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Old 09-17-2014, 08:51 PM   #1001
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This is an awsome build. great job
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:33 AM   #1002
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #1003
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

I can appreciate the work you have done so far on the cab. I'm at the same stage with smoothing seams. Great build.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:56 PM   #1004
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Spent a few hours reading back your whole build...did someone allready said you are a true Craftsman???

I learned a lot only from looking at your pics!
It's like a book you must have when you have a TF truck!!

So, keep building, so I can read it with pleasure!!

Great truck!!!
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #1005
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I can appreciate the work you have done so far on the cab. I'm at the same stage with smoothing seams. Great build.
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I wish I was better at body work.
What takes me hours I'm sure a pro could do in no time.

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Spent a few hours reading back your whole build...did someone allready said you are a true Craftsman???

I learned a lot only from looking at your pics!
It's like a book you must have when you have a TF truck!!

So, keep building, so I can read it with pleasure!!

Great truck!!!
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When I go back and look at what I have done I can't believe it sometimes myself.
There's no way I could do it again.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:10 PM   #1006
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Working on the bottom of the cab i got tired of having to straighten the door sills out. My originals were toast and my new ones kept on getting banged up as they seem to be a weak spot.
This is what i did.
Took some 1"x2" rectangular tube and cut out a couple of braces.
Got them welded in and now my sills can hold me.
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I need to do that. Fantastic idea bud. Truck looks great.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:14 PM   #1007
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I need to do that. Fantastic idea bud. Truck looks great.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #1008
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A little up-date.
Been getting into the body work.
I have the cab tilted on its back so it's a little easier to work on the roof.
I welded up the over hang and filled it in.
Then to the roof itself. It was in pretty decent shape.
A couple pics after epoxy and a little sanding. You can see it needs a little work.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:03 PM   #1009
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I got some Slick Sand.
This stuff is really thick but makes it easy to get the whole surface covered.
I hit with some 80 grit and then used dry guide coat. This stuff went on real easy and gets into the finest of scratches.
A lot more sanding and then another couple coats of epoxy and it looks pretty good.
Will have do do a final sanding and then seal before paint.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:20 AM   #1010
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Really taking shape, nice work. Who makes slick sand..Jim
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:21 AM   #1011
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Ahhh, I remember those days, priming, sanding, priming, sanding........

Looking good, carry on. Jim
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:43 AM   #1012
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Looking really good Kim. Just a question because I'm at a similar state on my build, but why more epoxy over the slick sand rather than go straight to sealer? Jim - I'd hope you remember those days, you've been living them for quite some time now haven't you
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:29 AM   #1013
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Re: My 57 Pro Street

Right on!
Good to see an update again Kim!
Hope all goes well now?
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #1014
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sand..Jim
It's made by Evercoat.
I found it on Amazon for $60.00 a gallon with the hardener.

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Looking really good Kim. Just a question because I'm at a similar state on my build, but why more epoxy over the slick sand rather than go straight to sealer? Jim - I'd hope you remember those days, you've been living them for quite some time now haven't you
I had a couple of spots on the edge where I got back down to bare metal as I didn't have a heavy coverage of the Slick Sand and it will be a while before I get to the actual paint.

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Right on!
Good to see an update again Kim!
Hope all goes well now?
Thanks for the positive comments guys.
Even though this part of the build can be tedious I'm motivated to stay with it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:37 AM   #1015
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Good looking progress on your roof. I love SlickSand - I'm just a couple of years away from needing it on my project! Have you decided on a paint color?
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:36 PM   #1016
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I have been using Urofill, not as thick a build up as Slickcoat, but thicker than regular primer, and compatible with 2K sealer.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:04 PM   #1017
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Good looking progress on your roof. I love SlickSand - I'm just a couple of years away from needing it on my project! Have you decided on a paint color?
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Right now I'm leaning toward a light metalic blue that chevelle's were painted in the mid 60s although that may change.

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I have been using Urofill, not as thick a build up as Slickcoat, but thicker than regular primer, and compatible with 2K sealer.
This stuff is pretty thick and I still need a little practice spraying it but I like the results so far.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:16 PM   #1018
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Glad to see you are back at it. Looking good.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #1019
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Wow.....you do some amazing work man!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:19 PM   #1020
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #1021
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Not much to report other than just trying my best at body work.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:08 AM   #1022
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Kim, I am glade to see you are making progress, thank you for your comments on my project. I see you are using a dry guide coat are you wet or dry sanding and can you do both?
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:47 AM   #1023
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Looking good I hate body work!
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:54 AM   #1024
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Kim, I am glade to see you are making progress, thank you for your comments on my project. I see you are using a dry guide coat are you wet or dry sanding and can you do both?
I'm just dry sanding at this point.
Not sure how wet sanding would work with the dry guide coat. It may just rinse it off.
As you can tell I'm new at this part of the build.

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Looking good I hate body work!
It isn't the most fun part of the build but it keeps me out of trouble.
Waiting for the weather to get a little warmer so I can get back at it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:49 PM   #1025
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I'm just dry sanding at this point.
Not sure how wet sanding would work with the dry guide coat. It may just rinse it off.
As you can tell I'm new at this part of the build.

Kim there is no need to wet sand before painting. I also use the dry guide coat and it works great. Finish off your block sanding with 600 grit (solid and less transparent metallic colors you can get away with 400 grit but 600 grit is safe) before applying your base coat and you will be fine. You can save all your wet sanding and buffing once your finished painting to get rid of any imperfections.

Another point about block sanding that can lead to mistakes is this. Let the sand paper do the work. In other words don't muscle and push down hard while sanding. Just let the black guide across the panel in an x pattern. Applying pressure will lead to problems.

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