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Old 12-28-2020, 11:57 PM   #1051
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It has begun. Last piece of the metal puzzle.








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Old 12-29-2020, 12:02 AM   #1052
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Found a bad spot that had to be fixed. This makes both sides same amount of repair done. This hood was in bad shape...



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Old 12-29-2020, 10:33 AM   #1053
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My arms are tired just looking at that...

Home stretch though. Keep going with the jello arms.
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Old 12-29-2020, 10:40 AM   #1054
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Re: TA_C10: Stage 1

I'm having nightmares looking at all that filler. But you're on the home stretch now!
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:42 AM   #1055
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LOL. That's what your supposed to do right? Put a skim coat on everything no matter what? Pfff, I have no idea what I'm doing, I just go for it...

I started with 36g on a long block and quickly realized this was no small task. Finished that and went with 80g on a DA. Now I'm back to 80g on a long block to finish it off. Each day I get hood out and throw it on horses out in the driveway. Then I have to put it away again. I can't wait for a real shop....

After 2 days of sanding.





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Old 12-29-2020, 11:59 AM   #1056
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Quick reminder of how bad the hood was. This was one of my first welding jobs ever... I guess I gave up on it a year ago because I found the other side was just as bad....






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Old 12-30-2020, 02:37 AM   #1057
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Hood is looking great! I feel your pain with the sanding... but itíll all be worth it! Youíre definitely on the home stretch
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:27 PM   #1058
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Hood is looking great! I feel your pain with the sanding... but itíll all be worth it! Youíre definitely on the home stretch
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:33 PM   #1059
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Small update.

Took truck to alignment shop, they were no good, couldn't do caster/camber, only toe. So I won't be going back to them. But in the process I found out I put my control arm bushing seals on backwards... So I ordered new ones and they finally arrived for me to install. I pulled it apart a while back when I got back from shop but was unable to just turn them around and reinstall because the bolts for shaft snipped them so they were ruined. Well I installed them this weekend, and I was not paying attention but I did the same thing to the lowers as well. WTH.... Lowers are not ruined however, will have to tear down again to fix those...




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Old 01-04-2021, 06:11 PM   #1060
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Ah man what a bummer. Good thing the suspension on these trucks is so simple and easy to work on!
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:48 PM   #1061
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Ah man what a bummer. Good thing the suspension on these trucks is so simple and easy to work on!
You got that right, simple is the word.

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Old 01-06-2021, 02:49 PM   #1062
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Update - Flush Mount License Plate Box with Hidden Hitch

Well I have a rough mock-up of it. Still need to clean up my cuts around the trailer hitch hole. But it works. I'm happy with it. I will need an extended hitch receiver. And I am still deciding whether to use the stock style license plate light or go with the lights that came with kit(lights you see in my pics). It works great. There is plenty of room for plate to flip up and see/access the hitch to install the receiver.

One thing I am disappointed in however, is HartFab sells this box and I never found it when searching for a "license plate box for 67-72" on the web. He is selling same box with very little difference. And it's only $75 compared to the $99 at brotherstrucks. I would rather buy from a local member on here to support them.

https://hart-fab.com/products/67-72-...ense-plate-box


3 main steps I did to modify this box:

#1 = Drilled new holes for flip bracket. They are a little wider than stock holes for license plate.
#2 = Cut access hole in box for hitch receiver to insert.
#3 = Had to cut the 2 top mount bumper license box holes off so the flip kit would swing up far enough for access.

If you wanted to modify a stock box you probably only need to add material to the sides of box to raise it up behind bumper and drill 2 side holes for mounting. You can keep your OE license plate light assembly. Rest of my steps would still apply unless your not doing the hidden hitch.


My angle with camera is bad here, not centered, but again I do need to finalize these cuts and spray a little paint to complete. I was cutting small amounts at a time till I get it where I want it. OH, and the box does not lose any stability with this cut. Not enough to make any difference anyway. The box doesn't do anything but hold the license plate anyway.




Not sure if I am going to use these lights from the kit, but they are just tucked under the plate for now. Later pics show them working.




Here you can see the tabs I have cut off of bumper so the plate swings out far enough. It still locks out for ease of use too which is awesome.







Here is a short receiver installed. The plate will fold down completely with receiver installed I just didn't take a pic of this. With an extended receiver I will be able to flip the receiver upside down since the truck is so low. Keep the trailer up high enough.





Back of box view. You can tell here how the stock light lamp would still work on top if you want to go that route.





Few extra pics. Some I took as it started to get dark so lighting was temporarily installed to see how the kit lights work.










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Old 01-07-2021, 01:53 AM   #1063
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Looking good. I like the hidden hitch. I should be getting the rear of my truck completed soon.
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:16 PM   #1064
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That flush license area does look much clean and smoother.
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It's supposed be 67* today. This might happen... See how far I get.
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