Took the truck to the local Drive-in on the fourth Sat. of the month for Hot Rod day. When you bring a car your food bill is half off. My great Grand Son brought his 2001 Dodge 1500 for a brake job. It was a family affair. The truck and boxes pic shows one third of the boxes in a pile for this build. 57 chevs are liked real well here.
Took off both rear fenders for repaint. Painted a rubberized coating on bottom side of fenders, did this on front fenders too. My son had two bolts made from round stock at the machine shop. They are exact copies of original. These are for the hood to spring. Installed the rubber filler between cab and front fenders. I also loosened the bolts on the gas tank so I could jiggle it around for a better fit for the gas cap on the bed.
Added another 20 mi driving around the subdivision. The doors don't look shut, I found the striker
plate can be adjusted in this case all the way out. The doors shut tight now. Got a whole lot of work to go before she is ready for the road. When I look at these pictures I cant help thinking about that 50 ford f1 that was sold on one of those auction shows for 39000.00. The truck had a new running gear and motor but they put the old body back on rust and all. The tv guy was pocking his finger in the rust holes in the running board and saying boy isn't that something.
Got the doors painted, missed some spots, more sanding and painting. All those parts are what goes inside the doors. I took these apart four years ago. Looks like a jigsaw puzzle. But I'm working on it and its coming back to me. My son finished the bed strip all needs to be done in final adjustments and paint. Painted the wind glass frames. Check out the dice.
Got the hood on. Doing a lot of the small jobs like set eng timing and putting all the small stuff back on. That bolt pictured is the one that bolts spring to the hood. I only have one and cant find another one anywhere. My son may be able to make some for me where he works. Put 30 mi driving in the neighborhood checking everything out. The pwr brakes work great, stops on a dime.