This thread is to brag a little, but also to show off my cap and what I have done to it. Also how I painted it.
To start off, in March of 2010 I picked up this cap that I found on Craigslist. The guy was asking $75. I drove there and talked him down to $60. it needed a rear window and some keys to the locks. I spent $9.75 for keys. $8.50 for the first one and $1.25 for any aditional. I got 2. I still would have paid $75, its a nice cap. I just have no idea who made it, lol.
This is what it looked like when I picked it up:
I still had my hard bed cover on at the time
I replaced the rear window that was busted with some Plexiglas. I didnt have a garage, so I measured what i needed, drilled out two rivets in the frame that held it together, then marked on the plexiglass where to cut, and i cut the glass on a curb with a jigsaw. I got really lucky and didnt really crack it.
Anyway, these are the pictures after I took the hard cover off the truck and put the cap on: (these pics where taken in the parking lot of my internship which was right on Venice Beach, CA. Mutiny Pictures was were i interned. That was sweeet!!)
The rivets i drilled out and replaced with nuts and bolts.
This is how ridiculous my truck looked coming back to chicago from L.A. after my senior semester when I did my study abroad. Im a communication major with a concentration is Film Studies. That would explain the LA thing. I want to do smaller based media but figured learning film and being submerged in that environment would help more. ANyway, the truck:
Since my truck has been back in Illinois, I have made some changed to it.
The Alcoa Rims are thanks to 05blackranger; thanks yet again man!
(Ignore the radiator leak, that has since been replaced)
Ok, Finally, the painting
Pictures are pretty self explanatory. I took the windows out, 3rd brake light out, sanded it all down, taped everything off and the painting began:
My brother-in-laws dog, Harley. He is a pit bull. He gets scared so easily. He isnt scary at all. I was doing this in my brother-in-laws garage.
Pulling the windows out
Couple coats later
It was freezing out for those last couple coats.
I'll get more pics up later. I also put clear coat on it. It is now on my truck as well. Ill follow up with more pics of paint used and with it on my truck.