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Old 06-01-2011, 05:01 PM
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So I don't know if this is the best idea I've had but I am exhausted from a hard days work on the jeep. I will warn you now.... This is my first car, this is my first build, this is my first attempt at working on cars AT ALL. I am just a bicycle mechanic but here goes!

So the start... Picked it up for a few hundred dollars, it runs, it has working 4wd and it has been rolled by some kids, who then decided to shoot it with a 22. Oh well it's a jeep and that's about all i care about.







And of course, I live in wisconsin, my floors are ****



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The first day, removed interior and started cutting.
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My frame stiffeners arrived!
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Today I worked alone, which was actually kind of nice, I felt like I got a good bit done. I got the whole trunk area out and started prepping the channels for my stiffeners. Everything is pretty much coated in Krylon Self-Etch, the can leaked ALL over my hands and just everywhere which kind of pissed me off but life will go on.
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you are attacking that thing, nice work! that stripe is classy
where did you get those stiffeners?
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They are Ruffstuff Specialties. I heard about them over on NAXJA, they look so good, 3/16" from up the front fender to past the (front) leaf mount. I am going to chop the fender section for now and scab weld it on later when I either redo my LCA brackets or go long.
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Got nearly nothing done today, was so tired and unmotivated, the heat didn't help. It rained on me, my tools and my cardboard for my cutouts, which my f***in razor couldn't even cut. To top it off I get in my car (my ma's old golf), drive down the block and smack, eclipse to my passenger door. I had the yield sign but didn't even see him coming. So I don't know if this project is going to go anywhere but the scrap yard now. What a terrible day.
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any pics of the golf?

and looks like your making progress on that heep, i try to find 2 passenger side doors at the jy because those look beyond repair.... but looking forward to this build!
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I dig it! Looking forward to the repairs to come.
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