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Old 03-20-2017, 06:11 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Way to go nofender! You get the endurance award for sheet metal work! It turned out really great!
thank you! This little Jeep has been quite a journey so far!

Did a little mock up today, just to fuel my fire.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:10 PM   #327 (permalink)
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Off topic.....

But another acquisition happened a couple weekends ago. I bought one of my first Jeeps from a guy named Henry close to 25 years ago. It was in pieces. But over some time i pieced it together and made a little plow Jeep out of it. My son and I tooled around all over the place in that Jeep. I loved that Jeep - so much so that a picture of it with my son is on the fridge to this day. He's 28 now. Anyway foolishly I sold it for some reason I can't remember.

So fast forward to now. I've stayed in touch with the fellow on and off for years. He's had and restored some early CJ5s. He reached out last summer to see if i was interested in a 5 he had. I really wasn't. Well he reached out again a few weeks ago. He was going to have to send it to the scrap man because he's doing a stint overseas. He offered it to me again. So I went and looked. I commented to Henry that the plow was in nice shape. He replies "that's your plow" Yep - appears I gave him the plow off that old flatty he sold me. Full circle.

So I did what any rational person would do - took it home. No clue what i'll do with it. But the wife is calling it hers. So maybe this is the next one. who knows. Kind of cool to have that old plow back. Brought back lots of memories....
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #328 (permalink)
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I'm not sure but maybe you are starting to have a problem! It's all good though! The build is coming along nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:16 AM   #329 (permalink)
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I'm not sure but maybe you are starting to have a problem! It's all good though! The build is coming along nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.
Lots of hushed conversations around me lately. I think the family is planning an intervention....
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:15 PM   #330 (permalink)
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Well, we are full bore into mock up now. I've got it centered and square to the chassis. Lots of measuring and note taking to do now. We're getting there!
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blew it back apart, made the channels and welded the floor bracing in.
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Lots of non-glamorous detail work has been going on over the last month. The short version - the tub is done.

It's loaded up and headed to media blasting this morning. They are blasting the entire body for me. The tub, hood and grill will be primed when I pick them up.

Big step!

Also added a PS fluid cooler. Probably not needed. But it was on the shelf doing nothing. I clearanced the grill for the steering box fittings while I was at it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #333 (permalink)
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Back from blast and prime. I'm pretty stunned with how good it came out! time to start final mock up and body work!
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The small dent on the bottom tube on the tail gate, how would you get that out?

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Old 05-20-2017, 03:42 AM   #335 (permalink)
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The small dent on the bottom tube on the tail gate, how would you get that out?

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I watched a friend of mine get a similar dent out with some round stock. He removed the hinge pin, then tapped the round stock in as he worked the dent from the outside with a body hammer. The round stock essentially became the dolly. It worked pretty quickly.

Me, I'm not fixing it. I feel like a need to leaves some flaws intact. This will be one of them.
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I watched a friend of mine get a similar dent out with some round stock. He removed the hinge pin, then tapped the round stock in as he worked the dent from the outside with a body hammer. The round stock essentially became the dolly. It worked pretty quickly.

Me, I'm not fixing it. I feel like a need to leaves some flaws intact. This will be one of them.
Thanks, I was thinking on using some heat.

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