Sunday, February 27, 2011

Added some short wood racks to the bed...still on the fence about these.
Working on turn signal options...will either integrate into brake lights or install separate lights. Here is one thought..small chrome bullets!
Also thinking about the service station logo in the top pic. It currently in a sign just taped on for mock-up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Got a few small things done recently. Worked on the parking brakes for better operation. Adjusted valves on the engine, and installed new spark plugs. Still have a slight miss at idle. The control arms were modified to work with the lowered axle better, but it caused the tie rod ends to rub the tires a little so I spaced the control arms in a little. Solved the problem.  Fabbed a new bracket for the third brake light, the old one rubbed the window seal too much.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Now in primer and driveable. Still have to get a sending unit for the gas tank, and a turn signal unit.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Finally installed the new gas tank today as well as made a new shift knob. Removed the lock set from the passenger side door for a locksmith to make a new key. Wired up the dash lights, and started on the turn signals!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Did some painting. Cab hood and drivers side fenders, all in flat for the moment. Bought satin in both colors for  next coat, Interior painted as well - gloss Navajo white...kind of a beige.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Finally started a little bodywork today. A few dints and dings, mostly sanding all the surface rust off and coating with self-etching primer. This truck will not have a big dollar paint job...something simple and cheap. Flat or satin look....maybe a little 2 tone effect. Here is flat black and Khaki's a truck. Junk and trash go in the bed!