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Kronald_70GMC 07-01-2020 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TA_C10 (Post 8767414)
Hey that looks good!

Thanks man. Your getting close on your build. It looks good.

Kronald_70GMC 07-05-2020 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Scurry67 (Post 8767419)
nice work man! looks super clean.

Hey thanks for the compliment. Finally feeling like I'm getting somewhere

Kronald_70GMC 07-13-2020 08:03 PM

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And so the rust repair continues. This morning I cut out the rot at the lower corner of my passenger fender. After that, I found that the inner structure had taken a fair amount of rust as well so I went ahead and cut that out as well. I made a new piece for the inner structure and got it welded in.

Between welding on that while waiting for it to cool, I also started working on the patch panel for my passenger B pillar. The thing, like all my other pieces, was not going to just drop right in and fit. So I went ahead and chopped it into three pieces so that I could get it right. Now I just have to weld it all back together and it can be installed.

Kronald_70GMC 07-14-2020 12:14 AM

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Wheew that was alot of welding to fill in that gap, but its done now. Done mind the ugly welding, I was fighting it all the way. I also managed to get my fender patch ground down tonight as well. Hopefully tomorrow I can find some time to grind down the b pillar patch and maybe even get it welded in.

Kronald_70GMC 07-17-2020 12:10 AM

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I got my B pillar patch finished up. Then I proceeded to test fit it with the rocker panel. It fit quite well. My door gap was also nice. It can still be fine tuned a little bit when I install the cab corner. Not sure if I want to do the cab corner or rocker panel next? Is there a benefit to doing one before the other?

SCHRUMGMC 07-17-2020 01:12 PM

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Great work

Kronald_70GMC 07-17-2020 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SCHRUMGMC (Post 8776293)
Great work

Thanks man. I appreciate the complement.

cornerstone 07-17-2020 09:10 PM

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Lookin' great as usual Kyle.:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 07-18-2020 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by cornerstone (Post 8776508)
Lookin' great as usual Kyle.:metal:

Hey man, Thanks. Good to hear from you again.

Kronald_70GMC 07-19-2020 01:02 AM

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Wow you would think that I would just realize by now that every piece I have for rust repair is terrible. I had a few minutes tonight to get an idea of how my cab corner is going to fit. It just looks terrible. :lol: I'm going to have to section it at least twice to get the fit right. Looks like I got my work cut out for me. These pictures are after I put the thing in a choke hold and folded it in quite a bit. Which created quite the kink on the lower edge of the corner.

TA_C10 07-19-2020 07:43 PM

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Yeah man, I had to slice n dice mine too. The replacements aren't perfect but they are close enough. Be glad your not rebuilding them from scratch!

Kronald_70GMC 07-19-2020 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TA_C10 (Post 8778404)
Yeah man, I had to slice n dice mine too. The replacements aren't perfect but they are close enough. Be glad your not rebuilding them from scratch!

That is very true!

Kronald_70GMC 07-23-2020 10:57 PM

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Well thats a relief. I have managed to get my rocker fitting quite well without having to slice and dice it. Bottom door gap is nice and even now. The cab corner on the other hand, now that I had to slice and dice. Still alot of work to do on the cab corner but I'm feeling good about it now.:metal:

TA_C10 07-23-2020 11:53 PM

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That looks nice and straight. Good work.

Kronald_70GMC 07-23-2020 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by TA_C10 (Post 8780848)
That looks nice and straight. Good work.

Well thank ya sir

Scurry67 07-23-2020 11:57 PM

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looks great. i would say the rockers/cab corners patches were the biggest pain for me. you seem to have it well under control:clap:

Kronald_70GMC 07-24-2020 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Scurry67 (Post 8780850)
looks great. i would say the rockers/cab corners patches were the biggest pain for me. you seem to have it well under control:clap:

Thats good to hear that it looks under control. Im just kinda winging it and hoping for the best.:lol: Thanks for the compliments. Your feather fill is looking spot on.

Kronald_70GMC 07-24-2020 09:28 PM

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Hey guys. Im looking for a little bit of input on something here. Ive managed to get my cab corner mocked up to an extent but im not sure that it is correct in the curve if that makes any sense. I think that it may dive inward of the body lines to soon. What are your guys thoughts on this?

chewychevy67 07-25-2020 12:10 AM

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Why don't you go look at my cab and take a cardboard template of the curve. That would help you. A body moulding could help too.

Kronald_70GMC 07-25-2020 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 8781359)
Why don't you go look at my cab and take a cardboard template of the curve. That would help you. A body moulding could help too.

I ended up making one from my old cab and I took off the piece of moulding. My suspicions were confirmed and I had to make some relief cuts to make the adjustment. I now have it all tacked back together and fitting pretty nice.

CryingJoker 07-25-2020 09:18 AM

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Man i hope to have the same patience with my rust repair on my 70 I'm currently starting as you seem to have. Good work keep it up.

Kronald_70GMC 07-25-2020 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CryingJoker (Post 8781466)
Man i hope to have the same patience with my rust repair on my 70 I'm currently starting as you seem to have. Good work keep it up.

Thanks!

May70 07-25-2020 11:54 AM

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Can you post some pics of the rocker panel with the door open? You are exactly a few steps ahead of me and I am really wondering how the @$#@ this is gonna go together!

Also how does the outer rocker top edge compare to the inner rocker height wise? Ill PM you some pics as not to hi-jack your thread (hah). Thanks man you are doing awesome work.

Kronald_70GMC 08-06-2020 12:27 PM

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I have been working at getting the cab corner welded back together which is alot of fun.:lol: Every tack I make wants to shrink it back down so I need to put it farther out than where it should sit so that once it shrinks, it is in the correct spot. It is turning out quite nice but is very slow going. You can see just how far off it is towards the bottom of the cab corner. Good thing I noticed this or it would have been far too much filler to correct it in body work stages.

Kronald_70GMC 08-07-2020 12:21 AM

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I'd say the cab corner is about 90% to the correct shape now. With a little bit of luck, I might just be able to get it all finish fit and installed this weekend.


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