G-7107 - 6NJ22-2539 - 350793 "Emmaline".

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Re: G-7107 - 6NJ22-2539 - 350793 "Emmaline".

Post by D.R.H. » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:41 pm

Following up from yesterday, The hood is looking good and resting in the bed.
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I mentioned about the hood doing the flippity-flop and being damaged. Well the cowl was damaged too. I had to pull the dash today so I could get to the starboard side hood hinge. Both hinges had to come off so I could do a little more welding. I was lucky to get all four screws out of the hinges under the cowl and heat did the trick. I brought the welder to the truck and began to slowly weld the cracks closed. I made the welds smooth and am now ready for Bondo. :roll:
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I really like how the heat from the welder distorts the disfigured steel and then returns back to its' original shape.
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Post by D.R.H. » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:51 pm

I finally finished removing all of that old paint from my truck. O.D. on top, automotive high quality white just underneath, red gloss next then blue and another coat of O.D. then black and lastly, next to the metal was the 1st. application of primer. For some reason the roof was especially resistant to the paint removing wheels. It is finished and in primer. Tomorrow it will see several applications of O.D.

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Now in Rustoleum Red Oxide Primer.
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More on the way, stand fast...
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Post by D.R.H. » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:50 pm

"So others may Live". I know this is the motto of Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, so I'm humbly borrowing their slogan. I don't remember how I entitled the thread, but I made one concerning "The Pretzel" donor Chevy that I purchased in the spring of 2016. It has donated many many crucial parts to ole 350793, today the most important parts were installed. The Cab Corners...

This is a common sight on most Chevy's and Jimmy's and it is on both sides of my truck.
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Here is the port side that I removed from The Pretzel.
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I used this tool once before with tremendous success. I just had to have one in my kit, and with a Weasel restoration coming up it will help with patch panels. If anyone wants one, I found mine here; https://www.toolsource.com/pneumatic-pu ... HcQAvD_BwE...
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As you can see, it produces a flange The is very helpful in the avoidance of blowing holes in sheet metal with a fairly rusted backside. Proper care and measuring of the area to be patched is important. Then make the flange being careful not to tear the metal, and install.
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Spot welds are enough to hold the replacement panel in place. A little plastic body filler and some careful sanding and you're ready for primer.
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Ready for paint.
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I welded the 5 holes in the roof closed today too where the spotlight was installed. Tomorrow the interior of the Cab gets stripped and primed. :)
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Post by D.R.H. » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:27 pm

You know something boys, this hobby IS HARD WORK MAN :shock: !!! I guess if it was easy, everyone would be able to do it :) ... I am getting very close to end of the line with the BIG work. Today I painted the Cabin Green!! I wasn't feeling well at all but it had to be done. She Has 3 heavy coats of the Acrylic Lacquer I have had since 2012. I hope that the single gallon I have left will be enough for the Driver Door, Fenders, Side Covers, Tail Gate and Brush Guard.
Here are some photos of the Cab.

The passenger door has been stripped and painted already.
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The driver door needs some tune-up work done to it, the outer skin is loose on the frame and the upper hinge has something wrong with it too. I will be using my spare door instead.
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I will strip the new door and paint it, then transfer all the hardware to it in the next few days.
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Post by D.R.H. » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:05 pm

Well, I received the front sheet metal from the sandblasters yesterday. Just in time for a week of rain! So today I moved like H*LL to get everything primed and painted. I did not have enough time to get the fenders painted. But here are some photos of what I did get to.

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I have about 1/3 gallon of the Acrylic Lacquer left and that should be just enough to finish the fenders and the drivers' door.......I hope.
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Post by twinflyer17 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:02 pm

Wow, awesome job so far! It's been a few weeks since I last checked your thread and I'm impressed with all you've accomplished and the level of quality of your work!
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Post by D.R.H. » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:40 pm

Twinflyer, Sean, thank you very much for your compliment. I have been a bit busy and still have some very important work to finish before the rain and snow arrives. Today I was able to hang my tailgate on the bed. Walking around my truck has brought back memories of just how far from the ground the bed is. It seemed further when I was first installing the sides and head board, but now it seems more normal.

The hinge pin is remarkably straight for its' age. I want to think that the bed didn't really get that much use during its' life.
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Peek-A-Boo...
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As I said somewhere earlier in my thread, I am very grateful to have received this bed. I have seen only a few Chevy beds that are as straight as this one.
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I needed to drill the old cotter pin out. It was a bit smaller in diameter than the new ones but I like the new ones better. I also found only two matching washers in junk box that fit perfectly. I got lucky again.
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Post by D.R.H. » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 pm

Well boys, I stripped the new driver door today, here are some pic.'s and the first one is of the last of the Acrylic Lacquer. Just less than a quart and just enough to paint the dash.
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I was able to paint the top of the fenders two days ago but wanted to hold off painting the underside until the door was painted. I had just enough paint for two coats underneath.
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Re: G-7107 - 6NJ22-2539 - 350793 "Emmaline".

Post by napavalleyartillery » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:50 am

Dave:

Cannot access your mail account. Sending you a pm re weasel radiator.

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