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    Chassis loaded up and headed for the house. Now I just need to plumb everything and get the right coilovers. This will be done at night after the kids are in bed. There is still lots to do on the body so I have a lot of long nights at the shop ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RClippa View Post
    I won't actually be finished due to lack of money.
    Now you sound like JR. When I'd ask how much longer on his last build, his response was always in dollars, not time.
    Ehhh... about $5,000...
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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    Hell of a trailer you got there. This thing is going to be great once you have it running.

    Where abouts is your shop located?


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    Thanks. I built it to replace the gooseneck I sold Larry. It is a 12' hydraulic tilt deck trailer. Built specifically to fit my buggy but I use it for all sorts of stuff. At least until it finds a new home and I can build another one. The design of my new trailer is coming along nicely, but I have to find a place to put a crap load of bends into 16 gauge sheet metal that is 10' long for it to work out. The single axle didn't bother me when I towed behind a crew cab F350. Now that I am driving a suburban it pushes me around a little bit.

    The shop is over off 123 in Easley. Right behind the RC car store with the tracks. I keep looking in Greenville to rent, buy, or build but in the end my rent is cheap and access to all the cranes is pretty nice.

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    It is very disappointing that I don't have a single picture that shows how bad this windshield frame was before I spent 10 hours on it. The end result is acceptable, but Chip Foose won't be calling me up to do body repair anytime soon. It took 19 patch panels to get an acceptable frame. In hind sight I probably could have milled down some lumber to build forms and built an entirely new frame in 18 pieces.

    This corner was totally rotten.


    The top edge through here was totally gone. This was two panels at 22" long. One for the exterior and one on the interior to get the actual windshield mount built back up. Matching the radius was fun.


    Both lower corners were totally roached out. They required replacing both the interior and exterior pieces. To get the right flange shape I turned dies for the bead roller a few months ago.


    I have been dreading this repair since I found the damage. I really tried to find a suitable replacement, but couldn't find one that fit my budget. All that is left is to add two weldnuts to the hardtop mounts where they are stripped out. Then a quick sand and it is ready for paint. There is still some rust pitting in the windshield flange. I guess I will just have to use a little sikaflex with the gasket to ensure that everything is completely sealed.

    Left before mud starts slinging:
    Passenger door patch repair
    Weld up floors
    Fill a couple holes on the firewall
    Fill wing window holes
    minor hammer and dolly work on rear corners to fix where it hit something.

    Last count was 10 new pieces of metal that need to go on to finalize everything.

    Today I bought the DTM primer and some rage ultra filler. Hopefully by the end of this long weekend the entire body and associated parts will be a uniform color and ready for body work.

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