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Old 02-20-2019, 07:51 PM
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:38 PM
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:27 PM
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:20 PM
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Well, you folks are overdue for an update.
I've been doing body work lately. I got patch panels for the bottom of the cowl and doors as well as cab corners. I got the doors and cowl done and in primer but I had to pull the cowl off the frame to remove the cowl trim band. I need to paint under the new band before I install the band and I can't access the bolts that hold the band on if it is on the frame.
The bottom of the back of the cab is gone so I don't have a body line to follow until I get the doors back on.
Still a long case of having to do this before I can do that.
I got the crank and pistons in the block and I am waiting for the rest of the gaskets, lifters, push rods and such to finish getting the engine together.
I decided that I kinda like doing body work. I ran out of gas for my mig welder so that forced me to have to try out my new tig welder. I decided that I really suck at tig welding. Looks pretty easy on the YouTube videos. After muddling my way through the patch panels, I watched a video on the 10 most common problems with tig welding. I have all the mistakes down solid. I am getting pretty good at sharpening the tig electrode because I can't keep it out of the weld puddle.
I'm getting pretty good at the bondo work. Overall condition of the cab is way better than my original plan. Gonna make for a lot more work in the long run because now I have to do more work on the box to get it to match the cab. Maybe I can cheat and beat up the cab after I get it painted to make it look like the box instead of making the box look like the cab.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:05 PM
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I can certainly relate to your last sentiment, dad, I started out thinking the same on my '36 truck. After many hours of making it a bit better I decided to go a few more and make it pretty good. It wasn't in me to leave the truck really rough. I'm really glad I did it that way and I hope you will be too.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:55 AM
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:34 PM
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I'll work on pictures.
It o overall looks worse now than it did a month ago. I have the cab and doors off and the whole garage is covered in bondo dust.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:30 AM
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I'll work on pictures.
It o overall looks worse now than it did a month ago. I have the cab and doors off and the whole garage is covered in bondo dust.
Yep, that's what we want to see
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:45 AM
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Got rid of some paint cans yesterday. I thought it turned out pretty good.
Got one door painted, one door reprimered, cowl and dashboard painted.
I went with satin black for the body and semigloss black for the dash.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:45 PM
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Got the other door painted today.
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