Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Johns1967CJ5, Jan 12, 2019.
I was wondering how you were going to bend the rolled top edge.... well done!
Progress on the sides
High Quality work!
Starting to look like something, now I have to figure out how to get the scale off the sheet metal. Sanding has no effect...ugh
If that's hot rolled you might have a hard time getting paint to stick.
Best thing I’ve found is 120 grit blue Klingspor paper on an orbital.
Laying a dished grinding wheel flat is the quickest, but removing the grinder marks afterwards is a bit counterproductive.
Sounds like muriatic acid or vinegar according to google
A friend used vinegar saturated paper towels laid on the steel to remove the scale from a trailer frame he built. He said it worked.
We used to do that to remove the silver from the backs of mirrors.
a few coats of a good 2k primer will fill grinder marks....
So to get the mill scale off I sprayed the panel with white vinegar, laid some paper towels on it and sprayed again then covered with plastic and let it sit for 24 hrs re wetting 2 times. Then I hit it with scotchbrite and rinsed with soapy water. Pleased with the results, the other sides are soaking
Progress today welding it together, then I have to wait for the stake pockets to get here
Other side is on
Also started making spare tire side supports
Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product.
So I'm pretty pleased on how the bed came out, I have to cut the pocket holes in the top rails then it's off to the body shop.........which is pretty much where it sits
Pretty much wraps it up for the fab work. Bodywork starts this weekend
My shop mate just doesn't get the whole jeep thing
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