Slat Grill 106163

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:58 am

The left body to frame support mount needed to be removed to replace the sheet metal.

First the ‘easy’ repair of the corner.
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Needed to take the position of the corner grab handle holes before cutting out the pieces.
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Than I cut out the old pieces including the body mount, welded the tail light support on and spot welded the new piece in place. I’ve chosen not to go for a trailer socket as it wasn’t there from the factory. Maybe I will regret this in the future as I do have some trailers waiting for restoration as well.
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:07 pm

Next job is to weld both pieces in place and grind welds (as) flat (as possible).

Bubba drilled a 1/2” or so hole through the second L which I didn’t want to keep as a ‘souvenir’. So I welded and ground that to the best of my skills 🤪.
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:27 pm

As I wasn’t very satisfied with the results of the back panel so far I decided it was time for some distraction.
The right fender needed a new reinforcement and patch panel. The original air deflector was still on, so I took some pictures of the remainder of some horse hair. Original? Maybe.
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by 70th Division » Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:45 pm

Jos wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:07 pm
Next job is to weld both pieces in place and grind welds (as) flat (as possible).

Bubba drilled a 1/2” or so hole through the second L which I didn’t want to keep as a ‘souvenir’. So I welded and ground that to the best of my skills 🤪.

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Cheers, Jos
Well Done Jos !!!
That is excellent work, looks great !!

As these areas are repaired, soon you will have it all repaired !!

The fender repair will be great, I love seeing this work , saving the original parts !!

Keep up your great work, and keep us posted !!



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Ray

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by David » Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:52 am

Great work, I had the hole for the trailer socket in my slat too, made by drilling a few holes and cutting the rest out with a chisel by the looks of it. I opted to keep it as it's an original military modification and part of the jeep's history. I also uncovered welded-shut holes for the Tombstone BODL on the fender, another original field mod that I also put back.


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