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07-27-2014 08:47 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Welded the bedside piece into the door.


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07-26-2014 08:59 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Spent the day trimming and fitting the bedside piece to the passenger door. I also dug the door and window weatherstripping out of storage and fit everything together.


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07-23-2014 08:19 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Started working on the door part of the fender-to-door transition on the passenger side. First, I trimmed the edge to match the fender edge, then I rolled the edge with a hammer and dolly. The rolled edge still needs a little bit of work, but it's close. The gap looks good and the top edge still clears the fender as the door opens.

Not bad for a guy with a $30 set of hammers and dollies from Northern Tool.


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07-21-2014 08:41 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I finished welding the bed side piece into the fender. The trailing edge came out good. I'd left material to allow me to weld the outer skin to the inner skin to within an inch of the top. The rest of the top edge was rolled with a hammer and dolly.

The second photo shows the distance that the top of the door skin will be moved out with these bed side pieces.


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07-20-2014 08:10 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Tacked the piece from the spare bedside in to the passenger side fender after rolling the edge for the A-pillar and the door with a hammer and dolly. I had to rework the gap a couple of times, moving the A-pillar gap about 1/4 inch and the door gap about 1/8 inch. It appears to clear the door at full open.

Who needs CAD when you have lots of cardboard?


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