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post #31 of 53 Old 03-08-2013, 03:13 PM
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Your Jeep is awesome. I have a friend with a '59 Willys I would love to get my hands on. You mentioned you are military. Do you live at a base that has a hobby shop with an auto shop?

You seem to have found a good method for your body work. Just remember Bondo must be kept less than a dime thick or it will crack eventually. If you have a thicker patch get the bondo that has fiberglass threads in it. One method for patching if you don't have a welder is to cut a patch of steel a bit bigger and glue it from the back side with auto panel adhesive and fill the front with fiberglass bondo. The adhesive is about $20 a tube from Eastwood and is applied with an ordinary $5 caulk gun. Instead of real Bondo brand I like Rage Gold from Evercoat; it's about $49 a gallon from Eastwood. If you subscribe to their spam they will constantly send you codes for free shipping. I mostly had to comment so I can find this thread again!

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post #32 of 53 Old 03-08-2013, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks nervo for the compliment on the jeep its nice to hear occasionally I havnt had her out in public yet and all i hear from the wife is negative remarks but it needs quite a bit of work but I love her all the same the only area that I am gonna use bondo on is that area that where I covered the big hole besides covering small holes thst were used to pull dent bu the po but I only used enough to cover over the screen patch and that big area on the rear passenger side that i cleared all bondo out I'm only gonna patch the lil holes and beat the hell outta the dents and just paint it it'll give it a lil character and yes I am military and we do have a shop on base but they don't allow body work in there I wish we had a paint booth like some of the other post do but oh well
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Oh and I am using the rage gold got it for 30 a gallon from napa
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post #34 of 53 Old 03-10-2013, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Got a question in between all my body panels like the fenders and grill I noticed there was some sort of silicone sealant, when I get to the point of reassembly would it be a good idea to redo the sealant or just bolt them back together
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post #35 of 53 Old 03-10-2013, 06:05 PM
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Got a question in between all my body panels like the fenders and grill I noticed there was some sort of silicone sealant, when I get to the point of reassembly would it be a good idea to redo the sealant or just bolt them back together
If it is factory I would remove the old stuff and get something a local auto paint supplier, or one of our fellow members might be kind enough to recommend.

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post #36 of 53 Old 03-14-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Update I've got the hood, both fenders, and grill all finished painted I was planning on taking off the windshield frame but the way the roll bar is welded in I can't get enough torque on the screws so that's staying on. The tub is completely sanded but have yet to have time to primer it but hopping to get some work done on Friday and this weekend
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post #37 of 53 Old 03-14-2013, 04:30 PM
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Update I've got the hood, both fenders, and grill all finished painted I was planning on taking off the windshield frame but the way the roll bar is welded in I can't get enough torque on the screws so that's staying on. The tub is completely sanded but have yet to have time to primer it but hopping to get some work done on Friday and this weekend
Sounds like you are making good progress.

So what do you think of this type 'paint process' so far?

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Well so far considering the lil bit of money I've got into it, it's looking great I have yet to see it in the sunlight so I'm sure ill have touch ups to do but the beauty of that is all I gotta do is grab a roller or foam brush and hit it real quick and my process would be goin a lot quicker if it wernt for body work but all in all I think anybody could do it
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post #39 of 53 Old 03-30-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my 1st cost of primer on it
Been pretty busy lately
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Finally got my 1st cost of primer on it
Been pretty busy lately
Heck the rest of the job can be done one handed!!!!!

I know that you will be happy with the results.

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post #42 of 53 Old 03-31-2013, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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So far. I'm off tomorrow so I'm gonna try and get 2 coats of blue on tomorrow one in the morning and another during the day some time with 70 degree mornings here in hell paso tx should dry pretty quickly. today it was 91* at 2oclock
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The heep may be goin back together here pretty soon but as soon as I'm done with the paint I'm tearing out the Interior and monstalining it black and hopefully my new seats will be in soon
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Oh and that pic was takin with one coat of paint and after I lightly sanded it down
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post #45 of 53 Old 07-24-2013, 12:17 PM
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Hey Fiddy have any pics of the finished paint job? I'm going to be doing the exact thing here soon.

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