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Old 09-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Belated Build thread!!!

I so started the restoration of my 68 long bed this winter and was using one of my friends camera to take pics so i just got them today. So far i have put one rocker panel, two cab corners, a couple of kick panel patches, a wheel arch patch, two fenders and the wood for a bed floor! Ill try to post them start to finish...oh and its been to the body shop to have the dents and panels straightened and shot with primer. This has been accomplished so far by me, my girl friend (basicly my secretary lol) and a couple good friends.

The start........
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

so im the guy in the bright orange shirt and up until this point we are still taking it apart! i though this truck was super solid but i was mistaken! this has been a slow process because im in college and my work time is really limited but its coming along now.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

I wirewheeled the frame and painted it with POR15 to help protect it.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

so theres a big jump here! ive got it back together for the most part and on. its now on its way to the body shop!
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

now for the most recent part of this truck.....the Walnut bed floor! and my grandfather "helping" me with the wood work lol
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:05 PM   #6
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Your truck sure is coming along nicely.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:35 PM   #7
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Some woods darken as they get sun, but as you will find out, walnut lightens. I love working with walnut, it's an ideal wood for woodwork. Looks good.
Have you decided on a paint color?
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:46 PM   #8
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Looking good
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:57 PM   #9
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

thanks yall! its goin back green with a white nose....im undecided on putting a white top on it or not tho?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:51 PM   #10
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

some pics of the truck i took today while out getting quotes for paint! its finally to the stage of paint!
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #11
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Have some new progress on my 68. i took it to a friends house to have it painted. we took it all apart and did some body work on it and then he sprayed primer then base coat clear coat
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #12
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

well i have an update! the basecoat is on and awaiting the clear. took a trip to Louisville to the swap meet today. picked up a door rubber kit and a 1968 KY "sample" license plate that im going to run on my truck.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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Man, that is going to look awesome! Love the color.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #14
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

great build! I especially like the third photo that shows the seats and doors in the bedroom. Just wondering how that works with the love life?
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

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great build! I especially like the third photo that shows the seats and doors in the bedroom. Just wondering how that works with the love life?
thats what couches are made for lol!
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:43 PM   #16
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

got some clearcoat on it!
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:38 PM   #17
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Here are the latest pics that i have of my truck! im getting really excited about how close that its getting to drivable again!
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:58 AM   #18
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Great lookin' truck. Nice work. Just curious as to what color that is . Its not GM 503 is it?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:22 AM   #19
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Thats the code that the paint store used to mix this paint but to me it looks alittle different! i really love the color that it turned out and im just going to call it 503 lol
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #20
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My favorite color combo. Great job.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:45 AM   #21
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Terrific accomplishment sums it up for me ..What a good job and what a difference you have made.. I like the color ,,looks like original to me only shines more.. Lots of hard fun work has gone into your build..congrats to you ..
I want like to know how you are going to exit your gas tank filler tube ,. gp
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:52 AM   #22
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Looks great!!! Nice job!
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:05 AM   #23
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lookin good..
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:40 AM   #24
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Re: Belated Build thread!!!

Im going to use the rear drivers side marker light as a fuel door and hide my filler neck up in there
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:29 PM   #25
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Looks great man! and good to see another KY member
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