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Old 06-16-2018, 12:45 PM   #126
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awesome. if all things are possible, im gonna try this. i hope mine turns out as good as yours.
It's not too terribly hard... just takes time and room to work which I always seem to be lacking in! You can do it!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:51 PM   #127
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Getting her closed up... slowly... made a list of what needed to be done before I flip the cab back upright. Still have quite a bit to do!
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:14 AM   #128
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Re: Fashionable Fever! - 1969 Chevy C10 Build

Looks great man! Givin me inspiration to start on my 69. Probably gonna have to get the one piece floor for mine also. Just so expensive for me right now haha Keep up the work man! Cant wait to see it finished
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:13 AM   #129
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Looks great man! Givin me inspiration to start on my 69. Probably gonna have to get the one piece floor for mine also. Just so expensive for me right now haha Keep up the work man! Cant wait to see it finished
Thank you. I would do the one piece floor if you have to replace a majority of the cab. It's money well spent and saves a ton of time. For me and the amount of rust I had, the cost of the one piece floor vs all the patches was only $80-$100 more.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:16 AM   #130
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Work on this cab has slowed down a bit since I purchased a 67 c10. So I've been trying to get that driveable and running.

I finished (hopefully) with the passenger side as far as replacing/repairing metal. The drip rail is put back on
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:18 AM   #131
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Here is just a pic of the shiny new metal I welded in and a little bit of the header panel. It's coming along...
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:09 PM   #132
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I pushed this off to the side for awhile so I could work on my "new" 67 I bought in early June. I'm at a standstill on that while I wait for the engine block to get professionally cleaned and checked.

It doesn't look like much, but anything helps right? It's taking me a little bit to make these pieces by hand. This is the drivers side now. I drilled a hole for the wire to run through the pillar to feed my cab roof lights. Just through in a 3/4" chase nipple so the wire won't rub against sharp metal and short out down the road. I also bent up the piece to tie back into the drip rail area. Just have to cut it down to fit and weld it in. Should be able to get that installed by the end of the week!
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:47 PM   #133
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Wow... I just found your thread and I must say, you've been busy. Nice work this far, keep it up and you'll have a brand new truck when you're finished.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:39 PM   #134
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Wow... I just found your thread and I must say, you've been busy. Nice work this far, keep it up and you'll have a brand new truck when you're finished.
Hey Duane, I appreciate that! It's coming very slowly, but I enjoy (most of the time) the heck out of restoring this old thing. Hopefully when it's done it can be as nice as your pickup!
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:25 PM   #135
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Got the missing piece welded in! Still got to clean up the welds and then I can reinstall the drip cap.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:54 PM   #136
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I got my 67 running and drivable. Drove it over to the alignment shop. Should be done next week sometime. Not too worried since it gives me more room in the garage!

Couldn't wait to get back at this cab work! Finished up the drivers side drip rail and I made the missing piece to go on the inner roof. Hopefully tomorrow I can weld the piece in!
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:48 PM   #137
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Welded in the last piece on the drivers side inner roof. Almost ready to flip the cab upright!
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:20 AM   #138
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Managed to get the cab flipped upright after sanding all the paint off the interior roof. I need to purchase some insulation for the roof before I weld back on the outer roof skin.

So in the meantime I just started to work on the lower pillars and kick panel on the passenger side. The kick panel is a really doozy for some reason. It took awhile to get it cut to fit and tacked in place. Still got a bit more welding to do on the panels.

Here is the lower "B" pillar patch. Of course it needed some modification to get it to line up correctly. I'm curious why there are two holes vertically in a line where the back cab support matches up with the b pillar. I thought these were spot welded in place, but it seems the holes are for bolting the b pillar to the floor. Is this correct?
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:57 PM   #139
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Passenger side kick panel mostly done. Need to clean up some welds and such. The A pillar is also tacked in. I also hung the door in preparation for the cab corner and rocker.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #140
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I moved on to the drivers side after looking at the passenger side corner and rocker. Wasn't ready to tackle that. So I got the drivers side kick panel done and B pillar tacked on. I also got the A pillar all ready to be tacked on just ran out of time tonight.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:52 PM   #141
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Finished with the drivers side B pillar. Also cleaned up the cab corner area in preparation to get that done.

Last night I hung the door and screwed on the cab corner and rocker. Got it all to line up, but I'm left with a 5/16" gap along side the bottom of door. The vertical gap along the cab corner seam and up look pretty good and the area just below the drip rail looks okay. I know these didn't have the cleanest gaps back then so I'm not that worried. I'd just like to get the rocker up a bit more, but if I do that, the bottom of the rocker and cab corner don't line up. I can't move my cab corner up any or the body lines won't line up. So I'm stuck with a little bigger gap below the door unless someone has any ideas?
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:05 PM   #142
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Looking good on the cab repairs. Glad I'm not the only having to do the same repairs. Now if I found this thread earlier I would of got you to bend me a couple of those above the door pieces aswell. Were they tough to do with one part being square and the other one rounded.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:34 PM   #143
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Looking good on the cab repairs. Glad I'm not the only having to do the same repairs. Now if I found this thread earlier I would of got you to bend me a couple of those above the door pieces aswell. Were they tough to do with one part being square and the other one rounded.
Yea it's a lot of work but worth it. I'm glad I took the skin off. There was a ton of metal rusting under it and I could do a lot better job on the inner roof.

As far as the part above the door - do you mean where the drip rail attaches to or the inner roof where it ties into the door jamb? The inner roof was actually easier than I thought it would be. I took a piece of 20gauge and used my welding tank to bend it and then used my air flanger for the door jamb. The piece where the drip rail attaches was a bit tough since my metal brake doesn't do those back to back bends. I actually had to weld a piece of 1/4" round to the metal and bend it by hand. It's not as tight of a 90* bend as the original, but it works and it's pretty hidden.

I saw your pics on another thread. I still got to check out your build thread, but it looks like your going all out on yours! It's gonna be sweet!
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:22 AM   #144
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The piece in post 135. The one side is non existent and the other side is half there on mine. Looks good though but tough to bend I bet.
I got a door and a fender I'm going to carve up for most of my patches. The curves look pretty close to the same as the roof skin. I'll have to track down one of those air flange tools, looks like it did a good job and would be handy to have with the amount of work I'm doing.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:35 PM   #145
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The piece in post 135. The one side is non existent and the other side is half there on mine. Looks good though but tough to bend I bet.
I got a door and a fender I'm going to carve up for most of my patches. The curves look pretty close to the same as the roof skin. I'll have to track down one of those air flange tools, looks like it did a good job and would be handy to have with the amount of work I'm doing.
Yep that's the piece that was a bit hard for me to do with my harbor freight 36" brake. Like I said I bent one 90* then measured out to where the next 90* would be and welded a piece of 1/4 round steel along the line that I measured and used a wide vice crimp to bend a 90* in it. It took a bit of time, but turned out pretty good for not having the right metal brake. Also it will be mostly covered in the end.

The flange tool did an okay job. I'm sure they make a better one than what I have. I bought mine at a Napa a few years ago. It was probably $50. Funny thing is is I don't even have an air compressor... it's on my list to get!
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