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Unread 11-19-2010, 08:47 PM   #46
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Did you ever fix the hole in the frame?

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Unread 11-19-2010, 09:10 PM   #47
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So you removed the flooring which included the rear leaf mounts, correct? I think I'll need to replace my rear mounts after this winter and I just wanted to hear how you set up the leafs since they aren't connected.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 11:57 PM   #48
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Did you ever fix the hole in the frame?
I'll get some pics of this soon, i plated way past it forward and all the way to the channel on the back where the bumper mounts on the bottom.

I'm doing the same thing on both sides, but wanted some more floor to be in before I start putting those in, as its all underneath work.
I jacked everything and squared it before I welded on the bottom plate.

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So you removed the flooring which included the rear leaf mounts, correct? I think I'll need to replace my rear mounts after this winter and I just wanted to hear how you set up the leafs since they aren't connected.
no, the leaf mounts dont connect to the floor, the floor is over them, but they dont really tie into it, its a pretty poor design.

The metal you see across the back is 3/16th plate, it ties both leaf mounts, back to the unibody main channel and the whole back of the rig, making it atleast 100 times stronger than the original design.

Plus its completely welded in every place i could get the welder to the 3/16th plate from the bottom up.

Anything I replace I tend to upgrade, to save a pain in my *** down the road
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Unread 11-20-2010, 09:23 AM   #49
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Very nice. Keeping my eye on this thread as without looking under the carpet I already know of one circular rust spot felt/seen through the drivers side foot well.
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Unread 11-20-2010, 11:21 AM   #50
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When I look up at the bottom of my DD Jeep while it is on the lift, almost all I see is the back of carpet, but with 419K I don't think I will bother.....

I do have a '93 sitting in the yard though, low miles but a bad case of cancer...
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Unread 11-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #51
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419k dosent mean much to metal, just to the running gear. pick the best shell and fix it.

got alot of welding done today. I dont care about it being pretty, im going to be grinding them down a little and hercing over it all anyways.

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the only welding left from the top side in the back is the wheel tubs, and trying to figure out what im going to do for the corners of the floor. Everything else in the cargo area is from the bottom up.

I've been using all 14 gauge in the cargo area, except for the 3/16th across the back.

tomorrow night i should be getting some primer in some places, it just makes it hard to weld things.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #52
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wow this is awesome!
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Unread 11-21-2010, 05:46 PM   #53
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It looks good but you have to spot weld it to the unibody or it will be totally worthless as far as having any amout of strength.You can put all sorts of heavy steel together but if you dont have it connected to a foundation it will be worthless.icon_welder.gifmanny.gifsad6.gif
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Unread 11-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #54
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It looks good but you have to spot weld it to the unibody or it will be totally worthless as far as having any amout of strength.You can put all sorts of heavy steel together but if you dont have it connected to a foundation it will be worthless.Attachment 165336Attachment 165337Attachment 165335

im sure he plans to weld it to the unibody.. durr
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Unread 11-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #55
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im sure he plans to weld it to the unibody.. durr
Gonna be quite hard to see it when its all coverd up . Maybe he does but won't it be easier to do it from the top so the heat from the welder wont just burn up the old metal,a bit more work but he doesnt seem he mind ,cause it's a fine job begin done.--------But you seem to have some sort of speech problem gonejeepin04220(DURRRR) I can understand your problem now with the 420 refurance.So please stay out of a question that isn't asked to you,and you have no knowledge of.-------- This just a question for you alice cullen thats all Sorry it was interupted by gone jeepin he'can help himself.I think it looks great.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 07:47 PM   #56
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spot welds are garbage and half the reason the floors rot out so badly.

Ive completely tached the floor to every piece of unibody underneath
heres a few fast, **** pics to show that, I'll probabaly go back thru and turn those all into full beads.

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and now I have one coat of rusty metal primer on everything.



Tomorrow I'm going down there to clean dirt out of areas dirt shouldnt have ever been, so i can finish up the back area, and move forward.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #57
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Unread 11-21-2010, 08:16 PM   #58
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Unread 11-21-2010, 08:24 PM   #59
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Unread 11-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #60
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next on the agenda is going to home depot and buying a face shield, and some goggles so i can crawl under this thing and wire wheel everything that exists.

The entire bottom of the jeep is getting painted with chassis saver + monstaliner
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