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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #31
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Had some time today to work on the floor boards. Cut out all the rusted area in the driver floor and fitted the replacement panel. I picked up some POR15 to coat everything i could reach while the floor had a huge hole in it.



Had everything prepped and finally ready to weld.



Turns out as we were going to set up the welder we found out that someone accidently gave away the wrong tank (don't ask...) and we couldnt weld the floor in today.

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Unread 12-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #32
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Front floor pan done.




Also Finished the mock-up of the boatsides and will take them over to the sheet metal shop to get the 3/16Th ones bent up. Now have to debate on if i should paint them or pay to get them powdercoated. Any opinions on paint over powdercoat for rockers? I know powdercoat tends to be stronger but figured paint might be easier to touch up if it gets scratched up.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #33
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Picked up a explorer 8.8 410 LSD. Soon as I get the body work done this is next on the list.



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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #34
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Had my friend bend up the 3/16" boatsides today. He also had enough material to cut me backing strips. Just have to intall them and figure out the hole locations, drill mounting holes along top and at the body mounts. Going to counter sink the the holes across the top and use flush mount bolts so it looks clean.

Cut the metal on the Laser and then bent it up


The 3/16" are pretty thick and doubt i would ever be able to bend these while wheeling.



The front body mount is a bit higher then the other so i solved it by putting a small bend to raise the one end about an inch. Debating on boxing it with some scrap and welding it up. But the metal is so thick i honestly think it will hold up just fine the way it is.

I also wanted to cut down on the weight abit so i cut the bottom to run along side the frame. You can see it in the last pic how i angled the bottom.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #35
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Clean clean work man, love the front bumper mod. Makes a big difference! Looking forward to seeing the boatsides done!
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:38 AM   #36
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Looks good man. I have the front replacement finders on mine as well- just wish they had some to tie in the rear... i am thinking about what you did and just take the plastic factory finders off. Keep it up and can't wait to see more..
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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #37
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Clean clean work man, love the front bumper mod. Makes a big difference! Looking forward to seeing the boatsides done!
Thanks, i was really happy with the outcome. Can't beat free upgrades.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #38
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Took some time today to swap tail gates. All the bolts were frozen and i ended up stripping out the torx. Had to drill out the bolts and mount the tailgate with new standard hex head bolts. Plan is to replace as many torx as possible with regular bolts. Only a few places I will leave the torx. (Screw you torx). Next time going to try weldin g a hex head to it and use a standard socket. The new gate sits a million times better. My old one was so bent by the PO the in certain spots I could slide my finger into the gap with the tailgate closed.



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Unread 12-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #39
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Well Wifea claus was good to me this year got me a Hi-Lift with base and a set of F.O.A. reservior shocks for the jeep. Just need to order some shock hoops for the front. Also have to figure out how/where to mount the reservior.


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Unread 12-26-2012, 04:33 PM   #40
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Installed some sheetmetal in the drivers side rear floor. Welder ran out of gas so have to finish it up over the weekend.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #41
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Installed some sheetmetal in the drivers side rear floor. Welder ran out of gas so have to finish it up over the weekend.
What gas do you run for welding thin sheet metal? I use straight co2 it burns cooler and doesn't warp as easy...

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Unread 12-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #42
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What gas do you run for welding thin sheet metal? I use straight co2 it burns cooler and doesn't warp as easy...

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Use argon/co2 mix. Argon actually has less heat then straight CO2 and is better for thin steel.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #43
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One more floorboard down, 3 out of 4 done. Just need to do the front passanger floor, close off rocker panels with sheetmetal for the boatsides, Grind down current welds, seam seal, prime, and monsterliner.

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Unread 01-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #44
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Got the last floor panel in today. Now just have to close off the rocker panels with some sheetmetal so i can finish my boatside rocker gaurds. Still have to figure out exacly how i will do the rocker panels, i want to be able to remove the rocker gaurds and still have a nice finished look to the tub.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #45
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Started with the drivers boat side rocker today. Cut a strip of 16G and welded to to the body and then on the inside to the floor pans. Want to totally seal off the tub. It went pretty smooth , just need 2 small patch piece of sheetmetal on the rocker were i cut out some rust. Doesnt have to look perfect since its just getting covered by the 3/16" boat side rocker gaurds, but i still want it to be as close to factory look as possible.

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