son's first project truck

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Toadady, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Don't know if I missed it....how old is your boy?

    I think this is so cool.
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  2. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    That fixes the issue I had with the project.

    Personally I look for solid body since I do mechanic work not paint.
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  4. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    he'll be 15 on 9-12
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  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  6. sloMark

    sloMark Been here awhile

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    One more vote for the red blazer. Re-do that one! LMC will have everything for that one.
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  7. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    cab was delivered today



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    i knew it was going to be a bare cab, but wasn't expecting to have to change out the hvac ducts

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  8. MrPulldown

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    THis is awesome. I already have plans for my son's first car. He is only 2.5 though, and by the time he is ready to drive. All the cars I have been looking at will be too out of date.
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  9. troidus

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    Now is the perfect time to paint it. Pop all the fixed glass out, strip out the remaining boots, grommets, and brackets, clean up all the pinch welds, de-ding it, then sand, prime, and paint. No masking required, and no tape edges in the paint or clearcoat.
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  10. leakypetcock

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    Looks like a perfect opportunity to add some sound deadening. I had an S-10 when I lived in Texas. Heat and road noise were an issue. Head to Lowes and buy a couple of rolls of Peel and Seal. It's a roof flashing material. Works exactly like Dynomat but it's $14.99 a roll instead of $25 a sq. ft. For $30 you could line most of that cab.
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  11. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Damn, that is quite a project. My first project car was a 69 Chevelle SS with a big dent in the passenger door and fender. And it needed a full tune up and little stuff. At least I didn't need to R&R the ROOF! Good luck!
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  12. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Oh, and install a rollcage. S-10s fold up when they get hit.
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  13. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    :deal
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  14. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    so the K20 in the line.....
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  15. Toadady

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    grandpa purchased it brand spanking new in 1980, part of the family
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  16. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    got a bit done to the bed today

    corner pushed in and up

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    corner came unspot welded

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    this was a pain to get back into place

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    i did get the cab in the shop so toad can start scuffing the jams

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    pull pins in place

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    pulled out and ready for filler, only it was 100+ degree outside and the shop was just as hot, so i went home

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    damn pull pins kept pulling out leaving a hole, will be filled with some kittyhair

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  17. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    It is an 80? ohh please!!!!
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  18. Toadady

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    toad finished stripping the cab while i got the bed filled and sanded down,

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  19. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I need the tools and expertise to do this. One day..
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  20. Toadady

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    got it in primer lastnight,



    bit of mud in the rear bed corners



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    the back of the bed was a bit of a mess, it probably will never be correct, seems it had been hit in the back of the cab below the rear glass, the cab was pushed in 1/2 of a inch and someone had used butyl tape and silicone to seal it, i pulled the back glass out with just my hands, it's a wonder it didn't fly out going down the road, but i got it pused back into place and some filler in.



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    some dents in the top edge, either by a forklift or when they botched the back glass repair

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