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Old January 29th, 2014, 11:05 PM
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AEU2522 conversion. Out with the old.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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AEU2522 conversion. Out with the old. -Jeff
Hey Jeff who's rig is that ? Looks like a nice rig !
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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Hey Jeff who's rig is that ? Looks like a nice rig !
That's our boy Benjy - he hasn't made it too far this year...
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Old February 1st, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Changed the engine oil, filter and topped up the front axle oil.
Created a small oil slick.
Checked oil levels in the rest of the transmission.

It stopped raining for a while
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Old February 1st, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Filling in the 100s of random holes she had:

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Old February 1st, 2014, 05:58 PM
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Went back to the old oem cap (aftermarket is crap) have to order another set.

Oil and filter, topped off tranny
Air filter finally
Realized I was missing a resistor plug and need to get the fan tool this week from Brian to tackle the water pump.
Checked brakes and the rest if the service that was due.
Detail is tomorrow
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:44 PM
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Any tips on how you did this?

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Filling in the 100s of random holes she had
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:51 PM
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TIG was prohibitively expensive. Mix of a sacrificial aluminum body panel, aluminum putty, panel bond and... bondo
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:08 PM
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Was that a common sense mixture or did you follow some sort of measured mixture?
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:20 PM
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LOL. I'll try TIG followed by aluminum putty, but expect to have to use a little bondo too.
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TIG all the way.

It's easy as long as you put backing on the hole.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:23 PM
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I really would have preferred welding but the only action in town was a race shop and they showed their interest in welding the rover by quoting $2k for just the patch work... uh no.

Bill, I'm not doing the work. I'm packing up for a move at the end of the month and decided to do this now before it hits the back burner post move and new job. The guy mentioned the trade name for the aluminum puddy but I can't remember it right now. He showed me a few spots where he was in the process of using it and I couldn't tell it from the surrounding aluminum it was pretty cool.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:23 PM
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Filling in the 100s of random holes she had:
I just picked up an aluminum spool gun for my mig. Will be doing this myself in the next week or two.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:56 PM
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Bill, I'm not doing the work. I'm packing up for a move at the end of the month and decided to do this now before it hits the back burner post move and new job. The guy mentioned the trade name for the aluminum puddy but I can't remember it right now. He showed me a few spots where he was in the process of using it and I couldn't tell it from the surrounding aluminum it was pretty cool.[/QUOTE]

Well, if you get a chance and remember to ask post it up please...might be useful for some of the guys that don't weld. I know I'd like to keep some on the shelf....the whole thing looks pretty good!!
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Old February 1st, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Bill, I'm not doing the work. I'm packing up for a move at the end of the month and decided to do this now before it hits the back burner post move and new job. The guy mentioned the trade name for the aluminum puddy but I can't remember it right now. He showed me a few spots where he was in the process of using it and I couldn't tell it from the surrounding aluminum it was pretty cool.
Well, if you get a chance and remember to ask post it up please...might be useful for some of the guys that don't weld. I know I'd like to keep some on the shelf....the whole thing looks pretty good!![/QUOTE]

Is it Devcon? I have used it before and if done correctly does a nice job.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:55 AM
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It wasn't Devcon but that did come pop up a lot when I was googling trying to figure out the name of this stuff.

I'll swing by this week and see if there are any spots with it still exposed and snap a pic or two of a patch job and the container.
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Alumaweld rod also works if you have a propane torch and some scrap 18 gauge aluminum cut as a backer.

You only need a propane torch and a way to make the surface horizontal to use the alumaweld.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:07 AM
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I imagine after TIG you still need to finish it some before painting.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:34 AM
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Paul did you get your stuff back? Please share your experience with them.
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Dropped a bunch of stuff off to get dipped.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Replaced my front sway bar bushes yesterday. The originals had turned to stone. Very happy with the improvement but now I can't stop thinking about replacing others. I know my rear shock bushes at the top seem too small. Like they've shrunk a little bit.

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