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Pman

Busted Knuckles
LIFETIME
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
The bottom lip on the Classic Enterprises replacement piece wasn’t an exact match, but was close, so I had to manipulate the original lips a bit to get everything to fit properly. It’s pretty close, and will be hidden by the rocker trim moulding anyway. This part is done and in primer at the moment to prevent any flash rust for the interim. Next will be a skim of body filler to hide the welded area, and then paint. Nice to have a smooth, no-rust rocker again. D7A45969-F738-4FDE-929A-B02EEF0A8ED2.jpeg
 

Pman

Busted Knuckles
LIFETIME
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
Well, a month has gone by and yesterday I finally hit the passenger rocker with the filler and got it smoothed out. I’d gotten sidetracked the previous weekend with removing ethanol sludge from the Carter BBD (reinstalled the driver seat so I could drive it around a bit and couldn’t get gas to the carb bowl. The inlet and needle were nicely gunked up).

Back to the filler: I used Evercoat Edge filler for the rockers as this area gets a beating over time. I’ll use Evercoat Gold on some of the other areas. This worked well on the CJ5.
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I used a long sanding block with 3M 40 grit to knock the filler down, then moved 80, then 180.
 

Pman

Busted Knuckles
LIFETIME
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
The wind was howling yesterday, and the water oaks are shedding those little fuzzy pods, so I’d have to apply the filler in the garage, wait about 15 min, then pull it out in the driveway to sand. It was a tiresome, but man, what a workout, hunched over sanding like a madman for about 3-4 hours! Body men don’t get paid enough!! I’ve still got a section that needs to be reworked on the bottom rear area (and more final sanding to the very bottom lip of the rocker), and a couple of pinholes to fill. I’m sore this morning. And I’ve still got to do the other side! :oops:
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barrys

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
East Norriton
State
PA
Looks good, did you use use a guide coat. I gotta stop by a body supply shop when they reopen here and see what they have now. Been 20 years since I went to one. Gonna need some stuff for mine soon.
I just can't understand the DA sander on the fender.:eek: 20200329_101842.jpg
 

Pman

Busted Knuckles
LIFETIME
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
Looks good, did you use use a guide coat. I gotta stop by a body supply shop when they reopen here and see what they have now. Been 20 years since I went to one. Gonna need some stuff for mine soon.
I just can't understand the DA sander on the fender.:eek:/QUOTE]
Haha! You’d understand the DA sander on the fender if you saw the condition of the paint on that fender and everywhere else. The WHOLE Jeep is going to be repainted. :P

Yes, I used guide coat(s) and more to come. If I had it to do over, I’d have used the entire Classic Enterprises panel. The whole lower body has panel warpage on each side, so it will never be perfect, but I do want whatever I put on there to be straight!
 

Pman

Busted Knuckles
LIFETIME
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
Barry-
Here is a pic of that fender the DA sander was resting on. Now you know why I’m using it as a tool shelf. Someone shot some runny paint on it in its former life! (Not sure why pic isn’t oriented the right way) 77377408-EE45-4157-9574-A1AFBCE95A54.jpeg
 
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