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    I am really praying this is fixable...

    I am really praying this is fixable...
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    I think the only spot welds are on the end. The...

    I think the only spot welds are on the end. The rest of the metal support I think may be glued on because it is not coming off. I am being overly cautious so I don't do any more damage to it. I'm not...
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    Here's a picture of the inner fender where it...

    Here's a picture of the inner fender where it bolts onto the truck. I'm going have to match this layout but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do this. How do I make the indents? I'm picking...
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    Thanks again everyone. bmarler, this is my first...

    Thanks again everyone. bmarler, this is my first attempt but been around construction and building my whole life so hopefully, that will help me somewhat.
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    Thanks! What's the best way to break the spot...

    Thanks! What's the best way to break the spot welds?
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    Len, on the 3rd picture I posted (inside of...

    Len, on the 3rd picture I posted (inside of fender) there's the piece of metal that I will have to cut that is separate from the fender, it's been spot welded on. It's only around 2" wide. Should I...
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    Inside shot

    Inside shot
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    Another picture.

    Another picture.
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    Thanks guys, here's pictures of it. Thanks for...

    Thanks guys, here's pictures of it. Thanks for the instructions on how to download it, I was doing it yesterday but for some reason it was not downloading.
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    After getting blasted, then hit it with epoxy...

    After getting blasted, then hit it with epoxy primer?
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    questions on a rusting fender

    I'm starting Bodyshop 101 in my garage with my 68 IH pickup truck. My first "challenge" is the front fenders. I tried to post pictures but I must be doing something wrong, but please advise me what I...
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    Sand blasting the frame questions

    I have a 68 IH pickup that I'm stripping down to the frame and going to have it sand blasted. The shop that's going to do it says they'll do it for $200. Is that a fair price? Also, this truck has a...
  13. Thread: Socket sets

    by IHJoe
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    I called my mechanic tonight and asked him what...

    I called my mechanic tonight and asked him what brand of sockets/tools he uses and he highly recommended Tekton. I bought 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2" set.
  14. Thread: Socket sets

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    I'm looking for deep and shallow chrome, 6 and 12...

    I'm looking for deep and shallow chrome, 6 and 12 point in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2" drives, both SAE and Metric. Snap On is way out of my league as well as S & K, both very good sockets but too much money...
  15. Thread: Socket sets

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    Socket sets

    I am wanting to get a new socket set because my Sears Craftsman which I've had for 40 years has a lot of pieces missing and I think it's time to upgrade. I'm looking at the DeWalt 75049 which is 192...
  16. Thread: Socket organizer

    by IHJoe
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    Socket organizer

    I just bought a Harbor Freight 5-drawer tool cart and was wanting to place all my sockets on the top (under the door lid). I have 6 point and 12 point sockets. Can someone tell me what is a good...
  17. Getting ready to work on my instrument panel

    I have a 68 IH pickup that I'm doing a complete frame off (I know, I'm crazy). I took the instrument panel out and removed all the gauges and I'm thinking of dipping/soaking my panel in Evapo Rust. I...
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    Thanks Ron but why Zero Rust?

    Thanks Ron but why Zero Rust?
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    Question on rusty floorpans

    I have surface rust on my floor pans that I'm going to grind with a wire wheel and paint it with SPI epoxy. Do you think I should paint all of the floor pans and under the seat even though it has...
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    Thanks everyone. I've decided to swap this cab...

    Thanks everyone. I've decided to swap this cab out for another one. I'm in the market for a 68 IH cab if you know of anyone. Thanks.
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    Is my cab salvagable?

    I finally found a truck I've always wanting, 1968 IH 3/4 stepside, even has the 4x4. The problem is that it has a lot of rust. The floor pans are worthless from the firewall to the back of the cab....
  22. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Thanks you all. I'm getting a welder to do floor...

    Thanks you all. I'm getting a welder to do floor pans and weld in cut out places from rust on my 68 F250. And after that, unless my wife doesn't make me sell it, I have a 68 IH Travelall I'm wanting...
  23. Thread: MIG Welder

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    I went to Tractor Supply yesterday and really...

    I went to Tractor Supply yesterday and really liked their Hobert Handler 190. I think this may be the one I'm going to get, I think it was around $750
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    I found a used Lincoln Power MiG 180C for sale...

    I found a used Lincoln Power MiG 180C for sale that includes the cart. $850
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    What about a Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG...

    What about a Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder?
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    Thank you all. I live in Kansas, just west of KC.

    Thank you all. I live in Kansas, just west of KC.
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    Yes, MIG welder not a flux core. But which one? I...

    Yes, MIG welder not a flux core. But which one? I know you get what you pay for but I have 3 kids in college and another getting ready to go! :)
  28. Thread: MIG Welder

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    MIG Welder

    I'm going to get a MIG and was wondering if there is one that is good but cheap (if there is such a thing). I'm looking at spending around $200-300, any help would be appreciated.
  29. Thread: Thank You!

    by IHJoe
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    Great work Doug!! I would also like to thank all...

    Great work Doug!! I would also like to thank all those who contribute their time and expertise to helping the rest of us. You all are really appreciated.
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    Thanks Henry, appreciate everything you said.

    Thanks Henry, appreciate everything you said.
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    Have you all heard of "Classic Car Restoration...

    Have you all heard of "Classic Car Restoration Club?" It has a membership fee that isn't very much and from what I can tell, is very informative on body and mechanical work.
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    Thank you for the great advice.

    Thank you for the great advice.
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    Step by step instructions?

    I'm looking at getting more into body work and painting as the warmer weather arrives and really wanting to learn this. I'm looking in doing this more full time once I retire so I'm taking "baby...
  34. Thread: 1968 Ford f250

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    Thanks Len, I knew I was getting ahead of myself

    Thanks Len, I knew I was getting ahead of myself
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    1968 Ford f250

    I have a 68 F250 I've been fixing up for about a year now. I couldn't do anything with her during the winter because I didn't have a place. I did keep it in the carport though. Last year I took the...
  36. Thread: Letter decals

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    Letter decals

    I've been working on my 68 f250 and sanded the tailgate and shot it with epoxy primer. I then taped around the F O R D lettering on the tailgate and shot it with a different color. The mistake(s) I...
  37. Nice work Ronf

    Nice work Ronf
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    Getting rusty bolts/nuts off

    I have the West Coast Style Mirrors on my 68 F250. The chrome acorn nuts are used for mounting and attaching. The chrome has rust all over it and wanted to replace them all but having a very...
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    I took the LMC fender off and worked with the old...

    I took the LMC fender off and worked with the old original today. After wrestling with it for awhile, I got it so that I'm satisfied with it. As you can see, the rust was the reason why I wanted it...
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    I'm thinking if I loosen the bolts to my door...

    I'm thinking if I loosen the bolts to my door hinge I can adjust the gap between door/fender? I'm going try it tomorrow.
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    Thanks Len, unfortunately, it is not a CAPA...

    Thanks Len, unfortunately, it is not a CAPA fender. It is sooo close to lining up but its not there yet. This is the first time I've done this so it is all new to me but I appreciate all the help....
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    Ok, here are some pictures. I hope they help. I...

    Ok, here are some pictures. I hope they help. I didn't take off the inner fender.
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    Thanks bmarler, I'm going to have to get some...

    Thanks bmarler, I'm going to have to get some shims for this. Since its sloping down what if I were to loosen the 4 bolts for the inner fender that's bolted to the firewall and shim it so that its...
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    Thanks Ronf for the great advice, really...

    Thanks Ronf for the great advice, really appreciate it. The original fender that was damaged got hit by a "roll away trailer" (long story) as it was leaning again the garage unbolted from the truck....
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    i forgot to mention that I'm having troubles...

    i forgot to mention that I'm having troubles installing even the original fender that was still good. The new and the original fenders are having gap issues and sloping forward.
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    Help with lining fender with door

    I have a 68 F250 that I had disassembled and had mead blasted and shot with epoxy primer. I'm now putting it all back together. My problem is with my fender install. I rolled the dice and bought a...
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