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Unread 09-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Vandy's 84 Body-Off Build Thread

I have been promising this for two weeks, so- the much anticipated (by me) build thread begins. I hope I can someday be as much help to someone as many of you have been to me. I have yet to really do anything of major significance, but I have been devouring info from other builds (especially, Dave, Jim, Mike, Scott/Clay, and Palmetto). If my rig turns out half as good as yall's I will be happy. This thread will be my build, and a bunch of other crap like music, movie, food, common sense, and some redneck philosophy. Throughout the course of my JF addiction over the past month, I have concluded that those of us here- especially the CJ owners- are a lot alike. We like a little rock n' roll, some good ribs, maybe a cold beer (maybe not-that's OK too), a minute or two of fishing, doing stuff with our kids, and wrenchin' on an old rusty 4X4 to bring it back to life (and maybe make it bada$$ along the way). I hope I have as much fun as I hope I have. tee hee.



Major Jeep Cancer

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Tub 1/2 stripped

hood to bare metal- I couldn't help myself

Bar mount behind driver's seat


I have HughesNet satellite internet, so my stuff loads slow. Talk to you kids soon.
Vandy

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Unread 09-20-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Ran out of batteries in the camera last night, and didn't have a couple bucks to get any on my way home (idiot). Will get some tomorrow. Yes that is the 'ol girl's Liberty next to my chariot, and yes the temp plate expired last week thank you very much.

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Unread 09-20-2011, 11:22 PM   #3
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Good luck with your build.

I love WNC! Beautiful part of the country. I spent some time in Brevard back in 1998-1999. I worked at the Jordan St. Cafe waiting tables. Great memories! I sure miss that area!
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Dang Dude... you are possessed! You are really rocking on that thing. Add Eaglekeeper and Coiz to your resource list. They have both done a lot of "rescue" work in rusty spots, and they document well. If you take the time to read Coiz's thread (which I recommend) you will need a couple of days!!

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Unread 09-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #5
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Good luck with your build.

I love WNC! Beautiful part of the country. I spent some time in Brevard back in 1998-1999. I worked at the Jordan St. Cafe waiting tables. Great memories! I sure miss that area!
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I bought this thing in Brevard! It is originally from EGOLF there. I have the originalpapers with it. Don't know if the cafe is still there, and you're right- Western NC rules! I have had a fire in the hearth for almost two weeks now. I need to back offor I'll run out of wood. I am at almost 4k feet though
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I am supposed to be writing a paper on the Meiji Restoration in Japan right now.

As you can see I have some rust on the hood. No matter how hard I hit it with the wheel it is there, shiny, but there. Should I whack it with the wheel, clean it, hit it with rattlecan rustoleum, then my 2x primer? What I am saying is, is the rust preventative step necessary before the 2x? It will be 2x for a while.
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I need to make it back there someday. You are about to enjoy the fall colors, which are spectacular there! How awesome would it be to live in WNC with a CJ? Driving up the 64 or down the 276 to Greenville, SC. Or Pisgah onto the Blue Ridge Pkwy!!! :-)
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Unread 09-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
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I drive 1 1/2 to Clemson everyday!!!

Riding here is great. We are doing a Gatlinburg trip the first week of Oct and a BRP trip the second week. Driving to Ashville, then to Roanoke, spending a day or two, then driving back. Not in the CJ though! That will be in the Liberty or the S60. I would but the wife and 7yr old would LOSE IT!
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First of all you should treat the rust before priming.

Secondly primer is moisture absorbent to an extent so rust will grin through if you leave it somewhere damp for any period of time.

I suggest you consider priming and then some rattlecan top coat. When you come to the repaint you will be flatting it all down anyway.
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Terima kasih BagusJeep.
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First of all you should treat the rust before priming.
With what? Something like POR15?
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I used Zero Rust on mine, way cheaper than POR15 and seems to work really well. Takes forever to cure when too applied heavy. I soaked the entire underside and it took about a month to get hard.....
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Another thread to watch. Oh and welcome to the forum.
I have a problem with painting over rust. Even with products that are made for it. A few minutes with a sandblaster and you'd be rid of that surface rust then you could prime over it and go on from there. Even with POR-15 if you leave the rust and if air ever gets to that area it will rust from under the paint.

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How are you stripping the tub.
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How are you stripping the tub.
Hi Jim- Thanks! BTW you are the Jim in post #1.

'dowg- I am currently using a gator disc on my angle grinder. I am starting with the outside of the tub. When I can scrape a few ducats together I am going to buy a sandblaster. There is a harbor freight type store I drive by daily that has one for $125. I had the grinder and the discs are only $6. Dave said he did the ouside with 4- I just attatched #3.

This rust bucket willbe my lifeline in the winter- NO LAUGHING - and in the spring will get the tub swap. In a few weeks or so the entire outside will be stripped and ready for some patchwork and filler.

When I have the blaster I will do the inside of the tub and the bottom, both of which are in better shape than the pics suggest. I still need topickup batteries tonight and I'll post some more.

After graduation I am taking a month off for the tub off. During that time I will blast and paint chassis, diffs, axles, probably my foot or some other unsuspecting part of my body, and all the usual suspects. I will do hoses and lines too. I just hope she makes it through this winter.

Finished the Meiji paper by the way. 19th and early 20th century Japan was a crazy place. More soon.
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