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    I finally found the fenders I been on the hunt, more than a few moons, for my truck ...





    Yippy Ki Yi Yay ...
    (Found in deepest, darkest corner of the .....)



    For being 68 years old, their in pretty solid condition ...

    Just a few minor dents ...

    From what I'm seeing in the above photos, going to cut up a leaf spring (Brand new) and make a slapping spoon to float the dents out ...
    Looks to be a fairly large area to be pounding on ..



    Wonder If I will be able to see anything behind me looking at these peep mirrors ... ??



    Good thing the radio has a backup camera ..



    At least I'll no longer be bouncing my head off those West Coast mirrors anymore ...

    .... OUCH .... And a few other words that would make a "Preacher" blush .. !!
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    I'm liking this mixed Binder/Pan thread. Trucks and bikes just go together.

    Dat spring will make a waterfall of different spoons and working with clean steel is comfy. (Do not omit spoon posting.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    I'm liking this mixed Binder/Pan thread. Trucks and bikes just go together.
    I used to work with a GW rider who swore this was true, i.e. for 'trucks and Harleys'. One Monday morning he admitted to me that he had broken down on I85 over the weekend. He said he told his wife "I sure hope Dave doesn't ride by right now". LOL

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    Ya this thread has all that and a can of beans!

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    Got a good size chunk of spring steel to make a spoon from ...

    I might be getting the cart in front of the horse here a wee bit ..
    Not seeing the dented part of the fenders is a guess on how to make the spoon ..

    Going to be awhile before I get em ... Fellow said this weekend he'll get em off the truck and band em down on a pallet to ship ..
    Nice little trip their in for, bout 1,400 miles ...

    Got the nose pretty much where I want it ...



    Gotta fire up the rosebud to make the handle bends ..



    Primitive but functional ...

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    That's one ^^

    Think I'll wait for the fenders to get here before I make up some more ...
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    That tip style is also the best tire spoon tip style I've used.

    My mentor had two unbranded small spoons made of 1/2" round bar about eight inches long. He also had two flat (with radiused edges all round) aluminum spoons made of ~1/4" stock to protect alloy rims. Multiple small spoons get shit done.

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    How bout that ... !!
    Got it out in one piece ...

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    A bit of a chore to do ...

    The rubber is still like new (It was replaced a few years ago)

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    New glass is waiting for some body work to go down ..

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    Then it will be installed ....

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    One of my least favorite jobs, period. I give you kudos for doing it yourself.

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    Not overly fond of working with glass myself ...

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, got the rear glass to do ... Did get new seals (Again) for them ...

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    Reason for new seals is they are of a one piece design ... What was there was new (25 + years ago) but the ends just butted together and over the years a gap developed from shrinkage ..

    The door glass is also being renewed, that's going to be fun because of converting to electric windows ...



    Keyless power door locks are also going into the soup ...

    All the glass was done by me 25 + years ago ... Did the bronze tint back then, still in good shape but won't be reusing the glass ... Changing the tint to smoked gray, that tint only lets 44% of light though ...

    With the dark tinted side and rear glass and the Sun-Band green tinted windshield with a outside Sun visor (And inside visors off of a R-190 Heavy-Duty truck) just might have a problem keeping "Dracula" out of the cab during daylight hours ...





    Well, it could have been a 58 Fury ...

    ... /// https://youtu.be/jWLPYd9B-ds \\\ ...
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    That didn't take very long to sell the old glass ..

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    Kinda wild that it will be used in this R-200 D

    That truck is almost at the top of the line for the R Series trucks .. My truck is at the bottom of the line ..

    A tib-bit of History on the R-Series ...



    Only three of these Woody's was made ... This truck is the only surviving one of the three .. It's a R-140
    (There's the fenders I got coming from Iowa)

    Opps ... Better make that two ...

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    ... Surf's up ...

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    That woody is seriously bad ass. The father of one of the kids I coached restored old woodys and made a handsome living at it.

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    Old Woody' gives me wood ... !!



    ^^ 47 Mercury 4X4 ^^

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    Alrighty then ...

    Since I been looking at the ele window kit for about a year in a box .. Decided to get a start on the install ...

    This entails a full rebuild of the doors and windows ... Gutted down the driver's side door and was doing a cleanup on all the parts..
    New window tracks and cat whiskers are in hand ..



    First off was to get the vent window back to good ...



    The rubber seal is a re-pop that I installed (Years ago) and still is in great shape, which was a big surprise ...

    Powder-coated the vent frame ..



    Things was going well until I found the hinge broken ...



    Both screws was there, but only one was doing the work of two, it was hanging by a thread ...
    Tried to find a replacement, but didn't have much luck in that dept. .....

    So .... It's time to see how well of a repair job I can do on pot-metal ...



    Using the Super Alloy 1 from Muggyweld, gave it a shot ...

    Holy Crapola Batman, It works .... !!





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    That is really cool, going to have to check that stuff out.

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    Default Powder-Coat First ....

    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    That is really cool, going to have to check that stuff out.
    Did a nice repair on the hinge ...
    Laid on a Alum. look with the powder ..
    The Muggyweld stuff does not take well to the heat needed to cure the powder ..

    Soooooo ....



    Coming up ... !!
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    Fixed ... Again ...

    Didn't hurt the powdercoat much ...
    A touch-up with Alum plaint will hide the boogers ...

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    How strong is that stuff compared to the pot metal around it?

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    Seems to be pretty heathy ....

    But for the 350 degree melting point ..

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    Got it back to looking like day one ..

    More work that's going to take some time to do ...



    Putting a shine on the stainless trim and installing the whiskers ..

    But first ...



    Got a few dings to work out ...
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    Just remember, slow is smooth and smooth is fast

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    ... /// https://youtu.be/Alyx4QeRRdg \\\ ...

    I'll work on dat ...
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    The old glass channel sure gave up the ghost ... I replaced that new back when ...



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    West Coast Mirror mount holes are filled ...



    These weld backers comes in very handy ...



    Need to fill a hole in the windshield channel ...
    In order to get a backer on the spot going to need a person to hold the critter while I throw sparks ..



    The use of a interior creeper will be a great deal of help ...

    Going to be spending a lot of time on that when I get around to rewiring the harness ..

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    Back when I did the Body Swap I used the complete wiring harness from the 75 GMC truck ... Back in those days they used glass fuses ...

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    The stainless trim polished up nice, nailed on the cat whisker to it ...

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    Hole be gone in the window channel ...



    Once the doghouse is off will clean that up a bit better ...
    Be easier to get to ...

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    Think it's time to install the door wire looms ...



    Got a world of wires going into the doors ...
    Don't have any plans for speakers (Installed speaker in the kick panels), but will go ahead and run speaker wires just in case I get a wild hair on down the road ...
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    RUST .... Boy do I hate rust .. !!



    Wanted to get all the welding done on the doors before I started in on loading the interior parts ...
    This spot was repaired years back and was good for a number of years ...



    But rust is like the proverbial Cat ...

    ... /// https://youtu.be/lw2PgypoAaE \\\ ...



    Body work is easy, they said ....
    All ya need is a piece of sandpaper and a hammer, they said ..






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    Been waiting for the ordered glass setting tape to come in from Amazon ..
    (Tried all the auto part stores, again with the two head thingy)



    That was the last bit of work on the vent window ...
    Once all the welding is done, going to load it in the door (Temporary) for having the window glass channels mounted ... Then the ele window hardware can be installed ...

    Great, more rusty stuff ....



    These clips holds the felt channel to the door frame ...
    Not much grab is left in em ...

    Looks like new will be on it's way ...



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