Yep it sure does. Six new urethane cab and front clip mounts, new inner and outer rocker panels and cab corners on both sides will hold the salt off for a few more years hopefully. Damn rocker panels measured 0.80"..... take a bit longer to rot those away!!Salt sure plays hell with steel.
I would have thought thicker steel would last longer when I first started out in the repair sector but I have seen 1/8" plate disintegrate in one year, depends on what is in the steel. Had check plate waste away just sitting outdoors not even near salt, bit of rain and plenty of condensation.Yep it sure does. Six new urethane cab and front clip mounts, new inner and outer rocker panels and cab corners on both sides will hold the salt off for a few more years hopefully. Damn rocker panels measured 0.80"..... take a bit longer to rot those away!!
Make some smooth surfaces with that.Spent most of the day in Bangor yesterday having a CT scan, an MRI and numerous X-Rays in preparation of the up coming shoulder replacement....not any of my favorite things.....but.....when I got back to the shop finally I found this had been delivered....another WOOT!! View attachment 883341 View attachment 883342 View attachment 883343
Yep and a lot easier to change knives! Those cutters are solid carbide and have four cutting edges. Just rotate them 90 degrees when dull....self indexing...no adjustment needed....easy-peasy!! I'll likely never need to replace them..... They are supposed to run much quieter than straight knives and because they cut on a skew they are supposed to virtually eliminate any tearout on wild grained woods...Make some smooth surfaces with that.
These are painted inside and out and I made the inner rocker panels out of galvanized steel. (Old metal shower walls 1/16" thick) New cab corners were much thinner. However long they last they will likely outlast the rest of the truck.......this wasn't a "Restoration" but just a repair.....not worth the effort if you had to hire it done. But $30,000.00 for a decent used pick up is just something I can't see me doing.....I would have thought thicker steel would last longer when I first started out in the repair sector but I have seen 1/8" plate disintegrate in one year, depends on what is in the steel. Had check plate waste away just sitting outdoors not even near salt, bit of rain and plenty of condensation.
LOL..LOOKS LIKE MY 2005 CHEVY.This tyme off from dollah chasing whilst letting the thumb recover has given me the much needed tyme to get back to my firewood hauler/boat tow-er project that had stalled for much of the last year. This old Chebby reminds me of a lobstah.....the old shell was shed and she just grew another new one! Just finished the drivers side yesterday. Gonna set the rear body back on today, install the fender flares and shim it as needed to get the body lines straight......then I'll separate them again so when I shoot the two part epoxy with kevlar bed liner on the bottom 10" or so up the sides I can get in around to the back of the cab and front of the body. Bed liner says it'll be here tomorrow so perhaps she'll be ready for the road again by the weekend!! WOOT!!! View attachment 883333 View attachment 883334 View attachment 883335 View attachment 883336
LOL..LOOKS LIKE MY 2005 CHEVY.
NEED TO GET THOSE WHEEL WELL COVERS. RUST FORMS FROM THAT INSIDE LIP. WATER GETS INTO THE SEAM AND OXIDIZES ITS WAY OUT. I HAVE A SMALL RUST PATCH HAVE TO GET ON.
GOOD TRUCKS. WE PAID 11 GRAND FOR OURS. HAD ONLY 125,000 ON IT. BUT CHEVY DIDNT PUT ENOUGH CARBON IN THEIR STEEL IN THIS MODEL. FRAMES ARE NOTED FOR RUSTING OUT. MOTORS AND TRANNYS ARE GOOD THOUGH. WATCH YOUR STEEL BREAK LINES TOO. JUST HAD MINE REPLACED TO COPPER ZINC ONES. COST A GRAND! LOST THEM LAST WEEK COMING HOME FROM WORK. WAS A BIT HAIRY.
Real nice pics Robin, fine stone beach much like ours here,Was an awesome place but felt ovahwatched by big brother.........The Down East shoreline is a place of very large governmental "Ovah The Horizon" communications installations ........there is one right at the beach. Right beyond that tree line is a prison......the Downeast "Correctional" facility.......in case you might need correcting....damn pretty place to be "Rehabilitated"...LOL!!
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BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ROBIN. THANK YOU. BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I HAVE SEEN THAT COAST. REMEMBER SOUTH PORTLAND HAD THOUSE LONG THIN ROCKS.I was uncommonly nice out yesterday...considering it is near the end of Jan......light north breeze but I was in just a long sleeved shirt and insulated vest....no hat....but was still comfortable.
The sea can get angry here too.......the last pics show a near break through of the natural seawall!
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