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post #121 of 1099 Old 12-05-2010, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, big job for sure... I am impressed with the amount you have done so far.
thanks, it better be worth it in the end.

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post #122 of 1099 Old 12-05-2010, 11:21 PM
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No kidding... will sure be solid no matter what. It is threads like this that reinforce my desire to learn to weld.

I think I will find a beginners course locally next year.

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So close to being finished.


This looks SO good.
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No kidding... will sure be solid no matter what. It is threads like this that reinforce my desire to learn to weld.

I think I will find a beginners course locally next year.
hit up the local scrap/ wrecking yard for some stock. Evilbay or craigslist for a good stick welder and a oxy-acettline cuttin torch. all you will ever need. All I use at work. oh and you can never have enough harbor freight 41/2 in grinders.

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get a mig, stick welders are a thing of the past. I have a nice 220 lincoln stick welder, had to buy the mig for putting a roll cage in the drag car, per rules.

the mig is so much cleaner , free from slag ect.
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ya but its hard to sling a mig in a truck and get it to work reliably the stick will go anywhere there is power so if your jeep can make it so can the welder to patch up your buddies ford

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for all intents and purposes, the passy floor is all welded in in the front.
behind the front seat mount is all welded in on both sides in exception to a tiny like 2''x4'' plate by the seat belt buckle bolt on the passy side, and like finish beading along the back.









driverside floor needs one plate in the corner, i just didnt get to it, i like to bounce around so i dont get burnt out.





did a little work on the back floors too


annndddd my holy grail. screw folding the rear corners, and dealing with pop rivets, sealer, and other amatuer methods. do it right, do it once.. profit.



the outside plate is 3/16th's tied into the other 3/16th that goes past shackle to shackle on the rear, also tied into a plate on the outside and the 14guage floor. its straonger than it ever would have been.

nay sayers can fold 2 pieces of 24 gauge all they want, but i can destroy a stock floor with a rubber mallet.
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Love on them!

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Nice workmanship. Doin this soon.
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This looks awesome Babe.


Hold off snow!! we're almost done!!! lol
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was SO excited to hammer out alot of whats left.

yeah its fn pouring. Cool. Maybe I'll work on my back bumper. Someone with smittybuilt d rings wanna messure one for me so i know how wide i have to make the d ring mounts? I'm looking for that perfect fit.
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Looking very close to complete...welding in panels that is. Must feel good to get all that work done!

Has been raining here for 2 days straight, so lame.

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Looking very close to complete...welding in panels that is. Must feel good to get all that work done!

Has been raining here for 2 days straight, so lame.
nice that people are still following, ive seen alot of decreased traffic in this thread due to the new search function.

its getting there, alot of big herdles have been crossed. if it wasnt raining id have most of it done today.

I went to tractor supply, bought recievers so i can build bumpers today, well get started on them without getting too wet.
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annndddd my holy grail. screw folding the rear corners, and dealing with pop rivets, sealer, and other amatuer methods. do it right, do it once.. profit.

So you just chopped off the rear lower quarters? Any pics of that?

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