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Old 09-03-2017, 10:57 PM   #301
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One thing I need to get some pictures of but I'll post a narrative about in the mean time. When we assembled the tailgate assembly, the handle didn't sit perfectly in the opening. To fix this, we cut one of the arms on the handle and shortened it a little bit and now it sits squarely in the opening. Problem fixed.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:26 PM   #302
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Very nice job you guys are doing. I'll have to take the time and read the whole thread.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:30 AM   #303
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Very nice job you guys are doing. I'll have to take the time and read the whole thread.
Thank you. I have previously read through your build. You have a nice truck. I kind of wish I would have found it before you did and kept it here in NM .
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:18 PM   #304
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So a few posts up I mentioned the shop spent some time getting the tailgate handle to fit squarely inside the opening. The following picture shows the little arm section they cut, shortened, and welded back together.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:23 PM   #305
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The bed is painted and the color sanding process is underway. The cross sills are all painted as well.

Also, the area on the front fenders they massaged is now painted and getting clear coated this afternoon.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:25 PM   #306
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And they started painting the lettering on the tailgate. This is just the fist light coat which makes it look blurry in the picture. The plan is to cover the CHEVROLET script in the tailgate with decals, paint the blue, peel the decals and clear coat the whole tailgate.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:24 PM   #307
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Man that is some exciting progress. I love the anticipation of the final pieces coming together to really show your vision.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:37 PM   #308
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Man that is some exciting progress. I love the anticipation of the final pieces coming together to really show your vision.
Thank you. I'm super excited. It should be really close to being finished by the end of next week. I need to order the wood floor, rear bumper, mirrors, and a few other little items but that's about it.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #309
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Looking good. Also on the tailgate handles cutting is probably the best way. But you can also shim one or two of the bolts behind the handle. If someone doesn't have access to a welder. Keep up the good work
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:04 PM   #310
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Looking good. Also on the tailgate handles cutting is probably the best way. But you can also shim one or two of the bolts behind the handle. If someone doesn't have access to a welder. Keep up the good work
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:05 PM   #311
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So the reshaping of the front fenders is almost complete. They fit sooooo much better now.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #312
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We set the bed on this morning. I'm super excited right now!
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:09 PM   #313
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The paint on the bed came out amazing. It's buffed with just compound right now too.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:11 PM   #314
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One more pic just because. I think the back will come down at least another inch once it's full of gas, has the tailgate, tubs, and wood floor in it. If I stand in the bed it drops about an inch and I only weigh about 210.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:19 PM   #315
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Here is a side-by-side comparison of the front fenders from before and after. Obviously it hasn't been buffed. Like I said, so much better.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:58 PM   #316
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Looks great, nice job on the bed and fenders!
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:51 PM   #317
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Wow...absolutely wow
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:37 PM   #318
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Been lurking on this build for a while. An absolute great job one sweet Ride!
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:04 AM   #319
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Looks great, nice job on the bed and fenders!
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Been lurking on this build for a while. An absolute great job one sweet Ride!
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Great job on the build. Beautiful truck !
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Great job on the build. Beautiful truck !
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:42 PM   #322
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They finished buffing the other side of the bed today.
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Did you have to reclear the back of the cab? Are you planning on doing any body molding?
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Did you have to reclear the back of the cab? Are you planning on doing any body molding?
I guess I'm not understanding why we would reclear the back of the cab? We haven't to answer the question. Also, yes, we're going to run the 68 trim on the sides.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:06 PM   #325
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Did you have to reclear the back of the cab? Are you planning on doing any body molding?
Ah, because of the plastic. No, it was on there from fixing the front fenders. Didn't take it off right away because buffing makes a mess.
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