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Just Got Myself Into A 6...

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by rejeep, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Mar 24, 2013
    wheelie

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    I like it. Looks like a fun rig. Looking forward to a build thread. If it were me, factory op. or not, I'd have to do something else with the tail lights. Aside from that, I dig it.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2013
    rejeep

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    shackle hangers re sleeved...


    matched up DOM size from an OMIX piece.. didn't want to replace the original riveted part..


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  3. Apr 2, 2013
    rejeep

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    fish plate welded in above the rear hangers...[​IMG]
     
  4. Apr 17, 2013
    rejeep

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    dropped the CJ6 frame off at the galvy guy yesterday....

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    really special people and an even more special palce.....:rofl:
     
  5. Apr 17, 2013
    nickmil

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    Moved to build and fab forum as the thread has migrated.

    Looks like good progress is being made!
     
  6. Apr 22, 2013
    rejeep

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    Picked up today...
    gained quite a bit of weight from the dip...
    came out better than expected.
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  7. Apr 22, 2013
    tarry99

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    Cool..............so how much$ and how much weight?
     
  8. Apr 23, 2013
    GeoffreyL

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    X2, i'd consider doing it myself if its not out of budget.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2013
    rejeep

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    Galvanizers usually run on a minimum dip charge..
    I was charged $250 for the frame and crossmember..

    I was going to throw in some land rover parts I have and some other nick knacks I wanted galvanized, but I failed to get organized in time..

    I’m sure I will be going back with other things…

    Total weight I was charged for was around 180lbs

    The bright patina will dull over time.. to what I think is a rather attractive color (for a frame)

    The pickle the steel in acid before dipping so it was cleaned as well…

    Definitely the most cost effective way to protect a frame long term in my opinion, plus it’s something different..
     
  10. Apr 26, 2013
    fhoehle

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    I am not getting on this forum enough lately! I'm guessing that you are at Frontier Galvanizing, judging from your address and the looks of the facility. I've had them dip stuff for me before, and they were reasonable. The first CJ frame I ever built from scratch is still going strong (and will be at Butler, PA) a decade after the fact. It's been driven in salt, wheeled on a weekly basis, and been abused and neglected. Still rust free. Some of the stuff I've brought wouldn't fit in Frontier's kettle, so I started using V&S Galvanizing in Lebanon, or the guy near Utica NY (can't remember his name). Guy near Utica really does first class work, but all 3 were good. I'll be following this forum. As a side note, you can have the tub dipped you know, I've done an International Fleetstar cab. Roof is a bit whippy and wavy, but the lifespan is what attracted me to doing it. Properly prepped, paint sticks well, contrary to old wives tales. Enjoy your -6!
     
  11. May 3, 2013
    68BuickV6

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    If you or another member is planning to go have some done please PM me. I have a set of tailgate chains I'd like to have done.
     
  12. May 6, 2013
    fhoehle

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    Keep in mind that the chain links will be all kind of stuck to each other. You'll have to break them loose. I plan on going to V&S galvanizing this summer, around July with my 9 ton equipment trailer, getting the whole thing dipped. I'll take whatever you need if you are close by.

    Frank
     
  13. May 7, 2013
    68BuickV6

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    I'm fine with breaking the links loose.

    PM sent.
     
  14. May 7, 2013
    rejeep

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    FWIW.. you can buy galv chain...
    i know it wont be exactly correct... but much easier..
     
  15. May 27, 2013
    rejeep

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    Axles being built... 1973 D30/D44
    parts ordered and specs to follow once I,m all certain myself ;)

    subject of advice...
    anybody use the R&P rear disk kit? any thoughts on it vs the 11" drums?
    I will have disks up front..

    also any info on a FF kit for the rear axle?
     
  16. Jul 12, 2013
    rejeep

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    Ordered today....
    all these parts ordered and not a wrench turned....
     
  17. Nov 27, 2013
    rejeep

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    Some updates on this project shortly...

    Engine and Axles built...
    Frame dipped, springs and associated hardware in hand...
     
  18. Nov 27, 2013
    tarry99

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    Did you get your Aluminum Body Yet?
     
  19. Nov 27, 2013
    rejeep

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    arrived and still in the crate..
     
  20. Nov 27, 2013
    djbutler

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    Ooooh...

    Don
     

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