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Old 03-20-2014, 09:32 PM
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Your doors fit and look so nice. Where is your tags? I don't seeze no tags. You steal that truck? hahahahaha. I have a spare set I can send you.

I wonder if Johns home made porta power would work in my truck. Some darn how I am out 5/16 on a bottom hinge. I am not sure what to do, tweak the hinge, I am worried the cab still out that 5/16. Bend the hinge or open the holes? LOL……. I won't have any holes left if I open them 5/16.

One custom hinge coming up. 5/16 just happens to be the size of that pesky bad pin I found.


I had a new set made and will not put them on until I get finished ,when I get thru I have to have Sherriff to come and inspect it and the old plate to make sure they match before I install the new one ,,it MUST be complete before they will inspect it .

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:27 PM
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Holy, I have plates for mine already. All I had was a handwritten note that said * one old truck* for a bill of sale. I could have put any one of three sets of tags on it. No questions. Just as long as the number I used wasn't on a hot list.

I had way more trouble getting plates for my new GMC than the old one. Brand spanking new is a problem here.

I am sure I need a notary republic to change the speed o though, or a bailiff.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:18 AM
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On a serious note one of the things I like to do when I make door panels, kick panels etc is to take clear plastic like you would buy at a Walmart fabric dept to cover a picnik table. Probably 5 mils thick or so. (similar to convertible window material). It is about 4 dollars per linear yard.

I spray that lightly with contact adhesive. Only the material. Let it dry. What you will have is a clear piece of material that you can see through and it will stick lightly to your door, kick panel underside of deck lid, etc.

Once you have it stuck on the panel and smoothed, mark everything with a sharpie. That includes the door handle shafts, the door panel clip holes, the outer edges of the patterns..EVERYTHING!

Now peal the clear material off the door and stick it to the door panel material and now you have a perfect pattern with everything clearly marked.

Cut it out....Your done.

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I like this idea.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:32 AM
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Been busy looking at the front of the cowl and floor area........








And thinking about what to do next.....


So I thunk up the idea of cutting off the two cowl braces.




You should do yourself a big favor and get a REAL crapper,Puggs that hollow stump is doing weird things to your skin tone....
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:47 AM
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Your doors fit and look so nice. Where is your tags? I don't seeze no tags. You steal that truck? hahahahaha. I have a spare set I can send you.

I wonder if Johns home made porta power would work in my truck. Some darn how I am out 5/16 on a bottom hinge. I am not sure what to do, tweak the hinge, I am worried the cab still out that 5/16. Bend the hinge or open the holes? LOL……. I won't have any holes left if I open them 5/16.

One custom hinge coming up. 5/16 just happens to be the size of that pesky bad pin I found.
Didn't you replace those bent hinges with new (straight) ones ????
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:12 AM
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You should do yourself a big favor and get a REAL crapper,Puggs that hollow stump is doing weird things to your skin tone....
That's what happens when you get old and have to grunt so hard for any action to begin. You turn red followed by a nice shade of green.
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That's what happens when you get old and have to grunt so hard for any action to begin. You turn red followed by a nice shade of green.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
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Hey, Mike started it.....
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Nothing got done in my garage. I went to a meeting last night with a speaker talking about the autobody industry and where it's headed. It was damn interesting, good meal, some good conversation.

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You need to get to work on the truck ,last few months have ben to cold ,after a couple of months it will be to Hot to be welding ..LOL
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Nothing got done in my garage. I went to a meeting last night with a speaker talking about the autobody industry and where it's headed. It was damn interesting, good meal, some good conversation.

Brian
beware of Calibur Collision. They're buying everything up here...Golden State, Cooks, body craft. Even Berteluchi's is trying to fatten the books so they can be bought too. From what I hear is that once Calibur buys you all the experienced and high priced techs get canned or reduction in pay. Going downhill fast. Competitive market out here.
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beware of Calibur Collision. They're buying everything up here...Golden State, Cooks, body craft. Even Berteluchi's is trying to fatten the books so they can be bought too. From what I hear is that once Calibur buys you all the experienced and high priced techs get canned or reduction in pay. Going downhill fast. Competitive market out here.
And this is one of the reasons why you want to widen your knowledge. I could go into so many different businesses from body to paint to parts to insurance to alignment, you can't learn enough. That is one of the most important reasons to do what you are doing with your painting. The more you can do the more valuable you are and the better you get at the other things you do! If it's auto restoration or collision related, learning it fattens what you already know! Thus, making you better and more valuable.

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:29 PM
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I like this idea.
Thanks Pugsy, that was one of the "tricks" on Sid Chavers "How to make Panels" video. They were well worth the money. The one on making seats is just as good.

Between them and Dan I have lots of good referance material at my disposal.

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You need to get to work on the truck ,last few months have ben to cold ,after a couple of months it will be to Hot to be welding ..LOL

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This weekend David, this weekend.

Brian
You guys remind me of the stand up comedian that ask the audience if there were any guys that could count on getting a little once a year. One guy way in the back jumped up and down and said I do, I do, I do!

The comedian said "if you only get a little once a year what are you so darn happy about?"

The man did not hesitate to answer....TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.

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