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post #16 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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when I welded mine I added some 1/8" steel bar down there tied to 1/4" steel underneath...
do you have any pics of it? I'll do some research on my own about the laws but ill definitely PM you if i have any questions

Took the windshield bars off (yes thats a '68 442 in the back ground)



This is the gash in the tailgate,


im thinking of POR 15-ing it then putting some fiberglass over it.

Also got the shifter cover-thing off

has this ever happened to anyone?




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post #17 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 03:52 PM
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Okay, I'll look into it more

Maybe ill just do it after i get a new sticker

Lunch-time update: Took the window down and broke the passengers hinge in half




Here is the frame rust...
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do you have any pics of it? I'll do some research on my own about the laws but ill definitely PM you if i have any questions

Took the windshield bars off (yes thats a '68 442 in the back ground)



This is the gash in the tailgate,


im thinking of POR 15-ing it then putting some fiberglass over it.

Also got the shifter cover-thing off

has this ever happened to anyone?


and again...


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post #19 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 04:21 PM
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has this ever happened to anyone?

Yep, weld an appropriately threaded bolt on there, get an aftermarket shifter knob, and call it customizing.

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post #20 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, weld an appropriately threaded bolt on there, get an aftermarket shifter knob, and call it customizing.
Haha i like you thinking

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post #21 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 08:56 PM
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My jeep has rust in the same places. I cant wait to repair those in the snow. About the nutter. Far a as i know its illegal. At least until its an antique.
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post #22 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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You mean your is outside? That must suck, considering (at least on the North Shore) we got about 6-8 inches this week!

I'm just waiting for the paint i ordered to get in, stupid holidays...

what i dont get is how people can just neglect the rust on their jeeps so it gets that bad it takes about 30$ and 2 hours so just paint the whole thing over in POR 15 or rust-o-leum.

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You mean your is outside? That must suck, considering (at least on the North Shore) we got about 6-8 inches this week!

I'm just waiting for the paint i ordered to get in, stupid holidays...

what i dont get is how people can just neglect the rust on their jeeps so it gets that bad it takes about 30$ and 2 hours so just paint the whole thing over in POR 15 or rust-o-leum.
yes i am outside garage is stuffed with motorcycles and yes we got around a foot and a half last week. I agree with the rust thing but some people just dont bother to lift their carpets so they never know. Oh well gives us something to do right?
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post #24 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, do you know any good spots to go 4wheelin around here?

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post #25 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:36 PM
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Yeah, do you know any good spots to go 4wheelin around here?
unfortunately nothing legal so no i don't
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post #26 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:41 PM
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I dealt with the same rust you did... it took a while but i got it all patched up nicely, check out my album thing http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e210/LlamaJeep/
Looks like your gonna have a good project... good luck

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post #27 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'll probably just trek up to NH if i get the urge.

Has anyone installed something similar to http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...spagenameZWD1V?

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post #28 of 128 Old 12-22-2007, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I dealt with the same rust you did... it took a while but i got it all patched up nicely, check out my album thing http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e210/LlamaJeep/
Looks like your gonna have a good project... good luck
you had it A LOT worse than I do. Luckily the person before me replaced the drivers side floor. The biggest setback to date is the roll bar torx will not budge. Ive been PB blasting them since i got the heep

Edit: I talked to my father who, as a previous cj5 owner, seems to be convinced that the windshield frame can be patched. I just need the jeep to last through college (5 or so years) any opinions?

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post #29 of 128 Old 12-23-2007, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Family is coming over for early Christmas, so I'm trying to convince my uncle to lend me his arc welder

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post #30 of 128 Old 12-23-2007, 12:14 PM
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My windshield frame rusted in the exact same spot, although i dont think it was quite as bad as that but I decided to patch it... It all depends on how close to the glass it is, if you think you can weld there and not hurt the glass you should be able to do it, just throw some steel and carpet or w/e on the windshield to stop the sparks. You could also rivet on a new piece and just load it up with bondo but that won't be quite as strong as welding. I'll see if i can find a picture of my repair.

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