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    There are loads of bodges on the whole truck, some more like loads of filler on the bedsides will still come to the fore later when I get to them.
    But whoever built this truck were certainly building a QUICK FLIP TRUCK when you look at some of the terribly executed modifications on it.

    Still, I will continue to correct and repair what I find and what I can, some stuff like the blanking plate in the floor where the stick shift used to be will be tidied up and seam sealed before paint and carpet.


    returned the Kurust on the way home from picking up work stuff at the Post Office.

    Instead, I will be buying a litre of this stuff for the same price.

    The write up makes it look like a better option, also 1/10th of the price of Hammerite Kurust.

    VACTAN RUST CONVERTER AND PRIMER 1LITRE RUST TREATMENT | eBay

    It means I will have a lot more to spread around in places where I may not have considered adding it in before paint like under the floor and chassis
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    So there you go, new stuff. Another job jobbed.

    Also took all the pipe work and flanges for my cutouts Colin tonight who will weld them up when he gets a chance, then that's another job done.



    These people were really helpful and have a whole catalogue of other chemicals and cleaning agents. So I will be back.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    So Momma goes to Butlins for a 4 day 70's themed weekend with her school reunion friends........

    Where does that leave me??

    TRUCK TIME !!!

    So when I got home from London tonight it was warmed up Spaghetti Bolognese, followed by a bit of desert.



    Then down to the garage.

    Cleaned up the piece of bedside I cut off Martin's scrapped bedside last weekend, much thicker material than the floor material.

    Then sharpened up the edge, marked it and cut to size.





    Created a kick up bend while at it.



    Offered up to the sill edge that had been cut back and ground clean.



    Then did the usual alternate tack ins, followed by run two and three to prevent distortion.

    Then went in for a coffee, and FaceTime chat with Ta2Don.



    After it cooled down somewhat I went back and tacked, tacked and tacked.

    Then ground back and decided that this was enough for tonight, will review in daylight when I get back from Martin's place in the morning when I have helped him sort out his new compressor.



    Got to say, with a further fine grind, some paint and the door seals, this will be just fine.



    Tomorrow I plan on cutting out the drivers kick panel, making up a patch panel and then welding that in, followed by welding up all the holes in the floor and various other places in the cab that should not be there.

    Then some rust converter and eventually paint.
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    nice job on the door shut lip rian you ought to get loads done this weekend on your own
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    nice job on the door shut lip rian you ought to get loads done this weekend on your own
    Hi Neil,

    Thank you.

    Getting stuff done, but there is always something needing attention.
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    Went over to help Martin at 07.00 today with his new 150 litre compressor that needed to be moved through the house.

    Then we sat for a few hours making up our final lists of parts for the trucks that we will be collecting from LMC Truck in Kansas around the 20th October.

    Once we saw the cost, we were a bit shocked, mine was $548.00 and Martin's just under $300.00



    Firstly when I got back home I needed to remove the ally patches someone had stuck over most of the large holes with Gorilla glue, then ground back to metal and welded up, all 36 of them.



    After this I had to make a patch for the passenger floor.





    Patch cut and made to fit. Then welded and ground back.

    But how does this happen? Two wires stuck in the tip.





    After the welding I went to make a coffee and got this pic from Nicola, probably a nicer place to be.




    After this I marked, cut, fabricated and welded in a drivers will panel.






    It is actually better than the photo implies.







    With failing light, I had opened up this bit of rust and made a repair panel, but walked away as the light was not bright at all.




    Tomorrow, Bootfair then carry on with the cab.
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    Reloaded this pic as the previous version was too big.



    This morning I had a good Bootfair, managed to find a few bits I needed and some I wanted.

    Also managed to pick up a new, unused 3M respirator mask for mate Martin for sensibly little money.perfect to accompany his new compressor.



    After I got back from the Bootfair I had some home jobs to do, including waterproofing the tail lights on Nicola's daily driver car.

    Just when I had done that, Mickey next door shouted over the gate that I had a visitor, I looked up the drive and saw a motorcycle helmet...... Knowing it was Paulusvrotius who had ridden up from Southampton to deliver a pair of axle stands he had offered me a couple of weeks ago...... Sound mad? No, not at all, just the sort of thing we all do for each other from time to time.
    He then visited, chatted for a while before taking the scenic route home.

    Thanks for the axle stands mate, they will be used well.




    I then carried on welding up the kick panel I opened up last night, followed by some cutting and welding on the door pillar and also some more welding to the floor on the drivers side next to the kick panel.

    I also refitted the old petrol tank that has been cut open as a storage space behind the seat...... Then cut off the front of the support tabs for the tank and tidied them up too.



    Following this I used a flap wheel on the grinder to remove most of the scaled rust and old carpet glue from the floor and also to roughen up the floor to give a good keyed surface for the paint once it goes on.

    Then used petrol to wash the floors once more after vacuum cleaning all the dust off it.



    So that was another productive weekend in my view.all the welding on the cab done and cleaned up.

    Later this week I will paint the rust converter on the surfaces of the floor and then two coats of paint.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    Like the cut down fuel tank/storage bin. Good idea.
    Might try the rust stuff on my truck. Looks interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparhemi345 View Post
    Like the cut down fuel tank/storage bin. Good idea.
    Might try the rust stuff on my truck. Looks interesting.
    I may get a chance tomorrrow evening after work to get it down.


    Went out to see a movie (The Martian) with Nicola tonight.

    Got a text from mate Martin while in there that my cutout pipes and the Flanges my secret benefactor had cut for me were now welded up and ready for collection from Colin at the Checkers Pub in Hoo St Werburgh.

    SomI drove by on the way home from the movies and traded a pack of Spitfire beers for the cutouts and dropped off a length of 16A three core cable fo Martin to wire his new compressor into the mains as it is not happy with the 13A it's been fed.

    Got home and had to take a couple of bad pics of what I now have, HAPPY HAPPY.

    THE ANTI-SOCIAL THUGGERY WILL HAPPEN.



    340ml beer can on the 2.5" connectors just for perspective of size of these outlets.

    Did I mention that I was very pleased ?

    I do love the neatness of well done Tig welding.

    Once polished and cleaned they will be stashed for later use.

    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    phone on in the cinema, tut tut
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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