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Old 04-10-2018, 06:32 PM
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Jake I’m going to install a sliding back glass in my 56. What seal is correct? I thought you just used a standard rear back glass seal.
 
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Looks good Jake! It won't be long now.

BJ, I thought of doing that to my 54 back in 98\99. But I decided against it. I thought it would help with airflow on hot days. Ask MidFifty what they would use.
 
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Jake Iím going to install a sliding back glass in my 56. What seal is correct? I thought you just used a standard rear back glass seal.
i tried the standard back glass seal from mid-fifty, I cut it trying to pull the rope around. Iím not sure if the seal was the wrong size or the rope wasnít lubricated enough but I ordered the slider rubber from midfifty. It should be in Friday along with my side window lift chanels.
 
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I managed to get the instrument cluster and steering column back in and completed the wiring for the exterior lights. I also got the rear fenders and tailgate back on.







The spots are because of the water droplets in the windshield
 
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I e finished wet sanding and polishing all of the bottom of the truck, bed sides, tailgate, cab and fenders. All I have left is the back wall, roof and hood...

My clutch started sticking, looks like a need to fabricate a stronger bracket to rectify the situation..

anyway, this is how she sits at the moment:






 
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You sure have done a great job and all in that attached garage! Well done Sir!!
 
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You sure have done a great job and all in that attached garage! Well done Sir!!

thank you Greg, the two car garage has certainly made for its own set of challenges but things have come a long way. I should have it on the road in a few weeks, just need to get the side windows working properly and make some adjustments to my clutch.

Also, I went with a brake light pressure switch and I canít get it to stop leaking...
 
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That is one hell of a paint job.
 
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That is one hell of a paint job.

thank you! The compliments mean a lot to me. This is my second paint job, both sprayed in a Home garage. This one came out pretty good, there are a few imperfections but Iím able to fix them with a little wet sanding and polishing.
 
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Its been a few weeks since Iíve updated this thread, Iíve been traveling a lot for work.

I purchased the sliding back glass rubber from midfifty as well as the extended door window lifts. The back glass is in, it was still a pain with the smaller rubber seal but itís in and it works.

I made a new clutch slave cylinder bracket and everything seems to be working properly, Iíve got about 20 miles in the truck so far. Iíve also mounted the wheels and tires and finished wet sanding the hood.

Im down to the odds and ends, I also need to finish the solid side glass which has proven to be a major pain in the neck.

I started back at school for my masters degree This week so things are going to slow to a crawl on the truck but Iíll get her finished sooner or later.

 
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Nice!!!!!!!!
 
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Love how it all turned out, great job!
 
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Excellent work!

Great stance; the paint looks fantastic... ; the wheel/tire combo really looks great with your build....

Sure is great to see someone bring it all the way to completion...

Excellent Work!
 
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Test fitted and stained the bed wood this weekend. I still have to drill the hole for the fuel filler then stain it.

hopefully Wednesday Iíll be able to put the first coat of epoxy on the wood, Iím planning on two coats of epoxy on all sides of the boards then wet sanding and spraying two coats of clear on the top side.
 
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what a nice car, will see when my one will be ready, but never in such great condition
 
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