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got the lv painted,..sort of

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by Lito, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Lito

    Lito

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    Okay, I've been lurking here for a while. I had posted here a while ago about my cousin's lv that I inherited and decided to bring back to life. Last summer I drove it back from Boise to St. Louis. After spending a couple weeks ignoring my kids and breathing in paint, rust, dust, bee hives and mice nests, I decided it would be better to hire a professional. Figured in the long run I'd be happier to do what I do, and pay someone who knows what they do. So I've been a little hesitant to post here, I don't want to look like the guy with the wallet who just buys a lot of toys, that's not really me. Long story short, the shop I chose to do the paint just posted some pics on their site and I thought you lv fans might get a kick out of it. Here it is, enjoy
    http://www.dougjenkinscustomhotrods.com/show_trucks.html
     
  2. MDH33

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    That's outstanding. You truly must love that thing if even the "rustiness" was sentimental. I hope it gives you many more years of enjoyment.

    :cheers:
     
  3. burbankianfj45wagon

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    wow the lv looks tough and awesome. mine is at proffitts cruisers. i hope it will look at least close to yours.
     
  4. fogblanket

    fogblanket SILVER Star

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    I can feel your pain as far as the mouse house goes. I took off a section of the rear quarter panel and about 8lb's of dirt fell out:( for awhile everytime I banged on it for anyreason a pound or so would be on the floor.
    your lv looks good must be niced riving it now. I keep learning as i restore mine but i am still leaning toward getting the final color and clear coat done proffesionally.
    Jason
     
  5. Owyhee Jackass

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    I hope you kept the mural on the tail-gate?
     
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  6. Lito

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    Yep, I just had them clear coat over the 'mural', kept the snuff tin lid as the horn button, and they also found that my cousin's wife had scratched "Stacey + Paul" inside the glove box so I kept that intact also. Finally got the steering dialed in, too.
     
  7. Hulk

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    Lito, are you a TLCA member? I'd like to feature your truck on the TLCA web site.

    Matt Farr
    webmaster, TLCA
     
  8. orangefj45

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    very cool! a buddy sent me a link to it yesterday. dig the look!!!!!:D
     
  9. Owyhee Jackass

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    Cool! How'd you fix the steering?
     
  10. Lito

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    Hulk, sent you a pm.
    OJ, Seems the steering was a little of everything. Caster is only +2 degrees, toe-in was a little off, power steering needed a little adjusting of the ball valve (?), and seems I was running the tire pressure at the high end and the tires were sort of crowning. I'm still tempted to get some caster plates to get it around 4 or 5 degress. Still scary at 75mph, but I don't keep it there very long anyways, can't hear myself think it's so loud.
     
  11. Chef

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    I pray they find nowhere near the rust I found in my truck that looked that good;)
    Don't be shy, post prgress pics Carl. We love you, your truck and god bless your wallet. I'd do it that way if I could:)
     
  12. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    I keep coming back to this thread. Love the "new" look :D