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Old 07-02-2010, 11:36 AM
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I like Ogre's saying Easy Peasy.
when my wife asks if we can do 'this?', i tell her all it takes is time and money.

talk about easy peasy cutting; this is where my bed stands right now.






my daughter is getting married in 3 weeks in our back yard. all family is coming, i'd like to have it ready by then. at least painted and installed on the truck. the details finishing can come later.

it's killing me to have my truck drivable, but not be able to drive it. i hear gravel hitting my glass and paint when i drive it.

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Old 07-02-2010, 11:42 AM
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i made the tonuoe cover out of fiberglass, the truck lid is off an 89 fifth ave sectioned 8" widthwise. hinges are off an 03 mustang.







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Old 07-02-2010, 03:28 PM
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That looks like it has been a lot of work Ogre. It's gonna look good painted and on the truck. TP
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:07 PM
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WOW all I can say is WOW.I can't work on mine right now but it is nice to see work getting done.Keep posting those pictures guys
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Im going to change the mufflers on my 57 this weekend. A couple of weeks ago I found a super deal on Craigs list for a pair of NOS Corvette side exhaust pipes like I have on my Corvette. So I put the new pipes on the Corvette and I am going to cut the chambered muffler off the old pipes and put them UNDER my pickup. I will post pics later.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:12 AM
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Your really making progress Ogre...keep plugging away ,it wont be long now..Love the tail lights,and I see you got your hinge problem solved .....building things like that is a great example of what old school is all about...you got an original thinking mind ...
you ever get that glazed over look of confusion when explaining to someone what your gonna do????
I saw your dash and it gave me a million ideas for mine....
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:18 AM
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dbm
that glazed look would be my wife's look everyday
i apologize for giving you a million ideas, just 1 good idea could add a yr to your project
check out fiberglassforums.com if you need more ideas/time added to your project
should have painted in the next couple of weeks
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Heres a couple of pics of the chambered exhaust pipes i'm going to put on my pickup. I was going to do it today and had everything ready to cut the old exhaust off but I checked the gas for my mig welder first and found that there wasn't much left. So decided to get my tank refilled before doing this. My luck I would have ran out of gas before I was done.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:50 PM
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Steps are done

I managed to get the steps completed this weekend. Put them on the truck this afternoon. They aren't perfect, but I'm happy with the results.
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Hey Tim , your side steps look pretty perfect in the pics to me. How long is your bed now? I think it looks good the way it is, be alot of work for a few inches. Gene
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:11 PM
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Thanks Gene, honestly, they turned out better than I expected. The bed is 3"-4" longer between the rear of the fender and bumper than a stock short bed. I've been debating whether to shorten that area for quite a while. I like the subtle difference the extra inches make to the profile, and it amuses me to make some tweaks to the truck that only a few people will notice.
This evening I worked on removing the middle stake pockets. When I shortened the front of the bed I eliminated the front pockets. I'm waiting on the rear pockets until I decide what I'm going to do.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:24 AM
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woohoo! my bed is in primer...

now comes endless hrs of block sanding

hope to have it painted and on my truck next week

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Hey ,Ogre You work at a body shop ? Or do you have you own spray booth?
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:15 AM
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i don't work. except on my truck and the lawn...

i help my friend who owns a performance shop out, in exchange i get shop space.
i did his electrical/mechanical setup for a couple of shops pro-bono.
i got als/ lou gehrig's and i was disabled 8 yrs ago, got bored and started on my truck.
i was able to do the frame at my shop with the help of many and an engine hoist.
when i started on the body, he let me into his shop.
3 hoists, muffler shop w/cnc mandrel bender, welding fab shop and of course a paint shop with paint booth.
i did everything to my truck but paint. the pic shows our painter mike
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:22 PM
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Truck Show

The wife and I attended the Brothers Truck Show in Yorba Linda this morning. It was about 30 miles from the house. Truck ran great; Iíve been slowly bolting everything down so the rattles are going away. I re-installed the sway bar yesterday. We comfortably ran 70-75 on the freeway. The show began at 8:00 AM. When we exited the freeway at 8:04 Am, there was a line of trucks waiting to enter. We sat in line for 25 minutes before we got inside, slowly inching closer. The truck ran cool the entire time we were in line.
The Brothers show is held every year at a campground. We were able to park under a nice large tree for shade. There were many nice trucks there, and we met some great people. Unfortunately we had to leave before it was over so I could fly out to Salt Lake City this afternoon. Iím posting from my Motel right now, so no progress this week.
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