Grand Willys Project

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Your attention to detail is always inspirational GJ

I have never seen that kind of ply board before - looks perfect for your tray.

Question: Surely the open ends of the stainless strips would make your antennae twitch?

Thanks for posting

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Amazing work there Marcus.

I have always thought that Jeep has "presence" - it really screams HERE I AM!.
The paint finish and colour only go to enhance that presence.
When finished and on show it will be one of those vehicles you just can't walk past. It commands attention!
( and then the more you look, the more you see).
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turns wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:24 am Your attention to detail is always inspirational GJ

I have never seen that kind of ply board before - looks perfect for your tray.

Question: Surely the open ends of the stainless strips would make your antennae twitch?

Thanks for posting

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Many thanks mate. :)
Can't see the ends unless the tailgate is down. ;)
Come in different sizes and thicknesses.
https://www.plyonline.com.au/search?typ ... duct_type=
This product is also sold as Crocply.
https://www.australply.com.au/austral-crocply
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jeffa wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:16 pm Amazing work there Marcus.

I have always thought that Jeep has "presence" - it really screams HERE I AM!.
The paint finish and colour only go to enhance that presence.
When finished and on show it will be one of those vehicles you just can't walk past. It commands attention!
( and then the more you look, the more you see).
Wow, thank you!
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In case you want to hear me babble about it even more.
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The Phenolic board is basically what he base of meter boxes are made of. They used to have an asbestos content but the phenolic solved that.

I hope you were wearing all your PPE as that stuff is highly carcinogenic.

I used in as heat insulation on my supercharged 1UZ I built.

It looks great and will work well. it can scratch but needs abuse to do so.
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No PPE at all! Had no idea and wasn't mentioned when I looked up what to cut it with. :(

Hoping I will be alright as only short term exposure and answers here swing both ways as to its toxicity.
https://www.quora.com/Is-phenolic-resin-toxic
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That looks amazing

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Marcus, Don't worry ot takes long exposure to do any damage.

My late Father was a Sparky and he always warned me about both types of meter board material.

Ironically he died of cancer.
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We have not long had our front and back veranda's replaced with this same product, we were not told of any health risks and none of the builders wore any masks when cutting it so I would not be surprised if there is a big stink down the track over it, the same as the imitation granite kitchen bench tops that Bunnings used to sell.
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Thanks for the reassurance. :)
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It's coming home!!
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Off to pick up the cab and drop off the hard tonneau. It was too big to fit on the roof rack so into the hire trailer it goes. I had already taken all the other bed parts and the two sides on the roof of the Jeep earlier in the week.

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At the painters I found the cab all ready to be loaded onto the trailer.

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First time I had seen it since the cut and polish had been done. Looking really good in the autumn sunshine.

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A group of the workers picked up the cab trolley and all and we sat it on the trailer. It is held down with the straps and the cable winch to hopefully stop it moving.

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Got it home safely and it drew plenty of stares on the way home. It is less than 7km, away so a quick trip.

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Doesn't look like it, but getting the trailer through my gates is not easy as cannot line up straight with them and they are only a couple of inches wider. No one to help guide me either and I block the traffic while doing it.

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Looked like I would have enough clearance to fit under the carport. I was pushing the cab along from the front by myself.

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Well it suddenly didn't move anymore as it had jammed under the first beam!!! My heart sank.

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Pulled the cab back with my guts all twisted up wondering what damage I may have caused. Fortunately none!

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Went inside and had a sit down wondering how to solve the problem. As the rear axle was already past the low beam, I figured taking off the front set was a quick way to drop it down some more.

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That got me to the halfway point only though. Thought about letting air out of the rear tyres to get more clearance.

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But taking the jack out from under the A frame and lowering it to the ground the last little bit got it past the beam with only a few millimetres to spare.

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Got to enjoy the look of how the two sizes of gold pearl, silver metallic and the xirallic in the olive paint reacts in the setting sun while I wait for my wife Lisa to get home from work to help me unload.
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:shock: :shock: wow!!! Those photos are giving me anxiety!

But wow, that cab looks amazing!!! 8)
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You must be a very happy man.

Lucky escape on the beam. I hope that's last Drama you have.
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My heart sunk just reading that the cab hit the beam, I can't imagine how you felt.
The cab looks amazing Marcus, reward for all your long hours of metal magic and creativity.
Time to get busy with some final assembly.
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