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Old 06-27-2010, 08:16 AM
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Ogre I thought about shaving that seam off the firewall , I was thinking of welding it up from the inside then grinding it off smooth. I like your firewall ,looks great. How did you do your cowl vent? I saw somewhere, someone, hammered the louvers closed and welded them up. Was that you?

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Here are a few more pics of my backyard cab project
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A few more pics of the cars in the garage 66 Corvette and 69 Chevelle SS396
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Here's my Chevelle
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Gene, I am so glad you started posting your photos. You have some premium rides Man! Your cab work is really good too! Wished you were my neighbor! We would be best buds. I can really appreciate your taste in toys. Where is the bike? You got a boat too? Where's the motorhome? He who dies with the most toys wins! Awesome! olnolan
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:26 PM
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come to think about it; i did weld that seam from the inside before welding the outside too. 1'' welds every 6'' just to hold it to cut the flange off. i still did it in sections so that nothing would move.

and yes that was me posting on the cowl vent shave. i wasn't able to hammer the louvers flat, i tried but the cowl vent was losing it's shape. i did semi-flatten them and used duraglass (short fiberglass filler) to smuck the louvers closed. then i welded the vent in and finished it. easy peasy, it took longer to decide to do it than to do it... go figure...

is your chevelle 68 or 69? my son & i did a 68 elco when he turned 16 in 2001. still driving his too.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:32 PM
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i just looked at your firewall patch pics. your half way there. tack weld the inside seam, cut the flange off and run your patch over the seam. my top and bottom sheetmetal was off a bit and needed filler anyhow.
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What red color do you recommend?

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I am about ready to paint my 59 Apache stepside. I want to paint it red. I believe the original color for red in 1959 was cardinal red. I don't want that orangey red color look though. Can you suggest any awesome red colors to paint it? Thanks for help...Jay
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Sport41, go with Dodge Viper red it's really red.
Ogre I don't know if i'll cut that edge off or not, I would like to fill my cowl vent though. My Chevelle is a 69 SS396.
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Dodge Viper red sounds good.I will check into that. I am also looking at Roman Red. It was the paint color used on a 1961 corvette.
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Red

Check out the Victory Red on the new Corvette's too.
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Not sure still on Paint color...

I am kind of leaning towards the Cardinal Red which is one of the original 1959 colors. After seeing a couple of truck pics online I didn't see that much orange in it but when you look at the color chip at the body shop it looks like it does have orange in it. I am trying to restore my 1959 Apache Stepside Shortbed to as original condition as I can. The dodge Viper red and Victory red look like great colors of red but it might be too obvious that its deviating from the original look. Currently they have the front end off at the body shop, and I am having the 235 engine cleaned and painted. I was thinking of swaping the engine out for 327 but that will have to wait as there are other things that need attention such as the speedometer doesn't work and a couple gauges. Blinkers weren't working that great either as they would come on half the time. I am just trying to get the body work done for now and have it painted. I will also need to paint the interior. It's currently bread truck gold and black. I kind of liked the silver interior color like on the Clint Eastwood movie Bridges of Madison County. I still have to get that shock mount fixed too. I did have the seat redone with a kit from LMC truck and it turned out nice. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Progress Step by Step

Here are a few pictures of what I've been working on the past two nights. My steps were long bed, and I needed to shorten them to short bed dimensions. It has been easier than I thought it would. Still have a little more welding and grinding to do, but they're turning out pretty good.
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Some of us here sure like to get crazy and cut up our trucks and weld them back together. I like Ogre's saying Easy Peasy. And I think we all think about doing something longer than it takes to do it.
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still researching...

After more research I discovered you guys were right..Viper red or Torch red may be the way to go. Also, someone said something about Dupont RS 911? Does anyone know about that? Thanks It's weird from pics I looked at with Trucks with Cardinal Red exterior some definately look orangy red and some don't.
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