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    I welded up all the interior seams and grind them smooth to give it that smooth and finished look that was lacking from the factory. I got it in primer and now it needs to be blocked sanded. I'm happy with the look so far. It was a lot of work but I've been told many times that the devil is in the details.







    More smoothing seams.




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    Okay now you guys are caught up with the build.

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    Bam what a surprise to see you on here... Wayne here (the suburban builder) Missed seeing you at the GNRS in Jan. Great to see the truck coming along nice.. Don't get over to the other site much but sure glad to have you drop in here and show off all your cool work....
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    That's some quality craftsmanship, it's hard to even spot all the little changes you made but they make such a difference. Keep up the great work!

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    Very very nice work, can't wait to see the final product.


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    You've done such an amazing amount of small custom touches that no-one will ever see them all.. but they'll stand there and know something is different but not exactly what!

    You've done a lot of awesome work and thanks for making the time to share all the pics!

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    BAM55: That's Outstanding work !!! That's going to be a sweet ride . Keep the post coming.

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    Thanks for taking the time to post all the great pics for us here on CHR!!! A couple of really great projects, very well done!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkwood View Post
    Bam what a surprise to see you on here... Wayne here (the suburban builder) Missed seeing you at the GNRS in Jan. Great to see the truck coming along nice.. Don't get over to the other site much but sure glad to have you drop in here and show off all your cool work....
    Whats up Wayne? I did not make it out to the GNRS this year I've been so busy lately. It would have been great to meet up with you again.

    I don't get much truck time lately but hey that should change.

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    To all the other guys I just want to say thanks for checking out the build and I really appreciated the comments.

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    every time you look at bams truck you will see something new .
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    Took me some time to go slowly through all of the photos and descriptions. I envy your metal working skills, and your eye for the right "look" to make the modifications those invisible "head scratchers" where a guy knows it's not OEM, but can't decide what's different. Looking forward to the next installment on the build!! Thanks for taking time to post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    every time you look at bams truck you will see something new .
    Thanks and I hope you are right that is what I tried to do. I like cars when the mods are not so obvious and you notice something new each time you look at them. I hope I am doing that.

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Took me some time to go slowly through all of the photos and descriptions. I envy your metal working skills, and your eye for the right "look" to make the modifications those invisible "head scratchers" where a guy knows it's not OEM, but can't decide what's different. Looking forward to the next installment on the build!! Thanks for taking time to post!
    Thanks man, like I said above I really try to make things not so obvious and very subtle. Other than the dash mod I think I've done that. I wanted mods that only guys that have these trucks would notice.

    So thanks I really enjoy the feed back because it lets me know I'm on my way to accomplishing my goals with the truck.
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    The truck looks awesome, Bam!! You're definitely not afraid of a challenge! Great work! This will be fun to follow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    The truck looks awesome, Bam!! You're definitely not afraid of a challenge! Great work! This will be fun to follow!
    All of us that work on these old relics are not afraid of challenge.lol Kudos to all of us here who post pics, build threads or simply provide an answer to questions asked here. Also the people who post questions and the newbie who are looking for encouragement. I've learn just as much from questions as I have from answers. The net has been a great resource and provides great networking for all of us who are involved in this hobby. Its hard work and I take my hat off to all of you.
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