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Episode 13 – Starting to See Results

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Here’s What’s Next on Project C10

Episode 13 – It’s the last quarter of the build and we’re seeing results from all our labors. With the cab now on the frame, this is where things get exciting and fun to watch. On the mechanical side, the team focuses on the brakes, steering, AC and wiring. On the body side, Rick Drewry is focusing on wet sanding and buffing the rest of the truck pieces. Stay tuned for the ultimate payoff.

Episode 13 – Video Transcript

Drew Yagodnik: On the next Project C10 … All right, so, you got the cab on the frame. Now you did a lot of wet sanding and buffing. Obviously, you had to get the firewall. Where are you at right now?
Rick Drewry: Well, the firewall was good enough now to get it onto the chassis, and then that enables the guys to get stuff done around the engine area, the interior, things like that, while I’ll focus on the wet sanding and buffing on the panels. Like I said, so I’m trying to get the cab done, so I can get out of these guys’ way.
Drew: Right.
Rick: So, they can keep doing stuff on that and then I’m going to go back over and start doing panel by panel, as they need it, wet sand and buff each panel, hand it off to them for installation.

Rick: All right, let’s do a little bit of a recap, see where we’re at right now. We’ve got the cab painted both inside and out. We’ve got the engine drive train in place, we just picked up the drive shaft. Now we’re going to work on getting the power brake booster brake system loaded up, and then also the steering column and get the steering loaded up.

So, we’ve got two things going on at once. On the mechanical side of things where we’re going to be doing the brakes, the steering, AC, wiring, and all of that, and then we also have, still, the body panels. The rest of the pieces to the truck that are going through the process of being wet sanded and buffed.

So, we’ve got guys over here working on the mechanical side. I’m focused on the paint and body to get that done so I can keep up with these guys, so as and when they’re ready, “Okay, I’m ready for the inner fenders,” they’re ready to be bolted on, and they’re not sitting around waiting for that to get done.

Rick: A lot of work’s gone into it, and you just keep grinding and grinding, and all of a sudden now you start seeing a little bit of result. When you’re in this last quarter, I call it, of a build, this is the most exciting and fun time. So, things come together. And it all really boils down to how much work you put into it before you got here, is to the ultimate payoff. And I think not only we’re going to like it, I think other people are going to like it, too.
Drew: I agree. Well, we got lots more to come next week. Panels should be going back on, start working on the interior, the wiring, get the carpet in. I mean, we’re not that far off.
Rick: No, not at all. Hopefully within a month or so, we’re done.
Drew: Yep. Stay tuned.
Rick: Yep.

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