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FL71C10 12-27-2021 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9000845)
Passenger door jamb is done! Working on a bit of filler along the windsheild pillar and along the drip rail. During dry times, I took some better pictures of the emblem placement I'm thinking about. I also cleaned up the lower portion of the fender emblem I had cut up as well as I can have a custom sticker made up for it and use it too. Lots of options available now. The GMC may be a little bit large to use on the glove box door but if I had a sticker made for the "plaque" portion something along the lines of GMC Custom instead of the plastic one that is stock, I might like that better. Might have to see if I can use the wife's computer and do some photoshop. 🤔 Any input is welcome as well. If you guys think I've lost it, let me know. Any feedback is good feedback. ;)

I don't think the GMC letters are too big for the glovebox door at all. I wouldn't do anything else, just the letters.

May70 12-27-2021 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9011489)
I am still watching;)

I am like you slow and Steady.

IDK Kyle is going pretty fast compared to me haha

Kronald_70GMC 12-27-2021 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by FL71C10 (Post 9011718)
I don't think the GMC letters are too big for the glovebox door at all. I wouldn't do anything else, just the letters.

Thanks for the input. If I do use them on the glovebox, I would definately only use the letters. Good thing I have lots of time to decide what I want to do.:lol:

Kronald_70GMC 12-27-2021 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9011489)
I am still watching;)

I am like you slow and Steady.

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Originally Posted by May70 (Post 9011732)
IDK Kyle is going pretty fast compared to me haha

Haha thanks guys! Hopefully more progress coming soon. I have been replacing the garage door opener today. Old one was getting a little scary.

Kronald_70GMC 01-04-2022 01:22 AM

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I finally got around to making a template for my cargo light off of my dad's truck. I know I should have done it before I did the body work but I wasn't able to access my dad's truck until recently and mine has a cap in the way. Now I have to touch up the filler around where I cut as the heat from cutting cause the filler to let loose a bit.:waah: I also got some more filler done across the back of the cab at the bottom.

upon1 01-04-2022 04:14 PM

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Looks like an awesome build, just looked over your thread. I’m in warman and almost to the same point on my 68. Where did you get your harness? Rpm?

Kronald_70GMC 01-04-2022 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by upon1 (Post 9014703)
Looks like an awesome build, just looked over your thread. I’m in warman and almost to the same point on my 68. Where did you get your harness? Rpm?

Thank you! Yes I picked it up at RPM.

Kronald_70GMC 01-04-2022 05:08 PM

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Do you have a build thread for your 68?

chewychevy67 01-04-2022 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by upon1 (Post 9014703)
Looks like an awesome build, just looked over your thread. I’m in warman and almost to the same point on my 68. Where did you get your harness? Rpm?

I live in warman as well with a 67 build. Got a link to pick of your project?

Kronald_70GMC 01-04-2022 10:06 PM

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Haha yeah this guy is my uncle.^ Was wondering if you guys had met already or not both being in Warman. I'll assume not;)

Scurry67 01-05-2022 01:24 AM

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Cab is definitely coming along great. Are you planning on doing the inside of the cab, also?

Kronald_70GMC 01-05-2022 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Scurry67 (Post 9014910)
Cab is definitely coming along great. Are you planning on doing the inside of the cab, also?

Thanks man. I will be doing the inside of the cab as well. Lots of fun inside curves there.:lol: That should keep me busy for a while.

Graham57a 01-05-2022 11:28 AM

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Kyle your persistence is impressive man. You are building one sweet truck and I can't wait to see the future progress on it :metal:

Kronald_70GMC 01-05-2022 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Graham57a (Post 9015005)
Kyle your persistence is impressive man. You are building one sweet truck and I can't wait to see the future progress on it :metal:

Thanks man! Means alot coming from you, I've enjoyed all of your builds.

upon1 01-05-2022 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 9014796)
I live in warman as well with a 67 build. Got a link to pick of your project?

I’ve got lots but doesn’t seem to look
Like much to look at yet. Lol

Kronald_70GMC 01-06-2022 12:10 AM

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Well tonight kinda sucked. I feathered the filler back in around my cargo light hole and went to set the rivnuts. For some reason or another, the damn things went offset and crooked. One offset left but at least stayed straight to the panel. The other offset upwards and went crooked as well. I could not even get the screw into it all the way. There was no way the light was going fit properly or sit straight. So that was a bust, spent more time trying to remove them without damaging my filler than I did getting them in.:waah: Can't win em all.:lol: Hopefully tomorrow I can find some more and try again as I only had the two.

Kronald_70GMC 01-07-2022 01:53 PM

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Alright so I think I now know what went wrong the other night. I believe that the Rivet nuts I had were made for thicker metal. Thus when I riveted them into place, there was too much crumple zone causing them to move on me. I have gotten a hold of some shorter ones and a nice new tool to set them. Hopefully I will find some time tonight to see how they work. You live and you learn. :lol:

Kronald_70GMC 01-07-2022 07:46 PM

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So much better! :metal: Turns out that some of the problem was lying with the old Rivet nut tool I was using. As you can see the new tool has a flare to it that acts as a centering guide. Just goes to show, you get what you pay for.;) Now I just need to get access to a light and confirm fitment.

Kronald_70GMC 01-07-2022 07:53 PM

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Here is where my theory about the longer vs short comes in. As you can see, the longer ones crimped very poorly compared to the shorter.

Kronald_70GMC 01-08-2022 08:57 PM

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I borrowed my Dad's cargo light tonight to do a test fit. Couldn't have turned out any better!

Kronald_70GMC 01-09-2022 07:53 PM

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I got some more filler done on the drivers cab corner today. I'm getting so close to primer, I can almost taste it.:lol:

sakustoms 01-12-2022 11:39 AM

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You just keep plugging away. I've been really lax because it's been in the teens here and my garage has been in the 20s. I don't have the ambition to go out and heat it up. lol

Kronald_70GMC 01-12-2022 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9018023)
You just keep plugging away. I've been really lax because it's been in the teens here and my garage has been in the 20s. I don't have the ambition to go out and heat it up. lol

Haha it's been -40°C and colder here for quite some time. At least 2 weeks. This week we are finally getting a break and it is -3°C. :canada:

sakustoms 01-12-2022 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9018084)
Haha it's been -40°C and colder here for quite some time. At least 2 weeks. This week we are finally getting a break and it is -3°C. :canada:

:banghead: Ok I'll stop b1tching now. Guess I'm just a sissy. LOL

How do you heat your shop/garage? Mine is a small propane bullet heater and I also have one of those infrared heaters on a stand. I hate the cold. I don't know how you deal with those temp.

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Kronald_70GMC 01-12-2022 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9018104)
:banghead: Ok I'll stop b1tching now. Guess I'm just a sissy. LOL

How do you heat your shop/garage? Mine is a small propane bullet heater and I also have one of those infrared heaters on a stand. I hate the cold. I don't know how you deal with those temp.

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Natural gas unit heaters is how we deal with the cold. :lol: We are used to it up here.


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