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Old 01-06-2011, 09:47 PM
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Default 96 GMC rat build

put together the tubes to french the tail lights.... 3 1/2 " exhaust tubing.... didn't think those caddie lights were that large at the base, but they are.., hope to get them tacked in this weekend and get a rough idea how they look... gonna try to get the roof lined up and tacked in place as well... I've got another donor roof to get the fill areas I need for the windshield edge and the rear glass edge... not many bone yards want to cut a top off a decent cab... finally went to a metal scrap yard that had just got in a 1993 Chevy pk-up and they let me hack the top before they crushed it..... thank God the rest was really bad... or I would have felt bad and bought the whole thing..lol

I'll try to get more photo's when the top is tacked in place along with the taillight buckets....

please excuse the sloppy tack welds on the panel.... new mig that is far better than my old one.... trying to work out the technique / speed / heat on this one..... by the way, wire speed corrected the bird drop looking tack problem on the other panel....lol.. hey I'm an old guy give me a break....
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:19 PM
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You're doin' great work, I like to see someone with the later model trucks. Might be easyer to follow if you post in the same tread rather than starting a new one every time tho.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:21 PM
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You're doin' great work, I like to see someone with the later model trucks. Might be easyer to follow if you post in the same tread rather than starting a new one every time tho.
I totally agree, there are couple folks on this site that do that.
I wondered if it bothered anyone else.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:54 PM
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This is a bit new to me.... sorry for the new threads... i'll try to do the right way.....now....let me see.....how do I do that??????? lol
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:59 PM
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Default 96 GMC Rat Build

did some work on the tail lights.... the wife had other plans so the top work had to wait..... posted some pic's with the tail light buckets tacked in ... I was a little disappointed that I couldn't set them back further.... as it was I had to cut an access hole inside the bed to be able to tighten or loosen the stud nuts to get them in and out..... looks ok... I am going to cut them back to the weld so the side is a bit more open... any input???
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:13 PM
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Things are going a bit slower than I had planned.... still waiting for the donor roof to get the filler sections I need...too much snow in guys personal bone yard to get back to it to cut it off.... roof corners are in place and will have to be realigned when I get the filler pieces.... like a dummy I took off the clamps... moved a wee bit..... but realign without much pressure...
Got the taillights into primer and the reese hitch recessed so it will fit behind the roll pan.... pulled the front springs and will be removing the rear springs and hangers to relocate / cut to lower this a bit..... thought about an axle flip but really don't want to cut the c-notches... at least not now... hoping to get that donor roof this weekend since it's been warmer and the snow is melting quickly.....
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:47 AM
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It always takes longer than we think it should, but youíre doing great. Interested in seeing how it all comes together.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:36 PM
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It always takes longer than we think it should, but youíre doing great. Interested in seeing how it all comes together.
I hate waiting on other people to decide to move..... I started checking into another roof.. may be more expensive but I think I can get one faster.... Got the roll pan in place, gotta move the hitch back another 2 inches.... thank God I hadn't welded it yet...... easy adjustment....
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:48 PM
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i agree one thread would be better
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:56 PM
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i agree one thread would be better
I'll post all the build stuff for this in this thread.... sorry bout that... I know when I first got on board, I had a couple threads going on....
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