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Unread 05-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #16
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Looks great! I just went through what you're doing, so I know what a job it is. The only thing I would suggest is relocating the fuel filter & fuel line AWAY from over the exhaust manifold. That's an engine fire waiting to happen.

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What CJ owner doesn't want to hack up his harness for the next owner to have fun with?
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The thread will derail quicker than a walrus on a Crisco-soaked Slip 'n' Slide.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 09:04 AM   #17
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Well I have also been working on the tub. I had considered all the option as far as removing the paint. I even considered just sanding the old paint, but it was pretty rough. The vehicle has two coats of paint on it. I decided to use aircraft stripper to get the paint off, same as I did for the frame.





With the help of my friend, we got all of the paint off the top half in about 3 hours. It went a lot quicker then I had expected.



The next day I did the bottom. I am not sure why, but this paint was a little more dificult to remove. Spent an entire day doing the bottom.



Sprayed the whol thing with phosphoric acid to keep it from flash rusting.



No problems so far.

I want to remove all the old seam sealer, but the stuff is hard as rocks and the aircraft remover didn't even touch it.

I plan on sanding and priming this weekend.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #18
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Damb! that is coming along great! I wish my jeep that I got for $1700 was in as good of shape as what you started with. Good deal and great work!
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Unread 05-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #19
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To remove the old Seam sealer, I took an old sturdy flat head screw driver, with my bench grinder ground down to a fine edge. Just use a hammer to tab along and scrape it off. Did the entire inside of tub in about a half hour.
I used an old screw driver because i wasn't going to screw up any of my chisiles.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 12:21 PM   #20
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Also, kudos to your uncle! You owe him big time. I say take him out to a nice steak dinner once a month for a year and let him drive the Jeep anytime he wants.

By the way, has anyone ever told you that you look just like the actor in Kevin Smith's "Clerks" and "Clerks 2?"
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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:20 PM   #21
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Thanks everyone. Ya, my uncle who is 73, works circles around me. He drives an hour every Saturady to work on the Jeep with me. He's even more addicted then me, calls me mid-week to talk about what we are going to do next. He is an old school mechanic and has been working on motors like this since the 50's.

Never heard the Clerks resemblence before. Ran it past one of my partners and he was in stiches laughing. I'll have to watch the movie again, its been a long time.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone. Ya, my uncle who is 73, works circles around me. He drives an hour every Saturady to work on the Jeep with me.

Never heard the Clerks resemblence before. Ran it past one of my partners and he was in stiches laughing.
Your uncle is pretty cool. And if your partner was laughing so hard, it's gotta be true, eh?

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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:48 PM   #23
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Someone Please Make This Click-free

Okay....here's a side-by-side of you and Brian. You even wear your hair the same way and have similar goatees.

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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #24
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Ha ha that is to funny.....click free for you!

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Okay....here's a side-by-side of you and Brian. You even wear your hair the same way and have similar goatees.

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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:56 PM   #25
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Awesome - thanks. That only took 4 minutes! I feel the Jeep Love all over this board!!!! Woooo Hooooooo
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Unread 05-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #26
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Jorge,
that tub looks AWESOME! that stripper worked like nobody's bitness!

And your uncle is the BEST, I hope you give him the first ride. I wish my dad & I could still do this stuff together.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 07:19 AM   #27
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Thanks CopperCJ7...I really enjoyed the side by side. I think I'll print it up, it will make a nice conversation piece! LOL.

Ya Fatman, the Aircraft stripper is no joke. I had the hose at the ready for the occasional speck that would fly my way of stripped paint. Hurts like a @#$%^&*!
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Unread 06-03-2008, 06:22 PM   #28
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I got every speck of paint off the tub, sanded the bottom then hit it with two coats of Dupont epoxy primer:





Put new 3M seam sealer on



Then put two gallons of Herculiner on:



Got some on my hands, it won't come off!
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Unread 06-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #29
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Wow, looking good... that's going to be one heck of a nice Jeep when you're done with it.
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Unread 06-03-2008, 06:51 PM   #30
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Amazing job. I really want to do this one day... have you ever had experience doing a project like this before? or is this the first? keep up the good work. Cant wait to see it all finished! Do you know what color you'll end up painting it?
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