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post #31 of 269 Old 02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
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Nice score on the tailgate. I'm a bit biased but I think they're pretty cool...If it's relatively rust free I say use it!



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post #32 of 269 Old 03-05-2012, 12:24 PM
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Looks good man...


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post #33 of 269 Old 03-05-2012, 12:40 PM
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looking good. i say make your own tailgate. You have done a great job so far and i think a custom bead rolling design would look awesome.
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Yep make your own and sell me the CJ tailgate for mine.

I even have a spare set of Stamped Jeep logo out of the side of the tub I can throw in.


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post #35 of 269 Old 05-01-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's been a while since I have worked on my project (life happens). So today I had a couple hours, while my 2 year old was taking nap, to do a little work. My bed sides are 1 1/2 wide on the top, so I had to make a little filler piece on the cj corners to make them match the bed sides.

I also had to make a small cut on the top part of the corners. I couldn't get the corner 90 degrees to the bed side without forcing it, and then the seam(where the corner attaches to the bed) would open up. Here are a few pics.
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Sorry for the pics being so big. I'm not computer savy, and I don't know how to fix it.
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post #37 of 269 Old 05-01-2012, 11:37 PM
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all i want to know is what do you do for a day job? cuz i think that you are doing a great job. cant wait to see the outcome..... keep up the good work.
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What type of welder are you using, mig? It all looks super clean an nice good job
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post #39 of 269 Old 05-02-2012, 01:04 AM
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Very cool so far. Can't wait to see it finished.

Those of you who believe in telekinesis,
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post #40 of 269 Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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all i want to know is what do you do for a day job? cuz i think that you are doing a great job. cant wait to see the outcome..... keep up the good work.
Thank's for the compliment.
I am an aircraft mechanic, but I really enjoy working on cars, especially Jeeps. I have 2 Jeeps right now, a 1979 401 CJ5, and my daily driver 2003 TJ. So this will be my 3rd. This is going to be a long time build. My 3 boys, and my wife keep me busy (18, 13 and 2 year old).
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What type of welder are you using, mig? It all looks super clean an nice good job
I am using a 220V Millermatic mig 185, with .030 wire. The metal I am using for the bed is 16 ga.(.060) cold rolled steel and the 1x1 frame is 14 ga.(.083), so its pretty easy to weld without burning through.
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post #42 of 269 Old 05-02-2012, 08:46 AM
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Oh nice nice, I just bought a Lincoln 180C mig and I have a 225 Lincoln arc both 220v, so I should be able to do the same type of stuff, maybe not as nice looking lol, I'll be following this keep up the good work
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post #43 of 269 Old 06-05-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Progress has been slow. I got the metal that goes between the left and right rear corners, below the tailgate...what the tailgate bolts to.

The rear corner pieces have been a pain to get lined up with the tailgate. And there is some minor surface rust starting to show up in a few places. So I decided to disassemble the bed treat it with some phosphate and paint it with some epoxy primer. I was wanting to paint all the seperate pieces before I assembled it, to minimise rust issues. Where ever I need to weld I will remove the epoxy paint, and repaint with weld through copper primer. All the seams will get seam sealed.

I am thinking of having the bed frame powder coated before final reassembly.

Here are some pics of the bed disassembled...
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post #44 of 269 Old 07-25-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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I got the bare sheet metal primed with epoxy. I only removed the paint where the plug welds are located. This way I can keep as much paint between the welded metal.
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A pic of the inner fender.
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