Always assume the best 
The welder I got off Craigslist wasn't working right. Ordered a new one on the 13th. I was thinking ill of the company that it hadn't arrived yet but when I checked the tracking at UPS, it showed train derailment on the 17th! I guess that is a good enough excuse!

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Scalped Willys 
Went to George The Jeep and bought a roof from a 50's Willys Wagon from him, since my roof will need to be extended. Added bonus is about an inch and a half extra headroom in the old rounded roof compared to current. Cut it off and hauled it back home yesterday.

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Stripping the rear 
Rear doors, bumper, exhaust system and gas tank removed.

What else can I whack?

I don't have a workshop really, so it is tarp it up each night when done for the Washington State rain.

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Rear end stripped out 

I have the rear seats, wood floor strips and windows out. Tackling rust now. The worst areas are the back splash plate, fender panels, and front panel all around the windshield. Someone had lots of Bondo making it look pretty good, but it is pretty eaten up.

December in Port Angeles is pretty cold and wet, so progess is slower than hoped.... Grinding paint and rust off.... Later I'll be cutting out bad sections. Bought a welder and have to learn how to use that!

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