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1977 Scout II body rebuild

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Jrc55

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I knew you could fix that fender,wish I had a picture of it before I started on it.looking good,cant wait till its painted.
Oh, you pounded that out? You did a pretty good job actually. I thought that was strange. Most people do not do that well with body damage lol! It's starting to fit the front valance and we'll get her smooth as glass hopefully!
 

Jeff Jamison

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I was going to use that fender,worked on it for awhile,then stumbled across an nos one I forgot I had.I was worried about the slit in it.
 

Jrc55

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I was going to use that fender,worked on it for awhile,then stumbled across an nos one I forgot I had.I was worried about the slit in it.
It hammered closed, so I'll run a TIG bead, hammer that, and she'll be as good as new.
 

Jrc55

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Been plugging away a little here and there. There was a pretty big crease in this tailgate, maybe 3/8" deep, otherwise it's rust free. Just some picture steps I took to remove it...
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Jrc55

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Thanks guys. I pretty much have an open shop policy to try and encourage local folk in the town. The town is kind of depressed. There's an old body guy that has been coming around lately. He's down on his luck but has a great eye for things. He'll immediately point out imperfections when others don't want to hurt my feelings. He suggested the washer trick. At first I thought it was kind of hack, but for 16 gauge or tanks like Chris mentioned, it can be a huge help.

You still need rear panel access to perfect it a large area
 

RinTX

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I just went through your entire thread. Man you do some awesome work!
Very inspirational!
Keep sharing all these tips and tricks. Thank you.
 

Jrc55

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Thanks Rin, I really appreciate that.

I had gotten burned out, especially since the windshield frame was next, so I took a couple of months off.

I fixed up a mini Cooper as a daily driver, sold a bunch of stuff, almost bought a Scout 80, and then almost a 68 Land Rover. That's what happens when I start to lose focus. Thankfully I didn't get any more projects to post pone this scout.

Plus the weather has been too great to be stuck in the shop!

Anyways, here's my attempt at repairing the much much dreaded, stamped inner structure of the windshield frame. The passenger side was perfect, but the driver side was pitted beyond repair. I thought it would be impossible, but it went quite smoothly...

Using a paper template, I did this much in one piece in 16 gauge...
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Here's the old pitted piece. This gets tricky. Once you cut everything apart, fitting it to the outer panel, and scout are paramount!
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Had to add additional cuts to fine tune the fit...
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I used this frame(which I am not using on my build) as a jig
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I didn't go crazy on the metal work since you won't really see it. I media blasted it and will epoxy prime the entire panel. The repaired section is closest to the camera
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Jrc55

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Thank you! I have lots of catching up to do on the forum. You're probably all done!
 

Jrc55

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Thank you! I have lots of catching up to do on the forum. You're probably all done!
 

Jeff Jamison

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I was just wondering where you have been,just glad you are using some of my old parts for patterns.Looking real good.
 
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