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So you had Line X put your liner in.

 

What did that run you, if you don't mind me asking?

 

It was going to be (without the tailgate) $450.00 for the standard or $525.00 for the premium that has the UV blocker in it; I paid the $525.00.

 

This was also after attempts at making Duplicolor Bed Armor work; that stuff is horrible - even with proper preparation. After 5-6 days of letting the small panels cure with the Bed Armor - I was able to score it with my thumbnail - not cool.

 

I also took a whole weekend sanding out every bit of rust that I could find - surface or deep. Then I did the POR-15 cleaner spray, metal prep spray, then 2-3 coats of POR-15... knowing that the guys at Line-X would sand most of that down. I wanted to be sure every little place that the bed liner didn't reach was sealed by the POR-15; and I also did this to explore/inspect every bit of the bed before the liner went down.

 

Honestly I was a bit apprehensive spending that much...

  • But I saw a friends Rhino Liner and while it was hard and it stuck, it also dulled to a grey.
  • The guys at the shop seemed genuinely interested in the Brat; there was another guy who brought in a new Tacoma and they treated him way different (even though his was going to be more expensive).
  • The guys at the shop answered every question I had before I did the job.
  • I also work at a location where people spend gobs of money for things that wont last nearly as long as the liner... so that made me man up and spend the money.
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It was going to be (without the tailgate) $450.00 for the standard or $525.00 for the premium that has the UV blocker in it; I paid the $525.00.

 

This was also after attempts at making Duplicolor Bed Armor work; that stuff is horrible - even with proper preparation. After 5-6 days of letting the small panels cure with the Bed Armor - I was able to score it with my thumbnail - not cool.

 

I also took a whole weekend sanding out every bit of rust that I could find - surface or deep. Then I did the POR-15 cleaner spray, metal prep spray, then 2-3 coats of POR-15... knowing that the guys at Line-X would sand most of that down. I wanted to be sure every little place that the bed liner didn't reach was sealed by the POR-15; and I also did this to explore/inspect every bit of the bed before the liner went down.

 

Honestly I was a bit apprehensive spending that much...

 

  • But I saw a friends Rhino Liner and while it was hard and it stuck, it also dulled to a grey.
  • The guys at the shop seemed genuinely interested in the Brat; there was another guy who brought in a new Tacoma and they treated him way different (even though his was going to be more expensive).
  • The guys at the shop answered every question I had before I did the job.
  • I also work at a location where people spend gobs of money for things that wont last nearly as long as the liner... so that made me man up and spend the money.

Thanks for your input, these are all questions that I have been pondering. I've also been thinking about doing this myself too, thanks to your trials and errors.

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Thanks for your input, these are all questions that I have been pondering. I've also been thinking about doing this myself too, thanks to your trials and errors.

 

From what I could tell through a few days of searching online; Herculiner seems to have the most "good" comments about a DIY bedliner. The only reason I opted to give the Duplicolor Bed Armor an attempt was I found it on clearance and for sale; was 30 bucks a gallon - otherwise my DIY attempt would have been with the Herculiner and it would have been much more costly.

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today I started up my GL-10 Turbo after a complete re-build/re-seal... ea82 turbo, minimum shaft play, 8psi boost, STI intercooler top mounted, blue plumbing lines, Exeddy Clutch, 5spd DR swap, 2inch lift, 235-14 cooper AT's, all done at once! runs killer! love this car!

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Gage and I finishing up a full brake job, all 4 rotors and pads. The rear discs are so much easier to do brakes on than drums!

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Still working on mine here and there. Got my new driveshaft for the 5spd swap (my wife is gonna have kittens when she sees the bill) ordered new front CVs, as well as new pads and rotors. Once thats all in, it'll be time to add all the fluids and fire it up! It hasnt been driven since february, so im a little excited to feel how well the 5 speed harnesses the 80 raging horsepower

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All cleaned up.

 

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Recently replaced:

ball joints

tie rod ends

brakes all 'round

replaced broken Y pipe

alignment and cleaned cleaned cleaned!

I really like this! I like the wheels i wish my GL came with those. 

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This last week i did this:

 

Replaced the starter in a 96 impreza outback 4eat with one from an 87 gl ea82 5m

 

Washed my woodie wagon for the 3rd time in the car wash and the contac paper wood survives yet. Aside from that, i helped replace the track in the car wash at the oil change facility i work at.

 

I re-did parts of my wood grain where the edges were compromised by waxing the car 3 coats. 

 

I got the 3door out once agian to polish it up for an upcoming show, and am swapping outback wheels onto it so all of them match.

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So you had Line X put your liner in.

 

What did that run you, if you don't mind me asking?

I had mine done as well and with the Line-X Premium, this version doesn't dull down and resists sun fade, etc, it was $500. I also had them do the jump seats and they turned out awesome! They look brand new and practically look like they can from the factory that way! Edited by BuckarooBanzai

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I had mine done as well and with the Line-X Premium, this version doesn't dull down and resists sun fade, etc, it was $500. I also had them do the jump seats and they turned out awesome! They look brand new and practically look like they can from the factory that way!

 

Yeah, I am still working on my jump seats. I want to build two frames... one for each chair... that way I can remove one if we are not using it that day. I doubt I will get them lined as the seats I got are in decent shape.

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An Epson printer, a Dirtbike, a microbrew, a cat scratching post, and an inexpensive but usable kitchen table.

Epix, you sir have created my perfect dining room.

 

On topic, I put the heads on my engine tonight and bought a new water pump.

Next comes the "new" intake and oil pump.

Not even going to bother with the factory California spec intake with electronic carb garbage built in.

EA82 intake here I come.

Can a SPFI intake allow a carb to bolt up? Because I figure they got even better flow rates with the gen3 stuff.

And Loyales are easy to come by in the local JY's.

 

Twitch

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An Epson printer, a Dirtbike, a microbrew, a cat scratching post, and an inexpensive but usable kitchen table.

Epix, you sir have created my perfect dining room.

 

On topic, I put the heads on my engine tonight and bought a new water pump.

Next comes the "new" intake and oil pump.

Not even going to bother with the factory California spec intake with electronic carb garbage built in.

EA82 intake here I come.

Can a SPFI intake allow a carb to bolt up? Because I figure they got even better flow rates with the gen3 stuff.

And Loyales are easy to come by in the local JY's.

 

Twitch

 

Sorry for going OT

 

Lol, nice eye.. yea typically always working on a bike and the garage is a bit cramped right now.. it's nice being a bachelor sometimes.  I do work on some bikes inside doing just body/electrical work.. saving the dirty stuff like fluid changes for garage use.

 

Here was my "Christmas decoration"

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On topic; I'll post the pics in the near future of the wheels on the Brat.  Right now I need to get the clutch replaced :(

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