Here i am doing starting all the body work. The jeep came primed but i ran a DA sander all over the body with 80 grit to rough it up to get good adhesion with body filler.
I want everyone to know the body filler is not bad when used properly. This body came all Fk'd up. I did my best to hammer it straight with a hammer and dolly but you need body filler to make it "PERFECT." The customer wants this black so it has to be as straight as an arrow.
There will be about a 1/16 of filler on this Jeep all the way around. Other parts may have as thick as 1/8" but the metal is worked over to try to use as little as possible.
One thing you need to understand is that most factory or aftermarket replacement panels are no where near "straight" or rarely do they "ever" fit. I'm serious, its bad with older car. Mostly because the dyes that were used to create the panels have been destroyed or re-tooled over the years.
I had to drill ever single hole in this Jeep to mount everything. So after we placed the tub on the frame I had to install everything on the Jeep then remove it for body work. If you want it to look factory or better than factory it takes a lot of work.
Anyway this is mostly where I am at right now at the shop. I keep getting pulled to work on other jobs right now as we are absolutely swamped with work. we have over 60 cars and they dont stop coming. Its fk'in nuts. We get 1 done and 2 more come through the doors.
I'll try to be as in depth with this as I can because its moving pretty quick. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If not, follow along. This Jeep is going to look really good when its painted. Its not getting lifted, we are just restoring it to make it a nice smooth driver.
Since im in charge of this i'm going do my best to make this a very tasteful resto
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