PilotHouse2500

Pilothouse/RAM2500 build

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10 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Welding sheet metal is a royal pain in the :moon: ... If you do it wrong the metal will bow and warp. 

yes it is.  I think I may have gotten impatient in a few spots, I did end up with some warping that I'll have to deal with.  :(

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this weekend's work.  I took apart the window top part so I can keep the seam by rewelding it all back together in the order it was first assembled.  Please note the welding wasn't done when I took the last 2 pictures.

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Loving this project thanks for the update. So you have some pretty cool looking clamps in the pics I haven't seen before. The small panel clamps and the "C" clamps, where did they come from?

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On 3/8/2016 at 6:49 PM, Buzzinhalfdozen said:

Loving this project thanks for the update. So you have some pretty cool looking clamps in the pics I haven't seen before. The small panel clamps and the "C" clamps, where did they come from?

thanks!   I got the body panel clamps off Amazon (they are Harbor Freight parts) and the "C" clamps at the welding supply store (they sure are nice).

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Yes, thank you for the update. I can tell you are dedicated to doing it the right way. I would like to go see this truck sometime when finished :burnout:

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1 hour ago, JAG1 said:

Yes, thank you for the update. I can tell you are dedicated to doing it the right way. I would like to go see this truck sometime when finished :burnout:

it will be a daily driver, so chances are when finihsed I'll drive to a few shows outside of MN where I only go now with my 50mph restoration.

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no I haven't died, no the project is not dead either....the project will start up again in January, life has just gotten in the way with job change, tractor repairs, 4 wheeler purchases, property maintenance and tree planting.

More as soon as I can!

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Hope the job change was for the best.  Looking forward to more updates.

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templates made for the roof section...hoping to have that finished off and pictures posted in Feb!

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Neighbor runs a car shop and had graciously offered to help for free (beer and food) to help me out over the course of the summer while at the bonfire...well he seems to want to get it done because he's been on my case!  Last night he taught me some BASICS of the English Wheel!  First pass shown here.  A little more crown to add in the middle but close!

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Love the old iron. Glad to see people still saving them for use.

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more progress...

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Center section all welded in and ground, some dolly work left, but on to the sides next!

 

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Top center secion all done.  Hammer and dolly work and grinding complete.  Sides formed and tack welded on.  Finish welding those up and then onto the firewall and floor replacement!

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Good work.  I am always excited to see the progress.

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Amazing work you are doing. I'm learning something. thank you.

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It is enjoyable to watch just way over my abilities. Keep up the good work.

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