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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-29-2021, 09:23 AM
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Posted By rixcj
That came out really nice, Jim. It is certainly...

That came out really nice, Jim. It is certainly rugged!


Is that bed liner coating on the bottom section?


Again, nice job!


Rich
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-13-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By rixcj
What is the advantage of tilting the nose...

What is the advantage of tilting the nose forward? I never understood that.

It looks cool, but otherwise..?

Mine tilts back towards the windshield. I actually changed motors without having to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-12-2021, 04:43 PM
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Posted By rixcj
Most of my life, I've had the best vision a...

Most of my life, I've had the best vision a person could ever wish for...excellent close up and distance vision, without glasses. About 25 years ago, I was repairing a Ford Model A carburetor. I was...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-11-2021, 06:13 AM
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Posted By rixcj
We're all good, here, Jim. It's just my wife and...

We're all good, here, Jim. It's just my wife and I, here.


We got vaccinated. I don't go anywhere that I don't have to, anyway. I love just being at home. I've got my metal fab shop and my jeep...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-09-2021, 12:08 PM
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Posted By rixcj
You should read the West System guide to...

You should read the West System guide to fiberglassing. It’s very well written and will save you a bunch of $ and headaches. See on their website[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Rich
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-08-2021, 06:43 PM
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Posted By rixcj
Thank you for that information. This is kind of...

Thank you for that information. This is kind of new to me, so keep it coming!

Rich
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-07-2021, 09:45 AM
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Posted By rixcj
It'll be respectable, that's what I was hoping...

It'll be respectable, that's what I was hoping for.

I am getting so much done on all types of projects. Haven't been able to work on that jeep in several years. Now, I can get back to it.
...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-02-2021, 07:29 AM
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Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
Here's what I bought for this job... ...

Here's what I bought for this job...


https://i.postimg.cc/rsYLCvVt/IMG-3497.jpg


I didn't take a pic, but I squared the edges of the stiffener. Basically, to get rid of the slits that remain...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-28-2021, 06:09 PM
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Posted By rixcj
I'm at a loss for words... ...

I'm at a loss for words...






Which fiberglass products, Jim? The ones that I used on the previous tub repairs, or what I will be using for this repair?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2021, 06:17 PM
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Posted By rixcj
The passenger side came out great. Then, I did...

The passenger side came out great. Then, I did the driver's side, but haven't brought the hood out to the other garage to see how well it came out.


Rich
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
A few pics of the other side.. ...

A few pics of the other side..


https://i.postimg.cc/nr1SBvJD/IMG-3474.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/ydcb6Mpn/IMG-3473.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/05GBTqwy/IMG-3475.jpg
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2021, 05:27 PM
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Posted By rixcj
So, here's what I've done, so far..I drew out the...

So, here's what I've done, so far..I drew out the cowl shape onto doubled up pieces of plywood, then cut them out..


https://i.postimg.cc/vHtwtVzX/IMG-3450.jpg

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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2021, 01:01 PM
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Posted By rixcj
I did make a plywood mold of the cowl. I'll post...

I did make a plywood mold of the cowl. I'll post up some pictures of what I have done, so far, when I get home.

I do appreciate the tips on fiberglassing. I've done a little in the past, but am...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-27-2021, 07:43 AM
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Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
Thanks for the suggestion, but I think that the...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think that the severity of my repair vs. a helicopter tail repair are very different.

So, I'll probably not invest in a vacuum system for this.

But...I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-25-2021, 04:43 PM
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Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
I stand corrected....I had cut some thin (.035")...

I stand corrected....I had cut some thin (.035") transverse slits into that stiffener. I saw no evidence of sawdust, wood particles, etc. so I figured that there was no wood in there.


But...then...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-25-2021, 03:55 PM
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Posted By rixcj
Well, I took a completely different tack.That...

Well, I took a completely different tack.That 4'' wide stiffener is solid fiberglass, no wood used. It is 1/2" thick.

The challenge of getting another hood, is that, what if it's the cowl that's...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-23-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
That's a great idea. I looked at the jeep...

That's a great idea. I looked at the jeep situation again, and decided that your suggestion is doable. Thanks for that!


I will not get it done in a day, though...:)...





The hood radii...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-23-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
Funny you should mention that. There's a shop...

Funny you should mention that. There's a shop right around the corner that builds custom steam boats. Absolutely beautiful boats.

Well, for over 20 years, I built steam boilers for them. I got...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-23-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
You're probably right. I'd even be happy if it...

You're probably right. I'd even be happy if it wasn't absolutely perfect, but way more respectable than it is. I don't have a good feeling about this.


Stay tuned....
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-22-2021, 01:34 PM
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Views: 3,714
Posted By rixcj
Thanks, but I tried that...all to no avail... ...

Thanks, but I tried that...all to no avail...


That radiused section is very rigid.



Rich
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