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Morning fellas n ladies. Getting moving on here decided to clean up the frame and cab with a pressure washer to get some of these repairs done.

You can see how dirty and grimy everything is.

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So inspecting previous welds kind of made me cringe, I found that the sliders were not attached properly and have no gussets...
Whoever put them on didn't even weld over half way around on some of the supports. :flush:

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So I added a gusset and re welded it up.

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I also found that the front bumper and winch plate were missing alot of welds so I went ahead and put a few extra on there.

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That's all I got to share for this episode. Stay tuned for more paint and repair!
 
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Here comes an update!

Alright decided to do some cab work today and get the bed liner in...

Here's a few shots of what the interior was looking like.

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So got some elbow work in with multiple wire brushes, compressed air, brake clean, rags, tape, plastic and I think you get the rest.....
Cleaned and scuffed it all up followed by some rustoleum primer...

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So as I let that stuff dry I prepped this sweet kit I picked up on amazon. Came with the gun and I had to go down to harbor freight and get an air filter/regulator to set this stuff at approx 60 PSI.

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So Now is the time to be judged and here is the end result.... I dig it.

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Ohh! So far I like it it actually dries to a hardy substance. I am going to re do the inside of my truck with this product down the road for sure.
 
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Well the interior is coming back together

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Having some issues with the motor though. I bought a complete kit to rebuild the one we got but come to find out its a pre 84 22R motor which means the block is actually almost a 1/4 in shorter than the latter. So the plan now is to help dad buy new short block and transfer the 22re components over to it.... :bang:
 
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Got head?
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Hangittttt
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Mating the tranny
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aaaaaand she's in....
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Now its time to finalize all the gas lines and nit pick stuff then on with the body hopefully tomorrow :beer::beer::beer:
 
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Sweet! That's a good goal... hopefully you don't have to mail order any parts because shipping anything ain't gonna be fast this time of year.
 
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Any progress today? You betchya ass there was!

Got all the gas lines finished and fixed the exhaust. Then it was time to DROP THAT CAB!
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But when we were lining things up we found that the 22re gas tank DOESNT FIT!.....
So we had to send it in to get some manufacturer clearance.... ;)

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So after pulling the cab a few more times and having to cut and re route the high pressure line we finally got it to sit :slap:

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And Blammo the cab was on

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So now comes the fun process of cleaning up this mess...... :worms:

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