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Unread 05-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #46
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Saturday ended with a thud as I had intended to finish welding up my fenders, the welder had other ideas however as it decided to run out of wire on me half way through the first fender. Bummer

Sunday was a bit more eventful, I managed to do a bit more work on the rear panel. I worked on getting some nice clean cut lines on the salvaged pieces as well as measure, cut, and shape the new panel that will be going to fill my void.

Here are some photos of the fun...

Using 1" square stock as a straight line, clamped up and ready for the skinny wheel.
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Then I decided on the fly that I wasn't going to save the bottom piece that I originally was going to try and keep so I busted out the skinny wheel again and chopped it out as well.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #47
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Now that the back panel was cleaned up and had some nice straight lines to work with it was time to work on some new metal to finish this all off.

I picked up a piece of 14g scrap from one of my local yards and started fine tuning it a bit.

Measure twice cut once I always say. Using the same idea as the cut on the tub, use a long piece of square and clamp it to your cut line. Comes out nice and straight.
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Next I needed to get a lip shaped into this panel so again using the same 1" square tube I set it below the panel this time and clamped everything up real good. Then just start hammering at it with a 5lb mallet. Nice stress relief.
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After a pounding away at it until your teeth chatter out of your mouth this is what you end up with.
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Overall I'm pretty happy with the way this panel came out, should weld in quite nicely and compared to what I started with I'm light years ahead of that! Now I just have to wait to weld this in unit I get the gas tank mounted and put the roll over valve back in place.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #48
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Plugging along nicely

My build seems to be progressing at a snail's pace. I need to remind myself to stay patient, and to realize that even the smallest of tasks completed is just another baby step closer to completion.

Keep up the good work!
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Unread 05-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #49
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Great job on the back panel. I'm eyeing the thread like a hawk and looking forward to more updates!
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Unread 05-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #50
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Dude... I would be proud of that! Very well done and STRONG too.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #51
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Plugging along nicely

My build seems to be progressing at a snail's pace. I need to remind myself to stay patient, and to realize that even the smallest of tasks completed is just another baby step closer to completion.

Keep up the good work!
Thanks coug, your build is moving along just fine. I agree we just gotta look at the small steps along the way and realize that progress is progress no matter how small.

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Great job on the back panel. I'm eyeing the thread like a hawk and looking forward to more updates!
Thanks kastraelie appreciate you following along and I'm glad your enjoying it. I'm having a lot of fun with it.

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Dude... I would be proud of that! Very well done and STRONG too.
That means a lot skerr, you have done some amazing work in your build I just hope my project turns out half as nice as yours. I might have gotten a bit carried away with using 14 gauge but I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do this again.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #52
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got back from running last night and found my rear fenders waiting for me on my doorstep. Yikes I haven't even finished the front's yet, guess it's a good thing I just picked up another 10lb spool of .023 from oxarc yesterday.

It was a windy and drizzly night last night, and whenever the weather is poor I sneak out onto the local country club about a mile and a half away from my house. My dogs love it out there, and the golfers are all fair weather so very few people are there. I guess I don't mind it that much either, breaks up the routine a bit at least.

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Unread 05-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #53
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I'll be following this thread! It looks like you're making good progress!! I am also going to be cutting out areas on my 76' and welding in new panels. Looks like fun!
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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #54
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That means a lot skerr, you have done some amazing work in your build I just hope my project turns out half as nice as yours. I might have gotten a bit carried away with using 14 gauge but I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do this again.
Keep in mind that you are doing REAL work on your rig. Mine's glass, and it is MUCH easier to work with then metal. I have a 7 waiting for the completion of the 5. It is metal too, and I will be learning all over again. You will end up being MY mentor!
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That's the style of fenders I want. Where did you grab yours from, buddy?
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Unread 05-29-2012, 02:07 PM   #56
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That's the style of fenders I want. Where did you grab yours from, buddy?
I picked up both the front and rear tube fenders from CC FAB off of ebay, I've been very pleased with the quality vs price.
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Well I hope everyone had a nice memorial day weekend, the weather here in Washington sure did cooperate and was gorgeous all weekend. My weekend was pretty busy, went to the REI in Seattle on Saturday to pick up some hiking gear for a trip I'm going on in July, helped a buddy move on Sunday, and had a birthday bbq to go to on Monday. So you can imagine that didn't leave a lot of time to work on the jeep.

I did manage to tackle a few small projects however, and since my new harbor freight spot blaster showed up on Friday I figured I'd give it a whirl. That thing is a piece of junk we all know most everything from harbor freight is but this one is extra junky. However inbetween the constant clogging and air leaks if you could get sand to come out of it it actually worked ok. Once I managed to figure out its quirks and keep it from clogging every thirty seconds I was able to blast some of the harder to reach spots that I haven't been able to get to with a wire wheel. Overall the 40 dollar investment was worth it I guess since it did what I purchased it to do.

Here are some pics from the weekend...

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Here you can see that I had the sand pot tipped on its side to help feed the sand, seemed to keep it from clogging as much. This thing makes a huge mess, and I'm still finding sand in places that just make me scratch my head and go hmmmmm.



Another small goal of mine this weekend was to get all the small miscellaneous hinges and such off the jeep so that I could have one large pile of things ready to be sent to the powedercoater. One of the items was the hood hinges, this became a big issue as you will see in the next photos.

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Yep no problems here, bottom torx bolts came off no problem and no hidden suprises are waiting for me yet.

However that feeling was short lived after I removed the windshield seal. This was what was waiting for me.
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Now I took this picture because I have a question on how in the heck I'm suppost to remove the hinges from the windshield frame. In this picture you can see there is a nut on the backside of each on of the torx heads that just spins free when turning the torx. On the rusted out side I can get a wrench in there to hold them, but how am I suppost to remove the other side that hasn't rusted through? I see no way to get access to those nuts with out cutting holes or something.
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My HF sandblaster does the same thing.
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My HF sandblaster does the same thing.
I found that the key thing with that HF spot blaster is to only use fine grade sand/media. Anything close to medium grade and you will be having issues. Once I started using window screen material to sift the sand I no longer had any issues with the blaster.
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I found that the key thing with that HF spot blaster is to only use fine grade sand/media. Anything close to medium grade and you will be having issues. Once I started using window screen material to sift the sand I no longer had any issues with the blaster.
Wow, that's pretty fine. I will give it a shot. Thanks for the tip.
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