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Old 05-08-2020, 10:07 PM   #501
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I stripped the driver window frame as well and clear coated both of them, not too happy how dull they turned out since I opted for the VHT Satin Clear, I should have gone with the Gloss I think
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:10 PM   #502
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say hello to my medium friend, this 6" braided wire wheel is insane on my 4 1/2 DeWalt angle grinder, it actually separates and spreads out once it's spinning i never noticed that on the 4 1/2 version

it made quick work of that rusted ceiling, man I wish I snapped a photo before I removed all the crusty rust off of it, oh well
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:14 PM   #503
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I also gently removed the ol' behind the seat fuel tank straps, one side the snap washer faced to the outside so I pried it off but on the other side it faced away from the door so I just cut it off
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:16 PM   #504
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it appears there's a big ol' rusted out hole in the driver side back corner - and you thought this truck came without Air Conditioning, ha ha
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:19 PM   #505
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hmmmm, what do you all think?
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:29 PM   #506
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Looks painful.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:20 AM   #507
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I would want some padding personally but it's your truck. If you like it then it's good.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:23 AM   #508
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I would want some padding personally but it's your truck. If you like it then it's good.
I was thinking only in terms of door handle, but you are right, it's also an arm rest, doh!
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:41 PM   #509
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Three Ropes who want to buy beer.
They walk up to the bartender and ask for a beer. The bartender says "We don't serve ropes here".

Disappointed, they leave and go to try another bar and ask the bartender there for a beer and his reply is the same, "We don't serve ropes here".

On their trip to the third bar, one of the ropes goes into the bathroom and ties a knot on his head and shreds the ends. He walks up to the bar and asks for a beer. The bartender says "Aren't you a rope". The rope replies, "Frayed knot".
Haha, now we know for sure. There's no question in my mind that you're related to my dad after that second joke...

Hard to understand why the bees crammed themselves underneath that trim. Harder to imagine the alternative of someone taking that trim off, letting the bees land there, and then screwing it back down real quick. Your chassis painting looks good. And I like your efforts to mask off from overspray. When you're not shooting for perfection, clean and tidy carries the day. It looks like that rusty metal primer goes on well. I plan on using that on the floor of my truck.
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:02 PM   #510
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It looks like that rusty metal primer goes on well. I plan on using that on the floor of my truck.
Yes it do, it is my favorite and my best, and I've tried them all. Watch out, RUST-OLEUM sells it under three different labels, yet it is exactly the same product I emailed their tech support on numerous occasions and had three different "techs" confirm. The first two from the left in the pic below you can get for cheap ($4,27) at LOWE'S or Home Depot, however I like to get mine at AutoZone and pay twice as much ($9.75), cause as my good buddy Mopar Seth says, I don't like money!

You may find the following thread I wrote up interesting when it comes to laying down some amateur quality spray paint, ha ha:

Yet another spray paint comparison thread!
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Old 05-09-2020, 02:03 PM   #511
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Well investigated. Good word on figuring out that it's the same formula and that you can get it for half price. I'm going for at least expensive of all and going to roll it on. I'm hoping that it gives me some added durability since it doesn't have the amount of solvents that are necessary in a spray formula. I'm going to roll it on in the back as well in lieu of a bed liner for now.
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:14 PM   #512
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ah yes, Saturday morning, the sky is blue and the birds are chirpin', let's just sneak out to the garage and paint that rear shock cross member real quick and give the neighbors a break from all the grindin' and poundin' God only knows they deserve it

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Old 05-09-2020, 03:24 PM   #513
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brothers and sisters of the Hot Rodin' Kamunity I know I probably had you at angle grinder, but allow me to explain, and see if you concur

for as long as I can remember (7 vehicles plus or minus 2, ha ha) I've been promising myself a nice clean cockpit - now don't get the wrong idea, we aint talking Ridler certified where all the allen bolt heads have to be clock'ed due North or Pebble Beach golf pants and sun hats you can park on the lawn cause my car don't leak type, all I'm sayin' is no old license plates on the floor to keep you from going Flinstone style, no funny smells, no unidentifiable rattles from some phantom object behind the seat that you looked for 17 times but can't find, no bullet shells under the seat, no 37 year old McDonald's french fries, etc. etc. etc.

thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest - let's see how we got here
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:27 PM   #514
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What? Power seats! man this truck's got everything
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next we removed the go fast pedal (the skinny one on the right for you Prius owners and or Lift/Uber drivers, hee hee)
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:34 PM   #516
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I'm thinking maybe not, but I do like the seat. Perfect place for a custom console!
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:37 PM   #517
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I must have snapped these pics before removing the rubber gator off the stick shifter, oh well, here's what it looked like from the passenger side
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and this is what it looked like from the driver side
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I'm thinking maybe not, but I do like the seat. Perfect place for a custom console!
Bummer, any thoughts on what it could be out of? I doubt it's original
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Looks like a rear seat to me, but no idea what it's out of.
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Old 05-09-2020, 04:07 PM   #521
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its a (recovered) 94-97 s10 bench.


gas pedal is s10 too. needs a standoff on the firewall to work well, but they are good gas pedals to use
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Looks like a rear seat to me, but no idea what it's out of.
Hmmm, did back seats have that type of cut out? looks like it's designed to go around a shifter. And I know you had no way of knowing, but it tilts forward and slides back and forth, so I'm pretty sure it's a front seat, but was just wondering what it might have come out of, that's all
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Old 05-09-2020, 06:33 PM   #523
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its a (recovered) 94-97 s10 bench.
thank you, I appreciate that

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gas pedal is s10 too. needs a standoff on the firewall to work well, but they are good gas pedals to use
My LS 5.3 that is going in there is drive by wire and came with the electric pedal, so this is just temporary, but by standoff do you mean something custom, like Skymangs pedestal found here S10 Swap how to

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:57 PM   #524
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yep exactly like that. it gives a better swing and keeps the pedal from hitting the angled part of the floor.
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:48 PM   #525
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guys I'm loving these 60/40 seats (technically 40/40 in my case) I got for my '71 in this '54 - what do you think?
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