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Old 12-09-2016, 07:48 AM
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Please include me on the list of people that have used assorted welder panels in body work .

I do it all the time but no body filler as that soaks water like a sponge I use Fiber Glass.
I agree.
Started off with sheet metal from home depot but it sucked. Buddy had an old ford hood I cut pieces out of.
I have a couple of spots I didn't grind the metal enough, gonna re-do some spots when it cools off more.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:53 PM
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Replaced the old cluster with an SR5 cluster.
Took all of 30 minutes from start to finish!
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:19 AM
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Started on a roll bar 12/24.
Gonna try and add the two back bars today.
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It is just nice seeing one in great looking condition. Great job on what you are getting done. Looks good.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:48 AM
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It is just nice seeing one in great looking condition. Great job on what you are getting done. Looks good.
Thanks. Its a slow process.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:01 AM
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A few pic of building the roll bar.

I wanted to keep the bed liner so I cut it to fit.
My wife came up with a good idea of using fiberglass cloth to make form fitting boots reseal the liner.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:32 AM
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Nice looking truck, you're doing a good job with it.
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:47 PM
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Nice looking truck, you're doing a good job with it.
Thanks maco35. It been trying at times.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:57 AM
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looks good, and leaves me wanting an sr5 cluster!
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:36 PM
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Well I have added (2) 6" lights and scored a set of chip guards from Jrheingans.
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RAD4Runner View Post
looks good, and leaves me wanting an sr5 cluster!
Thanks.
I got a set from I8URSVT.
Him and Jrheingans are great people to deal with.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:42 AM
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My attempt at repairing my dash. I didnt remember to take any pictures of the damage(my bad).
Started off by filling in the pocket.I never used it in 30 years and I'm thinking of installing a gauge pod for a set mechanical gauges.
I used fiberglass and bondo in lifts to fill in the cracks and pocket.
Final skim coat was just bondo. Everything bonded like a rock.
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With my wife's help we found Marine vinyl at Joann's fabrics for $19 per yard.(wife had a 50% off coupon) It measured 36"x52" for $8.50
I used 3m 77 spray glue. Total cost for all the material was $40 out the door.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:16 AM
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...Marine vinyl...
I used 3m 77 spray glue..
Nice! Exactly how I plan to fix mine. I never use the pocket either since the 80's when I watched a nice fountain pen slide off and fly out the window at a turn. LoL!
Wasn't it hard to make the vents fit? No wrinkles there?
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Nice! Exactly how I plan to fix mine. I never use the pocket either since the 80's when I watched a nice fountain pen slide off and fly out the window at a turn. LoL!
Wasn't it hard to make the vents fit? No wrinkles there?

Thanks.
With the vents I had to take the locking tabs off. I cut an "X" in the opening and folded the material in. I simply pushed the vents in the opening. Its a very snug fit.
I ended up cracking a couple of the vents, 30 year old plastic. After I install the gauges I plan to look for a fix for the tabs.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:34 AM
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Thanks.
With the vents I had to take the locking tabs off. I cut an "X" in the opening and folded the material in. I simply pushed the vents in the opening. Its a very snug fit.
I ended up cracking a couple of the vents, 30 year old plastic. After I install the gauges I plan to look for a fix for the tabs.
Cool! Thank you very much!
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:51 PM
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BTW, did you also use plain bondo to fill the pocket?
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:04 AM
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I used the long hair fiberglass bondo mix and a skim coat of plain bondo to finish it off smooth.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:58 AM
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Looks really good. I still haven't seen your truck on the road while I'm out and about. Did you remove any of the old plastic leaving just the foam exposed, or just scuffed up what was there?
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:27 AM
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Nice job on fixing the dash! Many years ago I had a black single cab 88 with those exact same wheels, and I even had a chrome roll bar in the bed! I traded it in when i bought a new car, kicked myself ever since.
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