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Ford moved from Richmond Ca to Milpitas in '55, Some of the old timers told me that a lot of ford parts were delivered by ships to richmond. When parts were obsolete at model year change a lot of iron was dumped into the San Francisco bay. probably a lot of rust in the salt water today.

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Heres the cab bottom of an old Chevy truck about to recieve some sort of coating-



I cut four access flaps in the right door sill plate area on the 59 Cat. So I could use the cannon bore brush looking swab on a stick I made with some TIG rod and scuff pads to scour the inside of the rocker with frothy rust converter then mop it out with towels. Here, you are looking through one of these flaps and the area in focus is the inside of the front end of the rocker. Pitted but not perforated yet. Proceeding with coatings in there after patching the area cut out yesterday.



Area behind the patch looks like this now-



Cut my patch from the new rocker-



Stopping point-

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Wish my floor looked like that on the underside.

Got the drivers side kick panel welded in, whoo hooo! Went out to dinner with the family and came back and made an extender for the bottom of the panel to finish it off tomorrow.

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so i guess an adjuster came in to inspect a car the other day and reported back to higher ups that the manager was allowing shoddy welds to get thru the process. The current manager in the past kicked out his drp with an old shop he managed years ago. So basically, it was more about revenge than a guy's welds. So yesterday, a regional manager came in and they targeted the tech with the crappiest welds. It was a rail to the cowl and he was already to work on a Saturday to get it done. He had to strip the entire rail to metal as the regional manager picked out filler to reveal pin holes and stood there with a sheet counting welds to make sure it was done to factory spec. What they found was a couple pinholes and I thought he didnt' clean up the tips good enough on the spot welder, but man, that was some rude arse nitpicking. As this was happening I was 1 stall away overlooking my Honda recommended sleeves to make sure it had it's 7 plug welds on each side so I'm not stripping my work back to metal. Thing is, there's obviously OTHER reasons why that tech was targeted and they probably won't even look at my welds. Two weeks ago that tech was drunk from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday, and I heard he was actually a little drunk when the regional was standing above him like a *****. His welds are shoddy as well and he works in the back and does overtime. You can't have guys doing that kind of work without no one around them to see what they're doing. That's a recipe for disaster thru lawsuits.
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Wish my floor looked like that on the underside.

Got the drivers side kick panel welded in, whoo hooo! Went out to dinner with the family and came back and made an extender for the bottom of the panel to finish it off tomorrow.

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Lookin good ,Brian..
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I am running off to a birthday party for my nephew 2.5 hours away so I had to get out in the garage and get my five minutes in. Finished up the left patch panel, done!

Started on getting the rear inner window frames clamped in place to weld. I have about all my 37 vice grips out on the floor of the truck. I spent some time getting the left piece in and the left upper piece in....sort of. What I see, it will take me 274 hours to get those clamped in place! I can't wait to get it done though, that will be the last thing to weld on the cab, WHOOO HOOOO!

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I got my 53 Corvette tail lamp bezel for my truck in the mail today, WHOOO HOOOOoooooooo damn this thing is rough. I got a tail light assembly a few years ago and now I needed another. One problem, all I see are pairs and they are going for $600-900! So I got this bezel for $40. Geeez and the repro lenses are $125 each so the stuff ain't cheap.

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Grape came from... Pontiac!
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Wish my floor looked like that on the underside.

Got the drivers side kick panel welded in, whoo hooo! Went out to dinner with the family and came back and made an extender for the bottom of the panel to finish it off tomorrow.

Brian
It will soon, just grey instead. Our guy had to go way up behind the dash cutting out rust.



Today is prime weather but I am indoors, although next to open window, resurrecting a tablet of Mom's that almost croaked. Relaxation at home is great stuff but last year it sure wasn't with the cop calling dog neighbor. Nice to get back to enjoying a peaceful home. A new piece of road opened up a month or two ago and it has taken some traffic off the road I commute on but have been run into on seven times since I moved here. These are good things because both those almost drove me mad.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:38 PM
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Does anyone know what this horseshoe mount fits,,the 4 holes align with the 4 on a V8 chevy but the to lower on the saddle is not even close to the studs in the frame..

Had to quit fir the day tore my toe nail off ,which would not be a big deal ,,but I am a diabetic and it could be a Big problem especially with the blood thinners I am having to take Infection is a big deal so I had to come in and take care of it,,but I am tired so I will just quit for the night.
That definitely looks like the V-8 engine mount for a tri-five Chevy. I was thinking there are two sets of mounting holes in the crossmember. But I sold my '57 in '69 and haven't worked on one since then, so I could well be mistaken.
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I got my 53 Corvette tail lamp bezel for my truck in the mail today, WHOOO HOOOOoooooooo damn this thing is rough. I got a tail light assembly a few years ago and now I needed another. One problem, all I see are pairs and they are going for $600-900! So I got this bezel for $40. Geeez and the repro lenses are $125 each so the stuff ain't cheap.

Brian
You might want to look at Speedway Motors. They have all kinds of neat hot rod stuff. Reproduction 1950 Pontiac tail lights with actual glass lenses. They're what I have on my T-bucket.

Here they are : https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Searc...iac+taillights

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Hey good idea!! you buying Brian? Where at? I'll be there. Man I am really hungry right now!
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Hey good idea!! you buying Brian? Where at? I'll be there. Man I am really hungry right now!
I am not kidding, I have met a few of the guys here in the forum at shows, some traveling a long way. Hope to see you one day, if I don't get up there plan on the "Dream Machines" next April. It's well worth the trip and I will treat you to a nice lunch in down town Halfmoon bay.

OMG I worked all day today, beat my ever loving butt getting this inner structure welded in. YEOW this muther beat me up! Working inside, that's hard enough but this sucker, on my knees in there the whole day, YEOW.:devil:

I was going to give up, just tack it in, then I got a second wind and came in the house for a bit then went back out and welded it completely. Again, that was it, I give up, I figured I would grind a few welds, got a third wind and ground the whole thing, it's done....well ready for bondo which will be another living hell. Damn does it add a BUNCH working inside, I could do all four fenders with less work than this. Anyway, I am thrilled that all of the metal work on the cab is finished! I can get it in primer now, my next step.

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Ok Brian don't be surprised when I show at your door. he he.

When you get to Boise, Maybe in a couple a years I will do an eastward cruise to Boise.. Got some old Biker friends in Boise!!!
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I love watching your build Brian. Being as i started my first job as a sheet metal worker.

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