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Old 06-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #101
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where did you get that bed floor?
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:50 PM   #102
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where did you get that bed floor?
It is the original, I just frankinsteined the patches in😜
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:47 PM   #103
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I put the seat belts in, seats and console. Still need to install the shifter boot, door weather strips, door sills and the radio speaker.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:31 AM   #104
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Really really sweet!
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:37 AM   #105
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Asolde, nice work! That looks like something you would climb into at the dealership......
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:45 PM   #106
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Nice work! Any tips for trimming holes in the carpet? I've always just hacked away as meticulously as possible but there must be a better technique. I recently had to re-glue (3M weatherstrip adhesive) a portion of a door weatherstrip and used several large metal paper clip/clamps to hold the glued section in place - worked well.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #107
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Nice work! Any tips for trimming holes in the carpet? I've always just hacked away as meticulously as possible but there must be a better technique. I recently had to re-glue (3M weatherstrip adhesive) a portion of a door weatherstrip and used several large metal paper clip/clamps to hold the glued section in place - worked well.
No good tips on cutting holes in the carpet just a good razor blade and a sharp knife, cut an X where you want the hole. Alot of holes I went under the truck and poke a all up through the carpet. I had to feel for a lot of the holes and poke a hole with a all. I need to get motivated and get back out there to do my weatherstrips,and shifter boot.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:23 PM   #108
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When I did my carpet in the suburban, I used an old soldering iron. I sharpened the point a little, got it up to temp and poked it up through the floor where I could and down from the top for the remainder. It melted or I say 'cauterized' the holes for a nice, sealed edge. Very permanent, so make sure the carpet is in the right spot.

I have done a few this way and it works pretty well. Just don't lay a hot soldering iron on your new carpet.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:41 AM   #109
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Working to get my body jig completed

Main rails frame assembly actually setting up on edge
This will lay down flat and attach to the cross members
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Cross members...one at the front floor, one in the middle, and one at the rear
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One of the main uprights nearly finished.....got to drill some holes up the side of the vertical tube for adjusting up and down.
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Here's the rough design...doesn't show the cross members but they will weld to the main frame rails on some standoffs to allow me to
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Would like to see more pics of the jig in use once complete
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I did my door weatherstrips today. I lifted the roof off enough to get at the top of the seals. It was rock solid no rust clean along the windshield frame. I cleaned everything up and installed my seals.When I was pulling the roof off the two front LT/RT hold down bolts broke off. I could not get them to easy out so I stepped drill the bolts out and ran a tap back though the nut plates. I put the roof back on and finished off the seals. I did not like the way the drip deflectors fit so I put the stock ones back on until I get it fiqured out. I got a few more things to do on the interior like the rear pnls, shifter boot, radio speaker.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:04 PM   #113
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I made some light switch/wiper knobs out of a hunk of scrap aluminum:




I tried to match the basic design of my door lock knobs I made earlier:


And then I finished my tilt/turn signal knobs:

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Got my Parkerized parts back today - here are some representative shots: hood hinge, pitman arm, 72 hooks, underside of a door striker plate, upper hood latch. The bolts are the unique 12-pointers used to attach the hood latch at the rad support. They come coated with a fine layer of gun oil.
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Got my Parkerized parts back today - here are some representative shots: hood hinge, pitman arm, 72 hooks, underside of a door striker plate, upper hood latch. The bolts are the unique 12-pointers used to attach the hood latch at the rad support. They come coated with a fine layer of gun oil.

Those are so nice, I wish I had thought to do that when I had mine apart. Looks like a durable, no nonsense finish.
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Those are so nice, I wish I had thought to do that when I had mine apart. Looks like a durable, no nonsense finish.
Thanks - it's the original finish that GM applied to these parts and really durable (relatively cheap too). For example, you can wrench on the bolts and they stay black with an intact finish
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Looks great. Who does that in Alb.?
Colors available?
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http://www.kaehr.com/

They have a minimum order ($100) that does a lot of parts. Colors aren't an option per se - there's zinc or manganese that impart either a really dark gray or black. Ask the folks at Kehr. More on Parkerizing here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkerizing

The local shop here in MT did a really good job.
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Ripped out the front axle of my '69 getting closer to converting it to 2wd form
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:34 AM   #120
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Man '67steven those knobs are bad a$$!
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:00 AM   #121
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Well it runs and stops now !

Time to get rid of the gas can......tonights project. Yuck !!!!!
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http://www.kaehr.com/

They have a minimum order ($100) that does a lot of parts. Colors aren't an option per se - there's zinc or manganese that impart either a really dark gray or black. Ask the folks at Kehr. More on Parkerizing here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkerizing

The local shop here in MT did a really good job.
Those came out much darker than the stuff you showed me from down here. Nice man!
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #123
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Well, I didn't really "Do" anything today, except pick these up from my local upholstery shop.

He did a great job with the Utility Buckets, and the rear seat. He also upholstered the armrests for the rear seat and filled in the ashtray locations. I just need to paint the rear seat arms, and the metal seat backs for the front seats, clean up and paint the seat tracks...then bolt them in (after I get done fixing my rusty floor, LOL)...It will be nice to finally have seats, since I bought this truck with no seats in it!







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Awesome!
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Seats look great!
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