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10-15-2008 08:34 AM Paint by Numbers
Body is moving along quickly. We have the top part of the cowl finished, the back upper cab corners and 90 percent of the roof done. Still trying hard to get ready for paint for the end of this month.


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10-06-2008 10:05 PM Last Paint job 79 years Ago
Wesley put the first coat of paint (although it was high solids primer) on the car converted truck. Its finally starting to look like something. I'm going to leave some of the old welds unfinished on the roof line just so you can see the neat idea the original hotrodder did when he converted this from a car to a truck sometime during WW2 when these were being converted to trucks to get extra gas ration coupons.


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10-02-2008 07:09 PM Holes Everywhere
Working on the body, Wes drilled holes in the visor, I worked on the grille shell. I sunk 7/8" tube behind the holes in the grille to firm it up a bit and give it a little depth. We started a first coat of bondo on the roof lines too.


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09-24-2008 10:35 PM Old School Viper
When my truck was converted from a sedan to a truck, the skins from the back doors were installed in the insert of the roof. When you look at the roof it has the same contours of the Dodge Viper roof but it was done over sixty years earlier.







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09-24-2008 10:27 PM Lead
When my truck was done the first time. Not quite sure when, early forties or fifties though, but the cab seams were all filled with lead without removing the dents. There were some areas Wes pounded out that had over a inch of lead in them.


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