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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby kaferbus » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:17 pm

That stuff looks great! It looks like it covers very well!!! :D
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:46 am

Thanks guys!

I am just about done wedlding on this thing.

I still have two small patches to make on the nose, a nut plate to weld in the inner channel for the drop gate and a few
small patches in the engine bay. But she is coming along.
After the main body is welded then I have to patch the rear apron, and a couple of patches on both left and right doors.
I think I will just section in the lower skins on both doors just to simplify things a bit.
I am hopeing to have all the welding done by next weekend.
Then on to body work and paint! Woot Woot.
I decided that I am going to keep it Dove Blue. I figure a nice Dove Blue truck slammed on the ground with a set of Gas Burners
is gonna look siiiiiiiiick! :D

On to the pics......

Found another hole in the nose. I like the coat hangers placed in the hole to hold the bondo in place. Hahahahhaha
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No more hole
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Dents in nose
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Still needs some massaging but its coming out
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Fixing the engine lid hinges
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A nice hole in the dash for an "extra" switch
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No more hole
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More to come
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby tomthetoyman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:29 am

Keep practicing, so you can do a good job on mine... ;)
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:08 am

Have been cranking away,
I still need to upload some more pics but here's what I did last night.

I have a few more small peices to patch in on the nose and the passenger door and then all the welding is done with the
exception of safari's. So that means that I will be starting the body work itself next week. Im so stoked, I have a bit of metal
work to do. I have to shrink the metal around the rear wheel wells then the rest can be manipulated back into shape with a hammer and dolly. Hopefully by the end of next month I can put some primer on this thing.

There were a bunch of holes drilled in this peice and the metal was so warped that it couldn't be fixed, so the next logical step: cut it out. hahahaha
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The donor peice from a junk door I had laying around
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Welding
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Ooooooohhhh, all fixed. woot woot
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