View Full Version : Brahma and paint

08-07-2007, 09:51 PM
Not the best job ever, but decent enough to tide me over until I can really put the time into it that I would like. Both quarters were in really good condition, with the only slightly significant pitting rust on the passenger side. The weld lines from the new metal are very obvious, but that's okay with me knowing that that evil diamond plate is off. Haven't gotten to the fenders yet; the quarters were the priority because I knew they would be the hardest to clean due to this tarry undercoating that had been applied, which obviously helped except where it got worn thin to bare metal. Was impatient with the drivers side and sprayed clear before the paint was dry, so it looks kinda bad, but am going to wait until tomorrow for the clear on the passenger side and hopefully it will be better.

That 4th picture is the paint - it's darker than the body color and it has a slight texture to it, but it's close enough for now.

08-07-2007, 10:53 PM
Now that's a man who knows how to spend his birthday! Looking good, Matt, I chuckled when I saw the purple up front, forgot about that. :lmao:

Kinda makes you want to keep stripping and just do the whole thing?

08-08-2007, 06:59 AM
Yeah except I told myself not to do that - if I had another Cruiser that had at least the same capability (or lack thereof) as this truck then I might be tempted to go all the way.

Yeah this truck has been three shades of purple :o

08-08-2007, 09:56 AM
Looking good Matt-

I like it without the DP.

08-08-2007, 10:13 AM
Call CDan and get some OEM front fenders, your rig will be Solid.

Looking good. :thumb:

08-08-2007, 12:24 PM
I don't know, I've been thinking tube fenders, it's the latest rage among the J**P crowd :rolleyes: :lmao:

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08-08-2007, 12:26 PM

08-08-2007, 12:36 PM
Treeroot's do look pretty trick with the sheetmetal in place. :thumb:

08-08-2007, 01:38 PM
Yeah this truck has been three shades of purple :o

looks good! I exorcised the purple demons on my cruiser...the engine was purple :rolleyes:

08-08-2007, 09:41 PM
pics please :D

08-09-2007, 06:21 PM
Treeroot's do look pretty trick with the sheetmetal in place. :thumb:
X2 I like the tube fenders :thumb:

08-10-2007, 09:44 AM
pics please :D



08-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Fixed up my fisheyed paint on the d/s quarter panel and finished painting my fenders, so it's nice to get that done and now I'm concentrating on getting my last project for the fall done...more on that coming soon in a TT near you ;) ...maybe.

08-20-2007, 08:34 PM
And I found something surprising :hill:

08-21-2007, 12:24 AM
Oh noes!

08-21-2007, 07:04 AM
Holy Landcruisers, Batman!

08-19-2011, 03:12 PM
So I didn't feel like I needed to create a new thread, so this is a pretty good thread revival.

The fender hole I just covered back up for now and am not worrying about too seriously.

I did notice something yesterday though. I've been thinking about getting a set of full ambulance doors since I've been sporting the hardtop for a while now. So I dug up this old picture and was analyzing things, and realized something interesting about the hinge locations that I never noticed before:

The lower ambulance door hinge was moved by the PO off the tub and onto the hardtop to provide an extra hinge for the half doors. The holes are still left on my tub, which I've never really given a second thought to, but now I need to find out if they are supposed to be through-holes or if they are supposed to have captured nuts. I'm sure I know the answer...

Here's some more pics to contrast the differences:



08-19-2011, 10:44 PM

I am not sure exactly what you are asking. My ambi doors are captured nuts in the tub, and are also captured but blind in the hard top.

08-20-2011, 03:11 PM

I am not sure exactly what you are asking. My ambi doors are captured nuts in the tub, and are also captured but blind in the hard top.

x2. They use a double nut (not sure if that is the best way to describe) in both locations. Basically I am describing one piece of steel with both threaded holes in it.. The holes in the actual tub are larger to allow for play and the captured steel can move around so you can adjust the doors.

08-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Yep, like I said, I was sure I knew the answer. I guess I was just recording my wandering thoughts and observations, not really pursuing a solution.

08-22-2011, 01:53 PM
The "nut bar" in the tub is pretty easy to access, so there's no reason you couldn't opt for a couple of regular old nuts and washers to make it easier.

08-22-2011, 02:24 PM
But then it wouldn't be factory! :p:

...as if my FJ40 were anything close to factory correct...:rolleyes: