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post #61 of 1099 Old 11-21-2010, 07:46 PM
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I need to learn to weld.

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post #62 of 1099 Old 11-21-2010, 09:30 PM
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Coming along great, a ton of work... will last forever after this!

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man XJ's have the easiest floor replacement period... the whole floor is flat unlike the previous things ive own (s10's, ranger, gmt400, caprice, ect ect)
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man XJ's have the easiest floor replacement period... the whole floor is flat unlike the previous things ive own (s10's, ranger, gmt400, caprice, ect ect)
most of it is flat anyways. still have to build up the curve between the passenger well and the cargo area.
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post #65 of 1099 Old 11-21-2010, 10:56 PM
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this is exactly what I'm starting with my xj... going to definitely be doing as close to what you are as possible. Looks great!
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this is exactly what I'm starting with my xj... going to definitely be doing as close to what you are as possible. Looks great!
thank you. just dont get discouraged, its disheartining when you keep cutting away, and grinding endless factory spot welds off the rails. Just keep at it, when its done, it will be one of a kind.

I'm hoping this will turn into a stickied guide for future floor replacements, the jeeps arent getting any younger, expecially for those of us who wish to stay away from obdII forever.
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Coming along great, a ton of work... will last forever after this!
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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.
well just by reading the thread you can see he is fully capable of welding and fabricating so why state obvious facts which he moooooost likely already knows. you going to tell a prompto oil changer " hey you should probably drain the oil because you can add new oil but without draining out the old oil it is pointless".. and if your "REFERENCE" ( see how there isnt an a or a u) is reffering to the numbers in my screen name, its my zip code. and doesnt even have the numerical order of 4,2,or ,0. so tou you sir who lacks in reading/writing skills, you deserve your self a big ol DURRRRR

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post #69 of 1099 Old 11-22-2010, 06:37 PM
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i plan on doing this probably in the spring when it isnt freezing outside and dark at 4pm. i have a feeling i will be running into some crap! this is a great write up and hope to see it stickied

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i plan on doing this probably in the spring when it isnt freezing outside and dark at 4pm. i have a feeling i will be running into some crap! this is a great write up and hope to see it stickied
haha meanwhile in the Cullen camp, I'm am doing this outside where its freezing and dark at 4pm. my only other option is to push the bare metal drag car out into the elements to get the xj in the garage.

I really need to sealer that thing so i can push it outside.
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Awesome job. Makes me want to go buy a rustbucket XJ (not too hard around here) and learn to weld and do the same! Most people probably would have sent that to the junkyard.

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Awesome thread! Awesome work...man I REALLY want to take some welding classes now
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So I think I'm going to do this(altered) now. Since I have no welding skill, or material to gain that skill, I'm going to do what you did in the back(with the strip of metal you tied into the unibody I think) except do that along the entirety of the jeep. Then ccut out the really bad, but fiberglass the floor completely.
What do you think? Don't mean to hijack but It's you opinion I want since you are doing quite the nice job! lol
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So I think I'm going to do this(altered) now. Since I have no welding skill, or material to gain that skill, I'm going to do what you did in the back(with the strip of metal you tied into the unibody I think) except do that along the entirety of the jeep. Then ccut out the really bad, but fiberglass the floor completely.
What do you think? Don't mean to hijack but It's you opinion I want since you are doing quite the nice job! lol
its not gonna do much for strength or rigidity by using fiberglass. you can get welders pretty cheap($400) that are good enough for sheetmetal, the only reason i have a 1400$ set up is because I weld roll cages and stuff.
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