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    Nice! You've been busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    Nice! You've been busy.
    I've been trying to get it going by summer but I don't think I'll quite make it.
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    Hey, that's a pretty cool build. Especially if you like cutting up Sheetmetal! Looks like your making good progress, keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trkpony View Post
    Hey, that's a pretty cool build. Especially if you like cutting up Sheetmetal! Looks like your making good progress, keep it up!
    This is a new way to build one for me, I'm definitely learning some things. If I would do two the same way it wouldn't be any fun��
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    I took 23 inches out of the frame and got that put back together. I also put the fuel tank back in and ran new fuel lines, and put the rear wiring back in. The cab is sitting there rusting patiently, hopefully I can set it back on the frame for the last time this week.
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    Nice work Seth! I busted out laughing seeing the hand saw setting on top of the frame. You must have meant that for your farmermechaicsonly site? The black looks great and the rust is going well already. Just set it outside and wait.
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    LOL I had to go back looking for the hand saw.... The cab sitting there all alone has kind of a "'Mater" look to it!
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    Got quite a bit done this week. The battery is relocated to inside the box and hopefully the cab was put on for the last time. I have the box and running boards mocked up, making sure everything's going to line up the way they should and make sure I like the ride height, everything looks good to me. Next is get the box mounted on permanently then start getting the inside put together with the column and stuff and hooking things up to get it running again. Once I get the glass in it's going to get parked outside for the summer and let nature take its course on the cab and hopefully the rust will begin to match better.
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    I like the stance!! Not sure about those wheels, but maybe they'll grow on me

    I've not tried it but in the artsy world they often want to accelerate rusting on projects to "age" them. Here's a clip from a university, where a guy goes into detail about the process, where he submerges a small piece of sheet metal in vinegar, then hydrogen peroxide, and finally sprinkling on salt. Link - https://www.monash.edu/mada/student-...rusty%20colour.

    I'm wondering if it might work to use vinegar & hydrogen peroxide in spray bottles, and then a saturated solution of salt water as a final spray? Might be worth a try on a piece of scrap, sitting vertical like the door surface? I'm pretty sure that the vinegar alone will accelerate the oxidizing, so if nothing else a spritz with vinegar every day or two might speed things up? Just thinking through my fingers, and haven't tried anything....... yet.
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    Yes, the ugly rims are definitely going to go ha ha. I have a set of black aluminum modulars that are going to go on. Finding 4.5x6 bolt pattern wheels is very difficult and I scored a set off of somebody else's Dakota. I've did the vinegar / peroxide / salt mix and it seemed to be working pretty well until I used a scotch brite pad to get rid of some of the powder in it wiped pretty much all the rust off the door as you can see in the pic. I got sick of it at that moment and decide to do something else for awhile.
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    The Dodge got a heartbeat today. The last tag on the license plate is 1962.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    The Dodge got a heartbeat today. The last tag on the license plate is 1962.

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    Sweet!! It LIVES indeed!!
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    IMG_6998.jpg[ATTACH]75276[/This is what I have on my 04 Dakota and I'm sure the bolt pattern is he same. I found them a Summit and they were not that expensive
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    Ken, those are good looking rims. I do have a set of different rims bought for it already. I would like to get them on, these rims are disgusting.
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    I just looked on Summit and I guess they don"t carry them any more. If memory serves me right they were less than $150 a wheel and 16x7 I believe.
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