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    i'm gonna stay away from the unimog for the time being lol...i think i'll get my feet wet on a multi-use platform first
    ya, i've no doubt got a lot to learn...but it looks like i came to a place with a bunch of good guys who have a shytload of grey-matter they're willing to let me pick away at (activate zombie voice: "mmmmmm, brains"..disactivate)

    i checked out the 2x6 (also saw 2x4) rocker mod, cuz it's looking to be my first "fix" the way things are looking and like what i see, makes me a little less leery of the issue. also checked out a couple of floor pan swaps just in case

    anyway, just wanted to re-itterate, thanx for being here guys!!! you've been a ton of help

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    X3 on finding one with as little rust as possible. I got a 2door 98 auto last year with the intention of doing the 2x6 rockers and have yet to find the time, place, and somebody to actually teach me to weld. Last night I had to run a new brake line due to rust, and over the past year I've replaced just about everything. If I started with a better base, I would be way farther ahead. Now my rocker rust is so bad I'm thinking it might be too far gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_ang View Post
    X3 on finding one with as little rust as possible. I got a 2door 98 auto last year with the intention of doing the 2x6 rockers and have yet to find the time, place, and somebody to actually teach me to weld. Last night I had to run a new brake line due to rust, and over the past year I've replaced just about everything. If I started with a better base, I would be way farther ahead. Now my rocker rust is so bad I'm thinking it might be too far gone.
    If i get stuck with one i need to do it on i'll give you a shout. I've got the welder and the garage (worse case we use core in the driveway), and a guy from here at work can give us both a quick beginners course I've done some stick and brazing from when i was doing tranny's but never messed with mig yet

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    Well, looks like i may have scored one Deal should close this weekend if all goes well
    it's an '01 and i know i'll be looking to switch out some of the less desirable parts, but i decided to drive my new Ram during the winter and i'll see what i can get done on this interim (good thing there's lot of overtime in my future)

    will pop up some pics asap

    thanx again guys for all your help

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    wash out, onto the next

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    so i scored this li'l lady a few days ago... '99 (unsure yet if it's an early or late version)
    a little surface rust on the back bumper, but the floors and rockers look mint and feel solid, roof'll get a liner spray (a little paint flakeage goin' on there)
    but she runs like shyt and the exhaust is a wash...blowing serious blue smoke so i'm sure she'll need some motor work
    not sure what codes she's throwing yet, not much light (or life) left after 16 hour shifts lol. hopefully i'll get a chance to check things out better next weekend

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    Looks good. Congrats.

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    Ontario plate, clean rockers. Do my eyes deceive me??

    Nice score! Sounds like you've got a compression test to run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCO6 View Post
    Looks good. Congrats.
    thanx

    Quote Originally Posted by salad View Post
    Ontario plate, clean rockers. Do my eyes deceive me??

    Nice score! Sounds like you've got a compression test to run!
    me 'n motors don't mix, time to spend some $$$$ lol....being so shell clean it's worth investing in
    i'll find out what the rest of the drive-line is, maybe find a strong boned donor

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    Yup m y 2000 xj crapped out @150k.Put in a reman 4L all is good for now

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