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got some parts from SOR for the tail gate, then got those installed on the gate and hatch and now both shut very nicely now. Jake found me a lock rod for the gate. The hardest thing to find was the door rod lock clips, see pic 3, those are Honda clips but fit great

got a couple of scratches but those will fix up well

also worked on the K1500

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started removing the Herculiner from a door on the rig using a new Ryobi grinder I got from HomeDepot for $40. A dual High Capacity battery set for $99 (Great deal as well).

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too far from the grid to use an AC grinder - this will work I believe. It does consume quick discs:

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Working on both project rigs today, sanding, disc'ing, and priming with black Chassis Saver

below is the work on the FJ60, and is the rear driver's side door, before and after priming. Ground the rough stuff and then followed up with 80 grit sanding to smooth it out

NOTE: That Herculiner is TOUGH!

I went through many grinding discs to get most of it off. I might just remove the rough surfaces in the remaining areas, as that can get expensive

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After priming:

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In this pic you can also see the rear fender in its incomplete state awaiting Jake - BUT
Jake indicated that he will do this left rear side like he did the right rear and fix up the fender. Not this week but the next. That will help move this project along.

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Been off last few weeks as my 98 yo mother declined and then passed away. So time was spent with family, funeral and burial in Riverside CA National Cemetery

all is well.



Scrapped the driver's side doors and primed them a couple of weeks ago.

Then yesterday and this morning put on 1st and 2nd coats of Monstaliner on driver's doors. At the same time did the 84 PU's doors and roof
Next will be the fender seen below.

BTW, I used spray on bottle paint remover and it works great. Far better then grinding it all down. Now I just use the grinder for final smoothing. Then prime with chassis saver (2 coats) and Monstaliner (2 coats). Best to put the Monstaliner on within 3 days of the CS.

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FJ-60: Got the hood sanded and then painted Monstaliner on it

Hood before Monstaliner, as it was when I had it painted with OEM coded paint a few years ago

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and part of the left front fender.
That Heculiner is tough dog dirt for sure.

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At the same time got the sides of the 1984 GMC Pickup bed painted as well. Killing 2 stones with one bird
 
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getting narly Herculiner off the fenders and door. I found best way to remove is to use a grinding wheel to get the top surface off. Then repeated applications of paint stripper onto the "revealed paint", and a putty knife to scrap that paint off which the stripper has lifted. Using the grinder AND the stripper is better than use one of them only.

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Some may have noticed I have not been working on the rig much until recently. Months ago, my 98 yo mother was moved from my brother's house to an assisted living facility near where I live and I have been spending time helping her. She passed away on June 8th this year, and after all the needs have been met, I now have some more time available. Thus I have been working on the rig.

This morning I attacked the two passenger side doors with a wire brush and strong paint stripper. Almost got it all, so looks like one more day and all the Herculiner will be gone and I can put the primer on and then the Monstaliner. Also had to wait for more Monstaliner to arrive. takes about 10 days from time of order to when it is delivered from back east. I order a quart at a time. More expensive that way BUT a quart is about what I can apply before the paint stiffens up. Do use some MEK to thin it as needed. But after one quart applied, I am a bit tired. Works out great.

When these doors and fenders are completed, then I need to push Jake to finish the last quarter panel (welding it up) and assembling the rear bumper. Once that is done, I can do the finish work with Monstaliner on the rear quarters

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Damn dude. Intense.
Why are you not taking the door handles and trim off?

Yeah, my oldest was in kindergarden when I started this rig, now he is nearing 40 - just kidding.

I was able to get around the handles and the upper trim just fine with what I wanted to do. The biggest thing (and hardest) has been getting that Herculiner off, which I completed TODAY :clap: Just some OEM paint remaining on the bottom of the front PS door. Should have that done tomorrow and get the 1st cost of primer on it.

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applied 2 coats of primer to the PS doors and fender and DS fender on saturday and applied the 1st coat of Monstaliner to the same today.
Camera not working right today.

Applied 2nd coat of Monstaliner to the 84 GMC PU.

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finally got my camera working right (corrupt file system on the flash card)

here are the primer pics on the PS doors and 1st coat of Monstaliner

was going to paint 2nd coat BUT I failed to order the blue rollers, so ordered some more and another week of shipping time
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body shop supply stores carry the aircraft paint stripper stuff.....or some do. Its real strong (probably not good to be exposed to very much) ensure plenty of ventilation and don't get it on anything of value.
 

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Got the painting rollers and painted the 2nd coat this morning on the PS doors and front fender, hood and DS front fender. Now I can assemble the front grille and friends


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Started re-assembling the front grille, beginning with the side lights being put back in, then the cross valance. Feels good to assemble now


Looking for the front grill - can't find it

Needs some parts from SOR as well

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Got the new face on the FJ60 today. Had to order a new grill after remembering my old grill melted in the fire last summer. Also ordered some anchor nuts, screws and misc parts from SOR. Looking good.

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The front bumper was also in the grass fire (burned my HAM radio vanity plate as well - will need to replace that via DMV) where the grill, bumper and other items were leaning on a metal fence. Pics in prior posts.

I am thinking of just wire brushing off the burnt chrome and then just painting it all black. The rubber end caps were toast as well (they run $99 each via SOR), so I just might leave them totally off.

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