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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #16
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What are you using between the steel and aluminum to prevent corrosion caused by dissimilar metals? Aqualu suggests cutting inner tubes and placing between the rollbar mounts and tub. I would think you would also need more isolation other than just paint as well at the windshield hinges, hood hinges, fenders, etc.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #17
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Congrats on taking the time and money to do this restore. Looking good so far.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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What are you using between the steel and aluminum to prevent corrosion caused by dissimilar metals? Aqualu suggests cutting inner tubes and placing between the rollbar mounts and tub. I would think you would also need more isolation other than just paint as well at the windshield hinges, hood hinges, fenders, etc.
Using rubber. The fenders obviously touch the aluminum tub but the paint should do the job I don't like the way the rubber looks between the two. From the builds I have seen I have not really seen any issues with the dissimilar metals documented when using gaskets or paint. I'm using stainless fastners as Aqualu recommends and I am just slathering them up with anti seize. I think if its isolated with paint, powder coat or the gasket it won't be an issue.

I'm getting a quote to get it all powder coated. A Father of a Guy in my Jeep Club owns a shop. I know what he charges for the fenders and stuff I just need to find out about the tub. So that might be an option. I saw ICON built a custom Toyota FJ using an Aqualu body and they powdercoated it. It was on a Jay Lenos Garage
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #19
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I love the Scarmblers. I don't see many around here. I may rebuild one myself someday. They sure make a nice rig with the extra room.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Thanks to everyone!

Jim1611 I totally agree thats why I had to have one it would be nice to have some extra space when the wife and kids are with me. The TJ is great but the extra room will be nice.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #21
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A little more progress was made. Took longer than I hoped but I got the YJ half doors on. I had to do a little custom work to the strikers since aqualu doesn't use the same set up. I forgot to take a picture but I will and add it later. Really it just consisted of taking apart the old striker assembly drilling a hole and having to shim it a little.



I hope to put the halftop on this weekend (I just need to get some people to help me lift it.) then I will modify TJ Soft Upper frames to fit the YJ doors and then have it fit my halfcab.

So it will end up like this
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #22
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I'll get some better outside pictures this weekend but a little taste of what its looking like. Hope to have the rest of my parts this week and install them this weekend. Then time to take it apart again.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #23
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on the close up of the drivers side door the front quarter panel looks dented but as you zoomed out, its just the light reflecting off your scuff marks...great build thread so far!!! keep up the good work!
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #24
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on the close up of the drivers side door the front quarter panel looks dented but as you zoomed out, its just the light reflecting off your scuff marks...great build thread so far!!! keep up the good work!
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Shoot I never noticed that but your right it does look like a dent. Just a weird reflection.

I polished a very small section of the aluminum those marks come out pretty easy. It will probably take a couple days but the Jeep will polish up really nice.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #25
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cant wait to see it!
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I am trying to build the best Jeep I can. Sure some of my skills might not be the best and I might be really slow but I'm doing it by myself with no instruction manual.

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Drilled and mounted the flares


added tail lights and fuel filler



Mounting the tail lights and cutting out the hole for the fuel filler was tough. It took me all day. Unfortunately I don't have the old tub to take measurements and relied solely on the people here at Jeepforum.com for help with measurements. I think they turned out pretty well.
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You're doing a hellva job. That halftop sets it off.
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First off I have new Black skins for the windows but I'm not putting them on until the Jeep is almost done so they stay scratch free during the build up.

So these are TJ Windows, YJ half doors on a CJ. Its a really easy modification. You leave the first metal down pin on the window frame. You cut the middle and back metal down pin off trim a little off them. Then you Weld the middle down pin in the last position and weld the last down pin in the middle down pin position. They fit better then my TJ soft windows on my TJ.

I picked the rust free yj half doors up on craigslist for $170 and the upper soft windows and frames for $75 also on craigslist.
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Some updated Pictures. I'm getting closer The steel parts I painted Chrysler Silver. Of all the aluminum two tone Aqualu Jeeps and Toyota FJ's Silver and the polished aluminum is my favorite. Someday I might paint the tub but right now I'm gonna sport the polished aluminum.











Hope to start bolting all the body parts on soon and then time to wire it up.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #30
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nice build for sure. this jeep should last a lifetime or two when it's finished!
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