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where did the hat channel come from?
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starting from the back right in front of the bumper, go one set of body mounts forward the ones in your wheelwell and thats where the hat channel came from ,
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finally broke out my air board sander tonight and stepped it up form short strand to plastic filler, its gettin there my metal work is ok but my filler skills leave alot to be desired
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Hey i just primed my fixed up tailgate yesterday! lol getting that curve right is a PITA I have about 5-6 total hours on my tailgate. I bought a donor tailgate because i busted out the glass on my 84's tailgate when I fixed the window and got it to lower in order to lower the tail gate. When i lowered it i guess that bar at the bottow of the gate was loose and busted the glass after just fixing the issue with the window lowering i bought the donor tailgate w/glass and two donor doors off a 94' Bronco for $130. I used the upper section from my 84's tailgate to patch the rust on the lower section of my donor tailgate.

Now i need to fix the rear bed section near the tailgate with a patch panel. Is that "hat channel" the piece that's under rear floor where i'm getting ready to patch up next? If so I was looking for the name of that part in order to order a new one! lol thanks on that
here's a pic of where i'm asking the hat channel is located?
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i dont tink you can order that part u have to cut it out of a donor and its not a hat channel i have a pic of it ill get it up later. if you can find one its actually a box, it supports your rear body mounts you should see if you can cut it out of the 94 you were getting parts from
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so here are the pics of that body mout "crossmemeber,brace,hatchannle,..." and with the tail light section for referance
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and this is what i did tonight god i hate body work, still have to put my quarter panel on. dreading that whole process. does any one know if it can be done in a weekend ?
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Here is a link to my body repairs http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/57-78-96-build-forum-builds-only/136707-chop-cut-rebuild.html
I would say that its all going to depend on how far you get into the body to how fast you get it done and what you do to it to keep it from rusting again.

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yeah wish i had my own garage but i have to have it in and out in a weekend, i have no problem spending like 13 hrs a day there to get it done, did that when i welded quick patches in the back so i could use it last summer, but now its time to go for the gusto and dive in, i just checked out your thred you did a good job, wish i lived in the real world so i could get parts a little cheaper but ...
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so it aint much but i had to clean the shop for the workweek ahead but its primed and as finished as i have paitents for
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Are you going to use rust bullet or herculiner on the tub when its done? I used 2 coats RB inside and out, that is some tough paint and worth the money. I also did a herculiner bed inside and 2 coats of ruberized undercoating under the bronco in the fenders and every where I could get it sprayed. I am still wanting to do some body work to it, the rear quarters turned out OK but I am going to take them off and do something different later. The way I see it I dont have giant rust holes or bubbles anymore.

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i checked at the two parts stores here and none of them have por-15 or rust bullet so next time im off island i will have to try to find it. i was planning on sanding some of the primer off where i'm going to weld and and re shoot it with weld through primer so that way its still good in between the panels. im not sure how far i'm gong to go as finishing the tub but i know that theres alot of rot inside the quarter at the back atleast where all the structure is. i'm not very excited about that but its what i have to work with, if i had my own shop i would pull the body off the frame and fix what i have to fix on the frame and then tackle the body while its off. those hat channles would be alot eaiser with the body off the frame, i saw that you replaced the rear most cross member how was that to do any alignment issues after you got it back together, my right inner fender is pretty bad and as you saw in the pics i cut it out of the doner. but... any how
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got my firs coat of paint on the gate tonight, then started pulling apart my inner quarter panel from my donor and got to use my new quick connect for my ir air hammer
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so tonight i started work on the inner quarter from the donor. the support for the rear was mostly rotted out at the bottom so i had to rebuild it. . i cut the rot out and started replacing, i didnt take to many pics of the process but you'll get the idea from the pics
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Got to give props to you guys who put this much effort into rust repair on these more recent broncos. I've got the experience to do the work, but not the patience when I know that I could keep my eyes out and get one without all that rust if I just wait a bit. Sold my first one because of the rust it had...

But... this is one more Bronco that'll be looking good on the road years from now
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UP north here thats all we have is rusted out, so we have to work with it, and i live on an island 36mi out to sea, so its kind hard for me to call someone on craigs list and say can i check out your truck, buy a plane ticket or boat ticket to get off this rock and see if its any good.

but i thank you, and i hope it looks good when i'm done only time will tell
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replace the blower motor no more noise at low speeds yay, also replaced alt. again x2 hope the squeel goes a way, lost ambition tonight
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i know its been a while but been busy at work and such so heres what i did the last two nights or so

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got the tail gate off, roof off almost all the spot welds drilled, and some welding pliers on the quarter so i could drive it home for the night lol. getting as much done before the weekend so i can hopefully get it done in a day or 2 SOOOO much to be done. snapped a few pics. after i got the bumper and tailgate off.
the rust happend with the top on. it was leaking in the cracks at the rain gutter and puddling in the back those were quick patch jobs last summer when i got the bko just to get me on the beach and so my friends would feal some what save not watching the road go by
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