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post #1891 of 5422 Old 10-30-2011, 07:43 AM
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Hey Newbs... If you haven't seen the work that Jeff Scherb does, then check out his current thread. Everybody else should have a look at what he is creating now! In my opinion, of course...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/bo...r-kit-1274811/
x2 Scott. Wish I had a quarter of his skills and patience.

In between all the frivolity, have you tinkered with the tailgate to see how much work it will be? Props for the Star Wars references and costume

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post #1892 of 5422 Old 10-30-2011, 08:35 AM
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No, Wish I had a Scout... No, I was in the Boy Scouts up until I turned 22. Got my Eagle a month before turning 18, then I was in a organization that considered me a youth until I turned 21 (Vigil member of the Order Of The Arrow), but by then I was having a hard time with involvement from missing my father every camp after he passed, it just wasn't the same without him there since he was the Scoutmaster. Plus by then I was still in college full time, starting to date my now ex-wife, and also working full time.

Just looked over at that 'glass trailer link, and that is very nice! I only have an issue with a trailer being made of 'glass, but that only is because I use them kind of rough on a trailer, loading them with firewood, scrap metal, and other things that would be kinda damaging to a 'glass trailer.

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x2 Scott. Wish I had a quarter of his skills and patience.

In between all the frivolity, have you tinkered with the tailgate to see how much work it will be? Props for the Star Wars references and costume
Hey Jody! I'd really like to have a tailgate, but there are a few things that are causing me to go around it. The BIGGEST reason is that I am very ready to paint this thing and start driving it. Doing the tailgate is going to extend the amount of time before I can paint. I'll have to reinforce the bottom of the tub for the hinges, create a frame with lock flanges, and find the right gate as the opening is only 13" tall. Because I am slow I just don't think I want to go through the extra month(?), two months(?) it would take to get me there. All I have to do now is finish sanding the body, do a little more glass work (I found more holes through the bed upon removal of PO paint), and filler here and there... then PRIME! I had a plan for today, but it is blown. Haven't even touched the Jeep. I'm trying to get motivated now, but wifey wore me slap out today!

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post #1894 of 5422 Old 10-30-2011, 02:38 PM
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I sure would like to go on a Jeep trip some day!



I!
You can ride with me, if you want, anytime.

The engine in the truck, from what I could find is 906 cubic inches.
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post #1895 of 5422 Old 10-30-2011, 05:25 PM
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Scott I have been thinking about the tailgate issue and it seems to me that the one piece tub with integral solid tailgate is there to stiffen the tub. With out the glass back there it might flex enough to damage the glaas. Just food for thought.
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You can ride with me, if you want, anytime.

The engine in the truck, from what I could find is 906 cubic inches.
Oh Man... I'd love to go! You'd have to install a sphincter handle for me though!!

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Scott I have been thinking about the tailgate issue and it seems to me that the one piece tub with integral solid tailgate is there to stiffen the tub. With out the glass back there it might flex enough to damage the glaas. Just food for thought.
Yes, Sir... I think you're right George. It's a good argument and one that has a contributing factor to my Malaise!

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Scott..

If it's any consolation, my 'glass tub has no tailgate. It's got a solid back. Up until now, it hasn't been a problem.

I know that you mentioned lifting sacks of stuff into the back of the jeep. No biggie, you just have to lift the sacks a little higher! Keeps the shoulders strong!

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There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
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I waould just say the lack of tailgate is a perfect excuse to get an old military trailer - worked for me!

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WHEW!! In a hurry... gotta take the boys to "Trunk or Treat", a neighborhood Halloween celebration at the church. Locals park their cars in the parking lot, sit in a lawn chair, and wait for kids to come by their trunk. Boys are dressing up as some kind of warriors!! Dad's going to go as "a guy restoring a Jeep"!

Got LOTS done today, and I'm feeling good! Here's pics of my progress. Enjoy...


It's not really a tailgate. It's the piece the PO had cut out and used as a tailgate. I'm putting it back in solid. Here it is sitting in place.


Gaps on the sides.


Cut some blocks to help hold the gate in place.


Correct size for what I need...


Blocks installed in tub rails. They will help hold the gate in place and create some rigidity.


Tailgate hung on the blocks. Lines up pretty good.


Bulk resin is toast!! Dang...


I will attach some glass strips to this side of the tailgate panel. These strips will help make a bond between the gate and the board. I couldn't really show the steps, and I couldn't build it on the ground and install it. It had to be built in place. So use your imagination and you will understand!


Wood blank installed. It overlaps the sides and recesses at the bottom. This will create rigidity. The gate will be set in place and everything screwed together so there is good contact.


The glass strips are between the board and the gate panel. I screwed it together for contact.


Inside view. I swear I measured that board so there would be no top gap!?


Using glass fibers to fill voids. Just pull it apart and stick in the cracks. Dab the resin in there good.


Using ProGlas to fill the voids.



Once the filler is done I will use glass strips to form the angles in the corners. Should come together pretty well. I know you'd need a sledgehammer to get it out!

Serious Candy Time... gotta GO!!... Happy Halloween. Be safe. Watch your kids! God Bless...

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post #1900 of 5422 Old 10-31-2011, 02:31 PM
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Nice work Scott. I have faith it will turn out nice and strong!

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Very nice work Scott. I think it'll stay for good!! I have to tell you though now that you've got it in there for good I think you should have made a tailgate. Next year you will need to take that down to the church parking lot with the back end full of candy and all of those little candy grabbin kids won't be able to reach over the side to get more than they should. There is a plan B however....make a step for the back end so they can hop up there and get at it.

Hey don't you be takin any of that candy for yourself. It'll draw the stamina right out of you wrestling with those kids. They're ruthless you know!
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Scott..

If it's any consolation, my 'glass tub has no tailgate. It's got a solid back. Up until now, it hasn't been a problem.

I know that you mentioned lifting sacks of stuff into the back of the jeep. No biggie, you just have to lift the sacks a little higher! Keeps the shoulders strong!

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LOL! Yep... and I have 4 sons that can climb up there and get stuff out. Also, I have plans for a bumper with steps. It's not like it's going to get a LOT of hauling work. I plan to drive it a and LOOK GOOD!

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I waould just say the lack of tailgate is a perfect excuse to get an old military trailer - worked for me!
A trailer is definitely on the planning table, but I have no idea when. There was one for sale down the road that looked very good. Sign said $700. If I HAD $700 it would be sitting in my yard, rusting with the rest of the stuff sitting in my yard!


Had to go to the shop and look at it! Took the tie-board off the back. The piece stays in!!! Just had to go look at it! Can't believe I am over that hump. I'm gonna lay in bed thinking about it. Wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow, or I would finish it.

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looking good Scott, I know how you feel about staying home and working on the jeep I wish I could take a few weeks off and do just that. I did finally grind and paint my front bumper this weekend.
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Scott now your thinking with all that wood in the tailgate you could make a bonfire if you ever get lost. Come to think of it with your custom bumper making tools you could make some bumpers out of 4x4s. Then if you ask Bill real nice he may sell you his c u s t o n interior.

I can just see it now on the cover of Jeep Mag!
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Scott now your thinking with all that wood in the tailgate you could make a bonfire if you ever get lost. Come to think of it with your custom bumper making tools you could make some bumpers out of 4x4s. Then if you ask Bill real nice he may sell you his c u s t o n interior.

I can just see it now on the cover of Jeep Mag!
Geeez... I hope nobody ever drops a match in this thing, cause it will go up like a bomb!! Thanks for the bumper tips, George... a nice hunk of 2X10 PT for each end would be perfect!!

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