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Gregski 12-06-2016 12:57 AM

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taking stuff apart is so much fun

well this is as far as I got tonight

the best part even my wife loves this project, I think she said "parking in the garage is so overrated, especially in the winter" or something like that!!! as she photo bombed the scene of the crime

Gregski 12-06-2016 12:59 AM

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i wouldn't even bother fixing a scratch that small. only noticeable if you know where to look.

oh my god, you just made my beer shoot out my nose, that was hillarious! :haha:

Gregski 12-06-2016 01:00 AM

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SAWEET!

My Spidey sense says you need to take 14" from behind the cab, and 5" at the end of the frame rails.

a whoda what? are you assuming I have a long bed or something? my truck is a short bed (about 79 1/2" long) and this thing is a short bed too, measures about 80 1/4" long

Gregski 12-06-2016 01:05 AM

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So what do you all think, do we keep them crazy frenched in tailights or yank them and weld the holes back up smooth and mount the standard round Mickey Mouse stock tailights?

harley87ta 12-06-2016 01:09 AM

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Looks like a nice solid bed

Hewfil1 12-06-2016 03:56 AM

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Standard lights. Kind of want to throw one on mine as well rather than the fleetside it's supposed to have. I just like the style.

Gregski 12-06-2016 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hewfil1 (Post 7788252)
Standard lights. Kind of want to throw one on mine as well rather than the fleetside it's supposed to have. I just like the style.

I am leaning that way too, but it may be an "eventually" project, as I have bigger fish to fry at the moment.

Rich84 12-06-2016 01:05 PM

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Uh Oh..Sounds like trouble.

Great news if you do come over to the stepside crowd. The round lights down low with a sport bumper would be sweeet..Just sayin.

Gregski 12-06-2016 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Rich84 (Post 7788516)
Uh Oh..Sounds like trouble.

Great news if you do come over to the stepside crowd. The round lights down low with a sport bumper would be sweeet..Just sayin.

Yup thanks, my buddy Mopar Seth and I have been talking about starting our Step Side Mafia group for quite some time, he has a step side Power Wagon and now I have this, ha ha

SkinnyG 12-07-2016 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7788172)
a whoda what? are you assuming I have a long bed or something? my truck is a short bed (about 79 1/2" long) and this thing is a short bed too, measures about 80 1/4" long

Oh! Now I have to go back and look again. I thought you had a long bed.

Mine is a shortened bed.....

evan 12-07-2016 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7788172)
a whoda what? are you assuming I have a long bed or something? my truck is a short bed (about 79 1/2" long) and this thing is a short bed too, measures about 80 1/4" long

That shows you how few pictures of the full truck you've posted! That's my only complaint with your thread. Otherwise, great work! :alc:

rusty76 12-07-2016 10:26 PM

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I'm so jealous now. Darn you. Can you get the other stepside bed and drop it off at my house for my birthday and Christmas please. I promise to use it.

Oldriginal86 12-07-2016 11:24 PM

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Just saw the pictures, that would make an awesome mobile fire pit. Sweet buy.

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7789963)
I'm so jealous now. Darn you. Can you get the other stepside bed and drop it off at my house for my birthday and Christmas please. I promise to use it.

Nice try I almost fell for it, but there's no way I can fit it down your chimney! hee hee

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:17 AM

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and so I pressed on and had that thing in pieces in no time

took the driver wheel cover/fender off

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:21 AM

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removed the tailgate, removed the bolt on one side and the round spinny thingie and then it slid off to one side

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:27 AM

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took the "frontgate" off (I'm coining that term) sucker wouldn't slide all the way out (up or down) until I got one of the sides loose and moved out of the way

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:31 AM

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just like with the fleetside, you have to cut the welds in the lower corners of the tailgate in order to take the sides off

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:34 AM

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and got the driver side off too

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:36 AM

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and pretty soon it all looked like this

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:38 AM

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but because the wife don't like to park on the street, it had to look like this

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:41 AM

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I also took a stab at the scratch on that fender, and since I don't own a dolly set yet, this is the best I could do for now

Gregski 12-11-2016 01:42 AM

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I am seriously wondering if bondo was on sale when they built / painted this thing in the first place, I considered using a hammer and a chisel to get it all off, ha ha

pretty sure I am going to weld in those rectangular holes (they seem to be in a level / flat section and should be pretty easy to patch) and go back to stock taillights

LeesTruk 12-11-2016 06:09 AM

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Watcha got planned for that Model A frame? A future street rod maybe?

Gregski 12-11-2016 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by LeesTruk (Post 7792915)
Watcha got planned for that Model A frame? A future street rod maybe?

I knew someone would recognize it and tell us what it is off of. It belongs to Big Al and I think its glory days are over and it found new life as a sort of make shift wheel barrel cart. But thanks again for identifying it, boxing it in would be a fun winter project, then maybe a flatty, hmm coupe or truck, now you got me thinking, so glad this aint no Ford forum or I would be in trouble, ha ha


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