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Naugha
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: M38 : OK, Boomer Reply with quote

Never drive from Central Florida to Central Texas and back without sleep to pick up a jeep you have never seen except in pics. Anyway. Here we go.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zFH2xYuYyeJE7KcV7
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My first issue for questions on the Tech. Knowledge Base Forum concerns the engine that came in this jeep. See TKB.... ‘Scored Cylinder Sleeves’
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body looks good from the photos. Way better than my m38 body.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the pictures looks like a good project, the body doesn't seem to be ate up with rust.
As to your first question
See TKB.... ‘Scored Cylinder Sleeves’
I don't know what TKB stand for.
I am assuming some one told you the cylinders were scored since you didn't give us any info about why you asked the question,
seems to me that that question will have to be one to be answered by a machine shop after evaluating the block.
Good luck with your project.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rgmutchler wrote:

I don't know what TKB stand for.


The technical knowledge board
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone. I have been working on the jeep since Feb. of this year. Unlike April and the ‘Top Dogs’ I have no background in mechanics (except a couple of physics classes) but this site has everything needed to see the basic tasks ahead. Lurking, reading and looking at the ocean of M38 pics helps to at least understand what needs to be done. Skills are harder to come by.

As the jeep starts to re-emerge from a pile of dismantled parts I will use the Technical Knowledge Base forum to drill deeper into the restoration steps.

Don Alvarez
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I am a boomer in central Florida and I found mine 3 miles away,I will leave the cross country trips to you youngsters.[/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:11 pm    Post subject: Body Work Reply with quote

I will create links that follow the progress of each major part of the rebuild.

Body Work
https://photos.app.goo.gl/38NFhPLfd3tHkCW89
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Body Work Reply with quote

Naugha wrote:
I will create links that follow the progress of each major part of the rebuild. Pics will be added to each album as new things happen.

Body Work
https://photos.app.goo.gl/38NFhPLfd3tHkCW89

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Body Work Reply with quote

Naugha wrote:
Naugha wrote:
I will create links that follow the progress of each major part of the rebuild. Pics will be added to each album as new things happen.

Body Work
https://photos.app.goo.gl/38NFhPLfd3tHkCW89


Body looks real solid! Great starting place. What are you using to fill the body?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Body Work Reply with quote

[/quote]Body looks real solid! Great starting place. What are you using to fill the body?[/quote]

Hand stripped (chemical/sanding) everything but the tub. Had a local ‘media blaster’ do the body inside & out. Money well spent.

Unneeded Bubba Holes got a nail or carriage bolt inserted from the back, shaft held with pliers from front, spot weld with MIG, grind flat and surface touch up with JB weld. Yeah, some folks advise against the stuff for filler but on small spots and to smooth out my bad butt welds it works for me.

Be sure to clean the nail and hole edge (both sides if possible) to bare metal.
Remove any galvanized or chrome plating on the nail/ carriage bolt.

I used a HF body work hammer/dolly kit to flatten dents.
Soon I will use one of the standard ‘bondo’ fillers. We shall see.

As these things go, the body was in pretty good shape. Had to replace the front hat channels and patch a section of the passenger side floor. Several small rusted sections were patched (18g SM).

I have never done any welding or bodywork before .... challenging stuff.
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