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I then create the taper and tack weld everything into place.






Now for the tiny, quarter inch, rounded edge above the door. My friend Kirk created the curve while I was working on the bigger one. After Kirk finished I welded tiny 1/8th inch backing strips along the roof and door edges. Then I started from the front welding the curve in place.



As I welded I had to use a body hammer to beat the curve into place.




Curves completed, just need to create the filler piece between the two.

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While between welding the roof curves I started creating the final rocker panel piece. For this I used a English Wheel to create the curve. (My first time on using one as well)






Dry fitting.




Then its onto welding everything up.

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Jebus! Thing of beauty right there!
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Great work. Can't wait to see this thing all painted up!
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Wow, awesome job man. Keep it up!
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Crazy awesome as all of your updates are.
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nice work.
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Lookin great!!!! Wish I had the skill and time to do something like this. I'll just stick to my basic mods....
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im pretty speechless about this to say the least... haha

that is the coolest project i have ever seen.
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You definitely got some skills. Looks really good man. Wish I had half those tools at my disposal. Haha..
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Thanks everyone. :D



After welding all of the odds and ends, I cleaned up the welds.




Then I rough sanded everything and painted on a white primer.




Onto the interior panels. I created the filler neck bulge on the new wheel well. (somehow I lost the photos of creating this)




Underneath where the filler neck is accessible for repairs.




Next I use construction paper to create a template of the top potion. This will be where the cab is sealed from the wheel well.

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Upper piece created and tacked into place




I then start on the lower piece on the passenger side. Since I didn't have to mess will the filler neck on this side I left the original support.




Another upper piece in place.




After I finished welding everything up I sealed the edges with seam sealer and painted everything.



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EXTERIOR METAL WORK COMPLETED!!!!!! Now its to all the easy stuff...





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Thats looks awesome!
You got some awsome body work skills.


I want it
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EXTERIOR METAL WORK COMPLETED!!!!!! Now its to all the easy stuff...
wait, where did the windows come from?


or is that another photoshop?
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wait, where did the windows come from?


or is that another photoshop?

It's photoshop


I think.
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wait, where did the windows come from?


or is that another photoshop?
Whoops, forgot to mention the windows. I had some stickers made of black vinyl. No photoshop here.
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Aww, Your not gonna put real windows in it?
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looks sick. nice work
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Looks odd.. I think it needs bigger tires!
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That looks awesome!!
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thats the most awesome thing ive seen in a long time
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windows ..or stickers, should be back a bit more i think.. but damn truck and body work is awesome
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That is simply amazing.
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I'm in awe.
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