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post #1006 of 1074 Old 09-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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Nice fix Paul. Can't tell there is a patch there at all.

P.S. got the end caps this morning


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Paul,

Another reason for the rotting under the roll bar pads is due to the fact that the end of the U-channel brace is open and exposed to road grime from the tires.

My solution was to tack weld a simple cap over the end of the U-channel.

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Thanks Matt, I think I might do the same. My channel was packed full of crud!

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Nice fix Paul. Can't tell there is a patch there at all.

P.S. got the end caps this morning


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Good deal Charles. I meant to PM you to see if you received them yet.

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Got the new panel fitted up. Gap is larger than I would like in several places. Guess I will use a copper backer and fill them. Hopefully I don't blow through and make it worse.
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Nice work. Your B pillar still looks to be in great shape. Yes, I would use the copper backer. I found that even cutting back the old metal to the good stuff it still has an easier tendency to blow thru. Cut a length of wood to hold it up tight to the bottom side from the floor if the magnets don't want to cooperate.

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Thanks man! I am fumbling through it. Not going to do nearly as big a patch on the other side since it does not need it. Should have done this one smaller.

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Nah, the more new metal the better. Heck I added 3 spools of wire just to increase the amount! The more new metal the closer you get to a totally new tub, right?

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Welded in. At the rate I am going I should finish these three floor patches some time in 2015.
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Looks like you need a little more heat, Paul. Your weld appears to be sitting on top more than blended into the tub metal. Turn up the voltage a little and weld. See what you get.

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I got good penetration to the backside. Probably because I turned up the wire speed some since I blew through in a few spots. Once I sped up the wire that problem went away. But, as you can see a little more metal to grind.

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Did some more cutting this morning. This side went much smoother than the other. Maybe I am getting better at this. Hope to finish up by tomorrow on these patches and on to the driver floor pan. My air hose coupler sprung a massive leak so it is break time and off to Lowes.
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Looking good Paul, when do you expect to be through with patching and starting filler?

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Well, realistically I probably won't be ready to send it off to the media blaster until November. And that is my problem now. I want to spray the bottom with epoxy primer and Gravitex and I am afraid it will be too cold by then. And I don't want it to sit bare metal all winter so I may opt to hold off until late March. I can use the winter to finalize and power coat all the accessories, etc. I am not going to paint the whole thing in my garage. Just the bottom and inside so I can seam seal and take it to a painter.

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Paul, 2 1500 watt heaters can work wonders for taking the chill out of a garage. I buy 2 cheap heaters ($21each. ) every year, and get the 1 year warranty, in the spring I take them back because they stopped working) Menards, lowes, Home Depot) they run pretty much 24/7. 3 to $4 bucks a day to operate. It's just enough to keep me working.

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Is that a wrangler tub? I just noticed the captured nut body mount is different, and why are there two holes? Are you going to coat that area with something before you close it up?

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