You should ty the angle iron in to the front and middle frame connections of the tub. That will provide more strength for sliders.The other thing I did was finish my rocker panel. I tried to roll the bottom edge with my brake, but a 30" run of 16 gauge was too much so I welded in a 1.5" piece of angle iron and then got out the mini sledge. Hammer, tack, hammer, tack...I think it came out ok and will provide some strength when I come back to make sliders.
I'll also ran a brace of angle iron from the rocker to the center of the frame to support the floor since it isn't a single piece.
Any feedback or advice is welcome, I'm just trying to figure it out as I go.
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I am no pro, but my understanding is that both self etching and epoxy primer would work but both require the metal to be completely clean and free of rust. If I had the choice I would use a nice DTM epoxy as it is much thicker and can be roughed up a bit more to accept the next layer.Stupid questions 101. Do I use self etching primer or epoxy primer on this stuff? I'll cover everything in rust bullet and then topcoat with TBD in the end
For leafs im thinking CCOT HFS 60 springs with 2.5" lift and pull a spring
Ill ping you when I come up to the mountain, maybe check out your project if your cool with that?
That seems to be the case with all my offroad trucks, that is why I keep ending up with $20k/$5k trucks, got 20 in them and they worth 5. HAOwning your first FJ40 is like losing your virginity: it’s expensive, awkward, and you’re probably going to do it wrong; but none of that stops you from trying again.