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Projects Family Affair...resurrecting an AD Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Count Scrapula, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Count Scrapula
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    I sleeved the bolt hole so as not to crush the tubing when the cab was bolted down.


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  2. Count Scrapula
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    Front cab mounts installed ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381872849.897975.jpg
    Swinging the cab back in place
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    Me bolting back cab mounts
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  3. Count Scrapula
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    I don't have a pic, but the entire underside of the cab was coated with POR 15.


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  4. BBYBMR
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    You guys are doing a nice job! Great to see several generations working together.
     
  5. Count Scrapula
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    My son goofing off after setting the cab
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    Bolting on some rollers
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  6. Count Scrapula
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    Garage night
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    We decided to hang the doors back on so it would start looking more like a truck
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  7. J'st Wandering
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    I went back and read it all again. What a great build. Thank you for sharing.

    Neal
     
  8. Count Scrapula
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    In this pic you can see kick panels and inner cowl installed, but lots of work left on the outer cowl and firewall
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382101186.805339.jpg
    The rear is out of a '69 Mercury Montego, narrower than most people use on these trucks
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  9. Looks great so far! Lots of hours fixing rust.
     
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  11. Count Scrapula
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    Differential was in good shape, but we replaced bearings, seals, brakes, etc.
    Here's Dad bolting the rear end in for the first time. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382464744.956216.jpg
    Springs are from Chassis Engineering
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  12. Count Scrapula
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    Gas tank installed
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    While Dad was bolting in the rear my friend Tim put a skim coat on the cab corners.
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  13. Count Scrapula
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    I found this interesting repair on the tear down. Not one, but two safety pins.
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  14. Haha - well, you can never be too safe you know!
     
  15. shadams
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    What's the big deal? It's just the gas pedal....;)
     
  16. Count Scrapula
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  17. Count Scrapula
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    Sorry I've not updated in a while. For some reason the app wouldn't let me upload pics. I reinstalled and seems to be working.


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  18. Count Scrapula
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    Here I am welding up all the extra holes in the firewall. There were 50 of 'em.
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  19. Count Scrapula
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    Priming cab corners
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  20. Count Scrapula
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    Firewall primed
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  21. shadams
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    Nice....I feel sick everytime I look at pics of others doing the rust repairs. I am so glad I am past that part.

    Are you going to try and match the paint on the corners to the og paint? I found a Rustoleum hunter green that is almost a dead ringer for the og green, so on mine I am going to use it to spray the spots I repaired and then wet sand it to try and match. I eventually want to do a rear paint job but that should get me by while hiding some of the work I did. Should be too hard to find a black that matches...
     
  22. SanDiegoJoe
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    Such a great project.

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  23. Count Scrapula
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    Yes, blended the paint. Base coat black with no clear matches the sheen well. I WILL NOT paint this truck. I want it to look like it did when I was a kid.


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  24. Count Scrapula
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    Test fit of engine and fabrication of motor mounts
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  25. Count Scrapula
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    Another angle
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    Here's how I made the motor mounts
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  26. Count Scrapula
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    The seat is out of a late 80's Chevy pickup recovered in oxblood red cause that's the color it was when I was a kid. I remember my Mom making the seat cover and matching steering wheel cover for it in the 70's.
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  27. Count Scrapula
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    Here's a pic of Dad behind the wheel as we're getting ready to load it up to take it to get exhaust.
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  28. Great thread! I'm building a 54' myself. Love lookin at other peoples work


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  29. Count Scrapula
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    Here's where I cut the original brake pedal mount.
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  30. Count Scrapula
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    After cutting the brake pedal mount I made a template out of 1/4" plywood for the new master cylinder.
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    After welding the new master cylinder mount in, this is the way looks in the frame.
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