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Old 08-12-2017, 09:38 PM   #426
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Too bad you're not close......I'd blast the whole truck for $600!
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #427
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Too bad you're not close......I'd blast the whole truck for $600!
I wish you were closer as well. Some local places quoted me $400-$500 just to blast the bed floor, so you can see why I find the $600 for the 3 parts a good deal.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time, patience, or proper tools to blast everything myself.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:55 PM   #428
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Went for a ride with a local motorcycle club, so I did not get to move sheet rock today. What I thought would be a 2-3 hour ride lasted from 9am - 4pm.

Worked on the D/S cab corner when I got home Got the corner welded to the floor. The way this looks, Bondo will soon be my best friend.



Here is the other side of the weld. Had to make sure it welded both pieces. Next I have 18 holes to weld in the center of the cab. Then the real fun begins when I try to get the door pillar done this year.

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Old 08-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #429
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Didn't know you rode bikes, always good for the soul. Not like I'm not bondo dependent myself!
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:50 PM   #430
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Didn't know you rode bikes, always good for the soul. Not like I'm not bondo dependent myself!
Right, but with you bondo is a touch up to mask imperfections, with me it's a required necessity to hide the fact that I have no idea what I am doing.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:04 PM   #431
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Did a little bit of work today. Decided to take another look at the D/S door pillar.

I think a part of me is afraid to finish plug welding the back of the cab to the floor, because I feel like that's the point of no return. It would be very difficult to undo it. Maybe I should see a shrink?

Glad I double..., triple..., lost count of how many times I have checked the door pillar and it's a good thing I did. I had a feeling I was off a bit and I was right. Using the measurement of 7.5 inches from the top mount hole to the center of the fender mount hole, I was off by about a 1/2 inch.

I cut a piece of one of my leftover door pillars (I've only ordered about 4 of them so far), and used it to make a spacer and tack welded it in place.

Next I need to finish welding the cowl panel in place, drill holes for the mounting bolts on the door pillar and the hole for the lower door mount bolt, then I can mount the door pillar, hopefully for the last time.

Here's the gap and my spacer. I drew those white lines before I made the spacer to make sure I lined it up properly. Seems to be where I want it.


Tack welded in place, and then test fitted the pillar again. The white lines match up, so it should be good.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:18 PM   #432
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Wow. I had been away for a while. Stuff is getting serious here. I keep watching and learning. Mine will be due for some of this kind of work eventually.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:48 PM   #433
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Wow. I had been away for a while. Stuff is getting serious here. I keep watching and learning. Mine will be due for some of this kind of work eventually.
Thanks, Matt! Hey, I only bought the truck about 5+ years ago. It's nice to hear you are learning something from my posts, considering I have no idea what I am doing!

I will have to catch up on your build.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:53 PM   #434
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Quick Update:

The truck lost a couple hundred pounds today. It's no longer buried in sheet rock.

Will have to reorganize the garage a bit more now, but I am hoping to get back to working on the door pillar this weekend. It's supposed to rain, which means I won't get much else done.

Also, I went to put air in the rear D/S tire and the valve stem broke off in my hand. Gonna pull the tire and see if the local shop can replace it for me.



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Old 09-04-2017, 10:01 AM   #435
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Re: Trying to make Junky perhaps just a little bit Funky...

Still working on re-organizing my garage after having the sheetrock up. Seems like the new wheel dollies I got for the back might have stronger steel than the HF ones, but the wheels may not be as strong. I can't push the truck back where I want it. The bed is still loaded with parts, so it's still pretty heavy.

When I put air in the flat D/S rear tire, the valve stem broke off at the rubber. There was a piece of the stem sticking out, so I held it in place and it took and kept air. Since the local shops were closed yesterday, I tried using crazy glue to fix the valve stem and it actually worked!

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When I put air in the flat D/S rear tire, the valve stem broke off at the rubber. There was a piece of the stem sticking out, so I held it in place and it took and kept air. Since the local shops were closed yesterday, I tried using crazy glue to fix the valve stem and it actually worked!
I'm laughing out loud here. One of the better hacks I've seen. And I've done and seen a lot. ;-)
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:27 PM   #437
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I'm laughing out loud here. One of the better hacks I've seen. And I've done and seen a lot. ;-)
Thanks, Matt! Glad you found it entertaining. I was surprised it worked. As of today, it's still holding air. I would not drive it like that, but it works fine just sitting around in the garage.

Bet you never saw removing and installing sheet rock as part of a build either. But technically it is, since the truck would not get finished without it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:21 PM   #438
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A couple of weeks ago I took the bed floor, bed side, and bed front that I bought to the local sandblaster / painter. I had him sandblast it and paint it with Chassis Saver. I am really happy with the results. Hoping to get back to working on the cab again soon. Need to get motivated.







I did find a bad patch job that was done on the bedside and probably covered up with bondo. Fortunately I can probably fix that using a patch of the original bedside.

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