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 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2014, 08:31 AM   #76
mcbassin
Still Learning
 
mcbassin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Oklahoma
Posts: 10,117
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Excellent job on the radio fix.
mcbassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #77
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Thanks again for all the encouragement. I had some nasty dents in both of my doors that created a lot of distortion throughout the panels. I decided to re-skin them and this also gave me a chance to do a good repair on the door bottoms and near the lower hinge. As always more pictures...
Attached Images
     
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 08:41 PM   #78
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

More pictures...
Attached Images
    
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 08:56 PM   #79
Xeen
Registered User
 
Xeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Topeka Kansas
Posts: 2,654
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Wow man you have some serious metal working skills.
I hope I am that good one day.
P.S. It just occurred to me that I say the same things over and over every time I comment on this build but I can't help it because I'm just damn impressed with the craftsmanship.
__________________
Please call me Brian.
Check out My 1972 SWB Fleetside 5.3L Vortec Restomod Build

Last edited by Xeen; 08-25-2014 at 09:01 PM.
Xeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 03:44 PM   #80
BigDaddyV
Registered User
 
BigDaddyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Island, Ne.
Posts: 1,110
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Just foud your build and Wow, killer skills!
I'm along for the ride.
__________________
J. Vess, 6'6", Gearhead, Welder, Fabricator, Nutcase
1955 Chevy Stepside "Dudley"
My daily http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=760288
1972 Chevy C10, Project "Chevro~Layed out" Nether Storm
Build Thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...23#post6007523
BigDaddyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 06:10 PM   #81
knomadd
Registered User
 
knomadd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rosenberg, Texas
Posts: 3,473
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I'm joining in now too. Great work so far.
__________________
-Duane

C/10 Club Texas member
1971 Chevy C10 "Brutus" SWB Fleetside 2016 6.0L (L96) 6L90E (driver/project)
1965 Pontiac GTO "Royal Goat" 400/TH400 w/AC (my baby)
knomadd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 07:00 PM   #82
tommys72
Senior Member
 
tommys72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 3,076
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Nice work man. .. looking good
__________________
United States Marine Corps 2000-2011
Iraq and Afghanistan veteran
Just living life now and enjoying it and my wife, daughter and son


tommys72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 08:40 AM   #83
mcbassin
Still Learning
 
mcbassin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Oklahoma
Posts: 10,117
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Excellent work on the door repairs. Looks great!
mcbassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #84
HSRACER
Registered User
 
HSRACER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Katy TX
Posts: 1,257
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I have never wanted to do any type of bodywork in the past, but with your pictures and detailed technique that may change in the future! Thanks
__________________
HSRACER
Slammed 53 5 window
Blown/Bagged 54 Pickup
Patinaed 67 LS stepside
Supercharged 67 Nova
Bagged 69 Suburban Turbo'ed 5.3 LS
HSRACER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 07:42 PM   #85
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Thanks again for the comments. I can almost see the finish line for the cab metal work. Here are some pictures of how I smoothed out the firewall with parts from Porterbuilt and Infanti Machine.
Attached Images
     
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 08:00 PM   #86
Xeen
Registered User
 
Xeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Topeka Kansas
Posts: 2,654
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Nice work it looks great.
__________________
Please call me Brian.
Check out My 1972 SWB Fleetside 5.3L Vortec Restomod Build
Xeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 12:19 PM   #87
mcbassin
Still Learning
 
mcbassin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Oklahoma
Posts: 10,117
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Firewall looks great!
mcbassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 12:21 PM   #88
BigDaddyV
Registered User
 
BigDaddyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Island, Ne.
Posts: 1,110
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Nice work!
__________________
J. Vess, 6'6", Gearhead, Welder, Fabricator, Nutcase
1955 Chevy Stepside "Dudley"
My daily http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=760288
1972 Chevy C10, Project "Chevro~Layed out" Nether Storm
Build Thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...23#post6007523
BigDaddyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #89
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I finally have some new updates to pass along. I bought a stud welder for fixing some of the random dents located on the cab that I could not back up with a dolly. I experimented on a few pieces of sheet metal and found that the best results are when you pull and release the trigger as fast as possible. The stud has adequate connection and it makes removal much easier. Holding the trigger down any longer than mentioned only makes it more difficult to remove the stud and increases the heat you put into the panel.
Attached Images
   
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #90
KMC3420
Senior Member
 
KMC3420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 626
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

What stud welder did you buy?
__________________
68 SWB C-10 original 350 A/C
KMC3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #91
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I also found some rust lurking underneath the dash that was quite a challenge to repair. I had to make a few custom panels with the most difficult one taking the shape of a potato chip. I was able to form it by hand with some patient work with the hammer, dolly, shrinker, stretcher and using one of the cylinders on my slip roller. Hopefully I can test fit the cab on the frame soon.
Attached Images
    
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #92
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by KMC3420 View Post
What stud welder did you buy?
H & S Auto Shot 4550.
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 09:27 PM   #93
KMC3420
Senior Member
 
KMC3420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 626
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Also what grit roloc disc do you use to knock your welds down? Nice job on the repairs.
__________________
68 SWB C-10 original 350 A/C
KMC3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 09:37 PM   #94
ckcp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Evanston Wy
Posts: 122
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

grate build so far. awesome and very clean metal work keep it up
ckcp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #95
mooseknuckles
Registered User
 
mooseknuckles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ottawa,canada
Posts: 4,550
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Nice work!
mooseknuckles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 11:35 PM   #96
68Gold/white
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ark City, Kansas
Posts: 1,807
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Look'n Good Billy Ray!!!

Have you found and engine yet???

Any pictures of the door skin job???
68Gold/white is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 10:30 AM   #97
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by KMC3420 View Post
Also what grit roloc disc do you use to knock your welds down? Nice job on the repairs.
I use 3M Green Corps Roloc Disc, 36 grade, 2 inch, PN 01397 to knock down most of the weld and then follow up with 50 grade, PN 01396 to finish sanding. However, recently I have started to use 3M Cubitron II Fibre (purple color) Roloc Disc, 2 inch, 36+ grade, PN 33377 and 60+ grade, PN 33379. They are more expensive but last a lot longer.

I also use Scotch-Brite Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc, 2 inch, Medium, PN 07481 to prep the surrounding metal and to give everything a common texture once I have completed a repair.
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 10:36 AM   #98
Old_Truck_Fan
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus,IN
Posts: 133
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

Quote:
Originally Posted by 68Gold/white View Post
Look'n Good Billy Ray!!!

Have you found and engine yet???

Any pictures of the door skin job???
Iím still thinking on the direction I want to go on the engine. I have a 5.3L truck engine I am going to use for mock up until I get things finalized.

Iím waiting to have the door shells media blasted and primed before I hammer on my new door skins. Hopefully sometime in early spring Iíll have the doors back together.
__________________
1968 SWB C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=508675
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
2012 Camaro ZL1
Old_Truck_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 11:12 AM   #99
KMC3420
Senior Member
 
KMC3420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 626
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I am going to try the purple 60 you suggested. I use the 50 grit now, it's a bit rough at times. Thanks for the part #'s. I am seriously considering the spot welder also. The price on it seems pretty good.
__________________
68 SWB C-10 original 350 A/C
KMC3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 08:01 PM   #100
RodnRudy
Senior Member
 
RodnRudy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: New Palestine In
Posts: 724
Re: Project "Financial Burden": 1968 SWB C10

I've got rust under the passenger side of the fire wall as well. After seeing your patch panel work, It shouldn't be as hard to do as I thought. Your workmanship is excellent. Glad I came across this build thread, subscribed.
RodnRudy 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 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com