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  • #91
    Being a newer member I know there is a lot of great stuff posted here that I have not seen. This may have been mentioned prior.

    Stashed away in a trailer I found an old bottle of Rust Kutter a month or more ago.
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    I looked it up and seems to get good reviews. I tested a spot on the old frame to see the results.
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    The results looked promising. This is subject to rain as it sits outside.

    Sunday before I gave up working I decided to try a coat on the surface area rust on the bulkhead. Used a small wire brush then used a small brush to apply, as the sprayer no longer works. Here is the result so far.

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    The white is where surface rust was. Need to do one or two more applications, but it looks promising to me.
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    • #92
      Does anyone have galvanized panels between the outriggers and the fuel tank?

      I remember installing these 25 years ago but don't recall if they were existing or something I made.
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      I used up the last of my cold galv spray, can't seem to find more, and just primed the other.
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      • #93
        Probably the same stuff as Ospho. Mostly phosphoric acid.

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        • #94
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          • #95
            We took a couple weeks vacation, but before I left, I dropped the muffler/ mid pipe off at a local welder who specializes in stainless.

            He told me he had a lot of trouble welding the bracket that had cracked and fallen of the muffler. He said as old as is is it could have a different metal composition or that it has absorbed contaminates over time. Patching a hole in the mid pipe was not as bad.

            It was money well spent to patch the hole and have a hanger bracket on the muffler. He charged me $30, which I thought was more than fair considering I don't have the equipment to weld stainless.

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            I doubt it will last another 60 years though.
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            • #96
              Originally posted by 64osby View Post
              ...I doubt it will last another 60 years though.
              To be fair it didn't last 60 years the first time.


              Colin
              A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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              • #97
                I'm having fun this weekend.

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                • #98
                  Looks like a usual afternoon project for a Land Rover owner.

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                  • #99
                    Slow cooked ribs on the grill, allowed plenty of time for Rover work.

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                    • Only one more to go.
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                      • This side has a few more issues.

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                        • Owning a Series Truck will make a tinknocker out of you.

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                          • Or give you tetanus! Good work. Getting the bulkhead complete on any project is a major milestone.

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                            • About 15 hours to go from this Click image for larger version

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                              To this
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                              Also a new post and foot were installed.

                              Still have some clean up grinding/sanding and a few touch up welds to do. Seam seal everything and then prime.

                              Don't know about becoming a tin knocker. Thankfully I have seem to have good spacial abilities. Forming panels to support the footwell was interesting.

                              I did the standard blood letting, hoping no tetanus will be involved.

                              Progress!


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                              • Welding thin metal is like drywall finishing, less is more.

                                I've welded many things over the years but never anything under an 1/8". Burning through is a pita.

                                I have a Lincoln 100 MIG with no gas and .35 flux core. Thin metal is challenging imo.
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