1986 BJ74 Build

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I've been skulking around the pages of Mud for awhile and thought I might post and show my progress.

I received the car off the old man for nothing, with the understanding that I look after it. that was an understatement.
here is a few pics of the neglected old girl. I was moving from Adelaide to Perth and driving the Nullabor in a months time. My partners Dad helped me replace the windscreen and taught me some panel work. needless to say, I was hooked.


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windscreen just crumbled apart.
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big holes. all cut out and replaced with fresh metal

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And so the adventure begins

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2900 odd Kms and 806 L of Diesel later and we drive into Perth.

Decided that the old bull bar will have to be upgraded to a winch bar.
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After a 2.5'' old man emu suspension lift
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found a second hand ARB bar for $400. cleaned up pretty well, new coat of gloss black
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add an ebay roller fairlead and a cheap winch.
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This is pretty much going to be a refurb, one panel at a time.

I drove it to place that does sand blasting. 4 bolts later, pulled the bonnet off and blasted it.
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there really is no replacement for blasting, you find all sorts hiding under the rust
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Gassless mig. gross welds.
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new paint and sound deadner sheets
 
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Diving deeper into the rust repair. Ripped out the carpet to replace the body deadner sheets. shes noisy on the road at 100km/h
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passenger foot well had a couple of holes.
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And so did the drivers... the old sound deadner held water and dust. which in turn bred rust.
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fibreglass and etch prime.
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I may have gone overboard.
 
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Started to get serious.
pulled the rear windows out to replace the seals and tint the glass.
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Step 1 pull off the covers
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Step 2 Run a blade in between the pane and fibreglass to break the seal.
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Gently pry the windows out
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don't drop them
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dont go OCD, your going to put more mastic sealant back on later. dissolves in turps by the way.
 
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remove the top screw before attempting to remove the glass
push the glass into the middle, feet on the lower section and gently pull the frame upward. you can tilt the top of the glass panes out.
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little rubber wedges go under, when you reassemble.
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the dividers clean up with mineral turpentine. rubbers point forwards in the car
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sand blast to find the hidden horrors.
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fibreglass, sand, etch and paint
 
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Next up was an easy project. replacing the rear cards. 2mm sheet Aluminium from a sheet metal place for off cuts.
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used the old Crud as a template. don't even bother with the single use push clips. use Nutserts.
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use some thick felt to replace the feel from the old foam that has tuned to dust.
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sound deadner sheets for mass.
 
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Next project. the rear doors
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heavily rusted around the tail light. Ill leave this for when I do the body. Didn't want to take too much on at the same time
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rust is pretty bad from the seals
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Sand blasting reveals the true extent.
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filler and square up the flats.
 
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