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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Oct 25, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Amen to that.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Frame is ready for primer. Holes are filled and smoothed over, boxing plates are stitched in, and 99% of the surface rust is removed. I also welded a receiver hitch on the rear bumper. I was hesitant to lose the ground clearance, but I know I’ll use it more than I’ll hit it on rocks.

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  3. Oct 25, 2019
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    Make sure the hitch will still slide into the receiver. When I welded mine it was really tight. Heat did a little distortion.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Thanks. Yup, slides right in. Almost too loosely. Needs some east coast rust. :D
     
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  5. Oct 26, 2019
    sterlclan

    sterlclan Member

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    No you don’t. leave a hitch in around here in the winter will NOT come outBroke a frame chain with aframe machine once trying to pull one out ended up cutting the whole receiver off.
     
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  6. Oct 26, 2019
    Norcal69

    Norcal69 Out of the box thinker 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I realize that this is a real thing....... but it really baffles me. Hours of youtube entertainment. :watch:
    I haven't taken the ball mount out of my receiver on the Tahoe in at least 5 years..... Still rattles around...... privileged life here on the west coast...:madwife:
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2019
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    My son borrowed my truck and used his trailer to haul some logs to a sawmill in June. I forgot about the hitch being in there. In October I had to hammer it out. Even in the summer stuff rusts.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2019
    47v6

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    I towed the van here, immediately took out the hitch. I know better. Also it will get stolen and before that I will smash my shin on it and throw it as far as I can. If it gets rusted in, i will go insane if I cant throw it.
     
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  9. Oct 26, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member

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    Take a deep breath Chris...

    Back to the build...
     
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  10. Oct 28, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I finished cleaning up the frame and all the accompanying bracketry. Spot blasted what I couldn’t reach with the knotted wire cup wheel, then wiped everything clean with mineral spirits. Now it’s supposed to drop to 15° with 50mph gusts. :susp: I was hoping to spray it outside. I guess this is getting put on hold for a bit.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Fire up the wood stove. Roll out into 47v6 style plastic tent, spray, roll back in.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2019
    Snoops

    Snoops Extremely slow when it comes to wiring!

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    Isn't it great living in Idaho!, more time for making vegan jerky! Care to share the recipe? I'll trade you for an awesome vegan BBQ ribs recipe. Hear it's suppose to warm up again around April of next year :rofl:
     
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  13. Oct 28, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    It’s been snowing like crazy for the last 5 hours.
    This might end up being the first time I’ve had to plow before Halloween.
    :booo:
     
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  14. Oct 30, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I know you are painting it, but I still have to suggest galvanizing the frame. Sorry, it’s the rust belt in me speaking, I know....
     
  15. Oct 30, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    It’s most likely going to be garage kept and a fair weather friend. Plus, I’m sure I’ll have it apart/re-building/upgrading it before rust becomes an issue.
     
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  16. Oct 30, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I figured. I had so many jalopy, rotted out vehicles over the years that I now have an obsession with galvanizing. Even did 2 truck cabs so far. A Fleetstar IH and a F600. I should have kept the Fleetstar. V&S galvanizing in Lebanon PA acid dipped them and hot dip galvanized both. The guy was a nervous wreck about warping the cab, made me sign a waiver and everything.
     
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    fhoehle

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    My 2x5x1/4" CJ6 frame is galvanized. I don't even drive it in the salt! I hope it doesn't rot out in the garage. Lol
     
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  18. Nov 2, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I cut up some old U-bolts to make some stiffeners/safety chain hooks/rock catchers.

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    Priming day

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  19. Nov 6, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Decisions were made on a frame color. I decided to go med/dark gray (Rustoleum Massey Ferguson implement gray with hardener) on the frame, frame brackets and steering box. I’ll go with a lighter gray for the cage.

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  20. Nov 6, 2019
    neohic

    neohic Gentleman Jeepist

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    I typically dread that part of a project. That’s usually when I find a weld I missed or an ugly grinding facet. On the other hand, paint also means that assembly comes next. Looks great!
     
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