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Cody's '66 Cj5 Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Cody12, May 14, 2021.

  1. Aug 5, 2022
    Cody12

    Cody12 New Member

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    And passengers side bent and welded in. I don't have a photo but I did cap the ends to hopefully add to the strength.
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    And coated with POR15.
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  2. Aug 5, 2022
    Cody12

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    And lastly I was able to finish the last small patch under the tool box on the passenger floor. I will be cleaning that area up and coating with POR15 as well. I'm hoping I can finish coating the entire underside in the next few weeks and can finally put the tub back on the frame.
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  3. Aug 5, 2022
    Muzikp

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    This looks great, very nice work. (y)
     
  4. Sep 19, 2022
    Cody12

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    I have made a bit of progress the last few weeks. I replaced my last rusted spot on the tub which was in the passenger rear wheel well with the spare tire bracket (forgot to take pics). After that I was able to coat the entire underside of the tub. Next step is to get the tub back on the frame, hopefully in the next few days. We've gotten our first bit of rain here and the plan is to get it together to go into my garage for the winter. This way I can continue to work regardless of the weather. I've worked on this outside for the last 2+ years so having it inside will be a nice change.
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  5. Sep 25, 2022
    Cody12

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    Reached a long awaited milestone today by finally putting the tub back on the frame. There was a bit of adjustment needed on one of the floor braces I made, but some quick grinding did the fix.

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    I’m currently in the process of getting all of the body bolts secured. Because I replaced the rear riser and bumper, I’ve got to drill holes through those for the body mounts bolts. I didn’t want to pre-drill any holes and run the risk of them being off.

    I also hung the front bumper just to get it off the shop floor.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2022
    Cody12

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    Spent this weekend working on the tub to get it ready for primer. Looking back I probably should have done the entire tub all at once, but there were several sections on the outside of the tub that were bare that I wanted to get sealed up asap. I will be cleaning and sanding the inside of the tub in the next few weeks and it get it primed next.

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  7. Oct 11, 2022
    Cody12

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    And here are some shots of it primed with epoxy primer. I accidentally screwed up my first mix of primer so I put a total of 3 coats on. I have a lot of sanding ahead of me as some of the previous paint was not as feathered out as I thought. It really showed through with the primer. I will be doing some small spots of body filler in the rear spare tire area patch and some other small dimples and dings in the tub. Overall my tub is now in great shape with the exception of some small waves and dings. I plan on working on the hood, windshield, and fenders these next few weeks to get them ready for primer as well.

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  8. Oct 11, 2022
    txtoller

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    Looks good. Block sanding will help a lot. I have a few places on my tub, that are just going to be what they are, it is a jeep that is going to be used as a jeep.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2022
    Cody12

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    Yes I couldn’t agree more. This is far from a restoration. I will do the best of my ability but not expecting a show vehicle at the end. My main goal is to make this a good cruiser and light trail rig. I’m getting to the point where I just want to drive the thing!!
     
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  10. Oct 12, 2022
    txtoller

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    I know that feeling. I am getting close to spraying the color, then I look at my list of needs to be done. :shock:


    And it seems to get longer every day.:(
     
  11. Oct 24, 2022
    Cody12

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    After a lot of sanding and prep work, I was finally able to paint the tub. I was under a time crunch to get paint down before it got too cold. Yesterday was a full days work. I had to scuff the existing epoxy primer prior to putting anything over it as it had been a few weeks since I sprayed it. I also worked on the inside of the tub to prep it for primer. Cleaned up the inside with a wire wheel and sander and welded up a few holes I didn't need. Unfortunately it was very windy yesterday so I had to push the jeep into the shop to try to make it less of a nightmare to paint.

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    It is not perfect by any means, and there are a few spots that I plan on working on. Surprisingly there isn't any orange peel but I can tell there was some dust in the air and a small run or two. I will be painting the rest of the pieces (hood, fenders, dash, grill) later when I can find the time. I plan on running a heater in the garage to keep the temp up for the small pieces. Overall I am satisfied. I can't be too hard on myself considering I've never painted a vehicle before, I'm learning as I go!
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    It's got some bumps and dings here and there, but I didn't want to put a lot of filler to make it perfect. I did a light skim of filler in my patch areas, and that was it. Just a personal preference, as I'm sure it will get dinged some more at some point. I plan on getting some better pictures after it's cured and I can bring it out into the sunlight.
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  12. Dec 3, 2022
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    I was finally able to put paint on the hood, fenders, grill, dash, tailgate and transmission tunnel. Unfortunately I ran out of paint and I still need to paint some small pieces like latches and hinges. Some more paint is on its way.

    Primer:
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    Had to do a lot of work on the hood to correct the many small dents of the left side.
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    I’m currently working on painting the underside of the transmission tunnel pieces, fenders and hood black. I would’ve done that prior to the white but simply didn’t have the time before the weather turned.
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2022
    Stakebed

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    Painting white is very difficult. Congratulations.
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2022
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    Looking good!

    I am about to paint the outside of the tub and hood. I think I will repaint one fender, outside only, as it didn't flow like I wanted it and it bugs the snot out of me!:banghead::banghead:
     
  15. Dec 18, 2022
    Cody12

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    Was finally able to put the fenders and the grill on. It’s starting to look like a Jeep again!
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