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Gregski 12-06-2014 01:47 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty

Originally Posted by KrazyRay (Post 6946309)
Is that paint from Jerry's Paint?

yup, that's the place

rusty76 12-06-2014 07:39 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
Keep it coming dude.

Gregski 12-06-2014 10:22 PM

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with a long day ahead of me (needin to wire wheel the driver side frame rail) I started out doing anything but that

first I washed the headlight bezels since I took one off to fix the cross eyed shine, then took the second one to "stare and compare" in order to figure out what the heck was wrong with the first

I noticed the bezels were blacked out in the middle, that got me to thinking maybe some 2,000 sand paper and etch primer and we could black out the entire thing, but I am shelving that idea till summer

then I just HAD TO figure out why some turn signals worked (driver front good, driver rear bad, passenger front bad, passenger rear good) WTH

cleaned and washed the lenses, and after checking the bulbs its most likely the flasher doohickey

Gregski 12-06-2014 10:30 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Blower Fan
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what else can I do before wiring that fame rail, I know I can acid wash that blower unit housing thingie

first pics are the dirty originial

next pic is just washed with a garden hose

next pics are rust free using Phosphoric Etch & Prep from Home Depot (that's what I wanted when I bought Muriatic acid last time I was there)

so housing is prepped and should get painted tomorrow

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Gregski 12-06-2014 10:35 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Frame Rail Prep
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ok, lets take a look at that frame rail we need to clean and wire wheel and Metal Prep and finally POR15 it

when I painted the front bumper it nearly killed me to bolt it up to that dirty rusty frame rail RoadKill style! lol

Gregski 12-07-2014 05:29 PM

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it was a fogy Sunday morning when a lone man sat in his black T and blue jeans on the garage floor sanding and wire wheelin the frame of his truck, wire wheelin and sanding

eventually sounds of the first football game could be heard from his old boom box from across the garage, and he was still sanding and wheelin and sanding some more

for the record I aint gonna paint the drive side till later on, just showing you the contrast of an almost cleaned side and how it used to look

Gregski 12-07-2014 05:36 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - POR 15 Time
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more time went by, and more dust flew and the man thought to himself:

"wait a minute POR stands for Paint Over Rust not Paint Over Perfectly Clean Metal"

so he said enough sanding already it's time to wipe it down and paint

bought a quart of POR 15 for $55 bucks, a pint for $32 would have done it, as I believe a quart is enough to brush it on the entire frame of our trucks, one coat at least

flashed 12-07-2014 05:39 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
You are making great progress ,looks gooder .

Gregski 12-07-2014 05:40 PM

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LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT, though we'll see what it looks like when it's finally dry I got the Semi Gloss stuff so hope it tones down a bit

I did mask off the suspension cause I did not want to paint it until I disassemble it and clean it later on, and I didn't want stains here and there on it, that looks tacky.

Advice if I may. It is a ton of work to paint the frame with the engine in the car and the car assembled on the frame, a lot of tedious work, the electric tools do not reach in all the places, so a lot of it is manual.

rusty76 12-07-2014 07:20 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
That looks great. I can't wait to see it dry and see how it looks then.

Gregski 12-08-2014 09:11 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Fire Wall Touch Up
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had a bit of paint left over from the inner fender so decided to touch up the fire wall behind the blower unit, it aint perfect but all we are going for is mo better

man the fumes from just shooting this little area in the garage are reduncolous, I did wear a 3M 6001 mask though

y5mgisi 12-09-2014 02:46 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Fire Wall Touch Up
Sure is lookin good!

rusty76 12-09-2014 05:57 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
Looks nice.

Gregski 12-09-2014 11:16 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Undercoating the Inner Fender
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finally I got to shoot the undercoating on that inner fender, at this rate I will be done with the truck when I'm 107 years old, LOL, but what do you expect from a paint booth enclosed by nature with organic climate control, hee hee

man this Rust-Oleum Undercoating product covers really well, but it does not dry fast at all, it's been 4 hours and it's still wet as if I just sprayed it

last pic is a close up of the texture

Gregski 12-09-2014 11:25 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - There's a Transmission Here Somewhere
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if they gave out medals for the dirtiest grimiest drive train / undercarriage my truck would get both Gold and Silver medals

check this out, how does Rusty compare to your trucks?

Gregski 12-09-2014 11:28 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Turn Signal Replacement
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got a driver side turn signal lens at the junk yard for $7 bucks so replaced that, did you know GM started using torx screws for them sometime after '75, mine was still phillips so I was totally unprepared at the junk yard to pull this part, had to get a bit creative with needle nose pliers, they also wanted $6 bucks for a used flasher thingie, so I passed they sell for that much new at AutoZone

Gregski 12-09-2014 11:33 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - You Hoser
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just had to replace that accordion style universal upper radiator hose, I can't stand those things, AZ $18 bucks

rusty76 12-10-2014 07:38 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
If you saw the motor in my old truck you'd think you saw a twin. It was super grimy. So grimy my buddy refused to help me pull the motor, till I cleaned. He manned up and did it anyway. My crossmember had no rust on it thanks to the oil and sludge.

Gregski 12-10-2014 10:50 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Lower Radiator Hose
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Decided to also replace the lower radiator hose after I took it off to clean it and realized there is a rusty spring inside of it, time to go. The replacement hose did not come with an internal spring yet it was molded to fit, nice.

Contemplating why the upper radiator hose costs $18 yet the lower radiator hose only costs $13 (same brand) both from AutoZone, LOL

Regardless parts are cheap and in abundance, that's another reason to love these trucks!

Gregski 12-10-2014 10:56 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - First Set Back
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Due to the family oriented nature of this site, lets just say we have experienced our first MINOR SETBACK!

So after I sprayed the Undercoat on the belly of the inner fender I noticed it was still super wet to the touch 4 hours later, than 8 hours later. I read the instructions and they said to not use when below 50* degrees, well it was over 60* when I shot it. I also shook the heck out of the can before spraying and in between squirts and the two coats.

Put the fender inside the house over night (the wife didn't take too well to that, love that woman and evicted it the first thing in the morning back to the garage - I was already at work)

Anywho in the morning there was a puddle of about quarter cup of liquid in the valley of the upside down inner fender.

What did I do wrong?

pontgta 12-11-2014 12:02 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
Probably the cold weather. Too thick not enough time to "flash" in cold weather

xbanone 12-11-2014 03:17 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
Love the build! what is the name of the color you painted the inner fender?

Gregski 12-11-2014 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by xbanone (Post 6953668)
Love the build! what is the name of the color you painted the inner fender?

Thank you, Lime Green GM code 517

Gregski 12-11-2014 07:57 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Is her name Holley?
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so Christmas came a little early this year, my refurbished Holley carb arrived today, and I just want to share my excitement, I know to some of you this may be old hat, but this is the first new(ish) carb I ever bought, my first Holley!

Or as my daughter put it "Is that a robot daddy? I know it's something for your truck for sure!"

rusty76 12-11-2014 09:12 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
Good looking carb

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