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#1213627 - Mon Apr 17 2017 11:27 PM Here we go again...New 1/2 ton bed construction.
Fox Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 01 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: Breton, Alberta
As I continue to body work my 1 ton (I hate sanding!) I have begun to make a plan that will hopefully free up some cash to go towards seals and glass for the 1 ton.

Last weekend I disassembled my 1/2 ton box which has seen better days. Not super rough but not nice either. When I began to build a box for the 1 ton a couple summers ago, I also ordered and bent steel for a 1/2 ton box. Well, I began fabrication on the left side and front panel this weekend. I love working with fresh steel and knowing that everything will be straight, painted underneath and brand new!

Once complete, I will reassemble the old box loosely and hope to sell it and put the money towards the 1 ton completion. I will post pics as I progress.


Edited by Fox (Thu Apr 20 2017 10:50 PM)
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#1214071 - Thu Apr 20 2017 10:49 PM Re: Here we go again... [Re: Fox]
Fox Offline
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Loc: Breton, Alberta
Last couple days' progress. I have the front panel tacked together, the fender holes drilled, the stake pockets painted on the inside and the mounting surface weld-through primered. Going very well. I will next cut out the RH side frame kick up and then spot weld the pockets on.

https://goo.gl/photos/sKdjQbsMqxe9AHd1A
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1953 Chevrolet 1300
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More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
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#1214427 - Sun Apr 23 2017 10:58 PM Re: Here we go again... [Re: Fox]
Fox Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 01 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: Breton, Alberta
Today I sanded on the 1 ton box and then shot another coat of primer. This afternoon I cut out the 1/2 ton frame kick up, welded the stake pockets on and then cleaned up. Pretty good day.

https://goo.gl/photos/cpwfo12QqZQVLqgy8
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1953 Chevrolet 1300
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More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
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#1214637 - Tue Apr 25 2017 09:17 AM Re: Here we go again... [Re: Fox]
Brad Allen Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 18 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Looking good, nice work.
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#1214766 - Tue Apr 25 2017 11:03 PM Re: Here we go again... [Re: Fox]
Fox Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 01 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: Breton, Alberta
Thanks!
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1953 Chevrolet 1300
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More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
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#1215839 - Wed May 03 2017 12:29 AM Re: Here we go again... [Re: Fox]
Fox Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 01 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 777
Loc: Breton, Alberta
Top tubes trimmed, placed and tacked in position.

https://goo.gl/photos/iT6WxdMvvascq4vf8
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1953 Chevrolet 1300
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More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
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