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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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04-11-2008 01:43 PM header fab
I've been having fits trying to build a set of lakes style headers. I bought a kit but of course I couldn't leave it alone and ended up botching the job...a couple of times. I tried to sweep the primary tubes to the front to give more room for the muffler in the cone/collector. Then I thought it would be cool to have them go into a tri-y type, only to find out that the bolts had no room. Now I've patched it all back together. I am as far as I can go without the cab on to adjust for clearance at the cowl and doors.


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03-19-2008 08:46 PM 46 highboy pickup...last
This may be the last post for who knows how long.

The cab is now in a friends shop where it under went a thrash to sand and fill and sand and glaze to get it ready for "real" primer.

What I have posted is eight years of work, for the most part all by myself as I learned how to do the various jobs at hand. I hope to be on the road this summer painted or not.

Thanks to those who visited here and I will post as new things get done...sorry to have taken so much space and time.


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