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Old 08-29-2018, 11:27 PM   #51
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Last of the parts that need to be primed. Paint will be coming very soon.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:09 PM   #52
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Had a good week of work. Got the outer door window trim painted black, emblem for new grille fitted.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:13 PM   #53
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Also got cab & running boards painted. 3 coats base, 2 clear. Really wanted a 3rd coat of clear, but the bugs started showing up and halted that idea. From what I can tell, it looks pretty good, we'll see in the morning how it came out.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:15 PM   #54
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The 2nd pic took me a minute to figure out...its the roof reflecting the canopy.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:11 AM   #55
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This is what it looks like in some sunlight. Other than a few gnats in the paint, looks good.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:13 AM   #56
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Got some more parts primed tonight.
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:03 AM   #57
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I like the color. It looks good on the truck.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:05 PM   #58
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I like the color. It looks good on the truck.
Thanks...I must have changed my mind 1/2 dozen times before choosing. I think that with the black trim will subtly cool. Since I'm here, if anyone wants to "play", I posted the build on FB, asking my friends for nickname, so far the leader in the clubhouse is.......Steely Dan, Kel
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:11 PM   #59
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You know the old saying...how do you eat an elephant.....1 bite at a time. Got another bite down tonight. Grill surround & emblem painted. I think the black will blend nicely with the Gunmetal.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:48 AM   #60
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The black does go well with the gun metal. Good call.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:44 PM   #61
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After waiting out the morning rain, still managed to get some work done. Got cab bolted on, cleaned up some of the wiring harness, steering wheel bolted in and gauges mocked up.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:46 PM   #62
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More pics today...
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:02 AM   #63
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Got a lot done despite the rain. Installed new LED parking lights on frt fender, got "new grill" into grill surround, sanded on all 4 fenders while Virgil cleaned up wiring & hooked up ECM, and got radio, wipers, ignition switch all wired. Installed new electric wiper motor and wiper arms.
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:22 AM   #64
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looking super great, the color is a nice choice.

I just looked at those turn signals on ebay
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:54 PM   #65
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Much done past couple weeks. Not stuff that you really notice. Virgil got the LS all wired up, I got the fuse block pretty much wired in. Got the motor filled with oil/tranny fluid. We went ahead and started it up, started immediately, idled nice for about 5 seconds...then we realized in our haste, forgot no tranny lines hooked up, puked out about a pint of fluid. No biggie, was very happy to hear it run for the 1st time. Got wiring to rear cleaned up, gas gauge & pump hard wired in instead of using jumpers. Tested front/rear lights, turn signals wiring, working. Made a rubber boot for where wiring bundle comes up...I'd like to see where y'all ran your LS swap wires into cab...plucking along. Kel
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Kick panels mocked up, dip sticks, gas pedal, dash indicator lights installed.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:50 AM   #67
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Nice work. The truck looks great.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:19 PM   #68
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Maiden start of new LS motor. VERY pleased there. Oil pressure was good, neutral switch was wired correct. Front & back speakers installed, sounds great. Very good past few days.




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Old 10-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #69
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Pulled out the bed pieces to attach roll pan. Didn't do a good job of cutting out cross sill... :-(
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One of the 1st mods I ever came across, months ago, was the one oldman3 did on his roll pan. Hope by the time its done it will at least close to as nice as what his is.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:23 PM   #71
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One of the 1st mods I ever came across, months ago, was the one oldman3 did on his roll pan. Hope by the time its done it will at least close to as nice as what his is.
Wow, thank you for the high praise. I'm sure it will look great...Jim
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:26 AM   #72
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Wow, thank you for the high praise. I'm sure it will look great...Jim
Thank you for the inspiration. I was finishing up on the '59 Apache when I came across the roll pan thread I saw your work. I hadn't even started working on my truck yet, but when I saw what you did, I saved that thread link. Took some "extra" effort to do, but really finishes off the install. Got a late start today, worked till almost dark, its not totally done, but pleased up to this point, Kel
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:22 PM   #74
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A few days ago, I came across a thread where member built a fender hanger/tree. Got me thinking I needed something like that. Came up with this. I've had the scaffolding for some time, made good use of it here.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:08 AM   #75
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Good use of scaffolding. That works. Strong enough to hang doors too.
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