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1971 CJ5 Codename "Soup Sandwich"....

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 3rdgenjeeper, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Jun 28, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    Well boys I finally dragged all her bits and pieces to the house!!!

    The good news:

    The jeep is "complete" fenders, hood, grille, lights, roll bar, seats, etc and the chassis is in VERY reasonable shape

    The not so good news:

    Almost every seam of the tub is 99.9% iron oxide, but being the glass half full type this presents me with the opportunity to practice problem solving, sharpen my welding skills and show my wife that I did need the Syncrowave 300 I drug home a few months ago (she will not care)

    More to follow...
     
  2. Jun 28, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

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    First go round with uploading pictures... I hope this works.
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  3. Jun 28, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    well, that wasn't so bad! Unfortunately, I snapped these photos... spent some time digging through old paint and bondo and managed to find enough steel to weld to. So I went into the house to call my local steel supplier and by the time I got back outside I had just enough time to get a coat of rattle can primer on the bare metal and put tools away before the skies opened up. Stay tuned
     
  5. Jun 28, 2016
    45es

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    Can't see the photos.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    Dang... I followed the instructions to the letter and I can see them in the post on my end :n::n::n:!!! they came right through on my phone too???? 99% I've messed up some setting
     
  7. Jun 28, 2016
    Focker

    Focker Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Staff Member Sponsor

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    I see 3 pix.
     
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    3rdgenjeeper

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    Awesome! That's all I've uploaded so far... also, should this be in the builds section?
     
  9. Jun 28, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    Enough about the pictures. I'm torn between getting 16ga for its added rigidity and 18ga for ease of fabrication... thoughts?
     
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  10. Jun 29, 2016
    Danefraz

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    I think I heard in another recent thread that folks preferred 18g for workability.

    I can't see the images, but I look forward to watching your project.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2016
    47v6

    47v6 junk wrecker! Sponsor

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    The thinnest sheet I could get was 16 gauge and on my recent redo I used 11 gauge. The 18 gauge would be a lot easier to work with and what was used from the factory from my understanding. Your pics are not showing up BTW.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2016
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I can see them.

    That actually looks to be in quite good shape.

    H.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2016
    Walt Couch

    Walt Couch sidehill Cordele, Ga. Sponsor

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    Must be a super moderator thing...I don't have permission?
     
  14. Jun 29, 2016
    Focker

    Focker Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Staff Member Sponsor

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    You might be on to something.

    3rdjen,
    You need to change the media sharing settings with the group. Only mods can see your pictures.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2016
    3rdgenjeeper

    3rdgenjeeper New Member

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    how about now???
     
  16. Jun 29, 2016
    BobH

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    Nope.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2016
    ITLKSEZ

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    Works for me
     
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    3b a runnin

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    I can see 3 pics. I used 16 ga. on my 3b and the "6"
     
  19. Jun 29, 2016
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Picts are good. Looks like a good project.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2016
    wheelie

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    I see the pictures. I don't see a tailgate on your tub. What year is it?
     

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