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    A bit of misunderstanding here. A long time ago...

    A bit of misunderstanding here. A long time ago I was told it is OK to prime it then leave it. So that is what I have done. Now that I am out driving the truck, it is getting dirty so I want to...
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    cleaning epoxy primer

    Now that my truck is out, the bugs like it as well. What is the best way to clean up the epoxy primer?
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    Perhaps late to the party but... I used the same...

    Perhaps late to the party but... I used the same thing, by a different manufacture and they worked great. Might have gone through 3 discs for the cab and front fenders and inner fenders of my truck....
  4. Thread: horse trailer

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    Awesome guys and thanks. Do I need to strip the...

    Awesome guys and thanks. Do I need to strip the whole trailer or just the areas where the rust is, including some overlap? If I don't strip the whole trailer what should I do with the rest of the...
  5. Thread: horse trailer

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    horse trailer

    We have this horse trailer that is showing its age. My wife is wondering about fixing it. Not knowing what to do I bring it here. Looking at how to stop and fix the rust in several areas. The...
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    Thanks guys. That is the plan, drive it for the...

    Thanks guys. That is the plan, drive it for the summer. Deal with whatever little thing comes along. Not sure how I am going to paint it. Been thinking about it. Not sure how to paint in the...
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    Well super excited and willing to tell anyone...

    Well super excited and willing to tell anyone that will listen right now. My wife was poking me yesterday so I got the truck out for the first time ever and went for a short drive. Took her with...
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    So this winter has been a little busier than I...

    So this winter has been a little busier than I wanted it to be but life is good just the same. The mechanic did stop by and was happy with my fix on the parking brake. Got the paperwork and off to...
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    Thanks Henry, you never fail to leave me with a...

    Thanks Henry, you never fail to leave me with a smile.
    I'd post a couple of pics of the woodworking if Len says OK and tells me where he wants them. Don't like posting stuff that is off topic...
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    I think the problem may be the fact that you cut...

    I think the problem may be the fact that you cut the metal on an angle. That will make the metal at the edges thinner than 18 ga. For the tacking in, did you do that before cutting things out? If...
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    Thanks for fixing the link. And a big thanks...

    Thanks for fixing the link.
    And a big thanks for the compliments from you guys. Don't have much of an update as I have not been working on it. Got the parking brake fixed so hoping the mechanic...
  12. Thread: 1968 Firebird

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    Congratulations Ronf. Nice looking ride. Sounds...

    Congratulations Ronf. Nice looking ride. Sounds like the motor will put out some decent hp as well. Enjoy it, or perhaps I could:D
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    OK so not much of an update, but I got my truck...

    OK so not much of an update, but I got my truck back from the garage last week. Did not get the safety paper I need. I have to fix the parking brake handle as it doesn't hold. I should be able to...
  14. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Merry Christmas

    I wanted to wish all of you a very merry Christmas. I hope you can take some time to enjoy whatever life gives you this holiday season. Please stay safe
  15. WE start out our lives teaching our kids. At...

    WE start out our lives teaching our kids. At some point along the way, they return the favor. All my kids have done that to me. When they come home for a few days, I try to have a small project we...
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    I did most of my stripping outside, still wearing...

    I did most of my stripping outside, still wearing a N95 mask. But saved me cleaning up.
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    I stripped, then epoxy, then filler. Some will...

    I stripped, then epoxy, then filler. Some will go filler then epoxy. Seems to be a divided point as to what is better.
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    These guys have given you great advise. You...

    These guys have given you great advise. You sound like me. I'm a self employed carpenter that lives in the sticks. So always working or driving and then admin at night. My wife was always looking...
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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.
  33. 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.
    Break
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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.:?
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. Thread: what to do

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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...
  42. 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...
  49. 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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