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post #46 of 264 Old 07-25-2012, 10:20 PM
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Nice dude!

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post #47 of 264 Old 08-17-2012, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Not much new to show. I got the bed frame sandblasted and primed. I need to build a sturdy table to assemble the bed on. I had it sitting on a set of plastic saw horses, and that wasn't stable.

I did find a "jeep truck" emblem off a 1948 jeep truck. I only have 1. I don't know if I will install it on the tailgate, ir use it as a template to have one cnc'd out of aluminum. I could possibly make a mold and make a few emblems out of fiberglass resin mixed with chopped fiberglass. The chopped fiberglass is very fine. Almost like a powder.
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post #48 of 264 Old 08-17-2012, 02:03 PM
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great metal work, this is the stuff i want to learn how to do

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post #49 of 264 Old 08-24-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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I started welding the bed sides to the frame.
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post #50 of 264 Old 08-24-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I cut out the fenderwells. This will help me plug weld the inner fenders to the frame. It's starting to look like a bed.
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post #51 of 264 Old 08-24-2012, 03:15 PM
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Looks great, similar to how I want to build my trailer for my roof top tent/camper. Keep it up!
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post #52 of 264 Old 08-24-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great, similar to how I want to build my trailer for my roof top tent/camper. Keep it up!
Sounds like a cool project. I will be following when you start it. I am following your "dumpster dive" project. Keep up the good work!
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post #53 of 264 Old 09-11-2012, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I got the front panels welded in. I don't see any reason to completely weld the seams. I will grind the plug welds down, and then seam seal the seams.
I will probably spray the front of the bed with spray on bed liner or Lizard skin.
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post #54 of 264 Old 09-17-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I got the welds ground down on the front of the bed and bare metal touched up with epoxy primer.
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post #55 of 264 Old 09-18-2012, 06:12 AM
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Looking Good

Great work Dave.
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post #56 of 264 Old 09-18-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I started working on the rear of the Jeep bed. The right corner was a little longer than the left side. My tailgate had no gap, so I had to cut 1/4 inch out of the right rear corner.
I will keep spot welding the seam until it's all welded.
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post #57 of 264 Old 09-19-2012, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Great work Dave.
Thanks Boyde! It's slow going when you got a 2 year old to chase around, and running a 14 year old everywhere (soccer practice ect.).
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I had to stop and think how I was going to make the supports for the rear corners. I was going to use scrambler inner supports, but they are longer than I wanted.
My bed design has less rear hangover behind the rear tires than the scrambler, so the scrambler parts would take up all the area behind the inner fender wells. I want to use this area for
custom made aluminum boxes.

I bent up some 16 gauge sheet metal supports for the corners. Just clamped in place they really stiffened up the corners.
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post #59 of 264 Old 09-30-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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The rear bed frame support doesn't go all the way to the side of the rear corner. I can run the wiring harness to the tail lights up through this area.
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post #60 of 264 Old 09-30-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the right side corner panel and support. More weld grinding to do...AUUGGGG!!!
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