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Old 09-30-2016, 09:20 AM   #41
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You misread. Underside of the bed (floor) metal was brown primer color.

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I understood your message. I was simply adding to it in my response.
However, after (re)reading my response I can easily see how it could have been understood as you read it. Sorry about that.

I realize that Ford simply primed the underside of the metal bed. I am certain they would not "waste" (finish) paint where it was not necessary.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:32 PM   #42
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I've noticed that Ford did this clear up into the 50s. They used a lot of red oxide primer. I wished they had used it inside the rockers on the mid century Mercs. Maybe they wouldn't have rusted so bad.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:47 PM   #43
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I'll add a "nice job" as well. Neat to see a pickup like this restored instead of "chip foosed".
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:58 PM   #44
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Nice work Kube, not a slam but way too shiny for me. I'd be afraid to touch that beautiful work because I'd probably screw it up. Sure would of liked to see what you started with. Keep the pics a coming.
Thanks for the kind words. I understand the hesitation to drive it... this one probably won't get driven much, if at all, once completed.
This truck was much rougher than it appeared to be prior to disassembly and stripping. It is certainly NOT the truck that the seller had described. It was full of putty. Even the roof was full! The rear fenders were beyond repair and to me, that says a lot. There must have been ten pounds of putty in each one. The photo attached depicts the front of the box. There was a 2" x2" piece of angle iron poorly welded in there with about a 1/4" of putty over it to "smooth" it out. Cab corners were full of putty - so much so that both the inner and outer corners were replaced.

The floor was full of fiberglass and putty.
On the bright side, the doors and front clip were very nice.
Regardless, after about a zillion hours in body work, it (body) is nearly complete.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:53 PM   #45
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Holy Cow Beautiful! That truck will definitely win a bunch of awards, masterful restoration!
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:06 AM   #46
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Very nice work. I'm a hobbyist, knee deep in a 41 and admiring your work. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:30 AM   #47
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Kube,

What color is that?
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:36 AM   #48
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Kube, is this one for you or are your plans to move it down the road after show it? Just curious. Your work is stellar as usual.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:49 AM   #49
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What color is that?
Couldmist Gray with the Tacoma Cream stripe.
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Kube, is this one for you or are your plans to move it down the road after show it? Just curious. Your work is stellar as usual.
Down the road most likely
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:23 PM   #51
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Okay, I still have much to learn and am hoping one of you truck guys can help me out...
Is there a welting between the windshield garnish moldings and the dash? If yes, is it painted or black?
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:09 PM   #52
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Kube, excellent work, did you repair the floor or replace it? If you replaced did you use front half in pieces or the one piece complete floor? I'm replacing a hot rod floor someone hacked in before me, any information would be appreciated! pictures? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:39 PM   #53
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Kube, excellent work, did you repair the floor or replace it? If you replaced did you use front half in pieces or the one piece complete floor? I'm replacing a hot rod floor someone hacked in before me, any information would be appreciated! pictures? Thanks
I utilized pieces. I believe that allowed me a better (more accurate) fit. It took more time to do it this way vs. a one piece pan but in my opinion, worth the effort.
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:42 PM   #54
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Truck is coming along well. Rear fenders now have the witness coat applied and the first (of many) blockings will begin yet this week.
The entire box is also witness coated and should have the first blocking done late next week.
I managed to install the windshields and garnish moldings today.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #56
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Okay, I still have much to learn and am hoping one of you truck guys can help me out...
Is there a welting between the windshield garnish moldings and the dash? If yes, is it painted or black?
There was no welting on the 40 Tonner (photo attached). The photo was taken when I bought it from the original owner's son-in-law. My apologies for not responding sooner all my truck photos are on a laptop in CA. Good choice on the body color...!!!
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:48 PM   #57
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There was no welting on the 40 Tonner (photo attached). The photo was taken when I bought it from the original owner's son-in-law. My apologies for not responding sooner all my truck photos are on a laptop in CA. Good choice on the body color...!!!
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I really am not too smart, and I tend to get a lot of stuff wrong a lot of the time, but it surely looks like I see substantial amounts of welting in that picture. DD

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Old 11-03-2016, 09:12 PM   #58
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I really am not too smart, and I tend to get a lot of stuff wrong a lot of the time, but it surely looks like I see substantial amounts of welting in that picture. DD

There is welting between the door and the cab. The attached photo may be clearer in that it shows the garnish moulding in direct contact with the cab (no welting) and the door welting next to it.
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Expavr,
Can you post a picture of the bottom of then garnish along the top of the dash?
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Can you post a picture of the bottom of then garnish along the top of the dash?
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These are the only other photos that I have that show the top of the dash and the garnish moulding. I know of an untouched 40 commercial here in SoCal that should clear this up. The owner usually returns to CA mid Nov. I'll send you photos as soon as he gets back.
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