Well to condense many threads into one i began this year wishing to paint my truck..i got to the point of sanding it and started body work but shortly got ticked because the panels didn't line up worth a crap so i looked into getting my frame straightened and the first bid was 700 bucks because the entire frame rail was bent up 1 inch on the passenger side..also had random popping noises coming from the front end and wasn't ball joints and such so i looked into replacing the frame and which john (wvcat) hooked me up with a entire 98 rolling chassis as a trade for my 8.8 4.10 gear rear end and front differential complete.. so i drove 1600 miles to west Virginia from Georgia to pick it up..soon after i had he entire truck put together in like a week and has sat dormant for about 3 months due to lack of funds..well finally this week i got back on it and where it sits not is the bodywork is done and sanding is done and its ready for primer tomorrow(aug 2nd 2008)
Well The Time Has Finally Come! shes getting Paint! stripped her down and started the never ending job of sanding...
Only Thing Left is hand sanding the bodyline and smaller areas the air sander couldn't get to and also patching 3 areas on the truck with bondo
Remove the Bed and sand cab wall and bed edges
Spray rattle can primer on the bare metal areas
hand sand tag box, bodyline, V in the hood, cowl panel, around windshield
all the close up shots are spots that need bondo repair..
All body work is done...it will be primmed and painted saturday
got the truck primmed and then sanded with 400 then cleaned and wipped down and sprayed the paint...it looks great! finally the truck is all one color!
27 pics here total...click the thumbnail to make the picture bigger
THE COLOR IS REAL CLOSE TO THE STOCK TOREADOR RED...YOU CANT SEE THE FLAKE IN THE PICS BUT THERE IS ALOT..LOOKS REALLY GOOD IN PERSON..THE CAMERA DOSENT DO IT ANY JUSTICE
Im really curious to see just how good its going to look.. you have been putting ALOT of time into it. I remember when you got that right after you bought and built that little garage for it :-) Not bad man.. not bad at all!!
did you get any dirt and stuff in the paint being painted in a dirt floor garage?
paint the jams? looks really good tho cant wait to see it on the chromies and put together
no dirt got into the paint...we wet the floor so that nothing would get kicked up from walking...i examined the entire truck and couldnt find any trash in the paint..i was expecting a little but none got in it..jams were not painted because the colors were close..if i decide to paint it i will rattle can them