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Old 05-13-2015, 02:11 PM   #26
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How do you find all the time to build your project?
I do like your choice on the D D, VHX we went with D D also on the 46 made the dash fit a 40 Ford cluster
After seeing your project we thought we wanted to build a 37 but decided to move on and finish the 46
You are doing one he11 of a job
Thanks!

Most of the build happened when I was in high school... Back when I had lots of time. Spending every single night out in the shot from ~8 to 11 or midnight. These days I'm in college and still living at home so I squeak in time here and there, like the last big update was spending pretty much all day out in the shop and last night I spent 10 mins welding on the hole I made (and didn't take any pics...), that's not much time, but it adds up. Do something, however small, everyday you can. At the end of this month, school is out so I'll have more time Paint or bust before Goodguys!!!!
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:00 AM   #27
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So school's out yesterday, time to get back to work!
I'm gonna delete all of the weird lines in the frame from the welds that are from when the tube is made, like on this rail.


Pulled the trans again as it was in the way.

No, I'm not done with the filler anywhere here, but I started pulling the fuel tank so I could get to the bars under the back of the torque tube.

Dragged the pallet jack out from behind the shop and put the cab on a pallet and moved it out of the way for something you might guess...


Didn't drop anything expensive!:rofl1: The reason its so dark is that I was just turning off the lights, as it was like 1:20 am.


Planning on respraying the frame this week hopefully, going for a slightly darker red.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:08 PM   #28
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Little update! I made these gussets because I felt like it needed them, probably pointless but whatever.

Took off the back wheels

This happened.


SOme pics of the frame.




Gonna be cleaning all this stuff up, cause its nasty.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:00 PM   #29
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I washed the rear arms and suspernsion, as well as took apart the coils for cleaning, then reassembled them without one of the collars... So the coils are ~10mm shorter and the truck should theoretically tuck wheel in the back just a little.

The frame under the bed is getting closer to primer. No, that's before I started sanding most of that.

Little brace here.
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:35 PM   #30
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Looks great! The gussets can't hurt either. Great work!!
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Good progress...how much time before Goodguys?
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:20 PM   #32
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Looks great! The gussets can't hurt either. Great work!!
Thanks! Ya, I kinda figured the gussets couldn't hurt anything, and if they help then great
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Good progress...how much time before Goodguys?
Not enough 39 days till July 24

Lunchtime update

Those stupid triangle shaped parts behind the bars are a pain bc my DA doesn't really fit in there so have to hand sand


The previously mentioned rear arms that are clean

Immediately put the towel back over them
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:05 PM   #33
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At like 1:30 am I decided those four bolt holes in the subframe need something to hold!
Likely suspect...

Making skidding device, the subframe sits low enough that I can't get a jack under it without parking on 2x4s. I've only touched it on one thing, a manhole cover in road construction that stuck out ~2 inches... I don't need to be lowered more with those square edges there to catch on stuff I've seen a car totaled by a manhole cover Gonna make one for the front also

Slowly turning colors
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Well Goodguys didn't happen, things still slooooowly rolling along.
Cleaned up the back of the rear lower arms so they'll look neat when you're behind me:dontknow: Done vs undone.
Front skid.


Deleting some weld seams seams on the side rails and capping the ends

Several days later

The front half looks worse than the back as it is hidden under the truck and basically keeps the frame from rusting. The back half where the bed opens was wet sanded and painted repeatedly for a much smoother finish...
Added sound deadener so parts don't ring when hit.
Details of the rail ends.


Something I made on Sunday/Monday, A new passenger side mirror arm. Repro mirror arms have straight arms, which looks stupid, and are cast pot metal that breaks if you try to hammer it into the correct bend... (ask me how I know) Anyways, I made this new one. It isn't exactly perfect but its a dang good match for a piece of exhaust pipe, rebar and some flat stock I found on the floor...:rofl1:






And no, paint hasn't happened yet, still have lots of work to do including tightening the door jambs...
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Just gotta say on your build , or unbuild and build up this truck is *****in. Keep up the work. Ya got skill and some teachin in ya.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:06 AM   #36
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Just gotta say on your build , or unbuild and build up this truck is *****in. Keep up the work. Ya got skill and some teachin in ya.
Thank you!! I see you're local, if you see me at a show next summer say hi!

Sorry its been a while! I've been busy with summer!

Uhh so I apparently didn't update that I had put the rear suspension parts back on the frame, so here's some pics of that back when it was clean...

Also say hello to my new skid plate back there

See, in the background the firewall is bare metal

Something I did and still have to finish is defrost vents which seem like an easy task, but aren't because of the windshield and a bar under it... I really want the vents to be as inconspicuous as possible, so they're not going to have any bezels or anything, this is basically done, but imagine the nailheads gone.


This is how the inside is going to be connected, there is a bar right in that area so these have to be both flat and make a 90 degree turn, as well as having a spot for the air hose to connect to.

I somehow got it in my head that the door gaps were ridiculously large, and they were, opening up to almost a half inch in one spot, and I could literally shove my pinkie into this gap... Well stupid me decided that this needed to be remedied... (don't get me wrong, its a great idea to shrink the gaps, but after figuring out its at least 40 FEET of welded and ground edge, it seems like a massive PITA with a small visual gain.)

Pretty horrendous ~10mm gap there...

Buzz, buzz. Fun fact, those are actually 16 penny nails without heads or pointy ends
Buzz buzz more.

Extend!

Repeat the weld and grind for many hours and this appears. This is a ~2mm gap in the door, or about half what my e30 in the background's panel gaps are

Driver's side. I'm using a large flat grinder blade to make the door edge straight.

If you happen to clean your bondo board with paint thinner near where you are grinding on the door, you can make fire unintentionally!


Random pic in middle of body filler on the firewall.

To now...



The shop as a big mess with body filler dust on everything, progress is slow but happening.

I'm still working on the driver's door edge. The firewall is nearly done, a few more skim coats and it should be nice. I'm thinking about going to talk to a local about having a seat made, and will hopefully make some primer fly next week. Lots to do.

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Good progress. Nice job on the door gap.
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Great progress!
Glad to see you are back on your amazing project, what a vision!
On our 37 and the 46 I picked up some Mopar Mini Van Voyager second and third seats
remove the bottom attachments and they fit and sit great
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Good progress. Nice job on the door gap.
Thanks man!
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Glad to see you are back on your amazing project, what a vision!
On our 37 and the 46 I picked up some Mopar Mini Van Voyager second and third seats
remove the bottom attachments and they fit and sit great
Thanks! Yeah, I still haven't looked into a new seat, super busy with school! Senior year this year! Finally...

Here goes nothing. I've been avoiding bodywork so I did something not related to that Had a slight breather in the homework and projects in school so got a little bit done.
Started here.

My helper the PO PO He's black and white so he's the popo.

About 45 mins later

IN the middle of this I blew out the shop with leaf blower and this is how my poor e30 looked the next time I washed it...

Back started to hurt after holding trans up one handed while feeding the bolts in T56 is one heavy SOB one handed.

Diff in too, check out that freshly washed diff mount!

Shiny trans

Exhaust mid section in

Tail parts in, also sound deadened the skid plate in the background at some point in the days preceding.

Sexy

A few days later... Those tips are wacked from all the cutting and welding. Must fix!

Cut off basically all the tips.

Some assembly and cutting required.


Using straightedge on two sides

I tacked that last tip to the angle iron so it would be straight. If I were to do this over again that's what I would have done from the beginning

Pretty happy with this.




This brings us to current. Hoping to sneak out for a few hours this weekend if I have time.
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Beautiful work. I bet that's a fun ride.
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Thanks! Yeah, it is, but it'd be more fun done! Need to work on that!
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Looks awesome!!
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Thanks man!

Thanks! Yeah, I still haven't looked into a new seat, super busy with school! Senior year this year! Finally...

Here goes nothing. I've been avoiding bodywork so I did something not related to that Had a slight breather in the homework and projects in school so got a little bit done.
Started here.

My helper the PO PO He's black and white so he's the popo.

About 45 mins later

IN the middle of this I blew out the shop with leaf blower and this is how my poor e30 looked the next time I washed it...

Back started to hurt after holding trans up one handed while feeding the bolts in T56 is one heavy SOB one handed.

Diff in too, check out that freshly washed diff mount!

Shiny trans

Exhaust mid section in

Tail parts in, also sound deadened the skid plate in the background at some point in the days preceding.

Sexy

A few days later... Those tips are wacked from all the cutting and welding. Must fix!

Cut off basically all the tips.

Some assembly and cutting required.


Using straightedge on two sides

I tacked that last tip to the angle iron so it would be straight. If I were to do this over again that's what I would have done from the beginning

Pretty happy with this.




This brings us to current. Hoping to sneak out for a few hours this weekend if I have time.
Cool to see ya back at it.The truck is gonna be a sick ride again.
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Cool to see ya back at it.The truck is gonna be a sick ride again.
Thanks guys! Trying to make some slow progress, I need to finish up the firewall soon so I can spray some primer
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Nice work. That differential mount is very cool!
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Sh!t I though I had sub'd to this thing WAY back. Just spotted you over on BoostedC10 and had to check back in. Love this truck man! Nice work!
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Sh!t I though I had sub'd to this thing WAY back. Just spotted you over on BoostedC10 and had to check back in. Love this truck man! Nice work!
Thanks guys! Last night took the exhaust off again and finished up the welding to the tips and did a little bit of grinding. Not really worth pics of 'till I respray them, hopefully tomorrow or Sunday. Pics then! Gonna pick up some spray paint tomorrow
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Anything new on this one Christian?
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No real progress on it, put the rear end back together and got the e brake working. Took apart and cleaned and repolished the power steering pump, alternator and ac compressor, so that looks good. Slowly working on the cab, smoothing up the bodywork. School is in full swing so I don't really have time to touch it even though I park my e30 right there and walk past it all the time ugh. Its nearly finals at school so all the final projects need finishing up, so I probably won't have time for 2 weeks at least.
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