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    VIDEO : CALAMITY JANE - Stripping Down & Patching Up Our Jeep CJ5 Renegade [Part 4]

    Over the last 43 years, Jane had been used and abused by several different owners and each of them were kind enough to leave her with, oh, how should I say it, parting gifts? Or, maybe baggage would be a better way of putting it. Of course, before Cindy and I could breath new life into her old iron, we’d have to work hard to first remove as much of her past as possible and do what we could to patch her up and fill in a few of her gaps. In this episode, you'll get to see us sanding her down to the metal, removing more parts, cutting off the stupidity left behind from the previous owner and welding up a plethora of holes. Fortunately, companies like Omix-ADA still make all kinds of authentic Mopar restoration and replacement parts so we don't have to fix everything. We hope you enjoy our presentation.




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    I think it's great you taking the time to do better repairs but not a full off restoration. I've always felt with a full off restoration the pieces that make the Jeep usually get tossed to the side and all the character gets lost.

    Hats off to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    I think it's great you taking the time to do better repairs but not a full off restoration. I've always felt with a full off restoration the pieces that make the Jeep usually get tossed to the side and all the character gets lost.

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    Thank you. We definitely are trying to keep as much of her as possible as opposed to completely changing her into something different.

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    Any idea how many hours you have in working on Jane Eddie?


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    Man, you guys have put a ton of time into that project. What grit did you use on that sander? And what kind of sander is it? Looks like it sped up the sanding time for sure.

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    Dang... that is some sanding! Goodness


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    Again, thanks for the video updates. I'm enjoying watching the progress..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwrds View Post
    Any idea how many hours you have in working on Jane Eddie?
    Hours? Man, I'm not sure. We got her back in August and we've pretty much worked on her every chance we got until the middle of October.

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    Man, you guys have put a ton of time into that project. What grit did you use on that sander? And what kind of sander is it? Looks like it sped up the sanding time for sure.
    I was using an old dual action orbital sander that I had gotten from Costco maybe 20 years ago and was using 80 grit to knock off the paint. It was slower going with the finer grit but I wasn't sure what I would find below the layers of paint and bondo so I wanted to take my time. The sander did eventually died and I ended up buying a new Porter Cable electric unit to finish things up.

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    Dang... that is some sanding! Goodness
    LOL!! Not so bad when you're only working with a single coat of paint but when you're cutting through 3 layers of it - damn, it took a hell of a lot of time.

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    Nice werk!
    15 JKR 6 spd, 4" Currie short arm basic lift, ARB/OME BP-51 shocks, 37x13.50r17 Trepador Bias, MCE flares, Rugged Ridge/Rough Country front bumper, E-Autogrilles rear bumper and tire carrier, PSC hydro assist, steering box, and pump, RCV front axle shafts, Revolution rear axle shafts, Yukon 5.38 gears, factory lockers, and a few things I'm sure I'm forgetting...

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    Great job cleaning up those tub rails, Eddie. Years of abuse can only be reversed if they are addressed by the right person, otherwise the inevitable is only delayed. As always, you guys do such a fantastic job of making us feel like were right there with you. Can't wait to see Jane out showing off her new body!



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