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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Phil. » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:54 pm

I had the same problem with the base of my fuel tank. I had to weld up some small holes but had to finish them off bonding putty.

Once the tank is cleaned up place it back resting on a thin rubber floor mat or strips of the same, to prevent metal to metal or crud to metal contact.

Seems to work. ;)


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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:29 am

I like the car mat. I was going to stick some strips of foam on the tank but I think I will use your idea instead.

If the weather is ok it should be finished today.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by cheiftain » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:37 am

I suggest 2 or 3 strips of rubber only about 1" wide under the tank :good: , a complete floor mat or foam rubber will hold the water and crud against the tank and rust it out :shock: . air needs to be able to circulate to keep it dry. ;)
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Phil. » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:20 pm

cheiftain wrote:I suggest 2 or 3 strips of rubber only about 1" wide under the tank :good: , a complete floor mat or foam rubber will hold the water and crud against the tank and rust it out :shock: . air needs to be able to circulate to keep it dry. ;)
Tried that, but even so the underside of mine still showed signs of deterioration with the Hammerite just peeling away exposing the metal.

BUT... that was before I gutted the tub and cleaned it out. Perhaps that method will stand a better chance next time around - it's quite cosy in there now. I think I have to take out the tank to install side steps so I'll take another look at it. :thumbsup:

Having said that, I'm coming round to the idea that this is one of those annoying problems that won't really go away. Periodic take out and clean off seems to be reasonable.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Alan » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:40 pm

Personally I would remove the hammerite and paint it with POR15 instead. Its much better at killing and stopping rust and its a very hard wearing paint too.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by armourerdoug » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:30 pm

i used the full Frost Auto tank repair kit, deagreaser, cleaner, then the silver tank liner paint, worked a bloody treat! then painted the outside with enamel OD same as the jeep. :hello:
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:52 pm

Not done much lately with work getting in the way but.

I brazed the pin holes in the tank. After cleaning off the resin and giving it a good sand it was peppered with holes and quite pitted.
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I degassed the tank by cleaning with degreaser then using marine clean. I even tested it was ready by putting a propane torch in the inlet (at arms length.)

The tank buckled quite badly between the baffles.

I then covered the area with a thin coating of solder.
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Ive ordered the sealing kit from Frost. Im off to Ascot tomorrow so I wont be able to use it until the weekend, so the tank probably wont go back in until probably the weekend after.

Im going to start prepping the body for paint when its in.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by armourerdoug » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:20 pm

I used the frost kit to clean prime and seal, worked a treat!
Look forward to seeing it painted! :good:
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:34 pm

Tank is painted and in. Running again.
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No pictures of it in, but I mocked up as much as I could before starting to prep for paint.
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ive started stripping it down to prep the paint. over the winter I want the priming done.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by armourerdoug » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:37 pm

Looking good tony
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks
The summer seems to have gone and the progress is nowhere near what it should be.

Weather, Work and Wife have all played their part in the delays.

I liked the frost kit, straight forward.

I did make the mistake of putting the lid back on the sealant though. It made quite a pop when it went off.

I have been working on the bonnet over the last couple of weekends. it was all ripples and dents.

I hammered it out best I could and gave it a skim of filler, then primed sanded spot filled, primed and sanded again.
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still a very shallow low spot and a few high spots, but Ill get there.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:53 pm

The inside of the bonnet had a coat of stonechip
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Then I moved on to the wings.

The holes for the blackout light were welded up and a skim of filler.
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All around the edges seemed high and at the spot welds for the inner strengthening.

Like the bonnet these repro parts were all lumps and bumps.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:01 pm

I put new headlight buckets in.

The grill is a CJ2A and the buckets are M38.

They fit with a bit of persuasion but went in.
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My problem is that it appears the headlamp protrudes further with the M38 buckets.

if I cut off the M38 bezel mounts and put on CJ2A bezels then I think the headlamp itself would stick out too much.

M38 bezels are quite difficult to get hold of. I have been outbid on Ebay and I have bought some incorrect bezels.

Does anyone know if anything else will fit?

I know M38 A1 are the same, but M151 look similar

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by chrisjones » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:02 pm

polly wrote:
Like the bonnet these repro parts were all lumps and bumps.
I'm not so sure the originals were any better.

Nice work. :mod:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by armourerdoug » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:04 am

Yep, if you see a dead flat panel on a jeep it's usually full of filler ;) .
Sorry I don't know much about the headlights.
It's really coming together! I missed all summer too, working away, but from what I hear, there wasn't much of a summer?
Keep the pics coming, great to see what you are doing & it's looking very nice!! :good:
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