Originally Posted by branman444
should have cut those at 22.5° angle not 45°.....anyway they look good you may need to POR-15 them. That 2x3 looks pretty bad/rusty.
yeah, but then the top tube would have to been cut at 22deg also and that is too much cutting for my unaccurate methods. if i had my buddies chop saw with the angle gauge on it, then yes.
i am just gonna fill the space on the 2x2 on that corner with weld. no big deal. like phil termed the project.... the is a FUNCTIONAL PROJECT, not a good looking one. as long as it works, I'm ok with it - i do not plan on showing my jeep. but yes you are right - it would look better.. but oh well.
yeah they must have been stored outside at the metal shop. i'll hit them with a wire wheel and then paint them up.
i do not plan on using POR-15 as it is not readily available. i plan on getting as much of the rust off with grinder/wire wheel and then using standard rust converter & black paint or just undercoating them.
i like the texture look of the undercoating better than the std black paint everyone uses. i am pretty sure i am gonna undercoat them rather than paint them black.