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post #46 of 53 Old 09-28-2019, 02:09 PM
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Josh the CJ looks sweet!! I’m jealous of the quality of work and paint etc you are doing! It looks awesome!!

You mentioned you bought a rollbar from me. I’m trying to remember because I’ve had a few people buy things that I had left over. Did you also buy the spare tire carrier from me? If so I remember you well now and I came and looked at your CJ as well. You were also looking for a factory tachometer dash. I happen to have a rust free OEM tachometer dash – but it is out of an older CJ with just one speaker hole . If you’re interested I can let it go cheap! I’ve also have an OEM windshield frame that I will let go cheap but I will admit it needs some work. Anyway good luck on your project it looks awesome I’ll be following your build thread!


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Josh the CJ looks sweet!! Iím jealous of the quality of work and paint etc you are doing! It looks awesome!!

You mentioned you bought a rollbar from me. Iím trying to remember because Iíve had a few people buy things that I had left over. Did you also buy the spare tire carrier from me? If so I remember you well now and I came and looked at your CJ as well. You were also looking for a factory tachometer dash. I happen to have a rust free OEM tachometer dash Ė but it is out of an older CJ with just one speaker hole . If youíre interested I can let it go cheap! Iíve also have an OEM windshield frame that I will let go cheap but I will admit it needs some work. Anyway good luck on your project it looks awesome Iíll be following your build thread!
Yeah that was me! I was only like 10 minutes from your place lol I see your marketplace posts on the dash and windshield but I'm hunting for a 2 speaker cut out dash with the clock and tach holes. I plan on seeing Rudy here soon and I'm just gonna empty my pockets up there just to minimize the extra work. That sounds lazy, I know but some things I believe shouldn't be messed with. Just because with those windshields you can cut and discover that it needs to be cut even more to the point where you've got almost nothing. My windshield is worthless, Rusted out and had been hit and the PO tried to cover it up with the hinges.

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Haven't had an update in a while now but I have been busy doing other stuff. I've had the fenders and grill out for metal cleaning and I got them back yesterday. I'm really impressed by the acid process. It takes everything off but doesn't leave you gaping holes like sandblasting. I think I am going to go on Adams route and take apart the fenders and rebuild them to eliminate any rot caused by the rust. It's gonna take some time but I think in the long run its worth it.

Here is my parts I'm going to fix up here in the next few months.
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I know this isn't a CJ thing but this is the bed for my dads M715 he's working on
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Will those parts flash rust pretty easy now? I've used molasses and water to take the rust off and it won't harm the metal either. Your parts look very clean.


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Will those parts flash rust pretty easy now? I've used molasses and water to take the rust off and it won't harm the metal either. Your parts look very clean.
It would depend on the acid used perhaps. I think phosphoric gives an etch prime that is good for about a month if kept dry.

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It would depend on the acid used perhaps. I think phosphoric gives an etch prime that is good for about a month if kept dry.
Yes it is coated with some kind of temporary rust protection. I'm not sure what the chemical they use but the owner of the place I took it to said its not really an acid. He said it is dipped in a large tank with the chemical which is temperature controlled. He then said the parts go in a oven. this may be to evaporate the solution? Not sure, but the very last dip is into a different tank to help keep surface rust from forming.

With the weather cooling off and humidity staying low, we could go a few months with our parts in the garage before rust starts to come back. Plenty of time to fix my grill and fenders and get everything primed!

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This week I got some goodies in the mail! I got a spot weld cutter and some sheet metal tools to start the grill fixing. My plan is to fix the rust holes that developed and to fix the nut that holds the grill onto the frame.

Does any one know the original bolt size and thread that the grill bolt uses? I am planning on buying a captured nut like the original.

So after cleaning up the tree that fell on my house... I dug into the grill. Don't worry the house is okay. No humans or pets were harmed. Just some gutter damage.

Here is what I planned to cut out.
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Using the spot weld cutter, I removed the bad section. This required drilling a small pilot hole and then using some oil and the cutter. No prying was needed to get it off.
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So I decided to take the whole bar off because I saw there was a decent amount of surface rust remaining.
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The metal dipping did a really good job. The owner of the place I took it to said the smallest nooks will still have rust and advised me to find the holes and dig a little further. I won't be able to get all of the rust but I can help it from coming back over the next 50 years.
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Still working on the grill. Ohio is experiencing all four seasons in the span of a few days to a week. Went from mid 60s to 14 degrees in the span of less than 24 hours and has stayed cold. I received my birthday present to myself today! I have been searching for OEM parts on facebook and ran across some Laredo door panels. I couldn't pass them up because I felt I would never see them in that condition again. For now just adding more parts to the assembly list when the time comes. That top pad is something I haven't seen before and I don't have any holes where that would attach on my doors. might just drill them myself and call it a day.

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Does anyone have a picture of this set up on their doors? I'd like to see how they look

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