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post #92851 of 92953 Old 07-03-2020, 07:34 AM
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The start of a long day today!






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So I let that piece on the seat soak in the Evapo-Rust for about 24 hours.
And this is already used stuff. You can keep reusing it till it gets black.
I did wire brush it a couple times yesterday after it had been soaking for a bit.
Imagine if I used fresh stuff. Probably would have looked like that in less then half the time.
Going to do the other side now but it is no where near as bad as this side was.
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Finished the first side around lunch today. Iíll work on the second side tomorrow.




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Finished the first side around lunch today. Iíll work on the second side tomorrow.
Man you make that look so easy. LOL.
Thinking when I get up there so you could do my suspension going to have you do those too. MLOL.
I always wondered if an XJ would drive better on the street with those.
Being how mine is strictly a DD and all.
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Man you make that look so easy. LOL.

Thinking when I get up there so you could do my suspension going to have you do those too. MLOL.

I always wondered if an XJ would drive better on the street with those.

Being how mine is strictly a DD and all.


Iíll let you know if thereís any difference in how this one drives. This Jeep is strictly a DD as well. Itís my fiancťís daily.

Plan is to get the other stiffener in this morning. First side took about 3 hours to strip the undercoating and paint and get welded in. Welding was actually the longest part. Sure wish I had a lift.


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I’ll let you know if there’s any difference in how this one drives. This Jeep is strictly a DD as well. It’s my fiancť’s daily.

Plan is to get the other stiffener in this morning. First side took about 3 hours to strip the undercoating and paint and get welded in. Welding was actually the longest part. Sure wish I had a lift.
Yeah let me know. I always figured it would be a good thing even for a DD though.

I know 3 hours to you is a lot of time but when I am putzing around with my Jeep 3 hours of my day is probably spent drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Ah the life of a retiree. LOL.
I have to start spending some time with that Miller 135 I bought a couple years ago.
Been meaning to play with it to see if I could teach myself how to weld.
With what welding I would do it does not have to look pretty. I just need to be able to take a BFH to it and have it hold. MLOL.
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Spent the morning cleaning up the stiffener from yesterday. Just welding up anything I may have missed and grinding some areas smooth where I welded too much. I then stripped, fit, and fully welded the passenger side. Iíll clean that one up tomorrow. For now itís time for a beer. Happy Independence Day everyone!




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Spent the morning cleaning up the stiffener from yesterday. Just welding up anything I may have missed and grinding some areas smooth where I welded too much. I then stripped, fit, and fully welded the passenger side. I’ll clean that one up tomorrow. For now it’s time for a beer.
See this is what I am talking about.
I couldn't deal with the seat cause the humidity is too high to use the rust converter stuff on those parts I let soak in the Evapo-Rust.
So I decided to flush that tranny cooler I picked up awhile back.
Betting this took me as long to do as what you did. LOL.
I used that Kooler Kleen with the brake line that I showed you guys awhile back.
Didn't notice anything weird come out of it so I am going to take that as a good sign.
Then thinking it was going to sit for awhile before I actually installed it got the bright idea to fill it with tranny fluid.
So I attached a couple hoses, stuck one end in a quart of tranny fluid, and used my vacuum tester/brake bleeder to draw fluid through it from the other hose.
Capped off with a couple bolts and hose clamps.
Blew out all the lines that I took from the donor Jeep with my compressor and taped off the ends.
Don't see me using any of them but figure hold onto them anyway.

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Happy Independence Day everyone!
You and everybody else have a Happy and Safe Independence Day too.
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Been meaning to show you guys my new, to me, drill press.
Stopped by my buddies house and we were just catching up.
Happen to mention I am keeping my eye out for a used bench drill press.
Or even one of those things you can attache a drill too.
For the 4 times in my life it might come in handy.
Was telling him I was thinking about buying the cheap Harbor Freight one
with the gift card from the 6 ton jack stand recall.
He goes you want one? I don't need it. I have a floor one.
It is not even the cheap HF one but the next one up.
Had to buy a chuck key, never realized they come in different sizes, and thinking
about buying a machinist vice for it.
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It is not even the cheap HF one but the next one up.
Had to buy a chuck key, never realized they come in different sizes, and thinking
about buying a machinist vice for it.
Looks like it would be real happy if you treated it to a mess of Naval Jelly .

Goes around,comes around .
4WD gets one farther from help before getting stuck/breaking down.
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Looks like it would be real happy if you treated it to a mess of Naval Jelly .
I didn't really think about that.
Not a bad idea. I do have some.
Maybe just spray it with some of the rust converter I bought for the rear seat legs and top coat.
Maybe I will just POR 15 it next time I have to POR 15 something.
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I didn't really think about that.
Not a bad idea. I do have some.
Maybe just spray it with some of the rust converter I bought for the rear seat legs and top coat.
Maybe I will just POR 15 it next time I have to POR 15 something.
I wouldn't spray the deck or the chuck with anything other than rust remover .
Those should always be left clean metal for best results .

Maybe clean the rust and a good wipe down with an oil soaked rag .

Goes around,comes around .
4WD gets one farther from help before getting stuck/breaking down.
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I wouldn't spray the deck or the chuck with anything other than rust remover .
Those should always be left clean metal for best results .

Maybe clean the rust and a good wipe down with an oil soaked rag .
Naval Jelly and a keeping it oiled it is.
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Working on leaf springs. Slow work and rather painful at times, but it will be worth it...I hope.

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