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Today 11:02 AM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.

Hey Me too. I have a pair just like them. However my wife has borrowed mine for the last 3 years!!
Today 04:29 AM
cozwurth
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I have always liked the look of painted bumpers on certain rides, yours being one of them. The motivation is monetary but the look can be better than chrome. Also like that draw bar cover, pretty slick. You going back with that stock dark red? Sounds like the bodywork wasn't too bad and I bet that aside from the wallet hit, you 'uns will be enjoying the old truck in a new way soon.
I looked all over for a plain painted bumper for the back, but could not find one. Fixing what I have instead. The truck is the stock color. Dark Torreador Red, or something like that. The mirrors and the bumpers will be body color as well. And yeah, it was a hit to the wallet, but I think it was worth it. I couldn't have done it nearly as well or in nearly the same time frame. It will still be a couple of weeks yet to get the bed finished.

Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.
I like those saw horses. They fold flat to stow out of the way, and they're pretty sturdy. They're screwed to the plywood decking with the casters, the 2 x 4's are screwed to the saw horses, and the bumpers are screwed to the 2 x 4's. Hard to do that with metal.

Dave
Yesterday 09:32 PM
boothboy .

You know how everything from the 40's is an antique.

Brian[/QUOTE]

HEY!!!

BB
Yesterday 09:31 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No that, would've been your Dad...
I wish.

BB
Yesterday 09:07 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Gee, when you read the paper did it say anything about me being born?

John
Aug 18th 1945 I think was the year. I got such a chuckle out of Nick when he saw that paper he read and read and read the thing, out loud. It was so damn funny, especially the "Ask a question" portion where people would ask questions about history or what ever. I found my self looking a few up on the computer as that is where I was sitting and it hit me how someone asked those questions and waited days and days for the paper to print it and I was finding out the info in seconds. We had fun with that paper. I picked it up at an antique store in town.

You know how everything from the 40's is an antique.

Brian
Yesterday 08:49 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Those bumpers had more runs than the starting line at the Boston Marathon... I got them sanded down, cleaned up and primed again. I got the air pressure situation under control, now I just need more practice. And another regulator. Body work on them begins tomorrow, I guess.

Dave
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.
Yesterday 07:30 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Yeah, check and see if I'm there under "Coming Attractions"

BB
No that, would've been your Dad...
Yesterday 07:25 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Those bumpers had more runs than the starting line at the Boston Marathon... I got them sanded down, cleaned up and primed again. I got the air pressure situation under control, now I just need more practice. And another regulator. Body work on them begins tomorrow, I guess.

Dave
I have always liked the look of painted bumpers on certain rides, yours being one of them. The motivation is monetary but the look can be better than chrome. Also like that draw bar cover, pretty slick. You going back with that stock dark red? Sounds like the bodywork wasn't too bad and I bet that aside from the wallet hit, you 'uns will be enjoying the old truck in a new way soon.
Yesterday 06:55 PM
cozwurth Those bumpers had more runs than the starting line at the Boston Marathon... I got them sanded down, cleaned up and primed again. I got the air pressure situation under control, now I just need more practice. And another regulator. Body work on them begins tomorrow, I guess.

Dave
Yesterday 06:34 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Gee, when you read the paper did it say anything about me being born?

John
Yeah, check and see if I'm there under "Coming Attractions"

BB
Yesterday 06:11 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I lied, I wasn't done. I had to put the 1945 newspaper in it. My sister told me that's what our Nana used in the drawers so I found something vintage at an antique store.

Brian
Gee, when you read the paper did it say anything about me being born?

John
Yesterday 02:02 PM
MARTINSR I lied, I wasn't done. I had to put the 1945 newspaper in it. My sister told me that's what our Nana used in the drawers so I found something vintage at an antique store.

Brian
Yesterday 08:18 AM
Rodnit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Calling will get you list price. They are like most other manufacturers who have a distributor network that they won't undercut. I didn't look but there may be a list of retailers listed on their site who sell at discount price. If you have a part number, plug it in a search box and some may come up.

I had to cut out the spring pocket in the lower control arm for the coil over to fit but that was the only mod to convert over.
Ok, I got it. Summit, Jegs whoever may sell them, just like QA1s. For some reason I thought that was the only or "thee" place to buy them........
Yesterday 07:02 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Thanks..... I see the kit I need, does a person have to call for pricing?
Calling will get you list price. They are like most other manufacturers who have a distributor network that they won't undercut. I didn't look but there may be a list of retailers listed on their site who sell at discount price. If you have a part number, plug it in a search box and some may come up.

I had to cut out the spring pocket in the lower control arm for the coil over to fit but that was the only mod to convert over.
06-24-2017 07:05 PM
cozwurth Les and I went with the shop manager to take a look at the truck late this morning. It was all jambed out, and he was getting ready to mask it off to do the color on the cab. Really looked nice. The roof and the cab corner turned out great. He told me that he had to do some metal replacement on the driver side, too. Same area of the cab corner there, too. I got the paint code, and picked up a quart of paint to do my bumpers.

Since I have a frame mounted trailer hitch, I fabricated a piece to cover that center area on my bumper. There were a couple of really bad gouges and sharp dings in the bumper there, so this piece is serving double duty. I got that piece fitted and then finished sanding the bumper. I also made up a small cart to hold the bumpers up to make it easier to paint. I did manage to get them both shot with epoxy primer, but they're a mess. Looks like a 3rd grader sprayed them. My regulator at the gun took a dump on me, so I just made do with what I had. My small compressor was loading up with moisture in this humidity, so I was essentially back-feeding air from that into dad's currently non-operational compressor from the opposite end of the shop to help cool the air. No moisture at the other end, so that was a success, anyway. No pics of the primed bumpers... too embarrassing, lol. I guess I have a bit more block sanding to do than I was counting on. That's a task for tomorrow afternoon.

Dave
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