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A '69 Build... "PICS: My Curvy New Backside..!!"

Well fellas, I figured that I would start my build thread now that I have the first new panel in.:D

I started out not wanting to change the one owner rig to much. After all it was in great shape, little to no rust, as the owner stated.:rolleyes:

During my clean up of the rig, I kinda got deeper and deeper and deeper.

This is what I have now. I am going to attach all of the pics first, then go back and edit. Enjoy.


Old ugly grill.

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New Grill, top off for the first time in 40 years.
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Gordon and I on a trail.
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Cruzin' in the woods.
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Dam by Golden Trout
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Read more about this build here...

Page 1 - Rust Repairs
page-4 Stroker motor delivery and specs
page-6 How BBCs don’t fit a First Gen
page-8 Front fender clearancing
page-13 Start of cage bending (back up for bender mount)
page-18 Sensual cage work (through post 477)
page-18 rockers/sliders
page-26 TH400 and Doubler mock up in frame
page-28 Motor build thread
page-29 Initial header fitment issues

page-32 ball sockets and V belts
page-34 tube and rocker welding
page-36 new carb and specs
page-37 Beer fridge
page-38 Classic Dash
page-39 engine start up
page-42 Doubler mounted
page-44 FUSH first gen hangers
page-52 Zim’s paint list
page-54 cage firewall through points - final layout

page-55 Front Bilstein 7100 mounting - hidden winch starts at post 1104
page-56 Front retrieval points and cage tie ins
page-66 Winch plate cross member
page-74 factory front bumper reinforcement (winch tie in page 78)
page-82 heated seats
page-83 Rear shocks and seat mounting, Winter’s shifter
page-87 bitchen beer holder
page-93 exhaust around Doublers and Tranny’s
page-97 Parking brake and rear driveline installation
page-100 Clearance for the fuel tank

page-103 Rear retrieval points and bumper start
page-109 Body mounts with speedholes
page-111 MPS #2 notice
page-116 steering brace build
page-120 remote winch engagement
page-129 pimp disco cage lights
page-136 Rear axle, shocks, track bar mounted
page-140 Gas tank mounting and crossmember talk
page-143 84 pound skid plate
page-155 most liked post on ck5

page-159 tubcart for paint prep
 
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Second round of pics.

On top of the dam.

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Dana 60 getting ready to be put back together.
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FF 14 bolt with new disk conversion.
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Dana 60 back together with crossover.
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Third round of pics.

Broken pipe wrench on the old TRE's.

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Rear axle and shackle flip installed. Getting ready for the new body bushings and 1" body lift.
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Shackle flip and crosstied shackles.
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Cleaned up the bottom of the body.

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Frame clean up.
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nice jackstand timber! :saweet:








oh..... :doah:













nice rig too.... :wink1::D
 

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Fifth round of pics.

Beams in.

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Tub hanging.
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Frame out.
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Four come-alongs holding up the tub.
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Frame getting ready for sandblasting.
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6-round

Frame getting sandblasted.

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Frame has painted with POR15. (Snake Oil):rolleyes:
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Tub still hanging over frame.
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New custom ORD 6" springs.
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Had to move it outside by mounting it to the Dmax. Slope of the driveway would have had it down the street.
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7- Round

Starting to get the inside of the tub cleaned up.

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Under dash cleaning.
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Firewall cleaning.

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My boy, Michael helping dad clean up a little.
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The beginning of sanblasting the tub in the garage. This is something that I'll never do again in the garage. :doah:
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Passenger side sandblasting. Starting to find some stuff that was not from the factory.

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Like this repair.
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And this repair.
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And this huge hole from rust.
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Note all the bondo on the bottom of the q-panel. :whistle:
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Dash is stripped.

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What a mess.
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Inside the tub.
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More rust in the wheel well.
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Finally, the garage is clean again. Started to cut out some of the rot and spray the good with Ryoken Green..aka zinc chromate
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that's what I like to see, someone who doesn't go overboard! :D


how ya liking that zinc chromate? :wink1:
 

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Overboard?:dunno:

This is how I thought it was done.:doah::haha:

Honestly, I have no clue what I am doing. If it were not for you and the other great build threads on CK5, I would be totally lost. Well, even more lost.

As far as the zinc chromate, Aka "Ryoken Green", the stuff is awesome. I told my kids that it was the final color. They said it is going to look like a big frog.:p:

YJ,

Thanks for the complement,

Front is a stock length 6" Alcan spring.
Back is a DIY shackle flip with stock length 4" ORD springs.

When I finally get the tub back down on a 1" BL, I will see if I can use a zero rate front and back. I think that it will look good with a 7"-8" lift.

Thanks again,

Mike
 

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:waytogo:Nice! You are very ambitious!! :bow:

I wish I would have pulled the body on mine.
 

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Here is to four months since my last update, sorry guys.

I have been trying to get into the my garage as much as possible, but that little thing called life keeps getting in the way.:p:

First off I would like to say that rust repair is not that fun. It has been a cool experience though, figuring that I have really never used a welder before this.

Well to give back for my sandbagging on the posts, I will fill the next six posts with pics of the progress.

I still can't figure out how to comment in between each pic so I apologize beforehand.

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