The "Rock"

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by HuevosRanchero, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. parts4me

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    Looks damn good, not a cop out at all.
     
  2. HuevosRanchero

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    Bed lid cover install THANX Todd!!

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    Front unit and seal
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    To This YEAH!
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  3. 74Rancherito

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    Ranchero dudes working together....
    Wonderful..
    Well done.
     
  4. Daniel85r

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    Do my eyes deceive me, or is your bed trim done up with bed liner?

    Nice lid btw. Wish I could find one for my 74.
     
  5. HuevosRanchero

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    yep...that was brushed on..but these days i use the spray can bedliner...either duplicolor or rustoleum...and get terrific results sort of like the late model pickup textured trim in my mind....Finding good bed trim is an expensive chore on my budget. :D Todd/Aquartlow may still have one more bed cover he is willing to sell
     
  6. HuevosRanchero

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    Interesting Paperwork!

    Meant to post this a couple of years ago....just re-found it :eek:

    anyone else find this form under their carpet?...my tattered build sheet was hopeless but my lovely wife had this laminated for me along with a small green card showing where my carpet came from in north Ga.

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  7. parts4me

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    Nice little hidden treasure you found there!
     
  8. HuevosRanchero

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    bedcover paint

    sorry Todd, I couldnt take the Burgundy any longer! :D The Rock is already too many different shades of white and black. :eek:

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    Ghetto Paint booth

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    Curing for another day...then the hardware is back on.
     
  9. HuevosRanchero

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    as horrific as I am at paint and bodywork..I'm fairly pleased with the outcome!...redid the letters as well..going to finish up the taillight bezels this week in time for the Church carshow this Sunday.
     
  10. parts4me

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    Looks good! Like your paint booth by the way. Goodluck at the show!!!!
     
  11. Giska1

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    The car is coming together in a very fine look :cool:
    I just love the bedcover and are looking forward to get mine on Baby Blue 72 once I have done all the other things to it.:rolleyes:
    Very nice HR, good luck at the show. :D
     
  12. HuevosRanchero

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    thanx guys. more just a show and shine type of thing but one of my bands will be playing there also...gotta represent ya know. ;)
     
  13. Cool72

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    Your posts are a great insporation. I hope my 72 comes out as nice. Great Job ..:cool:
     
  14. HuevosRanchero

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    $10 weekend project.

    Well...and yes please ignore the crappy looking inner fender paint.

    Had finished up the upstairs hall floor where I laid some fake wood planking. Got some nifty dividers to separate the area under the doors where the rugs turned into fake planking. Looked at the materials and thought "hmmm looks like what I've seen some mustang guys uses to hold down the radiator and attach to the core support....anyway been tired of the factory stuff for a while...just really worn out and ugly..and never really saw a proper replacement items. Also being that no one makes much of anything for our red-headed step trucks...I attempted something of my own this weekend. About 10 bux worth of parts at your local builder supply store and a couple of hours work.

    ok here is what Im babbling about...

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    So I picked up a 90degree angle piece of floor divider which I attached to the radiator using stainless screws through the already available slots. Kinda looks like the rig in my wifes' Mariner.
    Then I used a 4 inch wide strip of that rubber floor divider that happens to have the same subtle ribbed pattern of metal piece. anyway...I think its an improvement and still seals the air flow nicely.

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    notice I tucked the ends of the rubber piece under the radiator hold downs.
     
  15. parts4me

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    A little thing, but it makes it look a ton better!
     
  16. HuevosRanchero

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    hoodlatch

    well the radiator cover made the hood latch area look even worse than before...unfortunately its like a jigsaw puzzle. If you want to pull the hood latch you have to pull these other pieces. Oi :eek:

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    Cleaned up nicely.

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  17. parts4me

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    Holy crap! Oh well, good thing you remembered how it went back together!
     
  18. HuevosRanchero

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    it really isnt too bad...had less problem getting the latch to hold the hood down again than I thought I would. Lots of slotted bolt holes can make things easy or hard depending....:eek::D
     
  19. DonC

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    Looking good HR. Nothing like a home supply store for parts.
     
  20. Cool72

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    Looks great. Is that your wifes kitchen table those parts are on??? She must be a saint, mine won't let me bring my dirty clothes in the house let alone car parts. LOL:D
     

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