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    08-02-2020, 05:49 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    I am slowly catching up to where I am really at with this build. Just giving some small updates when I have a chance. All the work you see has been...
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    07-25-2020, 05:44 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    Wow Henry and thanks for that. At times very frustrated for sure. Been given some wrong advise at times. I don't think it was intentional but it...
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    07-24-2020, 07:13 PM
    For me, I have stripped panels down and left them that way for a few weeks without problems. but they are in a garage that is somewhat climate...
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    07-24-2020, 07:09 PM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    I do not. I am a carpenter by trade, self employed. This is a learn as I go thing. I have no one around me to guide me. I do get some advise from...
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    07-19-2020, 05:58 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    You can see from the picture that the fingers don't line up with the flange. Bought a shrinker and stretcher and started reworking the flange. Very...
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    07-19-2020, 05:45 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    I am not doing this build thread in the order I have worked on the truck but thought it would be fun to do it the way I am. Nice to see you guys...
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    07-12-2020, 06:10 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    Thanks bmarier. I have a washer between the mounting bracket and the tailgate itself. Hopefully that is enough. The goal is to change it enough...
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    07-11-2020, 05:31 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    Once I had the tailgate built I needed to finish off the rear stake pockets. You don't get to see all the experimenting only the final result. This...
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    07-11-2020, 05:19 AM
    Marten replied to a thread Marten's '53 build in Vans and Trucks
    To do the tailgate I started with a vision once again. I wanted something that was simple looking but had some character. Started by cutting some 1...
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About Marten
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Carpenter by trade, self employed. Most of my work is commercial installation services. Always been a hot rod guy. This truck is my first build ever. Learning a lot.
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Kemptville, Ontario
Interests:
curling, hot rods, anything racing
Occupation:
carpenter

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