The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1959apache, Feb 17, 2010.
yeah they do,this is a truck a friend of mine has me working on....
Thanks ShastaStyle, I want to go work on it right now, but am at my big boy job, so I can't
the seats in!!!!
It looks like the door panel script will work fine where it is!!
oh yeah I just sat in it, it is so comfortable and fits in the truck perfectly, I have like 4 inches more of leg room easy and gained about 4 inches more head room. This is definitely the ticket for you tall guys with these trucks.
I also fired it up after its 8 month slumber and man this thing is going to be killer when I head down to the car show maybe this next weekend.
I will put in the headliner and the visors tomorrow and will bolt down the seat and get it buttoned up in there. I will need to make sure everything else is ready to go, since the tranny leaked a little from sitting so long. Same with the rear end and the brakes. Easy stuff.
The interior turned out great! Nice work.
thanks Camaro Mike! I still need to put sound deadener, jute padding, and carpet in there, but this is a good start!
I decided to put the headliner and visors in for fun, I need to glue the headliner down, but for now this will work. Here is what it looks like:
Looks awesome Scott, impressive interior!!
Hi Scott.Maybe I missed it,but how did you do the script on the door panels?Thanks.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Thanks Eric! Your turn!!!
Hey Leo. Check the previous page, all of your questions should be answered
what kind of glue do you use to get that head liner to stick?
you have to use this interior glue that can stand a lot of heat (from sun beating down on the roof). The 3M stuff in a can is garbage and does not hold up to heat very well, which will cause it to become gummy and sag. I don't remember the name off the top of my head, but I will find out and get back to you.
thanks. My wife made a sweet headliner for me but now we need to figure out how to hang the damn thing
Holy shit man !!!!! Been a little while since I hopped on your thread. The interior looks SICK. great job dude. You make me want to get back on my truck so bad lol. I love the door panels, and your upholstery work is freakin sweet lol. Keep it up dude
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Can you shoot me a picture of it?
Thanks Green, its nice to have my own flavor on something that others appreciate.
I did a lot of checks last night and it looks like I maybe ready to fire it up and let everything warm up since some of the seals are leaking a bit from sitting; they need to swell. I still need to go through and make sure the bed is all bolted down, one brake cylinder replaced, and the fender braces installed. Other than that it looks like I am going to be driving this maybe around the block this weekend or next. I am still missing a couple braces for the rear fenders, if anyone has a couple laying around let me know.
This is the only picture I have of it laying over the side of the bed. It's vinyl and blanket stitched together
Okay if it is vinyl you really need to have it foam backed (really thin stuff like 1/8" thick), also known as headliner foam or cloth back it. The reason is because glues don't react well to the vinyl/steel and make it bubble/wrinkle before it dries... its a mess.. That would be a good start. I am going to be calling my bud at the upholstery shop and find out what brand is good for headliner.
:SCOTT.You cheated.They looked like you embossed them into the metal.Thats sneaky,but NEAT.Got to get NEW glasses one of these days.Hehehe.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Great little truck. Love the interior work you did.
Yeah, I cheated..
I see what you are looking at now. Cool idea!
I decided to get the bed all buttoned up, which includes making sure all of the bracing is installed for the fenders. I was missing two braces for one fender, so I ordered those, I also ordered the seat filler plugs as well (whoop-de-do!). I spent about a hundred bucks on stainless hardware on the bed since I ran out and spent several hours tightening the bed down and getting all of the wood taken care of so the slats are rattling. I also replaced the leaking wheel cylinder on the drivers rear, man it was really bad. I think this will fix my problem with low pedal now. I topped off a lot of fluids for the engine (some stuff is leaking because it was sitting). I also bought a new cork gasket for the tranny pan, which was hard to find. I am going to replace the gasket because its leaking again (son of a). As long as the brakes hold up and the trans stops leaking then I can finally drive this thing around! More to come this evening!! I will post pictures soon.
Alright here we go:
Here's the initial walk around...
The truck needed to be timed better and carb adjusted, but I took her out anyway
Listen for it....
After adjusting the timing and carb... man that fan is obnoxious... looks like I will be taking care of that soon
I actually got a "nice truck!" from a group of girls in their 20's from when I passed them horsing around below
finally back in the garage! It was very exciting to be able to drive it!!!
Love the videos! Great job! Nothing like that first drives. CONGRATS!!!
can't wait til I can make my first cruise. looks good
Thanks guys! Looking forward to working on it sometime today!
Great vids Scott, congrats on the drivable truck! Very nice! I may have missed it/forgotten, but what colour are you going to paint it?
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