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  • #61
    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I should have saved some of those punch slugs from back in my working days. We recycled pounds of those and they would have been free for the taking. In my next life......

    Dan
    HaHa I don't actually save those, I'm just slow getting them tossed out.
    Looking through that little pile, there's slugs from construction paper, gasket material, shim stock, aluminum, and C.R.S. You never know around here.


    So, I was back in the shop today (someone left it a MESS! ) .

    I'm out of bolts and wires to remove from the cab.
    We are nearing final cleanup inside the cab. Dressing welds checking for pin holes, sanding, epoxy, lizard skin, and paint the interior.

    My wife said You aren't going to leave that are you?
    She's talking about the radio slot that was hacked out with a pocketknife to accommodate a single din radio.
    Honestly, I don't think it bothers me, but now I'm wondering if I should change it back.

    Should I want to spend twice the money for a radio that sorta looks old? What say the Bang Shifters?

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    • #62
      Nah. But you could make a little plate to cover the hole for now. A spray can later and it'll look fine.

      Dan

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      • #63
        I like a working radio in my cars. Don't have many requirements after working. What "look" are you going for? Nothing wrong with putting a single din back in. If it's going to be a driver that's what I would do . My friends in 90's with C10s keep the original radio or block off plate and mounted a new radio under the dash or in the glove box. This is what I would do for a show truck.
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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        • #64

          Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
          Nah. But you could make a little plate to cover the hole for now. A spray can later and it'll look fine.

          Dan

          Originally posted by Russell View Post
          I like a working radio in my cars. Don't have many requirements after working. What "look" are you going for? Nothing wrong with putting a single din back in. If it's going to be a driver that's what I would do . My friends in 90's with C10s keep the original radio or block off plate and mounted a new radio under the dash or in the glove box. This is what I would do for a show truck.
          Thanks guys. No plans for a show truck, just a nice weekend cruiser.
          I know I wasn't clear, but I need some tunes for road trips.
          I think I'll pick up a single din unit to make sure the hole fits and run with it.

          The new to me blast cabinet is tuned up and working.
          The clutch/brake assy, emergency brake assy, and hood hinges got blasted and painted today....Yay for small steps
          I think I might be avoiding more grinding
          A.K.A. Brian
          Jack of many trades-master of none

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          • #65
            It looks like the recovered junkyard K5 seats will work out.
            Another bite processed.


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            • #66
              Did this same thing to get Cloth Seats in the Marrakesh Express. 2 different era Ford Vans. Sitting a little higher now, but my ancient body (hips) like it on the long rides

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              • #67
                I decided to convert the truck to electric so delete the gas filler hole.

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                Also, the slightly blistered spot welds at the rear of the cab finally got deleted.
                I've been trying to ignore them, but in the end, they had to go.
                New inner and outer patches.
                I used a slight overlap on the skin panel due to not being able to hammer/dolly the seam.
                Rank amateur, I admit it!

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                  • #69
                    DANG!, my eyes are getting bad.................................







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                    Life really is harder when you're missing a digit on your IQ score.
                    A.K.A. Brian
                    Jack of many trades-master of none

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                    • #70
                      Mine too! Maybe one of the youngsters can read it.

                      Dan

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
                        Mine too! Maybe one of the youngsters can read it.

                        Dan
                        My eyes are getting pretty bad, but the lens from my welding helmet was compounding the situation.
                        With a new lens I can see more gooder.
                        A.K.A. Brian
                        Jack of many trades-master of none

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                        • #72
                          I snuck into the fab building today with high hopes.

                          The power went out just as I laid down on the floor to grind a few low welds....

                          Oh well, at least she's gettin' naked for me


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                          • #73
                            Kermit Green dude - that is really sweet. From the opening pictures to this - bravo
                            Livin the dream

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by 99_ls1 View Post
                              Kermit Green dude - that is really sweet. From the opening pictures to this - bravo
                              Thanks! I'm starting to believe it can be saved
                              A.K.A. Brian
                              Jack of many trades-master of none

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                              • #75

                                This is the last remaining green on the cab.
                                Most of the welds are dressed.
                                I found two new "thin spots" that need to be addressed, and a few pin holes.

                                WIfey is off this coming week, her choice of entertainment??????

                                BATHROOM REMODEL!?! .............yay!


                                As John McClane would say "Yippie Kai Yeah........"


                                Happy Sunday BS'ers

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