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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:10 PM
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the rear door is pretty much junk, so I will replace it. The Tailgate I got is already white.
If you are installing a tailgate you will want to remove the rear door and hinges. If you are using a drop down it will not use the hinges and if you are going to do a NAS swing out the hinges are in a diffrent location.

If I remember correct you also have a front windscreen that is already painted white correct? If that is the case and you are planning to use it the best thing you could do at this point is just remove the top.

You are going to have to undo the front bolts anyways and it would make it easier for them to mask / paint the truck.

If it were me here is what I would do

Remove the top and windscreen (and windscreen hinges) take the sides of the top home in your daily driver and remove the rear windows and side windows at home. Take the sides back in and have them painted when they paint the truck.

That way the insides of the top sides will be painted and if you remove the top someday you will not have brown cappings and it will not look like a quick maco paint job.

It is a little more work but it will add value to your 90 where a short cut on paint will take away value
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Top you can get off in under an hour and into three pieces in under two hours.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:00 AM
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Top you can get off in under an hour and into three pieces in under two hours.
and he already has to remove the bolts in the front to replace the windshelid frame and that is most of the bolts for the top.
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You still out there Tom? Did the hardtop fall and crush you or a student put a cap in you for making them work too hard
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I'm in a bit of a holding pattern, Its looking like it will be a bit ruff! I'm short on time.
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Just give the students detention and make them serve it in the shop working on your 90
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I almost have the rear door done for you Tom...... next week for sure.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Great, Thanks Randy. (No Hurry)
Painting try #2 today, keeping fingers crossed.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 10:26 PM
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She is white and looks great, paint job is not perfect, but it still loooks great.
I got the oil pressure sender on usin the 10x1 Tadapter from VDO.
I tried to take your advice about removing the top, but I was denied by the Auto Body Teacher.
I will probably redo the top while its off this summer.
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Tom,
I like the NAS lights, thinking of doing that on my truck. What did you have to do to wire them? Did you keep the NAS plug in connectors?
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I really like the wheels with the white paint

The NAS lights are a nice touch as well, I thought about adding them to my 84 but purchased a new set of the stock stock ones.

White will be nice since you have no A/C

Oh and did you decide what you are going to do for a rear door?
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Rift, I found a place that had the plugs that worked with the NAS lights, and wired them up. They were a little pricey, and a bit of a pita, but once hooked up they worked well. I also found some rubber boots in the hardware store to waterproof them a bit.There is a good write up someewhere, I'll try and find it

Dave, I have the tailgate, and was still hoping to get the swing down door top from you. I'm also getting a SW door from Randy so I'll have both.

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http://www.nicksjungle.co.uk/Fitting...%20lights.html
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http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...e/homepage.php
site for the plugs, I got the lights from George at RDS
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Dave, I have the tailgate, and was still hoping to get the swing down door top from you
I have 2 of them one POE style and one series style, I am just trying to decide what one I want to use then I will let you know.

Oh I dropped off some of the parts for the liftgate at the galvy place this week so they will both come with some fresh galv bits
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Looks good. When you take the top off you can drill out the rivets holding the cappings and send them to be galvanized. That will get rid of the mismatched paint on the cappings.
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What did you paint around the gas cap with? Looks good
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Thanks for the info Tom. I love the black wheels as well, I have a set of deep dish alloys that I am planning to have powder coated black soon.
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its just crap paint, I have to redo it soon. The gas cap, i actually sprayed with the rubber tool coating in black, which worked out great
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Hey Tom I was nice to meet you the other day. That 2.5 will be put to good use in Stuarts series hybrid.

BTW, your truck looks great in person.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Hey Sven, Thanks for the compliment, it is a tad rough, but I do love it. It seems I may see you friend in Smithtown this summer. Still lots to do.
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She runs, great actually! Now I just have to iron out the clutch.
And as for the reason she wouldn't run? I'll never tell!
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