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Kronald_70GMC 03-13-2022 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9050992)
That is a Super Cool Room :metal:

Thanks!

Kronald_70GMC 03-19-2022 05:57 PM

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Now that I'm getting back into working a labour intensive job, the first couple weeks were hard. I was so exhausted by the time I got home that I basically ate and went right to bed. :waah: Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, I finally had enough energy to hop back out in the shop and do some more sanding and another coat of filler today. If everything goes to plan :lol: I should be done with filler by next weekend. Then I can start getting ready to lay down some primer.:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 04-03-2022 04:27 PM

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I need to stop setting deadlines for when I think primer will happen. I never hit it anyways!:lol: Of course I had to go and get sick somewhere last weekend so I haven't been able to get out and do anything until today. I'm down to the last detail in the driver's door jamb. Hopefully life will let me have a few more good days on it soon so that some real progress can happen.

sakustoms 04-05-2022 09:24 AM

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I know the feeling. I set my sons cab aside to focus on finish welding the frame and trailing arms. All I needed to do was install a 220V outlet on the outer wall of my house so I could run an extension cord to the garage and plug in my new 220 welder. I bought everything and it still took me over 2 weeks to install the outlet. Feels like nothing has been getting done in a long time.

Kronald_70GMC 04-09-2022 06:49 PM

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Well I finally have something for you guys to look at other than dust. It's not quite primer yet but I did get the last of the filler done today and did a decent cleanup in the shop. It's finally ready for primer prep!:metal:

chewychevy67 04-09-2022 09:00 PM

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Lots of work to get to that point. Looks good.

Kronald_70GMC 04-09-2022 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 9064265)
Lots of work to get to that point. Looks good.

Thanks! It feels good to get to this point.

Kronald_70GMC 04-16-2022 07:41 PM

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Ladies and gentlemen, we officially have primer!:metal: So beyond stoked to finally be over that hump.:lol:

Scurry67 04-16-2022 10:13 PM

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Right on man. That’s an awesome milestone. Keep at it.

sakustoms 04-19-2022 08:23 AM

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Looking good. How did you manage to spray in what looks to be your home garage?

Didn't you have primer everywhere including outside?

Kronald_70GMC 04-19-2022 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Scurry67 (Post 9068019)
Right on man. That’s an awesome milestone. Keep at it.

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9068961)
Looking good. How did you manage to spray in what looks to be your home garage?

Didn't you have primer everywhere including outside?

Thanks

Haha well being that primer is very thick and heavy, I find that if falls to the floor quick and dries before it gets there. I wouldn't do anything more than prime in there.

sakustoms 04-19-2022 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9068972)
Thank you!



Thanks

Haha well being that primer is very thick and heavy, I find that if falls to the floor quick and dries before it gets there. I wouldn't do anything more than prime in there.

I'd be afraid to try that in my garage. I sprayed some high build from a can in the door jams on the c10 and that crap was on my Jeep outside in my driveway with only the man door open on the other side of the garage. :dohh:

Kronald_70GMC 04-21-2022 12:29 AM

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Today I started fabricating a new cab mount nut as I somehow lost one of mine.:waah: I found the base piece on the left in my scrap metal bin. What are the chances of that happening? Luckily my dad had the correct size of square nut so all I really had to do was make the cage for the captive nut. I've got a few small things left to do on it and I can weld it all up and get them installed on the floor.

On a side note, I finally found the leak in my air system that has been driving me crazy for months. Unfortunately my secondary air tank that I painted up and hung on the wall has sprung a leak in the bottom. The previous owner must have left water in the tank for years and it rusted through so now I'm back down to 20 gallons of air until I can afford to replace it.:waah:

Kronald_70GMC 04-21-2022 11:08 PM

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Well now that those are done and mostly out of the way (still need to be installed) I decided to start playing around with my seats, console and behind seat audio box. I put in my driver's side seat on some blocking to get to a height and pitch that I'm happy with. Near as I can tell with measurements off my dad's truck, I've settled on stock height at the back, down an inch in the front and slid back as close to the rear panel as possible. This gives me just a bit more headroom as well as legroom since I am 6'-2". Once I had that established, I started creating the skeleton of my behind seat box. It will follow the same slope as the seatback until it hits a level line from the tip of the rear floor hump, then it will drop vertically till it hits the floor. I think that will look best.

Kronald_70GMC 04-22-2022 08:10 PM

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There we go, the skeleton is complete.

chewychevy67 04-22-2022 09:08 PM

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Nice use of the gas tank mounting threads.

Kronald_70GMC 04-22-2022 09:47 PM

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Nice use of the gas tank mounting threads.

Thanks, now I just need to figure out speaker sizes and locations and such. I've got lots of time to change my mind before I get speakers.

Kronald_70GMC 04-23-2022 08:46 PM

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Alright so now that the skeleton is mostly complete until I figure out speakers and such, I figured I should decide how to do the corners. After some though between trying to make it out of sheet metal and fiberglass, I've landed on fiberglass. This could be interesting as I've never worked with it before. Any advice or tips would be appreciated. So far as I know, I should be able to apply some resin and some matting directly to my cardboard backing and just build up from there?:confused: Wish me luck. :lol:

72 tigger 04-23-2022 10:19 PM

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Do you want the cardboard to remain? Guess it wouldn’t hurt anything. Not a fiberglass expert, but I would recommend using adequate hardener in the resin. If you don’t, the resin remains somewhat gooey- not good:)

72 tigger 04-23-2022 10:20 PM

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Skeleton looks really good!

Kronald_70GMC 04-23-2022 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 72 tigger (Post 9070789)
Do you want the cardboard to remain? Guess it wouldn’t hurt anything. Not a fiberglass expert, but I would recommend using adequate hardener in the resin. If you don’t, the resin remains somewhat gooey- not good:)

I think having the cardboard remain is my best option. Thanks for the tip on the hardener. It would not be good if it was gooey at all. I'm considering painting these two corner filler panels and covering the box in the same carpet as the floor.

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Originally Posted by 72 tigger (Post 9070791)
Skeleton looks really good!

Thank you!

sakustoms 04-25-2022 08:21 AM

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Unless you want the cardboard there permanently make sure to use a mold release agent.

Also, work in stages allowing the resin to flash off before adding more matting on top.

Looking good. Good luck.

Kronald_70GMC 04-25-2022 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9071280)
Unless you want the cardboard there permanently make sure to use a mold release agent.

Also, work in stages allowing the resin to flash off before adding more matting on top.

Looking good. Good luck.

Thanks for the advice. I am planning to leave the cardboard there. I feel like it's alot of extra work to make it come off considering it will be on the back of panel and never seen. I am planning to head out there shortly and get the first layer of cloth down. I'll keep everyone posted on the results even if it flops.:lol:

Kronald_70GMC 04-25-2022 10:25 PM

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Well I got the first coat of resin and cloth on. I won't say it turned out amazing but I think it will work after more coats and some matting. Here's hoping! ;)

sakustoms 04-26-2022 01:44 PM

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After you are done laying down matting get ready for body filler work. More spreading and sanding. :lol:


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