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Old 07-23-2016, 05:20 PM
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. It's just been looking at me every day like, "Uhhhhhhhh, pretty sure you're not finished here."
Ha, get used to it...it'll never be completely done. I've got a 47 45 inch flattie HD that I've had for over 20 years that was in the middle of it's 3rd reconfiguration(still is) when I got medically retired. It's moved on from "you whoo uhhhhhh, we're not done here" to yelling "YOU WHOO UHHHHH HEY CHUMP WE'RE NOT DONE HERE! In time you learn to ignore guilt and prioritize.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:17 AM
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Ha, get used to it...it'll never be completely done. I've got a 47 45 inch flattie HD that I've had for over 20 years that was in the middle of it's 3rd reconfiguration(still is) when I got medically retired. It's moved on from "you whoo uhhhhhh, we're not done here" to yelling "YOU WHOO UHHHHH HEY CHUMP WE'RE NOT DONE HERE! In time you learn to ignore guilt and prioritize.

I know what you mean Joe! I've found that I mainly have to look for when my lady is completely exhausted by my tinkering and fixing things and then go do something useful like cut the grass or fix something in the house instead of on the truck. She's a patient one, but we've all got our limits, and as cool as my truck is (to me) I'd rather have her in my life than it...
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:06 PM
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Got my new 2bbl carbs and intake manifold in today. They were about as rough as I thought, but one quick pass with degreaser and a wire brush and they started shedding years of filth. I think it was probably a bargain well struck.




And after...



Should be a nice little project within a project. Also got the majority of the driver's side at least tacked in place. Amazing what solid metal will do to the overall sturdiness of the body. My plan is to grind the welds to smooth them out, use some seam sealer on all the welds then use a truck bed liner paint for both the floor and undercoating. Should start feeling like a much different vehicle in the next week or so... Then it's moving into the garage so I can take the doors and windshields off and work on the rest of the body and get the body prepped for paint. Woo!
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:07 PM
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Also, I apologize for the ridiculously large pictures. Will try and resize them in the future.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:22 PM
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Driver side floor got sealed up yesterday and the first coat of truck bed liner got laid in today. All in all I'm pretty impressed with myself on this first welding job. Hoping the passenger side goes a little more quickly. Then I'll be rolling it in the garage and repairing the rust outs on the body. Wish me luck! More soon.

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:26 PM
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looks good! is that the pan I sent you?
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:48 PM
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I like the large pictures. You can see all the detail!!!
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:53 PM
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looks good! is that the pan I sent you?
Thanks man! And it is! I didn't know exactly how it was supposed to be oriented as I had so little usable sheet metal left once I cut all the nastiness out, so I'm assuming I got it right. It's the section from the kick panel about halfway back. It fit there like a glove though! By far one of the easiest fittings of any of the pieces to fit in that little puzzle... I'm starting on the passenger side tomorrow, very curious what I'll find there, a little afraid to be honest, hoping it's not as bad as the driver's side, but I also am pretty sure that it will be exactly that bad...
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:33 PM
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I like the large pictures. You can see all the detail!!!

It did occur to me that there's probably only a handful of people interested in keeping up with the poor idiots guide to bringing a dilapidated truck back to life... Haha. So on that note...





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Old 08-03-2016, 12:09 AM
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Is the bed liner smell lingering as it cures or is it dissipating? I am actually thinking about doing the same thing.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:25 AM
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Is the bed liner smell lingering as it cures or is it dissipating? I am actually thinking about doing the same thing.

So far, the smell isn't nearly as bad as when I was applying it but is still pretty heavy. I suspect by the time I'm able to actually spend any time in the truck, it will have dissipated some more.

The good news is it's the first time I've been in the truck where it doesn't smell like rust and rat poo.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:22 PM
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Progress continues.

Got most of the "metal" out of the passenger side today, it didn't fight me nearly as bad as the driver side. I don't know if that's just because I learned something from the driver side about the way the cab is put together or if the metal and all its spot welds were just in worse shape... I think I at least learned enough doing the driver side that now, when I get to cutting out my new floors from sheet metal will go a lot easier. I started with the big sections on the driver side, then used smaller pieces to fill in the corners, I'm doing it opposite this time, going to cut out pieces and do the edges first to hopefully move towards relatively flat square pieces at the center. Though be able to get a chunk of that done tomorrow. Did I mention I'm slow?

Also, it's been in the 90's in Baton Rouge this week with the humidity hovering around 60%. Yesterday, I mowed the front lawn, drank two big glasses of water then painted the driver side and still lost 8 lbs in water. Yikes. Fall cannot get here soon enough.

Here's what I had for "floors" to start on the passenger side:


Like I said, got most of it out with relatively straight edges to tack on to.

Out with the old, a little sad to see my road sign flooring go...


My newly formed flinstones floor after I ground and stripped the body supports as best I could and sprayed em with rust reformer.


More tomorrow!
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:04 AM
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A few updates

So Mother Nature is being completely uncooperative as of late. The truck is in the carport and the majority of a 4x10 piece of sheet steel is taking up its future space in the garage, so unless anyone has some great tips for welding in a stiff mist, that's on hold. I did get some of the passenger side done, namely the compound curves/corners that are the meeting point of the trams tunnel and the kick panel. I think it'll be pretty nice when all' said and done.



In other news, disaster (ish) struck last week for the tornado. Or so I thought. Part of the cam bed cracked off, where the valve cover lugs screw into it.


KaiserMan is helping me out on this front though as he's got a good cam bed from a bad motor. My huge thanks to Thomas.

Oh, and Achilles, you'd asked about the lingering smell of the bed liner for the floors. I can now say that I can't smell it anymore, but I'd definitely let it air out for a good few days after you do it before you enclose yourself in the cab for any length of time.

More soon (hopefully)
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:59 AM
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So the rain is really not cooperating with me... Been raining for about 36 hours straight. Near where I live, my girlfriend's mom got 21" at her ranch. It's intense. Got the large front section of the pan cut out, laid in place, but I blew a fuse in my welder and my garage flooded (ask me how awesome it is to make sure that every single thing is off the ground in the garage.

Anyway, here are a couple pictures of the closing hole. Just need to drill out a body bolt access hole. It's so close I can taste it. Really wish this seen rain would go away.
Definitely learned to do better about cutting in straight lines to make my patch templates easier to make...

Also, this may be common knowledge, but I picked up the tip of laying duct tape over irregular shapes and more or less forming it to the shape you ultimately need, then using a razor to cut it at the existing metal edge and you have a near perfect template to lay down in the new sheet metal. Seems to work pretty well.

Here's what I've got left to cut out.

Going to spend some time with family today, hopefully it'll dry out a little by tomorrow.
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:29 PM
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Blue 3M painters tape works really well without leaving any sticky residue on what you're making a template of. Also your jeep is family, so time spent with it is time spent with the family.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:08 PM
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Blue 3M painters tape works really well without leaving any sticky residue on what you're making a template of. Also your jeep is family, so time spent with it is time spent with the family.

That rationale can only take me so far, haha. Actually, it was the insane flooding in and around Baton Rouge that drove my gf and myself from Baton Rouge. It is historically bad right now in southern Louisiana, and unlike Katrina, we really had no warning it was coming. It just started raining Thursday AM, poured like crazy Friday and hasn't even come close to letting up. Fortunately the truck and the house are high and dry and everyone is safe. Just one of those situations where watching so many people lose everything (my gf's aunt and uncle have 5' of water in their house currently and lost about 99% of everything they own), you have to kind of step back and reconsider what's important...
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Wow you putting some work in! Looking good. Hope all is well your way with the flooding.
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That rationale can only take me so far, haha. Actually, it was the insane flooding in and around Baton Rouge that drove my gf and myself from Baton Rouge. It is historically bad right now in southern Louisiana, and unlike Katrina, we really had no warning it was coming. It just started raining Thursday AM, poured like crazy Friday and hasn't even come close to letting up. Fortunately the truck and the house are high and dry and everyone is safe. Just one of those situations where watching so many people lose everything (my gf's aunt and uncle have 5' of water in their house currently and lost about 99% of everything they own), you have to kind of step back and reconsider what's important...
I hope everyone is ok
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:35 AM
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Wow you putting some work in! Looking good. Hope all is well your way with the flooding.

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I hope everyone is ok

Thanks guys. It's been kind of a roller coaster of a weekend. Fortunately (even though I carry a little guilt about it, honestly) Elizabeth (the gf) and myself have really not been directly affected by the flooding except for the fact that we decided since she didn't have work and I'm in between semesters, we should get out of town. So we're actually in Mandeville right now with you Jeeper. (About an hour east of BR for Todd's reference.) Now it's just frustrating because we both want to be back in Baton Rouge to help and we can't get there. We were going to take my dad's TJ (5" lift on 35's, has a little more clearance than my A4...), but it doesn't do us any good as I10 and I12 are both closed... Just kind of surreal (I guess that's an understatement). But thank you for the kind words all the same. I'll keep you posted.
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Thanks for the info.
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