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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by Gioscout2, Jan 2, 2020.
If you don't, hit me up. I have several parts trucks here.
JJ in TN
I will make sure to keep you on my contact list , thanks.
Back at again, more shop time this weekend. Tackled both door pillars ,, Right side was worse then the left. The old metal even after it has been prepped is still a pain to weld,
After hanging and some what trying to align the right side door I got to see how bad of a job the P.O did to the bottom of the door with the patch he put on. I did't take a picture but I should have while I had it up with my engine hoist. Now I have to decide in whether to strip the patch off and totally fab up a new one or just order the prefab ones online. But after banging the same thumb twice (nail now turning black with a new bruise) I decided to take a break from the scout for a few days and since I am not a work for a bit I don't want my project to turn into a job .
However I am not one to stay in house so I fabbed out a small project for the wife as that we were due for a new one. Used cut some of my scrap pieces of 12 gauge steel I had .
Back at it,,
started working on my doors as they needed attention, not totally complete but almost there ,, this was the Drivers door, the passenger side was just as bad. Since I don't have a metal bender for my sheet metal I had to hand roll the bottom of the door edges on my bench with my hammers and 2 pieces of angle iron, ( should have taken a picture of that ) and yes it took forever and my wife could hear me banging on the steel in the house .
tried to put enough clamps and some one inch square tube to help keep it straight once I starting tacking both sides,
only took one pic of the this side of the process
On to the next challenge,
a bit more progress, as it seems we here on this side of the boarder still have more time on our hands. After walking around the truck a few times and scratching my head a few more times I was trying to decide on how to tackle this, the P.O work. I had come to find out that the previous owner was a metal guy ( nice old old fellow I'm sure with good intentions) by trade , an HVAC sheet metal guy , not body work guy, which was reinforced with all the galvanized sheet metal I have had to remove.
Step one, I had to start fresh,
Wow, was the first word out of my mouth after I opened it up,,
After a lot of measuring and cutting out cardboard templates, here is were I'm at so far, need to clean up the welds then tackle the other side, going to be just as much work,
Did I mention I got side tracked,,
Going to get this new item installed and redoing some air lines for the shop,, no more air loss,,. It was time for an upgrade.
wow, you are really earning that truck, amazing what others would throw away what you're churning out. Hate to say it, but I have scrapped better than what you are repairing, this will motivate me to keep more (don't tell my wife).
JJ in TN
Yea that front firewall was roasted and I can't believe the work he's putting into it!
Thanks very much appreciated, I look at like this, if something is already broken you can try to fix it or leave it broken. I try not to get rid of parts if I have spares as they are very hard to come by and alot of time my motivation is the what it would cost to buy it. If this whole covid thing didn't happen my wife and I had planned to do a road trip down south and do some parts picking.
Don't worry I question my self sometimes,
Back at it, these past couple days, finished up the firewall, both sides ,
Left side, before,
I made up the missing inner fender braces and welded them in too, they are a bit heavier duty but that's what I had in steel.
got this thing in , wired and plumbed and put it to work.
Hi all, been a bit since I posted anything, not much really to report, this back to work full time really gets in the way of the good progress I was making but I'm glad I had the time when I did. Now it's back to the project mainly on the weekend in between outside projects. Hard to be in the shop with the weather here finally where it should be. In saying all that, I did manage to fix my shop door bell and prepare the Tub to separate of the frame, I got about 85 percent of the metal work done on the tub so I figured it's time to pull it off. Once I have it up in the air I am going to make up a dolly for it so I can work under it and be able to still move it around. I really want to get started on the frame clean up. Just a couple of pics. for now.
New door bell,
Tub ready for separation,
Making good progress! Question on the compressor setup. The zig zag copper manifold on the wall behind the compressor is that for a condensation trap? Does it work well? I get quite a bit of condensation with mine so I need to try something else.
Thanks, Regarding the compressor yes it helps with condensation, I haven't had too much of an issue yet as that during the winter I always have the heat on in my shop, I have to see if I get more now during the warmer months , where I am at it can get pretty humid .
I had done some research ( more like over researched) on the web and found this set up is pretty common, not sure if you can see it in the picture , I put a 1/4" drain valve on each of the down tubes. The copper manifold also helps to cool the air before it reaches my regulator and filter.
Wow. Not sure how I missed this thread. Great work, and good inspiration for us that are about to tackle what you just did. My doors look better than yours, and I was was just going to look for better ones. Lol...
What is with all the Canuks and Scouts lately?
thanks, this is a great forum I'm glad I found it so much information my brain hurts sometimes,