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What I did today

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JohnDeere, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. JohnDeere

    JohnDeere 1/2 ton status

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    Well my old side panells were crap and didnt want to get new cardboard ones some i fabed up some new ones out of sheet metal. For got to take pics of them uninstalled but here they are.
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    Oh and here is a pic of my heep from yesterday went mudding and got stuck. The crappy other Heep couldnt pull me out. So I had to get my blazer to do it. Normaly i go in my blazer but with out my front drive shaft and matchin gears i cant. My dumass forgot to take pics of it stuck but got 2 of the after math. This is a stock 94 yj with 30 mt. Had everything setting on the ground both axles, skid plate and gas tank. almost didnt have enough chain to reach me. The other heep did break 2 10000 lbs straps but didnt budge me

    With 200 feet of chain and straps I got it out
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    I went through it 3 times before i got stuck. When i pulled it out everything was dragging bottom untill it got out of the mud. no one was givin the jeep gas just steering. Real soft mud
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    Those look great.
     
  4. JohnDeere

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    Thanks they took me about 72 hours total to make and put them in. Total cost was about $20 for paint and screws, got the metal for free
     
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    72 hours? dude, that's flat sheetmetal, 2 hours tops.
     
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    lol i know first one took for ever, but I didnt have much of a patern to go from so i had to measure and remeasure to get it right. The sheet metal wasnt long enough so i had to weld it together and grind down weld and make them smoth. Had to shape some of it with a hamer. Wait for the bedliner paint to dry 24 hours then put to coats of gloss paint on another 7 hours for drying. So it wasnt as easy as some may think.
     
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    Ya know Jeremy, your a pi$$a$$... :wink1:

    I know 72 hrs is rediculous, but it's certainly not a 2 hr job if they're just flat replacement panels.. sure to cut em out yeah, but with fitting, coating and installing thats not a realistic time...
     
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    you would starve on flat rate.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, ok, your a faster mechanic than me... :rolleyes: Thats comical.... :haha:

    If you think you could have them cut, fitted, coated and installed in 2 hrs, you're a fool... :crazy:
     
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    lol Im also only 18 so im just starting to get good at fabing things. I havent had alot of practice. sorry i dont do it for a livin. Shoot i just learnd how to weld 5 mounths ago.
     
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    Hey, I'm trying to back ya up a little... :wink1: I'm sure your tool selection isn't stellar either...
     
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    lol i know I was just saying that to beater. I could of done it alot faster, but you cant rush quality. The faster you make something the ****tyer it will be. If you take your time the better it will look.
     
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    Those panels look great. Don't let anyone give you any crap about the time it took. I work with sheet metal everyday. Unless somebody has actually done it, they have no idea how difficult it can be to get it right. I replaced the panels in my 74. I know it takes a while to get the fit. There are quite a few contours to cut around and the area behind the doors need to be rounded over. Anyway, I just figured I'd say good job.
     
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    yeah man those look sweet. i was thinking about getting some thing plywood and re upholstering them with some foam and vynal... but man i really like how those look and they are prolly more durable. good work man.
     
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    all I see are red Xes
     
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    I'd like to see you do it in 2 hours....oh wait that would cut into your web wheeling time.:rolleyes: :p:


    Your panels look good dude, I wish I cared that much about my interior.
     

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