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post #61 of 585 Old 10-19-2010, 08:15 PM
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You're making great progress there Bill. Looking good too. Hey what color are you going with?



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post #62 of 585 Old 10-19-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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still haven't decided... I love lime green... the wife said no... Thought about an Olive Drab, medium blue or flat black... My last jeep was rust orange, was leaning towards maybe a brighter orange, but have been told that white is prolly gonna be best since the body isn't all that straight.

I'm waiting for something to jump out at me...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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post #63 of 585 Old 10-20-2010, 02:23 AM
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still haven't decided... I love lime green... the wife said no... Thought about an Olive Drab, medium blue or flat black... My last jeep was rust orange, was leaning towards maybe a brighter orange, but have been told that white is prolly gonna be best since the body isn't all that straight.

I'm waiting for something to jump out at me...
I have been thinking the same thing, I would love to do orange but with little to no body work experience maybe white would be safe.

I am in deep
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OK, I've decided I hate body work... but things are getting closer... I think I'm going to leave well enough alone on the passenger side... I plan on covering the rockers up with rocker guards anyway, just wanted to smooth things out a little. I have been using some metal based filler and have been thinking maybe if I get some bondo, maybe it will be easier to work with... I don't know... my boss was in body work a long time ago and he gave me some pointers so maybe the drivers side will go better.






... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Bill you've got that tub looking better every time you work on it! If a few imperfections don't bother you I wouldn't worry about it. Glad you didn't fill in the gas filler recess. Keeps some of the original look to the tub. Great Job


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post #66 of 585 Old 10-20-2010, 09:11 PM
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Don't get discouraged, the worse that can happen at this point is you sand it back off. so play with it, have some fun, and see what process works best for you. Remember with body work theres a hundred different ways to get the same result, what worked for someone else may not be the best way for you. Enjoy it and don't think of it as work, and your patience will get you allot farther. Doing good so far, keep it up.
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OK, I've decided I hate body work... but things are getting closer...

I think you are almost there and a good skim coat on the entire side and block sanding with an 18" block will smooth out most if not all the dents.

You might consider lightweight filler. I used Everocoat's basic lightweight filler for the first time on my daughters truck and it is much more forgiving than the old Bondo brand filler I used back in the early 80's.

It is looking great


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Thanks guys!!!

Dave, thanks for the idea, I will check into that. hopefully get it today... I'm the parent/teacher helper so half my day is going to be spent at school.......

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Thanks guys!!!

Dave, thanks for the idea, I will check into that. hopefully get it today... I'm the parent/teacher helper so half my day is going to be spent at school.......
Hey Bill suggest a field trip for the little dudes, at your shop learning welding, body work etc. On the job training.


I like it when these guys like Dave post the info on bodywork. Something I'd like to know more about and they have a bunch of great information.


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I think you're coming along really well. It is always exciting, revealing, encouraging when a guy says, "I don't know nothing about body work"!, and then they turn out something like you're doing. Maybe to a guy who REALLY knows body work, it isn't good, but to me, it's awesome, and it encourages me a great deal. Be sure and relate the details closely, because I need this kind of help!

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Your body work is looking great. You're making me itch to investigate the couple of paint blisters that I have been trying to ignore for the past couple of years. Keep the posts coming.
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After walking the kindergarteners to the fire department then back to school, I got to work...


I went to the Auto Paint store and explained what Dave said I needed, and I ended up with



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by the way, I started with this:




OK, This is killing me... 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, but I think I am on the right track. Here is the passenger side after reworking it a bit today.




Here is the drivers side with the first coat of the base and a coat of the self etching primer.




You guys are way too kind, thanks for the encouragement!!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Bill you've made some great progress!

I went and took some measurements on my CJ tub and what I could of the dash today. I couldn't get a decent picture of the dash itself, in another tub and the seats are in the way and ALL of the junk too. I also have a crude sketch of where the holes are located in the tub that the dash bolts to. Hope some of this is a help to you and if you need more of the dash I can take it out later on sometime. The 9 3/4 X 57 is the actual size of the dash panel.

Keep up the great work!!
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Thanks Jim, I have spent a little bit of time on the body and am just getting frustrated, so this will be a good time to check the measurements!!!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Looks great! You're a better man than me. Body work requires a certain level of patience and skill

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