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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Wow! A fiver wouldn't cover the shipping! When you started I was wondering why you were restoring your truck...now I know why!
Yeah pictures weren't doing it justice, it was ROUGH. Brian I am glad to see some new panels, how did the cappings look?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Yeah pictures weren't doing it justice, it was ROUGH. Brian I am glad to see some new panels, how did the cappings look?
Capping? Forgive me still learning British lingo! From the doors forward I have replaced everything but hood(which I'm looking for) inner fender, and the wing tops. Believe it or not the wing tops are pretty straight! Probably thanks to the checker plate.
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Well in post #35 on this thread you said you fabbed some new body panels out of .080 aluminum. The cappings have to come off to replace some of those panels. You drill the rivets out and the steel cappings come off...
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Well in post #35 on this thread you said you fabbed some new body panels out of .080 aluminum. The cappings have to come off to replace some of those panels. You drill the rivets out and the steel cappings come off...
Sorry, I pulled all the capping for paint and rhino lining. I will install after everything is done and touch up the rivets. Sorry did t know what the capping was, but now that makes sense! That mostly was off the 97 tub
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Sorry, I pulled all the capping for paint and rhino lining. I will install after everything is done and touch up the rivets. Sorry didn't know what the capping was, but now that makes sense! That mostly was off the 97 tub, and it was super straight!
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Update as to where I'm at. So this is what I didn't want to happen, my body and paint are all done and I am still waiting on the chassis. But on a positive note it should be ready for pick up on Mon or Tues! The front and rear axles where cleaned and coated with por15, and both where upgraded to 24 spline with a Detroit in the rear. I still am waiting on my front LHD steering knuckle but I think I'm going to pull it on Mon. Other than that there is hopefully going to be a running rolling chassis this week. I pulled the trans and cleaned it and put new seals, just waiting on the clutch to put in. Figured if its out might as well throw one in. Mocked up the pollack valve and dual tank system as well, just need to get the lines and make the brackets for the rear tank, I am using an old 18 gallon military tank, fits perfect in the frame rails. Couldn't justify anything else since it was free. Well gonna be a busy week, time to rock n roll!
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It all depends on the situation, but as corrosion bubbles are common where they meet the alum body panels, I usually pull the cappings for body work/epoxy primer on the body- the cappings are primed while off, then reinstalled, then everything is painted, then it would go to line-x if need be. A more expensive process obviously but very nice end result.

I hate that you went through all that trouble with your old front axle when you could have gotten a good LHD one from me for $200!
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It all depends on the situation, but as corrosion bubbles are common where they meet the alum body panels, I usually pull the cappings for body work/epoxy primer on the body- the cappings are primed while off, then reinstalled, then everything is painted, then it would go to line-x if need be. A more expensive process obviously but very nice end result.

I hate that you went through all that trouble with your old front axle when you could have gotten a good LHD one from me for $200!
Damn dude you told $700 when I asked back in Oct!! That was before we met, but that would have saved me a lot of time and aggravation!! Anyway, next time I will know, I might take you up on that b/c after I pulled the diff guard it has a pretty good dent on the center cap. As for the capping I am having it primed and painted off the vehicle and I am just going to touch up the rivets after I reinstall after getting it line-x put in!
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What if I told you that it was actually $600 I quoted you? You didn't give me a lot of information to go off of in the beginning either dude, like what you were trying to do or how soon you needed it... Look at it this way, its $200 for the axle... and $400 labor for me to drop everything and pull one... so $600 for an axle that is still in a truck or $200 for one that is out

I was wondering why you had told me you were just going to swap the knuckle, when I was offering you a solution to the 24 spline conversion that would bolt in LOL
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What if I told you that it was actually $600 I quoted you? You didn't give me a lot of information to go off of in the beginning either dude, like what you were trying to do or how soon you needed it... Look at it this way, its $200 for the axle... and $400 labor for me to drop everything and pull one... so $600 for an axle that is still in a truck or $200 for one that is out

I was wondering why you had told me you were just going to swap the knuckle, when I was offering you a solution to the 24 spline conversion that would bolt in LOL
Hahaha that's awesome! Next time I know if I pull my own parts it's 67% off!
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Got my chassis and all my powder coated parts back in today. Time to start putting this shiot back together! It's been two weeks since I sent this all off, and I can't remember where half this stuff goes! Goal for tomorrow is to get everything mounted and hopefully my clutch will come in so I can get the motor mounted as well. We will see how far I get, will also be running fuel and brake lines along with the pollack valve for the duel tanks.
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Hahaha that's awesome! Next time I know if I pull my own parts it's 67% off!
No, if you want to pull your own parts there are plenty of places locally that allow it, but we are not one of them.

A final word of advice- going forward, when someone goes out of their way to offer you a good deal on something, like a complete axle assembly for only $200, it is bad form to call them up the next day and low-ball... and then be rude about it.


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No, if you want to pull your own parts there are plenty of places locally that allow it, but we are not one of them.

A final word of advice- going forward, when someone goes out of their way to offer you a good deal on something, like a complete axle assembly for only $200, it is bad form to call them up the next day and low-ball... and then be rude about it.
Not my intent to be rude in anyway. I have called to apologize along with sending you a pm. No reason to get worked up, I am publicly apologizing as well so everyone knows that was not my intent. I wish you the best am sorry to have bothered you, please tell Jennifer that I am truly sorry if I was rude on the phone with her today. I was in a rush and apparently I did not watch my tone with her, please let her know I am sorry.
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You said that you were going to copy Hard Labor Creeks design, produce, then re-sell...is that still your plan?

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You said that you were going to copy Hard Labor Creeks design, produce, then re-sell...is that still your plan?

Cheers!
Never heard of them, but they have some cool stuff now that I just checked them out. I try to make as much stuff as I can, I would never directly copy someone's design. As for selling stuff I have made a bunch of stuff already for ppl. All custom one off, but mostly for Jeeps like the XJ. I don't plan on selling this one but plans do change. You still looking for a cage?
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Been a slow couple of days, I got the rear finished and installed this week. I also got the side tank in and spent most of my time laying out the lines for the pollak valve and getting rear tank set up as well. Spent tonight assembling my front end, I pulled the knuckle on Tuesday and just got around to installing new seals and cleaning and repacking all the bearings on both sides. I am waiting on the clutch and new hub seals, both SHOULD be in on Monday. Hopefully will have a rolling chassis come Monday or Tuesday, along with a running motor with LHD conversion mid week as well. Bulkhead should be ready Tuesday morning. Anyway we will see, just playing the waiting game on my parts to come in.
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So, I got the rolling chassis together today. Mocked up the rear tank, and got the rear mounts made. I am using a 15 gallon military tank, it was free so I am fitting it for the rear and setting up a pollak clave switch system. Does anyone know the fuel gauge resistance? I don't really want to spend $250 at RN for a sending unit, does anyone have a better idea? Also going to take them both to get cleaned and redcoted, also dropped everything off at Rhino lining today as well. Got my first look at the willow green today and it looks awesome and I am so excited.
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Got clutch installed and got the motor and trans installed. Also got all the brake lines setup. Moving right along, will be picking up bulkhead Thursday for install!!! It will be first look at the new paint and rhino liner.
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Well, I am just going to go back to bed. This day is going down hill fast. First I got my door uppers from FedEx first thing! Super excited right, wrong!! As I picked it up I realized I had a box of broken glass, awesome!!! No worries shit happens, gonna go pick up my bulkhead, tub and floor pans from rhino liner so nothing was gonna mess this day up. Got to the bed liner place and realized they sprayed it so thin that you could see the paint through the liner. What happened to 3/16 thick? Oh well, shiot happens and there isn't a darn thing I can do about it. So I am going to get a case of beer and clean my shop. On a positive note I do love how the grey liner looks against the willow green.
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And know you know why rhino lino sucks! You probably had topcoat do the PC too didn't you?
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