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05-09-2020 06:57 PM
CJWoodman
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Originally Posted by NashvilleTJ View Post
That came out nice.
Thanks, remember the pile of parts that got rescued from the scrap yard? Got lucky on that find. A bunch of hours went into the rehab but I do know it will fit unlike the reproduction frames. It was a great learning project too. I hope to go through the one that is my jeep as well and salvage it if I am not to late, it is rough though, we'll see.
05-09-2020 07:14 AM
NashvilleTJ That came out nice.
05-08-2020 04:32 PM
CJWoodman After grinding and sanding the windshield frame is ready for an internal dousing of rust treatment and then prep for paint.
05-06-2020 06:02 PM
CJWoodman Last night I finally decided to install the relay kit I bought last year. What a difference it made. I took it out for a ride with the low beams on and the first car I passed flashed his brights. They are stock lights that are aimed correctly so that impressive.
04-17-2020 09:04 AM
cpia84
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Thanks for the words of encouragement! Once my skills are a little better I will be starting on the b pillars. Looking forward to getting some of this rust gone.
You're Welcome. Welding is an awesome skill to have!
04-17-2020 08:33 AM
CJWoodman
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Im digging all the progress on your Jeep. I also like how you are doing all the welding repairs yourself. Everything is looking good and the more you do it the better you will get. Keep up the progress, I am following along.
Thanks for the words of encouragement! Once my skills are a little better I will be starting on the b pillars. Looking forward to getting some of this rust gone.
04-16-2020 06:13 PM
cpia84 Im digging all the progress on your Jeep. I also like how you are doing all the welding repairs yourself. Everything is looking good and the more you do it the better you will get. Keep up the progress, I am following along.
04-16-2020 05:23 PM
CJWoodman Found another bit of time today to continue welding the bottom patch in. Then I started to grind the welds down. I still have some grinding to do but ran out of time again, this is how far I got.
04-15-2020 03:49 PM
CJWoodman I finished up the top side today then started to install the bottom patch. I put some wood in between the front and back and pounded out some of the bowing before I put the bottom patch on. Ran out of time, hopefully finish it tomorrow.
04-14-2020 05:36 PM
CJWoodman Before I welded the bottom patch back on I decided to repair the bottom part of the windshield where the rubber glass gasket sits. I could see daylight through some of it and thought now was the best time to work on it because I have access to both sides. As soon as I cut the metal away I must have relieved some stress because the front panel bowed up on me a bit. I was able to work some of it out while welding the new metal in. We will see how it looks when I weld the bottom patch on tomorrow.
04-12-2020 10:14 AM
CJWoodman In these pics you can see I have cut the rusty bottom out of the frame out and cleaned up the welds so the patch will fit flush. In the last two pictures is the patch I made up. I still need to cut out for the defroster but it is coming along. I will probably finish trimming next week and start to tack it in. I have sprayed the seam with the copper weld through primer. When it is done I will pour either some por 15 or boiled linseed oil in there, seal it up and slosh it around to give everything a good coating of protection.
04-09-2020 04:08 PM
CJWoodman Got through it, glad that's done. Experienced some burn through on the edges but I built it up then took a grinder too it. Not too worried about appearances because most of the weld will be behind the hinges.
04-08-2020 06:39 PM
CJWoodman Today I decided to tackle the sheet metal that had rusted pretty badly behind the hinges. I cut out the rusted metal and exposed the stiffening plates. As you can see there was a lot of rust in between there. The skin is held to the backing plate with three spot welds. I found a tip on youtube for drilling out the spot welds. The spot weld bit tends to walk off center on the spot welds. If you drill a small pilot hole through the spot weld it locks the bit in on center. You can see the pilot holes for the spot welds, I believe it is a 1/8" bit. I will do a final fit up tomorrow and start welding the patches in. I bought some UPOL2 copper weld through primer that is supposed to not vaporize and disappear while welding like the zinc based primers.
03-28-2020 02:39 PM
CJWoodman Here is the next section I worked on. Cutting in the daylight gets yielded cleaner lines. Really not much left of the backside to even worry about the spot welds. The backside is going to be the tougher part.
03-26-2020 06:06 PM
CJWoodman The top picture is the first patch I welded in to the windshield frame and the second picture is the waste from the panel I replaced. Than goodness for the grinding wheel. I am learning as I go and the most important thing I'm finding is the fit of the patch panel. The more care you take on the fitting the easier the welding will be. You can see one of my mistakes, the fit was bad on the left hand side of the patch. That's why I am starting on the area that will be buried and hidden in the windshield trim. Lesson learned. On the bright side, the welds have good penetration and I blew no holes in the frame.
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