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Old 01-27-2007, 06:57 PM
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Sick and tired of welding, but look what I got done!

I meant to post this last week. . .I was sick and had nothing better to do, but I forgot

I put some finishing touches on the shaved rain gutters, did some grinding and put the last patch in the drivers kick panel. Still need to grind all the floor pan welds down in preparation for eventual bedliner. At some point this truck was gone over and painted brown, then primed again by the guy I bought it from. . .its nasty sanding through everything, and its rough lol. There's going to be more plastic in this cab to straighten it out than I would want, but I guess I gotta do with what I have

I think all I have left to do is the passenger side cab floor, which isn't nearly as bad as the drivers floor. Already did the rain gutter, corner and some seam repair on the passenger side. Once thats done, maybe I can get a few volunteers with strong backs to help me flip the cab on its back so I can do the cab mounts and treat and coat the bottom. . .then it should be good enough to go back on the frame

Just a few pics, I have passenger side ones somewhere, I think on my Windows XP drive, so only drivers side for now


Here is the rusty before's:






and the afters. . .that need some bondo









All that work, probably puts me at 80+ hours so far into that cab. . .and even with a filtered breather and doors open, I think I inhaled enough fumes to brain my damage
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:12 AM
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Looks good so far.
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Looking good Steve.

Keep trying to imagine what it will look like completed. I know how hard it is to stay motivated on a long term project.

Of course call me when you are ready to flip that cab.

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Steve,
I'll volunteer for the cab rolling, just to take a lesson for what's ahead on my project. PM when you're making ready.

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:20 AM
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Good idea!,

"Cab rolling" could be one of the next Olympic sports...

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Old 01-31-2007, 08:05 PM
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Word Thanks for the compliments guys It is hard to keep motivated, but atleast I'm at a point where I can have multiple projects to jump back and forth from.

I'll be sure to bug the heck outta yall when it comes time to roll
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I use to live in Newport News too bad I'm not there I'd help you roll that cab
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Aha! I see you've gone under ground. . .and you came from Newport News. . .my Spidey-Senses tell me you must be an ex-pimpin' **** running from the feds?

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Aha! I see you've gone under ground. . .and you came from Newport News. . .my Spidey-Senses tell me you must be an ex-pimpin' **** running from the feds?

LMAO not hardly it was a move I needed to make so I could work
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LMAO not hardly it was a move I needed to make so I could work
Yeah, sure it was *wink *wink. . .I hear yah, loud and clear
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What kinda welder and voltage/amps?
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Um. . . .Lincoln WeldPak 3200 HD. . .110v, ?? amps?

Dunno about amps, but I do know it has taken care of everything I have thrown at it, from frame welding to welding on my axle tubes. Tubes, are pushing it, I preheated the area with a torch first
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Steve, your doing a great job on the truck. Call me when you need some help with that cab. BTW, I know a guy that used to be a Drill Instructor at Paris Island if you need some motivation
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Talking Idea!

I know what we can do. Lets have a g2g @ Steves and we can all take turns rolling the cab over. At least that way you'll have plenty of help! Just don't know what condition the cab will end up in! lol
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Lets have a truck pull... with his cab
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