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Old 09-18-2018, 09:41 AM   #1851
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After 8 months of sanding, sent Ď70 stepside to the painter. Paint done, today is buff n polish day. Canít wait to get her back in my own garage for reassembly.
The whole paint process began due to wanting to replace the tailgate that had a dent in it from my son-in-law when transporting it from Ft Worth to home in Las Vegas two years ago. Great kid though. He took my old tailgate and made a bench out of it for my birthday last month.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:43 AM   #1852
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Right on!

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:23 AM   #1853
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Forgot to add pic of first polished panel.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:29 PM   #1854
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Looking good...
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:47 PM   #1855
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I love the art made from car parts like that bench, very cool.

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #1856
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I love the art made from car parts like that bench, very cool.

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When the truck is done I'm going to make a garage bar with my old tailgate. Stay tuned.

Tonight I'm working on the interior. If I could carry the bench up from the basement by myself, it would be in too...
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:30 PM   #1857
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Mark, interior is looking suuuuuper...Jim
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:52 PM   #1858
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I got the inner hood brace cut up and working. It took a little recess in the cowl right at the fender as It thought it would a few days ago so all is good. I am pleased with it. I also painted a few parts for under the dash.

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Old 09-19-2018, 12:20 AM   #1859
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Going back together after the sender plug fiasco. To save my back, I lowered the head down onto the engine with a cherry picker. Although it's difficult working on the engine in the truck, I'd much rather do that than take the front sheet metal off.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #1860
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What I have been doing is building a garage with a lift to rebuild a 59 Apache. I brought the truck to the garage today. Lots of work to do. .......

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Old 09-19-2018, 09:49 PM   #1861
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What I have been doing is building a garage with a lift to rebuild a 59 Apache. I brought the truck to the garage today. Lots of work to do. .......

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Ah, i suck at computers. No pic, but my garage is covered and sealed, not sided. The truck is inside and at home. Thanks to all for all of the info on where I should go with the build. I just wanted to start at the beginning and go from there on this thread. This is what I did on my truck today.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:05 PM   #1862
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Things are happening again tonight...
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:27 PM   #1863
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That looks like an absolute show piece
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:56 PM   #1864
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Very nice...Jim
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:59 PM   #1865
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Ah, i suck at computers. No pic, but my garage is covered and sealed, not sided. The truck is inside and at home. Thanks to all for all of the info on where I should go with the build. I just wanted to start at the beginning and go from there on this thread. This is what I did on my truck today.
Once your garage is complete enough to start on the truck you might consider starting a build thread. That way all of your stuff is in one place, and you can still make entries here whenever you feel like it. Good luck with both projects!
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:00 PM   #1866
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:25 AM   #1867
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I worked on the rad support tonight. Removed the brace on the side that had been cut up and removed the good one off my one out of the front clip. I always have to think of guy who welded those spot welds when I remove one. The man was feeding his family doing those welds.

I also have to think how far we have came in this stuff when years ago I would have been cutting a piece of metal and welding it on that brace to repair it instead of simply drilling the spot welds out "unbolting" it and doing the same on the donor and welding it back on just like it was never touched, cool.

I also cleaned up some hack work that was done to the replacement rad support, drilled out the rusted and broken off bolt and drilled it out, and ran a tap through the hole so it's ready to go. Chased the threads with the tap in all the other nuts too.

I also straightened the metal support rods so they look good. I am thinking I am going to weld the upper tie bar on like it was from the factory. I was planning on bolting it, but now I am thinking I will weld it on like it was from the factory, done deal. Once I get this thing finished I can just have it powder coated.

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Old 09-20-2018, 12:54 AM   #1868
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Re-installed the intake manifold, distributor, spark plugs, adjusted valves and installed the covers. Another day or two and I may have this thing back to square one.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:12 AM   #1869
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Re-installed the intake manifold, distributor, spark plugs, adjusted valves and installed the covers. Another day or two and I may have this thing back to square one.
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Re-installed the intake manifold, distributor, spark plugs, adjusted valves and installed the covers. Another day or two and I may have this thing back to square one.
There you go!

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:43 PM   #1871
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

I know it doesn't look like much but all of the front end hardware is tight, the front splash apron is on and the headlamps are in. I need to find the headlight bezel screws, they are around here somewhere...
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:11 PM   #1872
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Tested operations, pulled it out of the garage (under its own power) and got pulled back in front ways. Now that it is away from the wall and I can walk around the truck, I can maybe get stuff done. As you can see, it has been backed in for years and my bike was over the bed.
Secondly I would like to add the CPP power disc brakes and power steering worked awesome.
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Your doing good, way better than what you first anticipated
I've been neglecting everything else to get it done, but had to take today off because my back can't take all those hours bent over the fenders.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:39 AM   #1874
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Tested operations, pulled it out of the garage (under its own power) and got pulled back in front ways. Now that it is away from the wall and I can walk around the truck, I can maybe get stuff done. As you can see, it has been backed in for years and my bike was over the bed.
Secondly I would like to add the CPP power disc brakes and power steering worked awesome.
That's great, what a milestone!

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If you're like me, you'll find them immediately AFTER you go buy another set.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:45 AM   #1875
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I got out there and cut some stuff off the old rad support to use to patch the replacement one (you know it's right then. ) and I got that welded on to the replacement, it's got weld thru primer applied and ready to finish up tomorrow.

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