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Old 08-10-2012
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Man you will have one hell of a truck! Very good job man!
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Man you will have one hell of a truck! Very good job man!
Thanks man.
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So today I got painfully bored, and I am still waiting for my order of parts to come in from TMR customs. That should be here tomorrow. But until they come in I started on my doors. Yes... I am even cutting my doors apart. I was able to get a few pictures before my phone died. But it is enough to give you guys a idea of what it is going to looks like. The sides were I cut everything out are going to be filled with 14 gauge sheet metal. And the bottom is going to be filled with 1/8.






The only thing I still need to work threw is how I am going to put a latch on the door.
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Old 08-22-2012
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a little progress

Gussets


And the cab completely stripped.
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Nice progress!

Are you planning on re-painting everything?

If so, what color?
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Old 08-23-2012
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Thanks I am going to be re painting all of the body panels Allis Chalmers Orange, all the frame and tubing black.
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The only thing I still need to work threw is how I am going to put a latch on the door.
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Umm, maybe if I was working on a Suzuki or something or maybe even a Chevy. But not a Ford. Never would I put that on a Ford
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Could you not reuse the original handle and put it on the bottom of the flat part of were you cut the door. Then just move the latch assembly down?
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Ya i will probably end up doing that. I did keep the latch and handle mechanism.
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Old 08-23-2012
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That would look good. And in theory it should work. All you are doing is moving It down and laying it flat.
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Old 08-23-2012
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Use a jeep handle. It is more flat and would fit better I think.
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Thanks I am going to be re painting all of the body panels Allis Chalmers Orange, all the frame and tubing black.
Nice choice!
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Old 08-24-2012
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Use a jeep handle. It is more flat and would fit better I think.
Ya I was thinking that as well. Or maybe even the handles off of the storage compartments you see on the sides out tractor tralors.
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Whatever you do don't put those thing from up there ^^ on lol
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Whatever you do don't put those thing from up there ^^ on lol
Lol trust me I won't.



So over lunch I got to thinking. How man hours have I put in to this truck already. I seeing as how I have been on summer vacation for the last three weeks I have been working on it from 9-5. So right there that's 56 hrs each week. Over three weeks that's 172hrs. Plus the three months of weekends. That's another 120 hrs. For a total of 292hrs. This is something I am going to keep track of. This way at the end I know how much time I put in to it.
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Then pay yourself 20 per hour. Lol
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Then pay yourself 20 per hour. Lol
Out of one pocket and into the other. BOOM! doubled your money.
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Lol. That's the plane.
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So here are some updates. Over the last 2 days I have completed a ton of work.


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Nice! Looks like that bender is working well.
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Nice! Looks like that bender is working well.
Ya its working perfect now. The only thing that I need to do is spend more time using it. But I have a feeling between the roll cage and the engine cage i will get a few more hours in with it.
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Looks good! Nice work!
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More progress. I got this done yesterday morning. Could have gotten both side done but i desided to go rock climbing instead.





I am doing the other side today.


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Rear is 90% done. All I have to do now is gussets, and the cross bars right behind the cab and I am finished.

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