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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:23 PM   #21
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Like just weld spots(like tack welds) every inch or so and jump around the edges of the sheet metal. It'll make it less likely to warp and burn holes through.
x2 or do a tack, let it cool off for a couple seconds and continuosly tack, linking them all together
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #22
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i came home yesterday to this:

the new KEVLAR windshield frame from Shell Valley Company. all the holes pre-cut/drilled for the wiper motor and assembly.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #23
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Very nice
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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:26 PM   #24
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got back out to the garage again...began fixing the passenger side...getting those fender flares off was a pain...and our wleder wasnt working right tonight so welding was a pain in the ass..

pics of recent progress:
both patches

yesterdays

tonights

closer of tonights

i know the welds arnt great but theyre gettign better as i go - that piece should be attached

the drivers side rear fender was holding parts of the body together



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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:15 PM   #25
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started using the acytelene torch today and it made everything go much faster...we got both drivers side exterior panels welded on.

this made life so much easier

while welding up this piece we failed to notice the wiring harness that was burning on the inside until we had finished the weld...oops...luckily it only melted thru the tueb that holds htem all together.


and the other piece



this finishes up the exterior metal work..most all of this will be covered in fiberglass and then bedlined...the idea is that it stays in one piece until i graduate so my dad can begin his restoration dream.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:01 PM   #26
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driver side looks much better! lol

looks like a fun project
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Old April 4th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #27
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yah it does...we also rewelded the rear piece on the pass side with the torch...

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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #28
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sorry ive been a little busy lately..so heres an update of a coupel nights work...we fixed the floor wear the seatbelts attach..near the bottom of the roll bar...

before

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also started some final grinding on the exterior before bondo


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Old April 11th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #29
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Not the typical way to do bodywork...
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Old April 11th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #30
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Not the typical way to do bodywork...
x2

but its better then rust and pop rivets, Keep up the good work
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #31
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but its better then rust and pop rivets, Keep up the good work
X3 i believe that right there is called brazing
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Old June 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #32
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sorry everyone...i havent updated this in a coupel of months...not a lot has happened just a lot of bondo and sanding and more bondo and more sanding...i have pics of all this but im jsut going to skip to the exciting stuff....we set out today to get her primed and ready for paint( hopefully tommorow but not likely)...and we accomplished this so i have a couple hours on my hands before we can start sanding the primer...so heres pics of (stage 1) almost finished.

Our high tech paint booth


my dad painting the hood











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Old June 7th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #33
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Old June 7th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #34
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I also learned the hard way to be aware of wires. I cut into the harness of my TJ on the upper driver side under the hood. Luckily the battery was out, so no permanent damage.

Keep up the good work.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #35
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You taped off everything but the frame. What's up with that? Nice progress.

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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #36
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looks nice and babby blue lol
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not really sure why we didnt tape off the frame..i guess we werent really that worried about it....

weather looks good tomorow so as long as it stays that way we are spraying final paint tomorow..its gonna be black even though ive been told by a million people not to use black because it shows all the imperfections


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Old June 22nd, 2008, 03:15 AM   #38
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well ??
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Sorry for the long lapse since my last update...we did end up painting the next day (which just happened to be the day the big storm rolled through) lucky us we used urethane based paint and it was dry enough by the time the storm came through that the paint was not affected

Finished Product






Many problems have since come up though:
1st - Took it for a small test drive around the block and it was all over the road... A quick look turned up a broken drivers side shock mount so we got that fixed and at the same time replaced the front shock absorbers
2nd - The steering was still rediculously loose so we replaced the steering dampner but before we could get it on the road
3rd - we noticed we had no voltage and our alternator was shot - so we picked up a new alternator but they sold us the wrong one but it still fit so we could not understand what was wrong until my old man realized the alternator was functioning backwards thus not putting out voltage so we got the right alternator this time and that all works now but....
4th - the steering is still way too loose and she is at the shop right now being looked over.


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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:46 AM   #40
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Not the typical way to do bodywork...
It's how we used to do it years ago.

Looks good.
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