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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2015, 02:27:10 AM »
Here's a pic. of the cab.  I did not destroy a good rebuildable cab.  The floor and firewall was all rusted out, and damage to the front of the roof. I found a guy close to me on EBay that has all kinds of truck parts.  I recycled all the parts.  My wife is a "farm girl", she learned how to drive in a truck like this "three in the tree".  I took a pic. of the cab before I started, cleaned it all up, sanded and painted it the base coat.  And then added patina to look like it started.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2015, 02:32:58 AM »
Here's a pic. of the picture we are going to have behind the window.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2015, 02:54:49 AM »
I was thinking it could have a light or something in the glass area. good idea.
Have you seen the tailgates made into benches?
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2015, 03:05:25 AM »
I know this is not Camaro related. This my wife and I project/present for this year. Ours is not going to be quite that rusty.  It's '65 Turq. metallic (just Base Coat) with patina. Cab is done, I'll try to get a pic. posted.  My wish is to get the tailgate finished in time.

Mike your killin me with the pic of that truck. Do you know how many Guys are looking for a nice tail gate for their truck let alone cab and bed???
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2015, 03:11:29 AM »
Very cool Mike.  8)

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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2015, 03:37:27 AM »
Funny how everyone wishes for time.  One year, 3 months and I retire for good.  I hate to wish my life away, but I'm looking forward to March 2017.  coincidentally the birth date of my Z11!
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2015, 04:23:01 AM »
I was thinking it could have a light or something in the glass area. good idea.
Have you seen the tailgates made into benches?
Yes, I have seen the benches.  We are going to have the tail-lights(blue dot) and interior Dome light working.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2015, 04:24:57 AM »


Mike your killin me with the pic of that truck. Do you know how many Guys are looking for a nice tail gate for their truck let alone cab and bed???
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Did you read my #15 post???  Tail gate was pretty rough too.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2015, 04:27:51 AM »
yes sorry went back and read that. I could have made 6 beds for you with all the trucks I went through to make mine rust free....
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2015, 05:16:03 AM »
I could have probably used your reject parts. Were they 60 to 66?  The guy I got parts from is only like an hour away.  I sent him a pic. of the bed, and told him I didn't want to cut up good usable parts.  I didn't get rid of any of the dents, and didn't use filler on the pitted spots.  If you enlarge the pic. and look real close you will see pits where the brown primer is.  I did have to weld up some holes, especially in the tail-gate, but didn't finish them off with filler.  Just ground them down.  In reality, I suppose some of thes parts could have been used on a "Rat Rod".  I did watch a couple of shows on Velocity on Rat Rods to get ideas for the patina I wanted.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2015, 06:34:58 AM »
Yes many parts are the same for 60-66. Cab is different 60-63 vs 64-66, but fenders and bed are the same. I was just giving you a hard time. I have seen guys make nation wagons out of Camaros and mustangs. They made a ton of all this stuff... That will be one heavy bed though!
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2015, 06:11:40 PM »
Looks good Mike. I would also like more time. Looks like retirement is out of the question for me, but am happy I can still work. I would also like to see a CGR get together.   

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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2015, 06:45:32 PM »
Yes many parts are the same for 60-66. Cab is different 60-63 vs 64-66, but fenders and bed are the same. I was just giving you a hard time. I have seen guys make nation wagons out of Camaros and mustangs. They made a ton of all this stuff... That will be one heavy bed though!

Actually it's not as heavy as one would think.  The cab part isn't as heavy as the tail-gate.  The cab is just a 6 in. "slice" of the back of the cab.  I'm going to make a "faux" step bumper out of wood.  Had to get a new mattress and frame, needs to be King Size to fit the width of the truck.
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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2015, 07:01:27 PM »
Had to get a new mattress and frame, needs to be King Size to fit the width of the truck.

Get a California king mattress and make it a long bed!  ;D

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Re: What Do You Want For Christmas?
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2015, 09:05:36 PM »
Oh well,
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