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Old 10-23-2009
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Dang man I absolutely love what you've done/are doing with your truck.
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After looking through all the posts, I just realized at the end the bed has been shotened. I know I am new, but what is the point in shortening the bed. Just less to have to worry about hiting the ground on excursions.
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After looking through all the posts, I just realized at the end the bed has been shotened. I know I am new, but what is the point in shortening the bed. Just less to have to worry about hiting the ground on excursions.
you must have also missed the part where he stretched the cab into a double, the bed got shorten for that
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I love what you are doing to this truck... It Looks Great
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you must have also missed the part where he stretched the cab into a double, the bed got shorten for that
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making good with the bodywork man! looks great. Thats sometimes the hardest and most frustrating part.
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Old 10-27-2009
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Thanks guys!

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making good with the bodywork man! looks great. Thats sometimes the hardest and most frustrating part.
Thanks. Yeah, thats why I had someone else do it...lol..
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More updates...




Wil continued working on patching, then smoothing out the holes in the roof.






Then I added body filler to the welded seams on the bed.




And Wil did some more sanding.

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And then I did some sanding. Seems to be a pattern.




The next day I snapped a photo of the roughed out bed body filler and the roof.






Wil took a turn at working on the bed seams with a drill and cleaning wheel.

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Turns out Wil has a nack for fixing dents in sheet metal.




He fixed a pretty bad dent below my tail light.




While that was going on I began dismantling the doors, windows and all.




Then I removed the front lights and grill.

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Next I pulled off the fenders.




Armed with a drill and sanding pad, Wil cleaned up the weld line for the roof.

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Skipping the monotonous steps of applying body filler then sanding it off, we come to the finished work.






Then I find another pinhole, so I fill it in.




A high shot of the truck shows the roof and the many hole patches.

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The tail gate gets taken apart and sanded down for a new coat of paint.




Along with the tail gate the fenders, hood and doors get sanded.




While inspecting for problems I found a huge one. These are the holes in the old guys work.




After patching a the botched job I masked everything off.

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Then jumping into a tyvek suite I begin to paint. The paint I'm using is a white epoxy for durability.
With epoxy paint I was worried about it kicking off before I could get a full coat, so I had to move fast.
After the second coat I snapped a few photos. I gave the final coat a mist of paint to give it an orange peal texture.







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That is some intense work there. Why did you remove the fenders instead of painting the truck with them on
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The next day I pulled off all the masking.
I parked the truck outside to it would air out a bit. Still smelled from the paint.










I ran out of room when I painted everything else, so I had to paint the grill after the fact.

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So you intentionally orange peeled it? You wanted a textured finish? I guess I'm confused as to why you spent so much time getting it smooth, just to texture it.

Good work non the less!
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So you intentionally orange peeled it? You wanted a textured finish? I guess I'm confused as to why you spent so much time getting it smooth, just to texture it.

Good work non the less!
Yes it was intentional. The texture is to keep the scratches and dents less visible. Most of the time was to get the body back in shape, not really to make it smooth. The last guy added way to much body filler. I'll post up some photos of the body lines soon.
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Looks like it would be a fun truck and trip to run!! Do you have anymore info on those comprehensive off road driving courses they kinda look like they would be fun to attend. But keep up the great work on an awesome build!!!
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I'm skipping a bit here, though its been hectic the past few weeks getting the truck ready. Right now I'm in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show 2009 and the MX2 is setup on display. Awesome! Thanks to Adventure Trailers and Equipt Expedition Outfitters for the spot.

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So I don't know if you have considered this but you probably have, but have you thought about opening the camper part in strong wind? Because I am assuming if your going all over the world you will at one point encounter some high winds on the top of a mountain or something. Lol. I can just imagine you popping it open a little then the wind catching it and send it flying down into the hood/windshield.
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