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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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well... Im in the middle of doing body work on my YJ and I too have grown to hate it with a passion. Although i wouldnt really consider my case body work.. its more of a body reconstruction












the booger welds are because there were some gaps... and by some i mean we cut it out with a plasma cutter so ti was all jittery\

my normal tigs, no booger there!





and my sweet shop pics











heres the link to all of the pictures -- http://www.clarkstoncracker.com/learnz/YJ%20project/


its gettin there!! :tonka:

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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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I dont even see bondo, no body work, just the dirty part


then the dusty part


then the wet part


then the sticky part



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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:55 PM   #3
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smartass, like i said its body reconstruction right now :miff:
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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I thought this was going to be pics of your body. :tonka:
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:08 PM   #5
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I like those bright green wheels, you should put those on Ebay
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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I like those bright green wheels, you should put those on Ebay

THEY WERN'T ALWAYS THAT PRETTY!!

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 04:06 AM   #7
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cripes... you know its not that hard to find a rust free (or close to it) body... Just take one weekend to drive to Georgia or something and get one for $500.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 06:29 AM   #8
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i bought this one for 50 bucks, ill stick with that. i work at a pizza place, my money goes into my drivetrain, not my body.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:32 AM   #9
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good idea...cus it also teaches ya how to make repairs so when ya one day get a good body you can fix it with minmale problems...good job
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:33 AM   #10
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Damn, nice shop!

Looks good!
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my money goes into my drivetrain, not my body.
Gawd, that makes no sense ali g








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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:46 AM   #12
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So should we expect to see that on the road in like 10 years?

I'm kidding. That looks great actually. The scrambler body had a few holes in it too that needed reconstruction. At least you have a plasma cutter....we had cutoff wheels

To give you some encouragement. Mine looked like that only 3 months ago. And we did lot more mods than you are doing. Mine is all back together and running now! So, keep at it!

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:50 AM   #13
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Gawd, that makes no sense ali g

what? it means that even though im doing all that work not even a penny comes out of my pocket! comes out of oakland county's ive got alot of money though into my drivetrain
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so how do i get access to that shop?
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I can't see enough, could you post a bigger picture :tonka: :tonka:
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so who's _____ do I have to _____ to get access to that shop?
Is this what you meant? :tonka:
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Old March 8th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #17
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How long did it take you to grind down all those welds?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #18
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Man you got all the crap to make body work sooo much easer then me. But then again i enjoy doing the pain in the ass stuff. That way I know it was complete shit and now its Kick ass
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Looks like some fun work Linz, keep it up, it will be worth it.
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How long did it take you to grind down all those welds?

probably about 30-45 minutes for that big of a patch in and out - 50 grit\


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Man you got all the crap to make body work sooo much easer then me. But then again i enjoy doing the pain in the ass stuff. That way I know it was complete shit and now its Kick ass
yeah ive got alot of the tools and toys to make this process alot easyer, but theres no getting around making patches, welding them in, grinding them down, then attacking the area with body hammers... It sucks i can only work on it for 2 hours a day
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