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PCD's 74 620 progress/build up

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i assume you mean it looks like a king cab in this pic

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that's just the vent hole.

 

Yeah... OK, that make sense... at least someone understood what I was talking about! Thanks Tnip. And to ol yeller :rolleyes: The world may never know:cool:

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That vent hole will be shaved very soon..would be nice to have a KC though :cool:

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Mark, That would look cool if you could cut it and make a "PEEP" bubble window! I have never seen one on a 620.....you would be the first:D

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Ok worked on it half the day & got the L brackets welded on the cab & roof. Will have to use flat bar on the cab because of the uneven back cab wall....

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The roof piece is just tacked on for now to see how it all lined up...nana.gif. Jason, not sure bout the "peep" window :D I want this truck to be shaved smooth.

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I've always liked the shaved look as well! What are those buckets out of...Been thinking of going with buckets on my '74:D

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The seats are out of a 411. Had to drill 2 holes for the rear part of the seat.the front 2 lined up with the track perfectly. When searching for buckets look for a low back style seat. If not you'll be sitting too straight up & be close to the wheel.

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that is unless you have a kingcab...

 

i was just thinking about what you mentioned about the rear of the cab not bein straight so you couldn't use an L bracket... if the strength comes into question i would think it would be simple to make some measurements and then cut out some area on the bottom half of the L, to fit around the bulged areas on the rear of the cab. then you'd have area to weld to on the back wall at the top and bottom and a lil extra support from the tabs. i'm sure you'll work it out to be super awesome. as you always do.

 

looks great mark

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Hey Mark,

 

I just thought of a good name for Your truck!!!! You know how those new Cingular ads that combing city names?? Well, Your truck could be named "bluesawhiteayelloprimablacksun" ! ! ! ! Lookin good ! ! !

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Tnip- im going to use a piece of flat bar for the back cab wall that'll go above the bulges.

Steroid- how do you pronounce that ? :lol:

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SLLLOOoooooooowwwwwwwlllyyyyyy ! ! !

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That is turning out amazing!!! What are you going to use to seal it all up from the weather when the lid is on? Some kinda rubber gasket I would assume. How much longer till it is complete?

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TY, i found a sealed rubber gasket material today that will work as a gasket / sound deadener. It will be applied to the roof section. I got the cab wall finished welding wise today....

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Next is to drill the holes in the brackets & bolt the rear down so i can move onto the windshield part & line those brackets up. Should be done welding within 5 days & then onto body filler.

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Today I found these threaded inserts that will help hold the roof on. Basically i made a bar that bolts into the factory "oh shit" bar on 1 side & the insert on the other. and im also fabbing the same thing in the center of the roof to keep it from bowing up while driving....

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good idea with that star nut thingie, those things are good for all kinds of projects

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Yeah they were $1 each for the inserts :D Heres th elatch design,it's primitave but will work fine. Still need to fab the center bracket though..

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Worked on the pass. side door for an hour today. Got the door frame tacked & cut free of the door......once they are fully welded in teh rain gutters will be cut off to as well...

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wow.

looks awesome mark. can't wait to see the finished product on this one.

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Man I'm still worried about the windows, but I can't begin to fathom making custom seals, I guess it'll be okay as long as you remember, and keep an eye on your passengers!

 

Good work!

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hmmmm.... power windows with a remote? :)

then you can open both windows before anyone even gets in.

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well i was thinking, it really wouldn't be that difficult to make them work. once again i use the miata as a reference. the seals for the top of the window are just big and soft and only on the one side. so that when the window is up you can still open and close the doors with no problem, and then when the door is shut and you roll the window up it just rubs against the rubber seal. i think the simplest way to achieve this would be to take the window frame that is cut off and tacked to the roof, you just cut it into two pieces right down the center. and then you ditch the "outside" piece, weld up the outside piece like you had planned and then find a big mushy gasket that will fit there.

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Ok you guys are right & i kinda knew it ahead of time too but ill figure it out later...the windows have to be rolled ALL the way down to open the door. Good thing is ill only have to modify the rear part of the frame & trim the frame rubber. Bleach i like the remote for the power window idea too, maybe if i can ever figure out my battery short ill look into that :D

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Goin to the yards next weekend & ill look for some weatherstripping that will work. Ill have to trim the door frame just a bit too. I started cutting off the rain gutter to discover that it's double walled so now ill have to cut a wider piece of metal to join the roof to the door frames...chainsaw.giflol2.gif

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Jason- the roof came off the truck in the background.....

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Pic was taken when i visited Steroid to help him cut a few 620's up...

Beebani [Jason] thanks, i feel confident i can get this done by Dec. Damm i guess i better wire up my heater & hope it works :D

 

I can't look....:(

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73 it had to be done. At the time Steroid had the city demanding he clean up his yard that IMO wasnt that bad. The guy next door had tons of crap piled up that was as high as his roof ! He was giving stuff away free,thats where i scored my 70's stulle chrome grill still in the box :D

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ha, city did the same thing up here in the san fernando valley recently, threatened to fine people for their home junk yards. lots of classics that i had seen in peoples yards sitting for years were suddenly for sale. ..

 

 

 

your convertible 620 is lookin good...

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