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Old 04-11-2013, 07:24 AM   #21
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OH! You used the North Dakota radius......great choice!!

On a more serious note.....great work Tom!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:14 AM   #22
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thanks Jim!!

Story of my life as of late...drill out rivets!!!



it seems the cab corners were bashed in on purpose .. kinda weird !




drill spots welds out of the 33 firewall



these brackets are going to need to be removed and put back in for the new /old firewall

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #23
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33 firewalls in !



messy pillar after years of use and abuse



nothing is coming easy on this truck



old and ugly tacks





ended up replacing the whole edge









door is hanging



also made a corner up for the truck

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #24
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Beautiful Work. Can't wait to see the next pickup you work on !
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #25
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your truck is coming soon John!!

well i have been fighting this truck for a while with measurements . thanks hotrodprimer for some measurements and Carter for stopping by today to take a look!


door is hitting the subrail not allowing it to close




what i now believe to be the root of all evil for the door not fitting

hard to see the more serious damage but the center of the area is sunk in a bunch



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Old 05-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #26
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I always love to see photos and 'work in progress' on sheet metal. Every time I spend hours doing it, I wonder if I an nuts...but no, that what we do in our passion. Only one question...I always, always media blast a body before I start, or at least, the part that needs working on. Is there a reason you have not 'de-rusted' the cab before the welding / patching ? Just curious....& great work Robert
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:25 AM   #27
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How did you join the new piece in the pillar without making those tack welds that you removed? No visible means of spot welding which is all i know.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:12 PM   #28
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robert i like to blast after to test my work . blasting is gonna blow through any weak spots that i do not want to show their heads later on down the line !

there are tiny spot welds there dumb


the problem in the b pilar! that should be a circle you can see how much it was bashed in



and the crappy door gap



hard to see but a short video of the whole pillar moving



and after the removal of the smashed subframe and bracing





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Old 07-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #29
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I see your logic....and after my own welding, I blast it again.....epoxy primer holds forever on the freshly blasted metal. Robert
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #30
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Very nice work Flop!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #31
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finally back in to it after a broken arm

well i made a new subframe corner






had t make 12 inches of the B pillar the new corner and a new triangle brace due to some one bashing the hell out of this truck



same with the passenger side





now the cab is finally untweaked and the door fits as they are supposed to

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #32
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #33
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Flop,

Nice work! Missed you at the ROG.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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Just saw this over on the hamb. Man you do good work.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #35
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Awesome work as always Flop.
Followed several of your threads both here and on the HAMB and you never disappoint.

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #36
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The doors look alot better..nice job.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #37
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Glad that you're healed up and back at workin' the magic.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #38
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Fabulous work Flop Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:49 AM   #39
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Great work "flop"!

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Very nice metal work! I wish I could do that.
If you can find them Tex Smith had some great articles on learning the basics of "shade tree" bodywork in Rod Action Magazine during the late 1970's and early 1980's.
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