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    See, now I know why I'm not rich.lol Your...

    See, now I know why I'm not rich.lol Your right.lol
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    Henry, Thanks for the comments on the 210...

    Henry,

    Thanks for the comments on the 210 being beautiful, but its not a shame to touch it, its simply hotroddering. At least thats what I tell my wife when she ask why I can't leave it alone.lol...
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    Yep the 55 210 is next up, its nice but I'm ready...

    Yep the 55 210 is next up, its nice but I'm ready for a change its due for a makeover.


    Correct, a year gives me some planning time to see what I really want to do with the 210.

    Here it is in...
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    I got the console I made back from upholstery...

    I got the console I made back from upholstery
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    Thanks man. Yes I did everything on this truck...

    Thanks man. Yes I did everything on this truck from the rooter to the tooter myself. The only thing I did not do was stitch the interior parts. Yeah I had to stay discipline on this build and keep...
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    Yeah we should all the Len for providing the...

    Yeah we should all the Len for providing the space to share our passion for cars. So thanks Len. As far as the women in our lives I'm just lucky and blessed
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    Thanks Len, and it was a pleasure sharing my...

    Thanks Len, and it was a pleasure sharing my build.




    Well first I want to Thank you for all your wonderful comments. Second I have a 55 210 that I want to redo but I'm going to take a year...
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    Yep 7 years on this site even more for the total...

    Yep 7 years on this site even more for the total build. But hey it was both joy and pain. The best thing is I did it all hard cash not credit cards just what I could spare over time. The wife did not...
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    Man I don't know what to say to all that. Its...

    Man I don't know what to say to all that. Its very nice comments like this that make me even more proud of the work I did on the truck. Thanks man I really appreciate it.
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    Thanks man I really appreciate that.

    Thanks man I really appreciate that.
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    Thanks man. Yeah it feels good to drive it and...

    Thanks man. Yeah it feels good to drive it and all is going well so far. I'm still going to have it dyno tuned once I find a place locally to take it to. As far as my buddy, its really an age thing...
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    The dash looks great. Nice work man, really nice...

    The dash looks great. Nice work man, really nice work.
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    Heres a little video of the updates on the truck...

    Heres a little video of the updates on the truck and my wife and I first cruise together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiijkBIvcMk
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    This is right before my first real test drive. I...

    This is right before my first real test drive. I have a car buddy that is not doing so well these days so I took the truck to his house so he can take a look at it. The truck rides nice but the best...
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    I had the glass installed. ...

    I had the glass installed.
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    Yes those are the same headlights I have.

    Yes those are the same headlights I have.
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    Heres a update video I uploaded to youtube. ...

    Heres a update video I uploaded to youtube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFAZjS5m5mE
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    Thanks man

    Thanks man
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    I got the bed wood installed....

    I got the bed wood installed.
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    Thanks and yes all he lights are working...

    Thanks and yes all he lights are working correctly now.
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    Ronf, I've tried to respond to your private...

    Ronf,

    I've tried to respond to your private message but I keep getting a internal error. So I will just answer the question here. You are correct my headlights are clear with the amber bulb which...
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    Well I got the tailgate installed and the bed all...

    Well I got the tailgate installed and the bed all wired up.
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    Thanks for taking the time to check it out and...

    Thanks for taking the time to check it out and leaving a comment. Thanks.



    You are correct Sir. Oh I also have the tailgate to install. Now I'm gonna start with getting the tail lights, turn...
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    Yeah it went on without incident. We took our...

    Yeah it went on without incident. We took our time was was extra careful. Thanks for all your positive feedback man I really appreciate it.
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50987742667_d4...

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    With the help of my buddies I was able to get the...

    With the help of my buddies I was able to get the bed on the truck today.
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    Thanks, much appreciated. Thanks Len,...

    Thanks, much appreciated.



    Thanks Len, thats a heck of a compliment.
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    Thanks. Hopefully that will be by summer.

    Thanks. Hopefully that will be by summer.
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    Thanks. I don't know about how good I am, I just...

    Thanks. I don't know about how good I am, I just try really hard. I can work hard and try hard with the best of them.lol
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    Well I got some of the wood installed, but I have...

    Well I got some of the wood installed, but I have to stop here until I have some of my buddies come over to help install the bed on the truck. I have access to the bolts that mount it to the frame at...
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    Thanks for the link, I used something similar to...

    Thanks for the link, I used something similar to this when I installed my hood. But this is way more product than what I used for the hood. I have a plan to install the but, its all about having the...
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    Thanks man but no wood working for me I like...

    Thanks man but no wood working for me I like metal way more.lol I'm trying to get everything ready for when I have a bunch of my buddies over to help me put this bed on the truck. They're waiting...
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    Well I got the wood stained and protected. ...

    Well I got the wood stained and protected.

    Stained. I mixed three stains to come up with this color. It very close to the matching my seat. I like it.
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    Thanks man I really appreciate that. The dyno...

    Thanks man I really appreciate that. The dyno tune will not be for a while. I' shooting to really be driving the truck for summer. Thats about the time I'm looking at the dyno tune. I will post what...
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    Yes I'm using the stock intake and throttle body...

    Yes I'm using the stock intake and throttle body I running a TSP cam and yes I was able to tune it and I don't experience hesitation. But I will also have the truck dyno tuned before I really drive...
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    No it does not get hot at all. Like you said I...

    No it does not get hot at all. Like you said I have the blower and pullers going at all times.
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    For those that do this as a hobby and don't have...

    For those that do this as a hobby and don't have a paint booth. If you are interested here is a video of my makeshift paint booth setup after I painted bed.

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    Thanks man, I really was nervous about the color...

    Thanks man, I really was nervous about the color at first but once I sprayed it I really like it. Thanks
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    Thanks Len, I usually do a paperboard pattern...

    Thanks Len,

    I usually do a paperboard pattern and go right to metal, but in this case I need something more rigid to have the correct fitment between the floor and the bottom of the dash. So I...
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    Thanks Henry. You did not miss it this is the...

    Thanks Henry.

    You did not miss it this is the first time I posted it. I only recently fab that up. I did not want the radio in the dash and I drink a lot of coffee.lol So the answer was a center...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50898886617_8d...

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    I also decided to make a center console. I will...

    I also decided to make a center console. I will have it upholstered to match the seat.

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50920907397_cd...

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    Finally got the bed painted ...

    Finally got the bed painted

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    Very nice build I like all the mods you've done....

    Very nice build I like all the mods you've done. Nice work
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    Thanks Henry and Len. Here's the second one ...

    Thanks Henry and Len.
    Here's the second one


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MOOQkGlx-M
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    Yeah each side of the strips will have a 16th gap...

    Yeah each side of the strips will have a 16th gap for expansion and the boards themselves are spaced 5\8 apart. I went by the Mar-K bedwood instructions. I always have some automotive clear coat...
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    I was looking into Total Boat Spar Varnish and...

    I was looking into Total Boat Spar Varnish and bought a simple can. If I don't like it I will be going with automotive clear coat.
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    Thanks for the tip Len.

    Thanks for the tip Len.
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