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Unread 05-24-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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cj7 body repair-rivet/tack weld spot fix

as all cj owners know...looking down the side of the jeep on the rear quarter you see a nice long succession of dimples. I am about to strip/prep/repaint my cj7 and im wondering the best method to fill those areas for a nice "straight body" look.
I worry about using a bondo type filler and having it pop off a year or two down the road. any suggestions would be appreciated! thanks, Dave

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update: no rust, new floors, stripped, primed, filled, blocked, and repainted with PPG Concept Garnet Metallic. Hardtop freshly painted, all trim painted in black metallic with a bit of flatener mixed in. New seats, carpet, console, roll bar pad, seat belts,dash, flares, windshield, seals, tire carrier and more!
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Unread 05-25-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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Why not just get a cheap wire feed flux welder?
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Unread 05-26-2006, 06:03 AM   #3
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yes x2 on that, you will thank yourself in the end and you will save a ton of money. plus it is a lot easier to weld somthing when its convenient for you, not calling up one of your friends, or leaving your car at a welding shop for days. i say just buy a welder.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 06:21 AM   #4
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wrap the rear in diamond plate. Seen several like this, can be made to look pretty good.
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Unread 05-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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guess I could flux weld it...didnt think of that. dad has a couple welders and the skill to go with them so maybe I will hit him up for some help thanks!
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Unread 05-27-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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err what would flux welding do? Would it fill the dimples like a bondo would except its metal?
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Unread 05-28-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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I doubt that body filler would pop out that easily so long as the parts are joined tightly. If your just filling in dimples like you say the body filler should work nicely.
However if you would rather not use it there is always the lead filler which is metal, almost just as easy to work with and will most certainly not lift or chip out.

Here is a link to a decently priced "starter" kit that should be enough to get the job done.
Good luck.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=PRODUCT
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Unread 05-28-2006, 11:54 AM   #8
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If done correctly, body filler would be fine to fill in those little dimples. If you want to fill them with weld, use gas and .025" solid wire to keep heat (distortion) down. Flux core bought from the local hardware store will be .035" or .030"... those will require too much heat for sheetmetal work... and will require a touch of filler in the end anyway.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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after stripping my interior and really looking for where I have rust, I have decided to just tub swap instead of chasing rust. for someone with decent welding skills this tub would be fine but with my limited skills in bodywork it would be a nightmare and very time consuming. both rockers and passenger quarter need work and front floorpans need changed out. this jeep spent 3 years in cleveland before I bought it...and it is now showing the effects of that lol. probably just going to go fiberglass and be done with it. thanks for all the replies everyone, the wealth of knowledge on this site is astounding!
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Unread 05-28-2006, 02:22 PM   #10
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