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Offline DanMcG

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2020, 02:35:09 AM »
the two drill bits, are they lineament pins?

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 07:05:10 AM »
Yes, two 1/8" holes ensures everything goes back together as properly fit before paint. Little shot of clear silicone in the holes when done and it saves hours of wasting time.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 05:21:52 PM »
Looking real Sweet VZ!

Great idea on the pins!
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2020, 08:54:15 PM »
These doors are a PITA to get right so anything to ease the assembly and reduce the bruises. nothing worse than messing up new paint! On that note, both doors installed today with all the guts, new vent windows seals, gaskets, handles, locks etc. Power windows rewired and upgraded. New door jamb boots too. Looking forward to getting the cab completely sealed up.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2020, 03:20:52 AM »
Yes, two 1/8" holes ensures everything goes back together as properly fit before paint. Little shot of clear silicone in the holes when done and it saves hours of wasting time.

Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try when the time comes.

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2020, 06:48:44 PM »
Ready for the new front and rear glass and a close up of the paint in the sun. Paint looks totally different in the shade, neat color but not what I would have done.  I'll save the color I wanted for my next build.



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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2020, 09:28:47 AM »
I like it!  8)
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2020, 01:42:55 AM »
Is there a color code or name for the paint? Looks good but would like to do some research.
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1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2020, 06:56:35 AM »
The paint code is EBB Monarch Orange which is a Nissan color. It only looks orangey in direct sunlight otherwise it looks copper.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2020, 06:35:16 PM »
Thx VZ!

Do you have help on this or are you just an animal? Pry the latter... 8)
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2020, 08:52:36 AM »
The only help I had was lifting the bed off of the frame. I've learned to do body work and paint as a result of the lack of available talent out here. I've had nothing but bad luck with body guys and their quality of work. I don't particularly enjoy body work, it's messy and unhealthy but you know the old saying about if you want something done right. Body shops around here make their money from insurance jobs, they don't touch fabrication, rust repair, custom etc. and if they do you'd have to turn a blind eye to panel gaps, body lines, and the quality of work.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2020, 12:58:50 PM »
I feel you, same here. Man do I have stories as well... :o

You've picked up some valuable talents.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2020, 01:21:18 PM »
I agree on that!! I traveled far and wide to find someone to clean up and paint my 77. No one wanted to touch it. Back in the 70’s that’s all they did, bodywork and rust repair. They don’t call them body shops anymore, it’s all collision specialist these days. Insurance money. Oh yeah, what’s the tab on that guys truck, ballpark?
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2020, 04:34:16 PM »
Yep, Collision Repair is no longer autobody. Nobody wants to touch corrosion and custom work. Can't say I blame them though, they know better. Gotta learn to do things yourself.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 05:04:07 PM »
Got all of the glass in, new hood hinges and springs, wheel wells, yadda yadda












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