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Unread 08-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #256
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Scott if you do decide to build the bumper and crossmember as one piece you'll need to make sure and have a way to get the bolts out that hold the rear spring shackles on out. It looks like the nuts are on the outside of the frame and if you leave them like that you won't have any way to hold the bolts from turning if you ever need to get them off. My nuts were welded inside the frame and the bolts go in from the outside. If you need any more pictures just holler.

You got the frame looking great for paint.

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Unread 08-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #257
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Scott if you do decide to build the bumper and crossmember as one piece you'll need to make sure and have a way to get the bolts out that hold the rear spring shackles on out. It looks like the nuts are on the outside of the frame and if you leave them like that you won't have any way to hold the bolts from turning if you ever need to get them off. My nuts were welded inside the frame and the bolts go in from the outside. If you need any more pictures just holler.

You got the frame looking great for paint.
Gotcha Jim... and thanks for the frame compliment
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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #258
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Your getting me all excited about painting my frame which should be early next week.... any tips?

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Unread 08-22-2010, 06:04 AM   #259
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Here's my CJ5 frame restoration thread that Dave (243) mentioned earlier....it deals with your situation, throughout the 4 pages...

Just another frame restoration...

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Unread 08-22-2010, 07:47 AM   #260
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Here's my CJ5 frame restoration thread that Dave (243) mentioned earlier....it deals with your situation, throughout the 4 pages...

Just another frame restoration...

Rich
My God, Rich... I am completely awed by your skill. That is amazing. Thank you
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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:03 AM   #261
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Ah...it was nothing...don't mention it

The frame wasn't square, diagonally, hence the "diamond" shape you speak of. Once I squared the frame up with the come-along, I had to do something to assure that it wouldn't go back out-of-square. That is why I added the gussets and connected the two crossmembers together.

From the factory, these frames were far from perfect!

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Unread 08-22-2010, 12:07 PM   #262
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Ah...it was nothing...don't mention it

The frame wasn't square, diagonally, hence the "diamond" shape you speak of. Once I squared the frame up with the come-along, I had to do something to assure that it wouldn't go back out-of-square. That is why I added the gussets and connected the two crossmembers together.

From the factory, these frames were far from perfect!

Rich
I really want/ed to do some bracing on my frame as well, but my welder isn't stout enough, at least for my skill level. If only I had bought a bigger one. When I think of how much money I have spent over the years (who knows how much??) on equipment that was not quite what I needed, I could probably have retired!


I know I'm beating a dead horse at this point, but I wanted to prove that I DID INDEED paint this "spawn of the devil" frame... ONE LAST TIME! I mean this is it. I don't care if it turns into fertilizer while Clay is driving it! If it does I hope it happens near my garden... I did NOT paint the inside of the frame. Upon close inspection I could see no reason to do so. Once again, it is Humid as all get out... rain is building in the distance... frame is still tacky... story of my life! I still have to flip it over to do the other side. Enjoy!!

I'm trying Photobucket (again ) so I can add captions to each picture. Let's see if I get it THIS time!


Somebody please tell me how to transfer the captions!
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Unread 08-22-2010, 12:22 PM   #263
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Frame is looking great.

I don't think the captions will transfer from photobucket. If they do, I didn't know they could. I type what I want then post the picture link, type more, next picture link and so on.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 01:54 PM   #264
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Frame is looking great.

I don't think the captions will transfer from photobucket. If they do, I didn't know they could. I type what I want then post the picture link, type more, next picture link and so on.
OHHHHHhhhhhhh.... thank you, Mike!
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Unread 08-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #265
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Frame's gonna be better than new. I know what you're going through with the Florida humidity. As much as I want to work on my jeep, it's just to blamed humid. I'm afraid to take deep breath; afraid I might drown... I love the hot weather, but about this time of year I'm ready for some cooler days.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #266
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The frame looks great

Now, resist the urge to see if the paint is curing by touching it every few minutes, wait a few days
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Unread 08-22-2010, 03:00 PM   #267
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Frame looks great! Glad you got it all straightened out. I'll probably be painting mine this week.

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Unread 08-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #268
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Skerr, glad to see you are back on track... We here in the Houston area can relate to the hot and humid summer. I guess this was payback for us having such a nice winter for a change last year. This summer reminds me back when we have hot summers... Anyway, keep up the good work, looks like it has turned for you now.....
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Unread 08-22-2010, 04:37 PM   #269
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Scott your paint is looking great! Will be looking forward to more progress!!!
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:02 PM   #270
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Frame's gonna be better than new. I know what you're going through with the Florida humidity. As much as I want to work on my jeep, it's just to blamed humid. I'm afraid to take deep breath; afraid I might drown... I love the hot weather, but about this time of year I'm ready for some cooler days.
It's like pushing a boulder up a long hill! It should be as good as new, at least, but I don't think it's 3/16 anymore! I'm with ya on the hot weather... just wish the sweat would dry up!

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The frame looks great

Now, resist the urge to see if the paint is curing by touching it every few minutes, wait a few days
Cracked me up! That's exactly what I did!! And since I was at a loss of what to do while the frame dried, I walked circles around it touching it. Is it dry yet? Nope... Is it dry yet... nope. I ended up going in the house and did some reloading while I waited. That's a GREAT diversion. Glad to report that it is dry now!

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Frame looks great! Glad you got it all straightened out. I'll probably be painting mine this week.

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Thanks, Nick. Be sure and post pics of your work.

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Skerr, glad to see you are back on track... We here in the Houston area can relate to the hot and humid summer. I guess this was payback for us having such a nice winter for a change last year. This summer reminds me back when we have hot summers... Anyway, keep up the good work, looks like it has turned for you now.....
Thanks, Calvin. We had a nice winter too. I surely hope it has turned!

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Scott your paint is looking great! Will be looking forward to more progress!!!
I know Clay is looking for some progress. Ken commented earlier in the thread if I thought Clay would stay locked in. He is flagging! Gotta get some new stuff going to get him perked up. The frame has been killer slow.

Found a Bestop Supertop with hardware for $275. Also found the complete heater box assembly, which Clay doesn't have. "Met" a guy via PM in Ohio off of the For Sale section of JF. A really nice guy and I enjoyed talking with him.

Was doing fuel tank research on Morris' web site, looking/pricing all the needed parts. Why in Hades would a fuel return line (vapor line) cost $98?? Can't something else be used... Rubber? Brake Line??
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