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    Houdinis 35 truck build

    I got the front suspension on except for the coil over sleves, missing parts are a hold up missing lower arms for rear end too

    so I took the cab off and am doing sound deadening and had a lot of flex on front of roof so I am laying some more glass mat down
    any one got any suggestions on the sound insulation ??? that I might be missing out on ????
    I am planning on a headliner and plan to put some wood around the cab to tack the ends of it

    the body did not slip off as easiy as I thought it would
    hate to disappoint you guys this is not going to have any photos
    sure used up the space in shop quick got about 80 feet used up

    going to get this to a driver this year and do the body and paint next fall and switch to the 347 engine and a gearstar AOD

    got a junked model A with a fresh 302 with a roller cam gonna use carb and stock trans for now

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    fiber glasing the roof and the dash, and I am not a neat person with glass got to grind off a few pimples
    my missing brakes and parts shortages are still MISSING
    oh well its too cold to heat the shop, had it 80 today but we are getting a cold snap time to veg out at home

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    no pics didn't happen !

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    been having lots of snow, storms and cold weather
    if I spent as much time working on truck as fighting snow and trying to heat shop I would have some progress to report

    the paint I got 2 qts and I gal reducer was just a bit under 700$ we are not living in a cheep country anymore !!!!!
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    sent out my upholstery to get redone, waiting on seat untill I figure out what to do
    filling seams on the splices on the truck cab sanded it down with 40 grit then ground out divots and fill with short strand filler
    then air filed it down and refilled with lightweight filler and am air sanding with air fille

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    just about done filling and insulating, cant wait to finish my front end and rear end
    I am a happy camper got all my part except for the rear brakes
    so I hope to make some progress and stay out of filler dust
    some day ihope the wife can post some pix for me
    being a old dog it hard to learn the new trix
    have been cleaning the floor and putting the excess lumber away
    and pushed the welders in back room

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    Primed the inside edges on the cab today

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    cut the bar that goes behind the seat think I will like extra room
    I liked the OTB master cyl resivoir but it was close to $200 think I will have to pass on that
    sent in a summit order to get some putty and grind and other stuff

    my tucken roll seat is just about done got it emerald green and white my upholstery guy said it was worst seat that he ever did
    he is a instructor t the body school I went to

    got some decals madE with truck name on them Emerald JEWEL

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    got the roll bars and some of the interior of frame painted and also painted the inside of the cab
    now to assemble petals and put the cab back, on if it still fits, then time to mount rear end and get started on some assembly got all the parts that I need
    where I cut the bar out of the cage it dont even show thanks to 2 block sandings and some spray can filler primer

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    Do you have any pics ? Just wondering if your going with 3 point seat belts and mounting them to the roll bar ?
    FFR 35 p/u # 0016 Dart 347 TKO 600

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    no pix
    looks like I got some 3 point mount seatbelts with , retractors car type style
    got a split type mount for the roll bar

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    had the rear end bit my hand lost some skin
    got the pettal box in LOOKS LIKE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH INTERFERENCE ON STERE COLUMN

    got a new bat box, made going to turn battery sideways and cut and hinge floor for axcess hope it all works

    has anyone received or got any work on longer driveshaft cover or other seat fixes
    I hope they can send some different parts so I dont have to fabricate more stuff
    I would love to have a 4 foot box and pan brake but dont have spare $$$

    but I guess I am fortunate to have a 4 foot Dries and Krump 10 ton brake rated for 16 ga

    got a friend with a 24 foot 450 ton brake and much other stuff , plasma tables , lazer and wet jet

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    You have to shim the colum and use a button head bolt on the bottom left side. The seat is another issue I cut the front inner corners out of the frame. The seat fits fine over the driveshaft cover it’s the fiberglass trans tunnel is where I ran into issues. I am installing a e stopp electric park brake so no issues with the seat and manual e brake .
    FFR 35 p/u # 0016 Dart 347 TKO 600

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    Houdini, take a look at my post on bench seat install for photos of how I cut down the tranny fiberglass tunnel to get the seat to fit over the tunnel.
    Best of luck.
    Ralph

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    truck hit a virtual standstill
    we are having major flooding in area, most of my road is washed out, and truck is in town
    had power go out on farm yesterday and sump pump is running every 30 seconds
    got about a 8 foot dike around farmstead, but still got snow where I need to place pumps and got a lot of water someplaces in yard
    hope to get tractor running and move some snow and haul out pumps, hope I got oil for the next 2 pumps we have not had water for 5 years here tractor fuel froze up and stalled
    went to fargo ND yesterday for hose, foot valve and other supplies and made it 4 miles an water was over all roads and took alternate route to get there
    prayer appreciated
    hope this tired old body can make progress today, usually get exhausted quickly got some symptoms of agent orange

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