Thursday, August 15, 2019
Body Off to the Races
Some buddies of mine from the Land Cruiser Club swung by last night to help me get the tub on the trailer and it is off the media blaster today!
I am doing this so I can inspect the entire tub and get all the rot out. I am fairly certain the known areas are the only areas, but I don't want any surprises down the road. Here's the known areas...
Outer door rockers on both sides
The frame will come home today too. I got a sneak peak of the work and I am pleased. I know any rot has been blown away by the media blaster and will not spread. The powder will help protect the frame from exposure to water, salt, and other corrosive elements.
Sadly one of the worst rot spots are on the rear cross member and quite visible.
Fortunately it sits behind light brackets when fully assembled, so it won't be an issue.
I test fitted the old Rock Crusher aluminum wheels on the freshly rebuilt axle assemblies and they fit! I sent them off for powder too.
Next Up: Axles, springs, and other things get bolted onto the frame.