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Old 09-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #421
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He also got that 1/2 ton panel from me too. I wanted to build it, but it just didn't happen. I got it off a farm right near Eastern Washington University. I love the stars and stripes you can barley see painted on it. It had an old rotted wood door built on the back when I got it. I removed what was left and cleaned it all out. I pictured some hippies living in it haha!
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:02 PM   #422
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I think paint looks great. What did you use?....... Mark
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:31 AM   #423
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That was a great fall, two years ago. I made 4 trips over the North Cascade hiway hauling jailbar trucks from Carter's place. Funny thing I called Chris about this collection he was selling and after a short phone visit we realized that his Dad's brother is married to my wife's younger sister. They live on Vashon Island near Seattle. The pass over the Cascades in that area is very steep and high with lots of wild dropoffs, many without guard rails. One year after these pics were taken I lost the duals off the '92 at 55 mph with a huge load of timbers on board. Lug nuts had backed off. So glad it wasn't on the pass. As for the paint it's krylon rattle cans. The green is their 'dual' (paint and primer in one) and the color is 'camp green' satin. The Yellow trim is called 'whipped apricot' satin. I feel it's pretty close to tacoma cream.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:06 AM   #424
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Have truly enjoyed this build and hope you enjoy this vehicle to the max! Great job! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:28 PM   #425
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Thank you Sid. Sometimes I think I am far too 'wordy', bringing in stories about relatives and writing a paragraph when a sentence will do. I seriously live in the middle of nowhere and even when somebody DOES drop in, they certainly aren't lovers of vintage fords and flathead V8s. This site as well as FTE have added a great new dimension to my workaday life. Thanks all who have chimed in. GB
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:30 PM   #426
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So a couple of friends dropped in this afternoon to help stretch the epdm rubber roof. We used some contact cement in critical areas and I will trim the edges after work tomorrow and start trimming out with the aluminum J shaped drip rail. It went quite well and we had a few beers and christened the vehicle with a bottle of champagne...
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:25 AM   #427
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Glad it went well. Many hands make light work in this case! Looks like the inmates are runnin' the joint.Was at Wavecrest in Ca. this weekend there were no jailbar woodies present..Bill
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:55 AM   #428
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One of the guys came back the next day and we made some hand formed copper corners as there was no way the aluminum J metal would go around that compound corner. I sawed them out of heavy sheet stock in a sort of boomerang shape and Tim tapped them into shape with a dome headed hammer on a soft cedar block. They will be painted black. I still need to make and add the strip at the windshield and between the rear corners before final trimming of the rubber.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:41 AM   #429
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Looks great from the East Coast! As far as finishing the strip at the rear and also above the windshield the quick simple and cheap fix is upholsterers "Hidem" It attaches with upholsterers tacks which disappear into the folds of the product. About 5/8" wide it is your friend. Get it in black of course! Tuck it underneath your copper corners and your raingutters in front for a professional look. Bob's yer uncle in less than an hour... Send pics for proof of installation.....Bill
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Post #426 is awesome!!..... good friends, a few beers and a new truck that you were able and talented enough to build yourself.
You’re a rich man GB!!!...... Mark
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:31 PM   #431
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So awesome! I am so happy to see a truck I rescued from going to scrap is now this piece of art. The landowner died and his brothers were selling the "junk" off the land before calling scrappers. I bought that pickup and some other junk haha!
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:38 AM   #432
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So awesome! I am so happy to see a truck I rescued from going to scrap is now this piece of art. The landowner died and his brothers were selling the "junk" off the land before calling scrappers. I bought that pickup and some other junk haha!
Thanks and with flatford's suggestion about using epdm rubber roofing we have a great top on this thing. As I stated previously, the Lebarron Bonney correct long grain vinyl is too narrow for my truck version so I would have needed two 10' lengths and a seam for about 500 bucks, but this 60 mil Firestone product in a 10 x 10' sheet was 97 bucks on amazon. I'll get a picture of the difficult rear corners today. For the front steel strap pictured I just picked up some oval head screws to countersink in this afternoon. Then I will bed it in black sikaflex on final install. And Bill, that sounds like the perfect material, but I had to go through the steel roof up front and I already had the stuff I needed. I tend to keep the momentum up while I've got it and don't like waiting for stuff in the mail.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:04 PM   #433
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I just love this project! Also, as I tend to write/babble more than I should - I do appreciate your longer stories, the character you bring to them, etc.. It is what makes this thread a great one!

Keep after it . . .
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:10 PM   #434
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Lookin’ extra special good....!!!
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:19 PM   #435
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Well done ,a lot of hard work there ,
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:44 AM   #436
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I just love this project! Also, as I tend to write/babble more than I should - I do appreciate your longer stories, the character you bring to them, etc.. It is what makes this thread a great one!

Keep after it . . .
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B&S, well said! This is an inspiring thread, and an enjoyable read. Your wagon looks like it rolled off the assembly line.

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Once again we have been really busy at work this month. I have managed to get all four doors latched with my modified landcruiser fj 40 door latches. I fabricated some heavy duty striker plates and mortised them into the posts. I will be using '32-'34 pickup dovetails which arrived last week for added support and alignment, though everything works well as is. I also filled some holes in the front clip the easy way. There was a hole for a spotlight, so I installed one I had hanging from a nail on the shop wall. On the opposite cowl there were 2 holes for an antenna so I ordered one up and installed it. I latched the rear barn doors with a very nice '2 point slam latch'. Using any 5/16" square shaft handle it pulls both latch bolts with a twist and since the bolts have a 45 degree angle it can slam shut. It's all surface mount and looks 'commercial' in the desired truck based style. The seats pictured are temporary so I could do some fall cruising. I sort of picture a pair of old school bus driver's seats, up front. I think that's what my passenger seat might be, and a regular school bus bench seat for the back seat. You know the type, dark green with white piping. Ok, it's back down to the workshop.....
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:46 AM   #438
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That interior is a work of art!
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That interior is a work of art!
Thanks Ralph. The 1/4" baltic birch plywood for interior door panels will be here on Wednesday. Obviously a lot of work and serious head scratching still ahead on windows, but I like a challenge. Kitchen cabinets are far too routine after 40 years of 'em!
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Love the warm glow of the interior wood!
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