M151a2 Resto project

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Lindsaym151

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Well she dosent look like much right now!I should have her done by July 4.
Thought i would start a thread on the rebuild.
These pics are of day one.
Today I cut all the rust out and dryfit all my floor panels and side panels. Waiting for my welder to show up to get all metal work done and on to final body work.
I'll show some more pics tomorrow.M151A-2 day one 009.jpgM151A-2 day one 012.jpgM151A-2 day one 013.jpgM151A-2 day one 004.jpgM151A-2 day one 005.jpgM151A-2 day one 006.jpgM151A-2 day one 010.jpgM151A-2 day one 007.jpgM151A-2 day one 008.jpgM151A-2 day one 011.jpg
 

nattieleather

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Looks like all the typical rust spots. The hardes things in repairing the bodies on these is having a mig that is low enough that you don't blow holes in the metal while your trying to weld it back up. Looks like a straight forward project. Good luck and keep us posted.
 

Lindsaym151

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Well, I got all the rust cut out of it this week. Welder friend shows up on Sun.I will take pics of that process.
NONE of the replacement panels fit so I had to cut & fabricate as I went along.
What started out as a complete resto has turned into a Motor pool resto.
It will be an enjoyable unit that i can drive offroad on weekends!
Also fits in the back of the Deuce!
 

Scarecrow1

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Good luck to you . After looking at the pictures it really is in decent shape, not to say you don't have your work cut out for you but it should be a really cool build ............
 

Lindsaym151

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Week 3

M151a2 @ 2wks 003.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 011.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 010.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 009.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 008.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 007.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 006.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 005.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 004.jpgM151a2 @ 2wks 012.jpgEnd of week #2
She went to sand blasting and has returned. Started the welding process.
This week will be mostly engine painting and cleaning up fuel lines and buffing all the copper and brass
 

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Good job, and most definitely is not his first rodeo. I am sorry I have not been over there, but I fighting a pretty good cold. I will get in touch when I am feeling better.
 

highfavor1004

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yes I do, his name Tejay he completed welding school and has done a lot of work for blues welding in Tavares, if you call me I can hook you two up. I am sorry, I didn't reply last night because I was in the Hospital. I had severe bronchitis. [h=3][/h]
 

Lindsaym151

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M151a2 wk4 003.jpgM151a2 wk4 011.jpgM151a2 wk4 010.jpgM151a2 wk4 009.jpgM151a2 wk4 008.jpgM151a2 wk4 007.jpgM151a2 wk4 006.jpgM151a2 wk4 005.jpgM151a2 wk4 004.jpgM151a2 wk4 012.jpgWow week four already over!
It's been a bad week ,Lost my Father in law last wkend and I had to go in for an emergency Appendectimy on Tuesday.
Well we still got some stuff done!
Lets see we got the engine painted, finished up all the welding,Osphoed the entire vehicle plus all subsequent parts.
We will be priming all parts plus the body on Saturday. Taking Sunday off to go price a few Painting jobs, Gotta fund this baby some how!

A quick note: I want to thank Robert (HOT ROD) Baumlee -US NAVY SEABEES for the welding he has done on this project!
He's fresh back from the Sand box , HIS quote(this ain't nothing,Try welding and shooting at the same time!Thats when it gets dicey)
God bless you and your beautiful family! and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE and sacrifices!!!!!!
Well let's hope for a better week #5 off to body shop and a coat of 383
 
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