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Old 06-09-2017, 12:28 PM
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I noticed that the exposed edging wire was rusted. Do you use any of the phosphoric acid conversion methods to treat the unexposed wire edging rust in situ? If so, do you have a favorite?

Thanks for showing us your methods.

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Old 06-12-2017, 12:26 AM
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Jerry, thanks for the questions/comments. I try to use media blasting (I use 80Grit Garnet) over any conversion type coating, so yeah, that's my favorite.

We media blasted the wire and will flood the area after wrap/before painting with SPI epoxy primer..



tried to make some headway on the Biederman. John is taking it to the truck show in Macungie PA so we're trying to get the fenders complete so he can bolt them on and answer questions all day about their bare finish..

With the lower hood side cleco'ed to the passenger fender using wing nut clecos to pull things up nice and tight, lets get some plug welds done to join all three parts together...









Passenger fender lapped seams then had SPI epoxy brushed in from both sides to seal in case he runs into rain. We he returns they'll be ready for media blasting and paint..



Next onto the Driver fender, the remainder of the flange from the old filler panel is removed, a cut off wheel is used for releasing the OEM spot welds..









Next, we had a rub issue where the fender was a bit close to the cab....note the flat area, as well as a rust through. So we'll just trim this out and replace..





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Old 06-12-2017, 12:34 AM
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Today I finished up the TIG welding on the rust repair...





This area has a recess so it doesn't rub the side of the cab...



Next to clamp the front repair section, the vise grips tend to rotate after clamped and allow the weld joint to open. So to fix the gravity issue, we broke out the painters tape..









16 gauge sheet metal wiring, gotta love it!





Next time we'll get the filler panel added to the Driver's fender..

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This evening's progress, the bolting flanges were cut out of 12 gauge steel, and tacked in place using the TIG. Then welded and dressed..














Next to trim the front of the fender, a laser is set up 13-3/4" above the table holding the fender. This is the differential we measured off the truck from the bumper filler panel down to the running board. all four corners on the table are checked to insure the laser is set correctly. Then the laser line is transposed to the fender and trimmed..











The height was adjusted by sliding the blocks forward/backward in the fender.





Front mounting flange TIG welded in place and welds dressed..





Filler panel fitted to the fender and plug welded...








Test fit onto the truck, aligned to the lower hood side and cleco'ed in place.











We'll get the lower hood side welded on tomorrow evening, holes drilled, and fenders bolted up to the truck.
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Truck so different just having that sitting in place. Much more finished.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:38 PM
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Tonight we got the lower hood side plug welded to the driver's fender, then the lapped seams were brushed with SPI epoxy primer from both sides to seal out the elements. John will be taking this to a couple shows with the fenders in bare metal, so we needed to seal those areas.



With the fenders all one piece again, we took them to John's shop for re-assembly. First order of business is to add some welting to the fender area adjacent to the cab's lower cowl area...



..then bolted up the fenders and battery tray.. This should give John a head start on the finishing touches tomorrow before loading it up for the Macungie Truck show.







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John got the Biederman out into the sunshine Wednesday after a long hibernation, getting it ready to take to the truck show in Macungie PA.








Loaded up and ready to go....





Today's pictures from the show, the Biederman makes its debut. Still needs a bit more paint on the front end, but John said he's had a ton of interest in the truck and the bodywork Guess I should have sent him up with business cards.





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really really nice job robert! but you don't need to hear that from me! lol
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:29 AM
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Beautiful work there Brer Robert.
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