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post #901 of 5422 Old 01-08-2011, 06:45 PM
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Yep, we went to the range last Sunday. The girls were switching back and forth between the scoped .22 and the AR15. It was fun but the range that is available to us near town is a total craphole and the owner does not lift a finger to make it better.

Sorry about the dog!

Looks like the grille was treated about like mine, like crap


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post #902 of 5422 Old 01-09-2011, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, we went to the range last Sunday. The girls were switching back and forth between the scoped .22 and the AR15. It was fun but the range that is available to us near town is a total craphole and the owner does not lift a finger to make it better.

Sorry about the dog!

Looks like the grille was treated about like mine, like crap
We have an amazing range but it's an hour and fifteen minute drive. It's where we go for the IDPA events. Otherwise, we shoot out back!

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I could shoot my AR out back exactly ONE TIME...although I did pop a bushytail before work today with a CB Short

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Here is some more fun stuff for your review. Today is very pretty out but cold. I took a pic of the smoke coming out of our chimnney, but the wind whipped it away too fast, and you really couldn't see it... so you'll have to take my word for it. So, it is cold and windy today!! Once Clay and I started working, however, I felt like it was the sixth day of my 5-day deodorant! We finished the sanblasting, scraping, wire-wheeling, pressure-washing, etc. We'll get a coat of Ospho on before this day ends. Rain will be coming in this evening (probably the same stuff Dave is dealing with now) and sticking around all day tomorrow. Why does it rain when I am off work!? Oh well... we really need the rain. The river is SO LOW that you have to roll around in it to get wet! On the with the main event...

Here is a shot of the undercoating that is on the grill. Was this factory??


The sandblaster that I have would not remove the heavy undercoat, so I used a stiff scraper. I put an edge on it before I started.


Besides more of the original color, does this yellow marking indicate that this grill came from a junyard?


This pic should be AB... After Blast!


A little fun! If only I had the skills...


Still not sure what to do about this tab. I think it was a poor design by Jeep to begin with. Is there somebody with AMC I can complain to!? I mentioned winch to Clay and he perked up... so eventually we'll go that route. Depends on how much work he gets and how much welding tools he needs to buy. Should I remove it and weld a new piece of 16ga on??


What about these low spots between the fins? Are they supposed to be there? I haven't noticed them on other grills.


Body work by Kerr and Son...


More of the same...


Using Lineman's pliers to straighten the edges. The metal is very easy to bend.


Necessity is the Mother of Invention... Redneck Hammer and Dolly!


Ready for filler. There is still a spot in the bottom right corner of the grill. I don't have the ability to do anymore with it, so it will get filler. All in all, it isn't that bad, IMO.


Pressure-washing the grit and sand away.


Clay is assisting the drying process with air.


Jeep Jail Baby! Wish I could keep him there!


Cleaning up Jim's shackle hangers after Ospho. Prepping for primer and paint. Not sure what color we'll go with... thinking red.




I hope you have enjoyed the latest installment of As the Kerr World Turns! More pics to come later of the Ospho. We are out of primer so we gotta make a run to town this week. After the grill is completed it leaves the windshield frame and tub. The windshield frame needs work. It is in the worst shape of any part on this Jeep. I have been inspired by Dave, Jody, Mike, Jim, and many others to weld it up. I CAN DO IT! Right?? I'm gonna try. I CANNOT wait... I cannot wait... I'll say it again... I cannot wait to get to the tub! Gotta eat lunch! Bye...

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Jeep Jail...

Scott, the grill cleaned up nice. I like the redneck hammer and dolly; good idea and will use it if I'm able to salvage my grill.
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I did the same thing with my grille but I used a 5lb mini-sledge on the concrete...mine was really caved in

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Jeep Jail Baby! Wish I could keep him there!


Now I don't care who you are. That's funny right there!


Good job Clay

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I could shoot my AR out back exactly ONE TIME...although I did pop a bushytail before work today with a CB Short
ATTABOY!!!!!!!

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I did the same thing with my grille but I used a 5lb mini-sledge on the concrete...mine was really caved in
I really debated dropping you a line before I started "straightening". I remember your grill and how nice it came out when you finished. I was thinking I coud use a lesson. But a couple of motivating factors kept me from doing it. One, I was already in the middle of working on the grill, and two, I was too lazy to go inside and find my phone. But it came out good enuff...

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My AR, is a little too loud to shoot at the range let alone in anybodies back yard... Something about a 6" barrel!!!

I was thinking you would have to cut that tab off and make a new one. 16g would work nicely, and it shouldn't be that hard to make.

I think the mallet and wood idea is great!!! Not too hard, not too soft!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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Gotta run to Lowes and take Clay for some welding gear that he needs for tomorrow. We just got in from hunting. Here are a few shots of our playground. My 11 YO in a climber, my 19 YO in a tower, a couple of food plots, and the woods at the creek where I was sitting on the golf cart. We didn't see anything, but it's so very therapeutic to be in the woods.
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Here are the last couple of pics. This is our big plot. The only thing left is ryegrass and turnips. Lack of rain made for a poor food plot this year. Okay... wife is standing over me saying "Let's GO!" So I gotta go. Back after we return from Lowes.
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Scott I think I'd cut that tab off and make a new one. Looks like the rust has spread over most of it. Basically all it is is the top for the box that holds the nut for the mount on the grille. It does need to be on there too, keeps water out of that area, well as much as can be.

The sandblaster really made the grille look much better. Won't be long my friend and you guys are going to have this thing ready for paint!! Then I'll be wishing I was that far along.

I really like the pictures of the deer woods and all. Keep posting that!! Looks like a great area to have close to home.
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You lucky dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What about these low spots between the fins? Are they supposed to be there? I haven't noticed them on other grills.
What do you think about these low spots at the base of the fins? Are they supposed to be there? Should I fill them??

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My AR, is a little too loud to shoot at the range let alone in anybodies back yard... Something about a 6" barrel!!!

I was thinking you would have to cut that tab off and make a new one. 16g would work nicely, and it shouldn't be that hard to make.

I think the mallet and wood idea is great!!! Not too hard, not too soft!!!
I will probably make a replacement. The good thing about Clay's welding class (one of the good things anyway) is that my wife has to drive right past the welding/metal store on the way to the college... so she can pick me up stuff on her way.

My Mini-30 has quite a loud pop to it. I love that sound! It's different from my other rifles.

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Scott I think I'd cut that tab off and make a new one. Looks like the rust has spread over most of it. Basically all it is is the top for the box that holds the nut for the mount on the grille. It does need to be on there too, keeps water out of that area, well as much as can be.

The sandblaster really made the grille look much better. Won't be long my friend and you guys are going to have this thing ready for paint!! Then I'll be wishing I was that far along.

I really like the pictures of the deer woods and all. Keep posting that!! Looks like a great area to have close to home.
I know what you mean by "wishing you were at that point", but keep in mind that your Jeep will have some very special stuff that nobody else will have! And we are all saying "I wish I had that stuff!"

Gotta get a pic of the shooting house. It is at the end of the big plot 325 yards away. Just right for Dave!!!!

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You lucky dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks. It is a nice perk of living here. But it's not MY land. It's my neighbor's, and he is "notional". I don't know how much longer we will be able to hunt on his land. I guess as long as I keep discing and planting his food plots! I cleared all those woods with a JD 620 loader and a root rake, which he rented. I also built his shooting house, an 8 X 8 house with a view from every angle. It is tight and comfortable in bad weather. Carpeted too!

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