I received my transfer case gasket set and replacement axle nut(s) from QTM Parts today. I’m trying to get all the parts I need together before I pull the transmission and transfer case to change the clutch – might as well seal everything up and clean/paint them while they’re out of the vehicle! Funny thing though – he sent me 2 axle nuts even though I only ordered one! The problem? They don’t fit! I don’t think I hit the axle when I was trying to get the drum off, so I don’t think the threads are messed up.
I continued working on the body today. I sanded down the rest of the driver side of the cowl and massaged the other dent before spraying a heavy coat of primer on that side. Then I moved over to the other half of the cowl. I spread a little bit of glazing putty on the previous bondo job and sanded it down when it dried. When everything looked pretty good, I sprayed a heavy coat of primer on that side.
After I finished with the cowl, I moved on to the passenger side toolbox area. I sanded that down and applied another coat of Bondo to smooth it out more.
While that was curing, I sanded down the rest of the tub in a cross hatch pattern with 80 grit paper. I only found one other place that needed some glazing putty.
When the Bondo was cured, I knocked the high spots down with some 50 grit, then sanded with 80 grit DA, then hand sanded smooth with 80 grit. Then I sprayed a heavy coat of primer (no pic).
Lastly, I used my angle die grinder with 50 grit twist loc discs to remove everything down to the original OD on the passenger side wheel well. I hand sanded with 60 grit to smooth it a little more before I sprayed a heavy coat of primer. I’ve been dreading stripping the inside of the tub – got get started on it sometime!
I ordered some primer catalyst from O’Reilly yesterday. It is supposed to be here today, so I will go pick it up in the morning along with some more sanding discs. My plan for tomorrow is to spray the whole Jeep with a heavy coat of 2K primer tomorrow and to work on the hood. Once I get that done, I will get back to work on the inside of the tub. Hopefully I can knock that out tomorrow too!