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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #585 on: April 14, 2023, 07:19:02 PM »
Very Nice!
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #586 on: April 30, 2023, 08:25:21 PM »
Ergo "back splash" comment...

Looks good!!

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #587 on: July 21, 2023, 03:57:16 PM »
Wow, I don't even know how to pickup on this thread where I left off. I've done so much work on this thing... I have all of the panels prepped for paint, blocked in primer. I built the new bed and am about to finish priming it now. The tailgate was a banana with 50 years worth of dents. I made a straightening jig and spent way too many hours on it but trying to preserve a 2 year only gate that was never reproduced comes with a price. Anyway, here are some pix

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #588 on: July 21, 2023, 03:59:00 PM »
More pix
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #589 on: July 21, 2023, 04:00:27 PM »
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #590 on: July 21, 2023, 04:04:47 PM »
Oh and this guy showed up while I was taking the bed back off today....
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #591 on: July 21, 2023, 06:00:51 PM »
Bears like squares too.... :D
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #592 on: July 21, 2023, 07:11:21 PM »
A Square Bear?   8)
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #593 on: July 24, 2023, 09:05:13 PM »
So VZ,

was the tape flanking the seams used to keep it in a track, with the upshot of a clean line when removed?

Did you flatten the bead to tape level? Very clever method!
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #594 on: July 25, 2023, 06:52:58 PM »
I'm not a fan of seam sealer bathtub caulking jobs or extreme brush outs so masking the area allows for a nice way to reduce the spread out when you peel the tape. Everything was buried in high build primer and blocked. I spent way too many hours inside that bed and I wasn't sleeping.
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #595 on: July 26, 2023, 08:56:25 PM »
Ahh got it...nice touch

AND 'know the feeling'
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #596 on: July 29, 2023, 07:15:24 PM »
Man, you put the work in on that bed.
It looks killer.  8)