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    Getting back on the truck build , hope to have it running next week , doing lots of little things that need to be done before starting
    also I added another piece to the dashboard to hold the switchs, will also install warning and blinker lights in that piece, I want the dashboard to be as clean as possible, nothing on it !
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    Herb, that is the start of one fantastic looking interior. Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Herb, that is the start of one fantastic looking interior. Way to go!
    Thanks Tom

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    Just added these radiator support rods, made them out of 1/2 stainless steel tubing. kinda old school look, I love em!
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    Good idea. I am concerned with the lack of support also.
    Is that another brace I see in your second photo down above the suspension arm?
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    Build thread will stop for almost 3 months as I am going to Tucson for the balance of the winter
    ASLO:Shipping my cobra out there. where the weather is fine !

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    We will miss you. You can post from Tucson.
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    of course I can and I will :

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    Did you remove the bar behind the seats or just move it up along with the angled brackets? Or is it still in the same place just can't see it behind those seats? Which look very comfy for long trips by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwheels View Post
    Did you remove the bar behind the seats or just move it up along with the angled brackets? Or is it still in the same place just can't see it behind those seats? Which look very comfy for long trips by the way.
    yep I cut it out , never like the look of the cross bar and with it removed I moved the seats back almost 2 inches and that helped a lot in giving extra leg room. my seat belts have a shoulder strap that will mount right where I removed the cross bar. Herb
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    sp how badly is the extra 2 inches needed ?? on seat will be using stock seat raised my cruise area is 750 miles a day on road I need comfort am 5 ft 8 in

    now the question I really need answered how did you do the layout on the engine turning
    getting all tuck en rolled so want the engine turning to make it retro show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houdini View Post
    sp how badly is the extra 2 inches needed ?? on seat will be using stock seat raised my cruise area is 750 miles a day on road I need comfort am 5 ft 8 in

    now the question I really need answered how did you do the layout on the engine turning
    getting all tuck en rolled so want the engine turning to make it retro show
    Took a sharpie and marked off 1 inch squares on the firewall , using a 2 inch 3m pad in my drill press , I tried it on the back side first to make sure I was happy with it. Have to admit it I stole the idea to do the engine turning form Tom !
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    oops

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    GOT SEATS !
    full leather,came out of a 2018 mini van mid row seats
    notice anything missing on my roll cage ?
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    Are the top sections of the seats now behind the roll cage frame? And, if so, are you certain they will fit inside the body? I'm asking as I don't know how close the roll bar is to the inside of the back of the cab.
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    Herb,
    We mechanical engineers call that structure "Statically Indeterminate" . Here's a wiki on the subject. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statically_indeterminate

    Do you have plans to replace it somewhere else maybe or eliminate it?

    Nice seats by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWilkinson View Post
    Herb,
    We mechanical engineers call that structure "Statically Indeterminate" . Here's a wiki on the subject. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statically_indeterminate

    Do you have plans to replace it somewhere else maybe or eliminate it?

    Nice seats by the way!
    Hi Ken , on my way back home from Tucson , not sure what you are talking about ? Removing the cross member ?

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    The missing parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    Working on my dash while I wait for parts !
    covered the dash in leather

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    wow, impressive. Sophisticated look.

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    Jus made and installed a third brake light. I used a LED light strip and 1/4 plexi glass .It is flush mounted
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    So not sure if you seen this on the 35 post but I rolled the edges of the truck bed side , I never liked the hard square edge and now I think it looks more originalIMG_0584.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWilkinson View Post
    How did you attach the wrench on the driver side valve cover? Hehehe
    Just noticed your post now LOL

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    Much better

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    I used 1 inch PVC , cut a slot in it and pushed it over the square metal, it was a very tight ift so its not going anywhere . Then just rage to fill in the bevel
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    Great idea Herb! Looks great. I might have to use that idea. I also wanted to get some SS angle and weld all the SS bed pieces together. But they now come glued to fiberglass sides! Not sure if feasible now without tearing everything up trying to get the sides off.

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    Ok, so here is a couple of pic of my tailgate , now the tailgate does not function , (notice the third brake light )I smoothed it out .alos made the tailgate lip rolled along with the bed sides, frenched in the chrome tail pipes , have lots more finish body work to do on it yet ! not sure if tis your cup of tea ,but I love it
    The license plate of off my 62 willys
    let me know what you think ! thanks herb tailgate2.jpgtailgate 1.jpg
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    Looks really good. I am thinking of making my tailgate fixed as well. Really not needed to go up and down. Some dumb *** will sit something heavy on it if it is down, like me probably not thinking.

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    Very nice !
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    Herb what trans did you use with your SBC? I have a 4L60E which I completed installing and put in floor over the weekend. After mocking up trans tunnel looks like I will need to modify the right side of tunnel to fit over the rear corner of pan. Did you run into this?

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    PM sent , but I had to modify the mounts ,but I think because I used a shor t tail tranny (T350)

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