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Old 10-01-2018, 09:43 PM   #201
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

I spent the whole day prepping the cab for epoxy. There are a couple areas that I need to go back and clean more thoroughly, but I wanted to get the whole thing in epoxy today. I was able to get two coats on this evening. This old body is a bit sore!!!

Oh yea, I was in the middle of scuffing the dash when I noticed that the radio area was cut-out for a modern radio.....damn, something to fix!! Now I'll have to find a patch panel....

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:27 PM   #202
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I spent the whole day prepping the cab for epoxy. There are a couple areas that I need to go back and clean more thoroughly, but I wanted to get the whole thing in epoxy today. I was able to get two coats on this evening. This old body is a bit sore!!!

Oh yea, I was in the middle of scuffing the dash when I noticed that the radio area was cut-out for a modern radio.....damn, something to fix!! Now I'll have to find a patch panel....

Thanks Mike
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:56 PM   #203
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Today I put two coats of 2K primer surfacer over the epoxy. I also started working on two rust holes on the front right fender. Thanks Mike
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:02 PM   #204
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Rear rust repair of right fender. Toward the end of finishing my patch panel welding, I blew out my air line and had a wild snake on my hands!!! Thanks Mike
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Looks good Mike!
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Today I acquired some garage space inside the attached garage to the house. I was able to roll the chassis into the garage without the Mrs seeing it until it was too late. Now I should be able to easily move everything outside and do a good cleaning tomorrow then resume body work. I don't have time to get everything done before Dad's 79 GMC gets back from Jayson's in a couple weeks. So, I've decided to paint the firewall (side and front) and just put the cab on the frame. I really need to get this thing running under its own power so i can move it when i have to throughout winter. Mike
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:47 AM   #209
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Today I acquired some garage space inside the attached garage to the house. I was able to roll the chassis into the garage without the Mrs seeing it until it was too late. Now I should be able to easily move everything outside and do a good cleaning tomorrow then resume body work. I don't have time to get everything done before Dad's 79 GMC gets back from Jayson's in a couple weeks. So, I've decided to paint the firewall (side and front) and just put the cab on the frame. I really need to get this thing running under its own power so i can move it when i have to throughout winter. Mike
Under the gun now brother! Looks fantastic all the way around....these are "GOOD" problems to have!!!
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:24 PM   #210
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Change update: I've decided to go with original steal bed floor. I plan on using the wood bed floor on a future build. Since I'll eventually sell this truck, I want to keep my 1 of 1 wood bed floor. Hahahah!

So, today I took the bed apart and changed out the bed floor. Also began the body work on the cab. Back to the bed. I also used one of my favorite tools to move the bedsides back into place, now they align with the bottom of the cab on both sides.

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1. Right bedside was severely bent years ago. I had to cut into the front-edge to get enough alignment then fill the void with a bit of welding (not complete in the pic).
2. My favorite tool. Lol!
3-4. Just a little cab work.

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Old 10-07-2018, 09:44 PM   #211
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Today I spent about six hours working on the 78....doesn't really seem like I accomplished much! I definitely can't focus on one thing at a time!!! Worked on the firewall some more, then spent a couple hours re-stripping the passenger bedside and filling holes on the upper rail, then worked on the corners and etc etc etc! Fun! Thanks Mike
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:28 PM   #212
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Today I was able to get both fenders clean enough for an initial spray along with the hood. I will epoxy both fenders and under the hood tomorrow. Under the gun!!

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Coming right along. You're doing nice work!
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Coming right along. You're doing nice work!
Thanks Low Elco. I think I can finally put the welder away???
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Really great job, Mike! Have you decided yet what color you are going to paint this truck?
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Really great job, Mike! Have you decided yet what color you are going to paint this truck?
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This is my inspiration!
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The next one will have to be white! Red, white, and blue, very patriotic!
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Learned tonight that you can adjust the door striker from inside the door. Didn't know that you could gain access through the latch (see pic). I aligned the door along the rear edge with the cab and reached in tightened the striker.....bam! Also got some epoxy on the hood and fenders. Thanks Mike
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Lost my cab!!! Hope it shows back up at some point!!! I need to focus on the 79s interior for now, so I’m taking a little break on the 78. Thanks Mike
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This is my inspiration!
You have nice inspiration picture! We had also inspiration picture before we started our truck restoration. This picture was our inspiration...
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Nice!!!
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Teaser!
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You have nice inspiration picture! We had also inspiration picture before we started our truck restoration. This picture was our inspiration...
ABSOLUTELY! I agree with you 100%. I'm in the middle of selling a home and moving. I'm really looking forward to getting into the new place where I can start tearing down my old truck for a complete restoration too. It's an exciting time for me and I'm really enjoying everyone's photos.
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ABSOLUTELY! I agree with you 100%. I'm in the middle of selling a home and moving. I'm really looking forward to getting into the new place where I can start tearing down my old truck for a complete restoration too. It's an exciting time for me and I'm really enjoying everyone's photos.
Best of luck Woodyboat with the new house!
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