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Old 09-06-2017, 07:30 PM   #26
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Thanks Tom! Love the stance on your Jimmy! The old wheels went with the tires. Enjoy, Trey!
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 AM   #27
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Light day today, but I managed to prep and primer my 67 core support - at least I think it's a 67/68. Maybe someone on here can verify. I also have a little rust to patch on the bottom of the core support, I think on the battery/passenger side.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:39 PM   #28
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Well, I guess it's about time to revive the build thread. Just like basic training, the first step is tear down, and over the past 18 months I've removed and sold the front sheet metal as well as the engine, tranny, t-case....basically it's a 1972 Blazer cab and top on a rolling frame.

I finally tried my hand at welding. Remember that rusted out 1967-1968 core support? I think the repaired core support looks plenty good enough to go between the grille and the radiator. LOL.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:56 PM   #29
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Since the core support repair went so well, I figured I'd move on to repairing the eyebrow portion of my 67 LH fender. Fabricating a repair patch might be beyond the capability of me and my tools at hand. Anyone got a bad 67-68 Chevy or 67-72 GMC driver fender they don't mind selling a piece off of?
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:28 PM   #30
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I enjoy your thread. You're going all in - fun!!!
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:58 PM   #31
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I enjoy your thread. You're going all in - fun!!!
Thanks! I'm not enjoying shaving my antenna hole. At least my burn-through patches are getting smaller and smaller.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:11 PM   #32
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Cowl panel is ready for filler. After shaving the antenna hole I decided to avoid butt welds on the thin stuff and used lap welds. If I'm unhappy with it over time, I can grind it all off and use butt welds. As it is, I'm thinking it will be pretty smooth after an acceptable amount of filler from POR-15.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #33
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For the driver fender eyebrow repair I ended up sourcing a solid eyebrow from a 69-72 fender. I know they're different, but the curve of the eyebrow from the 69-72 fender (see below) is a perfect match for the 67. A little hammering and a little POR-15 epoxy putty should get it ready for primer (see below).
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Cowl panel is ready for filler. After shaving the antenna hole I decided to avoid butt welds on the thin stuff and used lap welds. If I'm unhappy with it over time, I can grind it all off and use butt welds. As it is, I'm thinking it will be pretty smooth after an acceptable amount of filler from POR-15.
By the way, smoothing the cowl is a LOT of work due to the amount of welding and the amount of careful grinding and sanding. If you're just looking to keep out (MOST) debris, consider something like what I saw on a truck at Carlisle (below). If I went that route, I think I would take the extra step to line up the little holes with the cowl vents.
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Thanks! I'm not enjoying shaving my antenna hole. At least my burn-through patches are getting smaller and smaller.
A copper magnetic plug weld tool is a lifesaver when welding thin gauge steel.
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By the way, smoothing the cowl is a LOT of work due to the amount of welding and the amount of careful grinding and sanding. If you're just looking to keep out (MOST) debris, consider something like what I saw on a truck at Carlisle (below). If I went that route, I think I would take the extra step to line up the little holes with the cowl vents.
Iíve got those cowl screens on my 72s. One of the rare items Iíve purchased from LMC. I had them powder coated black before installing.
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Iíve got those cowl screens on my 72s. One of the rare items Iíve purchased from LMC. I had them powder coated black before installing.
Don't get me wrong, I like them. They're definitely an improvement on the open cowl vents, especially with black powder coating. They can be improved, but they might already look better than my cowl will when I'm done DIY'ing it. LOL.
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I just found this thread and subbing to watch..
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