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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #31
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decided to flip my tub over and get the bottom lined so I can get it mounted on the frame for good. I scraped, wire brushed and sanded the bottom. started putting seam sealer on all the seams. I ran out of seam sealer about halfway thru. I am going to get it lined tomorrow with a u-pol raptor bedliner kit.





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Unread 03-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #32
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Today I lined the bottom of my tub. I spent some time working on my rear bumper and getting my gas tank and skid plate to fit.





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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:53 PM   #33
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Solid looking work so far!
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Unread 03-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #34
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I have training this week for work so I won't be able to work on my CJ. I did get my tub sat back on the frame so my dad could roll it out of his way

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Unread 03-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #35
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Today I lined the bottom of my tub. I spent some time working on my rear bumper and getting my gas tank and skid plate to fit.
That looks really good!

Did you prime it after scraping and sanding it? I see that you mentioned redoing the seams. I'm guessing you then primed it and then raptor lined it. I'm not familiar with that product, does it require any prep work other than a clean surface or does it need etching? It definitely looks nice!
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #36
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I cleaned the grease and sanded/wire brushed everything the best I could. then I used paintable seam sealer on all the seams and used an epoxy primer over it. the epoxy is what I always spray over bare/rusty metal. after the primer I raptor lined it. I would definitely put some kind of primer down before the raptor liner.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #37
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I see the c channel that has your capture nuts isn't stock. How does it work?
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #38
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I cleaned the grease and sanded/wire brushed everything the best I could. then I used paintable seam sealer on all the seams and used an epoxy primer over it. the epoxy is what I always spray over bare/rusty metal. after the primer I raptor lined it. I would definitely put some kind of primer down before the raptor liner.
Thanks for clarifying that! Again, looks really nice!
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #39
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thanks. I'm really looking forward to getting it ready to paint in the next month or 2
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #40
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I see the c channel that has your capture nuts isn't stock. How does it work?
I'm not completely sure which part you're talking about? the PO had re done it once before me and I'm not sure what is original and what isn't.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #41
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I have been pretty busy the last couple days. Yesterday I made body mount washers out of 5/8" flat washers and some scrap pipe. Sure beats paying $5.00 a piece for them. After I made all of them I got the tub bolted on and made sure my gas tank and bumper were going to fit. Today I cut out the holes for my oval tail lights and fuel neck. I spent this afternoon spreading bondo and sanding.





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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #42
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still working on the body. I have made some good progress in the last week. I also realized that I needed the brace that runs from wheel well to the upper corner of the door frame. Since I had already started on the body work and didn't want to weld on the tub I decided to bolt it to the wheel well and glue it to the side of the tub. I fabbed up a couple braces and used 3M structural adhesive, that is used to glue body panels on. It doesn't pay to get ahead of yourself and have to go back!






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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #43
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spent a few more hours doing body work yesterday. I am just about ready for primer, hoping to get the done Saturday!



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Unread 04-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #44
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Finally got my body work done and primed it today! My body work wasn't as good as I thought, my dad had to smooth it out for me. I only put primer over the bondo. I will block sand it with 180 grit and re-prime the whole tub and block it again with 400 grit.



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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #45
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I didn't get any work done last weekend on the jeep, but I went and picked some parts that were going to be scrapped. I pulled a th-350 and 2 np203 transfer cases. I also have another th-350 and a np208 to pick for my SBC swap. going to try and get some motor mounts built this week



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