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Old Today, 12:24 PM   #251
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Re: Shucks First Build

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I think a bit taller tire for the rear would look good too, like a 295/40-20, price may become an issue and you could always change the rear size once the first set is worn out...
I agree. Heres a pic of that combo of tire size I plucked from my Facebook feed
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Now what makes you think a teenagers rear tires will wear out first?
Hah! At least I haven't messed with the axles yet, only one tire will be spinning.

As for the wheel choice I think I'm sold on the gray Torque Thrusts. 20x8 4.75 BS and 20x10 5.75 BS. The custom shop wheels can get the 5-5.5 BS but man I can't afford the extra $300 per wheel...
Tires (My opinion) : Nitto NT555 G2 245/45/r20 and 295/40/r20.

Question time : So I'm spraying primer right now, and its laying on fine but where I did my badge delete, you can see where my body filler tried to feather into the metal and you can see the "dip" with the light just right on both fenders. Will this block sand out or will I have to dig deeper and get back down to the metal? I sure thought I had it as smooth as possible.


Edit : I let it dry for about an hour and it leveled out better, the dip is not near as bad but still there.
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Now what makes you think a teenagers rear tires will wear out first?
LOL, because I have a 19yr old boy...
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Old Today, 05:26 PM   #254
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Re: Shucks First Build

I think it will block out, but you might end up taking off most of that coat of primer. Guide coat that area (above the body line, the length of the fender) and work it first. If you end up breaking through that coat of primer, just redo that part of the fender.
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Re: Shucks First Build

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I think it will block out, but you might end up taking off most of that coat of primer. Guide coat that area (above the body line, the length of the fender) and work it first. If you end up breaking through that coat of primer, just redo that part of the fender.
I was able to block it out and put more primer on it.






While painting it makes me realize how poorly the trucks come out of the factory, spot welds everywhere and runs that I've already sanded out, but it's funny to me how bad some areas are.
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This series of trucks was kind of when trucks were making the transition from work only vehicles to work by day and go to town at night vehicles. Lots of available options and fancy interior offerings. But they were still built with work truck fit and finish. Of course 70's cars were probably some of the worst built cars american factorys ever built.
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