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Now the hood. Lots of sanding, I think this truck had been painted 4 times in it's life. I tried to

get it at least down to the first one with 80 grit, then put some hi build epoxy primer on it.












trying to keep pre-washing with some wax and grease remover (you can see the tailgate cover in the background)





Figured I would prep the cowl as well








masking for Primer















This is the First primer I got on it. It is filling 80 grit scratches (but is capable of fill 40 grit). I will block this with 180 grit and then prime again.











Wet sanding with 180 grit.











The Hood was actually in really good straight shape. This is actually really good news. Being

that it is huge, it's really hard to get straight.


So other than a few spots it was really good.








Anything that needed filling, or Bondo got Evercoat Rage gold, and Evercoat Metal Glaze (for the finer stuff like pinholes).

One thing I can tell people that are new to this, Rage is expensive for bondo but sands much easier, spreads a lot smoother, and

has way less pinholes in it which adds up to a ton of labor and is easily worth the extra money over the cheaper stuff.












Now wet sanding underneath





Man this thing is just huge. I never realized how big it was until I had it off, and in the garage.





Underneath, it wasn't that important to us a "block" considering you don't really see it (especially when I'm going to cover it anyway) so I did mostly with hands.








after this, I primed the top again, and then block sanded with 400 grit. After this it was time to start painting again.
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Getting the underside of the hood masked up, and ready for sealer, and paint.












This is the under side painted and cleared:











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Getting ready for some top coat on the top of the hood.















Instead of just painting the hood white, I wanted something more unique and something to make it look a little meaner.

so last minute, I decided to put some stripes on it. I guess you call them rally stripes or something like that.


Here I have already sealed it, and put down the blue stripe (color anyway).












And of course I cant find the pictures where I masked off the blue, and painted the white base coat.

So here is the finished product (less color sanding and buffing)





This hood really came out great (the best out of all of it so far).













color sanded and buffed out




















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Wow...beautiful work

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Wow...beautiful work
Thanks brotha !!!!
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I got excited an put the hood on















Got the hood on, and adjusted properly. Then I put some sound deaden er on the underside :






Then some insulation that came with the ford cover




Some pics of the cover installed, I forgot to mention that I painted the cawel as well








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Where did you get the ford cover from? How did it attach? Has it stayed attached?

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Where did you get the ford cover from? How did it attach? Has it stayed attached?
Do a search for "ford underhood cover", tons of places have them for sale. They're awfully slick looking.

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Where did you get the ford cover from? How did it attach? Has it stayed attached?
I got it from LMC and it attaches with plastic push clips (I think there called Christmas tree clips) but they use the factory holes. It's not coming off, at least without breaking the clips off.
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Do a search for "ford underhood cover", tons of places have them for sale. They're awfully slick looking.
I think it makes it look real clean (much cheaper without the logo though )
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Nice looking rig, love the colors!


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awesome job,truck looks amazing
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Nice looking rig, love the colors!
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awesome job,truck looks amazing
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So to do the body work, and paint the rear quarters I needed to get the shell off the truck.

I bolted up some 2 X 6 studs to the ceiling, and bolted some eye bolts to make a pulley system.

This way I could take the top off and leave it there hanging while I work on the BKO.


The Studs:







The eye bolts







All pulley's up and ready for some lifting.





I was able to get it lifted off the BKO, and still park foward, and backwards and be able to shut the garage door








Now I had the room to do the body work on the rear quarter, and the roof.
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Now that I got the shell up and out of the way, I started on the body work on the roof.

to much of my dismay, the roof had a bullet hole in it. So I had to straighten that out,

and weld up the whole.

I did this and ended up getting it too hot, and warping the roof. It took me over a week

to get the war page out, and just kept chasing it around with a torch and water. Just filling

with bondo wasn't going to do it, it was just flimsy so I think I did it right.

Also I used the stud gun to also heat it up and the quenched it.

















Everything masked, remember I had already finished the interior











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A bullet hole in the roof? That's one I'd love to know the story on :)

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A bullet hole in the roof? That's one I'd love to know the story on :)
Ya that's one I would like to know about also. It is from the inside out
and I did notice it has some orange silicone on the roof, I just didn't know what it was hiding.
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I still have the old owners phone number, he said he would like to see it when I'm Done I'll ask
him about the bullet hole when I do.
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Got the roof close, and ready for primer time for the rear quarters.

Just ton's of sanding.











It seemed to get esier, and faster when you have a sample of the finished product right by the paenl

your working on (the tailgat, and doors)















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Masked up and ready for Primer. The first coat of primer anyway.


I also had to mask the underside of the cover, the inside was done.


























Here is the roof, and it's very close to being ready to paint....








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