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8/31/21 11:29 p.m.

Pouring rain today, so I went into town and picked up some pipe fittings to try and improve the pressure blaster. Also picked up a wack of fasteners - I'm REALLY looking forward to putting the frame together. Took SkinnyKid2 to a small tour of the highschool he's attending next week (not mine - I feel it's important for teacher's kids to be out from under the shadow of their parent. That comes with a thread - if they mess around, I WILL bring them to my school, and I WILL ride them like a rented mule).

Also did some cabinet blasting with some small stuff. Trans crossmember, bed floor risers, bag mounts, etc....

Fabricated the "patch" for the hole I cut in the frame to clear the AC pump.

Flipped the cab on its back and finally sprayed the bottom. Used my wee touch-up gun.  Very little overspray, and it fits into small nooks and crannies well.

Super easy to move/flip the cab when it's on tires:

solfly
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9/1/21 8:08 p.m.

Is that the same primer on the bottom of the cab or something else?

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
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9/2/21 12:36 a.m.

Same black primer.  I had sprayed everything up top, but really needed to wait for it to cure before I could flip it over and spray the bottom.

I seam-sealed the bottom today, and hope to spray Raptor tomorrow.

solfly
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9/2/21 4:04 a.m.

Oh very interested in the raptor liner.

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9/2/21 7:28 p.m.

Raptor sprayed on the underside of the cab. This is so when the frame is finally painted (maybe tomorrow), the cab can go on and stay there, and I can focus on paint prep.

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9/3/21 10:22 p.m.

NOTE all of you doing a stepside: the aftermarket rear cab supports are not made at the correct angles. I followed a youtube video and altered the inner rocker flange end to fit, but I should have altered the floor-side flanges to fit - the "shield" used on stepper cabs attaches to the cab support, and needs to be perfectly inline with the rear of the cab so there are no gaps. 

I needed to bend a sort of off-set flange in these shields to attach to the drunk shape of the cab support, but accurately fill the gap on the outer body. These are pop-riveted and 2K Seam Sealed into place. I hope they stay.

And the frame and some frame-related bitties got primed (it's upside down in this pic) The hard part was getting the frame out of the shop and across the yard and up on saw horses all by my lonesome.  Wish I had friends (grin):

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9/4/21 4:48 p.m.

Last night I hosed two cans of Eastwood "Internal Frame Coating" through the boxed sections of the frame as well as my notches, which of course leaked out of every orifice.

Eastwood had told me previously that you can spray an epoxy primer over their IFC, but could only guarantee that it works with Eastwood Epoxy Primer.  I figured I would chance it.

Except that if I sprayed Epoxy again, I would have to wait 4 hours before I could final paint down. So off to KMS Tools to get a gallon of reducer for my epoxy and I sprayed it as a sealer (as per data sheet), which means I can spray colour in 30 minutes.

Nothing wrinkled, so I'm probably good to go.

Sprayed PPG Delfleet Essential gloss black over the frame and bits I primered yesterday: 

Taking a break until next weekend, so I can relax for the first time this summer.  Wheeee!

Next Summer's goal: Colour!

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9/5/21 11:56 a.m.
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9/5/21 10:27 p.m.

Met a new fellow in the neighbourhood, as I went around trying to find three guys to help carry the frame back into the shop.  Seems all but one of my immediate neighbours are on holidays.

I dragged the frame out, but Mr. Robaxacet is saying "no" for bringing it back in myself.

Finished my trailer hitch and it's primed and sitting outside.  I'll spray gloss on it tomorrow.

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9/6/21 7:19 p.m.

Assembling the frame and some air ride components:

buenavides1
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9/6/21 8:28 p.m.

This classic car is slowly getting back to life. Have you decided on which wheels and tires to install? I really like the progress of this build even if it's a long way to go. 

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9/7/21 7:42 p.m.

Hitch painted, along with motor mounts, lowering blocks, and bed floor risers:

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9/11/21 11:42 a.m.
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9/11/21 6:51 p.m.

But of course, we cannot stop there, oh no no no:

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9/16/21 10:02 p.m.

Hitch and back of tank support:

I need a rain-free weekend to paint the rest of the rear suspension and some other bits.

Picking up interior and engine bay paint tomorrow.

Anyone guess what I made this for??

solfly
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9/17/21 6:09 a.m.

gauge bezel?

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
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9/17/21 9:07 a.m.

Nope. Good guess.

Racingsnake
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9/17/21 9:41 a.m.

Cup holder?

bgkast
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9/17/21 9:44 a.m.

Pig snout?

NOHOME
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9/17/21 9:48 a.m.

Thinking something to do with controlling paint supplies

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
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9/17/21 5:46 p.m.

Fully functional Wall-E replica?

 

Dusterbd13-michael
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9/17/21 5:49 p.m.

Airbag tank bracket 

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
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9/17/21 7:57 p.m.

Nope, none correct so far.

I'm hoping to add more to it this weekend.

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9/18/21 4:12 p.m.

Saw at Pick-N-Pull today:

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9/19/21 4:10 p.m.

And some Redneck Windchimes:

And a fuzzy picture on how to hold fasteners with MIG wire for painting:

And primer:

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