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Old August 15th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default My Lead Sled Build....

Since Steve specifically called out my project as an example of a cross-over between the two sites, I figured I would post the new progress pictures over here too. Besides, I would love to get some feedback from other Kustom folks. I tried over on the HAMB by asking Ryan if it was ok to post my build over there.....he declined. His site...his rules. No biggee.

If you want all the gory details up to this point, check out my build thread over on the Volksrods side...

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5014

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and here is the latest progress....

I broke out the Harbor Freight cheapo HVLP gun and turbine tonight and put about a half gallon of the epoxy sealer on the floor pan and the underside of the body....















it looks pretty cool with some fresh paint and all one color.

I also gathered up all of the hardware for bolting the pan back to the body. Chased all the threads on the bolts and weldnuts. Did manage to break off one tap so will have to dig that out before joining the two and getting it off the rotisserie.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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Major step done tonight......

I mated the floorpan back to the body.









I recruited my daughter to help me lift it onto the body on the rotisserie. After a bit of pushing and shoving it into position, I got most of the body bolts back in.

Now I need to get some seam sealer on in a few places, shoot it with some rubberized undercoating and then get it off the rotisserie so I can get the rear fenders on.

Great feeling to be starting the re-assembly process. And having some extra space in the garage again.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Looking Great!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 03:53 PM   #4
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I can never get enough of this build man, outstanding

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Old August 23rd, 2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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I ended up getting some Duplicolor Bed Armor aerosol cans today. Two cans did the entire underside of the pan. I will need a couple of more cans to finish off the wheel wells and the engine compartment and the underside of the front end. I need to get some seam sealer and do a few spots before I spray on the bedliner.

I liked the way it went on. Will probably do the inside of the fenders and stuff with it too.

I don't think I will have a problem with the pan rusting. It has two coats of MasterSeries, two coats of epoxy sealer, and a coat of bedliner.

Here are a couple of pictures....tough to get good pictures from underneath.





The car is a bit bottom heavy with the pan on and it doesn't rotate on the rotisserie as easy now.

Next step is to build a cart for the body and get it off the rotisserie.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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Got the body cart built today...



and started the process of getting the body of the rotisserie and onto the cart. Used the floor jack on the front. Needed the milk crates to get it tall enough and still be stable....




Used my engine hoist on the rear...



Front free and clear...



and the rear...



Then I lowered it down onto the body cart...



and finally wheeled it back into the garage...



Now I can make more progress...including getting the rear fenders welded on.

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Old September 24th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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Got some stuff done on the Sled over the last couple of days. Started out by masking off the front inner fender wells...



Then sprayed on the bedliner...









Then I did some welding on the doors and front fenders and got them remounted to the body and all lined up in preparation for lining up the rear fenders and getting them welded on...



Was fun seeing it with some of the body panels back on.
Then I decided to check the fit of the seats. This was the first opportunity to bolt a seat in and make sure I had enough head clearance. Turns out I have nearly 5" of clearance to the roof with the seat in the lowest position and can move the seat rearward enough that I can't reach the pedals.















looking forward to getting on with the rear fenders. Need to do some more welding on them and strip some more paint. Also need to seal-up the airboxes before getting the rear fenders on it.

Progress, progress, progress....
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Old September 26th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #8
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With Volksrods being down for the last day and a half, I decided to get back out in the garage and get something done on the Sled. One of things I needed to do before getting the rear fenders fit and welded on was seam seal and close up the cooling airboxes under the fenders.

Get the seam sealer in there...



Got the filler panels cut-out and test fit...



and got them both fully welded in place...





And here is a composite shot looking down through the air intake area...



Tomorrow I can start fitting up the rear fenders!

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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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More progress today...

Started out stripping the old paint off the rear fenders. Decided now would be a good time to fill in the dimple for the stock bumpers...



Cut out the dimple...



Cut out a patch, shaped it, and tacked it in...



Got it fully welded and ground down...



Then decided to see how the fender fits to the body with the front fenders and doors lined up....



Not too bad, but the rear of the fender is a bit higher then I had it before when I get the body lines lined up and straight. Going to have some filler panels to make...



But the body lines line up pretty nice...







Here is a better shot of the space I need to fill up...



and finally a shot of the other other fender just set in place...



I also set the front bumper in place to check for fit. I am going to have to modify the brackets some. It sits too high on the body when I get it parallel to the rocker. Going to add some material to it also to get the gaps to the body all uniform. Didn't get any picture of it tonight. Will do so tomorrow.

Good progress...
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #10
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Spent a few hours in the garage this afternoon working on fitting up the rear fenders on the Sled. Made a couple of pieces to fit on the bottom front of the rear fenders...



Got one of them bolted up and tacked in place....



and got some more filler pieces tacked in...



I also started noodling on the possibility of changing up the dash. I scored this very cool early 60's Rambler dash from Unkl Ian last weekend.



I really like the shape and lines of the instrument cluster. I think it fits the lines of the Sled a bit better than the early Ford Dash I have in there now. Not sure I am ready to do that much tear-up at this point...

Decisions, decisions.....

Which ever one I decide to go with, the other will end up in the next project....the Track V!
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