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kipps 10-03-2021 07:49 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Is there any chance that Rusty's new owner will be posting on this forum?

Gregski 10-03-2021 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by kipps (Post 8979710)
Is there any chance that Rusty's new owner will be posting on this forum?

I told him the name of the truck and that there is a thread on this forum, his dad knew about this forum, he has a '69 dime, so I was happy it was going to a Chevy family, they also attend the Intervention truck meet.

TKCR 10-03-2021 08:02 PM

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:cong:
I can't believe it sold that quick! the is awesome.

Gregski 10-03-2021 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by TKCR (Post 8979719)
:cong:
I can't believe it sold that quick! the is awesome.

wife is convinced I could have gotten $12.5K for it

LT7A 10-03-2021 08:52 PM

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Aw man, bums me out a little. But I don't mean to rain on your parade, or your daughter's. Good for you, not to be overly attached. At least I got one ride in it, but never with the new motorvation. Hafta save that chance for a ride in Busty ; )

Gregski 10-03-2021 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 8979758)
Aw man, bums me out a little. But I don't mean to rain on your parade, or your daughter's. Good for you, not to be overly attached. At least I got one ride in it, but never with the new motorvation. Hafta save that chance for a ride in Busty ; )

ha ha, send me your coordinates and we may just show up ready to wrench!

Blue GMC 10-04-2021 08:27 AM

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Man that went fast but it was pretty rust free after you were done and the hard part of making it dependable was done

truckin 79 10-04-2021 01:35 PM

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I cant believe it is gone well at least this thread will survive, congrats on the sale

Gregski 10-04-2021 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by truckin 79 (Post 8979980)
I cant believe it is gone well at least this thread will survive, congrats on the sale

thanks guys, the new owner texted me said he found the forum and this thread and tried to register but it won't let him, it says Registration has been disabled by the administrator?

any idea how we can help him

Blue GMC 10-04-2021 05:38 PM

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I would PM Liz and see if she can help out.

Gregski 10-05-2021 02:24 AM

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mission accomplished - 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback [ahem] with a SUNROOF

blazer2007 10-05-2021 09:33 AM

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Now you have join a Mazda forum

Gregski 10-05-2021 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by blazer2007 (Post 8980317)
Now you have join a Mazda forum

good one, ha ha and invest in some 10mm sockets, lol

Rich84 10-05-2021 09:44 AM

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And the Mazda goes Hummmmmmm.

Good Luck. Too bad about Rusty.

Gregski 10-05-2021 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Rich84 (Post 8980323)
And the Mazda goes Hummmmmmm.

Good Luck. Too bad about Rusty.

I know 73-87% of you were here for Rusty and not for me, but if you could show some love to Rusty's dad Dusty I think we could keep the pedigree going! [same bad humor and way more shady work]

Gregski 10-05-2021 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue GMC (Post 8980083)
I would PM Liz and see if she can help out.

I just confirmed I can't SUBSCRIBE as a new user either I get the same error as the new owner, I will PM Liz and Josh, can some of you try too please so we have strength in numbers

gmcpainting 10-06-2021 09:35 AM

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good morning everyone, my name is Juan. I am Rustyís new owner and I am blown away by this thread, the amount of work Greg has done is amazing. gotta catch up on reading these 273 pages, I am barely on 88 lol
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Gregski 10-06-2021 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8980703)
good morning everyone, my name is Juan. I am Rustyís new owner and I am blown away by this thread, the amount of work Greg has done is amazing. gotta catch up on reading these 273 pages, I am barely on 88 lol
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run with it!

Blue GMC 10-06-2021 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8980703)
good morning everyone, my name is Juan. I am Rustyís new owner and I am blown away by this thread, the amount of work Greg has done is amazing. gotta catch up on reading these 273 pages, I am barely on 88 lol
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Welcome to the site looking forward to the continuing adventures of Rusty. Good thing is you have great documentation on what has been done to trouble shoot any future problems

Wgesnerjr 10-06-2021 09:45 AM

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Welcome Juan! and welcome back to Rusty.

Glad to see you both here. A lot of us here have had our morning coffee reading the "Adventures of Rusty and The Greg". Enjoy the history.

hatzie 10-06-2021 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8980703)
good morning everyone, my name is Juan. I am Rustyís new owner and I am blown away by this thread, the amount of work Greg has done is amazing. gotta catch up on reading these 273 pages, I am barely on 88 lol
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Welcome Juan Glad you could make it.

blazer2007 10-06-2021 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8980320)
good one, ha ha and invest in some 10mm sockets, lol

Maybe a small LS motor and you can call it MADZA

Blue GMC 10-06-2021 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by blazer2007 (Post 8980730)
Maybe a small LS motor and you can call it MADZA

No she wants sunroofs :lol: he just need a build where he grafts the large panoramic roof off an Enclave from a junk yard on to her car

Rich84 10-07-2021 09:09 AM

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Welcome Juan.

You got a tuff act to follow.

Rich84 10-07-2021 09:10 AM

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Imagine the size of the folder all this work would create

gmcpainting 10-08-2021 04:08 PM

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Hi everyone I have been enjoying driving Rusty to work all week, truck runs great. The first thing Iíll be doing is restoring the wood grain piece of trim on the dash. Iíll show you guys how it comes out, maybe some of ya will want to get yours restored as well.

69Tom 10-08-2021 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8981676)
Hi everyone I have been enjoying driving Rusty to work all week, truck runs great. The first thing Iíll be doing is restoring the wood grain piece of trim on the dash. Iíll show you guys how it comes out, maybe some of ya will want to get yours restored as well.

Looking forward to seeing what paints you use. I need to restore the same woodgrain piece on my steering wheel.

Gregski 10-08-2021 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Rich84 (Post 8981156)
Imagine the size of the folder all this work would create

you got a Web Cam in my house or somethin'?

LT7A 10-09-2021 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8980324)
I know 73-87% of you were here for Rusty and not for me, but if you could show some love to Rusty's dad Dusty I think we could keep the pedigree going! [same bad humor and way more shady work]

Hahaha. If Rusty was a Blazer or a Suburban, it would be closer to 91%.

LT7A 10-09-2021 06:55 AM

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Hey Juan, welcome! Thanks for joining up and it's great that you're posting already. I look forward to seeing your restoration of the wood grain. Are you a painter by profession?

gmcpainting 10-09-2021 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 8981840)
Hey Juan, welcome! Thanks for joining up and it's great that you're posting already. I look forward to seeing your restoration of the wood grain. Are you a painter by profession?

Yes, my dads a painting contractor and I have been working with him for years. We do interior, exterior, cabinet refinish, epoxy floors, etc...
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Gregski 10-09-2021 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8981891)
Yes, my dads a painting contractor and I have been working with him for years. We do interior, exterior, cabinet refinish, epoxy floors, etc...
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Great where were you earlier this year ??? We would have traded straight up, ha ha

gmcpainting 10-09-2021 05:25 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8981892)
Great where were you earlier this year ??? We would have traded straight up, ha ha

Maybe we can trade for the 71 haha

gmcpainting 10-19-2021 07:34 PM

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I redid the woodgrain on the piece of trim, but I rushed it and the clear coat shrunk the base coat under the stain... I am re doing it but with this weather I am having to wait days in between coats.

daddyjeep 10-21-2021 12:57 PM

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I hate when that happens. It did look good though. Do you think you can just sand the clear and respray?

gmcpainting 10-24-2021 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by daddyjeep (Post 8986557)
I hate when that happens. It did look good though. Do you think you can just sand the clear and respray?

I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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Gregski 10-24-2021 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8987668)
I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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great! that's the best damn looking piece on the whole damn truck now! :devil:

gmcpainting 10-24-2021 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 8987673)
great! that's the best damn looking piece on the whole damn truck now! :devil:

Lol yes, for now. the truck will be going in the shop for some body work and paint after the holidays
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gmcpainting 10-24-2021 08:42 PM

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I thought about putting a supercharger or turbo kit on the 4.8, but both kits cost more than a ls2 from a tbss with a t56 set up set up from a local junk yard, so it looks like I may be going that route instead
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69Tom 10-25-2021 05:54 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by gmcpainting (Post 8987668)
I ended up stripping it and did it over, I went lighter on the base coat and itís looking better this time.
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What color did you end up using?


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