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Unread 06-27-2006, 06:02 AM   #1
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CJ7 tub repair?

On my CJ7 I have a lot of rot on the drivers side of the tub from the door to the rear corner. My thought was to cut out the rot and replace it with sheet metal, but what is the best way to attach the replacement sheet? Can I use a MIG welder, or should I rivet the sheet in place? How much overlap should I have between the new sheet metal and the existing tub?

Sorry for the really dumb questions, but this side of the Jeep is a little more then some bondo or fiberglass.

Thanks Rob

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Unread 06-28-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Mig, spot welding it in, jumping around alot as to not distort, 1/16 gap at most
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Thank you scarface97!! I will give it a shot, I can not make it any worse then what it is.
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Unread 06-29-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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You are right on that, just get the cancer out and work what you can metal wise.

It will add character
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I could email you some pictures of how I took care of my floor boards. Send me a pm if your interested.
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you could rivet it, but I don't think that it would look very good. Weld it with as smooth of a bead as you can get, then grind it smooth. On my CJ5 I covered a lot of the rot (i put penatrol on it first to stop any further rust) with diamond plating The diamond plating I did rivet on though
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