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#21 gautreau

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Thanx I appreciate that.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

I got the frame all assembled.It will see the paintbooth on Tuesday.

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Not sure if everyone paints the frame before or after they have assembled it.This just seemed easier.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

I would paint the frame before assembly.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Does the truck in your reference pic have a 48" sleeper? Hard to tell for sure from that angle. If so, you'll need to shorten the kit sleeper to match.


Edited by mountaindewd, 11 February 2013 - 03:08 PM.


#25 gautreau

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Thanx for the head up on the bunk. I will have to find out from my friend.

Thanx for the advive on painiting the frame.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Does the truck in your reference pic have a 48" sleeper? Hard to tell for sure from that angle. If so, you'll need to shorten the kit sleeper to match.

Found out the truck does have a 48" stand-up bunk.Thanx for catching that.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

I got the bunk sides chopped down.

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This pic shows the kit bunk side with the now chopped down bunk panel.

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Here is the bunk mocked-up with the cab from P & P resin.

I just need to chop the top down now.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:15 AM

Looking good.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Thanx Tim, I appreciate that.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

I chopped the bunk roof down

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I just have to glue it back together now.The hood and front fenders are soaking right now so I can start aligning everything and make hood hinges.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Way cool little 389 ya got goin'!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Thanx I appreciate that.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Got the bunk all assembled.

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The hood and fenders have been soaked and are ready for paint prep.The cab will be dunked tomorrow.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:05 AM

Nice work so far. Will be watching. Ben

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:32 AM

Thanx I appreciate that.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

"This person moved or deleted the picture" icon came up jeremy!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Ooops,lets try this again.

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Hopefully it shows up.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Made a large amount of progress in the last few days.

Got the frame up on all 10's

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If you notice the frame beside it,that is from a lowrider project I'm build aswell.Just for a size comparison.

Got the engine in aswell today.

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Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

Great work your doing, I'll be watching this one myself too. Keep up the great work. 



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Thanx I appreciate that.