How about some new pics of the newly coated interior? I just finished putting on the 3rd coat (yes 3... I had extra so I figured why not use it) of Herculiner truck bed coating. I've owned a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for 4 years now and I really like having the rubberized floor in that car. No need to have floor mats or clean any carpets. So, I wanted to do the same with the Jeep. Have something tough, easy to maintain, and something that looked good on a Jeep.
Took me months of prep work to clean up all the holes, fix flaws, and try to recover as much of the rusted sheet metal as I could. Got 3 coats put on in a 24 hour period and I'm told this stuff should last years. I'm keeping some extra on hand for touchups (even though the stupid instructions say to throw it out. This stuff is $90 a kit. No way I"m throwing it out). Here's some pics of the primed surfaces right before applying the Herculiner:
And pictures of the finished look. These were taken after the 2nd coat but don't look any different than the 3rd coat I just did an hour ago:
Monday, April 13, 2015
I forgot to post some of these photos of my interior progress last fall. I worked hard at sanding down a lot of the old adhesive (from the carpet), paint, and rust that was in the tub. There wasn't really any horribly bad sheet metal actually. The worst part was on the driver side, and it was just pitted. I ended up deciding not to cut it out simply because it still seemed pretty solid. Just patched the holes that I could by welding in small cutout patches and doing plug welds, and then I covered over a bunch of it with body filler to fill in the gaps left by other small pinholes and missing sections of metal. Anyway, here's some shots of my progress at cleaning up the tub when I was halfway done before any primer was applied.
Spring is here! The weather is warmer and paint sticks to metal better in warmer weather. So I've started working on the DJ again. Seems that it's developed a transmission leak over the winter. Best that I can tell, it's due to the transmission shifter linkage resting on the speedometer cable which might be loose causing the leak.