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Unread 11-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #736
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oh yah, all is wright in the world

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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #737
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I hope you guys are having the same fun that I'm having!? This is what's going on at our house tonight. Tomorrow afternoon, after my dentist visit... JEEP!

Pics of Mom and the Brood!
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:22 PM   #738
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Good looking family and tree. Merry Christmas Scott!
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #739
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yeah, part of the reason I got so little done today is because the wife made me start hanging the lights on the house, set up the tree so we could decorate it when the boys got home from school.

Good family times!!!!!
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #740
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Proud papa and mama. Very nice Scott, enjoy the quality time.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #741
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Thanks Guys. I decided to keep them! It's a great time of year.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 09:06 PM   #742
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Thanks Guys. I decided to keep them! It's a great time of year.
You are a blessed man Scott. These are the times to remember. Your family is a priceless treasure!!
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Unread 12-02-2010, 09:33 PM   #743
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Very nice picture, now quit standing on the couch Scott
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #744
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Those pics are great ! Brought a smile to my face. That right there is what Xmas is all about. Thanks for sharing Scott.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #745
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I heard you saying something about buckboosters.... I have like 3 or 4 spares laying around if you need one.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 03:35 PM   #746
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Guys!! Thanks for all the nice stuff about my family, and you're right... Christmas is much more fun when you have family close by. With that thought... My Prayers to those who are serving overseas, who are without immediate family, and to those who have lost someone recently. Remember the Reason for the Season.

Clay got a PT job working on a guy's farm... that's where he is right now. I had the day off after my dentist appointment... so with Clay gone, and Mom gone, and most of the afternoon to myself, I decided to coat myself with Bondo and FG dust! I can't imagine anything I would rather do! riiight! This fender... I applied the skim coat. I put on too much! So keep in mind, when applying fillers, layer THIN layers. More is NOT better! You will have to sand it off. Don't make extra work. Many have said that Bondo has been replaced by more modern materials. I have never used anything but Bondo, and Bondo only for the first time with this Jeep. I have no problems sanding it. It does leave pin holes if you get it too thick. But it sands pretty easy IMO. So here is the left fender after 3 hours of sanding. It is ready for glazing.


Just another angle. The curved portions of the fender are difficult and time consuming.


Last shot of this fender for now.


Here is Clay's fender. He applied the skim coat. He actually did a better job than I did... which stinks, because I am the BEST!


Bondo is applied to the areas you will see with the hood open. It will be "somewhat" smooth. Everything inside the engine bay, fenders, firewall, under the hood is getting Spatter paint (trunk paint).


Last shot of Clay's work. Gotta go hunting!


See Ya'll in a bit...
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Unread 12-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #747
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You are so right about our soldiers that are serving away from home. Especially the ones in other countries. Those people are making great sacrifices!

So the fenders are near done and so is the hood. You have a glass grille to do yet? Then the tub. You are making very good progress. This body work just seems to go slow no matter how it's done. Great work from both of you.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #748
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Many have said that Bondo has been replaced by more modern materials. I have never used anything but Bondo, and Bondo only for the first time with this Jeep. I have no problems sanding it. It does leave pin holes if you get it too thick. But it sands pretty easy IMO.
Now that you appear to be comfortable working with Bondo I'm going to tell you something you've already heard from a bunch of us but I feel like I have to tell you one more time. I'm a car guy so lets use a car analogy.

Bondo is like driving a Toyota Corolla around a race track. It's a little slower and rough around the edges but it will eventually get you to the finish line.

Evercoat Rage for instance is more like a Ferrari. A little more expensive but a lot more fun to drive. It will get you to the finish line faster and always with better results.

After driving both and they are sitting side by side in your garage, which one are you going drive, the Corolla or the Ferrari?

If you've got much more body work to do, do yourself a favor and please, please, please, get some better filler. That is the last I'll mention it.

Carry on with your regularly scheduled bondo dust program.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 05:20 PM   #749
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I heard you saying something about buckboosters.... I have like 3 or 4 spares laying around if you need one.
AJ needs something to step down from 3 phase to single phase. I think that is done with a buckbooster, but I may be wrong.
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Very nice picture, now quit standing on the couch Scott
I guarantee that was me about 40 years ago!!

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You are so right about our soldiers that are serving away from home. Especially the ones in other countries. Those people are making great sacrifices!

So the fenders are near done and so is the hood. You have a glass grille to do yet? Then the tub. You are making very good progress. This body work just seems to go slow no matter how it's done. Great work from both of you.
Clay's grill is steel. The only steel on his Jeep. It's in pretty good shape except for a broken bolt when removing the fenders. I can't wait to get to the tub, where you can actually sand with a full stroke of the sanding block. We have to do some significant reinforcement under the bed, as the floor is very soft. AJ said something about soaking a piece of roap in FG resin, and glassing that in the ribs underneath. He said it is very rigid but has some flex to it. Never heard of it, and I'm skeptical, but I need to learn to trust!

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Now that you appear to be comfortable working with Bondo I'm going to tell you something you've already heard from a bunch of us but I feel like I have to tell you one more time. I'm a car guy so lets use a car analogy.

Bondo is like driving a Toyoda Corolla around a race track. It's a little slower and rough around the edges but it will eventually get you to the finish line.

Evercoat Rage for instance is more like a Ferrari. A little more expensive but a lot more fun to drive. It will get you to the finish line faster and always with better results.

After driving both and they are sitting side by side in your garage, which one are you going drive, the Corolla or the Ferrari?

If you've got much more body work to do, do yourself a favor and please, please, please, get some better filler. That is the last I'll mention it.

Carry on with your regularly scheduled bondo dust program.
I hate Corollas! I'll try the Evercoat on the tub. Just wondering... can you use Bondo as a wood filler???
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