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Old 03-13-2013, 02:10 PM
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[QUOTE=crownver;1656451]Thanks for your input guys.

I actually meant the holes in the firewall and floor of a truck cab. Missing a couple of the plugs too, so probably easier to fill them rather than try to hunt down the proper plugs. This truck is not going back to original for sure.

Started it as a practice project to improve my skills a number of years ago, but it has turned in to an epic, as other things keep getting in the way of working on it. I seem to get a month or 2 of steady work on it, then something else comes up that uses up my time for months. Just spent 4 days building a low fence out of rectangular and square tubing to go around my son's wood stove. They have a new baby, Ryder, that's just starting to crawl.

Should probably start a new thread, but while I have your attention, I'll ask another question. This truck is a '77 Ford F100 shortbox. Nothing special, right? So, as I said I'm using it to practice, and to have some fun.

I had an idea for the truck that may be dumb. You know how the '56 Ford trucks had that eyebrow, peak, whatever you want to call it? Was thinking of doing that to this truck. Just not sure how it would look. Tried to mock it up last night with some 1/2" flat bar and construction paper but that didn't work.

One way I thought of doing it was to slice just above where the rubber goes along the top of the windshield, and then across the roof about 6" back, and move that piece forward a couple of inches. Maybe take an extra slice off to drop it a bit. Just don't know how to figure where the second cut should be to keep the slope similar. Also concerned about welding across the roof without warping the roof badly.

Any ideas, opinions?[/QUOT

I'm glad you explained further, I think your talking about a visor, eye brows are usually above the headlights...and a 77 short box, in my opinion, wouldn't take well to that "Groucho Marx" look...LOL.

If I'm correct, they make all the plugs and whatever you may need for your firewall and floor boards in the aftermarket, so it would save you a lot of time by just ordering them. The same should be true about the visor, maybe order a catalog or check on line...if nothing else it would give you ideas on how to build one out of metal, the aftermarket visors are usually fiberglass.

Ray
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