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Old 08-24-2008, 07:07 AM
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I have a beverly shear, hand held shears, snips, plasma and all that good stuff you are welcome to use with supervision (beer)...

16ga seems heavy, why not 20~22?

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Old 08-24-2008, 11:05 AM
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16ga seems heavy, why not 20~22?
16 gauge is what the factory used until late 1976, when they went to 18 gauge sheet metal (also coincided with using recycled steel, which is a subject of considerable debate as to whether it rusts faster). After looking at hundreds of rusted 40s over the years, I would say subjectively and anecdotally that the "later" rigs are almost always more rusted than the earlier ones.
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I replaced mine it wasn't too bad. Go for #1 stop it before the back of the rig looks like swiss cheese
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Jeff Zepp - Did you use a sawzall to cut the outer two body mounts (the ones above the tail lights)? They're not exactly accessible if ya know what I mean....
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:46 PM
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Hi Matt,

IIRC, I used the air powered zip wheel (basically a 4" x 1/16" angle grinder) to cut the outer sheet metal, then tried to unbolt the body mount bolts. When they just twisted off, I then used the zip wheel to cut the bolts off, however a sawzall would have worked just as well once the outer skin was cut out of the way. A hot wrench (O-A torch) would have worked too, but mechanical cutting is usually cleaner.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Jeff. I've got the outer sheet metal cut away so that the mounts are exposed, but I can't quite get a tool in there to cut the nut head off. I'm going to try again tomorrow with my Dremel and see if I can get in there and cut the head off.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:36 PM
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Hi Matt, instead of going for the nut, just go for a gap between (whatever's left of) the body mount and the frame cross member (bottom) or sill (top).
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Way to jump in there, Matt! I need to do this same repair. I'll be watching your progress. Do you have a welder?

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That would require planning and forethought. Naw - I'm much better at spontaneous destruction phase....

Jerry's getting me some new body mounts, so I should be able to get that far with the new sill before I have to address the body repair.
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I say just make a bed of duct tape and fill it with bondo! It will be more rubust than what most people do to fix their 40.

Looks great Matt- if you get desperate and need me to tack up some steel for you and or weld in some new stuff, I'd be happy to help. I have a small break at the house too for small parts, mounts, corners... stuff like that.

Save all the old metal, I have found it helps when recreating the peices to fix it.

Have fun, while you are in a chopping mood, I say go for it all!
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