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Old 05-16-2018, 07:10 PM   #176
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Re: Brother's keeper - '58 Stepside build

The body shop finished up my rear fenders, all that's left is the doors and the truck will be ready for final prep and paint.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:53 AM   #177
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Bro

That mobile storage rack is fandamtastic

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Old 05-17-2018, 12:23 PM   #178
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That mobile storage rack is fandamtastic

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Yup! VERY cool. Looks easy to make too!
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:47 PM   #179
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I need to make me one of those. Might help from burning bridges with my wife - keeping them in the guest bedroom and all.

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Old 05-17-2018, 06:24 PM   #180
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I need to make me one of those. Might help from burning bridges with my wife - keeping them in the guest bedroom and all.

The rack keeps stuff from getting bumped and dinged up. It also saves a lot of floor space...
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:01 PM   #181
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Recent progress...

On the 3rd attempt I finally got the filler between the radiator and grille surround painted
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:06 PM   #182
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Fixed the low brake pedal, finished the heat wrap on the H-pipe, mocked up the tail light wiring, and got the bed rail plugs finished up.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:10 PM   #183
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Finished up the custom fit carpeting...
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:27 PM   #184
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Black Sheep - I went back to page 6 to see what you had posted about your carpeting but there wasnít much detail.

Did you do it yourself? If so it looks great. What did you use for the edge, some kind of continuous whip stitch or banding/edging? I really like the look.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:52 PM   #185
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Black Sheep - I went back to page 6 to see what you had posted about your carpeting but there wasnít much detail.

Did you do it yourself? If so it looks great. What did you use for the edge, some kind of continuous whip stitch or banding/edging? I really like the look.
Because I filled the step well, a stock carpet set would not work. I bought some auto carpet by the yard and cut it to fit the modified floor. There was enough left over to make a full front floor mat too. After it was cut to shape I brought it to a local shop that sews the edging (called binding) on the carpet. A special sewing machine folds the binding evenly over the edge and sews it on. The corners were additionally glued with a hot glue gun. I agree that it gives the carpet a nice finished look. The difference is in the details...
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:59 PM   #186
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Dan here's the modification done to the floor. Filler panels were added to eliminate the cut out for the cab steps. The floor is flat from door to door...
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:19 AM   #187
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Very interesting. So when you open the door is there storage space under these filler panels? Or is it closed off permanently?

I’ve never thought of it before but if someone did this with hinged panels it would create quite a bit of storage space and these truck have ZERO storage especially if you’ve added AC like i have.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:03 AM   #188
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Itís like a shelf so itís open underneath. There isnít as much room as you might think in terms of storage. I will probably mount a fire extinguisher on the driver side
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:00 PM   #189
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I spoke to the painter, he says in 2 weeks he can get it in for final prep and paint. In the meantime thereís still plenty to do...
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:03 PM   #190
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Got a little care package. The UPS delivery person probably hates me, the box was pretty heavy...
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:33 PM   #191
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Quick update, I guide coated the louvers and finally finished blocking them out. Box crossmembers and a few other small parts are back from powder coating and progress continues. Shooting for getting it to paint in the next few weeks.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:38 PM   #192
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Door hinges in, just waiting on the doors...
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:20 AM   #193
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Nice and clean............
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:40 PM   #194
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Black Sheep, If you said and I missed it I apologize in advance: What's with all the door switches? I assume the one with three contacts is for speakers or maybe electric windows in the doors? The single black button one is for a dome light? What's the other one?

Also, I'm curious what brand/model the single button dome light switch is as mine is still manually operated only and I want it to work with the door opening. Thanks for any help in advance.
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The topmost switch is for the dome lights,it grounds a relay and completes the circuit so the relay turns on. Beneath it is the hole for the door popper. The bottom one is the contact for the door solenoid. Itís a spring loaded contact, an identical one is on the door. They get current to the solenoid without having a wire running from the jamb to the door.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:56 PM   #196
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Black Sheep, If you said and I missed it I apologize in advance: What's with all the door switches? I assume the one with three contacts is for speakers or maybe electric windows in the doors? The single black button one is for a dome light? What's the other one?

Also, I'm curious what brand/model the single button dome light switch is as mine is still manually operated only and I want it to work with the door opening. Thanks for any help in advance.
The door switches and the headlight switch can all turn the dome on and off via a relay. I will post the wiring schematic when I can get to my home pc...

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #197
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You sure have a way to keep my attention going! Great Work
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:12 PM   #198
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Previously mentioned schematic...
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:16 PM   #199
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Link to door jamb switches

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:25 PM   #200
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Thursday I brought all of the sheetmetal except the cab and doors to the painter. My goal for the weekend was to block the jambs and get them in paint. Once the doors are hung the rest of the truck will be ready to go.

Color is '63 Chevrolet Laurel Green...
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