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    When I went home for lunch I opened the doors on the barn to let some air flow in. I have grass to mow today and will do some more painting after I get done with that. Watching paint dry is a very dull job. And waiting and rushing it makes matters worse. Best just leave it alone and let it dry in what ever time required. I see my post are now being subjected to Grammar checks. I am OK with that. I knows what's I mean whiles I is writing it. Sometime things just get lost in translation. But you all get the gist of it. Have a Great Day. I hope to make some more progress today after work. I will be sure to keep you posted. Be Safe.
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    Last night was a productive evening. I was able to get all the grass BAG mowed. After neglecting my duties that was the only way to get things back to excellence. I have all the parts painted and back in the barn. After walking the 2 acres I was tired and ready to rest. The camera was in the house and the parts setting out with wet paint on them was very uneventful. It was all green and more green. The stones outside the shop door look very Halloweeny. Green from CUCV parts and Orange from Kubota parts. A few other colors on the stones but it makes the grand kids happy to collect all the different colors. I hope to get the cowl and hood on before the weekend and next week it is onto a roof. I have decided against the dark glass and roof rack roof that was on the M1009 when I disassembled it. I will be marketing that setup complete. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6479.jpgFigured out a way to paint the truck without painting the under laying plastic cowl screen. When painted just pull it out. Seems logical.
    DSCF6476.jpgDSCF6477.jpgDSCF6478.jpgAfter moving this Red/Yellow hood around my shop for 10 years I am finally able to give it a permanent attachment. I have the hood installed and adjusted. Suits me and I am fussy. I also have the lower filler panel installed and all bolted fast. Great progress. Next on the agenda is to get a roof in the shop and get it sanded. That will not happen till next week. I am happy with the painted bumpers, grille and trim pieces. I must wrap up the bumpers in some blankets and store them before they get damaged. I have a lot of things to keep me busy at the moment. No shortage of projects. Have a Great Weekend and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6480.jpgDSCF6482.jpgDSCF6483.jpgToday I had to muster the troops. I had to get an M1009 roof off the roof of an M1010 body and on the stands. I made the call for manpower and the roof was there when I got home. My Sons came thru. I sprayed the inside down with Simple Green and scrubbed all the crud from the sills and inside rubbers. I also sprayed the inside of the inner structure out and it was full of dirt. I wanted a bone stock roof that has never been painted. This has the factory paint and has been stored outside for 20 years. Makes for a lot easier sanding. I will be replacing all the seals on this top they are basically all crumbling to dust. I have Genuine GM roof seals I have been saving for such a day. I used some LMC ones in the past and they are less than desirable results on the upper seals at the cab. I have taken the roof in the barn and it needs to dry out well. When we moved it today water came from the window rubbers. DSCF6481.jpgAs you can see that rubber is not going to make the cut. But all is well and that was an easy step in the right direction without doing a lot of CUCV work for the past few days. Have a Great Day. Be Safe and Enjoy the pleasant weather we are having. Winter will soon be upon us.
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    DSCF6484.jpgToday after work I did manage to get a few hours to work on my M1009 project. The roof has a slight chip out of the right front lower corner. I am going to be filling in the holes in the front sides anyway so this is just a minor glitch. DSCF6486.jpgDSCF6485.jpgDSCF6487.jpgDSCF6493.jpgI cleaned up the area and used DSCF6494.jpgon it. I will let it dry till Monday and work on shaping it and getting the holes filled in. I am going to use Rage body filler to finish and fill the holes. DSCF6488.jpgDSCF6489.jpgI removed and discarded the rear window seal in the top. When you do remove the rubbers make sure all the small metal clips come out. They are easy to get out if they stay stuck DSCF6491.jpgDSCF6492.jpgAlso the seams will need a seam sealer to replace the original sealer that has cracked and fallen out. I began sanding the top and called it a night. Working 2 jobs at the moment and getting things down on several fronts. Have a Great Weekend and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6484.jpgStarted like this on Friday. DSCF6493.jpgEnded like this on Friday before I called it a night. Left it dry/harden over the weekend.DSCF6496.jpgFinished the sanding and filled in the antenna holes. DSCF6497.jpgDSCF6499.jpgDSCF6500.jpgI am happy with the results. I have used JB Weld in the past to fix some tough spots. It grinds and sands very easy and is stronger than the body filler and less work than fiberglass matting and gel coat. I will do some more sanding tomorrow night and I have new GM seals for the top. The front one looks like a real JOY to install. I am game. If it takes 1 day to do it I will take a day to do it. Just so it is right. Have a Great Day and Be Safe.
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    DSCF6506.jpgDSCF6507.jpgMore steps in the right direction were acheived tonight. DSCF6502.jpgDSCF6505.jpgI sanded the entire hood on the outside. It had a lot of crud on it and it is in near perfect condition for an old township truck hood. DSCF6501.jpgDSCF6503.jpgDSCF6504.jpgI got some help and flipped the roof over and removed all the lower sill seals and cleaned the surfaces for installing new seals. The roof is white under the seals just like all of the roofs. I had heard tell that StarCraft made the K5 Blazer roofs back in the day. I heard that from a GM representative when we had sealing issues on new civilian models. I am NOT carving that in stone but just wanted to mention it. I know GM and StarCraft were involved in many projects over the years. I dug out a set of Genuine GM roof seals. Time to stop hoarding parts and put them to use. Have a Great Day and Be Safe. Thank you for looking and your support on this and my other projects. If it is not fun. Stop doing it. I am still doing it. But I pace myself.
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    Tonight was a clean the shop and put all the tools away night. It started out with me putting the front bumper braces on the frame and I could not find a socket so I put 1 on and stopped and cleaned the entire shop ansd went outside and cleaned up some debris and scrap that had accumulated. It had to be done and I was just the guy to do it. unbadgered I can get a lot done. I did manage to miss place the rear bumper center brackets and draw bar. No problem. I know I have them somewhere. I just dug out another set of brackets and will get them sandblasted and painted. I do not need them yet anyway and I did find a lot of things I forgot I had while looking. Good Stuff. Thats what happens when you live at the same place for over 30 yeras and have several out buildings and sheds. So I will try again Friday. I need to glue the new seals on but wanted some help with that task. Fair enough. Have a Great Day and Be Safe. No pictures tonight. Use your imagination.
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    DSCF6508.jpgDSCF6509.jpgDSCF6510.jpgAfter a week away from my project I was able to get the needed help to install the new weather strips onto the M1009 rear roof. After I had help and all the surfaces clean it took less than and hour to properly install the new seals. That and them being Genuine GM seals made the job much easier. I have used the LMC seals before on customer supplied parts for customers vehicles. These seals fit like a comfortable sock. Next I must clean up the shop and remove all the parts I have stored in the cargo area of the M1009 so I can set the roof in place. I am NOT sure I can get this painted before winter sets in but I am OK with that. I want to get it in paint but also don't want to rush and mess up a job that I have been so careful and involved in from start to finish. Be Safe and Have a Great Week. More later as it happens. Thank you for looking.
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