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Re: 1940 Restomod build
20Mercman #1405738 Mon Apr 12 2021 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 20Mercman
As I post most of my updates from my phone
I use an iPad which is just like a phone but bigger. I think most phones have a place to type notes, unless you still have a flip phone. Now thats real “Old School”.


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Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1405791 Mon Apr 12 2021 09:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 113
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Originally Posted by Phak1
[quote=
I use an iPad which is just like a phone but bigger. I think most phones have a place to type notes, unless you still have a flip phone. Now thats real “Old School”.
That's funny, I upgraded from my flip phone 8 months ago....true story.

Steve

Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1406490 Sun Apr 18 2021 02:58 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 154
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all;

Thanks for checking in and following along.

Regarding the phones, I just got a new one. I had mine in my back pocket and must have leaned up against something as I cracked the screen. I had an expensive screen protector, which was didn’t crack, however the phone screen was in tough shape. For 5 bucks/month more I went from 2G fo data to 6, while the phone itself costs 20/month. I chose the websearch Pixel 4A-5G as it has an upgraded camera. I am curious to see if anyone can tell the difference in the quality of the pictures.

Monday was a day off for me and I spent it checking the dimensions of the rear suspension. Something was amiss as the diff was 3/8” off of center and before I welded everts final I wanted to confirm everything was correct. I spent pretty much all of Monday measuring and resetting the suspension in an attempt to figure out what the issue was. In the end I never found a “smoking gun” which I guess is a good thing, sort of? The only thing I could figure might have been the issue was that the coil overs may need longer extensions to keep them aligned as they seemed to be leaned towards the front which may be causing the off-center issue.

Since everything measured out okay I spent today welding everything out. I was laughing at myself in the afternoon though, if I was a better welder I could have been done sooner! Instead I would weld it on and then spend the time to grind it off so it looks good. I felt like I was done around 3 but want to finish so I pushed through to get completed. I finished up about 5 as it took me some additional time to sweep up all the grinding dust!
The one picture shows the grinding wheel I used today, I have never worn one out before!

Stay safe,
Steve

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1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll! (SOLD)
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1406563 Sun Apr 18 2021 05:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,211
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Great progress. per the re-typing. I type in my text, post it, then go back and edit the post to add the pictures.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

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Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1407418 Sun Apr 25 2021 04:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 154
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello, thanks for checking in and following along.

Yesterday was a pretty good day at the shop. I didn’t get as far along as I wanted...I took on too much again and had to leave unfinished. At least I am consistent though, right?
I only have a couple big pieces left to get epoxied. The tailgate, the dash and the box bed trim pieces are the last of the big stuff. Annnnddd, well since I am painting, I might as well make a day of it, right? I have a box of parts waiting for just such a moment so I loaded up.
I then struggled to get the momentum going. The cabinet blaster was not working properly so I spent almost an hour sorting that out. Same thing happened when I switched to the blasting bay, the small pot was plugged and a hose needed to be replaced. That took me longer to figure out the issues as I was not the one who left it like that so you have to methodically work your way through it.
The good news though is that once I got going it was pretty smooth sailing. I got the parts blasted, finding some more pin holes so those got welded up. The dash had some holes drilled in it I didn’t want, so I filled those. By the time I was ready to quit for the day I had all the parts hung and washed, ready for paint.
Once I get my poop in a group today, I am heading down there to toss a couple of coats on.

That is all for today, stay safe.
Steve

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1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll! (SOLD)
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1407586 Mon Apr 26 2021 10:48 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,271
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Crusty Old Sarge
Around here I have to fix it before I can use it, spend a lot of time cleaning up some one else's mess.


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1407603 Tue Apr 27 2021 12:48 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 154
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again, thanks for checking in.

TUTS, I agree and as a Father I am well used to having to; fix, clean or find something before I can use it. At the shop I generally don’t mind fixing things seeing as I am getting pretty much a free ride on my build. It is frustrating though when you have a plan for the day and it gets sidelined like that...
I was at the shop again today, the plan was to get the cab reinforcements glued on. Not too ambitious, I was trying to take on less so as not to have a repeat of Saturday. As usual it took me longer than anticipated, but I got them done. After that I re-mounted the doors and then devised an alternate way to mount the fuse panel holder. I machined a spacer to allow it to pivot and get access to the underside or back. I am not too sure how useful it will be, mostly it was an oh poop this as I had forgotten to weld the mount prior to painting and now I don’t want to grind and weld in there...
That was it for the day, social butterfly as I caught up with everyone there. Nice to see people once in a while!

Stay safe,
Steve

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1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll! (SOLD)
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1413658 Sat Jun 12 2021 08:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 154
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all;

Thanks for checking in and following along.

It has been quite a while since my last update. April 27 thru May 22 I worked 12-14 hours days straight thru. Work wise we were prepping for the annual outage and then executing it. We also took possession of a new-to-us home May 20th which was the last day of the outage. Leading up to moving day on May 29th, we were packing and preparing for the movers. We are now settling in the new place, finding places for everything. We had been in our previous home for 20 years and were quite cozy, uprooting everything and then settling in a new place is sure difficult. I can't find a thing in the kitchen!
I was able to get in to the shop today. I have been avoiding it actually as I figured I had a major issue I brought on myself. Spoiler alert, it all worked out okay. The last things I had been working on were the rear cab reinforcements and then putting the doors on for body working.
I put the doors on and then used the epoxy adhesive to glue the reinforcements in place. I left the cab with the wedges and clamps in place and as such could not close the doors. When I made it back in to check on it, after I removed the clamps I tried closing the doors...."ummm, that's not good" the drivers side door was waaay out of alignment and sagging by about 1/2-3/4"
At the time I had only been stopping in to check in and when I saw that, I was filled with dread that I had somehow twisted the cab while securing it to the dolly. I had then glued the reinforcements in place and I was thinking the worst, that I had fixed the twist in permanently. Sooooo much work to sort that out...
So today I started by confirming that I had not mixed up the hinge locations. When I removed them, I engraved each part with the location, so I didn't think I had it wrong. The issue wound up being that I had flipped the cab hinge and installed it essentially upside down. When I got it in correctly, the sort fits as it did before removal. The one lower hinge 1/2 had been "adjusted" at some point to align the door. When I was cleaning it up I thought briefly about straightening it and then I came to my senses and left it alone.

Whew!!!! Glad it all worked out.

That sorted, I dug out the latches and handles so the body person can latch the doors closed and not have them flopping around.

Stay safe,
Steve

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1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll! (SOLD)
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1418644 Thu Jul 29 2021 04:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,271
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Crusty Old Sarge
Been awful quite Steve, anything new?


Craig

Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1423498 Fri Sep 10 2021 02:03 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 154
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Helloooooo there!

Folks, it has been a while huh?
Life has been busy in my neck of the woods so I have been taking a break from the truck.

I have left the bodywork, for the most part in the hands of the shop. Working through with the body guy as to the level of perfection I am looking for, I got a bit of sticker shock. I am not going for a show winner, rather I want something that I am not afraid to use as a daily driver.
The estimated hours to complete the truck is around the 400 hour mark. Even with a discounted shop rate the total will be North of the 30k mark. I am far enough into the build that I want to see it through, I am able to still put in hours to reduce the overall cost so that is what I will have to do.
I left the truck freshly primed with epoxy. Some work has been done to prep the parts for bodywork which revealed an issue with adhesion on the rear fenders. The rear fenders are new and came primed. I did not fully blast them to bare metal, rather I “tickled” them to remove the shine. They were sanded and cleaned prior to applying the epoxy primer. While prepping for further bodywork the body person used compressed air to clean off the accumulated dust. The air got under the primer and caused it to flake off in several places.
Sooooo, it was back into the sandblasting bay to get the fenders back to bare metal and then a sand and then a spray with epoxy.

2 steps forward and 1 step back?

Stay safe, stay healthy.
Steve


1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll! (SOLD)
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
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