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Gregski 08-07-2018 04:09 PM

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tac, tac, slowly but surely it's getting there, I like it, keeping the burn through to a minimum, then some grinder action and no one will even know how ugly this stitching was

RDrancher 08-07-2018 04:44 PM

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C'mon...it's been like 33 minutes. Pics! Pics! Mmmmmm popcorn.

Gregski 08-07-2018 05:24 PM

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C'mon...it's been like 33 minutes. Pics! Pics! Mmmmmm popcorn.

ha ha, Millenials?! jk

RDrancher 08-07-2018 05:31 PM

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ha ha, Millenials?! jk

Ha! I think I get bored faster than my grandkids. Look...........squirrel!

Gregski 08-07-2018 06:43 PM

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C'mon...it's been like 33 minutes. Pics! Pics! Mmmmmm popcorn.

alright here you go, something to hold you over... filled in the welds

Gregski 08-07-2018 06:45 PM

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prepped the screw holes for welding and buzzed those in

Gregski 08-07-2018 06:47 PM

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then it was time for some gentle scuffing top and bottom

Gregski 08-07-2018 06:52 PM

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then it was time to shoot some special primer, in other words the first can I could reach on the shelf

and after that I wanted to cover this with this special SEM undercoating stuff I've been saving for days and wanting to shoot it on something so bad, well I lost the can in the last house move I recon, cause I couldn't find it today, so I used that junk spray I used on my dash that is supposed to give a wrinkle texture finish but it sure don't

it does shoot backward onto your arm though

RDrancher 08-07-2018 07:33 PM

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At least you didn't shoot yourself in the eye.

LT7A 08-08-2018 04:24 PM

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Dude. Don't you live in like the middle of California? Are you buying your truck parts out of the northeast states or something? Sorry to see the weight-saving-area on the inside of your hood. Your progress looks good across the board though. The Saginaw held up just fine with the landscaping duties, right?

PS, I hope you don't mind my apocalyptically numbered post landing on your thread. If I thought a deal with the devil could net you some rust-free parts, you know I'd be the first to sign up. Maybe.

Gregski 08-08-2018 06:22 PM

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PS, I hope you don't mind my apocalyptically numbered post landing on your thread. If I thought a deal with the devil could net you some rust-free parts, you know I'd be the first to sign up. Maybe.

ha ha, my favorite band growing up was Maiden so I totally get it

Whamo 08-09-2018 11:16 AM

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ha ha, my favorite band growing up was Maiden so I totally get it

Here's how we Iron Maiden do...

I'm off camera running the sound...don't be laughin, sound guys get to test out the roadies...

Oh...if only ANY of that were true...

https://youtu.be/Li58voy6xXM

Gregski 08-09-2018 11:25 AM

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Here's how we Iron Maiden do...

I'm off camera running the sound...don't be laughin, sound guys get to test out the roadies...

Oh...if only ANY of that were true...

https://youtu.be/Li58voy6xXM

Yup, saw them, also there's a banjo playing Slayer cover dude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2ucr74YNk , and then there's Brown Sabbath, all amazing musicians.

LT7A 08-09-2018 02:43 PM

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Yup, saw them, also there's a banjo playing Slayer cover dude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2ucr74YNk , and then there's Brown Sabbath, all amazing musicians.

I'm still a huge Maiden fan.

Interesting ensemble Whamo. Disturbing lack of shirtfulness, ha, but no lack of talent!

Gregski 08-11-2018 02:52 PM

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remember back in July 2016 when I got this fancy distributor cap...

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more parts showed up

- Davis Unified Ignition, DUI Cross-Fire H.E.I. distributor cap and rotor (this allows you to run the even 2-4-6-8 plug wires on the passenger side and the odd ones 1-3-5-7 on the driver side and eliminates the crossing over)

Well on Thursday the truck ran amazeballs and on Friday it would not start. I suspect the coil went out as there was no spark. So I swapped caps back to my trusty cheap ProForm and after replacing a few MSD plug wires for reachability with generic AutoZone longer ones, whalla we got spark, and the truck runs again.

Now in the fancy Cross-Fire caps defense it did not come with a coil I swapped the coil out of the GM HEI unit into it, which by the way the GM HEI distributor is the one that seized on me, so it's the worst of the bunch yet it was the most expensive one, go figure.

Lesson Learned: Form Over Function Bites Us Again!!! when will we learn

Gregski 08-11-2018 05:34 PM

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SEM 39523 SUBBERIZED UNDERCOATING

game on, this can just feels like a quality product, I hope to shoot this behind the seat to shoulder level as well as on the floor for as it says "premium... sound dampening" but first we shall try it out on that handsome tuxedo black transmission tunnel cover

Hankster 08-18-2018 09:55 AM

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Let us know what you think. I thought about doing all of inside my cab with that stuff.

Gregski 08-18-2018 11:05 AM

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Let us know what you think. I thought about doing all of inside my cab with that stuff.

Hi, I will. Can you tell us what do you mean by all of inside of your cab? Do you mean like the A and B pillars and the ceiling etc.? I ask because this stuff is grindy like sand paper, think the top side of a skateboard back in the Tony Hawk era, ha ha? It may be too gritty on the doors?

I discovered this product when I had a shop weld in the floor on my '68 Mustang about 10 years ago (god I'm such an idiot for selling that Ford) it looked so good and I bet they didn't do much prep and clean up just shot it over all that junk, and still it looked amazeballz.

Gregski 08-19-2018 03:45 PM

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progress is slow... and so much for using the old piece as a template, ha

Hankster 08-21-2018 09:36 AM

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Hi, I will. Can you tell us what do you mean by all of inside of your cab? Do you mean like the A and B pillars and the ceiling etc.? I ask because this stuff is grindy like sand paper, think the top side of a skateboard back in the Tony Hawk era, ha ha? It may be too gritty on the doors?

I meant the floor and back of the cab up to the window, as well as up the firewall as far as possible.

oltronj 08-25-2018 12:46 PM

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I just spent all morning going through this whole thread and Gregski you sir are awesome. The time it takes to do the work on your truck plus taking the time to document it all and share it with us is a huge help to everyone here.

Gregski 08-25-2018 08:03 PM

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I just spent all morning going through this whole thread and Gregski you sir are awesome. The time it takes to do the work on your truck plus taking the time to document it all and share it with us is a huge help to everyone here.

Thank you for the kind words I appreciate that, especially since now that Rusty has been my daily driver for the last 18 months I am tempted to just do it, and not document as much

Gregski 08-25-2018 08:07 PM

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Shouldn't this guy be working on that hood?

so I bought this extra door trim (first pic only one of two pieces of the kit shown) last winter and have been waiting for the proper Global Warming to applicate it

it is supposed to server two purposes, stop the water leak on the driver's side, and the constant whistling on the passenger side

so today I used the good natured alcohol to clean the doors the best I could and then the Gorilla Snot to stick it to the door

Gregski 08-25-2018 08:11 PM

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would you believe me if I told you the driver side looked much neater than this passenger side?

since the tube of glue sat in the parts store for years and then on my work bench for months I believe the contents separated so I used my finger to work them in whilst on the door, not the greatest idea as now i have goop on my finger and had to take the pics left handed, hence the finger shot in each of the pics, awesome!

blazer2007 08-26-2018 09:06 AM

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any updates on the SEM insulation ?

LT7A 08-26-2018 04:15 PM

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so today I used the good natured alcohol to clean the doors the best I could and then the Gorilla Snot to stick it to the door

I can always count on Gregski for a chuckle. I remember a few bars and have recollections of some people from the fraternity days who I think might have had some bad natured alcohol to drink. I've become a big fan of isopropyl alcohol as a residue-free way of prepping parts for paint. Good work brother.

hatzie 08-29-2018 11:12 PM

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progress is slow... and so much for using the old piece as a template, ha

You can probably find a severely taco shelled hood in one of the local salvage yards to liberate that corner from.

Gregski 09-01-2018 10:21 AM

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any updates on the SEM insulation ?

yes, I painted the back sides of the interior metal door panels of my '71 truck (they went to plastic nonsense in '72 my birth year) turned out great, they no longer ting and ping like hallow tin, they sound muted now, you can tell this is a quality product, I don't want to post pics as this is the 3rd gen section (translation too lazy to take pics) ha ha

sorry I bolted my trans tunnel cover back on and have been too lazy to remove it to spray it with this product but it is on the Ta Do List!

Gregski 09-01-2018 10:24 AM

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You can probably find a severely taco shelled hood in one of the local salvage yards to liberate that corner from.

You know my friend, four years ago I would go to them yards and see half a dozen square bodies, they had everything, anti sway bars, tacoed hoods, rusted out battery trays, torn up bench seats, and sticky cracked steering wheels...

about two years ago I could find one or two

a year ago maybe one

now, no more, these trucks have gotten so popular it's impossible to find them in the wreckin' yards

Gregski 09-01-2018 05:21 PM

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alright progress has been made

so this was a trial fit I did a bit more trimming and massaging before making metal stick

Gregski 09-01-2018 05:24 PM

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believe it or not I actually hammered shut and stitch welded shut that hole on the right

Gregski 09-01-2018 05:33 PM

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ok so it looks bad, but at least it's good metal

hey man, this ain't no welding class where you're sitting on a bar stool running beads for an hour in perfect position, it was difficult to get the torch in there and also grind it all down with an angle grinder, Chip Foose borrowed my slim portable solar powered belt sander and has yet to give it back

Gregski 09-02-2018 02:16 PM

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Onwards Comrades!

Gregski 09-02-2018 02:18 PM

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"The Paper Towel is mightier than the pen which is mightier than the sword" ~ Said No One Ever!

Gregski 09-02-2018 02:21 PM

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after carefully considering using high heat BBQ or header paint on the hood belly I decided to shoot it with the paint I already had!

I (and some of youz) really like this Semi-Flat Crayola secret sauce

Gregski 09-02-2018 02:23 PM

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looking much better already and this is only after the first coat, since the surface was dark already you get roughly two coats per can

Top Tip: if you don't like white fuzzies on your surface than it's ok to clean with paper towels but don't rely on them for your final wipe down, use something else

Note: the cross flow ventilation in the dishwasher safe organic paint booth (yes I still wore a breathing mask in order to protect my brain cells, yes both of them)

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:39 PM

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we start our Annual Labor Day: Labor of Love Project with a scrap piece of 16 or 18(ish) gauge steel

we square it off a bit and cut it into semi equal rectangular pieces (blowing our 8th grade geometry teachers mind)

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:43 PM

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next we take the CAD blueprinted scrap piece to the organic metal brake where we divide it into two

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:45 PM

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I did say "semi" even (we will trim them down to eveness later)

Top Tip: The key to any successful project is controlling user/audience expectations, ha ha

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:49 PM

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at this point my cousin Joe Goodenoff showed up (think National Lampoon's Vacation cousin Eddie) and said "lemme show you something... hold my beer"

and he took an ordinary grade 5 bolt and proceeded to decapitate it...


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