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November 24, 2011

OK, here she is - EVER CLOSER to being completed! Sure, there's still many details to attend to (like bleeding the brakes!), but what you see now is a 1956 Chevy Truck, as it appeared new (OK, likely a little better than new!)

Today I finished up the doors: trim plates, seals, mirror and outside handles. as well, the bed wood was trimmed to fit and now it all goes together like butta'. Warren (the owners son) and I bolted up the fenders and bolted on the steps. Then I re-installed the spare tire carrier and put some clear rock gaurd sheets on the step sills to protective those areas from wear (again, a great idea attributed to Warren!).

Tomorrow there'll be a lot of nuts and bolts to tighten and check, the Tailgate will be hung and the doors rechecked.

Luckily, the temperatures have warmed, so I can get the Galaxie off the lift and put the truck back on.  That'll allow us to bleed the brakes, do a lot of undercarriage work and even work on getting the engine broken in. Keep watching!

About the only things I'm still waiting on are the front marker lights and front shocks. They should show up soon I hope. Don't forget to check out the website at www.E-tekRestorations.com - lots of How To, Why to, Who to and absolutely  no doo-doo!!!