Saturday, April 25, 2015

Working things up

This afternoon I managed a few hours in the garage. I finished welding the bracket that will hold the end cap to the rear sill and bolt up to the tailgate pin. That worked splendidly and once trimmed a tad, it seems to fit quite nicely.

Since that piece fit well, it was time to put the outer quarter back on to see if I really am getting this thing lined up. Sure enough, everything seems to be good. Just need to get a measurement from the tailgate before I make that bracket placement permanent. 

I also started messing with making a filler using Mike Moore's piece as a buck. You can see it sitting in the bed in this shot, with the outer clamped in place too. Once I get that filler piece put together, I'll start tacking all these big pieces in place. With any luck, that might just be tomorrow. 

Keep your fingers crossed. Up to about 87 hours now. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015


The plan was to spend the majority of the weekend working in Hanky. But, well, it was really nice outside and, well, I ended up doing yard work, planting flowers, veggies and herbs and going to a lacrosse game.

I did manage to get about an hour in tonight and got the wheel well patch tack welded in place. I think it will work. Now to get a few more tacks on it then get the end cap back together and on the truck. 

Mike Moore was kind enough to send a few NOS wheel arch filler pieces home with me from my visit a few weeks ago. I'll use them to fashion a new one rather than using the fiberglass one that I have. That will come after the end cap is on and the inner quarter welded in.