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bruski

A lot of work there, but if you got the time...

Re the Makita: been there, done that. But good tools never the less.

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chilly460

I recently killed an ancient Metabo grinder that you could really lean on, I didn’t think I was abusing the Makita but I guess I exceeded its duty cycle, I’ll have to recalibrate  hard I push them as new Metabo’s are $200+.  I actually have some Harbor Freight cheapies that I use, keep one each for grinding wheel, cutoff wheel, flap disk, with coupon they’re around $13.  

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bruski

To be honest, I still have a $14.95 angle grinder I brought at a supermarket about 15 years back  that I can't seem to kill.

But given I now have time on my hands, who knows...?

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Rockdoc
16 hours ago, chilly460 said:

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This is where you want to go back in time and say "You there! Put your hands in the air and step away from the arc welder. DO IT, NOW!!!"

 

Steve

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chilly460

One side of the booger welds was under a bracket so couldn’t get to it with the angle grinder, had to use my carbide bit I use to port cylinder heads.  Once I ground all the bird crap welds, turns out he completely missed the crack, water had seeped in and rusted the bumper so I kept blowing holes through the metal while welding, what a mess.  But eventually got it looking respectable

 

Heres the crack,  an also see one of the many rusty holes I had to weld around, anyone who’s welded knows they like to keep expanding

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chilly460

Before and after of the outside crack

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Lurch
On 4/11/2020 at 8:25 AM, chilly460 said:

Red car is my old Mercury Marauder

 

 

Very nice! That's got the "inverse teardrop" hood, doesn't it?

 

I learned a lot about classic cars from my dad's model collection (over 20 four-foot breadboxes filled with ones he built in his youth and early 20s), and that was one that always stood out.

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chilly460

Yep, it has a teardrop hood.  Ford never put these on a production car, they debuted on ‘64 Thunderbolts, they ran a different intake and cylinder head that required the big hood.  They look pretty good on 60s Fords with square lines.   Some pics with better looks at it, it’s ain’t subtle 😬

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blanked

how many hours do you figure you will have in the jeep when done

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chilly460

Well, found two more holes in the frame, one requiring dropping the transfer case mount/skid plate.  The nuts in the frame where the skid plate mounts are likely rotted out of the frame is this bad...it just keeps going.  60hr wouldn’t surprise me.  Last night I wrestled with two leaf spring shackle bolts for 30min and couldn’t budge them, they’re rusted in the bushings...should’ve been a two minute job

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chilly460

Another half hour, three sawzall blades, four drills, and a carbide bit and the lower shackle bolt is finally out.  Mind you the nub is still frozen inside one side that I’ll have to press out once I get the shackle removed

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chilly460

Fighting with the gas tank and cutting off bolts to get the shackle out today 

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chilly460

It’s odd when I resize photos it flips them around when I post

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Virgil Kane

Darn things a real mess.  Is it from one of the northern states that uses a lot of salt in the wintertime?

I know money doesn't allow but it would have been faster and easier to get a different frame.  I had a 1973 CJ-5 and the only problem I ever had was the gas tank kept rusting out, never a problem with the frame like the one your working on.

 

Virgil

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chilly460

I don't know where it lived in it's prior life but it's been in Virginia awhile.  My guess is it saw some time on a beach locally, the Outer Banks of NC is not far away and you're allowed to drive on the beach there, so that may be the culprit.  Frame repair section is on back order so I'll start on the smaller frame holes tonight.  

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