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Old 04-24-2018, 10:50 AM   #26
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Re: Kel's '50 GMC 1/2 ton build

Thank you. That looks like a pretty nice set up.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:37 PM   #27
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Like your work.

What part of south Texas are you from?
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:30 PM   #28
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Like your work.

What part of south Texas are you from?

Thanks...Corpus Christi.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:04 PM   #29
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Progress today - Got cab back on so my buddy could start mocking up wiring for LS swap. I was sanding on his '74 Vette prepping for painting. He bought the HP Tuners program to do my motor, he already did the wiring harness, I'm painting his car for payment..love it.

Also set cab, bed fenders on to check how everything looks, took some leafs outta the rear to get it where she sits now. See how she sits when wood & gas tank are installed. So far I like it., Kel
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:39 PM   #30
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My update....just when I thought I was really getting the hang of this, reality check. I've been reading several other build threads, I realized I have much to learn. I'm just a hack trying to restore this 'ol girl...we have guys in here that are building masterpieces...
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:42 PM   #31
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Copied Roger55 gas tank setup. Glad I read his entire thread before installing. I did the upside leak check before hand, no leaks, GTG, thanks Roger.
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Cab corner work, rear shock mounts welded in. Shock in pic is for mockup only.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:54 PM   #33
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2001 Deville seats mocked up. Got the wiring figured out, mounts done, holes drilled, just need to fab something to cover bottom of seats. Also started mocking up brake lines.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:56 PM   #34
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Firewall work started.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:23 AM   #35
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All I can say is you have gotten more work done on this truck in a week than I do in six months on mine, you piss me off, yeah, I want to punch you in the throat, you piss me off!

No, really, awesome job, looking good and thank you for bringing another one of these old trucks back to life, they deserve it.

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Old 05-27-2018, 01:07 PM   #36
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fluxcore welder? i built most of truk using fluxcore, much to the naysayers lament
i've had dozens of people tell me "you can't use fluxcore"

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fluxcore welder? i built most of truck using fluxcore, much to the naysayers lament
i've had dozens of people tell me "you can't use fluxcore"

looking good
Thanks...fluxcore, no, operator error. Sometimes I just start welding without my glasses, forgot to turn gas on...

I know what you mean about that though. When I did my Firebird, that's how I started, it worked, but my welds improved when I switched to gas.
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Thanks...fluxcore, no, operator error. Sometimes I just start welding without my glasses, forgot to turn gas on...

I know what you mean about that though. When I did my Firebird, that's how I started, it worked, but my welds improved when I switched to gas.
LOL, yep, been there. Did it yesterday with the torch even. Fired it up began to weld a bead and it was all oxy in the middle of the weld, then nothing, oh yeah, forgot to open the valves.

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my bad... like asking a lady if she's pregnant and she answers "no"
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my bad... like asking a lady if she's pregnant and she answers "no"
Uh, no, that would be waaaaaaay worse..
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Been a long time for any updates...

Mocked up sheet metal, cab corner repairs.
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Regulators cleaned up, cowl work.
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DIY console. It's ok, I may or may not use it. Need to come up with a console lid.
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Mocked up door panels, another DIY project - made bottom covers for seats to match console.
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Vintage Air mock-up.
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Dash painted, gauges mocked up.
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Wheel wells painted, wanted to check out the color.
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Installed fuse block, separated wires for running.
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Coming along nicely!

In the last picture, you have a "liner" on the inside of the cab in back. What is that?

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Coming along nicely!

In the last picture, you have a "liner" on the inside of the cab in back. What is that?

Thanks,
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Got it from Blaine at Roddoors, on the pricey side, but good hard to find stuff. I got the headliner, door panels and rear cover, since I had used him before, on the '59 Apache project, Blaine gave me a break on this order.

https://roddoors.com/shop?olsPage=t%...ck-47-55-early
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