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Yep, Bought A '68 Cj5(project)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dne007, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Jun 4, 2020
    Dne007

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    I guess there are variations of Emerald Green, like British Racing green, there are a variety of the greens. Neat car;)
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2020
    fhoehle

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    I run an inline filter before the pump and a factory filter in the little rochester as well.
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2020
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  4. Jun 14, 2020
    Dne007

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    OMG Jim, that is awesome~!
    sorry I haven't been around, I'm still in Awning mode :banghead:

    This awning is 16'9" long! Can't really tell by the pictures how long they actually are. At least this one was "lower to the ground" and easier to install. I have two more to hang on the side of my Texaco building, then I'm done:whistle:. I don't want to make anymore of these any time soon. They're time consuming, but really nice looking.
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    The paint department;) these things are a pain to paint even with decent spray equipment
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    Though covered now, the bricks above the garage door are kind of sagging in the middle, not bad, but this awning hides the bowness.
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    Finished! ;)
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    I have one more task after the awnings; I want to work on my our 12 y/0 grandaughters play house I made several years ago~ I'll post pics and show n tell what I want to do;)
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2020
    Dne007

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    We're getting our 7 & 12 y/o grand kids this weekend:clap:, hopefully should get started on the tub next week, Tuesday afternoon. I had intentions to go get the exhaust installed, but can do that whenever. So, while I'm patching and filling holes, I'll be thinking of the color~ I can hear Jim asking me again, "what color?":lol:

    I'm sure I'll have some metal repair questions along the way:confused:
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    what kind of filler do I use here at the cowl, just a seam sealer?
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    headed to get the grand kids now:bananatool:
     
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  6. Jun 20, 2020
    Muzikp

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    What color?


    :lol:
     
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  7. Jun 21, 2020
    sterlclan

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    I use 3m sealer in a tube. heavy duty drip check I think was the name of the last stuff.
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2020
    Dne007

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    Ok, I knew this was going to pose a little thinking and I'd better address it now~

    This picture shows the passenger side hood sticking out
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    It's like someone sat in the middle of the hood and bowed it downward.
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    This angle looks good, but it too is not aligned due to the bowed/depressed middle of the hood.
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    I need to re-create the bow to match the cowl~ 1st bodywoman was first thinking to use a ratcheting tie down and wrap it around and see if it would come back into its arch, but surely it will not stay:madwife:

    #2 bodywoman says, no, take a cut-off wheel and make a few "slices" in the support underneath, bow it, then re-weld the cuts.

    or bodywoman #3 says a combination of both #1 and #2 should work:whistle:


    #4 bodywoman :blah: say, ask the guys :p and see what they think :beer:
     
  9. Jun 24, 2020
    sterlclan

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    Bodyman one says a block o wood under the low spot I think a 2x4 in the cowl seam and push the edges down a little too far and let it spring back into shape.
     
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  10. Jun 24, 2020
    Dne007

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    Easier than I was anticipating~ thanks Jeff;)
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  11. Jun 24, 2020
    sterlclan

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    You can fix a sagging car door with the same tool jamb the block o wood in the bottom hinge and push the door shut some it will raise the door adjusting the worn pins. Temporarily fixing the door repeat as needed till the pins wear off. Glad it worked out for you dne.
     
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  12. Jun 24, 2020
    Jeepsterjim

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    we had a 2x4 as a TOOL for fine door adjustments.
     
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  13. Jun 25, 2020
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    When I was at a Honda factory years ago, they had skilled guys at the end of the assembly line tweaking the door/hood/trunk gaps by slamming them on well placed rubber mallets. It was fast, didn't damage the paint, and worked great. I'm sure other manufacturers do the same.
     
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  14. Jun 25, 2020
    sterlclan

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    Don’t give all the secret stuff away. You would be surprised at some of the things I’ve to fresh paint some good some bad. That’s how we learn kinetic like.
     
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  15. Jun 25, 2020
    Dne007

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    Mums the word Jeff :whistle:(y)
     
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  16. Jun 25, 2020
    Dne007

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    Could not have picked a worse day to work in the non-air conditioned shop~ a lot of rain = humidity from the bad place! and me and my hair do not like not to mention sweat just dripping for no apparent reason!

    At least in this area I can crank up the ventilator fan for dust, welding smoke, and a tiny breeze for me;) I love my cart that I made, comes in handy!
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    On my brothers '62, I just cut a piece of 20 gauge to fit the entire area and screwed/bolted it in place. I'm cutting and fitting 18 gauge sheet metal to fill in the place. I used my plasma cutter to cut the pattern out, then fitted it into place.
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    I want to fill in most the holes except the essential(speedo, throttle, parking brake, etc), not sure yet about the original hole where the wires come through. The 18 gauge "sheets" I bought through an ebay vendor, the sheets were 9" x 6" (I think :confused:), I'm not quite done with this patch, there are some holes that I missed welding. I probably could use some of the metal or fiberglass filler.
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    Ok, got to get supper started and take a bath, not necessarily in that order :rolleyes::lol:
     
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  17. Jun 26, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Hi;) I've been welding up holes all day long~ I was having problems migging them, but then I tried my Tig welder, and that worked better than the mig, for me that is.
    I've got many more to do, but the ones in the right rear for the spare(which it will not have), those holes are much larger~ any ideas of how to patch them, I was thinking to cut some coin shaped metal out of the 18 gauge and tack them into place and weld them in.
    Any other ideas? :shrug:

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  18. Jun 26, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    Will a penny fit? I’ve also used flat washers to fill gaps.
     
  19. Jun 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I've been known to use knockouts from electrical boxes to use for filling holes
     
  20. Jun 26, 2020 at 8:11 PM
    Dne007

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    You guys are creative (y) I guess I'll look through my junk stuff, but worse comes to worse, I'll cut em out with my plasma cutter, won't be perfect by any means:susp:

    A penny? maybe a flat washer
     

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