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Old 12-07-2010
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Painting my Cap - Lots-o-pics

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!!)

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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














Sanding!!




Taping!!







PAINTING!!!
Primer




First coat




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.
Thanks guys!


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Looks like you did a great job man!
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Thanks! Ill post pics of the finished product on my truck hopefully tomorrow. The rims make it look so much better!
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what kind of paint did you use? looks good!
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You did good, took your time and did the job right. Well done! I will be waiting for the install completed photos.
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