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My new project is Lorelai Gilmore's Jeep from Gilmore Girls. I am using the new release from Revell of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and I will decontent it to reproduce Lorelai's Jeep. I will change the tires, lower the suspension a bit, remove the air snorkel and paint the Jeep in Tamiya AS-15 Tan. I need to find a soft top for this Jeep. Here's what became of Lorelai's Jeep.

https://www.autotrader.com/car-news/heres-what-happened-gilmore-girls-jeep-wrangler-255920

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I started on Lorelai's Jeep by filling in the holes for the snorkel.  This will not be needed.  As an experiment, I brushed on some Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue paint for the fade that is present on Connecticut license plates.  Not bad, but it could have been better.  I measured the posts and decided on a 1/8" cut on the posts to lower the suspension height.  I may start with 1/16" first just for grins and giggles.

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I drilled out the holes along the rocker panels and filled them with styrene rod and cut them flush with the rockers.  These will be smoothed over with Bondo.  The rear panel of the Jeep had the pattern of aluminium panels and I sanded the rear of the Jeep since Lorelai's Jeep doesn't have it.

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Paint was flyin' this afternoon!  I painted most of my small parts with Rustoleum Semi Gloss Black and Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black and the interior seats with Tamiya TS-4 German Grey.

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Since my paintbooth was up and running, I painted the body and floor with Tamiya AS-15 Tan.  This will be followed by a couple coats of Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear.  The interior floor will get a coat of Tamiya TS-6 Matt Black.

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