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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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    LarrBeard, I'm not using any heat sink. I just...

    LarrBeard, I'm not using any heat sink. I just go slow, trying not to overheat the metal. I have an occasional blow through but this old steel welds up pretty nicely. I have all my measurements...
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    I'm pretty happy with my patch panels. Now I...

    I'm pretty happy with my patch panels. Now I have to tackle to rear floor riser. That's gonna be a bear.
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    Well, took a few days off to take the wife to the...

    Well, took a few days off to take the wife to the Texas Hill Country. Happy wife, Happy life! Worked on the tail light panels today. They had both rotted out behind the body mounts, as usual. I...
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    gmwillys, I’m scavenging too. My original...

    gmwillys, I’m scavenging too. My original tailgate is past being repairable, so I’m cutting out all the good metal. It’ll go into repairing the riser. I think I even have some usable metal left...
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    Beautiful work, gmwillys!! Not sure I'm ready to...

    Beautiful work, gmwillys!! Not sure I'm ready to jump off in the deep end and go to that extent, yet. I'm the same as you as far as tools. I can't see spending crazy money when I can get...
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    LarrBeard, I ended up with the tub upside down...

    LarrBeard, I ended up with the tub upside down and shimmed up before cutting. Nothing moved when I cut out the old floor, and everything stayed square so that I could get it tacked in place. ...
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    The new pans from KW give you plenty of extra...

    The new pans from KW give you plenty of extra metal for trimming to get a good fit. I was at Harbor Freight and grabbed a pack of those little clamps that hold the patch panel in place, with a nice...
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    Took the tub off the rotisserie and made a couple...

    Took the tub off the rotisserie and made a couple of oversized sawhorses that allow me to place the tub upside down. Makes it easier to work on the floor pans. Once off the chassis, this tub sure...
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    I posted this picture earlier, but has anyone...

    I posted this picture earlier, but has anyone seen a back seat mount like this? Not sure where the seat came from but it was with the jeep when it arrived.
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    I am tired of drilling out spot welds but I...

    I am tired of drilling out spot welds but I finally got the hat channels removed from both floor pans, intact. What a pain! I thought I would be able to salvage the hat channels but I think I may...
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    mrgrtt123, I'm steady making progress. It's...

    mrgrtt123, I'm steady making progress. It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I will be in the shop all day working on new floor pans!! I hope to get it done by this summer! My mom is almost 80 y/o. ...
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    The hat channel under the toe boards is pretty...

    The hat channel under the toe boards is pretty rusted too. But the wooden inserts are still as solid as can be!
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    When I removed the fuel tank, I could see a lot...

    When I removed the fuel tank, I could see a lot of rust in the floor in the vicinity of the hat channel. When I started digging, this is what I found! An old t-shirt was stuffed into the channel to...
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    Same problem with the hat channels under the...

    Same problem with the hat channels under the floor pans. Multiple spots where it rusted through. It's amazing how much crud that can accumulate inside the channels over the years. I'm surprised...
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    Started drilling out spot welds in the hat...

    Started drilling out spot welds in the hat channels. There are a lot of welds there! Also had some rot in the rear floor supports. Just cut out the bad and welded in new metal.
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    AJ-MJ, the back structure bolts into the four...

    AJ-MJ, the back structure bolts into the four holes where the tail gate hinges are. In the front, I use the bolt holes where the fenders bolt to the tub. I'm planning to modify it to make it a...
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    gmwillys, thanks for the offer. I'm going to...

    gmwillys, thanks for the offer. I'm going to check with TS today. TJones, I can't take credit for the rotisserie. I first found it on a Datsun zcar site. Works great on the datsun using the...
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    Once I got the tub off the chassis, I built a...

    Once I got the tub off the chassis, I built a "redneck rotisserie". It works great. I can roll it around the shop as needed and it makes it a breeze to access the underneath of the jeep. I modeled...
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    I'll give them a call. The big steel supplier...

    I'll give them a call. The big steel supplier that's nearby doesn't sell anything thinner than 16 gauge, in 4x8 sheets. I'll check with TS. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    TJones, I’m in NE Louisiana, near Winnsboro. ...

    TJones, I’m in NE Louisiana, near Winnsboro. Originally from down near Lake Charles.
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