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'Bolter
Wow nice!


1950 Chevrolet 5-Window Canadian manufactured 1-Ton with Dump Bed / Hoist
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
I have tried to cancel my order for the lower front LH fender patch, as all these vendors “have it, but don’t have it.” I’ve been tagged along and shipping pushed back, so I have tried to cancel the order, but now they won’t let me. I’m a little censored to say the least.

I have begun making my own patch instead. I discovered upon closer inspection that the rust wasn’t nearly as extensive as the other side. So, I’m elbows deep, screw reproductions and wait times.

Building compound curves by hand is HARD! I need an English wheel…🤔

Hours: 467

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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'Bolter
Reading through your post history on this truck. Really pulls at the heart strings to see this come together.
I lol'd at the english wheel...sometimes the tools end up costing more than the vehicle itself!

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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
It is special to the family. I want to push harder to complete this for my uncles and aunts. We went to a community social/fundraiser/dance last night and many of my relatives were there. I updated them on the “I’m so close to primer that I can taste it” situation. They were excited.

The good thing about tools is that you’ll have them for life!

The last couple days I have been able to have uninterrupted shop time. What?! My guppies went for a sleepover at my in-laws so I took advantage. I finished welding out and metal finishing the lower front fender patch I started. It will require a skim of filler and you won’t be able to tell. A person likely couldn’t see it even without the filler, as one would have to lie under the fender and look up to see the repair.

I hammered and dollied the lower door edge and ground it a little straighter. I might tweak it a little more, but it’s really close. Again, a little filler because of the fiasco mentioned above, but it should be invisible when done.

I hung the left door and am quite happy with its fit. The bottom right corner isn’t perfect, but I don’t care at this point. Nor did I before hand. It is good enough. I then realized I forgot to reinstall the door window “stopper bracket” that sits inside the door! It would have a been a whole lot easier to install with the door skin removed…🤦🏼‍♂️ Despite this, I got it installed, it just took longer than necessary.

I opened up my new engine wiring harness and I am in the process of trying to loom it and lay it into position. I had to remove and modify my first ecm mount to hold the new relays. A few brackets, buzz buzz with the mig, grind smooth and it looks pretty good. I will continue to work on laying the harness in position. Afterwards, I’m not sure…

Blow apart for priming?
Wire a bit more and start the engine for the first time before paint?


Thoughts?

Hours: 472

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Back from Dominican Republic…it was gorgeous there…and was down right ridiculously warm at home! I could have gotten so much done on the truck while it was warm at home. Got home and it tanked. -32°C overnights, some snow days at school because of the cold…ugh.

But it has warmed up again! So…

Inner front fenders’ old rubber coating wire wheeled off and prepped for blasted.

Parts loaded in trailer. Odds and ends, hood, front fenders, inners, rear tubs, core support, bed sills, tailgate. Ooo doggy.

Bed comes off tomorrow.

Haul stuff/bed to blast booth Wednesday.

Excited!

Hours:474

I didn’t count the tear down time today. It wasn’t actually like “work.” 😎🦊


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Sand in the underpants, anyone?

I’m excited to get this box stripped down.

1. Strip, prime, body work, reprime box and move it to my house to await paint.

2. Repeat #1 with hood, doors, inners, front fenders, core support, odds and ends/brackets, etc.

3. Cab strip, prime, body work, reprime.

4. Paint cab.

5. Paint box.

7. Paint large pieces and odds/ends.

Time to mask up bolters. My forearms are going to be sore!

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More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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Posts: 2,191
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Nothing set in stone, but I was sniffing around yesterday. It’s a shade darker than original. Quite nice. Has some greyish tones in it in certain light.

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,191
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Sand in the underpants…

I’m very glad that I chose to blast these reproductions down to bare metal. As I blasted tonight, there were areas that flaked off well before the media got close, there were areas with grease streaks from the stamping under them, areas with fingerprints, slightly rusty areas, and some areas that I couldn’t figure out. Not what one would want to base a paint job on. I’ve heard some people have never had a problem, but from what I’ve seen here…yeesh. I wouldn’t.

I’m not quite done. We ran out of buckets of sand and had to refill them, it was late, had to 180° the box to finish up the end pieces, so we shut it down for the night.


Hours: 476

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,191
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Fox Offline OP
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Hours: 478

Box blasted!



https://photos.app.goo.gl/tMZBGXmVcxpJCfAL7


I thought y’all might find this interesting.


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More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 6,675
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Fox
I thought y’all might find this interesting.
That's a pretty cool setup. thumbs_up


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
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