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Old 01-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #101
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Yesterday I drove the truck to our local chapter of chevy trucks meet in Greenville SC along with some others! First drive since the 6.0 LSx motor install!


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Old 01-26-2014, 02:07 PM   #102
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Thanx @ elliot949 &@TeX Jake. Anytime I get two of the same opinions its good enough for me.pictures soon to follow. Any idea on how many cans? I'm gonna paint engine and trans.
Probably no more than 3... the key to this product is to apply it EXACTLY per label... If you do Everything right there will never be a time that you would need a "professional" repaint it...

This product actually is what most Restoration companies use to paint OEM style restoration projects...
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #103
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I spent my weekend stripping the paint off of my hood and the front fenders. I used aircraft paint stripper then sanded it down. Very time consuming.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:39 PM   #104
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I spent my weekend stripping the paint off of my hood and the front fenders. I used aircraft paint stripper then sanded it down. Very time consuming.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:42 PM   #105
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Thanx @ elliot949 &@TeX Jake. Anytime I get two of the same opinions its good enough for me.pictures soon to follow. Any idea on how many cans? I'm gonna paint engine and trans....
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Probably no more than 3... the key to this product is to apply it EXACTLY per label... If you do Everything right there will never be a time that you would need a "professional" repaint it...

This product actually is what most Restoration companies use to paint OEM style restoration projects...
Agreed. Apply as per label. I painted a set of headers on my 38' Plymouth ratrod truck last year and once they were installed & I ran the truck they never blistered or discolored. And since I didn't have a oven to cure them in, I painted them in the summer sun when it was 103 degrees outside. And I also did the run cycle as directed just to help cure them from the inside out. Also a great prep surface is the key to getting paint to bond forever.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:35 PM   #106
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Installed my new engine harness, and got the old boy fired up..kinda. Took a lot of fiddling with the timing, but finally got it sputtering with the accelator smashed to the floor. Looked down the carb, pumped the throttle, and just a little bit of gas is dribbling out. I just rebuilt the carb too. It was shooting a nice jet out right after I got it back on the engine. Now, just dribbling. Guess I have to pull the carb apart again.

But it ran, yippee!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:12 AM   #107
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Awesome thanx again @elliot949 @TeX Jake much appreciated. I'm in so. Cal. And its been really nice weather lately. i.e. 70-80. I even have a space heather that can supply the heat over night.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #108
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Puts some paint down before we install the new motor!!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #109
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Took her on a ride around town, went to the folks house and to get pizzas for dinner before the icepocalyps hits here in houston and the city falls apart!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:25 PM   #110
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Hooked up the trailer and drove out to Adam's and bought my new cab ! .

Now I have to wait until Thursday or Friday to take it to the body shop and see what he wants to replace it .
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:07 PM   #111
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I spent my weekend stripping the paint off of my hood and the front fenders. I used aircraft paint stripper then sanded it down. Very time consuming.
That looks really good, I have been struggling on how to strip all the old paint off my truck it needs to go to metal. All in all did the stripper work well for you and what did you use in the sanding process thanks Jerry
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Just be EXTREMELY CAREFUL of chemical burns ! I first used " Aircraft Remover " in the 1960's and got some on my hands and arms , boy howdy was that a bad burn and hurt like the dickens because no water or anything else to remove it from my skin .
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:49 AM   #113
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The aircraft stripper I used worked pretty good. I roughed up the paint with 40 grit just to open up the paint to let the stripper soak in. I had about three coats of old paint on. So it took a coat of stripper for each coat of old paint. Once I scrapped off as much as I could I used 80 grit to remove the rest. Like the previous post said, be careful with it. It will eat through light latex gloves, your clothes et,. were goggles, use in well ventilated area and/or use a respirator.
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The aircraft stripper I used worked pretty good. I roughed up the paint with 40 grit just to open up the paint to let the stripper soak in. I had about three coats of old paint on. So it took a coat of stripper for each coat of old paint. Once I scrapped off as much as I could I used 80 grit to remove the rest. Like the previous post said, be careful with it. It will eat through light latex gloves, your clothes et,. were goggles, use in well ventilated area and/or use a respirator.
Or do like I do and take it to a media blaster and spend the 300.00 and get nice clean parts back... LOL
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I looked into getting it blasted. There's a company not too faraway that does it. I was quotes about $125 to $150 a panel. So it would add up pretty quick.
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I looked into getting it blasted. There's a company not too faraway that does it. I was quotes about $125 to $150 a panel. So it would add up pretty quick.
Typically if you do it all at one time they will cut the deal... I was quoted 125 for fenders and grill and 150 for the hood but they did all 4 pieces for 300...
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #117
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yesterday i drove the truck to our local chapter of chevy trucks meet in greenville sc along with some others! First drive since the 6.0 lsx motor install!


you are going to have to change your fender emblems now. Looks good
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Does anybody know of a LSX 6 litre emblem that we could use?
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Does anybody know of a LSX 6 litre emblem that we could use?
I don't think they make a LSX 6.0 liter fender badge. There are LSX badges out there but not coupled with the 6.0 liter.
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Typically if you do it all at one time they will cut the deal... I was quoted 125 for fenders and grill and 150 for the hood but they did all 4 pieces for 300...
I dont think there is a media blaster around the spring tx area where I live or I would, plus the whole truck has to be strippd and I think by using a little elbow grease I should be able to do it myself. Although sure would be easier to have it blasted, as well as cleaner!
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The aircraft stripper I used worked pretty good. I roughed up the paint with 40 grit just to open up the paint to let the stripper soak in. I had about three coats of old paint on. So it took a coat of stripper for each coat of old paint. Once I scrapped off as much as I could I used 80 grit to remove the rest. Like the previous post said, be careful with it. It will eat through light latex gloves, your clothes et,. were goggles, use in well ventilated area and/or use a respirator.
Awesome thanks for the information, I have a bit till I have to get to it but this will help
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New u-joints and carrier bearing. Should have bought a puller($30)...local brake shop pulled it off and stripped out my threads...now I know why they didn't charge me. $65 later at Scottys Driveshaft fixed the problem...they are the best.

Whooped my butt for awhile...as always the search button was most helpful.
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Got my wheels back from powder-coating, they look a lot cleaner now !
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I test fitted my new seat and figured our how far up I needed to mount my floor shift:



Then removed it and began the fat mat installation:



Then laid the new carpet in to test fit:

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Be aware that media blasting creates heat and can warp panels WAY beyond salvage ~ I've seen this happen many times , even though the company said " yeah , yeah ~ we've been doing this for 20 years and never ruined a panel yet " .

Once your original panels are ruined , you're going to wish you'd chem stripped instead .
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