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Old 01-27-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Arkansas K10

No special reason for the title , but we have to have one.

I picked this K10 up in California a while back.

It's an original Cheyenne with deluxe paint, but somebody had pulled all the trim and painted it all one color.

It is as rust free a truck as I have seen in a long time. It still has the original rockers in place.

When I bought it I planned to replace the carpet, seat, headliner and exterior moldings and drive it.

I started painting the white and touching up the Ochre and realized the color on the truck was not ochre. The trim was already off the truck, so I might as well paint it.

The original paint on the truck was very thin, or non existent. All the black painted parts under the hood and frame had surface rust.

So here we go with a frame off. I built a fixture for A body Chevelles years ago, and I adapted it to support the bed while I work on it. Once I get the gas filler holes filled, I will stand the bed up and blast it inside and on the bottom.

When I get the bed worked, and in epoxy, I will pull the cab and put it on a rotisserie and strip and paint it.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:44 PM   #2
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I has begun.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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Notice there is almost no paint on the front of the bed.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Arkansas K10

I missed seeing this build hit the forum, but I'll be watching. What a solid foundation to start with!
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:56 PM   #5
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Re: Arkansas K10

Will be very nice when you’re done- good start!
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:04 PM   #6
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Re: Arkansas K10

Awesome truck
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:07 PM   #7
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Im in.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:10 PM   #8
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I finally got around to painting the bottom of the bed floor today. I had planned to sand blast it but all I had to do was power wash it and scuff it with a pad.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:27 PM   #9
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Awesome truck
I just noticed where your located. I came through there last year. If I had noticed this sooner I would have given you a holler.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:12 PM   #10
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Re: Arkansas K10

wow...that under bed shot looks like brand new metal....thisll be a nice build
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:28 PM   #11
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I'm struggling with what to do inside the bed. It had a bed liner in it, hence the nice bed, but I hate bed liners. Stuff slides around in them like it was on ice.

I thought about a color matched spray in bed liner, but they always make me think somebody is trying to cover something up.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:12 AM   #12
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im going to use color match linex on my IH build for that very reason...to cover stuff up...my bed floor was well used and I straightened what I could and i also shortened the bed.....my thinking was the linex would help hide some of it
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:50 PM   #13
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Rubber bed mats are what I use. Plastic bedliners usually grind the pait off the floor--gack.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:36 PM   #14
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The floor is real nice because of the bed liner, but the bed liner did take the paint off in places. I may do a mat. The truck will see the easiest times of it's life as long as I have it. Read, till I'm gone.

I have a rough late model for working.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:45 PM   #15
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I got the inside of the bed blasted today. Of course I waited until we had 95% humidity to tackle this. I wore a hoody, gloves and face mask. It was hot in there.
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I finally got epoxy primer on the bed today. It only took three months.
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