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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jul 15, 2020
    baldjosh

    baldjosh Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Found the oil leak :D few hundred miles of fairly leak free driving...then all the sudden started getting a puddle of oil...1 minute quarter size, 5 minutes small pancake sized, overnight a dinner plate.
    didn't leak much when cold, and it all seemed to be coming from around the drain plug.
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    Figured I had a bad crush washer so I dropped the oil to find this
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    pretty bad but still should have sealed it up...new crush washer and it was still doing the same so I dropped the pan to find...
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    broken spot weld...the bash plate was kinda banged up when I got the jeep...I figure my bending it back to kinda straight stressed the weld and then heat cycles finally finished it off.
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    I was riding copilot in a race with an F-head when we took a hard landing on the RF tire. Lost oil pressure shortly after. We hopped out to see a dripping mess and no oil left in the engine. The driver trusted me to fix it while he hoofed it back to the campground for oil. I noticed the driveshaft came in contact with the skid plate and peeled it away from the pan, ripping the spot welds free. I took a pry bar and ripped it the rest of the way off, and used the sheet metal screws that were holding the shifter boots on to plug the holes. I was just finishing up when he returned with oil. Finished the last two laps of the race!
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2020
    Desert Runner

    Desert Runner Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Well I'm not happy with the finish but it is close enough I can buff it out later. Last coat of blue is on and first coat of clear is drying with 3 more to go.

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    Life sucks when your a perfectionist.

    But I can't complain too much. This clear coat is older that the blue paint. Purchased in 1988 to paint my 76 Wagoneer. My wife wanted maroon, so painted a base of charcoal silver, candy apple red over top and this clear coat. Deltron Delglo 1 part Dau82 clear, 1 part Dau2 Catalyst, and 1/2 urethane reducer. I think this is why I am having trouble with the blue, I think the mix ratio were different, paint was thicker and required more reducer that today, I was using 8-4-1 and it may have been closer to 1-1

    got to go put down another coat.
     
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  4. Jul 16, 2020
    Desert Runner

    Desert Runner Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I should have stayed in bed.
    there was no rain in today's forecast. :susp: heavy clouds cooler temp but no rain.
    Just got 2nd coat of clear on, and it started raining. water was pouring off the roof and all of a sudden a gust of wind blew water all over my clear coat. :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
    I blew it off but the damage was done, little rings everywhere.

    So, do I continue 2 more coats, and hope to buff out, or stop, let sit overnight fog sand and start again:shrug:
     
  5. Jul 16, 2020
    Jw60

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    Oh that's a bummer. You should wait and fix it or it will bother you forever.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2020
    Desert Runner

    Desert Runner Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    So I waited 45 min, used a maroon 3m scratch pad and scuffed all of the water rings, then applied 2 more coats of clear, looks acceptable.
    Next day sanded, buffed and assembled.
    As I said, it's not perfect, but just like my rebuild before, is it a show Jeep or a wheeling Jeep :pickme:

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    I touched up the trailer with the left over paint .
     
  7. Jul 17, 2020
    Fireball

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    It looks good from the Internet!
     
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  8. Jul 17, 2020
    Focker

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

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    X2
     
  9. Jul 18, 2020
    Rich M.

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    I got the sheet metal back. Appt for glass next. Short list to finish up but it's ready for the road.
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  10. Jul 18, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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  11. Jul 18, 2020
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe salesman 2022 Sponsor

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    It's gratifying to have a trash can full of empty Ziploc bags.
     
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  12. Jul 18, 2020
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Active Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Looks Great!:beer:
     
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  13. Jul 18, 2020
    Lockman

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    Nice Job, Rich...........Wheel the hell outta it :rofl:
     
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  14. Jul 18, 2020
    bigbendhiker

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    I can relate to that. I've got plenty of labeled ziploc bags hanging around. Now I just need to organize the bags.

    The Jeep looks great! :clap:
     
  15. Jul 19, 2020
    Fireball

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    Looking good!!!
     
  16. Jul 19, 2020
    Dne007

    Dne007 Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Made a bikini top for my brothers '62 :D, maybe it will make it more fun to drive in this darned heat!;)
    dne' ;)

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    62 Cj5 In Cypress, Tx;)
     
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  17. Jul 19, 2020
    Focker

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    You're crazy amazing.
     
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  18. Jul 19, 2020
    Dave Deyton

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    Very talented. That is so cool.


    Dave
     
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  19. Jul 19, 2020
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Bubbaification Exorcist

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    Took the kids out for a ride around the neighborhood. Its not running great, timing is off, valves still need adjustment, but the kids didn't mind one bit. Don't mind the stuff covering the seats, I have cats that think my Jeep is their bed.
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  20. Jul 19, 2020
    Rich M.

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    I waxed the windows on the soft top. They buffed up rather clear. Not bad for 35 years old with over a decade in the garage rafters. Stitching in the doors starting to fail in a few small places though.
    Fished out the factory skid plate. Worked it on the anvil and it came out reasonable. It didn't agree with the t18 though so the cutoff wheel made it yield. Shake and shoot coating. I'd like to make something better, waiting to see what Fino comes up with to rip off/ save brain power. For now it's fine for an "eastern rigged" machine.
    Fixed a few snaps on the top. Inner windshield frame in the truck to be dropped off tomorrow. Finished the battery hold down, connected the battery and verified all the lighting / signals again.
    Getting hard to find stuff to do. Last meaty thing install the PTO and sort out the shaft to the winch. Oh the fairlead needs tweaked. Partially disassembled, side rollers siezed currently soaking. I should send it to ITLKSEZ for r&r :whistle:
     
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