My 72/73 Scout Rebuild

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  1. Daniel Nance

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    JJ, you don’t know that exact dimension of hand do you? I need to get out there soon and brace it up.
     
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    I don’t, and these were chunked at the body shop once it was on the rotisserie. Simple though, I used the holes for the door hinges and striker plates. I just welded feet to flat bar. Simple.


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    You guys can certainly shoot this idea down, but I’ve been thinking about this concept since 1) I have to take tub down to support structure and 2) I have a hard top that has to be reinforced and cut up or else it goes to scrapyard.
    Just a thought....
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    I like to Xbrace the door openings and Xbrace from side2side..and do it in such a manner that the doors can be opened and closed to check gaps and making sure nothing is binding..but you really need the tub leveled and square before you brace it..like mentioned above..on a good frame with new mounts would be best to square it up

    And a 6ft metal break will have a tremendous amount of force on it if you try to do a piece that big...even thin metal..itll take more than 3x3 angle to keep it from flexing...the 5fter we have is made from 1/2"×12" plate...
     
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    I would suggest watching a few vids from this guy. At first I thought he was not serious when I started watching, but he really takes a hands on pragmatic approach to metal body work. His methods are a little unorthodox, but he gets the job done.



    Plenty of Land Cruiser 78 Series have the pop up top as well in many variations. Anything imagined can be done if you really want it bad enough.

    https://www.landcruiserclub.net/community/threads/vdj78r-flip-top-camper-conversion.144590/
     
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    That piece in the video turned out nice. I was skeptical at first, but it really looks nice.
     
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    I was about to order some metal for bracing up doors etc, and found this scrap from my construction site...
    3” square x 20’ stainless square tubing and some 3” x 3” angled stainless.... I’ve been cleared to take home at no charge.
     

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    Spent a few more hours getting out the old sheet metal. My $15 Lennox blade was well worth not having to stop every 5 minutes to change blades. Thanks for the tip on getting a better blade. 01FA1F3A-93CF-4235-8FA9-4A92C79AC55B.jpeg DBCF5EB6-8DE3-478F-9025-9E25CCA2B3D7.jpeg EB2A3254-D865-4933-AD89-F2508FBA766D.jpeg CE8C3654-AE1F-447C-A670-16CD91B8FD99.jpeg
     
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    I used that scrap stainless steel I brought home from the job site and put together the bulk of my attempt of a metal brake. I know it may not work well, but all I have in it are the welding sticks and my time.... if it fails.... oh well. It is 68” in length and the tubing is 1/4 thick 3”x3”. No telling how much it weighs. With a new Lenox blade, the 24 cuts took at least 10 minutes per cut.... I’ll add hinges and handle and post results once I start replacing the sheet metal. D00418BA-758E-4396-962D-B2B2233A2524.jpeg
     
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    Yeah..the Lenox doesnt work so good on thick metal..especially stainless
     
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    Lol, for sure... it had to be better than the harbor freight ones though. I guess the best think would have been a chop saw???? What would you recommend on something like that? I don’t have much else of the heavy stuff to cut at this point.
     
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    The abrasive blades work better on that stuff....bandsaw would be best... chop saw is great as well
     
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    I built a lot of weight equipment back in the early 90’s outta square steel tubing. I cut the steel with metal cutting “discs” in my Milwaukee 7 1/4” circular saw. It cut through them like a hot knife through butter. Stainless might be a little different, but I don’t think too much. Saw has continued to be a bad @ss. It has completed many a projects at home & on rentals and flips. Mark
     
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    More cutting yesterday evening.... going to pull the frame from my donor and look at building a rotisserie for the donor frame and current tub to go on so I can make sure everything is level when reassembling.
     

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    I use a Freud Demon blade in my Bosch circular saw. Cuts mild steel like butter.
     
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    Haven’t posted in a while. I decided to use my cab from the 72 instead of the one I spent all the time taking apart. The reason is that there were multiple places where the metal was warped.
    So, I built a rotisserie out of scrap metal and a spare axle. While it was difficult to move all this alone, I’m glad I’m at a point to now continue metal work, sandblasting, and epoxy primer.
     
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    Daniel,
    I bought an Evolution chop saw on sale and it cuts cast iron, steel and SS with little heat, no sparks or rough edges. It still kinda freaks me out when I watch a carbide tipped blade make contact with whatever I’m cutting. My only gripe is that the stamped steel base is not as rigid as I would like. I’ve had it for 3-4 years now and I’m still on the same blade.
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    That’s awesome still on same blade. I did a lot of cutting today and took my time to see all thy has to be replaced and what I have on the other cab that can be salvaged... pics to follow. I may borrow my friends plasma cutter to finish the rest.
     
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    Started cutting away the bad stuff...
    I might as well go ahead and purchase all new steel parts because there isn’t much there that’s salvageable on the back. Seems like my plan changes each day when I stop working and assess the damage. I guess current plan is to use 4 corner posts and bed supports from the vehicle that caught fire and buy new floors and rear panels. I may be able to fab some inner rear quarters by using the curved portion at the top of the panels and new metal below.

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    Glad to see that you are back at it!

    JJ in TN
     
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