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Old 02-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #61
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Also, I'm glad you aired the tire up before you took the pics.

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IH red is good.

I weld up a fair amount of sheet metal on old tractors is use these to flatten and smooth for paint. They work very well.

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IH red is good.

I weld up a fair amount of sheet metal on old tractors is use these to flatten and smooth for paint. They work very well.

Bristle Discs

Cool. Thanks. I grinding/working with the 2" rollock from 3M. Start with 24 grit, then 50 grit and then the brown pads (guess around 200 grit). I have one of those bristle pads I got from a 3M rep. I'll give it a shot too.
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They blend really well. Grinding removes material very quickly. You will not sand again.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:59 PM   #65
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More Progress Today

Phase 1:
Remove gas tank.

Reasons: Sparks and gas aren't good! Going to install new sending unit so I have a fuel gauge.

Things went pretty smooth. Someone had removed the tank at some point in its life so bolts came out easier than expected. Tank looks great and will not need anything. I have to buy a new rubber liner for inside the skid plate and it will be ready to install once I get the sending unit put it!
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Phase 2:

Removed rear bumper, test fit new bumper. Will need some holes drilled but I think it looks awesome!

I also snapped some shots of the rust on the rear of the cj.
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Phase 3:

Rust Repair:

Worked on 2 spots this afternoon.
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That new bumper looks great Nick.
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That new bumper looks great Nick.

Thanks I agree. Not sure more than 2 of the 8 holes are going to line up but thats ok I can drill more in jeep. Bumper is for a yj. But couldn't beat the $255 price tag.
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Talked to some guys a while back about the rubber liner for the gas tank to skid plate...they said that it is better to leave it out and just clean the metal on the tank and skid and por 15 them and coat with rubberized under coat. The rubber liner holds moisture between the tank and skid and rots them out quicker. Just thought you might be interested in that info, since it just came back to me seeing your progress....looks better each time...
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Talked to some guys a while back about the rubber liner for the gas tank to skid plate...they said that it is better to leave it out and just clean the metal on the tank and skid and por 15 them and coat with rubberized under coat. The rubber liner holds moisture between the tank and skid and rots them out quicker. Just thought you might be interested in that info, since it just came back to me seeing your progress....looks better each time...

Thanks for the info. I like that idea. I'll probably do that. The skid plate is in pretty good shape....
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Well more progress and a step back. Sad to say I messed up.

Phase 1:

Finished welding up around the inside of the tub. I got everything much stronger than it was. After I welded I sprayed with rust paint and then some cheap bed liner. I will not be able to get to it after the corner piece is installed.
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Phase 2:

The screw up. The AMC panel fits really nice. I spent alot of time aligning it with the side panel. Anyway somewhere along the way the panel shifted and got angled and I didn't catch it. It wasn't really obvious till I test fit the tailgate. I got about 14 spot welds and some stitch welds to grind and drill away but hoping I don't have to completely re install the panel.
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Oh, man Nick. That looks worse than it sounded on the phone. Well, it was bound to happen. Look how many things didn't go just right on my build...

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You could leave the tailgate off.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #76
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I'll fix it. I'm just mad I didn't catch it as bad as it is. I guess I got in a hurry.

I'm out of grinding pads, down to my last cut off wheel so I cleaned up the shop and called it quits for the weekend. I'll get some more supplies, calm down and line it out tuesday night. After that I will be ready to start the body work.....bondo dust here we come!!
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I'll fix it. I'm just mad I didn't catch it as bad as it is. I guess I got in a hurry.

I'm out of grinding pads, down to my last cut off wheel so I cleaned up the shop and called it quits for the weekend. I'll get some more supplies, calm down and line it out tuesday night. After that I will be ready to start the body work.....bondo dust here we come!!
Blah... I hate Bondo dust haha.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:49 PM   #78
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Looks good Demp just weld a peice across there you don't need that door lol.
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Well I couldn't make the panel perfect and ended up having to take it completely off but it looks much better. It just will not fit great. I'm ok with how it looks.
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I also started work on grinding down all the spot welds and getting ready for the body work. I got the passenger side grinded pretty good and started hitting it with a DA sander to see where I need to work on.
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Looking better Nick.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #83
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Well starting to get to the not so fun stuff. I finally have all the spot welds ground down. I have sprayed the passenger side a few times finding more defects each time but it is getting pretty close to being "good enough" for me. The Driver's side is going to take more work. I started on the body work on it as well. Here are a couple pics. Going to be harder to show progress till priming.
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You are doing an awesome job. I'm envious of your skills.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #86
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More Progress but no pics.

- Finished welding on the corner panel
- Welded a piece between the corner panel and the panel below the tailgate
- I think I finally finished grinding all the spot welds...well see
- Put the 3rd coat of body filler on the driver's side joint
- Put the 1st coat of body filler on the joint I welded on today
- Grinded and started preping the panel joints for seam sealer

Not a bad way to spend 1.5 hrs.
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More Progress!

1st thing was I built and welded in the new body mount. The old one had rusted away to nothing.
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Next I worked on the body some more. Getting close to calling it good on the passenger side. Drivers side and rear need some more work. I do have corner armor I will be putting on as well.
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Looks great so far! I like the dedication! Love a CJ! Cant wait to see when its done.

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