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Old 07-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #31
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Nice. I would go POR15 if you can with the frame. I am pretty sure that's what the PO used and I plan on hitting it with some again in the future, along with some eastwood internal frame coating.
You are right. I should probably go with POR15. I just hate spending money and boy does it disappear fast. The frame is also 90% painted and I would have to strip it for POR15.

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You are right. I should probably go with POR15. I just hate spending money and boy does it disappear fast. The frame is also 90% painted and I would have to strip it for POR15.
You're telling me. POR15 the bad bare spots and bedline coat the rest.

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Old 07-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #33
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Although, just from looking though their website I see they have coatings for painted surfaces. I might go with one of those. Maybe I should get a pint of POR15 for rust spot touch-up and a quart of Chassis coat to topcoat everything.
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Just finished with the second coat. Starting to look better.
Also a pic of my makeshift paint booth in the shed.

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Great project. I'm taking notes lol
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #36
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Great project. I'm taking notes lol
Thanks.

Well, I'm finally back from work after sitting in traffic on I-95, rt 287, and I-78 on my way home today, stretching a 2 1/2 - 3hr drive into 4 1/2 hours. At least I am paid driving time. Anyway, I am ready for another weekend of work on the jeep. Need to run out tomorrow and get some fine sandpaper in order to wet-sand the hood before I put some more coats on it.
I'm hoping this weekend I will be able to get the tub off the frame and start prepping the tub for Monstaliner and get a couple coats of paint on the hood and possibly a coat or two on the doors.

I came home to some presents from the brown truck.

Motorcraft 2150 carb 1.08 venturis from Gronk Performance with the rear pull throttle linkage and crome open air filter and TFI Distributor upgrade.

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Will work on installing all that later when I am reassembling.

Last weekend I ordered a pint of POR15 and a quart of chassis paint along with Marine Clean and Prep and Ready. Hopefully I'll get them next week and be ready to start that stage of the process.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #37
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Today I was a little unmotivated at the start but once I started into the jeep the motivation returned. This morning I went and got some 400 and 600 grit sandpaper and wet-sanded the hood and put another coat on it. The imperfections and dents in the hood are showing easily now.

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I then worked at getting the tub off the frame. I pulled out the die grinder and cut off the last bolt, then disconnected the emergency brake and shifters. It took a little messing around but I got it off. I think when I am putting it back together I will take it over to the shop where I work and use a machine to keep from scratching it.
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The frame is in great shape and I am just planning on cleaning it up and repainting. I do need to cut off the bugger welded nerf bar remains.
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I was pressure washing the tub but had to cut it short to be at a birthday party. Next weekend I will finish with the pressure washing (can't use the pressure washer on sunday. Tomorrow I think I'll weld a little in the tub where the seat floor mounts are broken and the parking brake tab it broken.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #38
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I forgot that next weekend I won't be around to do much on the jeep because I'll be down at the All Breeds Jeep show in York PA.
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Went out this morning and put a fourth coat of paint on the hood but I think I took a step backwards here. Not sure what I did wrong but I've got plenty of orange peel and dried bubbles. Looks like I'll be sanding for a while next weekend. I did put a first coat on one of the half doors though, so it wasn't all disaster.
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Was at the All breeds jeep show in York PA yesterday, all day. Got myself a drivers seat($10), working windshield hinges($10 or $15,can't remember), a new, unused windshield frame it looks like someone had sitting($75), a good windshield in a rusted out frame($15), and a sunburn($0). So for a hundred twenty-five bucks, I think I did pretty good, except that last item I could have done without.

Today I debated going back again to see if I could find anything more that I needed but I didn't feel like it so I sanded down the disaster I created in the last post and put on a couple more coats of paint. I started cleaning up the frame today but am still waiting on my order of frame paints. I did start on the flat black engine bay. Cleaned up the engine side of the firewall and put a coat of primer and one coat of flat black. Need to get some more paint though. Not sure what I was thinking on that with only getting one can Then the store was closed when I went back. (yeah I could have gone another 5 miles down the road and gotten it at Lowes but my mind works slow and I just thought of that now, about 6 hrs later.)
I also tried to straighten the frame on the jeep with a floor jack, some straps and such. Used the bumper on my truck as a solid place to strap and jack from. Yeah kinda redneck but the frame is better than it was. When my truck started sliding I called it good, for now at least. When I have it back together I'll see how things line up and maybe call it good or give it another go with a better anchor. We got some large equipment at work I could use if necessary.

I got a back injury and have a week off of work to see a chiropractor so I might get a good bit done on the jeep as long as I don't do a lot of heavy lifting. Maybe. Depends on what I feel like doing I guess.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #41
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Put another coat of paint on the firewall this morning. I'll put at least one more on after that. It rained a little so I need to wait for it to dry to put the next coat on.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #42
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Made some more progress on the jeep today. Still waiting on my POR15 order. Not sure what happened there. No response through email and now package yet. Hope I didn't get screwed on that one. Regardless I got the tub down next to the shed and pulled out the welder. I got the rest of the seized bolts out or sheared them off and welded the cracks in the tub around the seat mounts. They are all ground smooth now and I ran a tap though the threads for good measure.

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I also pulled off the roll bar and windshield frame. It is basically just ready for sanding and goo gone prep for the Monstaliner. I am waiting on the the replacement drivers side floor pan before I really go to town with the Monstaliner.

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The hood is almost done except for the final sanding and polish but I still need to do a couple coats on the doors and windshield frame. I am waiting for the POR15 for some rust touch-up on the cowl before I paint that.

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A couple days ago I washed the frame to find it even cleaner that I thought before, but while I was standing there admiring it, I noticed this

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Is something not set up right I don't see anything that is out of place but I don't think that should happen even under acceleration.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #43
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Here are some pictures of the rear suspension. Nothing looks wrong to me bit this is also my first jeep.

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Looking good.the shock looks like it hit the axle an got dented. It should have been flipped upside down when installed. Only thing I see with the rear end is the turdy5.
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Looking good.the shock looks like it hit the axle an got dented. It should have been flipped upside down when installed. Only thing I see with the rear end is the turdy5.
Thanks, I am hoping to get better shocks for it sometime so I'll just have to install those the other way so they don't get dented.
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Nice work,Glad I am not the only one doing this.
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Thanks, I'm hoping it turns out alright.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #48
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Well, I have been getting some things done on the jeep. I removed the roll bar and the rest of the misc. things still bolted to the tub. Scraped some bondo off and beat the dents back out and welded up the holes. Last wensday I only had a half day at work so I managed to cut out and replace the drivers side floor. This morning I got up early and prepped and layed on the first coat of Monstaliner. I finally got the POR15 so when I get some time I can touch up the frame. Hopefully I can get the second coat of Monstaliner on this evening and maybe start reassembling the jeep next weekend. I got a drivers side flip forward seat riser as well as new fuel fill hoses. I'll probably get it together and drive it while still working on finishing the blue paint.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #49
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Blue and black is going to look wicked love this thread i will defiantly keep watchin the process
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I'll probably get it together and drive it while still working on finishing the blue paint.
Looking great! I'll be watching this one for sure
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Wow... Now this is a build.
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A frame off build is lots of work. Looks like fun. I'll be watching.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I was able to get the second coat of Monstaliner on the tub last night. Looks pretty good to me. I'll get pictures as soon as I can find some time with good light. I had a little problem with one of the rollers coming apart on the one section so it has a little added texture, but that is on the inside of the tub and it shouldn't be that noticeable. I had a comforting comment from a friends fiance who is the color expert, that the black and blue will look great together. I'm not real good at envisioning color but I'd like a little contrast that goes well together. I'm debating going with a blue or gray, roll bar, dash and inner door panels. Unless someone has a better color they can think of that would go well with black and blue. I'm a little skeptical that I will like blue for the inner door panels because there will be no color change from the inside to outside of the door and not sure I'd like a blue dash.
Any ideas?
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I shot a couple pictures of the bedlined tub this morning. I does have a little water sitting in it from the rain yesterday but it should give you an idea of what it looks like.

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I am still around and the jeep is running and driving. Hopefully I'll get some time to update this thread. I did take some pictures as I went but I had a deadline to get it done and had no time to update this thread. It isn't finished but it is kinda road legal and I have put about 1000 miles on it but I am pushing my luck with the inspection out two years. Need to finish up a few more things and try for and sticker.
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how heavy was that tub? i was wondering if its a one man job to pull it out?? its just me; i should make my wife help me
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how heavy was that tub? i was wondering if its a one man job to pull it out?? its just me; i should make my wife help me
Well I did it myself but I probably shouldn't have. It weighs a bit, probably about 200 to 300 lbs and a bit awkward. I would recommend using a pulley up in the garage rafters or a tree branch. I didn't not really have either but will probably pay for it in chiropractor bills.
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After finishing the tub I tackled the frame. I ended up washing it with simple green to get the worst of the grease and dirt off. It wasn't as bad as it first looked but this seems to be the only picture I took of it. The rest of the frame wasn't any worse.
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After which I went over it with a scuff pad to rough up the old paint that was on there. Then I cleaned it with Marine Clean and applied some prep and ready on the bare spots. After that long process I was finally ready to apply POR15. I only bought a pint of POR15 so I just applied it over the bare spots of the frame which was not much. Once it had dried I applied top coat Chassis Saver made by the same company that makes POR15. It went on nice but I can't remember how many coats I did. I'm thinking I put two coats of the Chassis Saver on. Here is the result.



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All my new body mounts in place ready for the tub. I don't have any pictures of the tub going on because it was hard enough lifting it on let alone take pictures as I went.
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Around this same time as painting the frame I looked at fixing the chunk missing out of the shift tower.
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I looked at getting a replacement but I didn't like the price so I set about to fix what I had. I bought some stiff epoxy and formed it close. Once it dried I shaved it down and filed the groove into it. It was much cheaper than the other options and it didn't turn out too bad as long as it lasts.
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Once I the frame paint had dried I immediately wanted to get the tub on it so I could start putting it together. Getting it on by myself with nothing to lift it with was quite a challenge but I eventually got it in place and bolted down. I just needed it together in order to drive it up to my family's place in NY so I could take it on our annual get together in Allegany State Park. So I quit painting and just started assembling. The first day I got the tub on I got this far.

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I was only able to work on it on the weekends because I work on the road all week. Each weekend I as at it from early in the morning till it got dark. Half the time I didn't even stop to eat. From this stage I had about three weekends to get it on the road in order to drive it North.
The next day I was back at it.

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By that evening it was starting to look like a Jeep and was driving on it's own. I had installed the new carberater so it ran but it was still using the half unhooked emissions computer so it ran terrible. I don't have any pictures of the carberater or any of the ignition stuff I did so I'll have to remember to do that sometime.

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