The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2023, 05:12 PM   #26
Grounded63
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Canon City, Colorado
Posts: 59
Re: Boy is she rough…

[QUOTE=C) If i had the budget I would just buy new doors. Ive got untold hours in just one and its still just "ok". Every truck Ive owned has always had a ding in the body line on the door and ive never been able to get that perfect.[/QUOTE]

Depending on the type of body line your talking about, and your access. A body line with a peak, that has dings, or has been flattened. My favorite tool, is a dolly made from a 3" wide masons chisel. You need to profile and polish it. Round the edge over, and lay the outer corners back. So they don't dig in. That with a fairly heavy metal slapper/spoon. And a decently stout hammer. Not a body hammer. You can hammer the peak back where you want it. And profile the outer contour with the slapper.

Last edited by Grounded63; 12-29-2023 at 05:22 PM.
Grounded63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2023, 12:54 PM   #27
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by theastronaut View Post
When you get to the rockers, make sure the inner lip that the door seal fits over isn't sticking too far outward. We've seen a few trucks with aftermarket rockers with that lip too far out and it makes the door really hard to close because the seal gets pinched. You may have to cut it off and weld it farther inward to align with the door correctly.
I’ve done the rockers and that part looks fine, but like all the others I’ve ever bought they had to be filleted and reworked at the curves where they meet the kick panel area. That’s good info though and I’ll keep that in mind when I get to the door seals.
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2023, 12:56 PM   #28
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grounded63 View Post
Depending on the type of body line your talking about, and your access. A body line with a peak, that has dings, or has been flattened. My favorite tool, is a dolly made from a 3" wide masons chisel. You need to profile and polish it. Round the edge over, and lay the outer corners back. So they don't dig in. That with a fairly heavy metal slapper/spoon. And a decently stout hammer. Not a body hammer. You can hammer the peak back where you want it. And profile the outer contour with the slapper.
It’s the outward peak roughly in the middle of the door. They’re always bashed in somewhere where I can’t get behind it. Your method would work great if I had access. I guess I could unskin the door to do that.
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2023, 02:18 PM   #29
Grounded63
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Canon City, Colorado
Posts: 59
Re: Boy is she rough…

If the rest of the skin is in good shape. And, you don't need to replace any of the bottom structure. I would cut out a section of the inner structure, under the door panel to gain access. Pretty much minimal weld clean up, is needed that way. If the dings are somewhat minor. You can try wedging ( with tension ) a dolly between the inner structure and outer skin. Then hammer or slap/spoon to raise them.
Grounded63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2023, 03:25 PM   #30
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grounded63 View Post
If the rest of the skin is in good shape. And, you don't need to replace any of the bottom structure. I would cut out a section of the inner structure, under the door panel to gain access. Pretty much minimal weld clean up, is needed that way. If the dings are somewhat minor. You can try wedging ( with tension ) a dolly between the inner structure and outer skin. Then hammer or slap/spoon to raise them.
I might try that when I do the other side. Thanks
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2023, 03:31 PM   #31
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grounded63 View Post
If the rest of the skin is in good shape. And, you don't need to replace any of the bottom structure. I would cut out a section of the inner structure, under the door panel to gain access. Pretty much minimal weld clean up, is needed that way. If the dings are somewhat minor. You can try wedging ( with tension ) a dolly between the inner structure and outer skin. Then hammer or slap/spoon to raise them.
It’s this area here I always have trouble with.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2024, 05:02 PM   #32
Grounded63
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Canon City, Colorado
Posts: 59
Re: Boy is she rough…

Somebody flattened that out good . . . But, I'd rather straighten that, than something that looks like a bag of Walnuts : )

Last edited by Grounded63; 01-01-2024 at 05:14 PM.
Grounded63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2024, 11:03 AM   #33
LT7A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PNW
Posts: 3,449
Re: Boy is she rough…

Good job getting busy saving that one - it was about to become part of the landscape.
LT7A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2024, 11:27 PM   #34
straight6chevyguy
Registered User
 
straight6chevyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: yamhill OR
Posts: 776
Re: Boy is she rough…

Great work so far! Good to see you on another project.
__________________
1965 chevy c20 292 4speed http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=777601
1976 chevy c10 250 4speed http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=787037
1998 chevy c1500 4.3L 5speed (My current driver)
2002 Chevy s10 4.3L auto 4x4
1971 mercury monterey wagon 400 auto
To many projects!
straight6chevyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2024, 06:15 PM   #35
Chad-1stgen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 4
Re: Boy is she rough…

Nice work! Enjoying following along. I appreciate folks that have the patience for this level of metal work.
Chad-1stgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2024, 01:35 AM   #36
Pick121
Registered User
 
Pick121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Tahoe City, CA
Posts: 155
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdl71 View Post
…but they ain’t gettin any younger. My latest haul is a 65 C10 long fleet. Originally 525 Saddle and I believe a V8. I’d like to make this my last one, (lol) take my time and do it right from the ground up. I’ve started the easy part, taking it apart. We will see how it goes.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1686617206

Will you keep the bucket seats? They aren’t stock or are they?
I love how you painted the frame, tractor tipping onto its side very ingenious
Pick121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2024, 07:39 PM   #37
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pick121 View Post
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1686617206

Will you keep the bucket seats? They aren’t stock or are they?
I love how you painted the frame, tractor tipping onto its side very ingenious
No, I think they are some sort of Chrylser seats. They are destined for the dumpster.
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2024, 08:14 PM   #38
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

I need a firewall and a roof skin before I can really do much more body work and neither of those are in the budget right now so I changed gears and started working on the suspension. Replaced all the ball joints,tie rod ends and sleeves, wheel seals, lower control arm shaft seals and front springs. I had one rusted spring and got lucky and found a pair of moog springs on closeout at rockauto for $60. Almost half price. Then I turned to the rear and my luck has ran out. I think my trailing arms are saveable but the rest of the axle is junk. I have taken a lot of diff covers off and have never seen anything like that. I dont even know how that happens. The pinion shoved too far back when it was setup?
Also the axle tubes are almost rusted completely through where the ubolts were. Im picking up a different axle tomorrow although its out of a 63, so Ill have to figure out something for the panhard bar. Ive read a lot of posts about the differences but so far they have all been someone putting a newer rear end in an older truck, not the other way around like I am doing.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2024, 08:29 PM   #39
jdl71
Senior Member
 
jdl71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eldon, MO
Posts: 1,753
Re: Boy is she rough…

More pics
Attached Images
   
__________________
Psalm 23


64 C10

66 K20
jdl71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2024, 09:35 AM   #40
rbruno68
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: Woodbine MD
Posts: 110
Re: Boy is she rough…

Geez, I didn't know that was even possible to do to a carrier. I bet that made a heck of a racket while it was chewing that up.
rbruno68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2022 67-72chevytrucks.com