeroFour' I decided I like this better with my black interior. Many, many thanks to 604 for taking the time to create the roadmap for those who venture down this path. His outstanding DIY thread here:
DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap
Not too difficult once you get into it, but it does take time. I now see some areas where I could have done a better job, and may go back and replace at some point now that I got the hang of it.
Once the trim was wrapped, I'm staring at a wood wheel that looks very out of place. Bit the bullet and replaced with the SRT wheel. Must say the wheel not only looks great, but feels great too... changes the driving experience. Now that I have the pedals, shifter, CF trim, and wheel, I'm sure some will say my interior is an SRT wanna be. Can't argue. I like the look and feel of all the interior mods on my Overland.
'SixZeroFour' to the rescue once again with a thread on replacing the steering wheel. I decided to have my body shop guy do this for me, but the info in the thread is excellent for those who choose to do it themselves:
SRT8 Steering Wheel Installed
Pictures attached truly don't do the trim justice. It really does look much better in person. Also included a shot of the 5.7L Hemi badge I put on the rear. Like the symmetry, but some days I wonder if I should take all the badges off the back. Next mod on deck is the Black Ops front bumper lip, and then I might be done. We'll see.