1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

My 67 CJ5 build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Johns1967CJ5, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    Had to walk away from it today.

    I spent a about 3 hrs trying to get this lined up perfect. Used my other flange tool to put a flange on it

    [​IMG]

    Got it pretty good

    [​IMG]

    Then the welding and grinding started. I got very discouraged trying to get everything perfect. My welds suck so I have to do more grinding hence the surrounding sheet metal gets thin and it goes downhill from there.......need a break

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 7, 2018
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Tri-Cities WA
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    7,431
    My saying is... Welding has really honed my grinding skills.
     
    Rubicloak, Walt Couch and Alan F like this.
  3. Jan 7, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    Apparently my grinding skills suck too
     
  4. Jan 7, 2018
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Tri-Cities WA
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    7,431
    :lol:
     
  5. Jan 8, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    After a couple you tube videos and the night off I think I got slightly better than good nuff

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 8, 2018
    sterlclan

    sterlclan Member 2021 Sponsor

    exploring the...
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,638
    if it was easy,everyone would do it. keep going .:)
     
    Johns1967CJ5 likes this.
  7. Jan 9, 2018
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Sheboygan
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,906
    I'm welding sheet metal floor pans now in the wifes jeep. it isn't easy by any means to weld new stuff to rotten old stuff. I applaud your work. I hope when I'm done my work looks as good as yours.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    Rear floor came in today

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    So the anal part of me wants to fill all those spots with a weld the grind, the smart part of me says leave it. The bondo will fill it....... thoughts ?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jan 9, 2018
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Tri-Cities WA
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    7,431
    Go with the smart part.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2018
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

    Minden, Nevada
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2003
    Messages:
    4,495
    Those are probably small enough for spot putty.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    It would be a first
     
  12. Jan 9, 2018
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Active Member 2020 Sponsor

    Louisville, Ky
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,243
    Fill, you will be using bondo to straighten the panel. I do not know what you will be painting with. I can tell you, paint does not hide anything, only makes things worse.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2018
    sterlclan

    sterlclan Member 2021 Sponsor

    exploring the...
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,638
    get some tiger hair or similar product for the initial fill, sand smoothish apply creamy smooth bondo sand till smooth,topcoat with a 2k primer surfacer,sand till smooth,finish with 2k paint of choice.Notice no where did i mention spot putty or laquer primer,if it air dries without a hardener of some sort it will shrink or fail in some other ugly way.btdt...you can use sealer between the primer and paint just use a 2k type.it would be a shame to end up with a crappy finished product with all of your hard work.The tiger hair is waterproof to seal the holes that are left,bondo is not water will infiltrate under the fill and make rust. 99 percent of the finish is the prep under it.
     
    Johns1967CJ5 likes this.
  14. Jan 10, 2018
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Active Member 2020 Sponsor

    Louisville, Ky
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,243
    Use a waterproof filler as much as you can.
     
    Johns1967CJ5 likes this.
  15. Jan 10, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    Today took off one of the grill supports to get to the rust. Yes those are factory welds

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Some time in the blasting cabinet

    [​IMG]

    used my spot blaster on this then rust neutralizer and weld thru primer

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    This doesnt exist on a 67 cowl so more patching

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Tomorrow's another day
     
  16. Jan 11, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Time to tackle the drivers side

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I guess all the welding caused this to warp or sink in. Hammer and dolly does nothing any suggestions ? Don't want to fill that much

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jan 11, 2018
    y2k-fxst

    y2k-fxst Member

    North English,IA
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2014
    Messages:
    288
    Might actually try a little heat. Heat a small area with a torch, carefully hammer and dolly, then quench with water, then move a little further. Should be able to shrink the area. Without heat you will end up with a oil can effect.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2018
    TIm E

    TIm E Aggressively average 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    NW Arkansas
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Messages:
    682
    This video gives some insight into sheet metal shrinking...

     
    Johns1967CJ5 likes this.
  19. Jan 11, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    only torch I have is a propane torch for soldering :-/
     
  20. Jan 11, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,656
    [​IMG]

    Had to bend these edges with a hammer

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    tomorrow I address this and the other column support

    [​IMG]
     
    Walt Couch and ojgrsoi like this.

Share This Page

New Posts