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I built the driveshafts from aluminum tubing. There is a post in the tips section on how I made them. Next up is fabricating some steering gear.🤔

Thanks for lookin’!

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Great technique for getting the correct profiles by making templates using photos of the real thing. Admirable work in every area. Thanks for taking photos and sharing your progress with us.

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45 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Wow! Lotza work there! I like the foresight of the pin mounts. Will save you fits later on! Pins are my friend!

Thanks Tom. Mmm...yes, pins are good. I try to pin everything.😎

25 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

Great technique for getting the correct profiles by making templates using photos of the real thing. Admirable work in every area. Thanks for taking photos and sharing your progress with us.

Thanks Tom. It seemed like a logical method once it occurred to me.  It won’t be any contest winner, that’s for sure...but that roof line and flat windshield are two flaws I couldn’t live with. And after going through the work to correct it, I figured why not cast it so I don’t have to duplicate my efforts in the future.

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4 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Thanks Tom. Mmm...yes, pins are good. I try to pin everything.😎

Thanks Tom. It seemed like a logical method once it occurred to me.  It won’t be any contest winner, that’s for sure...but that roof line and flat windshield are two flaws I couldn’t live with. And after going through the work to correct it, I figured why not cast it so I don’t have to duplicate my efforts in the future.

You're welcome. I use that same method when building the antique travel trailers I build. Once you have an accurate measurement for the wheelbase or overall body length everything falls into place.

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Hi Greg, awesome work sir. Those drive shafts are fantastic, I checked out your tutorial, thanks for sharing. Very nice work all round.

Cheers, Steve

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I fabbed a couple of steering boxes and cast them. At first I did the GM one on the left, which mounts outside the frame, since that is what my truck has.  Then I remembered that I switched to the J10 frame, so I need one that mounts inside the frame. Now that I have the box, I can get started on the linkages.

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4 hours ago, dimaxion said:

Do you cast the Hood for yourself ? Will you make it available ? I am in for 2 . I am liking your progress here . Thanx 

Thanks for your interest...I  am just making these for myself though.

And thanks everyone for the compliments!🙂

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I made some inner wheel rims from pvc pipe and some bead lock rings. I’m not sure if I am going to use these for this build...but I definitely plan on using them on future builds. I also fabbed some interior door panels. I’m not going big on detail for the interior, but I can’t have nothing!🤔

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Well it’s been slow going on this project. I’ve gotten lots of fiddly little things done though. Steering linkage is fabbed now and hooked up. I’ve re-made the rear shocks and roughed in the mounts for them and mounted a fuel tank.10923FD3-AB61-41DA-9A26-A0C237F1CE40.thumb.jpeg.4724e95f721dac6b179c762f76fb0a1c.jpeg1296F6E0-D665-41EF-814D-7120A96E7E36.thumb.jpeg.0e6fc6d0577c40d5f487fe19bee18a17.jpeg94D89C58-66FB-448A-91B0-6C0774B23FF4.thumb.jpeg.0eac0ff9436b726cbb700e47d0b703db.jpeg

I mounted the tailgate and fuel filler tube and also managed to get a coat of primer on it so that I can see what needs a little more body work...mostly the grill area I think.

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My checker plate from Slaters arrived, so I got to work making my toolbox and box cover. I’ve been dabbling a bit with brass lately and made some hood hinges for it and these little gas shocks that hold the box lid up.😎

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Thanks Steve, Anton, Tom! 🙂

I didn’t like the styrene plank and screws holding the hinge onto the toolbox, so I got rid of them. I epoxied the hinge on and camouflaged the holes.

The next items I have to fab are some bumpers and an exhaust system.

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