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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Jdc1, Dec 26, 2013.
The first parts to be a final color, waiting for clear:
There was a ton of slop in the door pulls. Ive seen others' fixes but ran it by the resto shop for their advice. Zak pulled a rivet head bolt out of his supplies and ground it to match the original. Problem solved. Paired with the new door latch, there wont be any slop at all.
Seats have been clear coated.
Popping up from the rabbit hole for a quick breath of fresh air.
I have spent the last few months gathering more pieces and parts in preparation of reassembly. The hardtop and doors were fitted one last time and then onto finish sanding.
After making sure everything was just right and we didnt miss any PO holes, color is starting to happen.
I am really happy with how the color turned out. Looking forward to the coming months as we start the reassembly process.
Zak was kind enough to let me stand in the corner and watch the transformation. After tacking and a last shot of self etching primer, it is now 621 Rustic Green. Notice the difference without the clearcoat.
I'm gonna start on a second one before you get this one back together!
Glad you are still trucking along, I hope the busy schedule has slowed a bit. Winter may be coming to an end there!
Sure looks a lot better than my paint job!
So am I.....
This winter has been challenging with the crazy weather. We had snow yesterday and now its 73*. Our schedule is about to ramp up again for the spring soccer season but luckily, our painter has the 40 in the schedule. Ive been enjoying your MT pics, keep them coming.
Had to come out of my own burrow to tell you that green looks fantastic. Looking forward to assembly pictures.
You should be together for plenty of warm weather driving -- looking forward to seeing that jewel in person!
Thanks, Dave. We've still got a little more work to go, hopefully get some miles on it later this summer. I am hoping to have the tub back next month so I can start bolting parts onto it instead of guarding them in my basement like Smaug.
Video from the paint booth:
Today, bedsides the horrible weather, the firewall and underside of the dash were painted. Next steps will be chipguard on the floor and underside. It will be a few weeks to give the paint time to cure in case any of the chipguard needs to be sanded off of the paint.
For the interior, the chipguard will only be on the horizontal bed floor and on the 45* section of the floorboards.
I've followed this thread since the beginning of my resto using it and TractorDoc 's as a great resource. Seeing your paint go on as I just start cutting into my rusted tub is very inspiring.
Good luck. We've been moving painfully slow but making progress. It takes alot of hours to fit and double check body parts, especially since alot of ours were not original to this truck.
The paint is also motivating me to get the rest of my end moving.
Hopefully everyone is having a great holiday weekend.
My dad and I spent Saturday morning with the scouts decorating graves at the OH, Western Reserve National Cemetary. Many hands make short work and a flag was placed at each of the 35k plus graves in about an hour.
No spring weekend would be complete for us without at least a few soccer games. Our girls swept through a 4 game tournament with 1 goal allowed to take the win. They were very excited as they were playing an age group ahead and scored off of a header which they arnt allowed to do in their normal U11 division.
And finally, on the 40, we are creeping along. Base clear has had enough curing time. The floor and underside is prepped for chipguard to happen this week. Painters are also doing a second batch of pewter to finish up the seat parts. Upholstery should show some progress in the coming weeks as well.
More progress. We elected to give the painter's intern a shot at our upholstery. He is a senior at McPherson college in Kansas and has an impressive resume.
The bottom of the tub is done. After a final coat of epoxy primer, the color matched chipguard was sprayed this afternoon.
The gears are turning. Does anyone have any insight on what would be an unobtrusive AC unit? It appears that Vintage Airs Gen IV tucks under the dash nicely.
A recent AC discussion:
Air Conditioning supplier for FJ40