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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve97tj View Post
    Sandblaster finds all. Looks like you got some work ahead of you.
    All the rust holes and dents were very noticeable before, but now they show up in pics so yall can see them haha.

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1382916124.976736.jpg

    I also spent some more quality time with the body hammer fixing some of the smaller dents. I'm sure my neighbors hate me now.
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    You've done sheetmetal work before with the dangler haven't you? Definitely a different animal then thicker plate steel.

    I rode by Atlanta Custom Creations today and they had a very straight m416 with a tent on top in they're parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve97tj View Post
    You've done sheetmetal work before with the dangler haven't you? Definitely a different animal then thicker plate steel.

    I rode by Atlanta Custom Creations today and they had a very straight m416 with a tent on top in they're parking lot.
    Yeah the dangler and numerous xjs. It's not so bad with gas, in the past i did it with flux and this is so much easier.
    --Brooks

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    Since this question is currently on topic at the stage you are at .... have you ever used a welding spoon or brass block when welding on thin metal?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/welding-spoon-66785.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfGT View Post
    Since this question is currently on topic at the stage you are at .... have you ever used a welding spoon or brass block when welding on thin metal?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/welding-spoon-66785.html
    I have not. I have heard of them, but never used one.
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    I use a cut up chunk of brass from a tube bender, same concept, works well. Tig'n sheetmetal and thin stuff is much easier then mig as you can control your heat and heat effected zone.

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    So long over due update. I ended up cutting the tack welds that held the body to the frame, and I removed the body to fix some rust on the top of the frame. I spent yesterday throwing down a couple coats of primer with the HF HVLP paint gun. Turned out good. I hope to fix a few little areas friday and then put the tub back on the frame saturday with some help possibly.
    --Brooks

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    Primed everything and welded in the expanded metal floor this weekend.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1395058989.471306.jpg

    Still need to fix the bottom of the front edge of the trailer body.
    --Brooks

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