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cornerstone 09-02-2023 10:47 PM

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It's great when you find a truck that is so well done and resembles what we want for our trucks. Definitely inspiring for sure.

I hope everything goes well with your new baby entering this world, as well as your wife Kyle. You're a blessed man!

Brian

Kronald_70GMC 09-03-2023 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by cornerstone (Post 9236305)
It's great when you find a truck that is so well done and resembles what we want for our trucks. Definitely inspiring for sure.

I hope everything goes well with your new baby entering this world, as well as your wife Kyle. You're a blessed man!

Brian

Thanks Brian.

Kronald_70GMC 09-03-2023 07:59 PM

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My awesome wife told me to go work on my truck this afternoon even though we are less than a week from the due date.:metal: It was nice to get out and get something accomplished, even though it was not a very fun job. I went at the inside of the firewall with a wire wheel to get ready for primer. I almost got the driver side complete. There are some spots that I need a smaller wire brush attachment to reach but other than that, it's pretty well there.

Getter-Done 09-03-2023 09:43 PM

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Looks Great.:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 09-04-2023 07:19 PM

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Two days in a row! Now I'm just feeling spoiled :lol:
I got the passenger side all stripped down as well. Next step will be filler and seam seal on dash and firewall.:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 09-04-2023 07:31 PM

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I have just noticed that my stereo box for behind my seat may need to be re-planned out a little bit. My pressboard has expanded and since the metal frame obviously isn't, it has got some pretty warped spots in it. Now I have to come up with a new substrate that will work. Might have to use sheet metal as I can't be much thicker than 1/8".:dum:

Kronald_70GMC 09-07-2023 10:00 PM

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Well today was baby day. Lochlan Werner was born at 9:43 AM. Weighing in at 7 lbs 5 oz with a length of 21". Both baby and mom are doing well.:)

Getter-Done 09-10-2023 08:47 PM

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Well today was baby day. Lochlan Werner was born at 9:43 AM. Weighing in at 7 lbs 5 oz with a length of 21". Both baby and mom are doing well.:)

:cong::bann:

Just seeing this.

Hope You and Mom of Lochlan are doing well:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 09-10-2023 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9238981)
:cong::bann:

Just seeing this.

Hope You and Mom of Lochlan are doing well:metal:

Yes we are. Thanks. He's been sleeping very good so that is nice.

Kronald_70GMC 09-11-2023 07:33 PM

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I managed to sneak out for an hour today and started the filler process on the top of the dash. I got the marglass done and am now ready for lightweight filler.

jjzepplin 09-12-2023 09:03 AM

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Good work but Congratulations on your new baby!!!

Kronald_70GMC 09-12-2023 12:23 PM

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Good work but Congratulations on your new baby!!!

Thank you!

sakustoms 09-13-2023 01:06 PM

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Congrats Kyle. I haven't kept up here or Instagram to see your progress.

Congrats on the baby. Glad to hear both baby and mom are doing well.

Kronald_70GMC 09-13-2023 02:40 PM

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Congrats Kyle. I haven't kept up here or Instagram to see your progress.

Congrats on the baby. Glad to hear both baby and mom are doing well.

Thank you! I haven't really been keeping on on Instagram lately. I should post some of my progress there soon.

Kronald_70GMC 09-16-2023 08:56 PM

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I have found the time to get a bit more filler done on the dashboard over the last couple days. It is coming along nicely.:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 09-17-2023 07:34 PM

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More progress made on the dash today. I also took the GMC lettering I had cut out of the fender emblem and ground it down so it was thin and sleek. I'm still toying with the idea of using these on the dash where I removed the speaker grill. I would paint the letters the same colour as the dash so that it would be subtle. Any thoughts on this?

Kronald_70GMC 10-04-2023 11:53 PM

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So a couple weekends ago, I made a trip out to the wrecker to get the steering column bracket that my brother stole from me. Haha guess he lost his. Anyway, I found this very nice straight upper grille moulding that I needed very badly as mine is trashed. I didn't want to play around with aftermarket parts and this piece has been very elusive up till now. I was glad to score it for $40 even though I had to take the whole mangled grille as I had no way to seperate them out there.

I also ordered a new set of defrost vents so I can make sure they fit properly in the dash. They seem to be the wrong radius in the corners but there is a pretty good chance that is just how they are. I have done some fine sanding on the passenger one to get it fitting better and am happy with the result. Might do a bit more touch ups on it and then I can repeat for the drivers side.

Tip70 10-06-2023 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9241814)
More progress made on the dash today. I also took the GMC lettering I had cut out of the fender emblem and ground it down so it was thin and sleek. I'm still toying with the idea of using these on the dash where I removed the speaker grill. I would paint the letters the same colour as the dash so that it would be subtle. Any thoughts on this?

I think that looks sweet, Painted the same color as the dash would make it look embossed. Subtle details are fun :) Nice work on your truck!

Kronald_70GMC 10-06-2023 01:11 PM

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I think that looks sweet, Painted the same color as the dash would make it look embossed. Subtle details are fun :) Nice work on your truck!

Thanks! I agree small detail are fun.

Kronald_70GMC 10-07-2023 03:24 PM

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I got the defrost vents fitting better than factory now. I had to do some sanding on the corners of them and adjusting of the flanges but they fit very nice and tight now. I also finished sanding the last of the filler on the dash and am ready for primer on that area now. I also wanted to fix a defect in the weatherstrip flange on my driver door. For some reason it got substantially wider at the front corner and I didn't want any issues went fitting the weatherstrip so I took care of that issue.

Kronald_70GMC 10-14-2023 09:34 PM

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I picked up these "Custom/10" fender badges after realising the "custom" font matches the flimsy little plastic badge that goes on the glove box door exactly. If I modify these badges the same way I modified the "GMC" fender badge, I can re-create the glove box emblem in metal instead of the lame plastic one. Yes it will be a bit larger but I believe it will look awesome!

Tip70 10-15-2023 05:50 PM

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I picked up these "Custom/10" fender badges after realising the "custom" font matches the flimsy little plastic badge that goes on the glove box door exactly. If I modify these badges the same way I modified the "GMC" fender badge, I can re-create the glove box emblem in metal instead of the lame plastic one. Yes it will be a bit larger but I believe it will look awesome!

I think that’s a pretty cool idea! Cant wait to see how it turns out

Kronald_70GMC 10-15-2023 06:36 PM

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I think that’s a pretty cool idea! Cant wait to see how it turns out

Thanks. I got started on it this afternoon. I think it's looking pretty killer so far.:metal:

Tip70 10-16-2023 01:55 PM

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that's looking great sanded down. I never considered that as an option. well done! I have a couple of those badges laying around. new option ideas have opened up :lol:

Kronald_70GMC 10-16-2023 02:27 PM

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that's looking great sanded down. I never considered that as an option. well done! I have a couple of those badges laying around. new option ideas have opened up :lol:

Haha thanks. Good luck on yours. I'm finding it difficult to hold on to the small pieces while grinding them.


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