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01-13-2020 09:47 PM
Originally Posted by ISDTBower View Post
I hope your pictures come back Tom. Too much build to be missed in the future
My account is paid but cant log in. Got this email last month and something tells me Ted is up to holding users hostage again

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01-13-2020 07:34 AM
Greg72 Looks great Tom!!!

I always like getting the email notifications when your updates bump this build thread!!

01-12-2020 10:25 PM
ISDTBower I hope your pictures come back Tom. Too much build to be missed in the future.

There is a ton going on with this build. Talking to Tom is like talking to an alien in a different world. You have to struggle to keep up with which high tech coating is going on what. Which electrical do-dah is going to replace normal, etc. etc. Cheers on keeping us up on the new .....
01-11-2020 10:43 PM
larryboy Color looks awesome, Tom!!

01-11-2020 12:18 PM
waterhorse The anticipation is building. Mmmmmmmm.
01-11-2020 11:55 AM
49willys_mogon ^Sticking with the split window but will have the modern glass edge without the bulk of the factory weatherstripping.
01-11-2020 11:46 AM
bdkw1 Hell yeah, looking good.

OK, what are you doing for the windshield?
01-11-2020 11:02 AM
49willys_mogon Working through final-ish re-assembly. Intakes needed silicone couplers.

First batch of chrome came out $uper nice griil/windshield division bars, head light trim, hood ornament.

AC plumbing in the works using aeroquip reusable fittings and teflon hose.

10-17-2019 03:14 AM
Gojeep Good to see that you are back on it again.
10-16-2019 08:31 PM
waterhorse Are you going to take this off road? I believe in making it look good for the first trip out of the garage, but "block sanding to glass" is a little much.

Don't mind me, it looks great.
10-16-2019 08:03 PM
bdkw1 Nice!

That thing is going to be to nice to get dirty.
10-16-2019 12:41 PM

Two all nighters...Block sanded all surfaces to glass...Still need to block sand with 1000 and 2000 grit respray green 3 coats of clear and buff it.
10-15-2019 02:46 PM

We're back on...Little setback with the fire cutting power. The front clip roof and the aluminum engine compartment and lower dash panels will be green and the boat sides are going to be wood grained.
09-14-2019 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by 49willys_mogon View Post
Not to mention I tore something in my shoulder, needed to purchase another daily driver and helping aging parents. Going to get back to things asap

Take care of self and family, thanks for the update!!
09-10-2019 09:52 AM
ISDTBower Lots of people pulling for you Tom! I know the build is an adventure for you and not to be forgotten. Also for FUN!!! When it's not, back off for awhile!

09-09-2019 07:42 PM
waterhorse Any progress is some progress. Thanks for sharing.
09-08-2019 09:08 PM
CJ3BL Thanks for posting the videos on the Lord body work materials. Really interesting info and ideas to keep the rust at bay! Thanks for posting the new pics too. Looking really great! Hope that your shoulder gets better and that you get some time to get back on the project. It's a really impressive build- full of cool ideas and technique tips. Thanks for posting!
09-08-2019 05:22 PM

Not much of an update however this is where we left off at the end of June.
Was hoping to get a lot farther but the body prep and everything done so far took way more effort time and budget than expected. After all the bed liner and body prep was done we needed to seal everything up for a strategic retreat. Also got the tailgate and undersides of the fenders done with raptor liner. Found another couple pictures where we mounted the seats. JR welded bases that follow the contour of the floor.

3 project deliveries at work took me out of action July-Sept. Not to mention I tore something in my shoulder, needed to purchase another daily driver and helping aging parents. Going to get back to things asap
09-07-2019 10:04 PM
larryboy Tom!!

We need an update!!
06-23-2019 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by CJ3BL View Post
Looking so good!
Thanks CJ3BL! I had bookmarked some of the products a while ago for the time body work resumed. Information sharing is important and to gain and share knowledge is key.

When recently going into the local paint supply places to get materials all these new products were being mentioned so we needed to wrap our collective heads around incorporating them.

Rust prevention was the highest priority for the body prep. You can always repaint 10 years down the road but nobody wants to replace body panels (if you can find them in 20 years from now) especially ones like on this things with all the recesses and bead rolls.

So it gets down to the places rust occurs is where water/salt seep into especially large tires with aggressive treads spraying these elements. Seams where panels meet and where weatherstripping lets go. Most will just paint over it and call it good. Problem is body flex and the seam sealers have more flexibility than paint.

These are some of the LORD videos that helped.

LORD Drip Rail self leveling seam seal

LORD panel fuser 108b. This is made to be spot welded even after its dried so you get the benefit of completely sealing off two panels.
06-22-2019 09:06 PM
CJ3BL Looking so good! Really stellar work! Thanks for posting some of the details of materials and methods on your prep and painting work. I haven't done anything but rattle can jobs, and will be stepping up my game on my current build. Your posts really provide a lot of great ideas and specifics of products. I especially appreciate the rust prevention specifics- living in WA with lots of rain...so I want to do the best I can on that stuff. I like the way you handled the rust prone seams like at the wheel well joints in an earlier post and the LORD seam sealer details around the tailgate in this one. It's really looking great! Amazing build!
06-22-2019 06:35 AM
fredycruger looks great
06-22-2019 02:00 AM

Tint-able Raptor liner for the inside floors firewall bed and storage boxes. 4oz of paint (slightly darker than the true color and no hardener) per bottle.
06-22-2019 01:50 AM

Ok so this is what the headliner will resemble. The front valance is done but two sides and a rear section will be formed and a center panel will be similar to this.

Back to the task at hand. Lots of body work ongoing rust prevention, and seam sealing.

Opted to fill the gaps with the LORD non sag seam sealer where the cage nut are on the bottom and top tailgates attach to the hinges to prevent water passing thru them and where the layers of sheet metal on the body meet. This seam sealer is the best sand-able product I have used so far.

Sliding window drip rail. Used two coats of the master series silver and two top coats of the ag111 and used these flux brushes and put a bend in them to hit the undersides. Will plug all remaining holes with seam sealer.

After lots of sanding using guide coat through 320 grit. Sprayed Evercoat polyester primer and wet sanded 800 grit. By using a little soap and water you can spray on the primed body part and simulate what the clear coat will look like and see further imperfections.

The floors needed filler where they were tack to the hat channels underneath the body and got them all smooth and prepped for Raptor Liner.
06-20-2019 08:30 AM
ISDTBower Where is our two week update? I know Tom, and who has to be a great friend, are spending 4 - 24hr days on this project at a time. Probably painting and polishing... trying to stay ahead of JR. The good news is that this probably reduces the clutter around the shop.

A lot of ideas have to be executed... Like hiding the roll bar in the roof over the headliner. And we haven't seen any of that futuristic wiring yet.
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