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

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by TonyinKC, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. vwnate1

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    A Good Job Well Done

    Man that looks nice .

    I'm supposed to go home and begin working on my engine but it's cloudy & damp , maybe I'll go inspect my recliner for lumps instead....

    Gotta make sure the cushions are proper and the mechanism works correctly too :rolleyes: .
     
  2. ssexton1

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    Tony:

    Did you use decals for the tailgate lettering, or did you have it painted?

    --Sandy
     
  3. TonyinKC

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    Hi Sandy. That's paint---not decals.
    Tony
     
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    Do you mind sharing your painter? It looks great. I went to a body shop today and they said to just leave it alone. But I really like your's.

    I finally got the electrical working along with a kill switch. Now I am putting finishing touches, like decals, speedometer cable attachment to Hydramatic transmission, installing a right side mirror, rear view mirror, seat belts, etc.

    The only other problem I have right now is keeping it running, it is dying on me while driving. Taking it to a local mechanic this next week.
     
  5. Zig

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    Years from now, when I paint my white GMC tailgate, I plan on taping off the letters and using a very sharp razor blade to cut around the letters. I plan on red letters outlined in yellow, so I will have my work "cut out" for me...
    I'm not sure that's how you do it if you want a show quality paint job or not, but it will work for me~
     
  6. Slinger53

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    Great work Tony! I have a great appreciation for guys bringing these back to "better than new condition" and trying to stay true to original. Excellent attention to detail. I think everyone is entitled to do what they want with their trucks, but when I see one that has been hot rodded up, I usually ask myself, now why did they do that?? :) I will be waiting to see the finished product!
     
  7. jinaeve

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    That's flipping incredible Tony!! Looks better than directly off the line. Nice work!!!
     
  8. TonyinKC

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    Thanks guys. I'm really trying to stay more or less original, but a few modest upgrades seemed to be in order: 235 instead of my original 216, radial tires, and 12v rather than 6v.

    I'll keep posting photos. This has been a four year project and I'm really trying to push to get this done.

    Tony
     

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