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Bamaboy12 09-07-2013 09:29 AM

'79 CJ7 Needs body work
 
I have a CJ that is need of some TLC. She has a few areas of the tub that have rusted out and areas on the body. I was thinking to just take it to a fab shop and have them cut out the rust and weld plates back in those spots. This is for the tub and body. Then I would use a bed liner on the interior and exterior, which should cover any weld seams pretty well. I am wondering if this is worth it or should I just start replacing parts? This is not a daily driver. Strictly a toy. Suggestions please. Pics would be awesome too if you've had this kind of fab work done.

Quinnzeeskimo 09-08-2013 09:57 PM

I'd say have them weld the plates on if they're not structural pieces. My interior is all that paint on truck bed liner (it would look nice if done properly, the previous owner seriously F***** it up)

Bamaboy12 09-11-2013 06:32 PM

Do have any knowledge about welders? I can get a mig welder from harbor freight. It will cost a couple hundred bucks. Manufactured by Chicago Electric. It's not a high end welder but I hate to buy a Lincoln for the little bit of welding I'll be doing. That would be a $1000 up front cost for me. What do you think?

Quinnzeeskimo 09-11-2013 06:55 PM

I don't really have much knowledge on welders, I've only welded once in school. That sounds like a decent price. I'd Google what kind of welder is better for doing body work

4Jeepn 09-11-2013 07:08 PM

Just be sure to make sure the welder you get can weld everything you need to fix on the jeep...

Quinnzeeskimo 09-11-2013 07:25 PM

Yeah that as well. I just read MIG welders are good for both frame and body welding, I don't know if that's true but it sounds reasonable. Plus I think there's some MIGs that can do stick and flux core.

harleydragon 09-11-2013 08:57 PM

you can buy a lincoln flux core mig welder that will do all you need for a good bit less than a thousand bucks..check home depot or somewhere like that..I wouldn't do the harbor freight

Bamaboy12 09-12-2013 02:44 PM

10-4. I live in Nashville and Volunteer Welding Supply is the one that quoted me $1000. They said it would be about $750 for the welder and about $250 for the gas. I may check into Lowes or Home Depot. I did arc welding in school and small farm projects. Is MIG easy to catch on? Thanks for all the input too.

harleydragon 09-12-2013 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamaboy12 (Post 4512793)
10-4. I live in Nashville and Volunteer Welding Supply is the one that quoted me $1000. They said it would be about $750 for the welder and about $250 for the gas. I may check into Lowes or Home Depot. I did arc welding in school and small farm projects. Is MIG easy to catch on? Thanks for all the input too.

mig welding is the very easiest welding ..if you can weld with a stick then mig will be nothing at all..you can buy a flux core welder and you won't even have to use gas..it is the cheapest way to go..I have a lincoln flux core that I bought at home depot for under $300..it will do up to 1/8 inch steel..I wanted it mainly for building exhaust and body work because I have a big stick welder for thicker stuff.If you want something that will weld thicker steel they have those too for a little more


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