55/58 Chevy Truck Project.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:46 am
Very Nice! Looking really good :clap:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:05 pm
I thought maybe you had retired!
Looking fantastic! You definitely have the ability to see a plan and follow it through.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:52 am
Doright wrote:Very Nice! Looking really good :clap:



'68 Coronet R/T wrote:I thought maybe you had retired!
Looking fantastic! You definitely have the ability to see a plan and follow it through.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:50 pm
I had to move the truck the garage to start work on the bed so I drove it around the block first and took some more pics.
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Here are some pics of the work I've done to the bed. I completely welded the bed and added a inner panel to smooth everything out. I installed tubs and did a little metal fab to make a smooth transition to the angle strips.

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I also smooth the tailgate and installed a 57 Chevy third brake light.

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Now to grind more welds and start block sanding.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:38 pm
LOVE! this build.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:12 pm
OldFatBald wrote:LOVE! this build.

Thanks man

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Well I been covered in dust lately but the blocking sessions is going great. This is what it looks like after the first blocking session and second coat of primer. I think I only have one more blocking of the complete bed in and out if I use a sealer, the panels will dictate that.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:52 pm
You are not a body man - you're an artist!
When I get to blocking my GTX I will use these pictures for inspiration! :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:35 pm
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:You are not a body man - you're an artist!
When I get to blocking my GTX I will use these pictures for inspiration! :goodjob:


Thanks man, much appreciated. I don't know about this artist stuff I just try my best and hope for the best ya know.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:06 pm
I decided to make my own bed wood because I don’t care for how busy the fleetside kits are with all those boards. I like the simplicity of how it looks with wider boards, so I talked to a couple of buddies of mine who done this years ago and they told me they had no issues going with wider board and their beds floors looks as good now as it did when they done it.
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Use a router with a rabbet bit to create the notch for the strips.
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I have not decided on a stain as of yet, but I’m leaning towards automotive clear to protect it.
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