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b-mac 12-06-2016 12:08 PM

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Thanks to PaulsPickupParts for the good metal.

rrenner 12-24-2016 04:39 PM

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Taking advantage of the warm weather to prime some fenders.


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MIKESAD50 12-24-2016 07:17 PM

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I got the cab mounted back on the frame.
Started working on getting brake fluid in and bled, not done. I have had several little leaks.

Joe Pass 12-26-2016 11:08 PM

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Today I finished my rear swaybar installation....test drives with noticeable improvement
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Thread on the project
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=725653

iowaboynca 12-30-2016 09:51 PM

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I think i've filled in all the holes i'm not going to use on the firewall with the exception of the OE E-brake. Probably not going to use it either, but just don't like filling them in until i have that sorted out.

MARTINSR 01-02-2017 12:55 AM

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Got the garage cleaned up, HOLY CRAP that took me about 5 hours today. But that's my New Years resolution, to get back to my five minutes a day plan on my truck. I got so much done on that plan and it all came to a halt when I started walking. Well, I can do both damn it. But just a little more tomorrow to get the bench cleaned up and I am back to working out there.

I don't mean I cleaned it up OCD couldn't work because it wasn't perfect. I couldn't even get to the truck!

I had to disassemble and cut up that shelf/bench that I had under the garage window. It was a beautiful shelf/bench, hated to do it but I don't have the room. I had gotten it from a neighbor for a co-worker of mine but the dude never came and got it! Finally got fed up as it was just a junk collector, wham, done, it's gone.

But tomorrow I will get out there to clear up the bench and be back at it! WHOO HOOOO!

Brian

iowaboynca 01-02-2017 04:23 AM

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BooYah!!!

MARTINSR 01-04-2017 11:36 AM

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I didn't get much done, about 15 minutes, but DAMN it was more than I have the last year! So my five minutes a day plan is under way. I had to RUN out there to do this being I had to take my daughter last night to her dance class, but damn it, I am going to put in my five minutes.

Making patterns works guys, don't ever short yourself on patterns.

After fitting this piece I made a year or more ago, I went to my daughters dance class and got a "Spider Dragon" at the Japanese place next door. :D

Brian

gigamanx 01-04-2017 01:56 PM

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I got my title in the mail and ready for 2017. Hitting things hard over the holidays and have begun major dismantling of the '49. Bought a crane for the garage 25% off NYE sale. I have to keep the garage clean because I don't have much space to work to begin with. I like your idea of 5 minutes a day @MARTINSR.

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MARTINSR 01-04-2017 03:10 PM

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I got my title in the mail and ready for 2017. Hitting things hard over the holidays and have begun major dismantling of the '49. Bought a crane for the garage 25% off NYE sale. I have to keep the garage clean because I don't have much space to work to begin with. I like your idea of 5 minutes a day @MARTINSR.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/672/31...f8c847579b.jpg


It WORKS! If that is all you did the truck would get done sooner than if you did nothing right? But damn, it usually ends up with at the very least a half hour, or hour. But if all I do is walk out and arrange some nuts and bolts, if that is all I do I am going to be out in that garage at least 5 minutes. I have been sitting on the couch in my pajamas having given up after a hard day thinking, "just this once, it's not like I can get anything done." But I get up and go out there and do SOMETHING. It's amazing what I have gotten done with that plan.

Brian

mr48chev 01-04-2017 03:58 PM

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I'm going to have to hunt through your photos and or threads to find out how you sectioned the cab Martinsr That is part of my build plan and I need to so some homework on it.

MARTINSR 01-04-2017 06:45 PM

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I'm going to have to hunt through your photos and or threads to find out how you sectioned the cab Martinsr That is part of my build plan and I need to so some homework on it.

How about a "Basics of Basics" on it, would that help?

Ahhhhh, your wish is my command!

http://www.autobodystore.com/ms10.shtml

Brian:mm:

MARTINSR 01-04-2017 07:01 PM

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These are a couple of photos that really should be added to that "Basics."

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...psff099258.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps34f60f44.jpg

They show how to eliminate a cut through the middle of the firewall like Sam Gates did on the Rod and Custom Dream Truck. Especially with the mild 2.5 inch section I did only the cowl had to be cut and it worked like a dream!

Brian

MARTINSR 01-05-2017 02:26 AM

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Well my five minutes got my patch panels holes punched in it, that was it. I did find that my two cans of weld thru primer were crap being I haven't used them in so long. So that was it for tonight. I did get something done on my brothers radiator box for his Crosley motorcycle he is making too.

I know it's not much, but again, more than I got done all of last year!

Brian

gigamanx 01-05-2017 08:42 AM

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I'm liking this 5 minutes thing, although I have to travel next week for work so I probably can't actually make it the whole year working on the truck every day. That would be a cool goal though.

Today, got a shop crane built and got the bed strapped to it ready to be taken off the chassis. Will try get it off tomorrow although I've already noticed the two rear bolts holding the bed to the frame are hidden under the wood slats. The slats are almost rotted off so I may just get a hole saw and cut a hole where the bolt head is just to get a ratchet down there.

MARTINSR 01-06-2017 01:25 AM

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Got out there for my five minutes again! I sand blasted the inner structure where my patch goes and sprayed some weld thru primer on it and the back of the patch. It cracks me up that we do this as I have here with the weld thru primer and cleaning it up when the whole cab is made of rust filled lap welds like this! Like cleaning this up is going to make a big difference. :rolleyes:

But I can't do it without at least giving it a few minutes like this to get it right.

Brian

capnduane 01-06-2017 01:42 AM

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Been 3 1/2 years since I did the "refresh" on my '55 2nd, gosh, how time flies when you're having fun! Still running great. My Christmas present to my truck is a bit cheapo, but sorely needed, as the rubber pads on my clutch and brake have been popping off at inopportune times lately..... Got a new set off evilbay, we'll see if they can last 3 years like the present set?

iowaboynca 01-06-2017 02:15 AM

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Brian

You know you're getting to the point where you need to make a build page...;)

bowt1ed 01-06-2017 03:36 PM

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Mounted my new firewall booster/master! I know it seems small, but after much time (and money) into getting the firewall nice, it was so hard drilling the first hole! I think I must have measured at least a half dozen times before committing. Next up, new Ididit tilt column!

Cheers, Jim

MARTINSR 01-06-2017 03:45 PM

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Measure twice-cut once! It's looking damn good!


Brian:metal:

bowt1ed 01-06-2017 03:53 PM

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Thanks. Have the same issues as Roger55 where I'll still need to heat and bend out the vertical brace to allow ample room for bellows to move.
Cudos to Roger for sharing.

idbeast 01-07-2017 12:29 AM

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Got the tubular control arms in!

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MARTINSR 01-07-2017 12:44 AM

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Those tubular arms are a big improvement.

Brian

idbeast 01-07-2017 12:49 AM

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Those tubular arms are a big improvement.

Brian

I was impressed with how well they are built! It also has 1.5" lowering springs and I'm waiting on the 2" drop spindles to show up! It should have a great Static ride height!

59chevy310p 01-07-2017 12:58 AM

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Took my new truck out for a shake down to see what it's gonna need runs good. Looks like needs a brake job and exhaust.


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