So it's been a loooooong time since I've gotten around to messing with the jeep. It occurred to me that it might be worth it to just get rid of the thing. I posted it on Craigslist and had a bunch of tire kickers but nobody serious. Not having much luck with that, I thought I would start fooling with it again. Here's a couple of updates and pictures.
- My brother is taking the motor with him to Detroit. He works for an engineering company that builds a lot a racing motors. He's going to go through it with my only cost being parts.
- With the motor out of the way, I drug the body out of the shed and started prepping for some body work.
I re-purposed my stand from blasting the frame and mounted the body. This was a huge pain to move by myself but it puts it at a perfect height for sanding, welding, etc. It also gives me the freedom to access most of the underside without having to flip it over.
The rear has a fair amount of damage from a collision at some point in its life. I'm up in the air as to whether I'll try and pull it out or just replace the rear panel.
I'm happy with the results of sanding the passenger side down. I'm using a Dewalt orbital sander with a 40 grit sanding pad. It has at least two coats of OD green and what looks like a red primer underneath.
Some expected rust holes. I'll probably source a rocker panel for both sides. Somebody has also done a horrid bondo job at some point which will have to come out. Any helpful hints on stripping the paint or body work are GREATLY appreciated since this is my first major body work project.