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Old 04-22-2018, 07:47 PM
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Seems you really only need 1 panel for the box... a better, southern box...
might want to get the 500lb pile of dirt out before you change the box though or you'll need more friends and lots more beer to get it off.

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4 coats on






I like the "hammered effect" it goes along with all the dents on the rest of this thing.




Bought this Monday and I want to be driving this Friday.
Just throwing the paint on for now so it is not a total mess.

So far I have replaced the shifter shaft seal, Installed a new pan bolt, tested the electrical, bought 2 new batteries(old were junk) and painted this thing.

I need to remove dirt from the bed(wanted to get this painted asap so it could dry longer), hit the windshield with a razor blade/0000 wool to get the paint and previous overspray off, replace the wipers, remove the rear bumper, Build a legal rear bumper, unbolt the plow junk, wire up some tail/backup lights, and replace the fluids. Then it will be a good drive able wood truck.



l will get junk around(weatherstripping, trim, doors, front clip, etc) then build a flatbed for it. Thicker steel and less susceptible to Michigan rust. Just going boat sides eliminating the rockers. Not sure what direction I am going to go with the fuel tank yet.

This paint just buys me time to get things around.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:22 PM
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You're ambitious...

I/we just continued yard work and enjoyed the cloudless sky and 66 day.
I did spend a little time organizing the shop. I am bringing the '71 Chevelle here tomorrow and need to make room for a bunch of people and work to be performed next weekend.
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What a fiasco I've had over the last day or two... Replaced the O2 regulator on the hot wrench setup, and then couldn't get the torch itself to work right. Probably operator error as I have not messed with one in quite a few years. Anyway, I get the cracked front axle of my trailer cut off of the frame and go back to start cleaning up some of the remnants. Slag falls on the hose and burns a hole in it. Hot wrench down. Again. I had to cut the rear axle off with the grinder ans saws-all. I was able to get the axle and suspension squared up and tacked in place.
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4 coats on
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I need to remove dirt from the bed(wanted to get this painted asap

This paint just buys me time to get things around.
Its amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it?. Man, You might want to make that a Flower BED. the grass is growing better in there than my front lawn. Is THAT a tree growing in there?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:31 AM
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What a fiasco I've had over the last day or two... Replaced the O2 regulator on the hot wrench setup, and then couldn't get the torch itself to work right. Probably operator error as I have not messed with one in quite a few years. Anyway, I get the cracked front axle of my trailer cut off of the frame and go back to start cleaning up some of the remnants. Slag falls on the hose and burns a hole in it. Hot wrench down. Again. I had to cut the rear axle off with the grinder ans saws-all. I was able to get the axle and suspension squared up and tacked in place.
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Good to see you persevered, kept going and showed it who's boss...
Days like this make me wonder why I keep so many projects around...
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Yes there is a sapling in there.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:10 AM
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Yes there is a sapling in there.
If you do change the bed, save that one for John, he likes to fix stuff like that just to kill time.

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:12 AM
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What a fiasco I've had over the last day or two... Replaced the O2 regulator on the hot wrench setup, and then couldn't get the torch itself to work right. Probably operator error as I have not messed with one in quite a few years. Anyway, I get the cracked front axle of my trailer cut off of the frame and go back to start cleaning up some of the remnants. Slag falls on the hose and burns a hole in it. Hot wrench down. Again. I had to cut the rear axle off with the grinder ans saws-all. I was able to get the axle and suspension squared up and tacked in place.
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I was using my torch after MANY years of it sitting in a box and all of a sudden one of the regulators failed and was leaking big time! Had them both rebuilt, keep an eye on yours!

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I did take the Gran Sport out yesterday for the first time in MANY months. My little girl has a learners permit and thought she should be out driving in the convertible for the first time. She had a ball, got dad nervous a few times, but not too bad.

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The world is cruel to shiny things-



Footloose II has some BMW hood shell rot to deal with-



The bug is on the chassis and I'm hanging Mustang panels for the last time after lunch-



Due fit satisfaction has been achieved at the back of my '59 job's d/s tunnel-



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u been busy junk! me too for once car related. finally got the heads off'n my truck just now! on the way to seattle tomorrow, i'll drop them off in arlington. had a broken seal or something made out of black plastic on both sides, so i guess it's a good thing i took them off. (shows how much i dont know)
this guy in arlington is going to reguide and redo the valves for only $200. i asked him Each right? he said no, for both!! have to see it to believe it. he was recommended by a local pontiac guy i met. i had one valve that looks like the top is starting to fragment as well! not good. oh well, gonna order some headers for the first time ever and get rid of the rams horns that have been on there since i first build this engine in 95, maybe even the engine before this one! i think i have btwn 25 and 30K on this is all! i have to wonder about how much crap is in the bottom of my oil pan, ha! ain't lookin, except when i change the oil after i fire it back up.

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Got a three foot long weld ground down on the cowl, removed the door getting ready for tomorrow's next step.

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I did that work on my truck and took off to the hardware store down the street and this guy pulled in. Talked with him quite a while, very cool guy. I have to get over to his house (he invited me) he has some awesome projects!

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I did that work on my truck and took off to the hardware store down the street and this guy pulled in. Talked with him quite a while, very cool guy. I have to get over to his house (he invited me) he has some awesome projects!

Brian
What a cool daily driver that would be. I like the idea of you building your's as a driver too. That does not mean you can't make a nice truck out of it!

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