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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Let the painting begin

Yesterday I stripped everything off the jeep and today i got started on the prep work.



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My new windshield frame was delivered mid day. old frame


tomorrow ill do all the body work and do the final touches on the sanding.



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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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You are going to get all that body work done tomorrow?? Damn, man. Can I bring my rig to your place?
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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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Im taking the easy way out on that corner. Cut it out and weld this up.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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Cover it all. Nice.
Are you painting it yourself?
I'd love to see a photo of the painting scene in action, assuming you are doing it.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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Im taking the easy way out on that corner. Cut it out and weld this up.
How are you gonna weld aluminum diamond plate to the steel tub?
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Unread 04-23-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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I spent over a week on sanding alone. Patience! Rushed body work shows through even the most expensive paint.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 08:23 PM   #7
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I spent over a week on sanding alone. Patience! Rushed body work shows through even the most expensive paint.



very very true. thins coats, not thick as well. ive got like seven thin coats of paint on mine, before two coats of clear. the finish came out amazing! make sure to get ANY and ALL rust out of/off of the metal before your body filler or paint is applied. if not the paint will bubble, and hold in water.... causing more rust.. not good.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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Yes, I had planned on finishing sanding in a day as well. Finally a week later I had it all sanded down to the bare metal to 320-grit, and she was smooth as quicksilver. I shot the primer, then ended up doing another weeks' worth of blocking because I wanted it to be absolutely straight. Every time I shot primer, I found more flaws, but finally I got to the point where I was happy and then it was off to the paint shop!
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Unread 04-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #9
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How are you gonna weld aluminum diamond plate to the steel tub?
good call. i just assumed they were steel. The instructions even say CORNERS DIAMOND PLATE / STEEL as the title but then in the first sentence it says aluminum.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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Yes to the rest of you, patience is exactly what everyone has been telling me. i think i can get it down as far as i want by tomorrow or friday. ill be able to put in another 8 hours of work into it tomorrow. well see how it goes ill keep you posted.

Hey Floridazed, I am painting it myself and ill be sure to get some action shots in there haha. Yesterday i ordered $200 worth of Urethane paint, primer and clear coat.
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Unread 04-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #11
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Just another comment on the corner issue you have going on there. Those arent even patch panels. If you do get those, they will hide whats back there but they are not a fix. This is what you need.


http://www.quadratec.com/products/22505_01_07.htm

Just like New!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 04-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #12
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I saw those corners and wanted to do that but i am no expert in body work. So i decided to jack the corner out get it back as best i can and put a diamond plate corner on it for now. My plan is after college in four or five years to replace my tub. by then it will be even more beaten up by my lack of experience on the trial.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 12:29 PM   #13
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If you can weld and you are just looking to cover and reinforce it for now- just have your local fab shop cut you some 10 guage to the height and length you need and bend and plug weld or rivet your own "crusher" corner. Just make sure to remove the rust and seal the damaged steel underneath to help retard the formation of rust at the damaged area.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 01:46 PM   #14
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Looking forward to seeing your final process and end result as I am preparing to embark on a similar tub-on restoration on my 79CJ5. Want to rid all the rust and patch/repair/paint the exterior and as much of the undertub as possible... I'm personally of the opinion that my jeep is similar to Willy Nelson's guitar... showing your wear and tear looks great as long as it works.
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Looking forward to seeing your final process and end result as I am preparing to embark on a similar tub-on restoration on my 79CJ5. Want to rid all the rust and patch/repair/paint the exterior and as much of the undertub as possible... I'm personally of the opinion that my jeep is similar to Willy Nelson's guitar... showing your wear and tear looks great as long as it works.
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