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Nicks 2nd gen 4Runner 1/4r panel install

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: Nicks 2nd gen 4Runner 1/4r panel install Reply with quote

Nick rolled in today for his booked appointment to have his second gen 4Runner 1/4rs installed





got started by pulling the interior out






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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the rest of the interior out , and removed the rear hatch



also removed the drivers flare , and as suspected , it's the same as the passenger side



also , got the rear 1/4r windows removed



ugly job , I wear rubber gloves with cloth gloves over top , soaked in wd40 ..


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and time to take the 1/4rs off .
first is to cut the pillars , then drill all the rest of the spot welds .





looks like I have some more rust to deal with






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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

time for some test fitting
take your time .. this will take some time .. I'm about 3 hours total fitting and removing , a little trim here and there , off and on about 10 times , but you want to do this to fit them correctly









and now I'm happy with the fit ... time to fit the window




and happy with this ... I can now move on the the rust repair



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so now we have a great fit .. time to fix the rust
first I took a couple of measurements of the piece I would need to cut out . then got my sheet metal , drew the lines , and cut it out .. jig saw works great for these small pieces .



Then with the mini bender , you can put an edge on it .. a piece of 2X4 it counter edge will work as well





and although no one will ever see it , I used my bead roller to put the factory type "dimples" in the metal





and now , I can take these pieces , and use them as my template for cutting the rust out



and now tacked in place I can now prep for the POR15 treatment


POR15 done .. to cure overnight





also .. got the "glue tabs " done to cure overnight as well







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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it impresses me with how much rust these trucks can hide.... mine was in even worse shape.. good job so far.. cant wait to see the final product..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so with the long weekend over , and everything cured , time to make the sides permanent .

We use in our shop , and recommend 3M panel bonder #08115 . not cheep , but in my opinion , it is the best + it is the only product that offers a lifetime warrantee



be very liberal with it .. I use a popsicle stick to spread it out , and make sure I cover all bare metal



installed and clamped




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great as usual Slacker. Thats a lot of time and $ however to put into a 4runner that will still be quite rusty even after it has a sweet set of fibreglass quarters. Is the customer planning to refurbish the entire body?
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It is in good shape but as i said...it doesn't work.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep .. he's planning on making Penticton a holiday destination for years to come , like a few other of my customers , and booking his appointments a year in advance Smile

next year we're doing door skins and a rear plate swing out bumper , already booked

If your asking me if it's "worth it or not" ? I can not answer that for you . As I tell all my customers or even potential customers it's up to you .
love is a personal thing .. how much $ you got in your cruiser ? dosnt matter to me , I would never spend any money on a 40 .. it's just not for me .. what you spend , and other people spend , well .. it's usually a love affair , it's a personal thing !

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also .. as I posted on another board ...

I'm posting this so you can see how to do it . it's really not that hard . a couple of his local bodyshops in Calgary quoted him 6K for this job .. our end price , will come in under 1/2 that .. total complete ! YOU could even do it cheeper .. and I'll help ! ( as best I can on the phone or internet)
This is as easy .. or even easier then then welding patch panels , and this option absolutely will not rust ever again .. stronger then the stock steel


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all done , Customer has picked up , paid , and even booked an appointment for next year , for more stuff .. maybe even a 3.4L engine swap ...
enjoy the pics Smile

















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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, very nice work Slacker.
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