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Old 03-29-2019, 08:37 PM   #126
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More ceramic. The stove was hit thick, has a very nice heavy feel.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:29 PM   #127
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I rebuilt the rag joint. Doesnít take much to get me excited, I really like my rag joint. Itís mostly original. Glad to have rebuilt as opposed a new one. The coupler and flanges were ceramic coated.

I was taking notes while trying to figure this out, realized images would be more better.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #128
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Just an update. Outside a carb and compressor rebuild, and a few other accessories. I'm nearly done pending paint prison. I'm currently installing brackets and such on the long block. Some of the "new" stuff don't fit like the old, powder coat will do that. I gave into selected NOS Wittek clamps. I just need to solve the radiator hose clamps, though I likely won't install tower clamps. Things are looking nice, I'll take some pics in a few weeks of "phase 1 of 3".

Other than that, I like trivial stuff. I took notes on how to assemble this truck, right down to the bolts, but just realized this connection (triangles) as I'm rebuilding it. Almost like it was a kit?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:34 PM   #129
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Still a few components I can add yet, but for the most part "phase 1 of 3" is done.

Failed on the first valve cover gaskets. They were too thin, and I perhaps blew it expecting the body/paint guy to flatten out the valve covers. Where there's a will there's a way, I ended up flattening the surfaces yesterday. Pillows, hammers and straight edges got her done cleanly. I ordered Moroso gaskets, which are basically 4-5 X the cost. I don't mind spending $45 if it means no leaks. Hopefully they do the trick.

It's all on phase 2 now, which is body and paint, and I'm not doing much of either.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:18 PM   #130
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Wow that’s coming together nicely.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:44 AM   #131
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Some venting. Waiting for my painter to get motivated, we need to dry run the body. That said, I haven't pulled the trigger on the last bolt package yet I won't be using the same bolt twice Haven't spent a dime on my truck in months, but today I made up for it buying an NOS RH skirt fender. Shipping cost was more than a replacement fender, but I figure WTH, I've come this far.

It's a trying time man. My mother is dying of cancer, and going quickly. She beat it to **** for 20 years, breast and lung cancer. Now lung again and pancreas, she's done. You should see my mom, she's a remarkable woman.

My stepdad has dementia badly, and fadeing fast. He's 4 years older (88) than she, and he's waiting for her to die. They're polar opposites. My mom's brain is as sharp as can be. He's a marine and physically fantastic, even after smoking cigs since he was seven. Now he's having anger issues, a transition. I saw him blow four times this week. I spend a lot of time for them. The yard was a disaster, I've pulled five c20 truck loads, and there's three more to go. Fixed/installed this and that. Steep hill and neglected, I'm kind of worn out, it's hot out there

Mother is fighting against adopting hospice. Some of that is because she's intelligent, she knows the med. insurance business as well as anyone. She doesn't want to give up either, but she knows. My brother suggests putting my stepdad in a home right now, because he went off on him at super. He actually had it coming, that's what you get when you condescend the proud with moments of confidence and cognizance. Tough conversation, but doing my diligence pending.

And looks like I get not one but two German Shepard's. Can't wait for that, my ex-wife already drops our four dogs off every work day.......Ha!. Good thing I'm retired.

Edit, after all that looks like I get one German Shepard starting tomorrow. My step-dad has been abusing him.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:08 AM   #132
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Wow that’s a lot! The truck will wait patiently for family needs.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:26 AM   #133
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Wow thatís a lot! The truck will wait patiently for family needs.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:55 PM   #134
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Sorry to hear Tony, very trying times.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:33 PM   #135
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Difficult times for sure man. When I was in that situation in 2014, I'd say it was the hardest time I can remember for me. Everything you do for them now you will never regret, but you probably knew that. Remarkable moms make remarkable men... You're doing the right thing, and this is a great place to "vent".
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:52 PM   #136
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Thank you for kind words.

We all go through it for sure. 2011 was a real challenge, you wouldn't believe. We took a dozen or so on the chin. My son even more so, because someone swiped his very clean 80s 4-runner, and he spent 8 days in the hospital with cellulitis. No insurance and he missed the fishing boat.

To top it all off, New Years struck (2012), and soon after a guy in the road above my place was yelling into the valley. It was peculiar by itself, because the only animals yelling around here are coyotes and dogs........ I didn't know if to calm him down, offer a shoulder or have him arrested. That said it was fitting somehow, so I just stayed in the house while he continued for 10-15 minutes. His business, but it was clear 2011 was too much.

My mom's dog lives here now. Really, she says he adopted me. She's probably not wrong. He does well here, but my lab isn't happy about it. It will workout.
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Hang in there Tony. I'm sorry to hear about you mom. I hope she is comfortable. Pete
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:48 PM   #138
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Thanks Pete.

Three guys showed up Saturday and we slapped the cab on. Then the primary body/paint guy (Josh) and I spent the next 13 hours building the truck body. Turns out my truck was broadsided on the passenger side, it bent up the pillar, lots of door bondo, and they replaced the rocker too. They did a nice job on the rocker, but we spent 4-5 hours on the RH side cab and door. It finished better than the drivers side. I suspect the original owner got rid of the truck following the accident. I say that because of the $300 paint job it had when I found it, back in 1989. It was parked on a car lot. The original owner was an old man.

The body lines are fantastic, we're ecstatic. There's just one area that might use more attention, he's bringing some contraption to do it.

IMO we improved on the original doors. He took a 2x4 and hammer to the lower front doors to blend in with the fenders and rockers. We bent the ears of the cowl panel to blend as well, it's going to be slick. Josh is real good. I could spend a month on it and still not close, but what do I know.

Next run we drop the bed, fit moldings and inner fenders. Then we get to blast it apart for paint. Three guys are going to do the paint/body. Josh's brother and a friend, they all work at the same shop. The bed is mostly done, including body color. I may actually finish this by spring 2021

Other than that the old cab mounts had what folks call shims. An 1/8" on each corner of this cab to be exact. IMO "shims" is misleading, I believe the plates are required, at least for the original mounts. They may be optional for the cushions I'm using, which are good quality, but we used plates. The replacement core support cushions are good quality too, but I needed to add a wide washer under the bottom cushion, because the cushion spilled over the supplied washer long before I hit minimum 35 ft. lbs. torque. This may be a case you just don't tighten down much, but I torqued the mounts to the common minimum settings of 35/35/70 ft. lbs. The cushions look great and we're level and square.
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Oooooh. Nice progress. Looks like a fun day. Getting more great all the time.
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Well my mom passed. That's a good thing, she's no longer in pain.

We're three busy boys right now. I call it therapeutic to extent. My brothers get too excited about things, you wouldn't believe. I watched one brother spin in circles complaining for many hours while "we" cleaned the garage today, which was heavy on mouse turds and hoarding. My brother is going through a lot, because my mother finally accomplished what she's desired for three plus decades. That's my brother tell his kids he has another daughter, and they finally meet. My brother has never met his daughter. She's included in the obituary, so he had no choice, and this was long past due. He has two beautiful daughters, and they look so much alike. On top of that our half sister died the day after my mom.

Word to the wise, Hospice and in-home care aren't worth a chit. In home didn't show for the interview. We thought we had things figured out, though they couldn't start for another two days. My mother passed a day earlier. Hospice showed with a hospital bed, morphine and a port-potty. During the week the RN checked on her once, a CNA gave her a bath, and they showed up to pronounce her gone. Then the RN showed up the next day and asks how my mom's doing. We recognized days before her passing it was all on us, so that's what we did.

We all go through these times, it's part of life. I figure if you can't recognize the bad it's not possible to recognize the good. Mom hasn't left any signals yet, but she will in time. I say that with great confidence.
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My condolences Tony.
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Sorry for your loss Tony.
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I just read your entire build thread, excellent job. Very sorry for your loss
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Sorry for your loss.
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Thanks all, appreciate it. Some great people on this site, I feel like I know some and never met one. Come to think of it one, but he's not on the site too much.

Looking forward to that next chapter. That won't come too soon, but it will. Gonna get this truck done too. My mom really wanted to see it through, she'll catch an eye of it from above. Nobody expected THIS project. Oh sure, I'll have it done in a few years
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