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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Wed May 10, 2017 12:30 am

A little bit of hack job body work in progress


Welding done and fender re-cut as original. The back part has been reshaped a bit.


Better view of the spare tire rack and how the tires will be held with straps. Both will be mounted on rims of course, but at the time, I only had one spare mounted.


The cross bar/brace on the down tubes of the roll bar fit nicely around the spares, which are also out of the way of the cargo space to the rear.


Here you can see where the straps hook up front. Most of what you can see here will be hidden once the bed side is on.
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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sat May 20, 2017 8:17 pm

Started working on a seat bracket. Decided to start with this square section of angle iron, still needs to be welded together.


I guess there will be some legs that go down to the floor. The bracket will either be bolted down or welded, once I figure out the best place to set the seat. No adjustment might be a pain for some people.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun May 21, 2017 9:49 am

How about having a bench structure to which you bolt/weld the angle iron seat frames to?
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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:05 am

Yeah I could do something like that. My dad suggested using the frame off the old seat for that. I don't know though, I think I would just like to mount them separately.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:40 am

Taking the stock seat brackets off the original seat. The plan is to use the original seat bolts for one half of each bucket seat. The other side I'll make my own.


Did some more test fitting. Turns out the seats don't need to be mounted all that high to be in the right spot.


This is about where they'll end up.




Still need to finish the other bed side and get it mounted. Also after hooking up the fuel lines to move the truck in the garage, one of them broke, so I need to run new lines.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:19 am

I was just going to ask how things were going on this build. I figured you were busy with other things.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:05 am

Yeah I've been trying to clean things up at the garage and get things organized. Making progress. Might take a little while but I'll get it done eventually.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:48 am

Starting work on the second bed side. This time I'll make the brackets on the truck first and then shorten the bed and do the body work.


Rust around the wheel area same as the other side.


Painted the one nice spare rim and patched the tire which had a leaking plug. One more spare still to go, plus the ones actually on the truck.


Part of the old seat bracket about to be welded to the new seat bracket. On the opposite side of the seat, I'll have to make my own as there was only two brackets from the old bench seat. At least this will take care of half of it.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:02 pm

Mounting tabs done for the right bed side and 1st cut made




Shortened the removed section and welded it back on


Still some body work to finish on the right bed side. Sides are almost done.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:34 pm

Looking good, long time no update!

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:31 pm

Thanks, and yeah I haven't been working on this thing all the time. Had a couple other projects going on.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:18 pm

I understand that man. I do enjoy your truck updates.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:01 am

Painfully slow progress being made on the truck. Recent completed items...
-Roll bar and sections of the frame and welded areas painted black, mostly to prevent rust for now
-New fuel lines installed (old ones rusted out and leaking)
-Fuel tank installed


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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:59 am

Awe man.... no pictures! LOL Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:06 pm

I know it, normally I have some. Tomorrow I will get pics of the new paint. I'm thinking the gloss black isn't so bad on the roll bar. Maybe I'll just leave it that way for awhile.

I still don't know for sure what colors to paint it. Would yellow with a black stripe on the side look any good? Thinking about the dirty mary crazy larry charger. But not sure how the giant ATLTF.COM letters would look with those colors.


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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:32 pm

Gotta have the letters angled maaaaaaaaaaaaan. Trophy truck, cant just plaster them on.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:44 pm

ooo... that give me an idea. if I can just find my template from a few months ago.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:25 pm



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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:55 pm

That does look pretty cool and I could do that pretty easy with a brush. Hmmmm. But I always thought about the ATLTF.COM being so big that parts of the letters are missing in the fender wells. Some modern race stuff does that with their sponsors.

Anyway, current progress on the roll bars and gas tank. Roll bar is partially painted.


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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:29 pm

Thanks! I think that looks pretty cool. Might go with that. What's everyone else think?

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 pm

LOL, I tried to show you on chat the other day, but you vanished. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:52 am

Oh sorry, yeah I was busy. I like that look though. As soon as some more of the body work is done I can go get some paint. Thanks again!

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:23 pm

Like the blue paint scheme.
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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:04 pm

I really like the blue as well! Gotta have white lettering on the tires though, just to complete the look haha.

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PostSubject: Re: ATLTF.COM Chevy Race Truck   Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Blue looks nice.

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