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Post by david58 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:30 am

I condensed my build thread these are pics taken between Nov 08, 2006 thru Mar 27, 2008. Man time flies.

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This is my son Curtis on his first welding job. We watched the bug me video on heater channel replacement when he was here at Thanksgiving. I decided to weld the reinforcements to hold the body and keep it from flexing instead of screwing it in place. I am taking pictures and watching and him work.
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Here is Curtis’s best weld so far.
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Here is a couple shots of the spot weld removed.
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ChadRat wrote:rusty heater channels, man I hate those. One of the reasons I went to a rail. Fixin rust is not fun.
Yeah but to quote my son Curtis “Oh I can do that!” He is really trying to get the right side out I told him it was going to be harder to fix because of the rust. I didn't realize how many little spot welds there really are. He almost has the right side out.
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I wanted to do the bodywork with Curtis so he could see first hand what it takes to really do body panel replacement. Which, I have no clue of how to do. Tomorrow we’ll clean up the new heater channel fit the right door and do some dirt dobbin.

I bought heater channels from cip1 the ones for no heat look at the differences in the their shape.

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I decided to modify the front firewall to fit the rest of the 3-inch lift kit by leaving 3-inches of the original firewall in the car. I thought it would be easier to cut thru the sheet metal with a hole saw to install the roll cage, than thru the Up Your Bug part that came in the kit.
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Anyone ever do a brush guard on their Baja?
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Last welding done now ready to sandblast.
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I got the floor pan and tunnel back today from Miller protective coating. I got to say they did a fantastic job sandblasting and primering it. Tonight Doug is dropping by from Line-X to pick it up and put a coating on it.
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Line-X looking good.
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I got the running gear bolted in. Still have to switch the spring plates out. I bolted the beam in.
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I forgot I loaned my engine hoist out so the body will sit outside. See that oil that's from that ford. The red one. :lol: His leaks worse than mine.
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Brake parts and a few other odds and ends.
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I'm just getin started. :D

WOAH looky here. :lol:
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Nice welding Hedrock. Thank you Soooo Much. :wink:

This is the bare beam ready for primer.
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Here is the primed beam.
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Here is is painted Chebie urnge. :lol:
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Post by nukeworker » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:28 am

REALLY cool 8) Love to see build pics. Always learn something new. Thanks.

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Post by Dodahsand » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:52 am

You need to stop and take a good close look at what you are doing... Your about to run out of Bud!

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Post by Leatherneck » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:03 am

Man, I am going to report you to the UPLFO for making your son work on the bug in just his underwear. :shock:

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Baja is coming together, lot of progress. What did you figure out on the arms?

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Post by Hedrock » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:04 am

Dodahsand wrote:You need to stop and take a good close look at what you are doing... Your about to run out of Bud!

I think he brews it in the backyard :wink:


Looks real good David... The brush guard is way cool looking 8)
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Post by bajaherbie » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:14 pm

i drink keystone light beer, i'm lookin for quantity and not quality.... :lol:
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Post by david58 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:00 pm

Leatherneck wrote: Man, I am going to report you to the UPLFO for making your son work on the bug in just his underwear. :shock:
That is one Hard Headed Youngun. :shock:
Leatherneck wrote:Baja is coming together, lot of progress. What did you figure out on the arms?
Well for now I am going to make fake shocks just to hold it up at the ride height I want. That way I can get another set of coil overs, and still be able to move the car around.
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:16 pm

Looking good. Your rosette weld sure look better than mine did and you were using the thinner pan halves.

I am curious, in the front, by the frame head, you took out the two formed humps on the underside of the pan. Why?
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Post by david58 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:25 pm

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Looking good. Your rosette weld sure look better than mine did and you were using the thinner pan halves.

I am curious, in the front, by the frame head, you took out the two formed humps on the underside of the pan. Why?
I had a guy guy do the welding.
The only reason they were taken out was because the PO had installed a reciever and welded it on so I used the torch to remove it.
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:20 pm

Thank you. I also like the brush guard. Did you make it or is it for something else that you modified to fit? It really does look like it belongs there.
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Post by david58 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:44 pm

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Thank you. I also like the brush guard. Did you make it or is it for something else that you modified to fit? It really does look like it belongs there.
I think it came off a 2000 Toyota.
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Post by david58 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:40 pm

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Post by Leatherneck » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:05 pm

What is left on the to do list?

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Post by namelesswonder » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:01 pm

That bright red/orange is pretty amazing.
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Post by david58 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:43 pm

Leatherneck wrote:What is left on the to do list?
Lots.
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