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Old 04-24-2015, 01:07 PM   #76
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I would say to go forward and progress you have to see different ideas. No one has seen this before as far as I can tell. He has done a wonderful job. Imagine how many would love to shorten their longbed but don't because of the originality of the paint. He just showed you a way with out excess heat,warping or body filler. I am excited and completely clueless how he will do the rear.
He has exceptional talent and the one thing many don't have, IMAGINATION and the nerve to do it and post it for all to see.
Im no welder but this is a guy I would love to learn from.

so 65standard, or Tony if that is your name, I am impressed and realize we don't know everything
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:01 PM   #77
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Can't wait to see how those bedsides end up.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:19 PM   #78
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Working on it tonight and pictures to come Saturday and Sunday as I try to complete one bedside.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:20 PM   #79
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Working on it tonight and pictures to come Saturday and Sunday as I try to complete one bedside.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:32 PM   #80
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Congrats on the "expert" welders pi#*ing this guy off. He knows what he is doing and some people can not accept the fact things can be done in a different manner and be as safe or safer. I hope he continues to show what he is doing to complete the build.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:29 PM   #81
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You have real skills, thanks for sharing. Love the original paint...Can't wait!
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:35 PM   #82
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Working on it tonight and pictures to come Saturday and Sunday as I try to complete one bedside.
Awesome!
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:46 PM   #83
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Looks great!
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:43 PM   #84
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Here is a quick picture of the bed so far. Just to make it clear to everyone, I was never pissed off about any comments about my welds.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:46 PM   #85
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I'll post more pictures tomorrow. I still have to finish up the weld and metal finish it, followed by a quick touch up to hide the seam. There will be no bondo needed.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #86
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nice work!
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:57 PM   #87
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Looks killer!
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:12 PM   #89
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That's pretty awesome! You cut the external welds down to 1 per side and saved a ton of post weld finish work. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:29 PM   #90
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Looking good man!
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:27 PM   #91
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Looks amazing. Please elaborate on how you accomplished this
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:25 AM   #93
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Not just great work but for thinking outside the box too!
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Very nice work! Did you remove the center stake pocket? Looking forward to more pics/info
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X 3 ,Great job ,still watching .
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:17 AM   #98
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So far I save 19' of welding doing it this way. When all said and done, I avoid 26' of the 32' of weld. If I didn't have a rear side marker light, I would have put the rear weld seam at the very rear corner. But I had to move it 2.5" forward to avoid filling a hole from the light. I will hammer form a new recessed hole for the light.
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Yes, I removed the center pocket on the bedside. The shortened bed front looks factory.
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More pictures.
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