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Old 08-22-2022, 10:11 PM
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Today I pulled out the remaining seats and scrubbed down the inside with simple green.

It's time to get serious on the patch panels. and rust proofing.

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On the "Rustproofing" comment . . .

The floor rusts a lot due to the dash and windshield leaking.
Then the water sits trapped in the old jute sound pads. Rust loves that!

Also the cowl vents.... Be sure to clean those out.

If at all possible, pull the dash and reseal EVERY seam.

I know, I know.. Total pita to do this.
BUT - I couldn't believe how many leak paths I found in the body. YIKES.
I water tested for days and kept finding leaks. Probably missed a few small ones!
But - I feel the Jeep has a fighting chance now to NOT trap water under the carpets and rust again.

I used Eastwood brushable seam sealer.. and seam "caulk"
Not too expensive at all. The rear wheel wells also let a lot of water in.
Went over every weld seam and repair area.

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Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
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Old 08-23-2022, 07:15 PM
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On the "Rustproofing" comment . . .

The floor rusts a lot due to the dash and windshield leaking.
Then the water sits trapped in the old jute sound pads. Rust loves that!

Also the cowl vents.... Be sure to clean those out.

If at all possible, pull the dash and reseal EVERY seam.

I know, I know.. Total pita to do this.
BUT - I couldn't believe how many leak paths I found in the body. YIKES.
I water tested for days and kept finding leaks. Probably missed a few small ones!
But - I feel the Jeep has a fighting chance now to NOT trap water under the carpets and rust again.

I used Eastwood brushable seam sealer.. and seam "caulk"
Not too expensive at all. The rear wheel wells also let a lot of water in.
Went over every weld seam and repair area.

[IMG]http://[/IMG]

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I have been watching your build on this and taking notes. Your sealing job looks so professional.

I do have seam sealer in a tube. The brush on sealer is a great idea too.

After I get things welded up, I will seal them up. Pulling the windshield and removing the dash is the only way to do it right. I do want it water tight. It rains a lot in Oregon! Thanks for the tips.

6 of those clips were headed you way as of Monday morning. You should get them soon.
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Old 08-23-2022, 11:01 PM
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I have been watching your build on this and taking notes. Your sealing job looks so professional.

I do have seam sealer in a tube. The brush on sealer is a great idea too.

After I get things welded up, I will seal them up. Pulling the windshield and removing the dash is the only way to do it right. I do want it water tight. It rains a lot in Oregon! Thanks for the tips.

6 of those clips were headed you way as of Monday morning. You should get them soon.

LOL - "Professional"
I am a one man band in my garage. Literally!

Glad you are taking the sealing situation seriously.
Your work will pay off in the long game!

Thanks for those clips!!
That is a lifesaver!!
Can't find those anywhere !
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 08-23-2022, 11:37 PM
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Take a look at the seams in the cowl too. Mine looked like chimps applied the sealer.
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Old 08-24-2022, 07:06 PM
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Yes make sure water does not get in, but think about giving it a way to get out if it does.

My '81 CJ5 has the drain plugs in the floor, and I will make sure to put some in my '84 GW when I get to that part of the build.

I'm sure when I someday get out and going with it, it will be traversing water up past the bottom of the door jamb a time or two, and like the idea if water gets in it can get out
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:28 PM
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Eastwood sells great products, in my opinion.
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Old 09-16-2022, 08:02 PM
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I finally made some progress on the floor pans. Right now they are fitted and down with self tappers. I also was seeing how some non- stock seats would fit and look. That trans hump is an issue of course. I may go with stock seats.

Here are a few pics.


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Old 09-22-2022, 04:59 PM
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Awesome! Glad you are starting these floors. I know you have been dreading it for some time.
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