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Old 05-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #26
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Re: 1972 Jimmy Resurrection

Good God, that is a mess. Pictures puts in even more perspective. I smashed my finger in between the wood boiler door and a big log this winter and got 3 weeks off work and a mangled middle finger. Yours is much worse. Little tasks you take for granted become a challenge, like zipping your damn pants. I feel for you, hope it heals quick. I need to put the guard back on my grinder...
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #27
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Back in the saddle

I had what I hope to be the last surgery 10 days ago and almost have the full use of my hand. Being awake, strapped to a what looks like the lethal injection table while they skin your fingers and cut out a bunch of scar tissue is an interesting experience. Anyway I'm able to get back at it despite being sore and stitched up again. I painted the rad support and new fender wells today. The underside is a bed liner and the top a single stage urethane. I've posted a WTB add as my drivers door is not worth fixing if anyone has a clean one they would like to part with.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #28
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Glad to hear you are doing better.

And good to see you working on the truck again.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #29
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I wont even touch the 7" grinder anymore. The nearest I can figure is the piece sheet metal I was cutting off wrapped around the arbor and thrashed my hand before grenading the disc. I'm super cautious even with my 5" grinder now as it makes me nervous. If you google images for grinder injuries you may never use it again. The pictures of my hand when it happened are gruesome. It's been a long recovery and not something I want to go through again.

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Old 09-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #30
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Beginning of the end

Threw the old Holley 650 out and started to install a TBI system. Despite the age and sparse creature comforts there isn't a hole lot of room under the dash to mount the brain. I had to fab up a bracket and weld it to the under side of the cowl. I didn't want to punch holes in that water trap so I migged it up there. Of course when I went to clamp it down the usual happened. All my bolts are too long with a shoulder or too short. Enough for tonight anyway. Now I have to find an 1 1/2 grommet for all the extra wiring and a couple bolts.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #31
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All my sheet metal work is done and I'm mostly through the rats nest of wiring. I managed to find two rust free truck doors, one in Libby Montana and another in Lethbridge Alberta. I cut them down and plug welded the striker plates on before painting the inside jambs. I'm a week or two away from having her running but about five months from completion. The new color, terrace blue looks very green at times but I like the old farm truck look. I hate wiring, especially when one of the previous owners has spliced and diced some of it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #32
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Doors of Perception

It's starting to look like one of those ugly 90's VW's but at least the body is 100 % solid now.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:08 PM   #33
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Big day today! Got her fired up! The crate motor along with the TBI injection kit from affordable fuel injection works great. I just have to set my rocker arm lash and wait for the lifters to pump up but the truck runs like a top. I'm sold on the TBI set up, especially with a wife that can't grasp the concept of a choke.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:42 PM   #34
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Late to the party but subscribed! Hope the hand has healed up. Best, Pete
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #35
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Parts Truck

until picked up a cheep parts truck mainly for the mint hard top as mine is in need of too much fibre glass and SMS plastic work for me. It came with a bunch of parts in it that I will be gradually unloading on the site. I'll eventually part out what I don't need but not until spring unless someone is in desperate need of a part. The body is toast but it came with several era correct cool items like the Hickey roof rack. tire mount, CB with old school whip antenna and a Ramsey worm drive 10000 Lb winch. I'll probably keep the old cool stuff but am undecided about the winch as it weighs a ton and my new springs may hate me.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #36
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That was a nice find! Keep me in mind if you sell the blue seat belts (looking on behalf of another member) or the old hatch.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:37 PM   #37
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I am in desperate need of a hickey roof rack if you decide to sell.
Well not desperate, yet if you decide to sell let me know.
How horrible of a thing about your hand injury. I could not imagine and will be extra careful after seeing that ��.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:12 PM   #38
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Unfortunately I'm keeping the roof rack for fishing kayaks, sorry



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Well not desperate, yet if you decide to sell let me know.
How horrible of a thing about your hand injury. I could not imagine and will be extra careful after seeing that ��.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #39
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That was a nice find! Keep me in mind if you sell the blue seat belts (looking on behalf of another member) or the old hatch.
Will let you know what I have left after I get it all sorted out. All I need out of old hatch is the locking handle but it has a few cracks, your welcome to it if you want it. I can bring it down when we finally have that coffee.
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Will let you know what I have left after I get it all sorted out. All I need out of old hatch is the locking handle but it has a few cracks, your welcome to it if you want it. I can bring it down when we finally have that coffee.
Sounds good! Please let me know what if anything I can help with. I hope to visit the slopes at Fernie this season. Pete
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The Cage

I'm not a huge fan of roll cages but we do use the trucks I build on many family adventures. We travel well into the Canadian wilderness and every thing I would die or kill for is going to be riding under that flimsy fiberglass top. I think the cage takes away from the truck but It's piece of mind when I pull the off road trailer up that precarious goat trail in the middle of no where.

Next weekend. Box liner, paint the dash, door jambs, put the interior together and the new hard top.
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David, looks great!
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The cage looks great Dave.I really like it.

And the terrace blue.
Again,I really like.

Good taste.!
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:49 PM   #44
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Thanks, Lots of work but hopefully I'll never have to test it!

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And the terrace blue.
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Sprayed the box liner today. Some wicked solvents in that stuff! I couldn't smell it through the mask but the fumes were burning my eyes. Next step is paint the door jambs, paint the roll cage and put it all back together before I start on the body work.
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Got the dash, door jambs and windshield frame all painted up. The cage is in. Shoulder pressing it and walking up a short step ladder was not the brightest idea. It was a little precarious stepping from the ladder to the tailgate but I made it! Of course all the holes are off just a hair after welding it all up solid but I'll get it bolted up. Sure would like a tach in the middle hole I'm going to have to get creative with the glove box door. It was either leave it on and not be able to open it or modify it so its useful.
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Re: 1972 Jimmy Resurrection

Nice work! Looks solid. How's the snow up there? Melting quickly here...except on my roof.
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Nice work! Looks solid. How's the snow up there? Melting quickly here...except on my roof.
The snow is quickly melting at the lower elevations. With the extreme temperature swings and rain on and off I'm not venturing too far into the back country this winter. I think we may see some catastrophic avalanches. All in all it's been a good winter though. I hope to have the Jimmy on the road by spring so I can get the fly rod out earlier if its a warm spring. There are a few very nice back country lakes I can get the 4x4 tent trailer into and have them all to my self. You never know, I may bag a couple wild turkeys this year. I give it a month before I get the first pinstripe in the new paint. Oh well, no point in building it if your nor going to enjoy it.
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Got the new windshield in and hard top bolted down. The back hatch for the hard top was a corroded mess so I pulled the inner latch workings out of the other badly cracked hatch and replaced them. Thats a job I hope to never do again. Talk about building a ship in a bottle. I mock mounted the swing away tire mount which proved to be a pain but it's done. I came up with slick way of doing it if anyone is about to mount one pre paint. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=660600

Here is the new glass.
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Looking good!
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