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47coeman

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Starting to prep, fill holes from previous trans stick holes getting ready to extend the length of the tunnel. Will keep you in the loop as it comes.
 

47coeman

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Got a bit of set up of the trans tunnel
Trans and T cases are a bit long so goes the cover, making process .View attachment 2393058View attachment 2393059
Here we have the top bed rail and I am filling the unwanted holes. Before welding I put a small slug which will help in keeping the warpage to a minimum and slow and go I move forward. For you that follow my 35 build I am doing the same thing, 2 birds with one stone.
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Here we have the top bed rail and I am filling the unwanted holes. Before welding I put a small slug which will help in keeping the warpage to a minimum and slow and go I move forward. For you that follow my 35 build I am doing the same thing, 2 birds with one stone.View attachment 2394264View attachment 2394265
Just about finished the top rails today and started to work on the back apron
Light improvement for the later lights.
Anyhow you can see good ol fashion metal work.
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47coeman

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Just about finished the top rails today and started to work on the back apron
Light improvement for the later lights.
Anyhow you can see good ol fashion metal work.View attachment 2394765
Just finished up on the 2 rear apron’s
One for the 35 and my 45. As you can see the light fits in the hole nicely, I am pleased with the way it looks. Now back onto the top bed rails.
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47coeman

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Just finished up on the 2 rear apron’s
One for the 35 and my 45. As you can see the light fits in the hole nicely, I am pleased with the way it looks. Now back onto the top bed rails.View attachment 2396602
Ron finished the assembly and finish welding on the Trans tunnel one more thing to check off.
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Ron finished the assembly and finish welding on the Trans tunnel one more thing to check off.View attachment 2398102
Hi Peeps
Finished the last bed support the one I had fabed was a bit short the first one back from the headboard. Thursday I will start my way towards Idaho via Portland to see my son I haven’t seen in a while and arriving Athol Idaho where Ron lives Saturday and start the work session. Pic’s to follow.
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Hi Peeps
Finished the last bed support the one I had fabed was a bit short the first one back from the headboard. Thursday I will start my way towards Idaho via Portland to see my son I haven’t seen in a while and arriving Athol Idaho where Ron lives Saturday and start the work session. Pic’s to follow.View attachment 2408766
Ron just sent me a pic of the engineering of the pullies and placement of the fan. He is genius of With his skills to adapt the 606 Mercedes engine to the toyota and be able to keep it cool for those slow and pulling situations while Keeping the 606 cool. No aircondlting on the 45 but the 35 will be a different situation. Head on Ron you are the master.
 

47coeman

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Ron just sent me a pic of the engineering of the pullies and placement of the fan. He is genius of With his skills to adapt the 606 Mercedes engine to the toyota and be able to keep it cool for those slow and pulling situations while Keeping the 606 cool. No aircondlting on the 45 but the 35 will be a different situation. Head on Ron you are the master.
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47coeman

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Back up in Idaho working on the bed but in the between time I set the seats in to get an idea of fitment. Looks like I will need to narrow the passengers side to allow for the triple sticks and 5 speed shifter. Wanted to keep the stock 45 look in seats so more Fabing
Ahead. Covers are going to be the coral and the body is looking like spring green.
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47coeman

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Back up in Idaho working on the bed but in the between time I set the seats in to get an idea of fitment. Looks like I will need to narrow the passengers side to allow for the triple sticks and 5 speed shifter. Wanted to keep the stock 45 look in seats so more Fabing
Ahead. Covers are going to be the coral and the body is looking like spring green.View attachment 2415633View attachment 2415634
Back to the radiator working on multiple things at once, bed is coming along will have some pics later today.
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47coeman

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Did a bit of sandblasting for the bed assembly sure makes things clean smooth and easy to assemble.

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Also started the assembly of the bed that the top bed rails go on should finish the bed side panels and floor and off to Cali on Saturday. Was a pleasure to help Ron with the assembly this week. The bed will be mostly done so he can start on the other body sheet metal work.
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Also started the assembly of the bed that the top bed rails go on should finish the bed side panels and floor and off to Cali on Saturday. Was a pleasure to help Ron with the assembly this week. The bed will be mostly done so he can start on the other body sheet metal work.View attachment 2418443View attachment 2418445
It is 7:30 Friday night and I am getting ready to go to be and get up at 3am Saturday in preparation to go on my 15 hour trip back to Cali, ugg. I wanted to give an update on the bed mostly finished but a few little things to attend to, I am so pleased. Ron and his mastery of the body assembly is superbe in every way much better than factory and dead on streight it was a pleasure to help you this week I sure learned a bunch, see you again soon.
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47coeman

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It is 7:30 Friday night and I am getting ready to go to be and get up at 3am Saturday in preparation to go on my 15 hour trip back to Cali, ugg. I wanted to give an update on the bed mostly finished but a few little things to attend to, I am so pleased. Ron and his mastery of the body assembly is superbe in every way much better than factory and dead on streight it was a pleasure to help you this week I sure learned a bunch, see you again soon.View attachment 2419325View attachment 2419327View attachment 2419328View attachment 2419325View attachment 2419327View attachment 2419328
Been multi tasking working mainly on getting all the nuts and bolts, headlights ready for the plater. Most of the stuff is being bead blasted it makes it come out much better but time consuming. Additionally the same for all the little stuff that needs to go to powder Coating. Finally my T-3 spacer came in today that I had machined. The new alternator bracket got in the way so I needed to move the turbo
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up a bit, all fits nicely.
 

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Learn from my experience and don't. Diesel fuel and zinc plating do not get along together. I just had to pull my filler neck and sandblast the heavy rust and remaining plating out and use POR15 for gas tanks to seal the inside of the fuel filler neck. The rust started in the first month of use.
 

47coeman

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Learn from my experience and don't. Diesel fuel and zinc plating do not get along together. I just had to pull my filler neck and sandblast the heavy rust and remaining plating out and use POR15 for gas tanks to seal the inside of the fuel filler neck. The rust started in the first month of use.
TNx for the heads up I would of never guessed that would happen.
 

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