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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #46
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I might take you up on that. If I don't end up using it someone else might need it.

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Unread 12-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #47
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Do you guys recommend drilling some drain holes in the replacement frame? I realize it might weaken it but so does the corrosion caused by all that crud sitting in there I'm going to use 6 cans of eastwood internal frame paint to get a really thick coating in the rails and everything.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 07:33 AM   #48
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I would see if a undercoating shop couldn't just spray the inside of the frame tubes. Cuz they have long wonds for spraying in tight places.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 07:35 AM   #49
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Or you could do like my buddy did and have the frame hot dip galvanized. It looks good.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 09:07 AM   #50
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Do you know how much it was? I wouldn't be able to spend more than 150 probably. Still on a college budget.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #51
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That i don't know, I would just look around
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Unread 12-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #52
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Well I looked at a couple places and I think the only thing a can afford is to pressure wash the inside and then spray a crap ton of eastwood spray in there.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #53
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Got the compressor wired up in the basement so sandblasting the frame is happening this weekend! Finally. I ordered $160 worth of paint and cleaning stuff for the frame haha. 4 cans of eastwood internal frame paint, marine clean, metal ready, quart of por15 (already had it) and a quart of flex cote. I'll post pictures up as I go.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #54
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Well I was a little behind schedule but it's getting done! Here's the current work as of 4:00 today:

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The bottom still needs a spraying of Prep and Ready and then it goes into the garage for its POR 15 coats and Flex Cote. I have to say that Marine Clean really rips a lot of the crud right off.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #55
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Looking good
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Unread 01-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #56
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Thanks man! I did a second hammer test on everything and there aren't any weak spots that I found The Eastwood paint should keep it that way.
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Unread 01-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #57
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Should I spray some undercoating over the por15 and flexcote? I sprayed the eastwood inside the frame after the por15 had dried because the inside of the frame was still wet. There are green drips on some areas. I could just leave it though haha. Any input?
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Unread 01-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #58
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Here's the frame all finished up. Pardon the crappy cell pics, my brother took the camera back to college with him.





Took the jeep out for a little cruise today in the snow then it went into the garage so I could gut the interior.





I also have a tuffy center console that I might want to get rid of.

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Unread 01-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #59
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Forgot to add this:



I'm thinking rokmen tank skid when I'm putting everything back together
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Unread 01-22-2012, 08:02 AM   #60
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Whew. A full frame swap - good for you. Quite the project, but well worth it in the end if the replacement is taken care of correctly. And it certainly looks like you're doing a good job of that!

Don't forget, you've got an entire club of guys that are willing to help. Post up on NSJ when you're doing this and I'm sure you'd get some wrenching hands!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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