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Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191809 Fri Mar 03 2006 10:39 PM
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This is great to see. I hope I can keep up the same pace as I'm about 3 months behind you. All the sheet metal is off my truck and the engine is coming out this weekend.

Keep up the great work. I hope to post some pics of my progress in the next couple weeks.


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Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191810 Fri Mar 03 2006 10:58 PM
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46iP
It looks GREAT!!!!!!Running boards don't have a mark on them. They are great! On the front shot are those engine splash pans? I thought I remembered a post on those but never saw any. Great job and good luck

Dan

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191811 Fri Mar 03 2006 11:15 PM
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4T6,

I have the splash pans lightly bolted in place...more for safe keeping than anything. My garage is so stretched for space right now, the safe place for most of the parts is back on the truck..even if they have to come off again. The splash pans did turn out darn nice. The grease/oil makes a good rust proofing agent, so there was little or no pitting.

The running boards turned out OK. They are 5 foot wonders. When you get up close, the PC did not cover up the pitting and you can see some spot welds where the mount hardware is welded underneath.

But I was going for durability as I am building a driver...So I have to remind myself not to be so picky!

Keep at it...it was not fun for a few weeks...but it gets better!

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191812 Fri May 19 2006 05:41 PM
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It has been awhile....I have been busy working on the truck instead of sitting at the computer. Here is my Do-it-yourself paint job. I made a paint booth in the garage using a large blue tarp hung from the rafters. Yep, I wore all the safety attire while painting....

Take a look.

OK, here is my attempt at using Restoration Series tractor paint from Fleet Farm. It is not show quality of course, but since I am building a driver and my pro paint job had to be put on hold, it is getting the job done....

box shot


The cab side of the box

Another coat will be applied soon, but I need to prime a pile of other parts before I break out the red again.

Here is the cab and hood sides almost stripped out...

link to cab and hood

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191813 Sat May 20 2006 07:06 PM
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A productive Saturday....I applied the correct color paint to the engine and hope to set it back on the frame in the next day or two. I held off on cleaning up the tranny as a T-5 is probably in the near future.
Engine is all painted.

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191814 Fri Jun 23 2006 08:13 PM
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It is starting to look like a truck again......

this is where the tear down process stopped in January.

June 23, 2006

The cab is back on the truck and bolted down. The box is set in place but I need to cut the bed boards and paint the bed strips before I am ready to mount the box to the frame.

My goal for the week is to get 2 of the three stalls in the garage back in use for parking my other car and SUV. The MRS is tired of parking outside when she has a 3 stall garage!

Engine work, bed building and starting on cab details is up also in the next week.

As for my paint job...I am sure you can tell, I did it myself. I ran out of $$ and will have to come back to the body work later. I can say that sanding priming and painting have been a rewarding experience. I wish I could paint and do body work better.

Anyways...still making progress....

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191815 Fri Jun 23 2006 10:04 PM
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46,
I think you have done an outstanding job! I am dreaming of the day i can say the cab is back on the truck.
Rich


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Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191816 Sun Jul 23 2006 03:08 AM
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$34.00 worth of wood...

along with new bed strips, paint and hardware....

And a lot of time...

Cutting the boards, applying marine spar varnish, painting the bed strips all took time. But I think it turned out pretty nice for the few bucks I have invested in this part of the project. My father-in-law and I spent a couple of hours cutting the bed boards to fit. My old boards were good enough to use as a pattern.

So putting it all together is how I spent my saturday.

Best part was having my 11 year old daughter help. She likes to help when we see progress fast!

Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191817 Sun Jul 23 2006 03:20 AM
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46 In Progress. Sure is coming along fast.Looking real nice. When do You sleep? grin



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Re: The saga of my 46 04/23/07 update almost back together
#191818 Sun Jul 23 2006 06:33 AM
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Great progress....I think I need a new monitor for my computer because I know you said the bolt was gonna be painted dark blue with black fenders, but on my monitor it looks RED....lol

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