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Sizzling some bacon

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From what I am gathering you are renting an apartment, so no shop or garage? Would you mind sharing what kind of welder, length of / type of extension cord (if any), and plug you are using? Those welds look great!
 

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Just using a miller 140mig- on 110v and a beefy extension cord / hypertherm plasma cutter which has 240v plug. The miller is good up to 3/16 on gas with .o30 wire- 1/4" likes flux core or a second pass on gas. I had a dedicated 240 put in for the hypertherm.

No garage......fortunately I am close to 110 and 240 and big compressor.
 
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I only had 20min. to work today so I worked on a pair of hood hooks similar to the fj40 ones (very rough hand)
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I've used those bullet hinges on several things, like them a lot, but always in a vertical orientation, what are you rigging up to keep them for sliding off?
 

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Tailgate will hold them in. . Also by making them "snug" up to the side rail.......they have to be fairly aggressively pushed to remove while still preserving free hinge action.
 

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55 purists look away ! Inserting more rusty bacon bits. I decided I should keep the tailgate handle and make it work at some point down the road.
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The gaps will be filled with some 1" square tube which I seem to be out of. The old bacon bits sit 3/4" recessed into the tailgate frame and despite the curve of the 55s rear end.....it seemed to line up with the taillight sections with a little prodding.



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Wow. This is really coming along. When I first saw this thread I was left scratching my head. As it's evolved, I'm starting to understand. Sometimes you have to think WAY outside the box to have a sane idea. Good job!!
 

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Heya- Does anyone have an idea what grey i have from 1973 fj55 ? The machine grey primer /rust oleum isn't even close.
 

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That was a short lived paki top and bows made by eshan, local shop near me can build soft tops but they charge big$$.
 

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Sides coming along and lining up with front and rear body lines. My hope was to keep a bit of 55-esque continuity front to rear even with the trayback/ute look.
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