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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:36 PM   #441
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:42 PM   #442
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The trick that works best is to start the first coat with red oxide primer, then oem color primer, then the topcoat. Sand down the areas you want to look worn, with the red oxide simulating the rust.

For now, I just want something that isn't a black fender.
Yes, BUT, your color is off, and its obvious. Also the fact that the rest of the truck is actual patina and your trying to copy it with fake patina.

Maybe I missed it, but what was the reason behind the new fenders? Did I miss it?
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:02 PM   #443
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Yes, BUT, your color is off, and its obvious. Also the fact that the rest of the truck is actual patina and your trying to copy it with fake patina.

Maybe I missed it, but what was the reason behind the new fenders? Did I miss it?
Because about 60% of the originals were bondo / fiberglass / matting. Not enough left to fit a patch panel to, and there are no decent used fenders anywhere near the rustbelt.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #444
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Put about 10 miles on it today

Bed's done and the final ride height is set:




There are a few things left to do: swap out passenger door for one with windows, fit passenger seat, route/neaten underdash wiring, noise insulation, etc.

Feels pretty fast, shifts awesome and is loud as fawk. Hoping some dynamat quiets the inside down just a bit. 1st gear just spins the tires, 2nd gear hooks up after a bit and 3rd still breaks the tires loose. This is all with a carb I'm having a bit of trouble with, heh heh.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #445
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Love it, Scot.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #446
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Old September 11th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #447
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will it do smokey burnouts?
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Old September 11th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #448
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Congrats on the payoff! Looks good!
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #449
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Go tired of seeing it w/o the rocker panel.

Spending this week sorting out the little problems and getting more things finished up. I was putting dynamat on the firewall and found a huge tear in the cab sheetmetal. Remember how I said it had a bent frame and three of the four cab mounting bolts were bent? It seem like is also ripped the sheetmetal from the bottom of the A-pillar down to the vent in the kickpanel.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #450
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #451
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Looking pretty good. Is that water on the driveway or is it leaking?
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Old September 14th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #452
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It's water. I've been wetsanding and that's a small spot from earlier in the day.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #453
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Looks good. I like the stance/attitude of it.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #454
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Looks good. I like the stance/attitude of it.
Prolly cause it looks like it could have bags on it.

Thanks all!
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #455
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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #456
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I haz an armrest!?




...or is it a battery box?




Danm, I love working on this truck.
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pimptastic fosho!
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Old September 16th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #458
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Put about 10 miles on it today....1st gear just spins the tires, 2nd gear hooks up after a bit and 3rd still breaks the tires loose....
How many miles traveled to rack up 10 miles on the odo...six?
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Old September 16th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #459
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LOL, just a guesstimate. - but I already need to address the "one-wheel-peel" problem I'm having.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #460
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