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11-14-2009 09:05 PM Body lines....
Having trouble with the grille insert,so I decided to take a break and work on another project for a while. When I cut the hood and pulled it together at the front,it made the rear edge stick out past the cab.I also thought it needed to have a body line continue on to it that lines up with the cab.The factory never put a body line on the hood,so the line on the cab just stops. Iused green masking tape to give me an idea where the lines would run...


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11-07-2009 07:19 PM Questioning the design......
I wanted to make sure the radiator still fit,and of course,it did not.I ended up lowering the radiator mount 1",and now it fits great.I put the radiator in to make sure the grille insert would clear it,which it does.,but I am not sure I like the look of the insert.My plan was to have 1 vertical center bar,with all the other bars mouned horizontal.With it in the truck with the radiator,Im thinkin I might make all the other bars vertical too.......


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11-07-2009 07:12 PM Making the insert....
To make the insert,I used 1/2" flat stock and ran it around the inner lip of the shell. I made a center vertical piece by welding 2 pieces of the 1/2" flat stock into a "v" shape.


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11-07-2009 07:06 PM Splitting the hood.....
Ended up having to separate the hood from the lower grille shell sooner than I had planned.Needed to get access to weld in the grille insert mounts,(which I still have not made.)


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11-07-2009 07:00 PM Headlights...
It seems the further I get with the 48,the more individual projects overlap each other.Case in point,Im working on the grille and grille shell,but figured I had better get the headlight buckets mounted,so I can get an idea of what the entire front is going to look like before I build the grille insert.So,got the buckets tack welded to there perspective mounts.I ended up mounting them a little lower than I originally planned,so I will be making some clearance for the shocks when I finish the mounts.


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