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post #1 of 39 Old 04-25-2011, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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'79 cj rebuild

i have been toying with this idea for a while now. i finally gathered up enough motivation and parts to start her reconstuction. i was planning on running with a cj57(5+7) theme but who has time to wait for a fiberglass cj5 tub to show up. so now the plan is to take this.......

and convert her into this.........

using this...........



this is what she looks like today.........

i started dissecting the tub this afternoon and cast my first part of the side mold. should have the side mold done tomorrow. hoping to have all the materials and the time to get her leveled out to do all the glass work this weekend. then i get to cut the frame.
i will do a build video when she is done like i did for the golfcart build. pics so far...........










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Very interesting project and it looks like you are making good progress!

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Impressive indeed. Please keep us updated.
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hoping to finish the tub this weekend.


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post #6 of 39 Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 AM
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By the look of those pics and all the toys in the background, you're most certainly a project kind of guy!

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post #7 of 39 Old 04-30-2011, 02:37 PM
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Wow! You have a strong command of fiberglassing! I'm going to have to learn how to do a little of that, myself...not to the extent that you're taking it, though. Very impressive!

What is that piece that you wrapped to extend (connect) the rocker panel?

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I sure wish you'd post a step by step of what you're doing with the glass work. I enjoy watching people do things like this and always am wanting to learn something new. Great work!!
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post #10 of 39 Old 04-30-2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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By the look of those pics and all the toys in the background, you're most certainly a project kind of guy!
an understanding wife that enjoys the end result helps......
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Wow! You have a strong command of fiberglassing! I'm going to have to learn how to do a little of that, myself...not to the extent that you're taking it, though. Very impressive!

What is that piece that you wrapped to extend (connect) the rocker panel?
Rich
it was a mold i cast off of the rocker panel. i painted and waxed the rocker
then fiberglassed over it. after that i removed it and then clamped it to the end of the rocker to cast another piece to that. i only had 20" of straight rocker to mold off of but was extending the jeep 38". the problem with stretching the jeep is you need to make parts. the easiest way is to use the contours you already have. i'm not all that good at fiberglass work, i'm actually a welder. i have worked with fiberghlass on past boats i had so i'm not all that new to it but it is actually an easy thing to learn.

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I sure wish you'd post a step by step of what you're doing with the glass work. I enjoy watching people do things like this and always am wanting to learn something new. Great work!!
i wish i knew how to put it in words. i'll work on it and edit it later.



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Great video and KEWL build! Especially liked the Juggers video. What river were you on?

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ahh, heather. not my video but she is my dream white trash, backwoods, drunk camp whore. just kidding, you should check out all her videos, she kicks a$$......http://www.youtube.com/user/Jeff3230
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post #14 of 39 Old 05-02-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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started tearing down the jeep this evening. nothing like trying to remove decade old cheep hardware out of a 30 year old body.






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