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03-25-2013 08:46 AM
S10xGN Ever seen a Fox body engine bay? They all look like someone stood back a few feet and unloaded a full mag of buckshot into it. Every pic I've seen has at least 150 holes in various places.



Russ
03-25-2013 07:56 AM
MARTINSR Very odd that's for sure.

Brian
03-25-2013 12:57 AM
crownver So if anyones interested, I checked the other side of the dimples and it looks like there is no paint damage on that side. So, a disgruntled employee it is I guess, or a lot of crap on the die. Strange.
03-24-2013 08:41 AM
MARTINSR OH, outside in, that changes everything, well sort of. Funny the first thing I thought of as well was the .22. Not quite round enough I don't think but could be. Those usually have an unbelievably perfect shape to each one like they were stamped in a press.

Brian
03-24-2013 07:28 AM
Bryan59EC Probably stamped in at the factory

I have a lot of dimples in my 66 Chevelle
There are also a lot in a 73 Chevelle

And many of those are there for locating a specific harness or attaching a specific accessory.

Most all of them have a purpose----just that none of those purposes apply to you.

point----had 4 dimples in the firewall of my Chevelle--3 in a triangle and one in the middle of the triangle----used for the throttle cable on a Pontiac Lemans.
also have 4 little dimples in a square for mounting a Pontiac voltage regulator.

Chevelle regulator is on the core support----throttle is controlled by linkage instead of a cable
03-24-2013 07:18 AM
boothboy
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Maybe, but it would have been a damned big pick hammer. Metals fairly thick there and the biggest is probably 3/16" deep. Take a pretty hard wack to make em. Lot of effort too!

Not sure when they built these trucks they knew what a pick hammer was anyway. Looking at the fit and finish I mean. Scraping out some of the body sealer and getting gaps of at least 1/2" inside the cab. Gonna leave the good stuff in place I think.

By the way, the dents are from the outside in.
Probably the factory guy couldn't make up his mind where to run the oil gauge line or it was built on a Monday.

BB
03-24-2013 06:46 AM
Irelands child Those do look like a small caliber gun dents to me - i.e. a .22. The metal is stretched to almost breaking through. You 'allude' to a loggers caulked boots - possibly an evening of drink and lust on a weekend, the truck wouldn't start and a previous owner was just trying to 'kill' it.

Now, pick up cab corner repairs - that's a tried and proven method using glass, newspapers and Bondo and comes with a 10 - 10 warranty ( ten minutes or ten miles, whichever comes first )
03-24-2013 12:32 AM
crownver
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In that case, a ticked off assembly line worker with a pick hammer?
Maybe, but it would have been a damned big pick hammer. Metals fairly thick there and the biggest is probably 3/16" deep. Take a pretty hard wack to make em. Lot of effort too!

Not sure when they built these trucks they knew what a pick hammer was anyway. Looking at the fit and finish I mean. Scraping out some of the body sealer and getting gaps of at least 1/2" inside the cab. Gonna leave the good stuff in place I think.

By the way, the dents are from the outside in.
03-24-2013 12:24 AM
crownver As far as I can tell, (haven't cleaned the outside yet) the paint is right into the divots, and I think the paint is original, but not sure. Pretty sure whoever repaired/fixed up this truck originally did do some painting. The paint on the non-original doors pretty much washed off in the weather, and when I wiped down the floor with wax/grease remover the paint comes off.

I'll have a closer look tomorrow. Maybe do a little scrubbing with lacquer thinner.

BTW, the previous builder(?) did a really nice job of finishing the cab corners, but unfortunately, the fiberglass over the balled up newspaper just couldn't hang on. Can't wait until I strip what looks like 1/2" of bondo off the doors!
03-23-2013 10:47 PM
Larry123
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Obviously the came from panic stopping while wearing golf shoes.

BB
Good one!
03-23-2013 10:26 PM
MARTINSR What does the back side look like? Are there scratches in the paint showing that something hit the firewall after it was painted? Or does it look like they happen before it was painted? In that case, a ticked off assembly line worker with a pick hammer?

Brian
03-23-2013 08:48 PM
crownver More likely caulk boots in this truck!
03-23-2013 08:16 PM
boothboy Obviously the came from panic stopping while wearing golf shoes.

BB
03-23-2013 07:43 PM
69 widetrack I wouldn't worry about them unless you where planning on some kind of funky firewall where they would take away from the project.

Ray
03-23-2013 07:02 PM
crownver So maybe I should leave them seeing as they're "original"!
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