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Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1432770 Wed Dec 08 2021 12:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,609
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Crusty Old Sarge
Steve, it seems like it's all the small parts that take up the most time. This thing is really coming together, you'll be bolting parts to the chassis before long.


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 #1432900 Thu Dec 09 2021 03:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again;

Thank-you Doyle for the offer. I would love to add your plate to the wall.

Body work continues, all the small parts and the running boards have been completed to the slicksand stage.
I have decided on a paint scheme...
Part of the decision was based on the desired look, with concessions on my part because of the cost for the body work. The one thing I cannot do without is gloss black fenders, so the time was spent to get them done to the level needed. The cab exterior and everything else will be charcoal grey, but in a matte finish. The engine bay and firewall will be black as well.
I am still working out the interior, at the moment I am leaning towards charcoal grey. The rims will be a tractor red and sport wide whitewalls. With some subtle touches of red pinstriping to tie things together, I think it will really gel the look and I am looking forward to seeing it!
I have attached a couple pictures of some trucks I found on the web. The 1st black one is the one I have been using as my muse. The 2nd black one shows the contrast between the gloss fenders and matte body. The grey one is for contrast of the black/grey combo.

best wishes to all ,seasons greetings!
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Sun Dec 12 2021 04:52 PM. Reason: Grammar

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 #1432911 Thu Dec 09 2021 04:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,609
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Crusty Old Sarge
I like where you are going with this, the gloss fenders and Matte gray body will look killer together. Personally I lean towards red for the interior, that's just me though.


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 #1433294 Sun Dec 12 2021 05:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all;

Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement, it does provide me with a boost of energy to keep going. Of course I am not contemplating quitting, waaay too far gone for that, but your comments do help.

I am really looking forward to the end result, as that is the main driver for me now.
Had I known then what I know now….
If Mother’s were the same way, there would be no more “natural childbirth”!!

Thanks again folks,
Steve


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 #1434184 Mon Dec 20 2021 02:10 PM
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Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Good day all;
As always, thank-you for checking in and following along.
I realized that I never posted the update that I wrote for Sunday the 12th.
It went something like this…
I wasn’t supposed to be in the shop this week, so today was a bonus day. I had intentions of getting a few parts so far forgotten about, blasted and coated with the epoxy primer paint. The paint booth was occupied, so I switched gears and worked on some polishing. I had a basic understanding of how the polisher works, and figured I could work out the finer details as I learned. I did alright, trying different wheels, pressure/force and clay, etc. All was good right up to the point the wheel ripped the headlight bezel out of my hand and threw it across the room. I thought to be more careful and also changed how I was presenting the bezel to the wheel, but it happened a 2nd time so I stopped. Thank-fully the bezel seems to have suffered only minor damage. I think I can polish it out….
I will do some research and chat with the guys to get the best method or I may just need to do it by hand.

I was in the shop yesterday, Dec 19th and as the paint booth was unoccupied I was able to get the parts I had tried to previously blasted and painted.
It was a pretty uneventful day, I had the shop to myself so I could focus and avoid distractions. I was done by 3PM and off for a shower and go get some Christmas shopping done.

Stay safe, best of the season to you and your families.
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 #1436710 Sun Jan 09 2022 08:27 PM
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Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again;

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Ours was less than perfect, though there were some very special moments. New year's Eve was also my 49th birthday, but we were pretty exhausted and wound up calling it an early night.
The temperature here has been below -20 C for about 3 weeks now and to say we are ready for some warmer temps is a mild understatement. Cabin fever and hibernation have been constant companions it seems!
My brother came to visit over the holidays and due to the family emergency we were only able to see home for a few days. Couple that with the weather and our exhausted state, we were not the best of hosts. We did get out and do a couple fun things; bowling was a good time and we spent an afternoon in the woods snowshoeing.
The truck, right you probably want to hear about that? I was in the shop after work on Thursday and the cab was done. Chris was just finishing up on the driver's door and it would be ready to go for slick. The next steps will be to remove the cab from the frame and paint the frame.
"Do you know what that means Marty?"
It means I can start bolting stuff on final!!!!

1.21 GIGAWATTS at 88 MPH!!

Happy New Year everyone, thanks for checking in.
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 #1437500 Sun Jan 16 2022 03:39 PM
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Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Good morning;

Thanks again for checking in and following along.

The bodywork is done!

I am sooooo excited, with the bodywork done I can finish the frame. With this weekend being a long weekend, for me at least, I wanted to blast out ( sandblasting pun intended) the frame. Friday I stripped the frame of all the piece that could be removed. My son gave me a hand and we got the frame mounted to the rotisserie.
Saturday was a 12 hour marathon. There was still some welding that needed to be done, underside stuff I was waiting to get done on the rotisserie. Once done welding, I went over it with a grinder making things as pretty as possible. That took me to about 2PM, then I moved into the sand blasting bay to clean it up for paint. After that it was off to the paint booth for 3 coats of paint.
By the time I got home it was after 9 PM. I am sitting here having breakfast and trying to get my back to loosen up a little. I need/want to get back to the shop to get all the unbolted parts organized, blasted and painted too. I am struggling with motivation at the moment…
The frame paint I used is an industrial epoxy from a company called “Hempel”. It is very reasonable cost wise, the 1 gallon was under 100.00 which compared to the U-Tech product is less than 1/2 the cost. The shop prefers the U-tech for body parts but likes the Hempel for frames. I like the finish as it looks, to me anyways, to be a satin. It has a gloss, but not a high shine and I think it looks factory applied. Coverage it really nice as well, sticks where you put it and doesn’t want to run.

That is all for now,
If I can get up the energy to get going, I will post again later. I am going to get going, I am too excited to be moving this forward to quit now. Besides the shop is deserted so I don’t have to compete for tools or compressed air.

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 #1437565 Mon Jan 17 2022 01:53 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again;

So I made it into the shop.

In order to take advantage of the empty shop I needed to get the remaining frame parts blasted and painted. Suspension parts like the 4 link bars, torsion bar, transmission crossmember, differential housing, spindles and front frame brackets.
I started out pretty stiff and sore from yesterday, So I was relieved that once I got going I loosened up. I was not intending on spending the same amount of time there today, I was trying to work quickly to save a bit of my Sunday to relax.

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 #1437585 Mon Jan 17 2022 04:37 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,058
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
🤤🤤🤤 Wow.

Looking great, fella!!!! Hey Doyle! I think a spring time brew/burger might be in order to make sure the bolts Steve has installed are tight!


I found lots of motivation too when shiny stuff started going on for the last time. I’m very excited for you. 👍🏻


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Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1437704 Tue Jan 18 2022 03:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 180
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again;

I was in the shop again today. So thankful that I did not have to make my usual commute this morning. Mother Nature in her wisdom decided that a full day of rain would be a great idea. This, after 3 weeks of -30C weather. The roads are covered in 4” of compacted snow and now we get a crapload of rain today. This morning was a nightmare of freezing rain and the ditches were littered with wrecks. Now, tonight the temperature is supposed to dip back down to -20C, is this end of days?

I hope not because I want to finish my truck.

As I mentioned before, I was in the shop today. The plan for the day was to tidy up my mess from the weekend. I had all the painted parts in the booth, which I needed to clear out. The remaining parts removed that weren’t painted also needed to be stored away. Mainly though I wanted to remove the tires from the rims and get them to the powder coating shop. Heading over to the shop was treacherous, at least until I got out of my subdivision, so I was very concerned that a trip into the “big city” would not be a good idea. By the time I was ready to leave the shop, it was still raining, but the temperature had warmed up enough that the roads were safe enough to travel on.
The wife and I made the trip in with out incident. I dropped off the rims at the powder coater and also got a tour of the facility. They have 2 ovens which are huge! They have the space to do my entire frame if only I had known…

I did not take any pics today, I will post some of the rims when I get them back.

Stay safe,
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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