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Thanks to all you MUDs out there for all the great stuff.I wish i knew about this site when i did this little gem.In 1981 my cousin larry and i ordered 2 BJ,s for our hunting trips.His came first and mine was going to be 6 months cause of the orders to SAUDI ARABIA. Im glad i waited cause his was a 4 speed and mine came with a 5 speed.I dont know where mine is now but my son and i found Larry,s and for 1000 bucks bought it with 98000 kms thats about 65000 miles on it they are origanal cause larry sold it to my other cousin Glen.
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metal replacement

My son bought the cruiser and his budget was going to be 1000 dollars. I said i,d get the paint and body supply and do the labour.So we started by replacing the rust with new metal.
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Excellent floor repair, I ended up just cutting the entire thing out on mine, and it was about as rusted as your sons.
 
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Nice work,my son and I are restoring his 1982 fj40.Never a dull moment.You learn alot on the first one would make the second one easy! Mike
 
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Its a 15 year old lincon 100 amp 110 volt mixed gas with .025.It really sucks especialy this job as i only had a bottle of CO2 for half the job and thats for flux core.
 
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Your absalutly right Mike my second one which is posted here was easier only because i knew what to expect and had some of the measurments.
 

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Dood! Shouldn't that be a Lucky in your hand? Maybe that's just an Island thing.

Looks good so far!
 
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doors .

The doors ,hood, window frame ,apron ,amby doors, hard top, were all rusted really bad but a budjet is what it is so more metal replacement and mud
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painting

It took about 3 months to complete all the body work im not a body man and it is a hunting rig.It was time for paint.the inside was ccoated with POR 15 then primed and painted with RUST NOT. the body was covered with freeborn red (year specific),Roof and bezel with crysler white,which was OMNI clear base.
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putting GABE 1 back together

All the painting done it was time to put GABE back together(the name just suited it) lots of little gremlins doing that isnt there.
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FINI 2 weeks before our trip

With GABE finished we tallyed up Mike was pretty much on budjet,(mentaly of coarse) I spent that and then some so for about 3 grand we got it road worthy and lookin good Thanks all for reading and looking.This little rig holds a big place in our hearts.
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