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Old 10-23-2015, 11:37 PM   #131
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Front has been largely completely torn down and I am starting to remove the wax coating.

Tonight with the help of a friend we welded the holes in the firewall closed, and welded plugs in the larger holes. I will be cleaning up the welds and filling the gaps and leveling with metal filler. I also have to cut the studs that aren't being used off of the firewall. After that prep, and coat with bedliner.

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Come fill this big *** hole in my firewall where my A2W used to be
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Come fill this big *** hole in my firewall where my A2W used to be
Haha, I wish I had the ability to work on your truck. That thing is a masterpiece.
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So I have been making small progress on the build. Mainly working on the wiring and layout for it at this time. The plan is to get the wiring boards mocked up and fitment checked on the inside of the firewall then paint the engine side of the firewall.

Since it has been cold out I have been killing time with small projects. This time through the truck will be run with Carling switches so I have been making room for them. I took apart the headlight switch and fitted a piece of ABS in the stock headlight switch housing. I then mounted it in place with ABS Glue.



I also removed the gauge mount piece I made for the driver's side HVAC vent and replaced it with a solid piece of ABS in case I need another mounting location down the line. It still retains the ability to turn. This was also affixed with ABS Glue.





I am still putting together the materials for my wiring board. I am also starting to do some paint correction to panels as well. Plan to buff out all the lights and also have the fenders inside with plans for a full multistage correction on them.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:41 PM   #135
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heck yea man
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Well after some work the last few weeks I have bad news....

I found some serious frame damage on the truck once I was stripping everything down and have decided the frame can't be trusted for the build. I will be parting out the truck and moving on to a new challenge.

I am a guy who has always strived for good looks and because of that my builds have tended to be slow and expensive. As a personal challenge to myself and just to mix things up I will be picking up a dirt cheap S10 and seeing essentially how fast I can go for as cheap as possible.

I have appreciated all your guys posts, comments, questions, etc. I will post a new thread for the S10 which has already been dubbed "Dime Store Hooker" and I hope to see some of you in the new build thread. It may not be pretty, or anything insane, but I promise it will be entertaining.
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Why not get another frame?
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Why not get another frame?
Frames around here are running 1,200 - 1,600. It would probably cost me $2,500 to get a new frame and get it cleaned up and painted. Between that and having to do the work I already had done once on the frame I would rather just start a new project.
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understandable.

1 just landed in the Junkyard out here looks like it had light sheet metal damage more than anything and probally high milage and or V6 usually kill any value on them.

just not sure how much it would be to ship.


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understandable.

1 just landed in the Junkyard out here looks like it had light sheet metal damage more than anything and probally high milage and or V6 usually kill any value on them.

just not sure how much it would be to ship.


GLW New Project!
I appreciate the info and the kind words. It is honestly time for me to do something new anyway and I kind of want to do this to prove to myself I can just build something to be quick, it doesn't have to be perfect and still can be fun.
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