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Old 01-13-2018, 12:01 PM
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Attached are a couple pictures of a "mock up" boxside that I carved out of foam in hopes of what I envisioned to do (this was at the start of the project) I always felt the original stepside box and the almost "trailer" type rear fenders did not fit the style of the front half of the truck at all.

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Initially, I added a lower body style line that would have flowed with a somewhat hidden running board below the door. As I mentioned, I later removed the running board idea completely and extended the door down instead.

I don't know if I would have still done the lower body line (which I like) and eventually maybe added a "faux" body line on the bottom of the door and into the front fender opening or just removed it and had the bottom of the box without a body line like I initially did the doors?!?

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This is a very quick and crude sketch I did at the start (before carving the foam box) it helped give an idea of what I thought might look good.

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Here is a picture of the rolling chassis

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This is a picture trying to help show the fender to cab jamb separation seam that I came up with. All flush and hidden mounting.

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I'm not sure if I added this pic earlier in the thread, but I just like the looks of the project here!

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Old 01-13-2018, 04:25 PM
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What type of foam do you use looks like you get a nice finish with it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:45 AM
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That bed is what should have been factory in the first place. Suits the cab perfectly.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:29 AM
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I donít know how I missed this thread but what a great build and a real shame you didnít get to finish it. I have to say though, Iím as intrigued by the table itís being built on as the pickup itself. Was it home built or a commercially manufactured one? Iíd definitely like to find out a bit more about it.
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Fantastic stuff.

I was thinking to make a smooth firewall for my project, but after seeing this, I've changed my mind.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:12 AM
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What type of foam do you use looks like you get a nice finish with it.
That is just regular sheet type styro-foam insulation. Not the easiest to sculpt, but it can work. If you grind on it it wants to “melt” and harden, if you sand on it sometimes it wants to “peel” of some of the surface.

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That bed is what should have been factory in the first place. Suits the cab perfectly.
. Thank you, it certainly matches the front way better than the original box

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I don’t know how I missed this thread but what a great build and a real shame you didn’t get to finish it. I have to say though, I’m as intrigued by the table it’s being built on as the pickup itself. Was it home built or a commercially manufactured one? I’d definitely like to find out a bit more about it.
Thank you for enjoying the build. The “build table” is more of a crossover item from our collision repair days. It’s an old commercial frame rack / straightening table. It big, flat, strong and level so it was a perfect fit for using as a table to build projects on. It can get a bit tricky at times to work under the vehicle (the rack raised up about 3’ also, but has several crossbars as well as the hydraulic rams to lift it)

I see it everyday, but can’t think of the brand right now. I’ll try to remember when I’m there on Monday.

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Fantastic stuff.

I was thinking to make a smooth firewall for my project, but after seeing this, I've changed my mind.
Thanks. I have to agree, while a smooth / clean firewall is a huge visual upgrade, adding some beadwork or dimension to a panel will really make it “pop” and look a lot more fabricated in the end.
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Awesome work Dane. You are a real craftsman, and being self taught makes it even more impressive.

You must have a nice dry climate as there was a lot of bare metal and not a tinge of rust anywhere
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:19 PM
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Awesome work Dane. You are a real craftsman, and being self taught makes it even more impressive.

You must have a nice dry climate as there was a lot of bare metal and not a tinge of rust anywhere
Thank you very much! We have pretty decent weather as far as humidity. Hard to say ďdecentĒ when weíve had weeks of below 0 temps down to -20 F. for days on end recently. Obviously in the winter the air is really dry, in the summer we often have the doors closed and the A/C on when it gets too hot & humid.
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Dane, beautiful craftsmanship and a great eye for detail! Well done sir!
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congrats on MSOTM dane, great truck!
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