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post #16 of 244 Old 09-24-2013, 09:58 PM
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Why a flanged style nut? There's more material there so the heat might not distort it as much?

Thanks, Steve
My thinking is that there is more surface area so the load is spread on the channel patch more rather than localized by the hole.


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post #17 of 244 Old 09-25-2013, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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My thinking is that there is more surface area so the load is spread on the channel patch more rather than localized by the hole.
Thanks makes sense, thanks for the suggestion.

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post #18 of 244 Old 09-25-2013, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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I was able to work on the patch by the steering box, I think it came out very good.





I welded a flanged nut to the back of the 10 ga. patch and fit it up:



All ground, sand blasted and test fitted:





I wish I could say my son had a good of a night as well. I picked up 2 bags of sand blasting sand/slag the other day, the lumber yard usually has Black Beauty coal slag but they had something much courser this time and kept plugging up the nozzle so between fighting with the nozzle and cleaning up afterward he did not get much done!! A couple of years ago I put up a plastic "Spray Booth" in my garage that we are using for sand blasting right now.

Hopefully I can get some other sand blasting material tomorrow and this will go better.

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post #19 of 244 Old 10-12-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Zack and I have been trying to get out to the garage as much as possible but it's been hard. We've been sand blasting and epoxy priming some parts and the frame.

Here are the axles blasted ready to prime:


Primed with 3 coats of SPI Epoxy primer:


We also did some small parts and sprayed some parts silver to add some color under there:
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post #20 of 244 Old 10-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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Wish my dad woulda done cool projects like this with me. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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post #21 of 244 Old 10-12-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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We finished sandblasting the frame today:


Sand blasted and wiped down with wax & grease remover:


Sprayed with 2 coats of SPI Epoxy primer:


Unfortunately while sand blasting we found 2 more rust spots that will have to be patched, here is one:


I have a 7 day recoat window with the epoxy so if I get my repairs done before then I can just shot over the existing primer without having to scuff or sand.

I'm still debating if we will try to fill any of the pits left from the rust, I'm tempted to but I have to keep telling myself it's just the frame!!!:


We still have a few more undercarriage parts to blast and prime. The 4" Rough Country lift kit is here and we are waiting on the red polyurethane bushing kit to show up.

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post #22 of 244 Old 10-12-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wish my dad woulda done cool projects like this with me. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Yes, it's nice having Zack in the garage with me, he's learning a lot, we're spending some good time together and my wife is not give me as much of a hard time about being out there since I'm with him.

I just want to make sure I spend quality time with my older son (Nick) also!!!
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Haha well thats a plus!
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post #24 of 244 Old 10-18-2013, 01:22 PM
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Looking great man. Love the paint booth! =)


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post #25 of 244 Old 10-18-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Looking great man. Love the paint booth! =)
Thanks for the compliment. There's nothing like sand blasting in a paint booth.

It works well at containing the dust from sandblasting and sanding and the overspray from painting but I don't have any intake filters so it doesn't do much to keep dust out of the paint. I have a 16" explosion proof exhaust fan to exhaust the booth.

It worked out great because my employer had all of their florescent lights replace so I was able to get a bunch of 8 footers with bulbs that I used in the booth.

Before we paint the Jeep I plan on replacing all of the plastic with fresh, clearer and lighter weight plastic.

Thanks again, Steve
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post #26 of 244 Old 10-18-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Zack and I worked on the last 2 rust spots we found while sandblasting the frame during the week.

Here's the patch all fit up ready to weld:


Zack welding it up:


I'm not expert but I think he did a great job welding (any advice would be appreciated):


Grinding it down:


And the finished product:


I was very proud of the job he did, I tried to stay out of the way and let him do most of it.

We plan on sand blasting and priming more suspension parts tomorrow.

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post #27 of 244 Old 10-20-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Saturday Zack and I spend quite a bit of time sandblasting, cleaning up and priming more parts:


We still plan on spraying the new springs that came in the RC 4" lift then we will be able to start reassembling the suspension!!!

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post #28 of 244 Old 10-20-2013, 08:21 PM
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Man it is coming along great. The only thing I would have considered doing was putting a bit more steel around where the steering pump mounts. The less flex the better. Otherwise, looking pretty darn good. You guys keep it up.

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post #29 of 244 Old 10-22-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Man it is coming along great. The only thing I would have considered doing was putting a bit more steel around where the steering pump mounts. The less flex the better. Otherwise, looking pretty darn good. You guys keep it up.
Thanks for the encouragement, it's hard not to get discouraged because we're not farther along but I is nice to know the frame will be going back together soon!!
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post #30 of 244 Old 10-22-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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I finally took some pics of the 1/2 doors and soft top we picked up from Craigslist a few days after we bought the Jeep. We got the doors and Besttop frame and canvas and the best part was they were only a couple of miles away. I one door will require some work on the lower corner but other than that they are nice. The top is in okay shape, we will probably just end up using the frame and get a new black canvas.





So now we have the options of the original hardtop and full doors or the softtop and half doors.

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