My Sun Fusion Yellow Repaint Thread (1 Viewer)

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Hey all,

For the past four months my FJ40 has been in the shop getting painted. Luckily my next door neighbor owns the body shop so he let me have a space in there and I did the prep work myself. The body guys helped me out with most of the other stuff. It's not quite all put together yet, but I wanted to share my progress.

The first pic is of the 40 before the paint job, the rear right quarter was wrinkled from a PO's fight with a tree.

Enjoy.

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Is the checker plate steel I like it even though most guys hate CP.
How did you attach it I dont see rivots or screws were did you get it from it sits nice and flush with the tub.
 
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Is the checker plate steel I like it even though most guys hate CP.
How did you attach it I dont see rivots or screws were did you get it from it sits nice and flush with the tub.

I bought it from a steel distributor in Iowa I believe called State Steel. They gave me a good price because I told them it was for a land cruiser and I was a high school student... cost me about $50 including shipping to Chicago and i had a ton left over

I know a lot of guys don't like the diamondplate and I was torn whether or not to do it, but it's sealed up nicely so i doubt it will rust. It's stitch welded around, ground down to clean it up, then caulked up for the seal, with rustproofing underneath



Love the yellow and black together, black top would look sweet.

I thought about it...but I love the white top. I know it looks kinda funny, but my plan was to get another grill and paint it white for when the top is on, and use the black for when the top is off. Just waiting for one to show up locally



nice rig what size and brand of tires are those.

Thanks, They're Wrangler MT-Rs, 35"
 

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I thought about it...but I love the white top. I know it looks kinda funny, but my plan was to get another grill and paint it white for when the top is on, and use the black for when the top is off. Just waiting for one to show up locally

Really nice looking rig. I think the black grill goes just fine with the white top. As you can see, I really like the black on yellow contrast.
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bsevans, nice rig too! yeah i do love the way yellow and black look together... i'll post up more pics when it's out of the shop and not covered with a layer of dust.
 

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