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Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bedtime stories?
« Reply #350 on: November 16, 2020, 03:41:19 am »
Here's some pics of the repair.
As you can see, the original bolt hole was  in a poor state.... :-X
Also got some new tires for the truck.
They're 37' military humvee tires. Probably not the best for comfortable driving but i like the look of these, and they're quite affordable 8)
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #351 on: December 22, 2020, 02:11:39 pm »
    Finished the interior in the cab in the last few weeks.
    Since  I didnít want to cut holes for the speakers  in my new doors, I had to find an alternative location.
    Also since the single original speaker does not fit my idea of a good sound system....
    The open space behind the seatbelts seemed like a good place, so lets get started.
    First I made a wooden insert that fits inside the cab opening. I glued it in place with ďsikaflexĒ, the stuff used by railroads overhere that litterally bonds everything together.
    Then a second insert was made in the same shape. This was then attached to the speaker panel which follows the contours of the door side.
    Also made a panel for the back of the cab. After upholstering it was glued in place. Before final install I marked the mounting points of the amp and woofer box, and drilled the holes. These got threaded inserts since I was afraid of ptting screws in the thin material.
    The side panels got 2 screws to attach them to the first insert, and another one securing them to the back.

    Interior just needs some minor work to completely finish, and then itís bedtime.... (yes, wheel openings are rusted trough.....)




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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #352 on: December 22, 2020, 11:53:37 pm »
    Nice use of that space.
    I can't do that because my gas tank is there in the way.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #353 on: December 23, 2020, 05:40:19 am »
    Nice use of that space.
    I can't do that because my gas tank is there in the way.
    No tank under the bed?
    I really dont like the idea of sitting in front of a load of flammable liquid.....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #354 on: December 23, 2020, 08:15:13 am »
    then you'd be ok with a model TEE , the tank was where your dash board is ... LOL
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #355 on: December 23, 2020, 11:51:18 pm »
    No tank under the bed?
    I really dont like the idea of sitting in front of a load of flammable liquid.....
    It's been like that for 47 years this month. It was the last year of that setup.
    I like it there. It makes for easier exhaust routing. Not to mention it's 26 gallon capacity.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #356 on: December 24, 2020, 12:09:38 am »
    77 or 78 was the last year for the incab tank.

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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #357 on: December 24, 2020, 10:26:09 pm »
    77 or 78 was the last year for the incab tank.
    You mean I was wrong for the first time ever?  ;D
    After my truck was produced...  I didn't pay much attention to the following years.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #358 on: December 24, 2020, 11:04:44 pm »
    Yer getting old my friend.   ;D
    77 W200, 360/727/NP203/D44HD/D60 (Wifes Toy)
    77 M887- 318/727/NP203 D44HD/D60
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #359 on: December 25, 2020, 04:57:15 am »
    then you'd be ok with a model TEE , the tank was where your dash board is ... LOL
    The old international 423 tractor that we had on the farm had that as well, annoying place to fill up...
    But that was diesel  ;)
    Would love a something from that era though  8)
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #360 on: December 25, 2020, 03:13:38 pm »
    my 560 gasoline was a BIG tank above the motor as well
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #361 on: December 25, 2020, 11:41:39 pm »
    Yer getting old my friend.   ;D
    No poop, Popeye!  ;D
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #362 on: January 5, 2021, 02:40:53 pm »
    She lives 8)
    https://youtu.be/1sgbbSKgpOQ

    Yes, the doorpanel needs to go back, It had a crack in it so needed to fix that.

    Now Iíll be able to drive her outside and get the forklift in for the bed.
    Which is a bit more crusty than I hoped for....
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    « Reply #363 on: January 5, 2021, 04:01:46 pm »
    She lives 8)
    https://youtu.be/1sgbbSKgpOQ

    Yes, the doorpanel needs to go back, It had a crack in it so needed to fix that.

    Now Iíll be able to drive her outside and get the forklift in for the bed.
    Which is a bit more crusty than I hoped for....
    Congratulations!
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, whats next
    « Reply #364 on: January 5, 2021, 04:05:44 pm »
    Congratulations!
    With the crustyness of the bed?  8) ;D ;D ;D
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    « Reply #365 on: January 6, 2021, 12:18:26 am »
    With the crustyness of the bed?  8) ;D ;D ;D
    No. On the milestone.  ;D
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #366 on: January 10, 2021, 01:09:16 pm »
    https://youtu.be/IeB8xKz8xBA

    No more excuses, time to attack the rust monsters living in my bed.
    Both side panels will be replaced, even though only one has rust around the wheel arch.
    The other one has dents in it, and the body work required to make it straigt again would simply cost more than a new panel.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #367 on: January 13, 2021, 04:51:25 pm »
    So, lets start with this small side project  ;D
    This bed is not the original one. That one was beyond repair.
    I tried to repair it but each time I found more and more rust. So after a couple of weeks of struggeling I had enough of it and brought it to the scrapyard.
    Luckily I found a better one not too lang after that.

    As you can see one of the sides has some sort of collision damage, tearing the panel right off the light housing.
    The rust helped a bit as well I guess ;)
    In the other corner some spotwelds failed, so that needs to be fixed.
    Just like the metal in the bottom corner which lhas a big hole behind it.

    So I started to drill out the spotwelds of the side panel and after some motivation by the grinder The panel is off now.
    Wheel arches need some new metal for sure.
    To be continued.....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #368 on: January 16, 2021, 11:26:29 am »
    Both side panels are off now. Some rust on the inner wheel panels but nothing that canít be repaired 8)
    And need to make a new mounting panel at the front I gues.....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #369 on: Yesterday at 01:29:50 pm »
    Rust repairs.....
    Made a small mold from a piece of plywood. I used my new outer panel as a template.
    After some beating with a hammer you end up with something like this.
    Cut out the rust, weld new piece in.
    Need to finish up on the welds but at least a relatively easy repair.
    Especially since it will be hidden behind the new panel.
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #370 on: Yesterday at 03:39:13 pm »
     {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn}  hummm mark it and "save" it ... in the "little used" tool crib ....
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    Re: '77 W200 rebuild, bed-time stories?
    « Reply #371 on: Yesterday at 04:26:40 pm »
    Tool crib is getting full ;D ;D
    I must admit I have a bit of a tool fetish....
    I really like good quality tools, and even for occasional use I just buy them.
    At least it saves the aggravation you get from working with cheap bad fitting tools that break.
    And theyíll last a lifetime :)
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