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    Ran out of daylight for today. I did get the driver's side frame all welded up and reinforced. Then repaired the rear crossmember using some 1/4" cold rolled. This should add a bit of strength to the rear bumper.
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    You and your little welder and hammer do nice work!

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    Looking good! You are moving fast! That thing's back in action soon.

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    Thank you guys. Maybe I can keep the momentum rolling on my own project.... After at least getting the roof done on the garage extension.

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    In between putting the turkey and ham in the oven, I did get a bit more paint removed on the frame. There was a lot of scale on the driver's side shock tower. It all came out fairly clean. The axle snubber was rotten, and one bolt is ate off flush with the frame. I did drop the skid plate down, cleaned, and painted the center frame rails to prep for the skid plate reinforcement pieces to be installed.
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    It is coming back!

    What do you use for a face mask so you can breath while the dust is flying? Everything I try fog's my safety glasses.

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    A 3M dust mask with the replaceable filters. My prescription glasses sit on top of the nose piece alright, but does move the byfocal up a bit. It just takes some getting used to.

    Today, the right frame rails was tackled, and the right front stifner.
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    Great progress! Ton of rust on what you removed. Looks like new

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    Today it was too windy for outdoor welding, so I brought in some parts to fix. The skid plate/crossmember needed the self tapping screw holes filled, and the center mount holes repaired. Then it was time to install the skid plate. Thankfully all the measurements were pretty good and bolts lined up.
    The next order of business was the fuel tank skid plate. This was in sad shape. With a new piece being $200., and the owner will never take this rig off road, it will last forever with a simple patching.
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    Dern, you do nice work!

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