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Old 05-17-2018, 10:05 PM   #101
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Re: '50 chevy 3100

Well, I wanted to work on the truck a bit.. but it was 100 degrees and I just wasn't feelin it lol just one more reason I need a shop.

Got the seam sealer though. Dynatron 550.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:47 PM   #102
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I decided to flatten all my welds as much as possible. I spent the free time of two days grinding metal and welding spots that needed attention. Flux core welding may be economical for a beginner but it sucks. I used a whole tube of dynatron, I think I went a bit much and I tried to clean it up and feather it out... I'll have to sand a little more than I wanted but it's all good.

All the patching and welding has really taught me how to weld better. Or it's taught me period. Next time I have a project I'm buying full replacement pieces though, less welding. At least this is solid and will be covered with carpet.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:25 AM   #103
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You are right. It is a learning experience. I didn't weld before I started my truck. I've learned a bunch. I'm now f beginner!

Keep at it. Your floor looks in pretty good shape from the pics.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:14 PM   #104
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Thanks, maybe on my next project I'll have a non flux core welder and have more experience by then. I decided to prime over the seam sealer, and then roll on bedliner. I know not everyone here was for it but I like it and I think it'll work until I can eventually carpet the truck. The first coat is covering up all the seam sealer lines fairly good too.

Between primer drying and then first bedliner coat drying... I decided to continue sanding my hood, and both driver side fenders. I had to remove a lot of bondo, and you'd think there would be huge dings or craters, but there was small spots that had bondo feathered out for several inches. I went ahead and primered all three to get a good look at the imperfections i still needed to do. Overall im fairly happy so far.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:31 PM   #105
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looks great. remember that carpet on a floor like that takes maybe 20 minutes to install. dont even try to take the door edge strips out (screws usually rusted), you can usually just tuck the carpet under them with a screwdriver. there are pegs along the firewall to hold the carpet, just a slit in the carpet and it slides over.

for carpet, you can find remnants big enough at boat shops, but really buying carpet isnt more expensive than bedliner, I bet its cheaper actually. the bedliner will probably seal any holes you missed though.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #106
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Those screws did break! I removed them to replace the floor. Fill holes and stuff was part of my justification lol I actually think I did ok but between the sealer and the liner I think it is worry free. I've had this can of bedliner for forever, I called company to make sure it was still good before I opened it.

Next issue is addressing my driver door. Started a thread on it for advice, I'm a beginner in dent removal so my fingers are crossed I don't mess it up.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:20 AM   #107
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Some updates. We had several days of 100+ weather lately and I've gotten very little done.

I've been seeing brown interiors in a lot of trucks in the projects here and I've been really thinking about going the same route. So I got a couple different shades. I got passenger side door painted and I think I'm definitely leaning towards brown.

A tad more black paint and I'll call the floor and firewall done!

I think I may be painting dash brown before I start to run wires. And I'm finally going to set up my steering linkage in a few days.

Anyone know of any truck pics with a brown interior and green exterior?
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:01 AM   #108
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I had to see the dash brown and I love it!
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