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Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 09:22 PM
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Posted By donsrods
I forgot one picture, this shows how the bolt...

I forgot one picture, this shows how the bolt comes up through the assembly and how it is held in place by a wooden block under it all.
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
I've seen the same thing happen to boat vinyl...

I've seen the same thing happen to boat vinyl seats, Bob. Not sure why that happens.

My little project for today was to get the gas fill finally glued into place. I thought about how to hold it...
Forum: Builds! 08-03-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
I've heard that about jeans. I think, if I...

I've heard that about jeans. I think, if I remember correctly, that blue jeans are dyed and that dye must come off until they are washed a couple of times and then it sets into the fabric.
Forum: Builds! 08-03-2020, 10:23 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys. Certainly not a show car, but it...

Thanks, guys. Certainly not a show car, but it will be a cool little driver I think. And I won't have to climb over the side any more !


I called an upholstery guy today that we have used...
Forum: Builds! 08-03-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Yep, here is a picture of what we are going to...

Yep, here is a picture of what we are going to stick through that hole. It is actually the top of the old fuel tank that we cut out and made into a flange. We will put the panel adhesive all over...
Forum: Builds! 08-03-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, Skip. Do you mean the hole on top of the...

Thanks, Skip. Do you mean the hole on top of the cowl ? Right now it is just a hole. We are going to insert the original Ford fuel tank neck up through that hole and use panel adhesive to glue it...
Forum: Builds! 08-02-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys. I guess all the sanding and...

Thanks, guys. I guess all the sanding and filling are like having a baby......the pain is only a memory after it is born. I am SO over not having to do any more body work on this thing. The bed...
Forum: Builds! 08-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Yesterday we started out by finishing up a few...

Yesterday we started out by finishing up a few small details on the body, like mounting the gas pedal, making a couple of holes to run brake lines and more wiring through, and stuff like that. I...
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2020, 10:55 AM
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Posted By donsrods
I've never used Rebel Wiring, but I have seen a...

I've never used Rebel Wiring, but I have seen a lot of good reports on their products and service. Glad you got it figured out, Trip.
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys, I appreciate the comments. ...

Thanks, guys, I appreciate the comments.

Today was kinda of a fun day, we are finally to the stage of bolting on parts that are painted and finished. Such a change from all the sanding and...
Forum: Builds! 07-30-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys. But I really have to give 90% of...

Thanks, guys. But I really have to give 90% of the credit to my son Dan. He has given up all of his days off and many evenings to work on this thing with me. When I look back on all the pictures...
Forum: Builds! 07-29-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys. Today I went to the shop and...

Thanks guys. Today I went to the shop and sprayed another coat or two on all the seat framework. I will let that dry for a day or so and then bolt it to the floor for the final time.

I am...
Forum: Builds! 07-28-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,531
Posted By donsrods
So sorry for your and your Mrs. loss. Life gets...

So sorry for your and your Mrs. loss. Life gets tough sometimes, and we have to enjoy it while we have it.
Forum: Builds! 07-28-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,811
Posted By donsrods
Today I wheeled the body outside into the...

Today I wheeled the body outside into the sunshine to see how the interior bed liner came out and to let it cook in the hot sun for a while. I am satisfied with it, and it will calm down even more...
Forum: Builds! 07-27-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, Kenny. It feels like we are finally...

Thanks, Kenny. It feels like we are finally starting to get near the end on this one.

Tonight I went to the shop and was not happy with the way the bed liner dried on the tunnel and floor. It...
Forum: Builds! 07-27-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,811
Posted By donsrods
I forget sometimes how far this car has come and...

I forget sometimes how far this car has come and how much work it took to get it here. This body was far from perfect and needed a lot of work to get it even somewhat straight. Since I am far...
Forum: Builds! 07-26-2020, 11:51 AM
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Posted By donsrods
This first picture is when Dan and I were...

This first picture is when Dan and I were starting to build the frame for my current rpu. Hard to believe this was something like 9 years ago ! The other 3 pictures are when Dan owned this body...
Forum: Builds! 07-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, Skip, and you are right, this car...

Thanks, Skip, and you are right, this car actually started out as a four door sedan. My son Dan was building it as a four door, and one day I went to the shop and he had tape lines on it where he...
Forum: Builds! 07-26-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Today we got the entire body wiped down and taped...

Today we got the entire body wiped down and taped up so we can shoot the thinned down bed liner onto the entire interior tomorrow night. It will protect every surface and since it is designed to go...
Forum: Builds! 07-24-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Got all of the T nuts installed today and...

Got all of the T nuts installed today and temporarily bolted the seat back into place. The guys from the upholstery shop a few doors from my shop came over and took notes about how I want the seat...
Forum: Builds! 07-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,811
Posted By donsrods
You are welcome. Home Depot even carries some...

You are welcome. Home Depot even carries some pieces of Starboard, but they are generally 2 x 2 foot pieces and I needed bigger pieces, so I went to a local shop that specializes in making things...
Forum: Builds! 07-22-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Yep, it is used in the marine industry a lot...

Yep, it is used in the marine industry a lot because it will not ever rot like plywood. Basically, it is plywood made out of plastic. It is not cheap, the two 2 x 4 x 1/2 inch thick pieces I am...
Forum: Builds! 07-21-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Ya know sometimes the simplest solutions are the...

Ya know sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. We went to Home Depot and looked at tons of cabinet and door hardware, thinking we might find some setup that we could mount at the top of the...
Forum: Builds! 07-21-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 226
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Posted By donsrods
Yep, it is a good product, and we are looking at...

Yep, it is a good product, and we are looking at it and another product , Raptor bed lining spray. If you thin down the bed liner it comes out pretty smooth but with a nice texture. Plus, it is as...
Forum: Builds! 07-19-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,811
Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys. Dan and I were talking about it...

Thanks guys. Dan and I were talking about it last night, how it looks like we are finally getting near the end. When you start building seats and talking about upholstery, that seems pretty good. ...
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