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hey martinsr, great job on the cab. i like the way you have put it all together and made it look like it was made that way. some of those ad trucks get chopped too much and then the hood and front end look huge. I wish I had your metal skills. i am extending a 57 gmc cab. long process for me 20 mins at a time between other jobs, especially with my skills.
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Doors. The final frontier.

Ok Brian, How do I get these dents out so the hinges line up. Pound from inside or cut it out? Being as your reworking the same doors!

Second question, Hinge rebuild, my pins came with bushings. I know Brian wrote an article on pins, but why don't you use the bushings? Should I? Bushings almost seem like they would make the door sloppy.

It took 4 hours to get the hinges out of those mangled slots. Mind you I am slow.
Both Brian and Mitch have forgotten more than I will ever know about body work but I wonder if you could not weld a plate to this dent and pull it as you tap down the high spot. It would be nice not to have to gut the door or have to cut it for access. Henry did this on a wheel well one time and as it came out he cut each weld as the metal "arrived" at where it needed to be. It really made a nice repair without having to get behind the metal.

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Got a few more panels done (almost) and clamped in place to take a peak.
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Got a few more panels done (almost) and clamped in place to take a peak.
Some nice work there pugsy....
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I HAD to get my cab outside to get a good look at it with the big window and I LOVE it! It is just the look I am after, tapping into the mind of Harley Earl and all, I am REALLY digging this.











Now back to the project in the attic.

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Love it Brian! Nice to see it outside and far enough back to get a good view!
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All I did today was make one weld but at least I did do something. I fooled around in the basement for about 2 hours and got a kick out of working with the torch for a change.

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you know what is sick? if that pic of the cab out on the drive is recent, I see leaves on the trees. we have fricken snow and freezing temps here in Calgary Alberta (well, until this week anyway, blizzards in fact). no wonder you guys seem to be able to get so much done in a short time. we are out shoveling snow instead of welding and fabbing. man, am I livin in the wrong place...9on second thought, you are prolly mowing grass and weeding some flower garden, ha ha.
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Randy mentioned this too over on my build thread. I am going to need to measure them tomorrow and see. The center of the rear window is stock, so it is how it was factory as is the top of the quarter windows. This was one of my concerns in bringing the rear window over to the quarters, would the shapes match close enough as the other GM cars of the day that had a very narrow C pillar, the windows were exactly the same height and shape.

But what you are looking at is the original height rear window and the center lower is actually 1/4" below the belt line unlike the quarter glass lower section that meets the belt line perfectly. But the more I look at these photos maybe I need to raise the quarters at the top. But I will see, I'll measure them tomorrow.

Thanks for the input guys.

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you know what is sick? if that pic of the cab out on the drive is recent, I see leaves on the trees. we have fricken snow and freezing temps here in Calgary Alberta (well, until this week anyway, blizzards in fact). no wonder you guys seem to be able to get so much done in a short time. we are out shoveling snow instead of welding and fabbing. man, am I livin in the wrong place...9on second thought, you are prolly mowing grass and weeding some flower garden, ha ha.
I shot it this afternoon. I have to tell you, those leaves are year round, but right now, there is a serious drought in the works. This wonderful weather is just that, wonderful. But we have had VERY little rain this season, I am talking something crazy like an inch or something! So yes it's nice today working around the house and yard I had to strip to a tee shirt because it was so warm. But we are looking at some SERIOUS water rationing if this doesn't change and change fast!

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hey martinsr, great job on the cab. i like the way you have put it all together and made it look like it was made that way. some of those ad trucks get chopped too much and then the hood and front end look huge. I wish I had your metal skills. i am extending a 57 gmc cab. long process for me 20 mins at a time between other jobs, especially with my skills.
Awesome! Did you look at that link I posted with the four door truck like yours, very cool! http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=557184

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We were sunny. clear, and 50 degrees today! Cleaned up the garage, did the struts on the Burb, and took the Austin for a long drive!
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We were sunny. clear, and 50 degrees today! Cleaned up the garage, did the struts on the Burb, and took the Austin for a long drive!
I got the Gran Sport out for a little drive, yep it was nice, I was tempted to put down the top.

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did 20 mins on the 57 gmc today. got a little more done on the connecting piece from the cab rear wall to the B post. I am using 18 ga because that is what I could get here that is close to original thickness of cab metal, seems like a pita to get things to bend well. I have it fitted up to the bottom of the drivers door window, that is where it is getting complicated due to a "valley" type of bend which is on another bend. my homemade bead roller (don't have a die like that) and metal break won't do it, so gotta figure something else to work. maybe fab up some kind of a form over a piece of pipe and press it with a jack under my truck trailer hitch? I dunno.
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I got the Gran Sport out for a little drive, yep it was nice, I was tempted to put down the top.

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