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  • zuki709
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01 tracker refresh
Last winter i found a few holes in the inner rocker. so i made the plans to cut the inner and outer rockers out and weld so rectangular tubing in. so i pulled the seats and carpet out and everything went south fast.
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didn't take a lot of pic, but first i cut out the rockers and fitted in the tubing.
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then welded them in.
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then when i had the floor cut out i found some of the body mounts on the chassis were rotted out.
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so i got some large washers and reamed them out so the rubber body mount passed through.
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then cut the floors out in sections and made new pans and welded them in.

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then i had to make new body mount for the front floor as the old ones were rusted out.

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well my old seats were shot and seeing how i needed to make seat mount for the new floor i put a set of seats out of a ford escape in it. driver side is power and i installed heaters in them to,

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then the rear wheel wells needed attention so cut out the rot and welded in some new metal.
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then i painted all new metal with por-15nd top coated it with bedliner.
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then i said i've went this far so i might as wel photo IMG_3082_zpsy9v0oqjw.jpg" />l paint it.
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in between all of that she got all new links in the back, rear brakes, some chassis repair in the rear, new fuel tank and straps. i need to paint all the doors, fenders and bonnet. i just welded the 4x4 actuator, installed a base pan and the diff back in. i have to put a new rack and tie rods in. still a bit of work left but should be good for a couple more years when its done. 

  • beagle..t
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Re: 01 tracker refresh
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wow lots of welding, but looks like it coming along nice

  • zuki709
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Re: 01 tracker refresh
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Yup lots and lots of welding. I don't tac or stitch weld either. Fully welded both sides, don't think she'll leak if I go in any deep water. Lol

Hoping to have it done this month. Just hard getting time to work on it. Work 6 days a week and a family too, so time is pressed.