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Forum: General Chit Chat Yesterday, 10:33 PM
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Posted By simps80
I spotted this sweet creation my truck grew...not...

I spotted this sweet creation my truck grew...not sure why but it decided to imprint the sillhouette of a man with a very large hat who bears a striking resemblance to Juan Valdez

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Forum: For Sale / Wanted Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By simps80
https://bringatrailer.com/ not sure if they will...

https://bringatrailer.com/

not sure if they will list it
but that site gets a lotta traffic
for YOUR trailet I am sure they would jump at the chance to auction it

whats the "feel comfortable...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By simps80
bring a trailer with a good right up and links to...

bring a trailer with a good right up and links to the build thread!
set a minimum
it will go nuts
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
epic pain in the ash oh, this reminds me. the...

epic
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ash

oh, this reminds me. the hardware. I didn't get all this hardware cad plated. kinda wasn't the 'fit' for the end game...but in retrospect, it would have saved time.
basically...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
some other miscellaneous. got a little carried...

some other miscellaneous.
got a little carried away while the testors kit was out LOL
These amber ones are NLA, same dimensions and type as the red ones...just amber for the front fenders. they...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
the heater box was a mess, disassembled it,...

the heater box was a mess, disassembled it, cleaned it up, put some rust converter on it, then gave it a few coats that matched pretty good. Ordered a new core, aftermarket part APDI/PRO 9010346 is a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
the pewter paint from jt outfitters is a good...

the pewter paint from jt outfitters is a good match.

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
I was just 'ok' with this next part, but it was...

I was just 'ok' with this next part, but it was fine.

dug out my testors model kit from about 1987 and painted the yellowed letters, painted the needles too...turned out ok. maybe new pewter on the...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
thanks Matt. 6 pages 24 months and conservatively...

thanks Matt.
6 pages
24 months and conservatively more than 2000 hours..
and it aint done yet.
good thing the labor rate is $0 per hour, pretty sure that is the only way we will stay in the black!...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
lol yes not the wire hack taps that were all over...

lol yes
not the wire hack taps that were all over the rear of this truck
thats why they call you ol' sharpshootin dead eye ingrid
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
thanks guys! it is nowhere near Marco level of...

thanks guys!
it is nowhere near Marco level of restoration, this is good driver quality, solid metal, presentable preservation.
but wayyy better than what we started with.

so Steve, yea I am...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
I got another shipment of fresh OEM parts in,...

I got another shipment of fresh OEM parts in, including new bumperettes, 2 more red reflectors, the ones on the rear qtr and rear bumper reflectors are the same..new junction blocks for the front...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
took a break from some of the more monotonous...

took a break from some of the more monotonous tasks for something a little more high impact. Steps turned out nice, think I will leave the new stainless JIS headed hardware unpainted

bought these...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
I started cleaning up the dash knobs, switches...

I started cleaning up the dash knobs, switches then painted the symbols/words with a white paint pen as others have done. green scotchbrite lubed up with simple green worked well. then started back...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
cleaned up the ductwork, gave it a coat, then...

cleaned up the ductwork, gave it a coat, then used sime fipg and 3m adhesive to fix the oem gasket that was nice enough to re-use

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
cleaned up and installed the...

cleaned up and installed the blower

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
hung the tire carrier with new gaskets and new...

hung the tire carrier with new gaskets and new stainless hw

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
these reflectors were shockingly expensive. but...

these reflectors were shockingly expensive.
but one of the key differentiators of a 69 is the fender reflectors and on the rear bumper.

the red ones are availalbe from toyota still. The red ones...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
ok so I started the reassembly with first cutting...

ok so I started the reassembly with first cutting a bunch of gaskets for things.
I didn't want new painted steel on new painted steel on the outside of the truck.

these punches are meant for...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
thanks everybody! I am excited to see the...

thanks everybody!
I am excited to see the finished result
it is very nice so far

as far as tools go, man, I wish I had a good press brake and sheer. then air eniugh to run a small blast cabinet and...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
so fast forward to december 19, 2017 Gonzalo...

so fast forward to december 19, 2017
Gonzalo finally finished it.
Mike and John went and picked it up.
but the owner still doesn't have enough room in his 4 car garage for it :-)
lol just kidding...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
very last repair was this brazed split that...

very last repair was this brazed split that failed.
welded that up, that was it.
you can actually see my new 45lpb in this shot..so I guess I did get the pickup before this one went off to paint so...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
finished patches, fun with power washers. ...

finished patches, fun with power washers.

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,049
Posted By simps80
about the only metalwork left to speak of was the...

about the only metalwork left to speak of was the bottom corners of the hard top sides had rusted out.
we busted the hard top down to its components for blasting, but had to fix the corners which...
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