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Unread 10-29-2010, 04:31 PM   #91
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Hey Bill... That's AWESOME!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is so good to see your work. I am at the same point and I don't know what I'm doing either! You work is an inspiration... TRUST ME!

Keep going, Man. You Rock!

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Unread 10-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #92
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Thanks Kerrdog, I appreciate the kind words, it helps!!! I feel like standing over the tub with my foot on it like the action figures in your avatar!!!! And I still have one more side to do............

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Unread 10-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #93
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In each picture if you were to line them up you'd see progress. I see it. Others do too. I know how it feels to think you're not getting anywhere but you are. Also just remember where you started. You took something that allot of guys would have scrapped and are making it something that will look great when you're done and not cost you an arm and a leg.

Bill keep up the great work. You'll get it finished sooner than you may think and then we'll have to find somebody else to watch!!
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Unread 10-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #94
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Thanks Kerrdog, I appreciate the kind words, it helps!!! I feel like standing over the tub with my foot on it like the action figures in your avatar!!!! And I still have one more side to do............

You gave me NEW LIFE, Brother...
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Unread 10-29-2010, 05:48 PM   #95
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Your side panels turned out great. Reading over your work, I learned a lot for when my turn comes at filler.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #96
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In each picture if you were to line them up you'd see progress. I see it. Others do too. I know how it feels to think you're not getting anywhere but you are. Also just remember where you started. You took something that allot of guys would have scrapped and are making it something that will look great when you're done and not cost you an arm and a leg.

Bill keep up the great work. You'll get it finished sooner than you may think and then we'll have to find somebody else to watch!!

Shoot, if I survive this, maybe I can convince the wife to let me buy a CJ10a--hopefully one that doesn't need any body work!!!


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Your side panels turned out great. Reading over your work, I learned a lot for when my turn comes at filler.
Thanks guys!!!!!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 08:28 PM   #97
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Hey Bill how's the body work going?
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Unread 11-04-2010, 10:24 PM   #98
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Haven't done anything this week... worked, then I had a side job yesterday--security for the Giants at the parade!!! Started at 6 am, so I had to be up at 4, and only went to bed at 1, so after a long day of walking, I went home, and crashed at like 8... then this morning had a little OT, then home to a sick kid... yes, again!!!! He was born with a double ear infection and since then, if he sniffs, he gets an infection!!!! I had time to do a little today, but I decided to veg instead. Then while I was writing this reply, I got called back into work. Back for training tomorrow, but will have off saturday with the fam... yay... so no work on the Jeep til next week... boo...
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Unread 11-05-2010, 06:34 AM   #99
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Glad to see that you have plenty of work, since so many are without jobs. Know how it is to want to be able to work on the CJ and not have the time though. Hope your son gets better very soon! Enjoy the weekend my friend.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 07:18 AM   #100
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The body work is turning out great. Making me want to go out and start on mine! I have a decent lincoln welder and experience with body work and welding sheet metal but it's been a while and is kind of intimidating but my tub only has a couple bad spots so it should be pretty easy. What gauge sheet metal did you do your repairs with. For the floor I'm thinking about going with 16g since most of the damage is where the roll bar mounts and I believe the stock size is 18g. I'll prob use 18g on the few spots on the outside of the body.

I sure wish I had a bead roller. Would make the floor stronger a mimic the stock floor style. Evercoat makes great products. I used mainly their products when I worked in an auto body shop and will use them for this project as well.

Again great work on the body
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Unread 11-05-2010, 07:54 PM   #101
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Glad to see that you have plenty of work, since so many are without jobs. Know how it is to want to be able to work on the CJ and not have the time though. Hope your son gets better very soon! Enjoy the weekend my friend.
Yeah, I think I've said it before in this thread, I can't pass up the work... Especially if I want to finance this build!!!


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The body work is turning out great. Making me want to go out and start on mine! I have a decent lincoln welder and experience with body work and welding sheet metal but it's been a while and is kind of intimidating but my tub only has a couple bad spots so it should be pretty easy. What gauge sheet metal did you do your repairs with. For the floor I'm thinking about going with 16g since most of the damage is where the roll bar mounts and I believe the stock size is 18g. I'll prob use 18g on the few spots on the outside of the body.

I sure wish I had a bead roller. Would make the floor stronger a mimic the stock floor style. Evercoat makes great products. I used mainly their products when I worked in an auto body shop and will use them for this project as well.

Again great work on the body
I've been told, and have read on classic enterprise's web page that stock is 16g, but it is a tad thinner because of the stamping process. I used 16g, I do wish I would have rolled a bead or three in the floor, but with my overkill floor supports, it will be fine.
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Very nice work on the passenger side!
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Unread 11-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #103
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Hey Bill you still working a bunch of extra hours?
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Unread 11-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #104
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Yep, that and I was sick this week. Finally got what the rest of the fam had. It is still lingering, but I'm ignoring it!!! Aaaaand I'm working tonight too...

Between dropping the kids off at school, going to the DMV... had an appointment for 9:20, and it still took 45 minutes... although in their defense it was a computer issue... And then picking them up, I got about three hours in on the Jeep today.

Today I built up the passenger side with high build, then sanded with 400... did that twice, and here is the result:



I am done with that side... now on to the drivers side. Got a little done today:


The filler is going better now that I have a better idea of how to use and mix it. I have also gotten to the point that this is not going to look anywhere near professional, so I am not going to spend as much time on the drivers side as I did the passenger side.

After my wife stole some of my overtime Jeep money to fix her Jeep, I decided that next paycheck I'm getting PSC Tube fenders for the front. I should be done with the body by then anyway, so it will be a perfect timing thing.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 03:56 PM   #105
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Bill that is looking great!! Glad you and the family are better too. Hey when you get done that's going to look even better than you think. You'll surprise yourself!! Trust me
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