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Kronald_70GMC 11-21-2021 08:10 PM

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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Originally Posted by May70 (Post 8998380)
Where did you get the casters??

I got them from princess auto. Not sure if they have that store where you are. They are much better than the little ones that were on there before and they have two greasable points instead of just one.

Kronald_70GMC 11-27-2021 07:46 PM

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I'm officially down to the final touches on the passenger door jamb. Today while waiting for filler to dry, I decided to work on something a little different. I took one of my old fender emblems and cut the GMC off of it. I then "machined" them down to get rid of the angle built into the letters and remove the voids left after cutting them. Now i just have to decide where I want to put them. I'm thinking the dash where the speaker used to be is a definate one. I'm also thinking about doing the same thing with the other one and put it on the corner of the glove box as I have never been a big fan of the factory one. Thoughts?

Kronald_70GMC 11-28-2021 07:15 PM

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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. ;)

Getter-Done 11-28-2021 09:15 PM

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Great news That you are in the final stage.

My vote for the glove box is:
Since you ask;)

1st= Less is more/ No emblems

2nd= Pick one and only one.

3rd= Go Crazy and put one in each corner:uhmk:
(Just make sure you paint another Glovebox door for back-Up);)

Kronald_70GMC 11-28-2021 09:34 PM

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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Originally Posted by Getter-Done (Post 9000895)
Great news That you are in the final stage.

My vote for the glove box is:
Since you ask;)

1st= Less is more/ No emblems

2nd= Pick one and only one.

3rd= Go Crazy and put one in each corner:uhmk:
(Just make sure you paint another Glovebox door for back-Up);)

Haha the good news is that I have plenty of time to decide. And I do believe that I have a second glove box door come to think of it. :lol:

Kronald_70GMC 12-06-2021 10:59 PM

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This past week, I've been working on the drip rail and around the windsheild area. I am just about done that and I think next I will jump into the drivers side door jamb. It should be faster than the passenger side as it seems that generally, the drivers side of my cab fits together better. Fingers crossed.

Kronald_70GMC 12-12-2021 08:37 PM

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Finished up with the filler around the winsheild today. I also filled that small hole at the top corner of the driver side door jamb with some JB weld. I then decided that I might as well get the passenger side finished up so I got a couple coats of filler on the passenger rocker and almost finished one coat on the cab corner. Slowly but surely....:metal:

Kronald_70GMC 12-14-2021 12:18 AM

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I have gotten quite a bit further on my cab corner and rocker filler tonight. The rounded part of the cab corner was a little tricky, it kept coming out flat until I realized that plastic bondo spatulas are perfect for rounded areas. :lol: I should only need one more coat of filler on this area and then it will be over to the drivers side. :metal:

sakustoms 12-14-2021 08:54 AM

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Looking really good.

I'm doing bodywork now and was working on the back of the cab next to the window. What I do is put the filler on and then let it set but not completely.
I take 80 grit net paper on a soft block and block it into shape. This makes it easier to shape and I don't have to sand as hard, which my shoulders cannot take.

I also use a cheesegrater for shaping and quick knockdown.

https://www.therangerstation.com/tec...eesegrater.jpg

sakustoms 12-14-2021 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 8989931)
Haha I'm also just super picky. :hh: I have noticed that these trucks have very different tolerances from each other sometimes. Maybe it's just a Canadian thing. :canada: :lol:

Ok so I looked and since my kid's truck is a stepside you see a ton of the back of the cab. Now I have to do way more bodywork. :censored:

I tried to talk him into buying new fleetside bed sides and headboard. :lol:

72 tigger 12-14-2021 01:04 PM

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Nice detail work as usual!

Kronald_70GMC 12-14-2021 02:02 PM

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9006976)
Looking really good.

I'm doing bodywork now and was working on the back of the cab next to the window. What I do is put the filler on and then let it set but not completely.
I take 80 grit net paper on a soft block and block it into shape. This makes it easier to shape and I don't have to sand as hard, which my shoulders cannot take.

I also use a cheesegrater for shaping and quick knockdown.

https://www.therangerstation.com/tec...eesegrater.jpg

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9006977)
Ok so I looked and since my kid's truck is a stepside you see a ton of the back of the cab. Now I have to do way more bodywork. :censored:

I tried to talk him into buying new fleetside bed sides and headboard. :lol:

Yes those methods work awesome for shaping for sure. I'm just running low on sandpaper and I also only have limited blocks and with sticky paper, it gets quite wasteful switching back and forth.

I feel you on the back of the cab. It is very time consuming. :waah:

Kronald_70GMC 12-14-2021 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 72 tigger (Post 9007030)
Nice detail work as usual!

Thank you! As always, feels good to hear and keeps my motivation flowing. :metal:

sakustoms 12-14-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9007034)
Yes those methods work awesome for shaping for sure. I'm just running low on sandpaper and I also only have limited blocks and with sticky paper, it gets quite wasteful switching back and forth.

I feel you on the back of the cab. It is very time consuming. :waah:

Yea I am burning through 80 grit net paper quick. My BIL just gave me a solid long board for the net back paper to use to do larger areas. I am going to need a firm block and some sticky back paper for final sanding. The net stuff gives too much to really get the finish I want.

Kronald_70GMC 12-14-2021 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9007069)
Yea I am burning through 80 grit net paper quick. My BIL just gave me a solid long board for the net back paper to use to do larger areas. I am going to need a firm block and some sticky back paper for final sanding. The net stuff gives too much to really get the finish I want.

I agree. The hook and loop is not a good final blocking paper at all. I find it too pricey in general so I just keep on using the sticky.

sakustoms 12-15-2021 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9007080)
I agree. The hook and loop is not a good final blocking paper at all. I find it too pricey in general so I just keep on using the sticky.

I usually do too but my BIL gave me a roll of 180 and 80 net paper and the blocks to use with it. Kind of hard to beat that price. lol

I will end up buying a couple rolls of sticky back paper and the blocks to go with that eventually.

Keep up the great work man. I can't wait to see this thing all one color.

Kronald_70GMC 12-15-2021 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by sakustoms (Post 9007275)

Keep up the great work man. I can't wait to see this thing all one color.

Thanks! It is going to feel so good to see it in primer.

Kronald_70GMC 12-19-2021 08:01 PM

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Passenger side is complete!:metal: I am now working my way across the bottom back of the cab and over to the drivers door jamb. I sanded out the JB weld that I used to fill the small hole on the top corner of the drivers side door jamb. So it is ready to go when I get that far.

Kronald_70GMC 12-24-2021 05:51 PM

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year!:ennyd::alc::wave:

Getter-Done 12-26-2021 10:38 PM

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC (Post 9010781)
Merry Christmas and a happy new! year:ennyd::alc::wave:

I am still watching;)

I am like you slow and Steady.

FL71C10 12-27-2021 04:29 PM

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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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

Re: My 1970 GMC “Project Splice”
 
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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!


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