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cornerstone 04-04-2023 11:31 PM

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Looks like your dad has good taste in trucks as well.:chevy:

Kronald_70GMC 04-09-2023 05:53 PM

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Happy Easter to everyone! I managed to squeeze in a few hours this afternoon in the shop. I carried on with the steel framework of my behind seat box. I needed to add in these sections at the top so that my speaker boxes will not interfere with the back of the cab wall at the top. I also started welding in tabs that will allow me to mount the speaker boxes to the framework.

Kronald_70GMC 04-10-2023 09:00 PM

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Had the day off work today so I got the rest of the tabs made up and installed. I ran some nutserts into the steel I put in for mounting my corner pieces so that they would be good and solid. Then I reinstalled the press board and mounted the whole unit into the truck again. I figured at this point that I wanted to see how it was looking so I installed the center console and the buckets as well. It's all coming together as planned. At that point, I made the decision to do the filler work inside the cab before I flip it onto the nose. Before I can do that though, there are a few items I need to address. I need to cut in the AC vents so I went to try and get a template from my brother's cab but it proved to be a difficult task so I instead opted to borrow his vents and do alot of trial and error for fitment. I started cutting out the drivers side vent and so far so good!

Kronald_70GMC 04-13-2023 08:23 PM

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One down, now if only I would have remembered the screws, I could mount it.:dum:

Kronald_70GMC 04-14-2023 09:44 PM

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And that's two. Center vent should be peanuts now compared to those.:lol:

Kronald_70GMC 04-16-2023 07:24 PM

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I got my center Ac vent cut in today. I made a template off of chewychevy67's cab (Thanks again!) It looks like I'll have to do some filler work at the top as it does not fit well at all up there. When comparing the two dashes, it looks like my cab (72) to Chewy's (67) the stamping may have gotten worn out over the years as my cab is quite rounded out along the top edge where the dash pads mounts and his is a nice sharp line.

First picture is Chewy's Dash. I don't know if you can see what I mean or not here.

Kronald_70GMC 04-23-2023 07:42 PM

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I got my dash piece cut and welded in today. Fit is pretty good with minimal warping. Only about 1/8" out at the worst spot so not too much filler needed.

Getter-Done 04-23-2023 09:49 PM

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Very Nice work:metal:

Just a Suggestion;)

have you tried clamps like this ?

Link: https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...ece-60545.html

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Kronald_70GMC 04-23-2023 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9198938)
Very Nice work:metal:

Just a Suggestion;)

have you tried clamps like this ?

Link: https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...ece-60545.html

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I actually have 4 of them but it was a huge pain to try and get them set up in this instance otherwise I would have used them for sure.

GSFMECH 04-25-2023 03:38 AM

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It's been a while since I checked your project, I love the bucket seats and mounts. Very nice work. I have the stock mounts and the drivers side adjuster tend to get a little slack in them with age and rock side to side.

Kronald_70GMC 05-21-2023 06:33 PM

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It's been a while since I checked your project, I love the bucket seats and mounts. Very nice work. I have the stock mounts and the drivers side adjuster tend to get a little slack in them with age and rock side to side.

Hey thanks for checking back in! The sloppy side to side motion is what really got me started on the whole idea. My dad's truck has the factory sliders and his has the side to side rock as well. I'm glad you like the brackets, I think that they will look almost stock in there.

Kronald_70GMC 05-21-2023 06:42 PM

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It feels like I've been away from here for too long, almost being on page 2 and all.:lol: Life had me busy with other responsibilities and such for the last few weeks. I had to take care of a bathroom renovation that was well needed, which is extremely fun when it is the only bathroom in the house. :dohh: I'm hoping to be back on once a week with the truck but who knows what the rest of the summer will bring. Might be a little tricky sticking to it with kid #2 on the way in September but all will be good. The wife and I are looking forward to it and also dreading it at the same time.:crazy::lol:

Today I jumped out into the shop for the afternoon and started back on sanding.....sanding.....and more sanding. The plan is to get the whole inside of the cab sanded down, filled and primed before baby comes and I have little time in there. We'll see if I can make it happen. Wish me luck. :gmc2:

Kronald_70GMC 05-28-2023 07:00 PM

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Well the inside of the cab roof and dash are now sanded down and ready for filler. I will need to sand a bit more around the rear window after I pull the seats as they are in the way. I am also going to cut out the speaker openings in my door pillars so I can sand and fill the kick panel areas.

nicklear36 05-30-2023 11:25 AM

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What sanding equipment are you using? A DA with 80 grit? How about getting in the nooks and crannies?

Thanks!

Kronald_70GMC 05-30-2023 01:01 PM

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What sanding equipment are you using? A DA with 80 grit? How about getting in the nooks and crannies?

Thanks!

Yes I use a DA with 80 grit and then all the nooks and crannies have been sanded by hand. It sucks :lol:

cornerstone 05-30-2023 01:36 PM

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It sucks :lol:

I second that.

Kronald_70GMC 05-30-2023 10:35 PM

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Well that was nerve racking! No going back now. I really like the location for a speaker, it's just unfortunate that it places it so close to the door seal. I'm quite confident that I can make it invisible there though. The plan is to have modern conveniences and electronics but to not look like it has any modern conveniences.

72 tigger 05-31-2023 05:50 AM

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Looking forward to seeing the primer!
Congrats on second kid

Kronald_70GMC 05-31-2023 11:45 PM

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Looking forward to seeing the primer!
Congrats on second kid

Haha you and me both! Also thanks, they are lots of fun.....usually :lol:

Kronald_70GMC 06-04-2023 06:48 PM

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Other side cut out today and started smoothing out welds on the inside of the firewall. It is wildly uncomfortable trying to get in there to get it all done but should be worth the end result!:metal:

chewychevy67 06-26-2023 08:09 PM

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A few Sundays have passed and no progress?

Kronald_70GMC 06-26-2023 08:58 PM

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A few Sundays have passed and no progress?

Haha yeah. I have so many prior obligations during the summer that it gets nearly impossible to find time to get into the shop. Last year we discovered that the whole front wall of our cabin is rotten and pretty well turned to dust so that has been the number one priority this year before it collapses. Hopefully soon I can get even one day in there.

Kronald_70GMC 08-27-2023 06:16 PM

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Well as per normal summers around here, I have not had a chance to get anything done on the truck. As we await the birth of our second kid which will be any day now I'm sure, I'm hopeful that I will be able to sneak out here and there to accomplish something, anything really on the truck.:lol: Summer is winding down and that should hopefully mean that I can get back on my weekly routine again. I recently checked out a local car show and am feeling very inspired to get back to it after seeing this truck. It is nearly my vision for what I want in terms of ride height, trim, wheels, quality of bodywork and paint, ect.

Getter-Done 08-27-2023 10:02 PM

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Kyle

That Black truck will be a Nice focus on the path of your Truck project.;)

Hope everything goes well with the New Addition to your family.:metal:

Family First:metal:

Thinking of you and your Wife Tonight :)

:chevy::chevy::chevy:

Kronald_70GMC 08-27-2023 10:18 PM

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Kyle

That Black truck will be a Nice focus on the path of your Truck project.;)

Hope everything goes well with the New Addition to your family.:metal:

Family First:metal:

Thinking of you and your Wife Tonight :)

:chevy::chevy::chevy:

Thank you very much! We are both very excited!


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