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Old 10-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Are you guys sick of me yet ?! Well if not here is another project that will soon be started in the shop for a fellow ford barn member Mike !



there is some bondo abuse in the doors



no body line on the back of the cab



a little rough around the edges



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Old 10-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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a helluva lot better than i started with, and mine looks great. 18 yrs off and on.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Wow! What the heck did they do to the inside rear of the cab? Mine had some "additional ventilation" in it that needed repairs.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Never will "get sick" of your postings. Has been very interesting. Can't wait to see your taking on the roof panels over the doors even though they are covered by roof material. Doing a '30 CC now though all the metal work is done.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing man. I've been practicing a lot lately. Maybe I'll be as good as you someday.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Are you kidding??? Will NEVER get tired of seeing progress on your projects!

Truth be told- We're all a little giddy when we see one of your threads updated.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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I'm definately not sick ! Keep Posting !
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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I wish I had known you were gonna do another truck, I have a pretty nice set of the over door panels but I think they are sold, if not I will let you know
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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Never get tired of seeing your expertise!
Wish that you were closer to me; you would get some more business
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Flop!! Keep up the good Work !!! No one's getting tired here,

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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Take care of those roof pans. If you don't have them, they're hard to find in any kind of condition.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #12
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Enjoy following your project progress.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #13
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thanks everyone ! work should be starting soon . i think this one is going to head to the blaster first due to alot of bondo and kinda rusty parts .

Farrell its a mixture of bondo and rust it seems .

if those roof panels go to hell after the blast I think the easiest option is going to be making them !

thanks again everyone !
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #14
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Hey Flop, how does the cowland fire wall look on Mike's cab...........I only had twenty non-factory hole in this one. The trucks always seem to have more holes than the cars. At first I thought this drivers post had been shot at. Once the outer metal was cut away, it looked like someone went to work with a pickaxe.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #15
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Just another thought!

If you think that there is a remote possibility of you making them, you might consider making outer side and top templates and radius patterns BEFORE you take them off the woodwork. This is the voice of experience talking, LOL.

I would also take a long look at doing what ever it took to keep that contour above the doors until the 'new' panels are made. It will be invaluable when it gets time to fit the wood header in a manner that both fits the roof and the door jamb. Trying to fit reproduction wood roof headers to home made or reproduction roof panels will give you a different perspective at some point in time.

I have done this three times, and would give strong consideration to finding better original panels, even thought I know that is a difficult acquisition.

Just a thought!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #16
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Brattons sells those roof panels , I used them on my pickup, they were preety good for contour and shape, but I still had to drill the holes in them.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #17
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farrell this one is pretty good no signs of hacking or excessive hole drilling !

wonder what they were thinking on that A pillar?


all very good tips rockhillwill!! thats a mouthful! already have taken the patterns just in case we cant find repairable orig pieces .

interesting juke joint i had a friend use them and said the complete opposite!

this ones gonna be a fighter . started stripping her down getting ready for the blaster





found out why the body line was gone




door top brazed on






garnish moulding also brazed on



every screw had to be drilled out or had to have a nut welded to it







well gonna get some little things off the cab today and hopefully hit the blasters soon!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #18
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I too have tried a couple sets of those panels and while they can be made to fit correctly, it does however take some work in an English wheel and a pnuematic planishing hammer. Then using a slitter in the Pullmax is nice to make the elongated holes. I concur with Will in finding original units to replace yours or repairing what you have.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #19
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Flop It was 10 years ago that I bought those panels ,

Sounds like the Quality has gotten a lot worse from what people are saying!!!!

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #20
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thanks for the tips brent.

seems that way juke joint!!

well a little more disassembly

visor off !

looks like a mouse and some spiders found a home here!





this one has me confused...



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