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Steve's 70 CJ5 Restore

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Steve's 70-5, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    Well, calling today the official start of my build/restore. Can not believe I am starting. Took the tub and frame off the trailer today and took the trailer to the guy that bought it from me. Transmission, t-case and engine are is still in a friends barn. Hope to pick them up next week. All the other jeep parts are in my basement in boxes.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2013
    BrettM0352

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    Pictures?
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    givemethewillys

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    Good luck!!!
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    Tub and frame on trailer

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    The lift I made to lift and move the tub

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    For a new gas tank, I bought a new 4 cylinder engine gas tank. Had a friend that owns a sheet metal business cut the locking ring out and weld it into the new 4 cylinder engine gas tank

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    Frame on benches ready to start grinding on

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  5. Jan 7, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    I will have to say, I have not done a lot of physical work on the jeep, but talking to vender's and sort out problems I love to do that. Steve
     
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  6. Jan 7, 2013
    BrettM0352

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    That's a clean looking tub. Where's the tool box?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    It is in the basement. This tub was from a DJ5, the PO had done some modification on it.

    Frame, draw bar and some other parts get sandblasted Saturday
     
  8. Jan 9, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    Took the frame and some other pieces to the sandblaster. Since I had so little he told me to wait around and he would blast everything. Saved me a hour plus drive back down there next week.

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  9. Jan 21, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    Finish coating the frame, will put the frame outside for storage and start on the tub.

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  10. Jan 21, 2013
    Alex V.

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    Looks good so far! Wish I could make even half that much progress on mine. Keep it up!
     
  11. Jan 27, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

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    Move the frame outside so it can get some weather on it and I will see if any rust shows up. Will take care of any rust before I start putting everything back together

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    Took the tub to the sandblaster today, did all the areas that will not be replaced. Put the tub back in the rotisserie

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    Here is all the new sheet metal going into the tub. Will start on it tomorrow, hope to have a majority of it screwed in by the end of the week. Will probably screw everything together, with a few tack welds and once everything looks good go back and weld it.


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  12. Jan 27, 2013
    rusty

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    Looking good. Keep at it. :)
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Looks like you have your work cut out for you. Did you build the rotisserie from Tommy B's plans? That was my first real welding project from plans. I cut out and replaced one area at a time so the tub couldn't get out of square or tweaked. You'll see what I mean when you start removing sections. If you don't have a spot weld cutter I highly recommend one. I got mine from Harbor Freight. They are actually pretty well made.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=spot+weld+cutter

    The other tool that I had good results with is their flanging tool/punch. It's an air tool that has a punch on one side. I didn't use the flanging part for much, but the punch makes perfect holes in sheet metal for spot welding. Think of it as a paper punch for sheet metal. It had no problem punching through 16g.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=flange+tool
     
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  14. Jan 27, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

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    On the rotisserie I use the plans PieLut had. I have a flange tool, just need to find it. Never used a spot weld cutting bit, I usually used a drill bit that is cut different on the end, do not know what they are called. On this, I will just grind on the spot welds and take them down to the metal. My past experience is if you drill to deep cutting a spot weld, you will get into the other metal. I think I can grind a weld off as fast as I can drill one off.
    I am worried about the tub moving as I cut the panels out. First thing in the morning, I am going to pick up some metal studs and break metal, will be bracing things up pretty good. In one of the pictures you will see a box marked Laser. I will take measurements with the laser and do the demo, then as I put back, I will check the measurements to make sure everything is OK. Will take lots of pictures.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2013
    durk

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    Looks like start to awesome project!!! Question, the new rear quarter replacement panel are from where??
    Thanks j
     
  16. Jan 28, 2013
    68BuickV6

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    I'm guessing Classic Enterprises.

    Your tub looks good from these pics? I'm surprised it needs so much metal.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2013
    givemethewillys

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    Looking good Steve! Your tub looks a lot better than many that I've seen on here, I'm surprised that you needed all of that sheet metal. I was curious, what did you use to coat your frame? I'm about to do the same to mine, and yours looks REALLY good!
     
  18. Jan 28, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

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    Found it on e-bay
     
  19. Jan 28, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

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    The drivers and passenger floors and the riser behind them need to be replaced. The back floor and the wheel wells where rough. I probably could have fixed them but I would have never been satisfied when everything was done. So I just decided to replace them. There was the thought of buy a new tub but I decided to just replace the bad sheet metal.

    I used POR-15 on the frame, if you decide to use it, PM me with your e-mail address before you buy any thing. I can give you pointers that might make things a little easier for you
     
  20. Jan 28, 2013
    Steve's 70-5

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    Picked up some metal stud track and angle this morning. Braced the tub and started removing sheet metal.


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    Removed the riser and drivers floor. The riser is screwed in place and the drivers floor is fitted, need to check a couple of things in the morning. Then will drill holes for spot welds and prime areas that will be covered up and reinstall.

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    Need to have my cutting torch tanks filled, cutting everything out with a small grinder is taking to long. Much less all the cutting wheels I am using. Need to buy stock in the company that makes them. Steve
     
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