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    Really liking the build Herb. Honestly did not like the look of the truck when I first saw FF was creating one but have seen their completed one in the beautiful blue and it’s really nice. Totally changed my mind and can’t wait to see more trucks built and know yours will be a beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDubU View Post
    Really liking the build Herb. Honestly did not like the look of the truck when I first saw FF was creating one but have seen their completed one in the beautiful blue and it’s really nice. Totally changed my mind and can’t wait to see more trucks built and know yours will be a beauty!
    Kyle, thanks so much , I really love this truck !!!!!!!

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    Working on the gauge cluster. The veneer is chesnut burl, the finish is not even close to done still more coats and buff out , what do you think ?
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    Last edited by herb fraser; 09-10-2018 at 01:03 PM.

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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Wow!
    Tom so I guess you approve LOL
    Thanks Herb

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    Very nice! Nice choice on the wood and those gauges look great.
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    Very nice, great idea!
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    Herb, the panel looks awesome and you have good taste in gauges...I put the same gauges in my 33.
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    Thanks Guys I am also using chestnut burl on my door panels that i am making and also on the insert area on the dash

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVOBill View Post
    Herb, the panel looks awesome and you have good taste in gauges...I put the same gauges in my 33.
    (: !!!

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    Herb everything looks dam good i will be glade when i order mine. Just to let you know there is a new company out that carries custom hose clamps and they look dam good the name of the company is TKO clamping systems.com check it out and i bet you change your hose clamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturigus83 View Post
    Herb everything looks dam good i will be glade when i order mine. Just to let you know there is a new company out that carries custom hose clamps and they look dam good the name of the company is TKO clamping systems.com check it out and i bet you change your hose clamps
    Thanks I will check them out

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    Working on my dash while I wait for parts !
    covered the dash in leather

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    Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    Working on the gauge cluster. The veneer is chesnut burl, the finish is not even close to done still more coats and buff out , what do you think ?
    Herb


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    Dash Board is now done !!! Tell me what you think !
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    Herb that looks fantastic! you are one gifted builder. Way to go!

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    Here's a pic of my door panel
    its only in the rough state , lots of work to go
    trying to keep in line with the dash
    it will of course be covered in same leather and chestnut burl
    window up and down switch will go in the door handle towards the upper front
    And the round hole will be filled with a speaker
    But have a look anyway .
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    Also put a little more bling on the engine, copper lines for fuel , overflow and heating lines
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    Last edited by herb fraser; 09-23-2018 at 04:49 PM.

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    How did you attach the wrench on the driver side valve cover? Hehehe

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    JB Weld is good for everything.
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    Herb-

    Everything is looking really nice. I admire your craftsmanship! You know, as nicely as the door card is turning out, you might consider selling something like that! HA...

    You do nice work, and I am enjoying following your progress!

    Regards,

    Steve

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    FINISHED DOOR PANELS !!!!!!! what do you think ?

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    Door panel looks great Herb! Decide to move the power window switches?
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    Herb,

    I want to ask about you about those copper fuel lines. Are you concerned about metal fatigue? Won't the vibrations from the engine running loosen the fittings, if not the lines themselves?


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    hi Dave fuel line no because it is hard plumbed on both ends and I used K copper which is VERY flexible and strong, there are compression fitting should also be fine . the heater lines should be OK for the same reason and where there pass through the firewall I have installed rubber grommets. BUT I plan on keeping an eye on them, thanks for your concerns, Herb
    OK well now lets get to the good parts. how do you like my Door Panels ??
    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Herb,

    I want to ask about you about those copper fuel lines. Are you concerned about metal fatigue? Won't the vibrations from the engine running loosen the fittings, if not the lines themselves?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CVOBill View Post
    Door panel looks great Herb! Decide to move the power window switches?
    Yes I did decide to move them ,I thought the pulls ( doo Handles ) looked out of place the other way . And I like the clean look od the panels, I plan on putting the switches in or on the center console > I love the clean look of the panels and dahs So I will most likely put all or most of the switches in the center console out of sight

    FED EX called today bring a BIG pallet of backordered stuff tomorrow
    Last edited by herb fraser; 09-27-2018 at 04:23 PM.

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    FED EX called today bring a BIG pallet of backordered stuff tomorrow
    Cool, hope this means for all of us.
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    The seats of course will be dyed a light brown
    and the steering wheel will be covered in the same lesther

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    steering wheel is now tan leather, took it apart , stripped off the black leather and installed tan, only took about 2 hours
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    Wow, beautiful work Herb. Your truck is going to be very nice!
    Last edited by Marv; 09-30-2018 at 08:52 AM.
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    Center console. Not done but starting to take shape
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    Definitely showing off those skills Herb! Looks awesome!

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    door panels, center console and dash board done and temporally installed
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    seats will be dyed to match the tan leather
    Last edited by herb fraser; 10-07-2018 at 02:55 PM.

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    door panels, center console and dash board done and temporarily installed
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    The interior looks amazing Herb. What are you using for seats?
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    got the seats on Ebay, there are from a company that does conversion vans for disabled people they are brand new leather , only cost $200 for the pair delivered !
    I will dye them to match the rest of the leather, Herb

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    Herb, the truck looks great and now you guys got me thinking a 35 might have to be my next project.

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    Herb that interior is absolutely stunning! I have not posted anything for a while now but I had to complement you on your build. My daughter just graduated from college so I've decided to start scrounging up my parts for a truck build as well. I've got a '98 silverado that will be giving up the engine and trasmission so mine will be a Chevy powered hotrod as well. My son just started college so it may be a year or two before I can order the kit but by then they will have all the bugs and kinks worked out. I had already planned on engine turning the firewall, as this was common way back in the day, and also on the dash and door panels. I'll be watching this build and can't wait to see how it comes out!

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    Herb what type of adhesive are you using with the trunk liner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marv View Post
    Herb what type of adhesive are you using with the trunk liner?
    3M 90 high strength spray on from home depot ,works great
    Last edited by herb fraser; 12-31-2018 at 02:00 PM.

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