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I was the same way the last year. Looking at you photo, I wonder if it wasn’t acut ally a case of hiding the rust with Bondo? Jeep puts a ton of seam sealer on that spot from the factory all around the roll bar base and that entire corner. It looks and sands/grinds off similar to bondo…not sure if that would make you feel any better if maybe the previous owner didn’t try to deceive you. You can see some of the remnants of seam sealer on my roll bar attachment plate in the above photos.
Now to go slap some Bondo on my rockers…
Thanks, means a lot! You made my night.Love this thread! Read with total anticipation and was heartbroken when you were considering throwing in the towel. Glad to see you didn’t, I wish I had 1/4 of your ability. Never touched a welder in my life.
I absolutely love threads like this. Keep it up and let me continue to live vicariously through you in this thread.
I meant to reply specifically to this earlier but thank you! You are absolutely right - tedious and not fun. Worst of all, the results will never be as you imagine in your head. I greatly appreciate the encouragement and it means a lot.You did a good job on the first side. Rust repair is tedious and not the most fun but you can get it done.
No problem we all get a little burned out sometimes. My wife is a good supporter too but I think if I had been making her park outside since September she would be getting a little annoyed with me by now.I meant to reply specifically to this earlier but thank you! You are absolutely right - tedious and not fun. Worst of all, the results will never be as you imagine in your head. I greatly appreciate the encouragement and it means a lot.
On a funny side note, my wife's BMW convertible is outside in a snow storm right now and has been since I started the Jeep rust repair project. So she is a good supporter too.
Looking good buddy hang in there !
Appreciate it guys! Yoda - hope this thread helps. There are many ways to skin this cat so I look forward to seeing how you do it.Nice work! This is going to be my life shortly as I'll be doing the same thing!