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Old 10-12-2017, 11:24 PM   #26
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Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Tonight the mosquito's were trying to carry me away! So I had to stay on the move all night, can't wait until they all die off for the rest of the year!!!

However I did get a lot done. I got the rest of the gaps down to 1/16" and then mocked it all up and measured for square, and I was right on the money the first time! So happy for that result!!

After that I got to grinding off all the old paint so I could start tack welding all the cuts. As you can see I got the drivers side front tacked up. I did the easiest one first. The rest of the are just as straight forward, ok except the passenger side front, that one will be a bit more difficult. Speaking of that, I got the panel pulled out where the big dent was and then started body working the entire area. I still have the lower portion by the wheel well to finish, but that is for tomorrow and the weekend.

I should be done tacking everything up by tomorrow night, and then I can start doing all the finish welding.

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Old 10-14-2017, 12:52 AM   #27
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Re: 68 GMC to a 2003 Tahoe chassis

Got so more work done tonight. I got all the tach welding done on the passenger side. Still need to do some hammer and dolly work on the front lower portion of the wheel well, but all in all it is coming along.

Tomorrow I will try and get the balance of the drivers side finished up. Might even get both sides welded up so I can move on to other parts of this build. That would be very nice in my book...

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Old 10-16-2017, 12:09 AM   #28
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Well I did get the drivers side rear cut all tached up today. So now I have a short bed! Forgot to take any pics, but it was not that exciting... You've seen one tach, you seen them all...

So next is a little bit of body work on the seams. I've been thinking about running a thin coat of body filler and then blending it in with some paint work to match the rest of the bed sides. At first I was going to leave the seams alone and just etch prime them or something lame like that. However I think it would be good fun to try and make it look like the short bed was originally that way. This is still all in the air, so it has a good chance to change...

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So while I let the, now short bed, sit for a while I pulled the doors into the shop. Both of them are in good shape. However they both in need of an extensive going through. Thanks to my good friend Cody Anderson I have all the replacement felts, rubber, and vent window parts. Super big thanks Cody!

I am going to tear down both doors and all the small parts. Both of them are chocked with Lubbock dust, and it has gotten every where. The lock actions, the window regulators, and the door handles are just gummed up with the stuff. This is one portion of a build that most folks don't like, but I think of it as a challenge. I will be cleaning and restoring all of the parts so they work like new. Some of it might need to be replaced, but we will cross that bridge when it comes.

One of the other things that I really like about these doors is the place where the previous owner had their business name plaque. I plan on doing something with that white area like a hot rod shop name or something like that. I'm sure that I will find something cool to do with it, but first this ride is going to have to be close to finished before I do anything with a door sign.

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