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06-16-2008 08:53 PM Yellow primer on the truck parts
The hood was taken down to metal to fix my bad body work, I kept making places to sand instead of correcting the surface. The bed could still use a little work but I will leave that until the final paint prep. The body goes on the chasis next and will get base coat/clear coat Ford Screaming Yellow maybe this winter.


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06-16-2008 08:47 PM Yellow primer on the body parts
I went by the painter today and took some photos of my truck cab, hood and bed. The primer had yellow added to the gray base and comes out on the green side but should be better to put the real yellow paint over. Its all one color now and gives me a good feeling about what it will look like when done. I was able to bring the hood home. As soon as the rest is here I can start putting it together, finish the plumbing and wire it.


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06-12-2008 10:26 AM powder coated grill
I finally found a powder coater close to home and dopped off my fabbed tube grill. A week later I have it back and I'm very happy with the result and the price. The top trim piece is from the OEM grill and was very rusty/holely but after a little welding and cleaning I had it done too. I like the weathered look with the silver coat and it hides the top welds of the tubes. There is a license plate mount down inside at the bottom as I have no place else to put it. All in all I'm a happy rodder and it's PROGRESS. I hope to have the body back in a week or so in yellow primer, more pictures then.


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04-28-2008 01:37 PM More header fab
Do you clamp things together just to see what it will look like? It's not quite as bad as sitting and making engine noises. But it does serve a purpose. I'm checking to see if I have any door clearance issues (without a door still), how far back on the cab the header will be and at what angle (first two pics). The alum bar is at about the open door angle, the hinge is even with the back body mount and using a roofing triangle it shows about 58*. I'll need to work up the nerve to cut off the header tubes and tack on the cone soon.


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04-28-2008 01:27 PM More header fab
I'm finally getting around to posting more of the header pics. I made a block off plate to put in the turndowns to hold the muffler in the cone. Tacked it in. I'm not real sure which end of the muffler is the "out" but I ground down one end to fit further in and help secure it. (first two pics)
I cut the small end of the cone to shorten the length, then cut that piece into three parts which slide into each other. This gives me a tight fit at the head tube and gradually gets bigger to the cone size. (third pic)


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