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Old 02-27-2011, 10:08 PM   #76
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^^^ Thanks alot!

Small update... painter is finally getting caught up so they are gonna try to get started on the bed this week. I have been working on the door gaps and trying to get them as straight as possible. Went to LMC this weekend and bought a new gas tank, tank grommets, hoses, door "rattle" weatherstrip, hood emblem, stainless center hood trim, knobs and handles, tail light brackets ad several other small items. I also built the 3" stainless exhuast and had a friend tig weld it all together. I hate spending the money on stainless but it looks awesome hand tigged and lasts forever. I also cut the 3 bolt flanges off the headers and welded on 3" v-band clamps to ensure a leak free connection.

I will get some pics loaded soon!
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:52 PM   #77
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I ordered the HD 3 leaf front springs today to replace the 2 leaf since one side is broken. Also, got the new fuel tank in and fired it up tonight.

Here are a few pics. Sorry everything is covered in dust!

Top of cab was alot of work! I think goats had a dance on it! All straightened and ready to 400 grit wet sand.
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Stainless 3" v-band to eliminate exhaust leaks!
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #78
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Where did you buy your exhaust components from? Getting ready to think about buying the parts for mine. Have another seven months of shopping time.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:33 PM   #79
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I used (2) 3" v-band clamps, (2) u-j bends which give you two 90* and one 45* bends each, (2) 5ft pipes of tubing. The manufactorer is www.vibrantperformance.com ad you can get it all on ebay.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #80
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I stopped by the bodyshop Thursday and they should have the bed and rear fenders painted this week, I'm really hoping they do. In the mean time I painted the firewall, installed the new 3 leaf front springs, and replaced/painted the entire brake system. All the pads, rotors, seals were shot so I was only able to reuse the brake lines. I also did some trading and put on some aluminum wheels, though I plan to sell them later and buy some 18" wheels.

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:16 PM   #81
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Nice progress, though I liked the other wheels better.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:44 PM   #82
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Thank you! As for the wheels I liked the factory better as well, however one was bent pretty bad and another was slightly and I gave up on finding a couple replacements so this was the best option for now. I will end up putting some 18" wheels on it after I recover from some of the unexpected costs.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #83
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Yeah I know what you mean as one of mine is also bent, not to mention 16.5 tires are getting hard to find.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:50 PM   #84
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Finally got some blue!!! Cell phone pics give it a grainy look. Turned out really nice for not being wetsanded and polished!

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All visiable panels are nice and straight. I am linex undercoating the inner fender areas and the bed rails and floor so I did not make them perfect.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:57 PM   #85
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That is a sexy shade of blue!
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #86
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Man that looks awesome! Congrats!!!!!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:13 AM   #87
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Thank you guys I cannot wait to get it all painted!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #88
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looks like u did a fine job on the body work they put a purdy slick paint on it too wait till its sanded and rubbed !!
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #89
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looks like u did a fine job on the body work they put a purdy slick paint on it too wait till its sanded and rubbed !!
Thank you! I did get better as I went along and thank goodness I saved the cab for last, whereas the bodywork turned out nice too. The painter wet sanded it with 500 grit before sealing it and painting it so it did indeed turn out very slick and shiney.
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Here are some better pics with an actual camera.

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Old 04-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #91
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I'm telling you, the paint looks like if I licked it, it'd taste good.

My Dad, and myself painted a motorcycle in a candy red with the exact same final effect. Makes me think we should have painted it blue lol.
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I have a build thread I am working on. It's projects like yours that keep me motivated. I am not experienced with body work and am a bit scared to start welding up holes on my truck, but after seeing your thread, I am going for it. Thanks!

Here is my little project.

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #93
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I'm telling you, the paint looks like if I licked it, it'd taste good.

My Dad, and myself painted a motorcycle in a candy red with the exact same final effect. Makes me think we should have painted it blue lol.
Ha ha yeah its a rich blue for sure! Had them put 3 thick coats of clear which obviously made it look like glass!
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I have a build thread I am working on. It's projects like yours that keep me motivated. I am not experienced with body work and am a bit scared to start welding up holes on my truck, but after seeing your thread, I am going for it. Thanks!

Here is my little project.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...63#post4594263
Thank you man! Keep up your good work and as mentioned previously just take some scrap metal and if you don't have any I'm sure a local bodyshop had junk fenders your can use to set your welder settings. Start with low heat whereas worse case all you have to do is grind the bead down.
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I haven't checked you thread in a while. AWESOME progress! BTW I happen to like those wheels. They should look great up against that pretty blue paint! ....Joe
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Thank you Joe!
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Man it looks great! Makes me want to put some kind of blue stripe or something on my vette now!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #98
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Thanks Ryan! I joked about putting silver racing stripes down my truck!
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I just can't make up my mind what will look good on it and also have something that isn't done a lot. I'm guessing it won't get any blue treatment at this time.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:28 AM   #100
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Well the painter finally made room to get started on the cab. He is hoping to get it in paint within a few weeks. As you can tell he is really busy and I'm patiently waiting. I know he will do a good job so I guess for once I'll have to be patient LOL!
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