Finally...a little progress
--- Howdy All. Got to visit my bus for a couple of days. Hardly recognized her it's been so long. And no idea where in Tom Hill I left off on the umpteen-dozen projects that were/are in the works. Maybe Jack can remind me.
Anyway, here's a few pix.
The rebuilt '98 Chevy 3500 rear axle. A Dana 80 HD. The lug pattern matches my original wheels but they need the centers bored out another quarter inch.
I discovered that if I ever had to replace the little quarter round windows in the rear, I'd have to make some adjustments. The one-piece framing also included the small window in front of it that I needed to delete.The answer was to cut the frame then make a support for the steel delete.
Kinda' like this...
Also started prepping the new quarter panels for mounting. Here's one with a coat of Quest rust converter applied everywhere on the inside except along the weld lines. They got the weld-through primer treatment. Then...
...two coats of HyTech ceramic insulating paint. All the interior & exterior body panels will get the same treatment...plus...
...a layer of radiant insulation just on the interior panels.
Just hope it's worth all the work.