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Unread 04-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #61
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I've been slacking..

So I've been slacking pretty bad with repairing the Jeep lately due to a busy streak at work. Either way, it's getting warm and I'm getting antsy to do some wrenching.

During my frame repair i noticed the floor pans on the driver's side were pretty much roasted. So obviously I duct taped over the hole and spray painted it black to get it through inspection

Now that I have time to to it correctly, I ordered these from Q-tec



Only the driver's side was rusted through, the passenger was surprisingly intact so I'll be ripping the interior out (3rd time since owning this jeep) and welding in these pans. I'll most likely do bedliner and get rid of the carpet, which more than likely destroyed my floor in the first place.

I've been kicking around the idea of doing just straight black bedliner vs. the Sand interior color of my dash. I think i'll be good either way but any opinions guys?

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Unread 04-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #62
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Brown Santa came today with my floor pans

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Unread 05-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #63
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Started stripping down the interior today to get ready for the floor pans

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Here are the bad spots

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Everything was going smoothly until I tried to get the Rollbar torx bolts out..

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No big deal, I figured it was just a cheap set of torx sockets. So I ran out to the store and got another one, this time a better brand name, then this happened..

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Decided to pack it in for the day and rethink how I'll get those out. I was trying a standard air impact wrench and a hand impact/hammer approach. No dice. Maybe heating the bolts and using a breaker bar will work the next time I try
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Unread 05-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #64
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Heat them. Use a torch.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #65
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Got them out! Que, you were right w the torch

Last one of them
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broke one
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victory!
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And sadness..
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There is a little more rust than I anticipated but I have the patch panels for them so onward and upward. Next up, cutting and welding
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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #66
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I was just torching the tail gate bolts on mine. 2 down and 2 to go.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #67
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I was just torching the tail gate bolts on mine. 2 down and 2 to go.
You can use mapp gas instead of propane on most torches - much more effective, almost as hot as acetylene. You can actually braze with it.
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Unread 06-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #68
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I figured I'd post an update since its been about a month. I'm still fighting my rough idle but narrowed It down to a mechanical problem. I'm gonna be ripping the interior apart soon to weld in new floor pans shortly I'm thinking Bed liner instead of puttin the carpet back in too.

In other news.. I ended up trading my old cavalier for this

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I think I came out pretty good on the deal lol. 93 4.0l auto with 131000 miles. This'll be an additional project on the side to my 89. it's a little rough but nothing too crazy. Body lift's gotta go though

Where did you pick that up if you don't mind me asking?
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Unread 06-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #69
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Where did you pick that up if you don't mind me asking?
From a guy north of Pittsburgh, why?
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Unread 06-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #70
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That looks exactly like the first one I bought back in 2002. I know they all look the same, but I swear I think that is the same one I owned back then. I bought it near Erie, brought it to Slippery Rock, PA, and then lost it to a girl in 2003. She then sold it about a year and a half ago near the Slippery Rock/ Pittsburgh area. Crazy to think that may be a vehicle I once owned. If it is, enjoy! It was one my favorite jeeps to this day and I regret not taking it back when I had a chance. Good luck.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #71
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After the vacuum

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More work will be done today. Hopefully no more surprises
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Unread 06-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #72
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Got some small scale work done today after work. Knocked off all the rust on the feet and wire wheeled. I finished it up with rust converter and some enamel. I think it turned out well considering the amount of rust was there to begin with

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Unread 06-24-2012, 10:39 AM   #73
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More small updates..

The torx bolt on the seat belt rounded out when I tried to loosen it.. So I welded a bolt head to be top.

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Worked like a charm

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And here's my girl pretending to be a welder lol. She really enjoys helping out w jeep work

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after i got the bolt out I move on to wire wheel the front floor pans to see how much I had to cut out.. Driver side is Swiss cheese

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Was hoping that there wouldn't be this on the passenger side..

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After all that I started marking it out with a sharpie to start cutting

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started cutting and realized that I'd never get my cutoff wheel in those spaces. I'll have to get a cutoff wheel for my 4.5" angle grinder or find a right angle grinder to get the pan out.

And here's another of my girl since she likes to pretend like the jeep is hers.. Lol

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I'll be selling my Rollbar covers if anyone is interested.. Black denim bestop for sport bars

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I'm now on the hunt for 18ga sheet metal, chassis saver, an Bedliner so I can finish welding the floors all at once, coat, and be done, I didn't like piece-mealing welding jobs like I did the frame. It felt like I was doing that forever haha.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #74
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You are making awesome progress, following this build from now on
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Unread 06-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #75
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I had the same issue with the exhaust maifold leaking. I ended up getting some high temp copper sealent that did the trick. Give it a try.
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