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post #1561 of 5422 Old 07-31-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Scott said "Are you saying my hands look bad," . Nope, mine did, not anymore though. lake water cleaned them right up. Heck, I could be a hand model.

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Nice work on the tub fellows! What are you going to do on the rear tub mounts as far as a mounting point?
Oi Vey!! I forgot about the rear mounts! We got a smilie slapping his forehead?? Oh, wait... Thanks for reminding me.

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i was going to post a couple pics of my 5, but would rather not highjack your thread. i will start another thread with the pics.
Rayne- Post up a couple for comparison. You're welcome to do that. If you're going to highlight your build, however, you will definitely want to start your own.


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post #1562 of 5422 Old 07-31-2011, 09:18 PM
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i was planning to do a build thread. but having just bought the jeep, i am still trying to map things out. trying to figure out a direction. that's why i was asking about the glass tub.
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i was planning to do a build thread. but having just bought the jeep, i am still trying to map things out. trying to figure out a direction. that's why i was asking about the glass tub.
The one thing you can do now is start taking photos. Some build threads run only 3 or 4 pages to document 3 years of work. Others run for scores of pages to document the same length of work for the same amount of time. It really just depends on how much time you want to put into taking photos, posting them, and typing about what you did or plan to do.

It does take some dedication and planning to do a good build thread, but I find that if I have the discipline to take photos, then it's easier to post them up and write about it. Plus, posts with photos are far more interesting than posts without.

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oh yes i will be taking bou-coup pics, my problem is that i work on a boat, away from home, so will have a lot of delays in the build.

now, enough about me, i want to see Clay laying down some paint.
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oh yes i will be taking bou-coup pics, my problem is that i work on a boat, away from home, so will have a lot of delays in the build.

now, enough about me, i want to see Clay laying down some paint.
Oh how I wish I worked on a boat... need any hands? I'm great on a boat.

Throw us a picture or two. We want to see!! Plleeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Clay COULD be laying down some paint by mid-week. Thinking of using a bedliner material for the bottom. Something I can shoot. Gotta check with their Tech Deprtment first though. One of my Jeep Buds reprimanded me for not doing that very thing when I was applying Bondo... wasa gonna do it MY way, but it DIDN'T WORK, and he was right. Now I owe him a life-time supply of Chili Beer. He drives a hard bargain! It was good advice. I gotta find out if the material (Rustoleum Brand) will adhere to fiberglass, and how big a nozzle I gotta have to aplly it. Already HAD one serios Faux-Pas with bed liner as a frame paint. That was early in this build. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo my Ambien is kicking in. I gots du go du bed!

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i was planning to do a build thread. but having just bought the jeep, i am still trying to map things out. trying to figure out a direction. that's why i was asking about the glass tub.
Do it Mannnn... Itz grret! Yu will love the proces. Ya gain a lot of friends doin it. Great support too. Do it...

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Just some Kerr Trash to keep you amused...

Clay is starting and Industrial Arts Club at the college. his classmates are interested in it, the Teacher is interested, the Department Head supports it too. Clay pitched the advanced welding class with the idea this evening. Some were iffy, but a couple of guys really liked the idea. They have in mind to do some kind of fund-raisers, so they're talking about building dog boxes and ATV racks!! You can tell where WE live! (need a smilie missing a tooth!) The A/V Dept came to the welding shop this afternoon, and Clay made a video presentation for the club idea.

Here are a couple of pics of the pepper sauce my wife is making. I think it's pretty!

And my oldest son just got him a new set of wheels and tires for his truck! First for him... he is proud. Now we need the chrome fender welting, the rubber for the running boards, paint the brake parts, and wet sand the new paint.
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If I guess the correct number of peppers in the jars, do I get the sauce? 159!

The pickup lookes good with those rims.

Lets see if I can amuse you!

I here White Springs is getting a new Walmart.

Thats right, and it will be the first with a Dentist office. and it will have a express lane.



















For three teeth or less.


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If I guess the correct number of peppers in the jars, do I get the sauce? 159!

The pickup lookes good with those rims.

Lets see if I can amuse you!

I here White Springs is getting a new Walmart.

Thats right, and it will be the first with a Dentist office. and it will have a express lane.



















For three teeth or less.


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I'll send you some pepper sauce when she gets done with it.


Not true about the Wal-Mart... it's done been here bout 6 years!

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We set the tub back on the frame this afternoon. The heat is amazing, and the gnats are SO bad... that you can smell every dog's butt in the county! But the LIGHT... it's shining so BRIGHT!! It feels good to mock up the tub. It also feels good to gain some floor space, albeit temporary!

Quick discovery, as Clay and I crawled around admiring our work... is that the upper left shock mount hits the stringer on that side. The right side clears by just a tad. We may add a 1/2" of rubber to each tub mount to clear everything. I like that idea better than grinding away some of the new glass and wood.

You can see the old "notches" cut out on the rear of the tub for the frame horns. I have a Sharpie mark showing where the tub SHOULD be. It sure was WAY OFF!

Clay is waffling about a tailgate or a cargo net. He's thinking about making the back solid again, but he thinks a cargo net will be cool. PO really hacked it up, but he did what he wanted to do.
What do Ya'll think? Need some answers, ideas...
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It's more work but I'd fill it in solid. I think it would look better than that "speed hole" the PO cut in there.

Besides, depending on how you run the exhaust, an open gate may suck exhaust back into the cab when Clay is bombing down the road.

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Scott it's looking great from the bottom looking up!!

I think you'd better of grinding the wood away and glassing bacl over it unless things are sitting too low already. Only way you're going to know though is to get the fenders, grill and hood sitting on the frame too. You have to have them to line the tub up.

I'm for filling in the tailgate.


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post #1573 of 5422 Old 08-02-2011, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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It's more work but I'd fill it in solid. I think it would look better than that "speed hole" the PO cut in there.

Besides, depending on how you run the exhaust, an open gate may suck exhaust back into the cab when Clay is bombing down the road.
Meh... what's a little more work? Been better'n 2 years already! Very good point on the exhaust... I'll mention it to Clay.

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I'd vote to glass in the tailgate. I think it would look better that way. I also agree with Jim, you should put the from clip on to see how it sits before you go up or down with the tub. Or you can just add a 6" body lift. (that was sarcasm, incase you missed it)
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Scotty..

I would seal the back back up. A tail gate would be cool to but a lot more work than just closing it back up. Do not like the idea of a cargo net, think it might look funny.

You could go with a daystar 1" body lift to correct the shock problem. Its cheap and if you have not bought new stock bushings yet the daystar kit would knock that out at the same time.

I have was never a body lift fan but when I stuck the 1" daystar kit on I was sold. (Sold on 1" only that is) It makes cleaning off the top of the frame after a day playing in the mud so easy.

BTW, heading to the post office friday if all goes as planned.

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