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Andy's Taco build thread

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by caz, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Crusha, you have made yourself an easy target! I'll resist ;-P
     
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    @caz I see they make a front locker. Might be worth checking out. Just get a spare cv or 2. Either front or rear will require setting up gears.
     
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    Not sure on timing, but my rear axle will be available at some point.
     
  4. caz

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    Still interested! Keep me posted.
     
  5. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Not really a "progress" update, but I put a nice sized dent in the rear of the bed this last month's trip. I managed to push it out a little. It's first dent!!

    Before
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    After

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  7. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Yes, like this!

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    Boy Andy I am sorry to see that dent. It sure was slippery that snowyday two weeks ago. I heard that everyone had some body damage that day but I didn't see your dent. It's a shame for such a formerly clean truck to have a dent! Guess there will be more, though.....
     
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    That...first...dent...:mad:
     
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    The rest are easy!!
     
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    Yeah, my last one sucked, exposed a week spot tho... 20170125_161143.jpg
    I don't know what happened, @shmukster just kept telling me to get after it :deadhorse::flipoff2:

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    Now semi repaired...

    @caz, any more info on that '80s mini you posted a pic of?
     
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    My 7th or 8th dent hurt the most;) IMG_0006.JPG
     
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    I remember that day like it was yesterday.
     
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    take the bed off, and make a flat back for it.
     
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    See Andy, could be worse.
    AND, this is exactly why you sold the 40 and acquired the Taco in the first place. I say, job well done!
     
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    Andy, you may want look into painless dent repair (pdr) glue pulling for dents like that. It works best on original paint, (won't pull paint when you use the glue pull gear - tabs, special hot glue, and puller), but may pull on repainted areas. I smashed in some of my cab and had pretty good luck repairing it this way. I bought some of the glue pull tools to do this and am still on a long learning curve. PDR starts with push tools, but I went with the easier to use glue pull stuff.

    I was able to fix all those inconsiderate door dings and such that had always bothered me.

    Good work on the Taco.
     
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    See HERE!
     
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    Thanks Dan. I'm sure it'll just get more as time goes on! I have been trying to decide what to do back there anyhow.

    Do you still have ole' blue?

    Andy
     
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    BOB IT!
     
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