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Unread 05-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #46
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Coca Cola will remove rust as well. Phosphoric acid happens to be one of the main ingredients.



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Unread 05-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #47
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Adam, I'm sorry. I'm not trying to dog on you on the acid. I think you're doing a great job on the build... keep up the good work.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #48
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Adam, I'm sorry. I'm not trying to dog on you on the acid. I think you're doing a great job on the build... keep up the good work.
No worries at all Scott, neither myself or my precious acid are offended. Safety first!!!

BTW, gotta love Craigslist. Scored a never been used, 1000 lb HF engine stand for only $25! They retail For $59.99 + tax



At some point I will be getting a hoist to remove the engine from my frame.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #49
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Progress pics:

This little spot was the result of rust developing between a seam on the underside of the tub. Most of the rust was hidden underneath.



Cut out both layers of sheet metal:



Backside:



My makeshift press to form the ribbing.



Finished:



Nasty dent on the rear of the tub where the previous owner backed into a trailer hitch.



All worked out with the hammer and dolly set. The pic looks like the area is still dented a bit, but it is in fact perfectly flat.

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Unread 05-31-2012, 09:01 PM   #50
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Awesome idea with using the punch as a die to form the webbing. I wish I would have done that to a couple small areas of my floor patches.

I don't think I have posted in your thread before but I have been following along. You've been making some great progress. All that metal work can get daunting. Great job.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 09:06 PM   #51
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I agree with Mike... very cool that you figured out to make the rib. I'll keep that in mind when I start my build.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #52
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I love visiting this thread, your always full of neat and creative little ideas to help you on your build.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #53
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Awesome idea with using the punch as a die to form the webbing. I wish I would have done that to a couple small areas of my floor patches.

I don't think I have posted in your thread before but I have been following along. You've been making some great progress. All that metal work can get daunting. Great job.
Thanks Mike! I agree on the daunting part of the metal work. I feel like I've made a ton of progress with it, yet there is still so much more to do. I just have to keep plugging away.

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I agree with Mike... very cool that you figured out to make the rib. I'll keep that in mind when I start my build.
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I love visiting this thread, your always full of neat and creative little ideas to help you on your build.
Appreciate it guys. I've enjoyed all your builds too.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #54
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Fun pics of the kiddos!!!

These pics are a few weeks old, but these are my two little helpers. My 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter.





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Unread 06-07-2012, 06:08 AM   #55
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Great Pics and Great Kids!! They grow so fast...
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Unread 06-07-2012, 06:34 AM   #56
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Adam,

Strong work, so far, and a great thread.

I, too, am a huge fan of Prep & Etch. The stuff is amazing, and cheap too. I used a similar product called Rust Mort before I discovered P&E. The Rust Mort was equally effective, but it was about 3 times more expensive than P&E.

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Unread 06-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #57
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Adam,

Strong work, so far, and a great thread.

I, too, am a huge fan of Prep & Etch. The stuff is amazing, and cheap too. I used a similar product called Rust Mort before I discovered P&E. The Rust Mort was equally effective, but it was about 3 times more expensive than P&E.

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Thanks Matt!

By the way, what kind of primer and top coat do you use over phosphoric acid prepped metal. In addition, what primer over the black iron phosphate (converted rust)?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #58
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Nice metal work going here to save the tub and having it look original with all the little details you are doing. Making ribs and forming metal by any means necessary with common shop tools is always an A+ in my eyes. People with ingenuity like you are always going to come out on top no matter what comes up and it gets easier and better looking as it comes along.

Nice work!
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Nice metal work going here to save the tub and having it look original with all the little details you are doing. Making ribs and forming metal by any means necessary with common shop tools is always an A+ in my eyes. People with ingenuity like you are always going to come out on top no matter what comes up and it gets easier and better looking as it comes along.

Nice work!
Very classy post Keith! Thank you very much
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Unread 06-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #60
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Update:

I've been working on fixing some of the rusted areas on the back end of the jeep. Valence repair, rear body mount repair, sheet metal repair near gas filler, and body mount cage repair.

The ugly shots:





Valence:



Valence pulled and in bad shape:



Rear driver's side body mount area in bad shape:





The Good!!!

Cleaned up valence with one repair piece ready to be welded on soon:





Bad section cut out:





Making the new piece. The dotted lines are the folds/bends. Don't mind the surface rust, it was removed:





Tacked on:



New body mount plate made:



Making a new body nut/bolt cage:







Welded up:






I'm about ready to move on to the other side, and once that side is finished I will coat the inside of the rear body mount channel, re-install the repaired valence, and then move on to the next challenge. This area has been very time consuming and a major PITA! Making progress though.
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