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Unread 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #16
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AH! If you weren't 10 hours away from me I would jump on that. POOP!

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Unread 02-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #17
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So decided we will definitely be downsizing to 33s so if you're interested please let me know. We just have them listed on craigslist so we'll see how long they last.

We got around to welding some floor in today and placing the floor pans for fitment. We also hacked off the rusted rocker panels and have the new rocker panels clamped into place. I've got a decent amount of pictures for you folks so enjoy:

Looks like a blizzard decided to roll in:


Got the generator all fired up for consistent power to our little welder:


Little flux core welder that we will be doing all the welding with:


New rocker set and clamped:




Top view of the rocker and you can see we have the floor pans in place and welded in some pieces for the top of the foot wells (don't mind the purple iPhone case, it was an extra case laying around the house and Tomimal has no shame):


Here is the rear trunk and we have a nice chunk cut out:



Hopefully I'll have even more pictures later today because we are just taking a break right now. All in all this has been a really fun project considering we have no metal fabrication skills or experience prior to this and I only took one intro to welding class for Arc and Oxy. Flux Core is very...interesting
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Unread 02-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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Picked up a set of rock slider off craigslist today. Seller said he thought they were Rocky Road Outfitters but was unsure. They have surface rust over the entire rails but the metal is still solid and won't be an issue for us to work our magic and make these things look new again:



In the deal we also picked up a JCR front bumpers and JCR rear bumper. I don't have any pictures right now but hopefully soon.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #19
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SWEET! Nice score.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #20
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Got the front passenger floor in today:


Also got the rear passenger floor in:




Also had to cut another smaller hole next to the big one in the passenger side of the trunk:


Should have this trunk hole to fill as the next thing on the list.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #21
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Moving right along, looks good! Keep the pics coming.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:51 AM   #22
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Keep the 35s and remove metal!
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Unread 03-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #23
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you're cheating with using a heater.

Seeing your jeep with no floors gives me horrible flash backs.
Keep it up!
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Unread 03-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #24
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Moving right along, looks good! Keep the pics coming.
Should be doing some more work over this next week so hopefully I can fulfill that request!

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Keep the 35s and remove metal!
Already downsized to 33s, the 35s were just not going to happen

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you're cheating with using a heater.

Seeing your jeep with no floors gives me horrible flash backs.
Keep it up!
Haha, considering my father and I have never done something like this it was a bit scary taking this plunge. That heater helps when the garage door is closed but since we have been doing so much welding, grinding, and cutting it's been open and that heater hasn't done much.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #25
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Got one of the bigger patches in the trunk welded in today:



Also cut out some more rust, passenger rear and that damn seat belt bolt is a T50 for reference! Had to torch the damn thing:


Still have a ton of patches to fill and the whole drivers side floors and rocker panel. We also have grinding to do, primer, and than some type of bedliner. We are leaning toward Rustoleum Bed Liner. Need to install front and rear bumpers, rocker armor, fix the drive shaft, fix the transfer case linkage, mount the beadlocks on the 33s and cut some of the fender back.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #26
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For the floor I love U-Pol Rapter. Check it out. You can buy it from tptools.com I have sprayed it 2 of my Jeeps. '01 TJ and my '92 XJ. Easy to spray and after it cures for a full 7 days you can throw a hammer down on it, or slide a heavy metal toolbox across it without it showing so much as even a scratch.

I've heard great things about monstaliner too, but haven't used it myself.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 12:13 PM   #27
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you gonna seam weld or tach weld it to the unibody rails?
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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #28
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For the floor I love U-Pol Rapter. Check it out. You can buy it from tptools.com I have sprayed it 2 of my Jeeps. '01 TJ and my '92 XJ. Easy to spray and after it cures for a full 7 days you can throw a hammer down on it, or slide a heavy metal toolbox across it without it showing so much as even a scratch.

I've heard great things about monstaliner too, but haven't used it myself.
Maybe we will give the U-POL a shot, I did Monstaliner in my JK and would like to compare the two. Thanks

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you gonna seam weld or tach weld it to the unibody rails?
Tack, some of it is done already but I didn't take pictures
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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #29
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Good to see you giving that old XJ another lease on life. My father has one and it was what started my love of all things Jeep, there's nothing quite utilitarian like them in today's SUV world.

So are you keeping the leather? Sell the tires yet?

All in all, it looks good!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #30
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To follow up that last picture posted here is that hole all filled (not very pretty but still needs to be grinded, also didn't snap the picture for awhile and it has surface rust):



Had to cut a rust hole out in the passenger rear fender:



Patched it up and grinded it down:



Beadlock rings will be getting some new paint soon (all stripped down):



Trunk right over the driver rear wheel:

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