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Old 12-05-2016, 11:18 AM   #281
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Starting on the drivers side panel first.

Removal of the diy bumper and tailgate slides proved fun. Welds and brazes galore. Drilled out spot welds thru the stake bed pockets. These along with the rear frame member will be ordered.

Removed the inner frame, cut out the bad, replace with metal, weld grind and repeat.

Passenger side started.
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:55 PM   #282
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Looking Good!

I am jealous as I have none of your talent/skill.

It will be great when you get it done.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:53 PM   #283
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Looking Good!

I am jealous as I have none of your talent/skill.

It will be great when you get it done.


Thank you, its really been a fun project.
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:26 PM   #284
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Early Christmas,

Ordered the parts from Northern Classic Trucks, yesterday 7:30am and on my doorstep 11:15am today. Hats off for 37 years of Ford products.

Gotta love the mock up stages.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:20 PM   #285
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Very nice documentation! You make it look much easier than it is! Wish I had your body work skills. I read the whole thread! The truck looks just awesome!
Keep up the good work, inspiring us!
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #286
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My mailman always said he wished we were neighbors! mrfilboy I'm returning the compliment to you. Great work!
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:22 PM   #287
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Very nice documentation! You make it look much easier than it is! Wish I had your body work skills. I read the whole thread! The truck looks just awesome!
Keep up the good work, inspiring us!
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Thanks, not a lot of skill, camera helps LOL

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My mailman always said he wished we were neighbors! mrfilboy I'm returning the compliment to you. Great work!
Took me awhile to understand. Lol Thanks for the compliment.

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Old 01-15-2017, 06:17 PM   #288
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Glad to see the bed is coming along. What are you plans for the floor? Repop? I'm excited to see how the rear fenders turn out!
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:01 AM   #289
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Since you used the VW stabilizer on the steering you can use another VW part on your pickup. The turn signal switch from an early VW bus works perfect on your column. It clamps to the column and you can paint the housing the same color as the column. It actually looks like something Ford would have used as an accessory. Used one on my 41 pickup.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:28 PM   #290
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Great Thread. Great truck. Lots of questions but I am at the stage of pulling the cab off for metal repair. What order did you replace the floor in? My biggest question is did you weld new metal next to old metal??? If so how and if not what did you do to make sure you didn't burn holes in the old, rusted metal? Thanks
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:24 AM   #291
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Looking great man! Nice work!!!

How do you eat a train? one bite at a time. ha ha
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:12 AM   #292
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Glad to see the bed is coming along. What are you plans for the floor? Repop? I'm excited to see how the rear fenders turn out!
Have not decided on floor, will be wood, as original, but not the metal covering. More than likely a full size rubber mat is all.

Dreading the rear fenders for sure, but with 2 beat up sets how hard can it be.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:12 AM   #293
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Since you used the VW stabilizer on the steering you can use another VW part on your pickup. The turn signal switch from an early VW bus works perfect on your column. It clamps to the column and you can paint the housing the same color as the column. It actually looks like something Ford would have used as an accessory. Used one on my 41 pickup.
Now there's a idea I like. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:16 AM   #294
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Great Thread. Great truck. Lots of questions but I am at the stage of pulling the cab off for metal repair. What order did you replace the floor in? My biggest question is did you weld new metal next to old metal??? If so how and if not what did you do to make sure you didn't burn holes in the old, rusted metal? Thanks
Thanks for the comments.

Tough question, I tried the best of my garage ability to remove all the rusted metal, some areas I left but did treat with rustblast to help delay the cancer.

Burning holes thru is just one of those things, I did end up seam sealing the underneath before painting just in case any small pinholes were there.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:18 AM   #295
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Looking great man! Nice work!!!

How do you eat a train? one bite at a time. ha ha
As always Thanks. Been on a brief hiatus from the garage, too cold and a little burned out. How is your's coming along.
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I'm waiting for spring time to paint the bed and rear fender.
Installing the side windows this week or next, that'll be interesting.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #297
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Back in action again.

Decided to repair front panel of bed, small bent strip on bottom edge was all that was needed.

Passenger side panel was next. 3 lower sections needed replaced and lots of hammering of the back tailgate area needed.

Gotta love mockup stages, had to assemble whole bed to assure back stake pockets would be correctly aligned.

Next was to strip all the paint off, clean with aquakleen, treat with rust blast, rinse and repeat on all the panels.

Rear fenders are on the bench now.
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Nice work! What mig and mig wire are you using, if i can ask?
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #299
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Nice work! What mig and mig wire are you using, if i can ask?
Thanks

Migwelder is a Solar 2120, that I purchased over 20yrs ago, when doing my VW. I use .023 wire with Argon/CO2 mix.

Lays a nice bead when everything is correct, or when the stars and universe align properly. LOL
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Need to get some thinner wire. using .035 now. Great all around wire but is tricky for sheet metal. Is it also "easygrind" wire?
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