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    Nice latch system!
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    Didn't like the way the tab fit the latch so re did the tab and make room for a 1/2x3/8 rubber anti rattle grommet, like it better now.
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    Modified the old Stude hand brake that used to hang under the driver's dash to work like a standard floor hand brake. I didn't want to use the ugly Explorer foot operated one plus I just don't have any room in the kick panel area, it's all used for wiring now.
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    Had to make a bracket to mount the explorer cable to and it had to be adjustable. I have a working E brake now.


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    Been working on the Trex bed wood plan. I got it mostly sorted, still have to make the fasteners and cut a hole for the gas fill tube. I made a roller setup for the table saw ( used some old skate board wheels) to cut the grooves for the stainless strips. It keeps the wood up against the blade since it has to be on edge for the cut.
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    Looks good and will last forever!
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    WOW! I really like that a lot! Nice job!

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    Trex, looks really nice. Who Knew?!?!?!

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    Thanks, it has its plus and minuses. It scratches kind of easily but it won't rot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    Thanks, it has its plus and minuses. It scratches kind of easily but it won't rot.
    I've had wood grained TREX on my deck for 10 years and I'd say that for a driver truck that you're going to use it's an excellent choice! You can stain it if you want to tweak the color, but I'd think that might become an ongoing maintenance issue. As it is you've got a durable surface that's easy to pressure wash or brush scrub, and it's going to give you many years of service. I think you did great!
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    Trex !? Rats, you stole my idea lol. I think it's a fantastic idea, we thought about doing it to Rita, not really sure why we didn't.
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    I did find out that you can remove minor scratches with a heat gun and a wire brush. It works like magic but don't over due it or it will burn it.

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    Very nice work you're doing on the truck!!!
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    Thanks! Thinking about doing some body work next, maybe start on the fenders. I honestly don't feel like my bondo skills are up to the task but one foot in front of the other. Anybody try one of those shrinking disc things? I know the fenders have been beat on and stretched out.

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    I've been on a media blasting frenzy the last two days. Blasting is a lot of work! Next the primering frenzy and then the body work. I did all the patching and welding of many cracks and some rough straightening so I wanted to get some primer on before the winter sets in. Haven't been posting in a while because it's mostly just boring stuff, no glamorous jobs.

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