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Forum: Paint & Bodywork 07-24-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By MP&C
May want to look at all the brake lines,...

May want to look at all the brake lines, especially at the fittings and where lines may rest against something (frame, axle). With all that rust, brake lines aren't far behind in failure..
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-14-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By MP&C
Yes, lots of drilling... Have some spare sharp...

Yes, lots of drilling... Have some spare sharp bits on hand.
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-14-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By MP&C
Bed floor is still available at dealer, front...

Bed floor is still available at dealer, front bulkhead "may" be, we didn't check on that:


http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1439887-ford-ranger-bed-floor-replacement.html
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 06-14-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By MP&C
Bed floor replacement

The process is rather universal, so I thought I'd add this thread here in the P&B forum as well.




Spent this past weekend replacing the bed floor in my Niece's Ford Ranger pickup.. To...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 06-14-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By MP&C
MOST factory sheet metal will be 19 gauge. To...

MOST factory sheet metal will be 19 gauge. To be sure check it with a set of calipers. Hot rolled typically has a mill scale that is a royal pain to remove and prep the panel for painting. So do...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-13-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By MP&C
We did change the shocks while the bed was off......

We did change the shocks while the bed was off... :-X04
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-13-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By MP&C
Ford Ranger bed floor replacement

Spent this past weekend replacing the floor in my Niece's Ford Ranger pickup.. To recap, the truck was very solid other than an area of the bed that showed some repairs had occurred:
...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 11-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Read First: Working with Metal
Views: 17,252
Posted By MP&C
The more I looked at our panel with the spot weld...

The more I looked at our panel with the spot weld carnage, the more I disliked the result, so with new linear guides installed, we made all new samples using stainless pop rivets to hold the guides...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 11-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Read First: Working with Metal
Views: 17,252
Posted By MP&C
Well FedEx brought a CL delivery, got a matched...

Well FedEx brought a CL delivery, got a matched pair of 48" linear rails. The two bearing blocks will have a material clamp bolted to each block, and used on one rail. We'll get a chance to try it...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 11-04-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Read First: Working with Metal
Views: 17,252
Posted By MP&C
Had a vintage hood side show up at the shop last...

Had a vintage hood side show up at the shop last night, the owner wanted a couple different versions of louver samples made up that he could hold against the hood on the car to better visualize. One...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 10-29-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By MP&C
Actually you would be better served to have...

Actually you would be better served to have radiused corners instead of a sharp 90. When your welds shrink, that effect will tend to compound in the inside corner of a sharp 90 for a sure-fire...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 10-29-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By MP&C
What is the condition of the paint? Is it...

What is the condition of the paint? Is it original? If you still have original paint or a repaint that has started to fade and oxidize, I would expect any solvent to take off some paint, just as...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 10-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By MP&C
Maaco (or most body shops for that matter) will...

Maaco (or most body shops for that matter) will not perform such a repair and warranty it. This was caused by a substandard factory assembly method (lap joint) that is used for speed of assembly...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 10-28-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By MP&C
Coming straight out from that hole on the bottom...

Coming straight out from that hole on the bottom picture there appears to be a lap joint, these are famous for trapping water and making rust. The factories use these for speed of assembly only, not...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork 10-21-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By MP&C
Dave, if these are items you are selling, do you...

Dave, if these are items you are selling, do you put them online (auctions, CL, etc) or local swap meets? I understand wanting to make them look better, but just questioning whether you see that...
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