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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774654 April 15th 2021 5:53 pm
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Kursed...you are very prophetic then.....because there is no vinyl on the door panels yet. Bare wood, ABS sheet, cheap plastic chrome strip, and the carpet on the bottom that will be used for the floor in the cab. Let me see if I can do a test "drape" and relay. Maybe you remember the vinyl from some other picture I posted once?

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774656 April 15th 2021 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Leakbox
Kursed...you are very prophetic then.....because there is no vinyl on the door panels yet. Bare wood, ABS sheet, cheap plastic chrome strip, and the carpet on the bottom that will be used for the floor in the cab. Let me see if I can do a test "drape" and relay. Maybe you remember the vinyl from some other picture I posted once?

I was just referring to the vinyl you chose for the doghouse, I assumed you were going to use the same. ;)


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
kursed #774792 April 18th 2021 11:54 pm
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No......I was keeping it dark both to match the seat inserts and also to preclude any dirt scuffs and marks with my (or passengers) ineptness. You are observant though!!!

Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Well OKAY.....I didn't make much progress the last few days, but today with the warm Santa Ana winds and some time on my hands, I pushed forward on a few things. As the first quote i got was $1250 to cut and bullnose my cabinet granite (W....T.....F), I looked elsewhere. The next shop said they wanted $450, but I thought I have my own masonry blade, so I figured hey....why not CUT the granite myself and then just get a shop to route and polish. So I bit the bullet, laid out guides, and started cutting. I really needed to be careful as I don't have a stone saw and table, and could definitely have broken the slab as I got to the end of the cuts, so I had to jury-rig supports. Regardless, it came out good, and now I am on the hunt for a shop to finish it up. I really like the intricate patterns of the stone, and it will look cool with the strip light on above it at night. I also inserted spring clips, and started the fairing process of radiusing my scallop on both upper and lower panels on the front doors. There is still plenty of work to do, but if it works then I will undergo the DRIVER'S side to replicate.

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Your skills in different trades is something to be proud of : bow

Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774816 April 19th 2021 4:20 pm
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Very nice! Nerve wracking while cutting I bet!


Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Man that granite looks SCHWEET! Door panels are coming along so nice too. Killer progress, but I'm anxious to see it done, so hurry up. lol (I say that as mine still sits idle in the driveway blockin my garage).


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Looks great. Excellent work.


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Although I have not provided anything here on progress, I have done a ton of things to keep going on the old girl....wiring wiring wiring....got all my audio equipment and associated components from Mike (all thanks to this site...and he is GREAT!!!). I have the sub located, spaced the 4" speakers in the aft corner panels, built the 6 x 9 mounts under the bed, and then mounted and wired the crossovers for the front component system. I also got a backup camera and a trailer harness that has both a 7 pin and a 4 flat pin connection. I mounted the harness on the hitch structure, but the back up camera screws were too fragile to handle the steel of the hitch mount. Regardless, all the wiring continues, where I am routing speaker wires, connecting both power and ground wires, and looking at how to route all this mess forward to my head unit. I temporarily connected things to make sure that the amp, sub, rear speakers, and back up camera were at least working. To say this is a project is an UNDERSTATEMENT....in between all this I actually tossed a chair and board in her and headed to the beach. THIS is where she is NOT a fish out of water...but in her element....

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Battery set up is nice. Its comming along nicely'


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