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    Love the colour. Red and chrome look so good...

    Love the colour. Red and chrome look so good together.
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    I stripped my whole truck using stripper discs as...

    I stripped my whole truck using stripper discs as well. Different brand but same results. No heat so no distortion of the metal.
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    It was not them, there huge and I would have a...

    It was not them, there huge and I would have a tranny on the ground as I would need to shear the bolts off as well. I didn't quite understand what alignment pins the garage was referring to, torque...
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    Salvageable, yes. You would need to find...

    Salvageable, yes. You would need to find replacement parts. And welding will become a new favorite task for sure. Could you take cabs from other years and cut them in? Or take the parts that make...
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    Thanks Henry, I hope the border opens up again...

    Thanks Henry, I hope the border opens up again some day and I can get over. Hoping some of you guys live close by and we can get together for a beverage or 3. Would love to meet you kind people. ...
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    I hope you got some pictures. Love reading about...

    I hope you got some pictures. Love reading about your experience.
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    WOW!!!!! That looks awesome.

    WOW!!!!! That looks awesome.
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    So even though I am older, I am trying to stay in...

    So even though I am older, I am trying to stay in tough with the younger people. thought I would try and do a you tube video of my truck and where she stands today. Need to do a couple of things...
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    Perhaps late to the party. I know very little to...

    Perhaps late to the party. I know very little to nothing about paint yet. But I to have been misled by people that "know" what they are doing. it happens, you want to trust people, that is...
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    any pictures.?

    any pictures.?
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    Not 100% happy with the way the boards met here...

    Not 100% happy with the way the boards met here at the front and back. It will stay that way for now. I will come up with a plan this winter. The idea is to have it look as one. I didn't want to...
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    Another view. 31803 From there I welded in some...

    Another view.
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    From there I welded in some vertical pieces to close the gap between the boards and the truck.
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    And mounted to the truck. 31805
    A couple of close ups
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    With all the reworking going on and a constant...

    With all the reworking going on and a constant desire to learn more, try something different, etc. a plan was hatched to build my own running boards. that and the fact that the fiberglass ones don't...
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    No advise here from me on doing the work. But...

    No advise here from me on doing the work. But that looks like a 53-56 F100 hood. Can we see more pictures. Love the colour.
  15. Good for you. Always fun when a plan comes...

    Good for you. Always fun when a plan comes together. And learning something along the way is awesome. At least for me it is. Good work.
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    Boat, lol. Ya had an 18 footer with a 150 hp on...

    Boat, lol. Ya had an 18 footer with a 150 hp on it for a couple of years.
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    I had fun with it, but could not get the kids into it at the time.
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    Thanks bmarler, Henry and S-C I love your...

    Thanks bmarler, Henry and S-C
    I love your enthusiasm for what I am doing. you guys are way more responsive than the two other web sites I post on. I wish you guys live closer, I'd have you over...
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    Thanks Len that cap is for the gas filler. I...

    Thanks Len
    that cap is for the gas filler. I went with an under the box tank, thereby putting the filler neck in the box.
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    Got the clear finish on my bed wood. 5 coats of...

    Got the clear finish on my bed wood. 5 coats of spar urathane, thinned about 30%. Applied 4 coats with a cotton rag, sanded lightly only to remove dust nibs, then a final coat. Really smooth. ...
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    I think I should spend some time with Len in his...

    I think I should spend some time with Len in his shop. Bet I could learn a lot.:?
  21. Thread: Paint Prep

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    When sanding, look after yourself. Wear a dust...

    When sanding, look after yourself. Wear a dust mask, no wear a very good dust mask. That stuff doesn't come out of your lungs easily. Eye and ear protection as well. those parts are not...
  22. Thread: what to do

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    Thanks Ronf, you and Len are correct, there were...

    Thanks Ronf, you and Len are correct, there were some holes. That got fixed up but good eyes and thanks for saying something, this is all so new to me. I used Dominion Sure Seal weld through...
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    So I took some weld through primer, sprayed my...

    So I took some weld through primer, sprayed my parts and welded them onto the truck box frame. I need some welding practice, but that is not what I want to talk about. Here are a couple of...
  24. Thread: what to do

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    what to do

    Because of an unforseen situation on my box, I need to weld in some extra brackets as shown in the picture. The box is in epoxy primer. Should I use some epoxy primer on the brackets and then weld...
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    I seen one and talked to the body guy that was...

    I seen one and talked to the body guy that was working on it. Now I am by no means an expert or anything when it comes to metal. so take what you like from what I say. The panels are held together...
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    Thanks Henry. The seats come out of a '90's (I...

    Thanks Henry.
    The seats come out of a '90's (I think) Monte Carlo SS. Wandered a pick and pull yard looking for something. Was thinking Dakota seats but any that were there were junk. Started...
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    Because the site only lets me do 5 pics at a time...

    Because the site only lets me do 5 pics at a time I have one more thing of success. With the help of my brother via phone calls I got my interior lights to work. This part of the electrical is...
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    Been a while since my last update. The struggle...

    Been a while since my last update. The struggle bus showed up and has taken me on quite a ride. The hood hinges I have, have not worked well. Finally decided to go with a forward tilt hood after a...
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    Those wedge anchors are amazing. I use them at...

    Those wedge anchors are amazing. I use them at work on a regular bases. Watch your floor depth as you don't want to drill through the slab. Most floors are only 4" thick. Once secure in place you...
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    This is so cool. You never know how you will...

    This is so cool. You never know how you will change someone's life.
    Take this any way you want, someone once told me that "I may be the only bible someone ever reads" I try to keep that in mind...
  31. Thread: Bare metal?

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    what is the environment in the garage? I have...

    what is the environment in the garage? I have left my truck for weeks in bare metal with no problem.
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    Thanks Ronf. I get such a kick when someone says...

    Thanks Ronf. I get such a kick when someone says they find it hard to believe I have no previous experience. Makes me feel really good. It is true. I have always worked with my hands so the...
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    Thanks guys. Yes I wanted to know the final step...

    Thanks guys. Yes I wanted to know the final step but...I like the way you explained how you made the dash as well. I to love the look of changing something but it blends in so well that most people...
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    Question, On the last picture how did you finish...

    Question, On the last picture how did you finish the transition to go from the flat gauge panel to the original dash? I would like to do that with my truck as well. I see you started with some spot...
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    Your truck look great. Must have been a great...

    Your truck look great. Must have been a great feeling to take it out for a drive for the first time. Good on you for doing it only when time and money permit. Have not read through the build but...
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    Depending on where you live, but I know in the...

    Depending on where you live, but I know in the area we live there are a couple of companies that specialize in alloy wheel repair. I think that would be your better option instead of filler. Must...
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    From cardboard to plywood. Once I had a plan, I...

    From cardboard to plywood. Once I had a plan, I bought a sheet of 3/4" plywood and transferred the design over. Still ended up with a bunch of trimming to make it all work. Had a lot of it...
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    That is what I did with my door handles being grafted onto my doors. Reason here was because the door skin is 16 or 18 ga and the handles were like 22 ga. Be sure to use rounded edges if you plan...
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    Others here have way more experience than me but for my two cents. Putting 2 layers of metal together like that will cause a ghost line. Better off butting things together and welding them. If I...
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    Looks like I missed a couple of pictures for you...

    Looks like I missed a couple of pictures for you guys to see. Here is the wood in the box with the strips.
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    And now for a moment of your time. This project was picked up in the southern end...
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    I took 4 years of high school drafting, 4 years...

    I took 4 years of high school drafting, 4 years in a wood working course in high school, 2 years of collage for a technician program that had drafting as a component to it. Our youngest son spent 3...
  42. Thread: MIG Welder

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    Looks like I may be late to the party here. I...

    Looks like I may be late to the party here. I bought a Hobart 140 from TSC. Been a few years so no idea on price. I agree with others here on used/new. See what you can find. Not sure what you...
  43. Thread: Ordering

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    My credit card company charges me a percent on...

    My credit card company charges me a percent on top of the cost of the items to handle the exchange.
    No idea about the rest of your questions
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    That wood looks amazing.

    That wood looks amazing.
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    So, apparently I was doing some of the wiring...

    So, apparently I was doing some of the wiring wrong. You should not use those crimp on connectors as they come loose. You should solder all connectors. Lesson learned. Anyway, had my brother come...
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    Thanks Len 54 years, wow I'm only 57 years old. ...

    Thanks Len
    54 years, wow I'm only 57 years old. Sure wish I started this hobby a lot earlier in life but we all make choices. I am learning so much and having a great time doing it. Most people...
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    My AC is just about done. I am waiting on some...

    My AC is just about done. I am waiting on some hose fittings as the ones in the Vintage Air "sure fit" kit don't work well. Not much room left under the dash and dash extension any more. The kit...
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    My brother has one of those scissor lifts. He...

    My brother has one of those scissor lifts. He added a quick connect set of fittings to the hose that runs from the pump to the lift. Once it is in the air and locked in place he can disconnect the...
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    Thanks guys for the feedback, really apricate it....

    Thanks guys for the feedback, really apricate it. Other forums I use don't give much back in feedback.
    In our dinner devotions this week we have been reading about, not knowing how great you can be...
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    I used to do a lot of woodworking, furniture...

    I used to do a lot of woodworking, furniture building, complex models, etc. Then the truck fell into my lap and that has stopped the woodworking. Once I retire, lol I will pick it up again. The...
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