Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of Old 01-04-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert
Posts: 16,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by hutch1200 View Post
Matt, Im glad you brought this up, I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new frame too. Yours my freind is like mine. 17 cents a pound! Seam rust too...never get a weld to hold AND seal. Well, I can't. I'm likely to go q-tec because I'm a cheap prick. For $100 I can do alot of filing/fitting. And you may wind up w/the same aftermarket piece!
My .02 cents
We're cheap prick brothers, my friend.

I'm most disappointed that no one makes an exact replicate of the OE, or that I haven't found one yet. I noticed that even some of the best restorations, like Keith444's, were forced to use the inaccurate (ribbed) replicate.

Oh well, it is a 31-year old vehicle, after all....

Matt

Matt1981CJ7 is offline  
post #17 of Old 01-07-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert
Posts: 16,348
Hey hutch,

I got your PM. I chose to restore my original the best I could.

I started by treating every spec of rust with Rust Mort (phosphoric acid) inside and out. Then I sanded and filled the most porous areas with metal glaze, then sanded everything smooth, again.

Here are before and after shots. Hopefully, I've slowed the rot down and will get several more years out of this frame. We'll see.

Matt
Attached Thumbnails
Windshield5.jpg   Windshield3.jpg   Windshield6.jpg   Windshield2.jpg   Winshield6.jpg  

Matt1981CJ7 is offline  
post #18 of Old 01-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Area.3.Fiftyone
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kingston, Pa. 18704
Posts: 3,469
Whoah, wait...... Hutch, you have a really nice one and didn't tell me about it when you were here?

Hook a brotha up!

Mine is toast. I found an OEM one that is ok, but not perfect.

Let me know.

Sorry about the hijack.

79' CJ7 - 82' CJ8 - 94' YJ - 96' ZJ
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.......
Area.3.Fiftyone is offline  
post #19 of Old 01-08-2012, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert
Posts: 16,348
Stan,

Hutch is thinking about going with the Q-tec version, and he wanted my opinions on it, if I went that route.

Speaking of opinions, I need your expertise on my paint thread, if you wouldn't mind. Post #47.

Thanks,

Matt
Matt1981CJ7 is offline  
post #20 of Old 01-08-2012, 01:20 AM
hutch1200
Recovering Bronco Rider
 
hutch1200's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Clarks Summit
Posts: 3,205
Nice!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt1881CJ7 View Post
Hey hutch,

I got your PM. I chose to restore my original the best I could.

I stared by treating every spec of rust with Rust Mort (phosphoric acid) inside and out. Then I sanded and filled the most porous areas with metal glaze, then sanded everything smooth, again.

Here are before and after shots. Hopefully, I've slowed the rot down and will get several more years out of this frame. We'll see.

Matt
I never, evah thought that could be saved. Ya done proved me wrong. Again.
And I-Maiden, My brother did the old 4150 pound, insta top chop, @ speed. And an angle. I need new one too!
BTW, ordered the striker/hinge kit. I'll let you know how that works out, and thanx for the generous feedback. Make me a cash deal on the grab-bar as is, and 5.9 louvers? I'll deliver the q-tec w-frame free when I go for mine!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
hutch1200 is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
73 CJ5 Windshield frame help Greekcj5 Jeep CJ Forum 5 08-17-2011 04:24 AM
Quadratec Windshield Frame Install Problems Uncle Russ Jeep CJ Forum 44 10-09-2010 11:58 AM
Glass in 72-75 windshield frame intil 76-86 frame? 4lowherewego Jeep CJ Forum 6 06-29-2010 12:05 PM
Windshield Compatibility - CJ7 windshield to replace a '76+ CJ5 frame? kbazurpe Jeep CJ Forum 3 08-30-2008 09:02 PM
YJ Windshield Frame on CJ / ? Top ???? Scrambler82 Jeep CJ Forum 4 09-26-2002 05:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome