Builds 1977 FJ40 - USA Spec Restoration - Father & Son Project

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After letting the zinc phosphate KBS rust blast sit for 1 hour...

1. Rinsed it out and blew it out with air
2. Let it dry for a couple hours
3. I painted it with Rust-oleum Rust Reformer
4. Clamped it back together
5. Drilled a couple holes
6. Plug welded it back together
7. Painted another coat of Rust-oleum Rust Reformer

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My 13 year old son welded the wheel well brace in. I am not sure what happened to the original one, but when I got the 40 it was missing this one. (see earlier posts)

Not the prettiest welds, but not bad for a 13 year old :)

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Got a little work done today.

> Cleaned off the paint on the inside or the tub top and bottom lip. Getting it ready to plug weld the quarter panel back on.
> Drilled the holes in the quarter where it bolts to the front of the tub.

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I took a pic of the inside of the support sill that connects the front of the tub to the back. While I have the quarters off, I thought I would clean it out and seal it with some Eastwood Internal Frame Coater. I ordered this today and will seal up the inside and cover the surface rust before I weld the quarter panels back on.



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I have used Eastwood Internal Frame Coater for my frame. It works fine. It take two cans to cover all frame channels.
It run out very quickly.. or maybe I did something wrong
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