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    Thanks for the replies, gentlemen! I was worried...

    Thanks for the replies, gentlemen! I was worried that I wouldn't be able replicate the bars like the originals but once the paint is on you won't be able to tell. Now, for the next fun job. ...
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    Wow, time sure does have a way of getting away...

    Wow, time sure does have a way of getting away from you. Finally got back in the shop this week and decided that I was tired of my CJ having the snaggle tooth look. My grandfather cut out a couple...
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    Yesterday, I laid the tub upside down and started...

    Yesterday, I laid the tub upside down and started fitting the new hat channel. Spent most of my time taking measurement off the chassis, trying to accurately locate the chassis mount points. After...
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    The toolbox is finally fitted to my satisfaction....

    The toolbox is finally fitted to my satisfaction. Ended up cutting a relief in the inboard side and that worked like the cat's meow! Fits like it's supposed to. Got a few other things to do before...
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    TJones, when I first started trying to fit the...

    TJones, when I first started trying to fit the toolbox, I was thinking there was no way, I should have just tried to salvage my old box. I've now got it fit correctly except in the rear left corner,...
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    5JeepsAz, I'm finding out that the original...

    5JeepsAz, I'm finding out that the original bodies aren't exactly straight! I've been measuring and double/triple checking to make sure everything is just right. Turns out that my unwrecked,...
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    bmorgil, thanks for the info. I should know...

    bmorgil, thanks for the info. I should know better than to try to search online before my coffee kicks in, lol. You guys are great!!
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    gmwillys, your suggestion is probably the route...

    gmwillys, your suggestion is probably the route I'll take. bmorgil, I thought about just replacing the lid but there was a lot more rust involved. With hindsight, I may have been better off...
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    Well, after a couple of frustrating days I...

    Well, after a couple of frustrating days I finally have the new toolbox fitted for the most part. The fit around the tranny tunnel was off by about 1/2". I cut off the flange, added new steel and...
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    According to the gentleman I spoke with at KW,...

    According to the gentleman I spoke with at KW, Omix is the only supplier out there. I should be able to make it fit but it's gonna be a pain to modify the top to get the seat mount brackets to fit...
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    Took some measurements and the Omix toolbox is 1...

    Took some measurements and the Omix toolbox is 1 1/4” wider. Depth is the same so foot space should be good. I’m thinking I’ll trim off the extra width from the outboard side. It definitely isn’t a...
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    bmorgil, where did you see a different toolbox or...

    bmorgil, where did you see a different toolbox or he 55-71 CJ's. I'm not finding it on KW or anywhere else. I'm with you as far as keeping original as possible. If I can't find anything else, I...
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    bmorgil, the fit and finish is just not up to...

    bmorgil, the fit and finish is just not up to snuff. I believe the piece is made in the Philippines. Welds look like they were dressed with a 40 grit angle grinder. The stiffening beads extend too...
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    Spent the day in the shop, fitting, trimming,...

    Spent the day in the shop, fitting, trimming, welding, grinding, and sweating! Got a good bit done. The floors and tunnel are pretty much done. I had a lot of rust along the passenger side, below...
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    Got my floor riser welded in today. Also got the...

    Got my floor riser welded in today. Also got the passenger side floor pan trimmed and fitted. Gonna get it welded in tomorrow. I'm finally starting to feel like I can see the end of the road as...
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    Anyone know if any reasonably priced metal-brakes...

    Anyone know if any reasonably priced metal-brakes that perform decently. I’ve got some sheet metal patches that have 45 and 90 degree bends. My attempts, last night, came out less than stellar.
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    51 CJ3, I had the spray-in foam insulation put in...

    51 CJ3, I had the spray-in foam insulation put in my shop. I've got it set up to install a 220V window unit A/C that should do a good job of keeping the temps comfortable.
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    bmorgil, the hat channel looks really nice. I...

    bmorgil, the hat channel looks really nice. I had heard bad reviews about it previously, but I believe they were referring to the channel that was already welded up. With the individual pieces, I...
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    I just got all new hat channel from KW. I...

    I just got all new hat channel from KW. I thought I'd be able to salvage mine but finally decided it was a case of diminishing returns. I got the hat channel that's not welded up. That way I can...
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    Well, I'm back after an almost 3 month hiatus. ...

    Well, I'm back after an almost 3 month hiatus. Work and life sure can get in the way. Had to spend a few months in the lovely Middle East for work but I'm done with that till it cools off a little....
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    Well, when I get back from this hitch at work,...

    Well, when I get back from this hitch at work, I'm gonna try one of these on my Chevy!
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    Great info on this thermostat. I've noticed this...

    Great info on this thermostat. I've noticed this on my CJ a few times. Where it really got my attention is with my 1988 Chevy truck with a 350 small block. I've had the truck for almost 30 years. ...
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    TJones, I appreciate it. This Willys will go to...

    TJones, I appreciate it. This Willys will go to one of my boys some day. I want it to last another 60+ years!!
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    I’ve got a good weld thru primer that I’m using...

    I’ve got a good weld thru primer that I’m using on all the areas that will be hard to paint and between sandwiched metal that I plug weld. Don’t want to be doing all this work again in my lifetime!!...
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    Thanks, bmorgil! I'll take a look at them. I...

    Thanks, bmorgil! I'll take a look at them. I think I still have an Eastwood catalogue laying around someplace!
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