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  • #61
    Got most of the car in primer now. I was really surprised how good my patch panel came out along with the rocker panel piece that I Frankensteined in there. Got to strip the hood and roof and then still fix the RF Fender .. It's coming along.
    Pictures later.
    His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
    2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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    • #62
      Worked on striping some more trim off of the car, man what a PITA. That trim has hidden bolts behind hidden plates. Had to strip the interior out to get to some of the windshield trim.




      ---------- Post added at 04:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:58 PM ----------

      Also got to figure out what to do with the mirrors. They bolt onto the front fender, Just about totally useless. You can't adjust them inside the car. Thinking about filling the holes and putting them on the door like a Chevy.

      His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
      2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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      • #63
        Yeah, the older cars suck when it comes to removing trim pieces. Even on my 66 Belvedere I needed to remove the C pillar interior parts and head liner to get to the trim nuts at the base of the C pillar where it meets the quarter panel.

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        • #64
          I see your problem





          You don't have a monkey!
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          • #65
            Why not get some remote mirrors and leave them on the fender

            ---------- Post added at 07:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:40 PM ----------

            Painted the engine compartment and stripped the dash yesterday, rebuilt guage cluster and put dash and cluster back in today
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            • #66
              Man would I love to drink beer with a monkey. Do you need the side mirror's pur state law? If not I would loose them. But that's just me,,I like clean, less is more and a twin turbo big block! LOL!
              "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin

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              • #67
                Originally posted by hemi67s View Post
                Man would I love to drink beer with a monkey. Do you need the side mirror's pur state law? If not I would loose them. But that's just me,,I like clean, less is more and a twin turbo big block! LOL!




                Monkeys are mean drunks
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                • #68
                  dang if I had a Monkey, he could be the look out and I wouldn't need mirrors.
                  His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                  2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by BK View Post



                    Monkeys are mean drunks
                    LOL!!! I will fight that monkey.:ROFLMAO:
                    "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin

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                    • #70
                      After a victorious Texans game, I got back home and took the rest of the trim, bumpers and lights off the car.

                      Poor thing It's looking really sad.

                      I have gone this far..........
                      When I bought the car it had a spare complete dash in the trunk. I believe it got stolen when my metal storage building got broken into,

                      From the looks of it, you just unbolt the whole dash and it can come out.


                      So I think I am going to try and pull the whole dash also and repaint it along with all the interior pieces.


                      For those of you that gamble, I think my wife is giving odds that it will never get back together and I now have a garage full of scrap metal
                      His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                      2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                      • #71
                        I bet she is, and my wife is thinking the same about my cuda.
                        Shawn
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                        • #72
                          Man I really want that thing back together by spring. She is splitting town this weekend so I should be able to get the rest of the paint off, primer the car and get the dash out and apart.

                          I got a b.i.l. with a paint booth.......well he ain't much for repaying favors but I am hoping I can talk him into using his booth.
                          His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                          2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                          • #73
                            Well, didn't get as much accomplished as I hoped but I did get the rest of the car in primer and started blocking it out with 400 grit. Looks pretty good, (to me)



                            Hopefully pull out the dash this week and start on it.

                            So far I have used 2 (yea two) gallons of primer. I am sure I am sanding most of it back off (?)... but I talked to a couple of painters who told me that I should not be able to see any shadows of the filler and to just keep spraying till they are gone. So it's got probably four coats on it. I am going to block it all out with 400 and then test paint the roof in white...

                            It's color choice time, I have never noticed a trim plate or paint codes on the car but judging by the colors under the top trim for the top and behind the doors it looks like it was originally Miami Blue (or maybe Tampa Turquoise) with a Largo Green Top... Yuk.......I got to find something better. I am still thinking maybe two tone with a white roof and maybe seamist green on the bottom.......hmmmm....
                            Last edited by Trannyman; 10-07-2012, 08:59 PM.
                            His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                            2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Trannyman View Post
                              She is splitting town this weekend so I should be able to get the rest of the paint off, primer the car and get the dash out and apart.
                              So, your wife plays a big part in what you get done on your toys too eh :angel:

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Cranky View Post
                                So, your wife plays a big part in what you get done on your toys too eh :angel:
                                Not really, but being sociable eats up a lot of time. When I am alone I can bury myself into what I am doing and not look up. When she is home, she cooks breakfast which I am expected to go in the house and eat with them... and then she fixes lunch... and then it's "lets go to the movie"..
                                His car wasn't that fast, I caught him on the return road and passed him in the pits.
                                2006 Dodge 2500 CTD


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