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Old 06-29-2021, 10:12 AM   #101
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Man... Very nice build
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Old 07-02-2021, 05:43 PM   #102
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Looks good. Are you still itching from working with that stuff? I was hoping that sealing it with the silicone paint would make it not cause itching with future handling of the wrapped areas, but it really didn't help.
Ha not too bad but I think the copper is different than the other stuff I've used
I didn't get itchy at all. I'm using black thermal wrap on the tail section mainly because I already have two rolls on the shelf. So well see if there is a difference?
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Old 07-02-2021, 05:46 PM   #103
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Man... Very nice build
I'm giving it a try for sure , haha. Appreciate it.
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Old 07-02-2021, 05:55 PM   #104
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Just a before shot, before I put the cab back on to do some wiring. The slow painful process of wiring is not my cup of tea. but I want to get it prewired now so there's no hiccups later.
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Old 07-02-2021, 06:02 PM   #105
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Just found this one. Very nicely done!
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Old 07-11-2021, 12:57 PM   #106
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Just found this one. Very nicely done!
Thank you sir!
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Old 07-11-2021, 01:17 PM   #107
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I've been busy this last week! I spent the week getting the truck together to prewire before I attempt the last bit of metal work and body work. Then I spent Friday and Saturday At the SETN show where I was picked to be a judge. So.... my back is killing me now ! But there is work to be done so I'm at the shop trying to find a suitable job.

Also, I'm looking for an original painted front bumper, if anyone knows somebody?

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Old 07-11-2021, 01:26 PM   #108
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Couple of pics...
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Old 07-11-2021, 08:10 PM   #109
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Badass!!
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:08 PM   #110
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:27 PM   #111
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I like how you spaced the tailgate letters out a bit. Another cool look with a lot of other really neat tricks youve done with this truck.
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:22 PM   #112
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Thanks man. The tailgate is my favorite part so far..
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:42 PM   #113
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Well, I have been busy...but I seem to be all over the place , as I run into issues I stop and work on something else while I think about the other issues. The truck is nearly together again. I started getting the wiring done, with the help of friends. A couple years ago I decided I wanted cannon plugs for my wiring to go through the firewall. I thought it would be cool to disconnect a couple cannon plugs and be able to remove/install the body quickly. Half of it is done but now I have to pin the firewall side. I have to say right now, I don't like my placement of the plugs. and the time that it has taken to do this mod has taken a long time, too long. I sometimes think about starting over. It was a risky move and a lot of thought went into it. First item was cutting my brand new engine and trans harness in half. Another warranty voided. I am pre-wiring the whole truck with connectors, everything will have connectors for ease of installation later and I will be able to remove the harness and wrap it head to toe.

Anyways I am tired of wiring and I keep adding things such as power windows, push button start, RFID security, auto start, and power door locks. I need time to think what else I want to add before finalizing the wiring.

So I have moved to the front of the truck into the engine compartment. Attempting to make my radiator support and wheel wells. They will be pretty simple as I don't have an English wheel or bead roller,but they are definitely on my list of tools I need. but I think I can whip up something with out them.
What I do have is dimple dies so this one trick pony is going to dimple die the hell out of whatever I make under the hood. Ive gotten pretty far but its not coming out symmetrical as I would like because of the intake tube on the drivers side and the radiator cap ..... idk what I'm going to do for access to it. Ive seen beautiful metalwork done on engine covers but alot of them cover the access to serviceability to the radiator cap or oil fill without taking off covers to get to them meaning removing bolts to get to something. I am hoping I can make something serviceable. Any ideas?

It's just mocked up with tape and clecos right now but you can see the direction Im going.
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:52 PM   #114
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I forgot to mention the wheel wells will be removable with quarter turn fasteners around the perimeter. Once I figure out how to do it, ha. Its a work in progress.
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Old 07-31-2021, 02:27 PM   #115
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Well, I have been busy...but I seem to be all over the place , as I run into issues I stop and work on something else while I think about the other issues. The truck is nearly together again. I started getting the wiring done, with the help of friends. A couple years ago I decided I wanted cannon plugs for my wiring to go through the firewall. I thought it would be cool to disconnect a couple cannon plugs and be able to remove/install the body quickly. Half of it is done but now I have to pin the firewall side. I have to say right now, I don't like my placement of the plugs. and the time that it has taken to do this mod has taken a long time, too long. I sometimes think about starting over. It was a risky move and a lot of thought went into it. First item was cutting my brand new engine and trans harness in half. Another warranty voided. I am pre-wiring the whole truck with connectors, everything will have connectors for ease of installation later and I will be able to remove the harness and wrap it head to toe.

Anyways I am tired of wiring and I keep adding things such as power windows, push button start, RFID security, auto start, and power door locks. I need time to think what else I want to add before finalizing the wiring.

So I have moved to the front of the truck into the engine compartment. Attempting to make my radiator support and wheel wells. They will be pretty simple as I don't have an English wheel or bead roller,but they are definitely on my list of tools I need. but I think I can whip up something with out them.
What I do have is dimple dies so this one trick pony is going to dimple die the hell out of whatever I make under the hood. Ive gotten pretty far but its not coming out symmetrical as I would like because of the intake tube on the drivers side and the radiator cap ..... idk what I'm going to do for access to it. Ive seen beautiful metalwork done on engine covers but alot of them cover the access to serviceability to the radiator cap or oil fill without taking off covers to get to them meaning removing bolts to get to something. I am hoping I can make something serviceable. Any ideas?

It's just mocked up with tape and clecos right now but you can see the direction Im going.
What about forming/shaping your cover so that it can use ceramic-base magnets to hold it in place? Basically you just need to keep it from flopping around since a 'cover' is not used for structural support. Magnets allow for quick removal. You'll just need tabs placed that allow an 'easy grab' location to minimize the effort needed to remove the cover.
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Old 07-31-2021, 03:37 PM   #116
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What about forming/shaping your cover so that it can use ceramic-base magnets to hold it in place? Basically you just need to keep it from flopping around since a 'cover' is not used for structural support. Magnets allow for quick removal. You'll just need tabs placed that allow an 'easy grab' location to minimize the effort needed to remove the cover.
That is an excellent idea. I have magnets all over this truck and they work great, my outer bed floor boards are held in with them along with a lot of magnetic clamp holders. I am a fan of magnets and wonder why i didn't think of it myself. not enough coffee today, ha. Thanks
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