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Old 02-22-2021, 07:34 PM   #51
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Re: 57 Fleetside C4 build

Nice looking build! I like the direction youíre going. Iíll be following.
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:51 AM   #52
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Just doing some little stuff on the truck while waiting on the bed strips. The truck came with reproduction vent frame and glass and door window frame and glass but were clear glass. I wanted tinted glass so ordered the tinted glass and installed them while rebuilding the vent window assemblies that came with the truck.

I have a question on the forward door window post where the vent assembly sits there is a hole a little more than halfway up. I need to know what that is for. Here are some pics including one of the mystery hole. Steve
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:37 PM   #53
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As far as i can tell the hole in the vent frame is just to hold the rubber gasket in place .
if you notice on the gasket -a bump about where it fits into the frame -as you put it together -it;ll line up with the frame hole,
that;s the only thing i could come up with . also i use a dish soap and warm water to put the gasket in ---makes it easier to slide the gasket on .
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:07 PM   #54
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Re: 57 Fleetside C4 build

Can't answer your question... But, What did you use to set the glass in the channels, and where did you get it? Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:48 PM   #55
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Can't answer your question... But, What did you use to set the glass in the channels, and where did you get it? Thanks!
I used 1/16" window setting tape on the frame around the glass and 5/64" in the lower sash. I have since found out there is a pre made channel for lower sash. I got the setting tape at a local glass shop. I have seen the lower sash piece at classic industries and they also had the glass setting tape. Steve
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:49 PM   #56
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As far as i can tell the hole in the vent frame is just to hold the rubber gasket in place .
if you notice on the gasket -a bump about where it fits into the frame -as you put it together -it;ll line up with the frame hole,
that;s the only thing i could come up with . also i use a dish soap and warm water to put the gasket in ---makes it easier to slide the gasket on .
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:19 AM   #57
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More updates on my project. Working on a few things now. Getting ready to install the bed and fit all the wood and strips. I had to relocate the second bed sill as it was to far forward. Once I got the new bed strips was able to get a good location and set the sill there. Fit the side mirrors which like almost every aftermarket part needed a little love to make it fit. The right side was not drilled for a mirror so that side fit fine. Got the brake and gas pedal located but I still need to get it lower some how. The gas is DBW so hope I can figure something out. Once I get the bed assembled I may mock up the exhaust just to have that done. My goal is to have all the big pieces fit so when I paint it there will be NO surprises when it goes together for the last time. Here are some pics. Steve
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:29 AM   #58
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Got the bed back on this past weekend to mock up all the wood. Everything seems to fit good. I am still deciding on whether to hide the hardware that hold the bed to the frame or not. I have nice polished stainless which would look nice but a friend suggested to hide it. I also want opinions on the stance. There is still some weight not in the truck yet so may come down a bit in the front. Next up is hidden latches and the tailgate link kits as I want to get rid of the chains. Here are some pics. Steve
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:31 AM   #59
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I decided not to hide the bed attaching hardware so cut in the spots with a forstner bit. I also located the fuel fill door for the under bed tank. I had to figure out a way to locate the fuel fil opening so I stuck a little pencil in the plastic cap I had covering the opening then set the board in place then wiggled the pencil against the board. Worked out great. Steve
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Old 03-20-2021, 01:59 PM   #60
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looking good man. Are you going to stain the wood? If so what color? What will you use to protect it?
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:05 PM   #61
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looking good man. Are you going to stain the wood? If so what color? What will you use to protect it?
Thank you. I will be staining on final assembly. Not sure what color. probably stain to accent the exterior color with some type of clear. I am just pre fitting everything on the truck right now. Steve
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:05 AM   #62
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Got a little more done on my 57. I eliminated the gate chains and installed link kit and hidden latch kits from mar-k. They installed pretty easy with decent instructions and worked as advertised. Steve
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:47 AM   #64
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Progress has slowed down a bit. With the weather getting better have been working on the yard and taking care of the daily drivers after winter. Was able to get the side moldings on the bed sides set up other that making the holes for the stainless which I will do once I get the clips and they are in first coats of high build primer. Will be taking it apart soon to get sandblasting and epoxy primed then bodywork. Steve
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