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Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sat May 29, 2010 9:56 am

Alright,

Well,

Its now time to start a new thread with the build of my 57 single cab.
Through a series of events I have now ended up with this little jewel. Which I am most excited about. Woot Woot.

So here is the progress thus far:

Day one:

Nice paint on the bed
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Inside the cab
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Left shot, with 7 coats of paint
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Right profile shot
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Dash shot, there is soooooo much paint on this thing
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Front valance
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Right dog leg
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Right rocker
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Jack point
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Left B pillar
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Treasure chest floor
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More jack points and outriggers
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Inside treasure chest,
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Underside of treasure chest floor
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Oh wait, more outriggers and top hats
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So the story is, that a Kindergarten teacher had this truck and let his kids paint it one day for a school project. I have to tell you that the amount of paint on this thing is INSAINE!!!! The original color of this truck is Dove Blue. Which there was a little bit left under some of this paint.

The work in the garage has been furious. I will post up some more pictures later this weekend!
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby vdubzen » Sat May 29, 2010 12:29 pm

that is insane!!!



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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby kaferbus » Sat May 29, 2010 11:18 pm

So friggin cool!!!! :D
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sun May 30, 2010 7:07 am

Ahahahahahhah!
Thanks guys, I do enjoy the build! :P
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sun May 30, 2010 7:11 am

Well here we go,

Here is some of the work over on the single cab.


Replacing the battery tray,
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Lining up the splash pan
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Welded in spalsh pan
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Pan going in
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All it needs now is some seam sealer on the edges
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Removing the Right dog leg, which had a skin over the exiting floor with some tar like material which
was a real pain to get off!!!
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This was part of the skin
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Here is the skin itself once it was removed. Roofing tar and rivits! hahahahaha
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What was under the skin
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What the dog leg REALLY looked like
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Dog leg removed to reveal more rust in the B pillar and close out area's
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A Better shot of the B pillar rust
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Again after the dOG leg was removed it revealed more rust on the A pillar
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Cutting out the floor
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Since entire right lower side had to be replaced, I had to cut out everything on the right to line it
all up

Cutting out the inner rocker
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The carnage that was left
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Had to cut out some of the top hats too
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It was pretty rusty!
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Installing the inner rocker
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Sectioned in a new peice of the treasure chest floor.
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The rest of the inner rocker
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Cleaning up the welds
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Middle out rigger
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Sectioned in Top hat
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All together before the jack point goes on
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Front top hat and outrigger
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Inner B pillar
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New B pillar close out
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New outer B pillar in cargo rocker
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Pretty good gap.
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Working the A pillar
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Fitting the new peice
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Cleaning up the welds
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New dog leg close out
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Inner dog leg
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Fitting the outer
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So there is more to come, I have to download some more pics and all that good stuff
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sun May 30, 2010 7:27 am

Fo sho Jorge!

I am hoping to have the body work done by next month!

The plan is:
Get the body straight,
Put a nice paint job on it
and SLAM it on the ground!!!!

I think I am going to put a 1776 in the Westy and put the 2110 in the single, but I haven't figured out all the details yet.

I got this truck from Stephen, he ended up getting a really nice 60 or 61 sealing wax red truck and he decied to shelve this one so we did some wheeling and dealing and now I can really crack on this.

Ever since I sold my double cab I have wanted another truck so I am really excited!
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby tomthetoyman » Sun May 30, 2010 9:37 am

Looking good Jon!
Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Sun May 30, 2010 9:04 pm

Sorry some of the pictures are so crappy!!!!

Here is what I have been up to the over the last week or so:

The left dog leg
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Long rocker
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What the bed looked like before
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And after some 36 grit
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Removing some paint
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Inside the bulkhead was the worst! The house paint refused to be removed. Especially because there was a layer
of White house paint and then a layer of undercoating. It was a nasty mess!
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The seat pans
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Cleaned up pretty nice!
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There is still a bit of welding to be done on the nose, as there is a hole in the middle of the nose from
who know's what! And of course a bit of metal work to be done on those dents.
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I also need to finish up the front valance. I decided to section in the lower part of the valance instead of
cutting the nose. The valance over all was pretty clean so I didnt think I needed to replace the entire thing.
So when I was inside I used the Wurth rust converter and closed her up!
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Got the left corner peice fitted and installed but I dont have any finished pictures of the corner which
I will work on tomorrow
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Floor pan is in. I just need to finish up grinding down the welds
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And a good shot of the paint removal. Again there was a layer of sealer, primer over that, dove blue in some areas,
thick coat of brush on primer, 4 or 5 layers of brushed on desgin's and such, and then a layer of brush on primer
over all of that. JUST CRAZY how much paint was removed!
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I am still plugging away so more to come!!!
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby showdizzle » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:39 am

More progress!!!


So I got the front pan undercoated with a Wurth Rust converter and the bed, and the rear torsion
housing. As well as some of the small parts, clutch pedal, front pedal pan, accelerator
and ect.

I dont really know if I like this stuff, it doesnt seem to lay dawn very nice. But it does do the job and the chances of someone
crawling underneath this thing and looking at the finish is slim to none. I will say that I do like how it does seal everything but it just doesnt lay down smooth. I guess I just like it shiny. :lol:

I am really hoping that I can get this thing whipped out by the end of summer.
But Im not really pushing too hard. I know that Im going to use and abuse this
thing so I dont know how far I really want to take it. But I guess I will decide that
as I go. Hahhahahahhahah!

So I still have the center section and treasure chest to coat.
The underside is going to be black and the treasure chest
will be the light grey.

I will most likey get crackin on the center section tonight and get the underside
completely sealed up.

Pedal pan
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Misc parts
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Rear bulk head of the bed
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Rear torsion housing and surrounding area's
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Bed all sealed up
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More to come!
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Re: Jon's new truck...

Postby vdubzen » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:15 pm

dude, that baby looking real good!!!!!


you are doing some great work, jon.
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