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Gregski 06-24-2015 01:53 AM

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did the same on the drivers side, they just weren't cleaned up to my standards so I will deal with them when I mess with the suspension

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:56 AM

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slalomed around the shocks even though we will be replacing them, I just think it looks tacky when people paint carelessly

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:57 AM

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I did come back and paint these bumpy bump preventers

Gregski 06-24-2015 02:00 AM

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looks pretty good, I will take some pics once it dries, remember it is semi gloss, so it ought to flatten out

man this was a lot of work, painting the insides of the frame channel with the exhaust mounted up was difficult, I removed the tail light wiring harness on the drivers side, and loosened the rear hard brake lines on the passenger side and used a bunji cord to pull them away from the frame, but still doing the Michael Angelo whilst laying flat on my sore back to paint the bits underneath was horilble

Gregski 06-24-2015 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaplain (Post 7219699)
Thumbs up...

Thanks man, you are an excellent Motivator, I needed that!

Chaplain 06-24-2015 02:21 AM

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Details... Good job.

Chevy_mud_truck 06-24-2015 09:45 AM

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I use por15 on every thing I build

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:22 PM

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pulled the truck out of the garage today to take a better look at the frame all dried outside, it turned out great, I like it

what do you all think?

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:39 PM

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started to put the bed back on, it's amazing what the kids will do when you promise them Internet / WiFi hook up at the new house, LOL

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:45 PM

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didn't want to scratch up the newly painted frame so at first my son and I thought we could wedge some 2x4s under the bed to protect it while we slide it on, that plan never materialized, so we went with plan B, we used the large rubber mats instead, worked great

Rich84 06-25-2015 03:46 PM

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The cool thing is that it gives you something to take away from them too..:devil:

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:48 PM

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the bed finally going back on, a bit of a bitter sweet as this is the last project in the old house, we really loved that house, it was on a court, it was quiet and all tucked in out of the way, neighbors were great, but don't cry for me Argentina we moved 1/2 a mile away, LOL

Gregski 06-25-2015 04:00 PM

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I could not have put this back together without my 13 year old son's help, he had a great can do attitude as did my 10 year old daughter

so next we propped up the bed floor with some 2x4s and bolted up the back piece that goes by the cab

Chaplain 06-25-2015 04:39 PM

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Family first. I really appreciate the fact that your kids are involved. I love it when my wife and daughter help me.

Btw, I picked up a gallon of POR15 today.

Gregski 06-25-2015 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaplain (Post 7221423)
Btw, I picked up a gallon of POR15 today.

Cool, keep it out of your hair, just sayin'

Gregski 06-25-2015 05:21 PM

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and the other side

Gregski 06-25-2015 05:59 PM

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then it was time to put on the driver bed side

Gregski 06-25-2015 06:00 PM

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the driver side wheel housing was next, truck taking shape now, beginning to look like a truck again

rusty76 06-25-2015 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7221373)
the bed finally going back on, a bit of a bitter sweet as this is the last project in the old house, we really loved that house, it was on a court, it was quiet and all tucked in out of the way, neighbors were great, but don't cry for me Argentina we moved 1/2 a mile away, LOL

My wife and I moved four doors up when we got married. We lived side by side then got hitched and made the huge move. Man I got rid of a lot of stuff. Lol.

Gregski 06-25-2015 06:39 PM

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Man I got rid of a lot of stuff. Lol.

You mean she made you git rid of a lot of stuff, LOL?

Gregski 06-25-2015 06:44 PM

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and then it was on to the other side, look it's almost a truck, hee hee

Gregski 06-25-2015 06:46 PM

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and the passenger side wheel well going back in

Gregski 06-25-2015 06:47 PM

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... and I re-injured my back !!!

To Be Continued...

flashed 06-25-2015 07:01 PM

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You big Dummy ,youre supposed to take care of your back ,hope its better soon.

greg64 06-25-2015 07:30 PM

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That's too bad, the truck is looking great! Glad to see your children helping out.

hatzie 06-25-2015 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7221546)
... and I re-injured my back !!!

To Be Continued...

Get to a good Chiro, do your physical therapy exercises the way he tells you, and lay off lifting the heavy stuff and bending over for extended periods for a while.
If you don't your back will stay angry with you and later it'll get back at you. I'm paying for what I did 35 years ago. I didn't lay off cause it felt so much better after the chiro put it back in place...

Chaplain 06-25-2015 11:29 PM

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Obey...

hatzie 06-25-2015 11:32 PM

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Obey...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
I wish I had listened to the old man when he told me that stuff in the 80's. My back would be less of a problem. :waah:

Chevy_mud_truck 06-26-2015 07:37 AM

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Hate to here you hurt your back again kick back take it easy hope it gets to felling better

Gregski 06-26-2015 12:55 PM

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quick update: I couldn't just do nothing cause I had to get my family out of that house, now may need a buddy to finish my truck on Sunday, meanwhile I got a doctor appointment in an hour

hatzie 06-26-2015 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7222297)
quick update: I couldn't just do nothing cause I had to get my family out of that house, now may need a buddy to finish my truck on Sunday, meanwhile I got a doctor appointment in an hour

If you can get working tails and a back plate on it the police aren't likely to bother you on a short daytime trip.

Gregski 06-26-2015 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 7222319)
If you can get working tails and a back plate on it the police aren't likely to bother you on a short daytime trip.

yup gonna see if my bro and friends can limp it home it's only a half mile away, but the bed is still not even bolted down, so as long as they get one or two bolts down to anchor it, it will be fine, I can finish it later

got a shot at the doctor today, and am off of work till July 3rd

rich weyand 06-26-2015 09:40 PM

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You need a chiropractor, man, not a doctor who gives shots.

Their next move will be to suggest surgery. Don't go there.

hatzie 06-26-2015 09:49 PM

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^^^ Everyone I know that's had surgery has said don't do it. Find a good Chiropractor.

Gregski 06-26-2015 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by rich weyand (Post 7222814)
You need a chiropractor, man, not a doctor who gives shots.

Their next move will be to suggest surgery. Don't go there.

I hear you I called 6 Chiropractors today, some did not answer their phone, others could not see me today / until next month some time, others don't take insurance patients. I don't want to pay cash if I have good insurance, type a thing.

rich weyand 06-26-2015 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 7222831)
^^^ Everyone I know that's had surgery has said don't do it. Find a good Chiropractor.

Given the nonsense we pull when working on our trucks, chiropractors ought to be listed in the necessary tools or preferred vendors sections. :lol:

Gregski 06-26-2015 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 7222831)
^^^ Everyone I know that's had surgery has said don't do it. Find a good Chiropractor.

Surgery is not an option, the doctor I saw today said no need for MRI cause I do not need surgery I don't have that type of injury/symptoms. It's basically ice, rest, and try to move around as much as possible without pain.

rich weyand 06-26-2015 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7222833)
I hear you I called 6 Chiropractors today, some did not answer their phone, others could not see me today / until next month some time, others don't take insurance patients. I don't want to pay cash if I have good insurance, type a thing.

My chiropractor is $28 a visit. I don't even have them submit it, since I am going to be paying it on deductible anyway.

hatzie 06-26-2015 09:53 PM

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Some of the best Chiropractors I've seen only take cash. They're usually fairly inexpensive because they don't have the overhead to handle insurance.

Gregski 06-26-2015 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by rich weyand (Post 7222834)
Given the nonsense we pull when working on our trucks, chiropractors ought to be listed in the necessary tools or preferred vendors sections. :lol:

Does Snap-On make a drawer big enough for them? LOL


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