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Old 12-06-2010, 12:05 AM   #101
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Okay, so I've had this piece in and out about 300 times. Finally, I was able to get it to fit to my satisfaction. Started welding it to the braces. Oh, and nevermind the holes I still have to fix

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Old 12-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #102
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Well, I still didn't get much done today. I ran out of cutting wheels, but here's where I'm at.


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Old 01-30-2011, 01:17 AM   #103
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Well, it's been a long time since I have been able to get out and work on Ol' Blue, but I have the passenger side complete!!!!

I'm pretty proud of my work considering I'm a computer geek

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Old 01-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #104
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Looks like your doing a great job to me. I'm still in the collecting parts phase of mine before I start cutting out the rust. Keep up the good work.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:56 PM   #105
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Thanks! It has been fun, and it feels good to finally have the passenger side done. Now I need to get off my butt and get the driver's side done.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:09 PM   #106
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your story sounds pretty similar to mine! my 69 was also my grandfathers! i cant wait till the day she is back on the road again. good luck with your project. sounds like you got plenty of help! wish i had a bunch of neighborhood kids that wanted to help!lol. i live too far out in the country.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:49 AM   #107
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Well, I had plenty of help that day. They haven't been back since

Yeah, I was very excited when my grandma gave it to me after my grandpa's passing. It's always meant a lot to me. I really can't wait to have it rolling again.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #108
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Making some progress today! I'll have pictures later this evening. So far I have cut out the A and B pillar, and I'm getting ready to cut the outer floor out to replace it. This side has a lot more rust damage than I expected, but the new pieces should cover everything.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:54 PM   #109
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Here are the pictures of today's progress. It's amazing that I did more in one day than I did in two weeks on the passenger side. Funny how a little experience can help out.

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This can be fixed with a little rust encapsulator right?

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #110
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New parts:
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:07 PM   #111
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wow that is alot of old stuff
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wow that is alot of old stuff
Yeah, but it came out easy on this side
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #114
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Very nice work! You're doing a great job. Keep up the great work!
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #115
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Very nice work! You're doing a great job. Keep up the great work!
Thanks! I'm hoping to get a little more done today, but I'm pretty sore from yesterday I'm not used to manual labor
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #116
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Got a little done today. Takes time for those of us with short attention spans and low abilities

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Keep up the good work, your thread is getting my psyched up to start mine. I think I might be a little on the insane side though. Mine is a daily driver and I'm going to try to do the RH outer floor, rocker and cab corner in one weekend. What do you think. Can it be done? Or am I
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Keep up the good work, your thread is getting my psyched up to start mine. I think I might be a little on the insane side though. Mine is a daily driver and I'm going to try to do the RH outer floor, rocker and cab corner in one weekend. What do you think. Can it be done? Or am I
Thanks! I appreciate the compliment.

You can do it in one weekend for sure, but there is a lot of measuring...measuring....bracing....measuring....measuring some more, and then when you think you have it...measure some more

If this is the first one you have ever done, I would study the excellent threads on this forum and get an idea of what you are about to attempt so that you have a good idea of what to expect, because chances are you will need to replace more than just what you described. For an example, I figured I would just need to replace my rockers, floors and cab corners. Once I removed the rockers, then it revealed the rust (or should I say absence of metal) on the A and B pillars. This set me back on my budget and timeline, but it is was definitely something that needed to be done.

This board is an excellent resource and gives even this novice great confidence that the job will be done right.

If you have any questions, please ask and I'm sure I can find someone who knows the answer
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Thank you for the great info and pictures. I have looked under my truck and the floor supports look great although the kick panel at the floor has a small hole in it, I am hoping that I can just fabricate a small patch for that. The truck (my flatbed) spent all of it's life in Sedona Arizona as a service truck for the city so I'm not sure where all the rust came from. Unless they use salt on the roads, I never went there in the winter. Did you ever get the impression that you needed to brace the cab after removing all of the old metal or did it seem to be pretty solid still?
I know what you mean about this website, it can consume more time than you think when you get sucked in It truly is an awsome site with ton's of great people that share a common interest.

Keep up the great work on your truck.
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Thank you for the great info and pictures. I have looked under my truck and the floor supports look great although the kick panel at the floor has a small hole in it, I am hoping that I can just fabricate a small patch for that. The truck (my flatbed) spent all of it's life in Sedona Arizona as a service truck for the city so I'm not sure where all the rust came from. Unless they use salt on the roads, I never went there in the winter. Did you ever get the impression that you needed to brace the cab after removing all of the old metal or did it seem to be pretty solid still?
I know what you mean about this website, it can consume more time than you think when you get sucked in It truly is an awsome site with ton's of great people that share a common interest.

Keep up the great work on your truck.
Thanks again! I didn't get anything done because of the Daytona 500 today
I would suggest bracing the door opening at the very least. I didn't do that on the passenger side, and had a little trouble with the door opening moving around.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:58 PM   #121
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Well, yesterday was a very mild Utah day so I got a little done. By little, I really mean it I got the B Pillar and the rear cab support welded in.

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:48 PM   #122
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So I was browsing through the local classifieds, and found some inspirational pictures. This is how I envision my truck to look when it's finished (well, except it will be Bud Light blue )

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Nice build you got going there. I'll follow this one for sure.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #124
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Nice build you got going there. I'll follow this one for sure.
Well thanks! Hopefully I can start picking up the pace as to not bore you

BTW, The company I work for used to have an operation in Grande Prairie. Beautiful, but can get COOOOOOLLDD
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:15 PM   #125
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Well, I didn't get as much done yesterday as I wanted to. Seems to be my mo

I did get the cab supports and floor bolted in. Then it was on to fitting the rocker. I'm going to have to do a little slicing and dicing to get this thing right.

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