#3 Gray 62 bodywork and paint (2 Viewers)

kelly saad

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Here we go with vehicle # 3. This one has more rust that the last 2 vehicles, so it should be entertaining.

The project:
1. Disassemble vehicle, remove doors, tailgate and hatch.
2. Prep jambs.
3. Repair rust in rocker/lower fender.
4. Close all holes in rocker panels from trim, and fill holes in roof from roof rack holes.
5. Remove seam sealer in roof gutters, and windshield area, repair any rust, seal again.
6. New lower door skin replacement panels, Lower tailgate replacement panel. Sand blast remaining rust, seal bare metal with POR-15, new seam sealer.
7. New quarter panels and any rusted sections of inner fenders.
8. New cowl/lower windshield repair panels (3 sections) the entire lower windshield area. Lots of rust here.
9. Remove existing filler on passenger rear door and upper quarter panel from accident, repair poor, previous body work.
10. Paint jambs and install doors, hatch and tailgate.
11. Exterior paint, B/C, wet sand, and polish.

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kelly saad

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Sand blasting is the best way to remove rust and preserve the existing metal that is salvageable (IMO) and then it can be treated as new, clean metal afterwards. There are pits from rust, but no remaining rust after blasting. Shown here, the same door as the photos in the previous post. The corner will need to be cut out and replaced but the majority is good.

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Spook50

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Dude these are amazing to watch. I wish I could've gotten my 62 to you for work and paint. As it was I had to back burner a few other projects as well due to unforeseen circumstances. If I get my disability recalculated and get a big lump sum though, I REALLY want to bring my truck to you to get a vintage dark gray with 80's style Toyota stripes.
 

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The roof was so bad. I have some roof rack holes to fill and there were many rock chips with rust, and rusty spots. The clear coat was gone and the base coat was deteriorating. I just sanded all the paint and primer off to bare metal. Everything is so much better in bare metal anyway. This was unplanned, and took a long time. That Toyota primer is so hard to remove. My sander is pretty sweet though.

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If that's the same #153 Warm Grey Poly as mine, and they're sticking with it, they're going to be really happy. The amount of fading in the original paint didn't really prepare me for how it looks fresh. Hopefully UV resistance has improved in clear coats along the way.
 
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Hey Everyone! Kelly’s wife here. I just got an 80! A 1995. Check out my thread. I’m learning body work too!!!

 

kelly saad

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If that's the same #153 Warm Grey Poly as mine, and they're sticking with it, they're going to be really happy. The amount of fading in the original paint didn't really prepare me for how it looks fresh. Hopefully UV resistance has improved in clear coats along the way.
That will be the same color as yours. These colors look so much better with modern paint. The clear is superior to 30+ yr old factory paint I would say for sure.
 

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