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Old 05-13-2019, 01:53 PM   #201
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Firewall Labels

Ok, so here is what I came up with. I labeled everything I could find pics of both old setup and new. Too bad I didn't take better pics of before.....


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Old 05-18-2019, 11:04 PM   #202
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Update - Seam Sealer

Finished the firewall. Got all the holes filled and everything painted back up. Re-patched the undercoating in the trans tunnel. Moved on to seam sealer today. I used eastwood high solids seam sealer inside the cab and their self leveling seam sealer in the drip rail.

The high solids is really easy to use. I got the caulk gun stuff. I basically taped off all the seams and welds that I wanted to seal, put on rubber gloves, sprayed some paint-pre prep on the gloves and started smearing the sealer between the tape. That's really all there is to it.

Now the self leveling seam sealer is another story. Mind you this is the first time I ever used this stuff, but it is really messy. I had trouble with it. I started on one side and simply walked to the other side of the truck spreading the stuff without stopping. In the horizontal drip rail it was really easy and did exactly what it was supposed to do. No prob there. The vertical rails were another story. Some guys on here said they used the self leveling and went halfway down and stopped and it barely made it to the bottom of rail. Well I dammed off the bottom with tape and I went 3/4 of the way and it overflowed the vertical rail dam and went everywhere.... Then I noticed it stayed to one side of the vertical rail and didn't fill the whole thing so I had to shoot more in there to make sure everything was covered... But. It worked out ok in the end. I pulled the dams and cut out the overflow excess and sanded it up a little and it looks pretty decent.

I plan to spray the rest of my lizard skin ceramic coating on the floor of cab(the places where the dynomat got cut out, the firewall area under dash, and the rear cab wall and down in the cab corners.













Here it is sanded down at bottom of drip rail.












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Old 05-18-2019, 11:16 PM   #203
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Update - Body Filler Time

Let me start by saying I have no idea what I am doing... I did some research and we will see how this turns out. My plan is to do very little work lol. I don't want to get into too much work here. Mainly because I am running out of time and I am not good at body work, and two because its going to be my DD so I figure I will take care of the bad spots and call it a day.

If you remember I welded the roof seam so I started there because the panels were not great from the factory and after some metal grinding/massaging it still needed a lot of work. Then I moved on to the door sills and cab corners and gas filler.


















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Old 05-21-2019, 10:52 PM   #204
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Brown truck came today. I'm excited.






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Old 05-22-2019, 09:33 AM   #205
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When do you plan to spray? Maybe I could come and lend a hand/ learn a bit?
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:22 PM   #206
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When do you plan to spray? Maybe I could come and lend a hand/ learn a bit?
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Hey sure thing, I will PM you when I finally get around to painting. Been working on my mustang lately and got it up for sale so it's been taking me away from the C10. We also just got offer accepted on some land down south of ft worth so been busy... But tonight I was back at it in garage spreading mud on the cab. My parents come in this weekend for a visit but hopefully I will get up early this weekend and do some more sanding and mud sanding and mud.....

And if anyone knows someone interested in a supercharged 1989 Ford Mustang GT - just turned 100,000 miles original motor(with some mods) let me know!

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Don't kill me for posting this on a C10 forum......


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Old 05-29-2019, 11:30 PM   #207
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Brown Truck - Big Delivery






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Old 06-16-2019, 05:29 PM   #208
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Body Filler - Round 7

Been busy working on the mustang last few weeks. Sold the car though! Back on the truck this week.

I don't really know how many layers I have completed but it's somewhere around 7... All I know is I am not a big fan of this part of paint/body work... It's tedious and hard work. Probably more so because I have no skills so I am wasting product, energy, and time because of this

But I digress, because deep down I know even the newbie work I am doing right now will really help it the outcome of the paint. So I am excited to see paint go on soon. I have maybe one more layer of body filler to do in a couple spots and then I'm ready for filler primer and then paint.

























The roof sanding really works your arms/shoulders. And the angles here for this panel would have been a lot easier had I bought those "soft" blocks as well. They bend/form better in tight/changing angles so I pretty much did all this by hand without blocks.







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Old 06-17-2019, 07:54 AM   #209
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Looking good- bodywork is time consuming
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:31 PM   #210
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Thanks. I'm nearing the end of cab bodywork so i'm getting a little more motivated again.

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Old 06-21-2019, 12:34 PM   #211
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Keep it up! I know it is hard to stay motivated doing this stuff. I dream of final primer and color...LOL
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:42 PM   #212
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Update - Fender repair

Well I ran out of body filler, should have more in today. So this week I decided to look into fixing my fenders. They turned out to be a little worse off than I thought. The passenger side front end is shot. And of course, just like the cab, the PO really did what many other hackers do and slapped bondo in the rust and called it a day. So I will order a new corner for the fender. I noticed that so far I can only find the passenger side front fender front cap. They don't seem to make/sell the drivers side...

I did manage to patch the drivers side front end. It came out decent. These will be getting sandblasted before I body fill and complete so don't mind the rust around the patch...


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When I get these back from sand blaster we will see how they hold up. Pics make em look worse than they really are but blast will probably reveal more...


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Old 06-21-2019, 12:55 PM   #213
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Best pic I could find right after I bought the truck. Check out the front fender cap. It looked really nice here. Bondo holding that sucker on right there lol...


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Old 06-21-2019, 04:15 PM   #214
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Best pic I could find right after I bought the truck. Check out the front fender cap. It looked really nice here. Bondo holding that sucker on right there lol...


Primer hiding poor repairs = all to common..... Ughh.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:24 PM   #215
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Primer hiding poor repairs = all to common..... Ughh.

Very true but it sure is hard to swallow when it happens to you. Of course I don't know why I say this however because it's been the theme of this truck since I bought it, don't know how i'm not used to it by now....

Bed, fenders, and doors still need to be blasted still so probably more to come

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Old 06-23-2019, 11:29 PM   #216
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I thought I was done with the firewall. I really wasn't planning on mudding the whole thing but because of the new vintage air going in I patched up the big holes and used body filler to finish them off. Well now the drivers side has those huge dimples from the factory and they look ugly now that I see them in these photos... ARGGHHH, I am so done with this body filler crap....








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Old 06-23-2019, 11:38 PM   #217
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I thought I was done with the firewall. I really wasn't planning on mudding the whole thing but because of the new vintage air going in I patched up the big holes and used body filler to finish them off. Well now the drivers side has those huge dimples from the factory and they look ugly now that I see them in these photos... ARGGHHH, I am so done with this body filler crap....








Looking good from where I'm sitting! Keep it up!
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:38 PM   #218
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Update - Vintage Air Vents

Cut the holes for vents today. Vintage air templates worked just fine. I read a tip not to use a hole saw so I used my small body saw instead. Worked fine. I think I could have used a hole saw without issue but this worked too.


Center vent I don't like. it sticks out from the dash. I knocked/bent the top metal out best I could without distorting it but still not enough. I guess I will have to add some body filler at the top to make it fit right. Not sure what happened here but it sucks.











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Old 06-26-2019, 11:34 PM   #219
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Firewall update - smoothed

Couldn't stand it, had to do the other side of firewall. Factory had these huge divots from the spot welds so I just simply filled in all those divots. It looks much better than it did. Not by any means perfect...









I used self leveling seam sealer(what i had left over from the roof drip rail) and I was able to make it all the way from left to right, but it wasn't quite full enough so I let 4 hours pass to let it cure completely then used the solids seam sealer and topped it all off with that. Hopefully that is ok to do, not sure why it would be a problem.






I also used the solids seam sealer in the drip rails and filled in some of the little dips/divots. I also had a couple inches right above the drivers door that never really cured on top, it stayed sticky, so I topped that off and smoothed it out. It has all cured nicely now and feels great, and water won't sit in those little divots, this satisfies me.






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Old 06-26-2019, 11:47 PM   #220
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Vintage Air Center Vent - Fixed the fitment


Ok, so I didn't like the fit of the vent, you can see that above pics. The top of the vent was a mile away, even after shaping the dash metal behind it best I could. So I did what they say you shouldn't do and piled up the body filler to fill in the enormous gap. Do you guys think this will crack? It's probably around 3/8 inch thick in places.


First round:







Round 2:









Round 3:







Round 4 and 5:




















Before Picture:






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Old 06-26-2019, 11:56 PM   #221
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This garage is a mess! Next day or two I will be cleaning this all up, taping off the cab, and will start laying down some high build primer, get this thing smoothed out a little, then reduce my epoxy primer and lay it down as sealer. Then shoot some color. Not sure how long this will take me but within the next 5-7 days this will be coming soon.


The Mess....





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Old 06-27-2019, 05:10 PM   #222
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Guys I realized all my pics were not showing in last couple of posts so I fixed those...

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Old 06-30-2019, 05:22 PM   #223
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Update - 2K High Build Urethane Primer


This stuff is awesome. It covers very well. But it makes a huge mess if your not in a pro booth... Water your floor..... I didn't and I will be sweeping dust for a year in my garage probably...

Anyway, I'm about to go spray color in a minute so stay tuned for that later tonight. Here is some eye candy till I finish that. In these pics below, this is 18 hours after I sprayed the high build 2K. Not sanded yet.













I'm really happy with how the cab corners came out










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Old 06-30-2019, 06:30 PM   #224
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Looks great man. Cant wait to see the pay off.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:54 PM   #225
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Update - Hot Rod Flatz Metallic Gun Metal Gray

Guys, it looks awesome in person. These pictures don't do it justice. I am really impressed with the Devilbiss guns I got. They layed both epoxy and 2K high build primers, and the metallic single stage paint smooth as glass.

I used a 1.5mm tip at 10psi for the SS HRF. It called for a 1.4mm tip but I only had a 1.3 and 1.5 and I found some info researching that a 1.5 is a good tip for SS and metallic paints. I moved quickly with the gun and kept a little extra further distance from surface. I also made several passes for each coat, not just one single pass at 50% overlap. This really helped lay the metallic down evenly and it worked great. They I waited the 15 minutes the spec sheet mentioned and put down a second coat the same way. I actually ran out of paint halfway through the second coat. It took me like 15 minutes to get more paint mixed and I finished up where I left off and it did just fine. Very impressed with this HRF paint.

I taped off everything that shows when the truck is put together. I just painted the inside of cab and firewall. I'm pumped. I heard this paint is hard to lay down evenly but shoot, do you research and it will work out.

Again, these pics don't do it justice.















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