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post #16906 of 41803 Old 10-11-2012, 05:53 PM
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post #16907 of 41803 Old 10-11-2012, 10:40 PM
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Yo ksturgio someone just posted a 98 zj on cl that was crashed says good motor and tranny
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post #16908 of 41803 Old 10-11-2012, 11:01 PM
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Yo ksturgio someone just posted a 98 zj on cl that was crashed says good motor and tranny
Thanks man. Just offered $600 for both.
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post #16909 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 09:22 AM
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Started doing the plate work from the cage to the cab last night and got all the holes on the firewall filled in.




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post #16910 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 11:56 AM
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The dash in there looks good. The plating looks like it is really thick. Being that the tube is the structural member, couldn't you have gone with a lighter gauge?

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post #16911 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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Wish me luck I am going to take a look at the motor/trans tonight. Hopefully everything is good and I will have a running jeep again!
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post #16912 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 12:49 PM
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Wish me luck I am going to take a look at the motor/trans tonight. Hopefully everything is good and I will have a running jeep again!
Nice! Hell id say 600 for it all and part out the rest
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post #16913 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 01:09 PM
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Nice! Hell id say 600 for it all and part out the rest
I offered 6 to get him to return my call. I don't want to spend more then $400 on the combo. My trans is new so ill probably sell that to make my money back. If its a good running motor ill probably order a seal set and re-seal everything and call it good.
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post #16914 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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The dash in there looks good. The plating looks like it is really thick. Being that the tube is the structural member, couldn't you have gone with a lighter gauge?
You're seeing things... The plate is 20 gauge (0.035") and is the same thickness as the cab sheet metal if not actually a tiny bit thinner. It's actually really hard to weld without burning thru it cause it's so thin. With my welder set as low as it's capable of going if I do a continuous weld it burns holes in it almost instantly so I have to actually trigger weld it. So basically what you're seeing there is spot weld stacked half way on the next spot weld stacked half way on the next spot weld... You can grab the corner of the sheet between index finger and thumb and bend the corner of the sheet, it's that thin...

But with that said, it's also not meant to be structural at all. The idea behind it is to keep the cab from flexing too much. If the cab moves around over time it cracks and just gets to the point where keeping it together turns into a pain in the butt. All six pillars will be plated similarly and the cab also is welded to the cage in the 6 places that it goes thru the floor board.

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post #16915 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 01:52 PM
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Khris I have a little 110 mig if that would make the thin stuff easier

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post #16916 of 41803 Old 10-12-2012, 01:56 PM
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Khris, are you using such small plate because of weight? I would think 12 gauge wouldn't be much heavier and easier to weld. Plus wont dent up when it gets hit by pea gravel lol
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I actually have a little lincoln 100, 110V welder in my shed also, I'm just too lazy to pull it out.

Going thin cause I've "heard", when you're welding to the cab you want to use same thickness or thinner so that if it fails hopefully it tears the material you've added rather then the cab itself making future repairs easier. Then again, on my personal truck I think I used like 14 ga and I haven't had any issues with it. Welding it to the cab was HARD though cause you had to get the heat into the plate to make the weld stick without burning thru the super thin sheet metal. It was a challenge and mine looks like Poo compared to this one.

One thing I've noticed and many that have seen it have commented that the pictures don't do it justice. My fab work and welds aren't amazing but they do look much better in person then they do in the pictures.

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One thing I've noticed and many that have seen it have commented that the pictures don't do it justice. My fab work and welds aren't amazing but they do look much better in person then they do in the pictures.
I dunno....this guy cant even weld a shock mount!


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Yeah, no joke!!! I still want to see how the heck that thing broke!!! When you getting it fixed?

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I offered 6 to get him to return my call. I don't want to spend more then $400 on the combo. My trans is new so ill probably sell that to make my money back. If its a good running motor ill probably order a seal set and re-seal everything and call it good.
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