55/58 Chevy Truck Project.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:01 pm
Top notch work! Beautiful truck.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:47 pm
GregStith wrote:Top notch work! Beautiful truck.


Yeah but he will never be finished with it. He's a perfectionist and will always find something else that needs tweaking! :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:00 pm
GregStith wrote:Top notch work! Beautiful truck.


Thanks man I appreciate it.

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GregStith wrote:Top notch work! Beautiful truck.


Yeah but he will never be finished with it. He's a perfectionist and will always find something else that needs tweaking! :wink:

You may very well be right, but my goal is to prove you wrong. One day it will be finished.lol

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 am
Hey Bam, just went through your entire thread again. Absolutely jaw dropping work. I hope all is well with you and I can’t wait to see some updates.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Wow! Just like the rest of your build, just the very best!
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GregStith wrote:Hey Bam, just went through your entire thread again. Absolutely jaw dropping work. I hope all is well with you and I can’t wait to see some updates.


Mark 51 Pittsburgh wrote:Wow! Just like the rest of your build, just the very best!

Thanks guys, I really don't have much to post but I got the doors and hood painted and I currently blocking the bed trying to get it ready for paint. I have to install windows, its getting there slowly but surely.

Here are some pics of how the doors and hood turned out.
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I was not going to post any pics until I had everything together but you asked.lol



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:14 pm
WOW! Looks great! cant wait to see it all done.
That hood is awesome! looks like a Factory job :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:13 am
That turned out nice. Thanks for updating.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:00 am
I had a major set back on the project. I had it to the point of test driving it around the neighborhood and everything was going fine and I was about to start the prep for the bed and notice when I removed some tape from the doors the clear came off with it. So I started putting tape all over the truck and snatching the tape off and it was just the doors that it was happening on. Then I remembered I used some Universal Clear that was recommended but I guess it did not like my basecoat. I could not find the clear I usually used locally. So I sanded the doors and scuffed the rest of the truck (the good areas) and repainted the whole thing to ensure I don't have any more issues.

Here is my makeshift paint booth
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Repainted
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Got things back together
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
Got the seat back today.
Here is a before pic and you can see the marks made on the seat of the changes I wanted made. I also had the seat back cut down about an inch so that is not stick up when you look through the big back window (its a pet peeve of mine).
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Well I got the headliner installed. I did it a little differently because I did not want that black gasket that goes around it.
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Here is a pic of the seat installed as you can see I had the seat back cut down about an inch so that is not sticking up when you look through the big back window. Like I said that is a pet peeve of mine.
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