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10-14-2019 09:33 AM
reptillikus Thanks! Im super excited to finally have it in paint. Ive got a couple more things im gonna try to get done in the next couple weeks, so i can get it back in the garage, and get the tent down before the snowy season starts. Then im probably going to take a week or two break to get some work done on the house. If i can swing it, id love to get a cage in it before the end of the year, but thats pushing it a bit. We'll see.
10-12-2019 06:23 PM
cobrajoe Looks awesome! Nice work
10-12-2019 05:35 PM
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Aside from the bad job i did on body work/primer/etc, it came out awesome
10-01-2019 05:14 PM
cobrajoe
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Dude, i am so excited to see this thing all done in shiny new paint, you have no idea



Guess i never said it, but i bought these, and they are indeed awesome
Glad to hear; I seriously don't know how I got by all these years without them.
10-01-2019 10:57 AM
reptillikus Dude, i am so excited to see this thing all done in shiny new paint, you have no idea

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The best advice I can give you on body work, is buy some long blocks like the Dura Blocks shown below. They come in different sizes & shapes, but is the only way to get things straight IMO.
Guess i never said it, but i bought these, and they are indeed awesome
09-30-2019 11:59 AM
CDA 455 Awesome progress!
09-30-2019 11:24 AM
reptillikus Next up, the windows!

But not the original ones, ive had these bad boys stashed away in the garage for years, now's the time to use them



Random pics of the window disassembly:








new felt window run channel from J&J Auto Fabrics


..and installed


Going back together, fixed window gets installed into top rail first


...sliding glass in


Black rtv in the corners. Yes, this is the way Ford did it.


One done


Both done


...and installed!



Man, this is gonna be awesome



Bronco is at the paint shop 2 weeks this upcoming thursday. So im figuring ill be bringing it home with its shiny new paint job next week
09-30-2019 11:15 AM
reptillikus just cuz the bronco is out for paint, doesnt mean we cant work on it, right?

So here we go!


I drug out the hard top and brought it to the tent. First off, i forgot how much lighter the 80-91 tops are compared to the 92+.
Second, this thing is gross!


Windows coming out




Pressure washing shows just how bad it was





Primer!




...and paint!


So much better now
09-21-2019 09:50 AM
reptillikus Progress update!

No matter what i did to the doors, i couldnt get them straight enough to make me happy, so i finally said **** it and bought new ones


So thats it, body work done. Time for paint!


I dont have the room to paint inside, and the black walnut trees are dropping leaves and nuts like crazy, so im not going to even bother messing up the paint job, im letting someone else do that


...and off we go!





Dropped off on thursday, she'll be back home in fresh paint in 2-3 weeks.
09-13-2019 09:24 AM
79BroncoSpringTx Nice work!
09-12-2019 05:32 PM
Stang Great progress!


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08-21-2019 06:04 PM
reptillikus Man, bodywork takes forever Hopefully im doing this right.

Most of the dents hammered out of the passenger door


driver door mostly straight (more work has been done since this pic was taken); theres a dent in the back behind the latch that i cant hammer out, still need to finish this


From there i set up the tent in the stones again


...and holy crap, shes outside for the first time in three-ish years!


just barely fits in there on the 33s



With the body work on the tub mostly done, i stared sanding and shooting primer:






Considering this is the first time ive used a real paint gun, im pretty happy with how its laying down.


Started priming new tailgate, still have to shoot the other side (maybe tomorrow)


...and then finally yesterday a buddy came over after work, and we hung the front clip! It was pretty hot out so i didnt snap any pics of it outside, only these after we put it back in the tent.





We're getting ever closer to paint
06-27-2019 09:12 AM
reptillikus the front bumper is black now!


All fender liner parts now painted


And the inside of the fenders are now black too


06-25-2019 04:43 PM
reptillikus Ill look those up here shortly; im hoping that next week ill be hammering on the doors
06-25-2019 01:16 PM
cobrajoe The best advice I can give you on body work, is buy some long blocks like the Dura Blocks shown below. They come in different sizes & shapes, but is the only way to get things straight IMO.

06-25-2019 10:32 AM
reptillikus Maybe
Im pretty excited, i think its gonna look awesome when done.




Since everyone likes pics:



Bumpers getting painted:




Rear all done:


the front is done, its on a cart in the garage. I need to roll it outside tomorrow, so ill snap a good pic then.

I yanked the front clip off and primed all the wheel well pieces, tomorrow (weather permitting) theyll get some chassis black on them too.

I hung and aligned the red doors to the cab; they need a little love with the hammer, but i dont think they need any rust repair at all



Theres a couple small dents in the hood, but i dont think that needs any rust repair either.



my biggest problem now, is im not a body guy so while i want it perfect, im not sure i have the skill to do it. Also, its gonna end up getting pinstriped in the woods anyway, so it really doesnt need to be perfect. So basically, its a battle against my OCD
06-25-2019 10:21 AM
CDA 455
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Ford Magnetic. Everything else black: door handles, all trim, flares, etc. The top is gonna be black. Planning on putting the racing stripes back on, and definitely the depth markings too. I found a PC color thats pretty close to the Ford color (we think anyway), which the 16.5s are getting coated in, hopefully in the next couple weeks. If it looks good, then later on i may re-do the 17s as well as the radius arms and some other parts.

Sounds like an F-35 stealth paint scheme.
06-25-2019 10:13 AM
reptillikus Ford Magnetic. Everything else black: door handles, all trim, flares, etc. The top is gonna be black. Planning on putting the racing stripes back on, and definitely the depth markings too. I found a PC color thats pretty close to the Ford color (we think anyway), which the 16.5s are getting coated in, hopefully in the next couple weeks. If it looks good, then later on i may re-do the 17s as well as the radius arms and some other parts.
06-25-2019 04:31 AM
OX1
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I thought about POR15 but like you said im pretty sure its not UV resistant and needs topcoated anyway.

Moot point, i just finished painting the bumpers this morning (Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black). Weather has kept me from making much progress on that end. We had 5 separate storms yesterday alone!

I hung the full doors from the red cab on the bronco today, they are full of small dings & dents but i think they will be easier to fix than the white doors. Disassembled the front fender wells, and removed the front clip as well. Weather permitting, monday im going to start priming/painting the liners. The inside of the fenders will be black along with the firewall so i need to finish that too. I also need to get these doors adjusted to the tub and then i guess ill start pulling dents.
Nice,.. Maybe you told me, but what color(s) are you painting the body?
06-21-2019 02:40 PM
reptillikus I thought about POR15 but like you said im pretty sure its not UV resistant and needs topcoated anyway.

Moot point, i just finished painting the bumpers this morning (Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black). Weather has kept me from making much progress on that end. We had 5 separate storms yesterday alone!

I hung the full doors from the red cab on the bronco today, they are full of small dings & dents but i think they will be easier to fix than the white doors. Disassembled the front fender wells, and removed the front clip as well. Weather permitting, monday im going to start priming/painting the liners. The inside of the fenders will be black along with the firewall so i need to finish that too. I also need to get these doors adjusted to the tub and then i guess ill start pulling dents.
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