1980 Jeep J10 Honcho restoration

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:18 pm
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Yesterday I received probably the only fresh re-chromed bumper available for my J truck.

It is beautiful! Today I happened on the NOS round head bolts to mount the bumper. They are on the way...

I wish I could report that the blocking and priming is going as well as finding the final parts, but, alas, I am still learning. I feel I am making progress, but baby steps.

Turkey season starts this Saturday so the weekend is shot! LOL
WH
Dad's J10, 1980 J10 Jeep Honcho,
Sport Side
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:46 pm
I found Nos oem bolts to mount it yesterday, they are on the way.

Now if I could just figure out this blocking thing...

I am making headway, I think, on the blocking, but...
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Dad's J10, 1980 J10 Jeep Honcho,
Sport Side
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http://picasaweb.google.com/BBQ.WartHog/JeepJ10Honcho#

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:30 pm
WHSII wrote:............................I want to make it as original as possible. .............................

.................The Jeep was originally painted, with spot welds and seams and even a run or two. I bet they did not know what blocking was on the paint line at AMC in 1980.......................................


WHSII, while blocking out a Bronco hood today, I thought of this post. The Bronco also has spot welds
showing through the outer hood skin (where the inner bracing is attached), that are apparent when sighting
down the side. Just part of the character of these old trucks....

I have a soft sanding sponge that I use to 'block' out panels that are already straight. I just wrap a section
of sandpaper around it and it contours itself to the curves of the panel. If the hard rubber blocks are not
doing the job right, you might try something that's softer....

Super work so far !!! :goodjob:
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Thanks Night Train,

I have been playing with a softer block around the spot welds after blocking the area, it seems to let them show.

I will keep practicing.
WH
Dad's J10, 1980 J10 Jeep Honcho,
Sport Side
Link to build pictures
http://picasaweb.google.com/BBQ.WartHog/JeepJ10Honcho#

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Been working hard on priming, filling and blocking.

The door hinges will just get a scrubbing, the rear fenders still need a light blocking, the door panels which I shot the second coat of primer on today, need a light blocking and possibly a finish sanding... Let me know what you think. ( I know that pictures do not show the real surface)
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Dad's J10, 1980 J10 Jeep Honcho,
Sport Side
Link to build pictures
http://picasaweb.google.com/BBQ.WartHog/JeepJ10Honcho#



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:36 pm
Wow! I just went through your Picsa album. I hope mine turns out half as good as yours, I'll be in good shape. :clap:

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Well I finally have the hood in final primer, worked through the tail gate.
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Blocked, re primed.

Sanded with 400 and scuffed the odd areas and spot welds.

Started on the bed and got 2/3rds of it done, then the weather turned bad...

Then Arther took over (you know Arther, Arthritis) and then my back went out... Getting old is a challenge!

Been trying to accomplish something everyday, been working on cleaning bolts.

One question, once primed, do you use a red scotch bright pad and scuff the bolts before finish?

Most of your projects do not have exposed bolts, but how would you address them if you had them to paint before installation? Any tips on installing them once painted?

Thanks for your help!
WH
Dad's J10, 1980 J10 Jeep Honcho,
Sport Side
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http://picasaweb.google.com/BBQ.WartHog/JeepJ10Honcho#



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:37 pm
personally i would leave the bolts exposed once painted, i don't know of any tool that will let you install them without the paint chipping them. otherwise, if the head is easy to get too. I prep em with fine wire wheel. clean em with wax and grease remover, and spray dtm epoxy or etching primer on them and then will mask the area surrounding the bolts and spray em. but its not easy specially in certain areas. If you want to jazz up any bolt check out http://www.caswellplating.com/ so much fun stuff there to keep you busy for hours. And can do just about anything in small batches how ever you want. Not expensive either imo. :goodjob:
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I would use gray but lightly with red will do.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:13 pm
WHSII wrote:.......Most of your projects do not have exposed bolts, but how would you address them if you had them to paint before installation? Any tips on installing them once painted?

Thanks for your help!

I've replaced the exposed bolts on my Bronco project with stainless steel. No they're not factory
correct, but they sure do look good. :D
BoltDepot is a good supplier for SS bolts and screws.

Great work on the Jeep! :goodjob:
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