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Kronald_70GMC 09-08-2019 07:35 PM

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Thanks guys. It's good to to be back on this thing again!

Kronald_70GMC 09-13-2019 10:49 PM

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I did it guys! With the help of my dad we got the cab flipped down. It's been quite a while since it was sitting like this. I'm beyond excited to be past that milestone. I've been working on finishing up a few things on the floor. Then I can get the doors off the truck and get them fitted up on here and get to work on the rockers and cab corners. Again beyond excited for this guys! Thanks for hanging in there. :lol:

TA_C10 09-14-2019 01:11 AM

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Looking good! Glad to see some progress on your build. Exciting moment getting this close keep it up man!

Kronald_70GMC 09-14-2019 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TA_C10 (Post 8593124)
Looking good! Glad to see some progress on your build. Exciting moment getting this close keep it up man!

Thanks for the kind words. Your build is looking very good too. Exhaust turned out great!

Kronald_70GMC 09-19-2019 11:45 PM

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Made it back into the shop tonight so I could carry on welding any remaining holes in the floor and stripping the paint off. I plugged the gas tank holes and welded a few holes from alignment screws shut. I was also looking at the bucket seat brackets for the drivers seat. It looks like I'm missing a piece or two. I'm not sure how readily available parts are so I'm considering just building some brackets of my own. (If anyone has any input about parts I'd be interested) I'm not even sure what I would all need. I'm hoping to get the seats and console all figured out so that I can officially be done with the floor. I still have all the rear bucket bracket mounts to drill and install but I'm not sure exactly where they go without the passenger brackets. I've heard they are available aftermarket but haven't really looked into it yet. Again if anyone has info on that I'd be greatful. Thanks guys.

Kronald_70GMC 10-22-2019 02:33 PM

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Got a little bit of free time last night and made it into the shop. I've been quite busy lately with a side job I've been working with a buddy. Once that is completed, I'm hoping to be back on this thing a little more regularly with winter setting in. I also ended up hacking up my hand pretty good at the side job so I had about 3 weeks of taking it easy while that healed. I'm going to include a picture of my hand so if you don't like that sort of thing, proceed with caution. :lol:

Last night I decided that I will build my own bucket seat brackets so I squared up off the bench seat holes and drilled for the inner rear seat mounts. I also made a fuel filler delete plate and got that welded up. Soon I'll be removing the front body panels from the truck and getting ready for rockers and cab corners. :metal:

TA_C10 10-22-2019 02:47 PM

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That looks terrible man. I did something similar a while back on the truck. Takes forever to heal. And gloves only make it worse.

Great job on that filler plate, looks good. :thumbs:

Kronald_70GMC 10-22-2019 03:26 PM

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That looks terrible man. I did something similar a while back on the truck. Takes forever to heal. And gloves only make it worse.

Great job on that filler plate, looks good. :thumbs:

Thanks man, I'm pretty happy with the plate. I think my welding is finally coming around which is good considering I'll be welding things that actually get seen soon.

chewychevy67 10-22-2019 04:10 PM

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Ouch...

Kronald_70GMC 10-22-2019 05:11 PM

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Ouch...

Yeah it wasn't very cool. I could see the bone.

Kronald_70GMC 02-18-2020 11:23 PM

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Well hey what do you know, I found some time and got something accomplished. The cowl has been removed and boy was that not a fun task!:lol: I will be doing some modifying to the passenger side where the blower fan sits as I will no longer need it. I am going with the vintage air setup and so I think I will turn the pull vents into speaker boxes. I hope my plan works out. Here come the pictures...the last one is my new daily driver.:metal:

cornerstone 02-19-2020 01:08 AM

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Thats a bunch of work indeed... How many spotweld cutters did you go through? Congratulations on the nice new ride! I hope to step up one day also but my 05 GMC is still too nice for me to want a change. If it aint broke don't fix it. ;)

Kronald_70GMC 02-19-2020 09:05 AM

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Thats a bunch of work indeed... How many spotweld cutters did you go through? Congratulations on the nice new ride! I hope to step up one day also but my 05 GMC is still too nice for me to want a change. If it aint broke don't fix it. ;)

I only broke one spotweld cutter so that was alright. Thanks, I am very much enjoying the new ride. Especially the heated Seats and steering wheel considering we are at -30°C before wind this morning.:waah:

cornerstone 02-19-2020 09:16 AM

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I only broke one spotweld cutter so that was alright. Thanks, I am very much enjoying the new ride. Especially the heated Seats and steering wheel considering we are at -30°C before wind this morning.:waah:

Sounds like a rescue mission is in order, do I need to bring a flatbed and get you out of there?! Plenty of room in Texas. I just let the dog out to do her business and she didn't stay long at +42*, probably close to the average winter early morning temperature.:ito:

Kronald_70GMC 02-19-2020 12:00 PM

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Sounds like a rescue mission is in order, do I need to bring a flatbed and get you out of there?! Plenty of room in Texas. I just let the dog out to do her business and she didn't stay long at +42*, probably close to the average winter early morning temperature.:ito:

Haha that does sound nice. I'm just over here waiting for spring :lol:

TA_C10 02-20-2020 02:02 AM

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Nice work Kronald, find much rust under the cowl?

Kronald_70GMC 02-20-2020 09:15 AM

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Nice work Kronald, find much rust under the cowl?

Not too much but enough that I'm happy that I pulled the trigger on removing it.

chewychevy67 02-20-2020 05:15 PM

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I'll be here soon removing panels. Making sure rust isn't lurking underneath. Nice work

Kronald_70GMC 02-20-2020 10:35 PM

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Just a little bit of late night surgery tonight. :lol: I am probably going to be deemed crazy for this but it had to happen. I've never been a fan of things been not symmetrical so I have decide to cut out the inset on the passenger side where the blower fan sits. I will be re constructing it to look like the drivers side. This in turn means my cowl will need modifying but what the heck, I think it will be worth it! Have a good one everyone.

TA_C10 02-20-2020 10:44 PM

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Just awesome.

Kronald_70GMC 02-23-2020 01:12 AM

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And the firewall is looking much more symmetrical. Took me a bit to make the piece. I like the way it's looking. I had to use my dad's shrinker to get the rounded corner to lay flat, man is that a pretty wicked tool!:metal:

cornerstone 02-23-2020 11:22 AM

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Nice and clean work man, plus having access to the back side is a bonus!

TA_C10 02-24-2020 01:02 PM

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We need a popcorn button. I'm in for this show. Looking good Kronald!

Kronald_70GMC 02-24-2020 10:47 PM

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Nice and clean work man, plus having access to the back side is a bonus!

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We need a popcorn button. I'm in for this show. Looking good Kronald!

Thanks guys. It's awesome to have an audience. Makes me feel like I need to be doing my best work;)

I finished with the firewall extension piece, it's all welded in and ground down. I went back to my dad's tonight and played around with the metal stretcher this time and ended up creating this beauty. (Pics to follow) :lol:
With a little bit more massaging and holding my tongue just right, it should fit.

Kronald_70GMC 02-25-2020 11:20 PM

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Here we have it folks, one symmetrical inner cowl piece. :metal:


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