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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby 1979ratrod on Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:00 pm

boatshoes wrote:Bed trim delete looks good. :D

thanks man i need to finish it soon
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby Luxury Sport Elco on Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:41 pm

Damn bro u puttin in work, keep at it its coming out good. What gauge of steel are you using to shave everything?

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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby 1979ratrod on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:43 pm

Luxury Sport Elco wrote:Damn bro u puttin in work, keep at it its coming out good. What gauge of steel are you using to shave everything?

thanks man and on the bed um just welding the existing steel but on the doors and everything else im using 20 gauge and a little bit of 18 i have laying around. thanks for looking man
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby 1979ratrod on Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:37 pm

ok so its been a while since i posted anything on the build but ive been doing some work; new front fender, gas door shaved and relocated to the bed, i got a new tattoo on my back, went on a big cruise with my car club (ill post a video when its done being edited) i put in my subs and floated my amp. i think thats it but ive been working alot.
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i kinda like the look of white haha put it has been painted black to match
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i did the tank with gas resistant hose $27 a foot!
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shitty welding atempts haha
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my tattoo
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and then this is the new gas door on a plate i made to go with the bed. the ribs in the bed didnt permit me to mount it cleanly. and then my friend engraved it for me by hand.
just was welded today and i need to fill it and smooth it out. let me know wacha guys think and any ideas!
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby jlcustomz on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:53 pm

For a first coat of filler over you're welding, I'd get some USC or evercoat all metal, Which is basically resin & ground up aluminum. Best thing for the rough areas for strength & to keep out moisture. Some of the OLD guys these days use it where they used to use lead filler.Final smooth with a regular grade of evercoat or whatnot. Don't skimp on quality of fillers.
Is that just a flux wire mig you're runnin? If you don't have one , a small rotary stainless wirebrush in a drill to cleanup between welds might help you out. And before final level of grinding/ smoothing , tap down any high spots. A high spot is worse than a low spot for finishing.
I know you didn,t ask for my help, but if I can I,d be glad to. :twisted:
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby Dave V on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:23 pm

Nice work with the gas fill in the bed how is the fill up time?
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby L.A.X-RATED on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:56 pm

great work luke!!! aint nothing to it,but to do it!!!! it wasnt as bad as you thought huh? ive gotta leave my k5 alone for a minute and finnish my tailgate(spoiler :wink: )and my hood(gonna fab and weld one up,easy ill get you some pics of the progress)was it you needing the seat belt retractors? did the same friend who did your engraving on the gas door surround,do your tat? came out pretty good.keep up the progress,and ill be looking forward to the updates!!! 8)

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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby 1979ratrod on Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:55 pm

jlcustomz wrote:For a first coat of filler over you're welding, I'd get some USC or evercoat all metal, Which is basically resin & ground up aluminum. Best thing for the rough areas for strength & to keep out moisture. Some of the OLD guys these days use it where they used to use lead filler.Final smooth with a regular grade of evercoat or whatnot. Don't skimp on quality of fillers.
Is that just a flux wire mig you're runnin? If you don't have one , a small rotary stainless wirebrush in a drill to cleanup between welds might help you out. And before final level of grinding/ smoothing , tap down any high spots. A high spot is worse than a low spot for finishing.
I know you didn,t ask for my help, but if I can I,d be glad to. :twisted:
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thanks for the advide man and yeah im running a wire feed mig just a tiny one. and ill check out that filler stuff, sounds like it would work good. thanks!

Dave V wrote:Nice work with the gas fill in the bed how is the fill up time?

thanks man and i have to go a little slow but it fills good for the most part. when i first filled it it overflowed a but but then i want like half spped and it was fine.

L.A.X-RATED wrote:great work luke!!! aint nothing to it,but to do it!!!! it wasnt as bad as you thought huh? ive gotta leave my k5 alone for a minute and finnish my tailgate(spoiler :wink: )and my hood(gonna fab and weld one up,easy ill get you some pics of the progress)was it you needing the seat belt retractors? did the same friend who did your engraving on the gas door surround,do your tat? came out pretty good.keep up the progress,and ill be looking forward to the updates!!! 8)

thanks man and i didnt need selt belt retractors, must have been someone else haha but yeah i want to see more of your ideas and that spoiler! and my friend who did the engraving doesent do tats but i told him he would be good at it. thanks again for the fender!
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby 1979ratrod on Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:06 pm

so just wanted to thank boatshoes for my rear roll pan, gave me a hell of a deal on it. i wanted to make some custom tear drop tailights in it but check it out. the last pic is before i hammer and trim it. i wanted it to roll into it so it didnt look like i just slapped some lights on..
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still need to do alot of work to it but let me know wacha think
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Re: 1979 El Camino Build

Postby jlcustomz on Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Interesting look, kinda looks like what I think they call a smear, Like the expression Elvis & Billy Idol always had.
Adding a little character is always cool.
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