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Old 08-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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Yup, ordered a compressor and it does indeed come with the clutch. I'll keep the other one as a spare. For the cost of the clutch it would be more hassle to return that its worth - shipping to the US isn't cheap and it has been fitted so IDK if they would refund me.

Good news though...

One of the guys at work has a brother who owns a bodyshop who just invested a load of cash into a chrome painted thing. Cosmichrome IIRC. They can basically spray on chrome plating to any part.

Thinking of getting the compressor done in it and also buying a used alternator from ebay stripping it and getting him to paint the casing. Should look baller.
That would look amazeballs.....how do you maintain this "Cosmichrome"? Like paint or like chrome?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

That would look great under the hood! cosmichrome, interesting name...
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

This is a linky to the site.

I always wanted chrome plated accessories (AC, Alt) but there aren't any applications for the newer Mopar engines. Chrome plating wasn't an option but I did consider painting them myself Mopar Orange to match the block (in time ).

Upkeep is as simple as paint, just wax/seal it with a high temp coating. Simples.

Could even get a new intake manifold ported by FRP and get that painted chrome too - can paint anything - wood, metal, plastics.

Got my recon'd AC compressor today and there are alternators cheap on eBay so I sent him pics of the parts, just waiting on the costs. I said I can drum up sales, my bay is going to look dope with the airbrushing, chrome and polished lines for the AC, brakes I done....



EDIT: Going to re-install my Gen 3 projectors and XD HID kit on Sunday afternoon. F**k the police.
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This is a linky to the site.

I always wanted chrome plated accessories (AC, Alt) but there aren't any applications for the newer Mopar engines. Chrome plating wasn't an option but I did consider painting them myself Mopar Orange to match the block (in time ).

Upkeep is as simple as paint, just wax/seal it with a high temp coating. Simples.

Could even get a new intake manifold ported by FRP and get that painted chrome too - can paint anything - wood, metal, plastics.

Got my recon'd AC compressor today and there are alternators cheap on eBay so I sent him pics of the parts, just waiting on the costs. I said I can drum up sales, my bay is going to look dope with the airbrushing, chrome and polished lines for the AC, brakes I done....



EDIT: Going to re-install my Gen 3 projectors and XD HID kit on Sunday afternoon. F**k the police.

Atta boy...they can't possibly know what cars came with what lights from the factory...can they?
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Nope and since it is the Philips 4300k kit I have they look totally OEM anyway - which is why I bought them... I think of everything - almost....
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Nice, good luck with the install! That would be one anal cop that would fact check the factory vehicle config.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Power-washed it to get the heavy dirt off of it before I washed it and installed the Weathertech Vent shades. Pics later. :-D
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Looks awesome! Ever consider removing that pinstripe? I had one on my XJ, and finally after 2 years or so, decided to remove it. It was quite a pain in the azz, but totally worth it. I did have to polish over the area though to get the years of wax residue off of the edges.

Looks really glossy...nice work!
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Just ordered an Addco and greasable bushing and 2 new hood struts! Can't wait for them to get here in 3-5 days ha ha. Really can't wait for the hood to stay up on it's own.
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Looks awesome! Ever consider removing that pinstripe? I had one on my XJ, and finally after 2 years or so, decided to remove it. It was quite a pain in the azz, but totally worth it. I did have to polish over the area though to get the years of wax residue off of the edges.

Looks really glossy...nice work!
It still needs a bit more work with light compound to get a better shine.

Had not considered removing the stripe. If it is tape then it is a cakewalk to remove. I will consider it. Still waiting on the Bilsteins to arrive...
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

What started this morning as a quick antenna upgrade went to pain in the ass when the screw broke in half

EDIT: anyone know where to get an antenna base? I have a mast. I need that part that the cable and the screw go into to.
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