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Old 11-29-2020, 12:55 AM
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The crush sleeves installed on one panel, the other panel is in place on the frame. They fit perfectly.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

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Old 11-30-2020, 08:06 PM
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I placed doubler plates near the flanges where the highest stress is. I doubt it will be needed but the opportunity presented itself so here we go.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:09 PM
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With the plated welded on the edge to the new panel plug welds will secure it to the frame.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:21 PM
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The Panel is mostly self locating. The flanges locate it in Z axis (up and down), the crush sleeves locate in Y axis (inboard, outboard). X axis can be determined by placing a straight rod through the corresponding holes on the other side or by sighting the opposite hole in the center (see second picture).
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:27 PM
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After sandblasting, notice the engine mounting brackets were removed. These are partially welded on so I get this done now so I don’t burn the final prime later.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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Old 11-30-2020, 08:41 PM
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I use a special process for priming rust pitted metal. I use epoxy primer but it is thinned with the appropriate reducer for the first two coats. The reason is to reduce the surface tension of the primer.

I suspect high surface tension of thick primer is to blame for the lack of penetration into the small holes of a once rusted surface. Thinner primer I believe will flow down in the holes better than thicker primer.

I also burry the deep rust pits with several coats. I will add three more coats of unreduced primer after the two previous coats. In my experience anything less is inviting problems.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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Old 12-02-2020, 09:12 PM
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Great progress and very nice work!
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:37 PM
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Looking pretty spiffy.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:33 AM
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The front shock towers are notorious for rusting. Here I have drilled drain holes for the dirt and water that would otherwise fill this cavity. I use a 3/4” hole as a smaller hole has a better chance of getting plugged by a stone.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.

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Old 12-08-2020, 11:39 AM
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The cab I plan to use. This one is by far the best in my collection. It came from Texas. It is from a 1976 truck and it has a brow over the windshield which is one of the features that give these old Jeep trucks their distinctive look. They discontinued the brow after 1980 presumably to improve fuel mileage and/or to give the truck a more modern look.

The roof outer sheet metal can be swapped to convert from brow to brow less or vice versa if one so desires. It’s a matter of drilling spot welds and welding but it is a direct fit.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.

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