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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:37 am 
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Mark you had mentioned interest about painting so I figured I will post this too. Here is my first project that I picked up before I knew anything about working on cars. I did everything myself and so far it has come out ok...If I learned anything it is that if you can buy a replacement panel for a 50 year old dented to shit truck...you buy the panel! Of course I learned the hard way and did my best to bang out and fill the dents...

I painted the truck at a friend's abandoned house. I did it in June-Sept and the sandblasting happened right in the middle of Texas summer...while I was doing it a worker that my friend's dad employs came up to me and said "You sandblast this whole thing??? You work too hard!" You know you messed up when a Mexican concrete worker tells you that...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:42 am 
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Now I will post the pictures in the correct order...

I am in the process of changing the front end over to an '86 so that I get disc brakes and power steering. My first ever cnc machined part was a bracket to space the steering gear on the frame so that I didn't have to cut a big notch out of it.

I am also using a later model 5 speed to ditch the god awful dump truck tranny that was in there.

P.S. Painting stripes is an absolute BITCH


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:22 pm 
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My goodness you're busy!

The truck looks good. Is it about done now so you can focus on the Europa?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Yes thank god! All I really need to do now is swap the front end, weld up the exhaust and start putting panels back on the thing! The motor was rebuilt about 4 years ago and I broke it in on a stand a few months back.

The one poo poo on my plate is that I haven't finished painting the bed fenders and tailgate yet. I grossly underestimated the amount of work required to get the entire truck prepped for paint by myself. I quit my job last June to focus on it and the time just slipped away. I was scheduled to take a new job in august so that slowed things down considerably...The place where I painted it was scheduled to get torn down last october...then it turned in to november...then december...Now it is Feb and they still haven't torn it down. I am hoping for warm weather to return so I can finish those damn panels out there. I actually planned to paint the Europa out there so I really hope they decide not to tear it down yet!

Luckily I now know a few guys with booths who might take a bribe to let me spray on the weekend.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:35 pm 
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New cross member is in as of this afternoon...time to press on the new bushings and get the spindles in there!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:35 pm 
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Sandblasted the "new" crossmember...new ball joints and bushings again... and now my 50 year old truck has disc brakes!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:38 am 
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It's look'in pretty good!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Had to get my front tires refitted yesterday. The original installer did a piss poor job and they leaked from the rim. Everything is good now! Here is a shot of my bracket on the steering gear. Hopefully I can get that bolted up soon. I tacked the pipe bend up but I think I need to do mild S bend from the section that leaves the headers. My pipe is a little too close to the frame so I will probably need to drop it an inch or so to get it to clear the center cross member.

Cab may be on soon!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:52 am 
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Cab is on!

Here is my punch list for this week
Get glass and doors in this week.
Exhaust pipe up to behind the cab sorted.
Start assembling pedals/miscellaneous.

So done with this truck....DGAF


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:10 am 
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Nice paint job, any photo of the final output?


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