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Unread 05-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #16
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how much did it cost you to sandblast it, or did you do it yourself?

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Unread 05-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #17
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Had a local guy do it for me. He did the tub,frame,fenders and the broken tailgate for a hundred bucks.
The guy could have charged me double and I would not have flinched! Sitting on that wire wheel sucked. Then when it decided to try and eat the boys...I knew I was done with that crap.

Thanks for doing what you are doing Greg Volkman.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #18
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The next thing I did was removed the 1'' black pipe that someone welded on for some sort of canopy.Since it is not in any of my plans to have something that resembles a covered wild west wagon...its gone.

It got late so we finished up removing everything that had a grease zert and cleaned out the area then replaced all the zerts.Refilled back with grease,then smiled and had a beer.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 07:58 AM   #19
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I know some of you may frown on this but it HAD to be done took a can of rattle can to some napa cheap shocks.Just could not see paying a small fortune for matching shocks (if they even make them) to fit on a trailer. One of the guys from napa stopped in the shop today and I asked him if he knew of a shock about this size.He brought me a set to try out
Threw on a extra set of stickers so......good looking clone.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #20
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Took the trailer home over the weekend to do some work on her in the barn.Got the holes filled on some with the welder where I could (thin gauge metal + never even held a welder = not filling in the holes very good). Went to the metal supply shop and picked up some 3" flat bar to weld on inside of tub.This way i can weld thru the holes on the outside of the tub to stick em together.Seems to work good since their were about a dozen holes to fill on each side.

Left the pic's of the flat bar install on the camera at house so this is the best i could do here back at the shop.Also I added a pic of the tailgate chain's after they got moved a little south and west of old position.The plan on stage 2 of the build is to add a lid to the trailer.This way we know for sure it is not going to be a clearance issue.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #21
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....and this is a pic of my partner holding the first flat bar for me.too bad you can't see anything I'm talking about.lol.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 11:59 AM   #22
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look what daddy got in the mail........
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Unread 05-10-2011, 07:55 AM   #23
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Did a little body filler where needed and sanded everything down. What do you think about the color?

Shot it with a gun the paint store said was a Ok one for what I was working on.(just hate to buy cheap tools!)
Does anyone know if it is a paint gun I need to keep or will it be a throw away??
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:01 AM   #24
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I love what you have done with this M416! Keep up the posts!

I am curious, what are the measurements of the floor area? Is it long enough to throw a sleeping bag in for the night?
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #25
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On to the bed liner.Got the monstaliner in the other day.Those guys are first class customer service all the way.glad to be able to buy from a JF vendor and can not say enough good about this product.If they say it...they do it.That's what holds water with me.

Anyway.. here is the link
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Prep work was super easy for me since the sandblasting took care of the rust and loose stuff.Went ahead and followed per the instructions
sanded all areas down with the provided pad.cleaned it all up with MEK (found it at local Sherwin Williams) then applied 2 coats of the liner.Ordered the 1 gallon kit off the web site but it did not need that much.No big deal cause it was fun rolling it on.Put it on as thick as it would allow me to between coats.
Those boys made it so you can roll it on with one hand.This keeps the other one free to hold the beer.

Thats about it on the . It really is that easy to do.My best advise is to start your first coat mid morning because you are going to need about 3 hours in between coats to set up a little.Remember the clock is ticking with the stuff mixed in the can (12 hour life i think is what they said).This way you can go do some stuff and eat a bite of lunch before the next coat is ready to be applied.I started after I got done in the shop after work
(6:30pm) so it was kinda a bummer watching paint dry till 9pm on a work night while it tacked up. Shiner kept me in good company so no worries.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #26
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that thing is pure sex
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:15 AM   #27
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Very very nice sir!
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:25 AM   #28
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Thanks guys.It means a lot to me.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:29 AM   #29
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Looks awesome. Keep the updates coming.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 12:45 PM   #30
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I love what you have done with this M416! Keep up the posts!

I am curious, what are the measurements of the floor area? Is it long enough to throw a sleeping bag in for the night?
The inside floor is 3 foot 5x 6 foot long.Never thought about it but that might be just enough room to in.
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