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Unread 01-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #76
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Good work, still working on mine. About ready for paint.

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Unread 01-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #77
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Good work, still working on mine. About ready for paint.
I so look forward to starting the bodywork , thats still a ways off for me . Are you going to make small side doors for access ? Do you have build thread? How nose heavy is it ? Nice looking fab work , keep up the good work .
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Unread 01-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #78
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Thanks! Haven't done a build thread yet. Still have a lot of parts left to get. It will have a roof top tent on it. I still have to build a semi cage to hold it. I am going to have an upholstery shop make a snap on cover to go from the bottom of the tent structure all the way around the tub to close it all in and keep the elements out. Kind of like an old CJ. It will have a 21 gallon water tank under the dash, so I guess it will be nose heavy when full. Mounting 2 batteries on the wheel wells behind the axle to offset that a bit. My generator and refrigerator will mount towards the back to help also.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #79
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Thanks! Haven't done a build thread yet. Still have a lot of parts left to get. It will have a roof top tent on it. I still have to build a semi cage to hold it. I am going to have an upholstery shop make a snap on cover to go from the bottom of the tent structure all the way around the tub to close it all in and keep the elements out. Kind of like an old CJ. It will have a 21 gallon water tank under the dash, so I guess it will be nose heavy when full. Mounting 2 batteries on the wheel wells behind the axle to offset that a bit. My generator and refrigerator will mount towards the back to help also.
That seems to be well thought out , its nuts how high you can lift it . Is it shakey at all ?


I managed to get out to the garage for a little bit this evening .The tailgates are mounted , but I am going to have to figure something else out for front TJ tailgate as I had to use spacers to get the hinges to sit flat .


First up was to make something for the CJ tailgate hinges to attach too . I used a piece of angle iron to resist warping as the tailgate is opened and closed . I drilled four holes to match the pattern on the hinges . Then I ran the tap through the holes .

Next up was to test fit the brace before putting it in the cross member .

You can see where I inserted the brace through the body seam . I am going to weld the seam back up before the final install of the tub .

The brace is fished into place and the tailgate is installed .

Dropped down and no flex in the tub cross member as it went down .

Front and rear tailgates are installed . I will have to either make or buy the rest of the tail gate hardware for both the front and rear . I still dont know if I am going to swing the front tailgate or mount it . If it is mounted I think it will add a lot of rigidity to the tub , and I dont see myself opening the front up very often . Still thinking this through any thoughts ?
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Unread 01-07-2013, 05:08 AM   #80
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another aussie one...

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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #81
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another aussie one...
Was that a CJ 6 ? How did you make the front corners ? I love the old school tub.
How many trailers have you built ?
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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #82
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Was that a CJ 6 ? How did you make the front corners ? I love the old school tub.
How many trailers have you built ?
Not mine this one. Its a guy from Tasmania. Yes it was a CJ6 and was cut just behind the doors. my next trailer will be similar to the one above with the firewall kept and using this

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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #83
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Sad to see a CJ 6 cut up , they are fairly rare over here .

On a different note absolutely no progress was made tonight .
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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #84
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Looks like your priorities are in order. Hope there was a cold beverage in your hand.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #85
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Looks like your priorities are in order. Hope there was a cold beverage in your hand.
My newest favorite , Victoria . Fantastic stuff . Half day tomorrow , hopefully I can sneak out to the garage without anyone noticing ...
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Unread 01-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #86
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Got my bodywork finished yesterday. Everything is in primer now. Gotta get some tube this week and finish up my tent/cage finished up so I can paint. Hopefully be painting in a couple of weeks.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #87
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Got my bodywork finished yesterday. Everything is in primer now. Gotta get some tube this week and finish up my tent/cage finished up so I can paint. Hopefully be painting in a couple of weeks.
Wheres the pictures ? Heck if you dont want to start a thread post them up here !


Made a little progress this afternoon . There was a lot of cutting going on .


Made a template from an old USPS box . This is for the back corner where the tubs were welded together and there was no floor .

I cut the floor out of the last of the old tub , and then trimmed it to fit .

The first of many patch panels tonight .

The above posts were brought to you by Victoria Beer .

The rear floor patch in place .

Close up of the patch in place .

I plan on trimming out the edges of the old wheelwells with small angle then I can use the covered areas to store all of my fluids .

I still need to flapper everything , but the gas tank patch fits pretty good .

The last patch of the night . Hopefully I can weld it all up this week and try to get everything bolted down . Then it will time for the bodywork .
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Unread 01-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #88
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Hard to keep a camera around with all the dust. I will snap a couple tomorrow.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #89
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Got the body work finished. Need to do finish sand and will be ready for paint. Got the cage/tent frame built and tacked together today.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #90
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Got the body work finished. Need to do finish sand and will be ready for paint. Got the cage/tent frame built and tacked together today.
Don't know what happened with that pic.
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