I installed my cab over the weekend (and now my poor back!)

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  1. TonyinKC

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    I spent the weekend installing the freshly painted cab onto my chassis. It's taken a few years for this to finally look like a truck again. I can't wait for next weekend. Hope everyone has a good week.

    Tony
     

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  2. Lakeroadster

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    Blue, By You

    Stunning... she's a beauty.

    Do you have a build thread? It would be great to see what you started with and how your truck has progressed to this point.
     
  3. Zig

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    Man, my back hurts just looking at that!
    Installing the cab between engine and truck bed had to be nerve racking to keep from scratching the paint on the bed or the engine!
    Love them wide whites!!!
    You really have a truck to be proud of there, Tony! Beautiful!!!
     
  4. 50 Chevy LS3

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    Beautiful truck!

    This is one beautiful project!
    I agree with Lakeroadster, this one needs to be consolidated into a single build thread.
    A build thread with LOTS of pictures.
    This could end up a sticky.
     
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    Beautiful. What a great looking truck, Thanks for sharing Tony.

    We really do need a like button.
     
  6. steve l

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    Your truck is looking amazing....I hope to be there soon....
     
  7. TonyinKC

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    Thanks guys. I'm not sure how to do a build thread, but it sounds like a good idea.

    The guys at the front counter at Classic Parts in Riverside have gotten to know me by first name now after making so many trip there.

    Tony
     
  8. Greg_H

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    Where did you get your transport blue paint formula? I was going to have them scan an original paint chip.
     
  9. TonyinKC

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    Greg, I had some original paint on the inside of my gas fill neck that looked pretty fresh. My paint guy matched it. I think it is pretty darn close.

    I can give you my paint guy's number if you're interested?

    Tony
     
  10. Greg_H

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    I had my original paint scanned and have a new paint chip that looks even better to be scanned so I think I am OK. I was just curious if you had found a published paint formula. You can find paint codes on several of the paint web sites but that doesn't mean that you can get it mixed in modern pigments in my experience. Thanks, G.H.
     
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    looks sweet

    Tony you truck is looking awesome for sure cant wait to see it all come together .
    thanks for the pics/motivation
    Robert
     
  12. Kens 50 PU

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    Wow!

    Tony, I can't come up with words to describe how awesome your truck looks! Looking forward to seeing front fenders and hood on! Awesome!!!
     
  13. TonyinKC

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    Thanks guys. I really appreciate your encouragement. It's taken me four years to get to this point. This is really the fun part.
     
  14. coilover

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    You sure don't waste time on your weekends---reminds me of the kid that quit school because they wanted him to take recess.
     
  15. Bilbo

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    Very nice truck. You're right about this being the 'fun' part! Every time you show progress it makes you work harder. It's kinda like a "Self-Propelled" project!;)
     
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    Looking Good !

    Way to go Tony ! .

    Looks like a real stunner there .
     
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    Very nice. I think my truck was origionally this color....history shows 3 blues, 2 greens and a few panels have red.
     
  18. Greg_H

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    So does it have fenders on it yet? I find myself checking back constantly for new pictures.
     
  19. TonyinKC

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    Hey Greg. I've been busy running wiring. I'm going to wait and run the engine--make sure it runs good before I put the front on. It's ready to go--just need to hear the engine run like it should. Here are a few more photos to show what I've done in the last 2 weeks.

    Thanks for checking. I'm glad to share these photos. The trucks bring us together. It's the friends that keep us here.

    Tony
     

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    Dadburn, Tony! That truck of yours looks like it will be rivaling Ken's50's truck!!! Absolutely beautiful work and attention to detail!
    I'm sure we *all* look forward to seeing how that turns out, as much as you are!
    Good luck with firing that puppy up!
     

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