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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2020, 06:31:58 AM »
The unfortunate part of doing bodywork is the collateral damage. It's hard to remove the staining from wet sanding and compounding. I use plastic, lots of soap and clean up as I go but it still makes a mess! Nice progress
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #76 on: July 28, 2020, 04:42:10 PM »
True VZ, found that out the hard way.

Seems I have a problem of going back and trying to make some things look better after I already worked on or fixed something. I did not like the seam on my firewall very much and even though most will be covered by a plate when I install my Vintage Air System, I decided to sand it back down and rework the seam using Everglass and Quantum1 body filler. The seam was bugging me the way it looked and I just wanted to make it look a little better. Don't know if it made much of a difference but attached some pictures from before and after.

Bad thing is! If I want to finish, I have to stop going over things I have previously worked on.
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2020, 08:01:55 PM »
Since what you had wasn't "preserving", it's definitely an improvement.
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #78 on: July 28, 2020, 08:40:09 PM »
Thanks VZ! Was a big job when I had to cut out all the rust and weld in the patch panels to repair the firewall and cowl area. Can now say there is no rust on my cab or chassis, doors, fenders, and hood. Still have to finish the bed. The bed has some surface rust on the underside that I have to remove and refinish. I am almost done with the exterior of the bed.

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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
You're making a lot of progress!
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2020, 03:23:56 PM »
VZ you know your stuff! I was thinking about the foil/rubber type of heat and sound shield for my floor pan and was wondering if you might have a suggestion on a good quality product to use. My primary goal is extra protection and something to assist with the Vintage Air I am going to install.

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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2020, 06:48:57 PM »
I've used several different products and they all pretty much did the same thing and applied exactly the same. In areas that will be visible, you do not want a foil facing product. There are black faced products out there, for example, the firewall where you would see an ugly shiny tin foil looking backing staring at you. So eanie meanimine moe, I have no brand loyalty over them. I usually buy whoever has the best deal happening.
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #82 on: July 29, 2020, 09:42:43 PM »
This is coming along really well! I like that you didn't just leave that firewall in that condition despite the fact that you already had it painted. Just wondering why you didn't use those welding skills and fill the seams then dress them down. Either way it looks a lot better. Don't forget seam sealer on the inside of the cowl to keep dirt and debris from building up in he joints and rotting it away.

Have you been spraying all this in the back yard?
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2020, 01:50:00 PM »
I had spot welded about every 2 inches along the seam as it was when OEM and did grind them down the best I could. Decided to spot weld them like they were from the factory just in case the seam had to be broken to be worked on in the future. I welded along the entire upper part of the patch panel were I butt welded the new fabricated metal in and I should have taken more time so I would not have to rework the seam. The firewall and cowl area was the beginning of a learning experience. There was much fabrication and welding needed and I bought a new welder for this project and it was my first time welding.
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2020, 09:29:45 AM »
That's a lot of good reasoning...
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2020, 08:07:38 PM »
Feel relieved! Completed the cab with the exception of some seam sealer in a couple spots, which I will try to take care of tomorrow. I cleaned up the floor pan and the rest of the cab from painting and block sanding the roof. Within the next couple of days I will try to get all the glass installed and doors. Not sure if I can install the windshield alone or will need to get some assistance.

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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2020, 09:09:50 PM »
Nice!
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2020, 09:12:04 AM »
Looking Good!  ;)
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2020, 07:55:14 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous ! Keep plugging away at it.
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Re: 81 K10 Build
« Reply #89 on: August 03, 2020, 08:51:18 AM »
That thing is going to be killer when you are done.  8)