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Mate that dash looks really nice. The hours were worth it buddy. Looks very clean.

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Mate that dash looks really nice. The hours were worth it buddy. Looks very clean.
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Where did you buy the PVC sheet? Is there a brand?

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Where did you buy the PVC sheet? Is there a brand?
I have no idea on brand, I just Googled it in Phoenix picked 3 or 4 places and bought the first one that would sell to me.

If you need more info I could dig out the paper work, I know they are
a national company, but there are many.
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OK so I had been working on the bodywork on the doors for over a month with the interior being the inspiration,

but I started to get burnt out and wanted some more progress, so I decided time to jamb.


I know I had decided on light gray, and dark gray but the wife wasn't happy (I could tell) she was like "it's your

truck paint it whatever you want" so I knew I would have to change. I know she likes Cobalt Blue (even though there

is no way I'm tri-coating it) so I found a DuPont Spectra color Blue Pearl that looked similar, and Ford white

(not Wimbledon white the newer white to match my truck). I didn't tell her that I changed it she saw it after

I started painting and loved it.














I never thought I would ever see myself painting and clearing bolts, but I did:






Jambing the front fender











Hinges





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Looking awesome still. I have to ask what kind of paint setup you're using? Compressor and paint gun or what?
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Love it! Very clean!
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So now with the jamming done, I'm excited to see some results, and take the doors, fenders, and tailgate

and put them on for Panel fit the best I can.















Still trying to get good gaps (it took me a hole day and still not perfect:


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Looking awesome still. I have to ask what kind of paint setup you're using? Compressor and paint gun or what?
Actually I had a 80 gallon 2 stage compressor that burnt up while doing bodywork (it was almost 25 years old) so I decided to buy a new one same size that lasted a week (from Home Depot).....

so I ended up having the motor on the old one rebuilt and hooking them together till the warranty people could fix the new one.

as far and the paint guns .... they are very good guns (I'm in the business of selling them 30 years) they are old but still being made..
Binks M1G gravity feed (for color and sealer), and M1G that is made for clear coat

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Love it! Very clean!
Thank you man, much appreciated
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so I got the seams as good as they are going to get. So started masking to put some of the Spectra Master Blue on.

I decided that because I only had a 2 car garage to get this all done with this Big BKO and all the parts I decided

to paint it in sections.

This is a lot more work, and harder to get the blue to match from panel to panel being that it was all Pearl for the

flake, But I new I could do it with air pressure, mixing, and speed to get it perfect without having to blend it.


I started with the doors, front fenders, and tailgate. Again some progress body work when you are no bodyman is tons of work.



the epoxy sealer is on:


















I went with Dupont Chromobase for anyone interested ... I didn't want to go with Generic because I wanted the best possible for

down the road.

The blue Basecoat (ended up taking 5-6 coats. it didn't cover as good as I would like):


























took some of the masking paper off:















Well I know I have pictures of me putting on the white B/C but can't find the pictures
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Outstanding as usual.. Nice job. Really diggin the rig man.
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Outstanding as usual.. Nice job. Really diggin the rig man.
Thanks buddy
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now that I'm putting Clear on, I really get obsessed with getting this thing done.

I thank my wife for putting up with it.




This thing really came out a lot better than I had planned (other than the dirt from My garage) but I know it will buff out:














Me taking a picture after color sand and buff ... 1500 grit, 2500 grit, 3000 grit, and then buffed 3 different times:












I just had to through this shot in there





and another of me taking the pic lol








If I'm posting too many pics, say something ... everywhere I read people want more pictures I just don't want to

go overboard.
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Post all the pictures you want! What you did to the floor is exactly what I plan on starting today on my 78
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Post all the pictures you want! What you did to the floor is exactly what I plan on starting today on my 78
It's not as hard when your actually doing it, if you think about it , it seems much harder .

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It's looking great! And no such thing as to many pics! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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I like that idea, I was trying to figure out what o do in my 91 Bronco for my headliner. Mine is completely gone.
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Nice work!
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It's looking great! And no such thing as to many pics! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Thanks again, I'll keep posting


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I like that idea, I was trying to figure out what o do in my 91 Bronco for my headliner. Mine is completely gone.
It turned out really nice. I am still contemplating lowering that center strip in the back (it's about 4 inches wide) and putting some LED's in there

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Nice work!
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Up next is the painting of the rear quarters, but firt I wanted to clean up the front grill area, and re-paint it.












Should be a big improvement over stock.









You can see the original 400 in the background on stand:










Looking pretty cool, molding on. I didn't get new molding because I am using this truck, and it is Damn expensive to replace.





Took it out for a little sun.

so far I got the doors, front fenders, and tailgate painted.


















Next up is the hood. By this time I'm in overdrive to get this thing drive-able.
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