The gas tank is in! The fuel line is roughed-in. I’ve got to come up with some clips for it or it’ll rattle around against the frame.
I welded in the gas tank mounting nuts at first, but I didn’t position them correctly, so I had to knock them off. Then I got the bright idea to weld in the bolts instead. I’m so bright I didn’t realize they had to be perfectly parallel until I tried to pull the tank back off. So, off they came. My final (?) solution has the nuts welded back on, but I welded them with the tank in place so they should be located correctly.
I re-built the carb a couple of weeks ago. Did I say that already?
Tonight I wire-brushed the rest of the rear frame. Tomorrow I may hit it with POR-15. After that, I can button up the fuel lines, re-run the tail light wires, and re-install the bed.
There is some rot at the back of the cab in a place that’s hidden by the bed. It would be a great place to do my first sheet metal welding.
Part of the process of attaching the bed is going to be cutting a hole for the gas filler. Scary.
After that, I have to tackle the seat. That’s scary too.