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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Originally Posted by John Strenk
What CJ owner doesn't want to hack up his harness for the next owner to have fun with?
Originally Posted by Broseph
The thread will derail quicker than a walrus on a Crisco-soaked Slip 'n' Slide.
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.
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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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.
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?