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Re: My2011 overland project

Holy crap! Bravo!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:51 PM
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Sick!!! Any thoughts of painting the lower plastic pieces all white? For example the rear portion of the bumpers, wheel trim and black part below the doors.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:28 PM
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Re: My2011 overland project

Barl0,

Do tell the process/cost of color matching the chrome grill (and rear piece) to body color? I know you said you were sticking to a budget...i think a lot of us would be interested to hear the details...
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My2011 overland project udpate no.2

OK, so let me see if i can answer a few of your questions here about last week. I really enjoyed watching the pros in action, as working at a video games company has robbed me of any free time. Some of this work could definitely be handled by the jeep addicts on this forum!

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  • buy a jeep
  • use this awesome forum to research the pros/cons of what you want to do
  • drop you jeep off at a body shop with a mess load of good references
  • be very clear in your instructions and it helps to provide photos or shopped
images which illustrate what you are trying to accomplish
  • be "involved" in the process
  • be "ok" if the make a mistake putting all the pieces back to together [the
front sensor has issues now with the calibration, so i have to take it in to get serviced]
  • have them put on a loaner set of tires/rims while they do the body work. this
will save you some time, if the powder coating team falls behind


Cost breakdown:
  • $700.00 - powder coat 4 stock rims, 4 stock brake calipers, and lug nutz
  • $2300.00 - color match all chrome bits, debadge the entire vehicle

Duration of projekt:
  • 2 days - powder coating, installation
  • 3 days - color matching, body work

Shops involved:
  • powder coating: flips wesco tire and rim, van nuys ca.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:52 PM
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Re: My2011 overland project

Thanks. Thats a good amount of work...but your jeep looks great. When you painted the calipers, did you paint the metal portion between the rim and the disc?
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Re: My2011 overland project

yeah no joke suprand! the whole piece was coated, yet remain the same thickness to prevent brake pad install issues. you must coat the rotors too, minus the brake pad surface of course. i had not taken that into consideration until i grabbed a
freshly coated sample rim and laid it next to the vehicle.

juan i had thought about color matching that black plastic trim around the base of the vehicle. but, i was concerned about the textured plastic not holding up to the snow/rocks/road rash that i typically see on my other trucks when hitting the backcountry trail grime during the snowboarding season.

this pic was taken right after the stock rims were removed. color was a dull grey metal with a bit of blue tint.
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Looks good. A bodyshop should be charging 1k or less to just do the chrome. 2k would be more in line with smoothing and matching all of the plastics.
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Re: My2011 overland project

looks great, this is exactly what I had planned for my truck (in black), but after seeing your white one it made me think twice about the color choice, great work.
I think you should paint the black plastic around the edges.
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Looks good. A bodyshop should be charging 1k or less to just do the chrome. 2k would be more in line with smoothing and matching all of the plastics.

Yeah it looks great but I thought that $2300 was a little pricey when it comes to the small amount of work that had to be done.
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Yeah it looks great but I thought that $2300 was a little pricey when it comes to the small amount of work that had to be done.
Well it is CA what do you expect. Plus it all depends on the quality of work.
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Re: My2011 overland project

^I'm in CA in Beverly Hills. Crown Coachworks on the westside does my work.....literally the best bodyshop I have ever been into. Awesome service and work, and oh yeah, realistic prices. I have been to so many bodyshops in my life, I am happy I have finally found a great place.

I wasn't trying to knock the guy, if it sounded that way. It looks very good, and I would love to see more pics from the side with the new finish on the wheels. I just mentioned it for the guys without much experience so that they don't shy away from looking into it from sticker shock.

Did you keep the stock tire sizes, or up them since the tire was off?
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Re: My2011 overland project

LOL - no worries mate! damn, see that is what this forum is for...i should have asked everyone what local body shop i should go to for the best price/service. I am still wearing the NOOB hat here. smoove7410 could have saved me some cash to further mod this truck! I will be taking it there next time, as the valley is just too far and too damn hot for this beach bum. OK, here are a few more pics showing the side a bit better [ all stock parts ]

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