KilometerMagazine.com - My 1970 C10: An unintended project
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    The Car Lounge
    Page 5 of 21 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast
    Results 101 to 125 of 518
    1. Member BobL2438's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 29th, 2006
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      685
      Vehicles
      '17 Tundra CrewMax, '13.5 GLI Autobahn, 1967 Shortbed Chevy C10
      06-18-2015 11:18 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      Thanks man!

      Yeah, when I got the truck there was a little crack and when I picked at it there was a LOT of mud in there. It blows my mind some of the "bondo art" I've come across between my bug and this C10. I have to respect whoever did it though, they were good at working with the stuff. Just wish they'd fixed the metal underneath first.
      haha there is an art to bondo. On my '70, the front corner of the hood was caved in... we pulled it out as best as we could, and then my dad showed me how bondo was done, and it turned out great.

      Now when you get into old school leading... that's where there's an "art"

    2. 06-18-2015 12:26 PM #102
      I actually learned to lead before I ever used bondo, I still lead almost all of my joints after I weld. I'm good enough to do that, but much more than that you can count me out.

    3. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      33,075
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      06-18-2015 12:55 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by BobL2438 View Post
      haha there is an art to bondo. On my '70, the front corner of the hood was caved in... we pulled it out as best as we could, and then my dad showed me how bondo was done, and it turned out great.

      Now when you get into old school leading... that's where there's an "art"
      Yep. The secret is to make it as thin as possible. It's flexible enough if you do, will pop out when the panel is flexed if you don't.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    4. 06-18-2015 01:06 PM #104
      My dad likes to tell me about his roomates MG midget back in college, apparently he slammed the door one night and a thick slab on bondo fell on the ground leaving a sunken in door.

    5. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      33,075
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      06-18-2015 02:00 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      My dad likes to tell me about his roomates MG midget back in college, apparently he slammed the door one night and a thick slab on bondo fell on the ground leaving a sunken in door.
      I don't doubt it at all.

      I've heard of people using nothing but Bondo to fill the exhaust cutouts on the rear apron of a Beetle after installing a header. For such a small area that's a LOT of Bondo. Lots that's only supported by rounded-off sheet metal. On three sides. Exposed to extreme heat.

      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    6. Member .yuk.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 15th, 2004
      Location
      ILL, PA
      Posts
      11,723
      Vehicles
      Diabolical Hater
      06-19-2015 10:09 AM #106
      Love the truck!
      Bübëngröpën | yuksquad | BradFabIndustries

      Demokratically Elekted "How Do You Work This Microwave" of the Off-Topic Forum.

    7. 06-19-2015 03:48 PM #107
      I had a 67 long bed, 305 and th350. I bagged it and the next day was hit by a drunk driver.

      Im closely watching this thread. Props to you man.

      REALLY jealous. Miss that truck dearly.

    8. 06-20-2015 03:23 PM #108
      Thanks man!

      I started patching the bed up the other night, these took me two full nights to do. I began with what I figured would be easiest and worked my way to more tedious patches from there. Not the best looking work I've ever seen but hopefully after a little filler and bed liner they will blend right in.



      Had to repair both of these ends, all of it still needs to be dressed a little better but it was late and I was tired


      And I ended the night by putting new metal in the drivers side wheel arch..I had gotten pretty sloppy by then, probably should have waited till I wasn't tired to do a patch that's going to show.


      Going to try and start building some inner fenders sometime next week.

    9. 06-24-2015 06:07 PM #109
      robhurlburt, this is how I modified my fender wells to fit bigger tires. Not only were the factory inner fenders rotted out but you can see where the tires had previously been rubbing, and when I put the new wheels and tires on I knew I was going to have a problem. I spent the past few nights building these, going to try and finish them up tomorrow if I have time.


      They give the tire about 2" more clearance on each side, and the wheel tub still bolts up like factory.




    10. 07-03-2015 11:03 AM #110
      Slow progress is better than no progress, right? I broke down and bought a repair section for the passengers side fender on the bed, the original was just too far gone to do a good job patching. I thought that buying this panel would save me time, but to be honest it was the toughest thing I've done on this truck so far. The radius of the wheel opening was too tight and the patch would not fit, so I had to cut right before and after the wheel opening so that I could relax the curve to match what was factory. I bought the patch through eBay but it came from the same manufacturer that every panel I've gotten from Fixmyrust and LMC was from, the auction showed that a good number of people had bought one which makes me wonder how many people correctly install the piece? It was a huge pain in my ass. Or maybe I'm just a wuss.


      Since I'm off today I rekkin I'm going to finish welding it in and clean it up. I ordered a few longer dura-blocks and some fresh sand paper so hopefully I'll be moving right along into the filler stage by next week!

    11. 07-03-2015 11:24 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by vjhvj View Post
      I don't know what to think anymore after nemo played with my emotions.
      Yup

    12. 07-03-2015 05:50 PM #112
      Some welding and a 'lil bit of bumping and grinding and it's in.


      It's pretty darned straight, will still need some filler around the seams and a few spots where I hammered on it. I'm just not good enough at metal working to get it any better. I'll pick it back up sometime next week. Happy 4th, ya'll!

    13. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 10th, 2002
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      2,669
      07-04-2015 08:44 AM #113
      Man this threads makes me want an old truck!

      Would a 1996 F-150 count as old yet? Prices for nice ones seem a bit nuts.
      Current: 2015 RPGM Chevy SS Sedan 6spd - 2000 Chevy K2500 - 2013 Honda Odyssey TE
      Past: 2011 JSW TDi 6spd @100k - 2006 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6spd @170k - 04 VW Passat W8 6spd Wagon @123k - 1996 Mazda Miata 5spd Base @257k - 2003 Jetta GLI 24v 6spd @74k - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 @303k - 1991 Honda Accord LX 5spd @151k - 1993 Toyota Corolla 5spd Base @154k

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 6th, 2012
      Location
      Northern NY (Eastern Lake Ontario)
      Posts
      1,375
      Vehicles
      240z, 260z, 280zx, R53 Mini, TJ Wrangler, E30
      07-04-2015 08:54 AM #114
      Beautiful, organized work.

      Love this project. Oodles of potential here.

    15. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      33,075
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      07-04-2015 08:59 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      Some welding and a 'lil bit of bumping and grinding and it's in.


      It's pretty darned straight, will still need some filler around the seams and a few spots where I hammered on it. I'm just not good enough at metal working to get it any better. I'll pick it back up sometime next week. Happy 4th, ya'll!
      That looks great, Harrison!

      I'm inspired. I'm going to get some things done in the garage today. after I'm done mowing the grass. we've had so much rain lately it's going to take the biggest part of the day assuming I can get through it.

      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      Man this threads makes me want an old truck!
      Me, too!

      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      Would a 1996 F-150 count as old yet? Prices for nice ones seem a bit nuts.
      No. Not even close.

      I personally want a pre '72 GM or pre '66 Ford. Them early Fords is purdy. I just barely missed out on a '66 Custom Cab 2-tone (turquoise and creamy white) as I found it just as it was being sold. Über-bummer!
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    16. 07-05-2015 11:25 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      Man this threads makes me want an old truck!

      Would a 1996 F-150 count as old yet? Prices for nice ones seem a bit nuts.
      They're fun! I don't know if I would consider a '96 old yet, my daily driver is a '97 and I still think it's fairly new.

      Quote Originally Posted by OldAndyAndTheSea View Post
      Beautiful, organized work.

      Love this project. Oodles of potential here.
      Thanks, I hope it turns out as great as your Datsun is going to be. Wish I had the fab skills you have with CF.

      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      That looks great, Harrison!

      I'm inspired. I'm going to get some things done in the garage today. after I'm done mowing the grass. we've had so much rain lately it's going to take the biggest part of the day assuming I can get through it.

      I personally want a pre '72 GM or pre '66 Ford. Them early Fords is purdy. I just barely missed out on a '66 Custom Cab 2-tone (turquoise and creamy white) as I found it just as it was being sold. Über-bummer!
      Thanks! Did you get much done yesterday?

      Too bad you don't live closer, I've got a '65 and a '66 f100 custom cab as well as another '72 c10. All short bed fleetside trucks. I'd love to trade one for that sweet '66 bug you've got. Having a friend who owns a self storage lot and lets me store cars for free is both a blessing and a curse.

    17. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 10th, 2002
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      2,669
      07-05-2015 05:36 PM #117
      Yeah I was joking with the 1996 comment. But if u did get an older truck 60s or 70s I want a 4x4 and not one too pretty that I wouldn't use it as a truck.
      Current: 2015 RPGM Chevy SS Sedan 6spd - 2000 Chevy K2500 - 2013 Honda Odyssey TE
      Past: 2011 JSW TDi 6spd @100k - 2006 Honda Accord Sedan V6 6spd @170k - 04 VW Passat W8 6spd Wagon @123k - 1996 Mazda Miata 5spd Base @257k - 2003 Jetta GLI 24v 6spd @74k - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 @303k - 1991 Honda Accord LX 5spd @151k - 1993 Toyota Corolla 5spd Base @154k

    18. Member LT1M21Stingray's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2006
      Location
      Foothills of the Adirondacks.
      Posts
      18,066
      Vehicles
      SR71 C30 t53a/b
      07-05-2015 05:51 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      Man this threads makes me want an old truck!
      Do it.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

    19. Member FujiTekniques's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 7th, 2000
      Location
      Purist Central
      Posts
      7,919
      Vehicles
      '95 M3/'87 325is/'87 535is/'80 320-6
      07-05-2015 10:13 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      Having a friend who owns a self storage lot and lets me store cars for free is both a blessing and a curse.
      Oh Lord. If I had friends like that....

    20. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      33,075
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      07-05-2015 11:18 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      Thanks! Did you get much done yesterday?

      Too bad you don't live closer, I've got a '65 and a '66 f100 custom cab as well as another '72 c10. All short bed fleetside trucks. I'd love to trade one for that sweet '66 bug you've got. Having a friend who owns a self storage lot and lets me store cars for free is both a blessing and a curse.
      Heh, I didn't get as much done as I'd like, but I got some things done today. I picked up my Cabriolet from my brother and cleaned it up a but to both make it look better and assess what I have.

      I'm keeping that '66, though! My '59 and the other '66 might eventually go somewhere, though.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    21. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      33,075
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      07-05-2015 11:22 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
      Yeah I was joking with the 1996 comment. But if u did get an older truck 60s or 70s I want a 4x4 and not one too pretty that I wouldn't use it as a truck.
      Yep. There's a sweet spot between a truck too nice to use as a truck and a beater. I want one with pretty clean paint and a nice solid bed, but not so pretty I don't want to use it to haul some things. Maybe not a bed full of gravel or scrap steel, but regular stuff a homeowner would need that's too much for a minivan or hatchback.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    22. 07-07-2015 10:50 AM #122
      Looks like I'm ready to start filling. The last of my supplies came in yesterday.


      I forgot I still have to finish the drivers side quarter where it was all wrinkled up. I'll cut that out tonight and start fitting it.

    23. Member BobL2438's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 29th, 2006
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      685
      Vehicles
      '17 Tundra CrewMax, '13.5 GLI Autobahn, 1967 Shortbed Chevy C10
      07-07-2015 11:31 AM #123
      That actually looks like fun man!!


      Here's that shot of the pedal I mentioned yesterday. Let me know if you want to see anything different. I'll be over there either today or tomorrow and can get a better shot.


    24. 07-07-2015 04:04 PM #124
      Thanks! Did someone cut a new hole for the cable to go through on the firewall?

    25. Member BobL2438's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 29th, 2006
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      685
      Vehicles
      '17 Tundra CrewMax, '13.5 GLI Autobahn, 1967 Shortbed Chevy C10
      07-07-2015 05:58 PM #125
      No, I used the existing throttle cable hole for mine.. it looks to be stock since the grommet looked original.

    For advertising information click HERE

    Page 5 of 21 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •