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 Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!

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PostSubject: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   12/23/2011, 7:08 pm

Well I have finally started on the metal work on the double cab.
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cut out and replaced the right side today no filler yet!

a few pics of today's effort
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this is what I found under the fiberglass and bondo
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cut all the bad out
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new metal!
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and with a little white primer on till I can finish
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and as of tonight
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I'm hoping to have it done by the Lakeland Show, not sure I'll make it but I'm going to try! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   12/24/2011, 2:03 am

Now that is some nice work!!! occasion

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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   12/24/2011, 3:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   12/28/2011, 9:05 pm

Had a day off and made a little more progress Very Happy

I found a lot more rot in the passenger door than I was expecting
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when I started grinding I found this Shocked Smile
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making patches Cool
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after welding 6 different patches and a little grinding Smile
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and after a quick skim coat on the door as I had to get it back together so I can get to work tomorrow Smile
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Going to try and get more done Saturday!


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/1/2012, 2:14 am





Today's update

Was able to spend a little time on the truck this morning so I

pulled the door back off and smoothed the welds a little more
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And I put the first coat of filler on the dogleg

looks a lot better but I do have a low area at the weld that I need to address

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the welds look a lot better


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BTW that's white primer on it so it doesn't look quite as bad till I get everything ready for paint



Here is the door after a little more work

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I'm going to roll with this one but I'll keep my eye out for another door .

the more I look at it the rougher it becomes.



The outside looks OK but the bottom is kind of wormy I patched the holes but I'm not sure how long it will last.

I'll keep enough paint in reserve so if I find another one I can match it.


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Oh well looks like I'll be buying a rocker if I can find one!


and so I put the door back on I may try to sand blast the inner rocker metal tomorrow




Y'all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR and be safe !


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/1/2012, 2:31 pm

Nice job Tom.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/3/2012, 8:29 pm

Well I'm in a bad mood Mad
Monkey Nut doesn't have Gerson's rocker in stock and
with Gerson's 15% price hike it's 57.50 for the rocker and then 30 bucks shipping from
Colombia. And Then there's the issue that I'd have to modify a split
double cab rocker.


So for $25.00 versus $90.00 I have decided to
modify a bus rocker.
Won't be funky green metal but it'll work Smile

I'll pick up one and start chopping it to fit!
Starting to wonder if I'll have it done for the Lakeland show.
It may be in primer BUT it will be there ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/8/2012, 6:39 pm

I did a little more patching today
went from this
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to this

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straightened the seams
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worked on the door and dogleg some more
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Finished the rear rocker
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I also cleaned up the inner rocker and gave it a coat of OSPHO
because the new one should be here tomorrow!


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/11/2012, 10:08 pm

OK guys here's tonight's progress
The rocker was not even close in shape and is to short so...

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cut welded and bent the lip to the right shape
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took the other half of the new rocker and attached it along the bottom
and put the modified piece on top and this is what I got!
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I think this will work
I ran out of wire Mad so it's held on by a couple of screws

Tomorrow I'll get a new roll of mig wire and weld the two pieces together then weld it in Very Happy Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/11/2012, 11:11 pm

Very nice! Looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/14/2012, 6:53 pm

Today's progress
I don't have any pictures of the welding of the rocker (I got busy and forgot to take pictures!) but here are the results after grinding and a quick smear of filler
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All the metal replacement on the passenger side is finished and the body work is all roughed in so I'm on the rear.
The truck was hit on the right rear and repaired sometime in the past and the engine compartment lid was bent and does not fit right.
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I have a replacement lid that I am going to use but the opening needs a little tweak to get everything to fit right
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Wish me Luck
I'm going to pull the it redneck style using a tree and a come-along!
only need to pull the area less than an 1/2 inch so I think I'll be OK


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/14/2012, 7:23 pm

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/16/2012, 11:56 am

Just a small update
I spent almost 4 hours trying to get the rear engine lid off and finally resorted to cutting one of the hinges off and opening the panel up to remove the nut plate
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but I won the fight in the end
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The new lid fits much better but there is still a lot of work to do to straighten the opening

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I found more rust behind the engine compartment seal to fix so I'll weld up the cuts around the hinge when I repair the rust


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/25/2012, 6:56 pm

Tuesday's progress
Went from this
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All the repaired areas are in hi build primer and after I block it a couple of times all should be good

I had a huge oilcan issue and I wound up replacing a piece of the rear panel and sectioning the remaining steel to get it straight but I won the fight in the end!

Now on to the other side !


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/29/2012, 12:18 pm

very nice work tom!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/29/2012, 3:48 pm

yesterday's Progress

I went ahead and sanded all the lower truck and put it all in hi build primer
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still needs the drivers dogleg replaced and the nose needs some work but at least it's all one shade of primer

the rear looks a LOT straighter now
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I like the two tone effect and am thinking I may go that route with a tan lower and white top

What do you think?
EDIT FOR CONTENT

I have decided to stay with the white!


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   1/29/2012, 5:20 pm

Looks great! I like the two tone effect too.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   2/17/2012, 9:35 pm

Latest efforts
Drivers dogleg and door done
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And I have fixed the dents and repaired the rust in the gates
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and I'm almost done with the nose
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The progress continues but I don't think I'll be done by the Lakeland show but I'll be there in primer!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   2/19/2012, 11:54 am

Tom that is some great workmanship it's turning out very nice , Keep up the good work

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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   2/26/2012, 10:14 pm

The weekend update
I replaced the seal area for the deck lid seal, I used a piece of angle iron to make it you can see the new metal for the seal at the top
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With the completion of that all metal work is done now I have alot of blocking and sanding to do
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spent the rest of Saturday afternoon on the rear and passengers side and it's about ready for paint.


I got tired of sanding and needed a break so I decided to replace the 3rd door window with a pop out from Wolfgang's I can't say I'm real impressed with the fit or design.
After priming the opening
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the outer seal is not on yet and I need to adjust the window to the opening some more. I'm going to paint the frames black and the hinge body color so it will blend in better.

Window popped open
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I'm not going to weld the window hinges and latch in as suggested because, if I had to do it over I would have bought new seals and stayed with the original windows,and I may do just that later.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   3/6/2012, 9:47 pm

I'm a lot closer to paint Very Happy
I've finished the pop outs.
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Got the passengers side in final primer the rear window area and the rear is done!
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straightened and painted the rear bumper, looks a lot better.

Going over the nose one more time and then all the little spots.

I hope to get all the prep done tomorrow, then on my next day I have off paint.

That's my plan but things seldom go as planed!

I got the paint for the truck I went with Matrix single stage urethane in white. Matches real close to what was on the truck.

I got a gallon which will give me 6 sprayable quarts with reducer and hardener. I think that will be enough. I'm not spraying the interior or the inside the bed.

The next update should be the truck in color!


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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   3/6/2012, 9:59 pm

Can't wait to see it!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   3/7/2012, 6:22 pm

WELL I think It's time to stop until after the Lakeland show.
I have to work just about every day until the show anyways.
The truck looks presentable as is but there are still a few little spots to finish
so I'm going to hang the bumpers back on and call it good for now.
I'll get back after it again after the show.
Here are a couple of pics from today
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Wanted to get it done but I'm out of gas! if I keep pushing and try to get finished
I'll screw something up for sure! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   3/29/2012, 2:07 pm

Nice work as always Tom Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/1/2012, 2:49 pm

Hey Stuka !!! How you been??? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/1/2012, 4:11 pm

Hey London....doing great and a little busy. Don't want to HiJack Tom's thread so
I'll stick something in the miscellaneous section....Jerry
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/1/2012, 6:54 pm

Hi Jack away Jerry!
Good to hear from you!!

AND TO KEEP IT OFF SUBJECT
Here is a pic of the truck from the LAKELAND show Very Happy
and by the way I sold the

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I hope to get back on the truck in a couple of weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/9/2012, 12:24 am

Got the roof painted Saturday and I put the the final spot putty on all the little areas

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I also got the inside of the engine deck lid painted
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I'm going to wet sand and paint in the next couple of days

so hopefully by the weekend my truck will be in color!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/9/2012, 10:35 am

You are making great progress Tom. It looks like you are very close to finishing up this project, can't wait to see it finished.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/11/2012, 11:22 pm

OK peeps I'm pooped so I just copied what I put up on the samba

Got the double cab ready for paint yesterday afternoon.

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And masked up after supper.

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AND GOT IT PAINTED TODAY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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And put back together this afternoon!

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Was a long day stoped about 8:30 tonight but I'm glad to be almost done.

I still need to do some jam work paint the front bumper and a little cleanup but it looks pretty darn good.

I don't think I'll worry about buffing the paint as I'm only going to scratch it up again.

The main thing is I FIXED THE RUST! maybe it will last a few more years Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/12/2012, 8:46 am

Turned out Sweet!!!!! Great job Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/12/2012, 10:24 am

That is one CHERRY Double Cab Tom. Awesome Job! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/12/2012, 10:25 am

Thanks Guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   4/12/2012, 7:10 pm

It looks awesome! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   5/2/2012, 4:10 pm

Well guys it's finished!
I have the truck all back together, the lights are working and the tilt has a new canvas tarp.

Now a few pics
This was the truck before I started. These pics was taken a while back .
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It didn't look to bad but the rust was becoming a problem.

After
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The rust was cut out and new metal welded in.
The Klonkercrap doglegs and rear door rocker turned out good.
I'm still going to keep my eye out for a good passengers door but this one will be OK for now.
I'm happy with the look of the Matrix single stage paint and I'm leaving the stripe and logo off.
Overall I'm Happy with the way everything turned out.

And finally a pic of both the toys!
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Thanks for all the comments
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PostSubject: Re: Working on the double cab IT"S PAINTED!!   5/5/2012, 5:30 pm

Looks great Tom, like the single color paint job better, looks like stock now!!!!
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