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1967 Jeepster Commando Restoration - Reviving the Rust Bucket

Posted in How To on November 1, 2006
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As you can tell, there is a major difference in this Jeep's complexion. Virtually all outer body rust was removed, then the vehicle was sprayed with a metal-etching primer and high-build primer to help with bodywork and prevent future corrosion.

I am really curious how many good Jeeps end up at the wrecking yard because their owners just don't think their old rust buckets can be saved. With a little elbow grease, the right tools, and good-quality paint prep products, there is life after death for an old rig.

At first glance, this old 1960s Jeep looks like it has had it and is ready for the scrap heap. In literally less than an hour and with very little effort, I had the rust completely stripped off this Jeep and had it ready for an etching and high-build primer.

If you asked a hundred different auto body experts, you would probably get a hundred different answers on the best way to do this kind of work. Now I'm not undertaking a full high-dollar frame-off restoration of this Jeep, but I would like to get the vehicle looking somewhat decent, remove all the rust, and protect it from future corrosion.

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