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UnderControl last won the day on May 15 2016

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  1. UnderControl

    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Hectic week, but finally got some more time to work on the xj. Time for the frame rail stiffener.All of the plug/rosette welds are done, but still need to go back and stitch up the perimeter.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Didn't have much time to spend on it last night, but the 2x6 is in.It is stitched most of the way around, but I still want to go through and finish it all off just to have 100% coverage. Also still need to crawl under to get the stiffener on and then I can move on to tie ins.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Driver's side is finally pretty well patched up, angle burned in, 2X6s capped and frame rail mostly cleaned for stiffening.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Test fit was a great success.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    I got a little more done last night, not as far as I'd like to be at this point, but not far off. Got the rocker ground back. I'll be going the angle iron route for side pan tie in with the 2x6s Roughly the patch I need to make for the driver's side side pan. I have decided to end the new rockers at the front edge of the originals. Plus side is that I get to keep the forward of the two lower fender mounting bolts. That was really as far as I got other than cleaning out a bunch of seam sealer. I'm beginning to understand why there is so much seam sealer everywhere. That is not a rust hole, but actually a factory panel gap. Granted from the factory that just opened up into the rocker and not to the ground, but still.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Seat mount is back in. Driver's side rocker is cut out. Pulled the rear flare off and unsurprisingly managed to snap every bolt holding the brackets on. Also came up with another reason to project scope creep. I'll likely now also be doing a bit of cutting and folding before figuring how to reattach the flares.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Would seem that was one of the updates that didn't make it to this thread. Light is gone. Made that decision while I was in upgrading my battery cables.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    All welded up and a light smack with the flap disc. Also got the little square behind that pan patched up as well. With that out of the way I turned my attention to the driver seat mount. Not in great shape, but raided my scrap pile and came up with something that should get the job done. Still need to clean it up a bit before getting it welded in tonight.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Well, it has begun and you can guess how it is going to go. Got my first top side look at the floors, and only broke one seat bolt in the process. ​​​​​​The sound deadening was structural. Passenger side pan has seen better days. Driver side is better at least. Rough cut done and frame rail spot welds cut out. Still have some trimming, grinding and cleaning to do before i can do a proper test of the floor pan and welding. The hazard fraught spot weld cutter did the trick, and for $5. I hope to never need it again. Have I mentioned I don't like doing body work? ​​​​​​​More to follow when I quit being lazy.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Winch install. Bumper had to come off since it wouldn't fit passed the lower edge. Then the bumper had to come back off so I could make a slot to pass the clutch lever through. Trying to decide if I'm going to keep the light. Installed, tested, and rope stretched. Also finally picked up a compressor for the Jeep that fits nicely in a tool bag I've had laying around for a while.
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    DREAM build! 1972 Nissan Skyline GTX "HKOSUKA"

    That sinking feeling at the realization that even the fall back version of my top seated bucket list car is largely unobtainable. Looks great so far. Looking forward to continued updates.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Little might be generous. Really only a 1/4 mile of dirt and maybe another 1/3 of crumbling washed out service road. Still a neat hidden gem in the city.
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    Idle hands: assorted projects

    More parts. Went to the yard the other day. Managed to pull a tupy head for the rebuild as well as a spare intake, spare front axles, and a somehow intact clutch fan shroud. Then some other parts got delivered. The offset wasn't as much as I was hoping for out of the fairlead, but it is enough to place the nut in the recessed section of the winch mount so I shouldn't have to run spacers. I will be mounting the control box under the hood so I will need to make a couple of longer cables to reach the winch. Hoping to get that all done Friday before headed out for some wheeling Saturday.

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