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Old 12-19-2016, 03:29 AM
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He possibly picked them up from a council clean up (Some councils in OZ let you place recyclable waste for collection on the kerb)As he did mention he picked them up off the street.
Yep, that is exactly why.
Wouldn't use it for anything else than bracing as it only needed folding and very little welding.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:34 AM
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Another cool way to make a joggle from Ashley Briggs

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showt...?t=7301&page=5
Excellent, had forgotten about that write up on it. Mind you my cheap chinese finger brake flexes pretty badly and probably wouldn't do it anyway.
Most of the time now a days I just do it quickly by hand just using a hammer over the edge of a stake or bench.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:28 AM
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Back from holidays after seeing Christmas and the rest of the year out while camping by a river in the bush. Nice way to spend the hot summers days away from the hustle and bustle.
Been hard in the workshop since back though with it being 38*C/100*F inside!


As I will be using as much from the interior as possible from the donor, I will be adding this support frame that goes from A pillar to A pillar. It took some of the impact from the Harley hitting it side on at 100mph, so needed some straightening first on the end bracket and lower frame.


I fitted the brake pedal as it bolts between the firewall and the lower cowl as I wanted that to be at the correct height. Can also see the two studs that the support frame I am adding next bolts to.


After straightening the frame I could bolt it into the lower cowl and also the studs on the transmission hump. The tube is very strong and did not bend in the impact. It is 52x5mm-2"x5/16" mandrel bent tubing. The frame holds the steering column, satnav, climate controlled air-conditioning, glove and fuse box etc.


Can just make out the vertical face of the main mount for the frame over by the louvers. I will have to add something to stretch from the A pillar right to the firewall. Going to utilise the tag that is in the middle of the A pillar as well for an extra mount.


I had kept the original donor mounts for this purpose but have to modify them to suit my setup. Can see the stock one on the right and how I have altered the other one.


I have bent up a new upper panel out of 1.2mm-18g sheet to take the mount. Spot welded it to the original A pillar piece from the Willys. Decided to add an extra mount also for the frame and the captive nut will get welded behind the hole which will be inside the A pillar itself.


This adds a lot of strength to the A pillar to take the weight of the longer doors I have. The panel is plug welded to both sides of the A pillar and also to the firewall and lower cowl and kick panel.


Both sides now done. Next will be to make a filler panel between the lower cowl and the upper one as all has to be sealed off for my fresh air intake which draws fresh air in from the louvers I cut into both cowl sides.


I had only this piece left from the donor cowl that attached to the lower and think it will be just enough. I traced its outline onto some cardboard so I would have somewhere to start.


My CAD, cardboard aided design, will give me a line on which to tip a flange across the top under the Willys cowl.


It is getting there. That thick white sealant is not my work BTW. It is factory Jeep work from 2008!


The piece has now been spot welded again to the lower cowl and glued with panel adhesive to the underside of the Willys cowl.


The ends have also had patches shaped and welded into the new piece of the cowl and the A pillar.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:30 AM
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Beautiful work, Marcus!

That support frame reminds me of the one in my 4runner, also unpainted!
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:51 AM
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Beautiful work, Marcus!

That support frame reminds me of the one in my 4runner, also unpainted!
Silly me thought it was coated with something from the factory to stop it rusting, so didn't coat it with lanolin when I stored it away. So now it has surface rust over it which will be tedious to remove as have emptied my citric acid bath.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:11 PM
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Hi Marcos
If it only a surface rust problem I may have an answer

"Ranex Rustbuster" by bondall seems to work pretty well. I got at Bunnings in Echuca.
If you send me a sms on 0418509352 I can send some before and after shots.
I may not answer for a few hours going to Golf

by the way "Great Work"

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:00 AM
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Hi Marcos
If it only a surface rust problem I may have an answer

"Ranex Rustbuster" by bondall seems to work pretty well. I got at Bunnings in Echuca.
If you send me a sms on 0418509352 I can send some before and after shots.
I may not answer for a few hours going to Golf

by the way "Great Work"

Phil
I have some of that already Phil but must not be using it correctly for it to work well. How are you applying it, and diluted at all?
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:39 PM
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Its seems good for light surface rust like bad finger prints that ya get sometimes and bits that been left for a month or so, not flakey rust or rust that has eaten into the surface.

I just put some on a damp rag and wipe it on, then I mix up some Bi-Carb Soda and wash the rustbuster off to neutralize, seems to work quite well.

Try an old piece before hand to practice on, gloves and eye wear are the go

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:45 PM
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Not only do you do sensational work Marcus, but your photographs and explanations are only exceeded in excellence, by your brilliant mind that can anticipate design problems well in advance and devise solutions!

I do enjoy your work!

Cheers Charlie
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:47 AM
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Many thanks Charlie and Phil.
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