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Old 10-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #151
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Those jeans just keep getting worse. My wife keeps telling me that she is going to sew them up, if I wait much longer they will be shorts. One of my other pairs has the bottoms all frayed out, I have only caught them on fire a couple times.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:29 PM   #152
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I decided to go ahead and notch the frame. I got some four and a half inch pipe a while back, but wasn't sure if I wanted to do it or now. I finally pulled the trigger tonight and went ahead and did it. I won't ever be towing with this truck, or even hauling much in the bed so I figured the pipe will be sufficient. It is finally a turning point because I have finished all of the mods to the frame and am ready to get it blasted and painted. So from here on in I should be able to start actually putting parts on instead of taking them off. Here are a couple pics.





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Old 10-12-2010, 11:35 PM   #153
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Heck yeah looks good!
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #154
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I agree man that looks good. It's better to do it now, and not need it later. Than to realize that you should have done it down the road.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:03 PM   #155
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Nothing major done tonight, just wanted to post a pic with the rearend out from under it. Getting the frame blasted and painted Friday. Can't wait to start putting her back together.





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Old 10-14-2010, 07:43 AM   #156
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nice work, great progress! keep at it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #157
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nice work, great progress! keep at it.
Thanks for the kind words guys! Today was a good day, I got my frame to the blaster, got my engine mounts in the mail, and am ready to get to painting. I found a guy that will blast the frame and rearend for $100. After I got it back I realized that you get what you pay for. There are a few areas that he missed, nothing too big, I am going to hit them with a wire wheel and start painting. The other blasting companies in town wanted triple what this guy did so i figure it's all good. Here are some pics.













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Old 10-15-2010, 07:03 PM   #158
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Nice!!!! Coming along nicely!!
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #159
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I got the top of the frame painted, did two coats last night. Now I just need to flip it and do the bottom. I am totaly amazed how well this paint lays down and levels out. It almost looks like it was powder coated. The pics don't really do it justice. It's going to be a shame to cover this thing up with the rusty old body.













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Old 10-16-2010, 10:27 AM   #160
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:06 AM   #161
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Chassis is looking sharp!!

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Old 10-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #162
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looks good
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:10 AM   #163
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Thanks guys, I ended up getting two coats on the frame and one on the rearend. I still need to paint the trailing arms, but will have to buy some more paint. As soon as the last coat gets dry I will flip the frame and get the engine mounted.









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Old 10-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #164
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I got my engine mounting plates, mounts, and towers installed. I had to take a little notch out of the AC compressor bracket to get it back in past the plate. Should be able to get the engine in tomorrow night.











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Old 10-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #165
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Looking good man.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:23 PM   #166
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Another great oklahoma truck! Looks great
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:48 AM   #167
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Looks good man. You've been a busy man!
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #168
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Thanks, guys! I have been trying to work on it every chance I get. This weekend was really productive. My wife has been super cool about the garage looking the way it does, and I promised her I would at least have her side cleared out before the snow and ice gets here. Looks like I should be able to keep my word. It is kind of frustrating to think about putting the body back on just to have to take it off a couple more times at least. But it's all good, I'm just glad to be able to have such a great wife and a fun project to work on.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:34 AM   #169
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I think it's probably worth the work of putting the cab on and off to keep the wife happy!
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #170
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i did the same for my wife summer and fall are ok for me to use the whole garage Spring and Winter NO, you have to choose your battles, i make sure when it is raining and snowing she is in out of the weather !!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:03 AM   #171
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Thanks, guys! I have been trying to work on it every chance I get. This weekend was really productive. My wife has been super cool about the garage looking the way it does, and I promised her I would at least have her side cleared out before the snow and ice gets here. Looks like I should be able to keep my word. It is kind of frustrating to think about putting the body back on just to have to take it off a couple more times at least. But it's all good, I'm just glad to be able to have such a great wife and a fun project to work on.
I'm going thru the same scenario....the wife's ready for her TBSS to be back in the garage.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #172
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You guys feel my pain! I got the engine in last night, kind of mad at myself because I completely spaced the fact that I was going to have to do some trimming on the frame, and had to butcher up my shiny paint job. It fits like a glove, it's good to see things going the other direction, back together instead of apart. Oh, and my new trans crossmember is AWESOME.











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Old 10-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #173
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i have a patent on that tranny crossmember... be expecting a call from my lawyer
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:01 PM   #174
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cool. Love the custom renewable resource crossmember
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #175
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if thats the case have him call me too i have one and it works good!
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