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    Took the Single Cab to a small local car show today.

    [IMG]20160820_073522 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160820_092322 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Very cool. I bet it generated a ton of interest!
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    I am making a big push to get this truck finished up. I have it up on the lift to cross things off a long list of minor items. I am also going to pull the cab off to finish up some welding on the underside.

    [IMG]20160913_172307 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    First on the list is sectioning out a 4" section of the under seat A/C compartment. It is deeper than I need and cuts into my ground clearance.

    [IMG]20160913_172112 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160913_172123 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Also, finally getting around to finishing the bottom of the doors and moving the lower hinge up a few inches. Can't wait to trim off all that extra metal.

    [IMG]20160913_172223 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Here are a few shots of the underside.

    [IMG]20160913_104525 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160913_104514 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    While I am at it, I will check that every nut and bolt is tight.

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    Very nice work. It will look sweet with that lower bit cut off and the hinge moved up for sure!
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    awesome build keep the photos coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice work. It will look sweet with that lower bit cut off and the hinge moved up for sure!
    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    awesome build keep the photos coming
    Thanks!

    Todays progress. I was able to finish sectioning the A/C Compartment. The front and back are welded in. I am going to wait to get the cab off before welding the sides.

    [IMG]20160914_162149 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The vents will eventually go out the front of the compartment and up thru the floor

    [IMG]20160914_163958 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Made the final rough cut on the bottom of the door

    [IMG]20160914_174639 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Also cut out the lower hinge. Tomorrow I will clean up the metal around it and relocate it up a couple of inches.

    20160914_174650 by Ben Modified, on Flickr

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    Should really give it a more streamlined look!
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    Spent the entire day moving the lower hinge on the passenger door, as well as capping off the lower section of the door.

    First, I had to modify the mounting pad to angle the hinge

    [IMG]20160915_093612 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Cut a piece of 3/16" flat bar to weld to the new mount area. Tapped the holes to accept the stock screws.

    [IMG]20160915_150019 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then trim up the door to accept the original hinge mount section from the further down door.

    [IMG]20160915_102203 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The hinge is in place

    [IMG]20160915_150033 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Cut out a piece of metal to cap off the bottom of the door

    [IMG]20160915_154705 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Welded in along with a piece of small round bar to give it a blunt edge

    [IMG]20160915_171104 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Just need to finish off the bottom of the nose where it meets the door and fab a channel on the inside of the door to accept weather strip along the bottom

    [IMG]20160915_173703 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160915_173914 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    I removed the front suspension today so that I could get access to the front portions of the truck. I needed to do a lot of welding, grinding and smoothing without damaging the chrome and stainless.

    [IMG]20160927_114653 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160927_172640 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Also added a small bit of sheet metal to finish off the front of the cab.

    [IMG]20160927_173613 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160927_172622 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    While I have the brake system open, I need to remove the factory drum brake residual valves from the Wilwood brake master cylinder. I had already installed 2 lb disc brake residual valves in line for the four wheel disc brakes. Also did a lot of misc welding, fitting and grinding

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    Putting everything back together. Road trip on Saturday.

    [IMG]20160928_160251 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]20160928_161540 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    The suspension is back on and the brakes are bled.

    [IMG]20160929_185357 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Also made an addtional support for the exhaust system

    [IMG]20160929_185500 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Re-installed the doors along with the windows and frames

    [IMG]20160929_185334 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    And wrapped the exhaust more completely, near the engine mounts.

    [IMG]20160929_174459 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Changed the oil in the rear axle
    Repacked the wheel bearing grease up front
    Repaired a few pin holes in the sheet metal under the windshields
    Added a scoop on the underside to direct additional air to the engine
    Installed several rubber coated clamps on the brake lines and shifter cable

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    Crikey mate!
    You've been as busy as a blowfly in a bottle!

    Good on ya!

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    what he said x2
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    what he said x2
    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Crikey mate!
    You've been as busy as a blowfly in a bottle!

    Good on ya!

    I sure have!

    [IMG]Ready to hit the road

    [IMG]20160930_174001 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Quick update. The truck made the 1100 mile round trip to Cruisin the Coast with no major issues. I shot some video at the show but had to cut it short to go home and prep for the hurricane. I will post video in a few weeks.
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