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12-08-2013 08:21 PM Keep on trucking
After I got my cab back from the painter I realized that it would be easier to install the rear glass and windshield. It was about this time that I realized that I had not got the windshield painted. I got the bed ready along with some assorted other pieces and of course my windshield frame. While I’m waiting for that to get back from the painter I started on the front fenders.
The right front fender had a pocket in it for the spare tire it was badly rusted and I wanted to use a Torque Thruster for the spare I decided to rebuild the pocket to fit the new spare.


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11-14-2013 03:41 PM Starting to groom the cab.
I figure that I would be better off to install the windshield and rear window before I set the cab back on the frame. I pulled the parts and found that the rubbers for both windows were broke. I used some Loctite super glue to fasten them together. I then clamped it to my work bench and left it there over night. The next day they were good to go. I cut the heads off 14 ea. 10-32 screws and screwed them through the rubber and into the trim piece. I then took the whole assembly into the cab and festened it with nuts until Im ready to install the inside trim.


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10-18-2013 03:46 PM Got the cab back from the painter
Wednesday I picked my cab up from my painter. I went with PPG Mack Blue and Dark Blue for the trim. Yes that is a vary dark blue it is not black. The fenders and running boards will also be Dark Blue.


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10-11-2013 04:37 PM Rusted out bedside pocket cont.
After I got my patch panel made comes the hard part. I laid out for the cut, got out the heavy equipment, took a deep breath, and made the cut. After grinding and fitting and clamping and finally welding. A little grinding and some filler and it will be like new.


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10-11-2013 04:34 PM Rusted out bedside pocket
Doing all this press work it made me think outside the box. I had the lower part of one of my pockets was rusted out and had been patched many times. I took some careful measurements and built a die to make a patch panel. The inside was 2 so I started with a piece of 2 square tube wall. A 5/16 bolt fit the inside of the two radii very well so I tacked two pieces of 5/16 rod and tack welded them to the square tube. The flat part was about 1/8 above the bottom of the tube a piece of 1/8 x 1 bar worked well. Now how to shape the out side? I had a piece of 3 u channel laying around and it fit good. I needed a piece of 3/16 x 1 bar to finish the out side. I got a piece of 16 gage steel placed it all in my press and what you know it worked. While it was still in the press I used some c clamps to finish the sides.


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