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Old 01-24-2020, 07:05 PM   #1301
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Just wondering if you have any plans on another build since this one is coming to a end ?
I have plans...the wife has other plans. lol, no this will be the only one I build to this level. I have lots of nice cars over the years but nothing to this degree. This is a one and done for me....
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:29 PM   #1302
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:44 PM   #1303
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I'll never get tired of the details. So keep this thread going with how you use it and post previously unposted pics of the work process. I'll Look!
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:01 PM   #1304
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front end is completed...got a few more pieces put on under the hood
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:05 PM   #1305
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buttoning up some things on the interior now that we got all the gauges working. Has any issue with no fuel gauge but turned out to be a faulty sending unit, all fixed... Also took the NOS door handles and polished the inserts to a mirror finish, being as there is nothing else on the truck brushed. Polishing the shifter, tilt lever and signal as well
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:38 PM   #1306
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Jeez. Us. Man.... the details on this.
Just outstanding.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:49 PM   #1307
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As the engine rocks in its mounts, will it over-stress the intake tube? I'm not seeing any flex joint in the intake.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:45 PM   #1308
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Just outstanding.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:15 AM   #1309
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Crazy good.
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:10 AM   #1310
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Dayummm this truck is beautiful!!!!
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:45 AM   #1311
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Jeez. Us. Man.... the details on this.
Just outstanding.
uuhhm... yea I think this sums it up!!! exquisite!!

question: could/would you go into a little detail of how/what you did for the body "vent openings"- wiper arms openings above the firewall (post 1256) I would like to try to do something similar... thank you in advance
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:31 PM   #1312
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As the engine rocks in its mounts, will it over-stress the intake tube? I'm not seeing any flex joint in the intake.
the two band clamps right at the intake are on a rubber tube...it just blends in well with the intake tube
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:38 PM   #1313
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uuhhm... yea I think this sums it up!!! exquisite!!

question: could/would you go into a little detail of how/what you did for the body "vent openings"- wiper arms openings above the firewall (post 1256) I would like to try to do something similar... thank you in advance
the vent opening up by the wiper arms I laser cut from a piece of 11 Ga. stainless and then we built wooden bucks the same shape as the holes and we then formed the stainless wire mesh to fit inside the holes. My intention at one time was to leave it shiny but I changed direction through the project and painted everything. I wanted it all to blend and kind of get lost with everything else so we painted it body color. As for the wipers...here's hoping I don't get caught in the rain, lol. I went with a cable driven wiper system from a street rod so that this way there would be no big ugly wiper motor on the firewall.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:39 PM   #1314
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thank you everyone for the nice comments...truly appreciate it
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:16 AM   #1315
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the vent opening up by the wiper arms I laser cut from a piece of 11 Ga. stainless and then we built wooden bucks the same shape as the holes and we then formed the stainless wire mesh to fit inside the holes. My intention at one time was to leave it shiny but I changed direction through the project and painted everything. I wanted it all to blend and kind of get lost with everything else so we painted it body color. As for the wipers...here's hoping I don't get caught in the rain, lol. I went with a cable driven wiper system from a street rod so that this way there would be no big ugly wiper motor on the firewall.
thank you for your answer, it appears that the laser cut piece is attached at the factory holes? also would you share how the wire mesh is attached to the laser cut piece?

thank you again
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:09 PM   #1316
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thank you for your answer, it appears that the laser cut piece is attached at the factory holes? also would you share how the wire mesh is attached to the laser cut piece?

thank you again
Yes laser cut piece is an exact copy of the factory plastic one, so yes mounting holes all lined up. As for the mesh, we used a panel bond adhesive to keep them in place. We used the panel bond because at that time I was leaving the finish mirrored so we couldn’t tack weld it, but now that we painted it we could of done a small tack to keep them in place.
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:34 AM   #1317
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I like the filler pieces you made for the bumpers. Did you attach them to the body or to the fenders?

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Old 02-28-2020, 06:57 PM   #1318
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I like the filler pieces you made for the bumpers. Did you attach them to the body or to the fenders?

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Thanks, they are attached to the body of the truck,
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:01 PM   #1319
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a little interior action going on in the shop
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:58 PM   #1321
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:37 PM   #1322
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This has to be the nicest Squarebody ever built (EDIT: hell, it might be the nicest truck ever built...). It is on my bucket list to see it once it's done.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:32 PM   #1323
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This has to be the nicest Squarebody ever built (EDIT: hell, it might be the nicest truck ever built...). It is on my bucket list to see it once it's done.
Hart-Rod's comment is definitely not hyperbole!!
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:23 PM   #1324
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thanks guys...I appreciate the compliments
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started to put outside mouldings on....
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