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Chaplain 03-28-2015 12:29 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Basic physics principle: w=fd
work=force x distance

Gregski 03-28-2015 12:33 AM

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decided the fusible link has seen better days so snipped that out, need to go back to O'Reillys armed with a part number this time to get a replacement, I recon this 16 gauge one will do the trick


Dorman Conduct-Tite! - Fusible Link Wire
Part # 85621


http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0220&ppt=C0172

Gregski 03-28-2015 12:37 AM

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Learning the hardway that build primer is for filling tiny little scratches and not pitted metal from years of rust - for that you need to shmear the surface with bondo I recond, a job I refuse to do so primer + paint will have to do, hope to shoot the paint tomorrow

painting this heavy huge hood is proving to be a bear as I do the tango with it in and out in and out of the garage so I don't pass out from the fumes and or get sanded dust all over my pristine garage, LOL

greg64 03-28-2015 01:12 AM

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Glad to hear you're still banging away, Greg.

pontgta 03-28-2015 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7109243)
Learning the hardway that build primer is for filling tiny little scratches and not pitted metal from years of rust - for that you need to shmear the surface with bondo I recond, a job I refuse to do so primer + paint will have to do, hope to shoot the paint tomorrow

painting this heavy huge hood is proving to be a bear as I do the tango with it in and out in and out of the garage so I don't pass out from the fumes and or get sanded dust all over my pristine garage, LOL

This is what i use for scratches and fill minor chips....not for filling in dents

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/imag...-400-putty.gif


Great work....always wondering when greg is going to give us another update...lol

Gregski 03-28-2015 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaplain (Post 7109235)
Basic physics principle: w=fd
work=force x distance

good to know, lol

Gregski 03-28-2015 02:53 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Hood Braces
 
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got more goodies from LMC truck this time it was the braces to get rid of the kink in the hood, cost about $20 bucks, friends said make your own, I figured what the heck I'll try these

so I primered them then painted them black

last pick shows me installing them on the hood off the truck

have not mounted the hood back on yet so I can't tell you if they work or not, will do so in a later post

Gregski 03-28-2015 02:58 PM

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block sanded the hood of the car a bit in preparation for paint and figured this is as good as it is going to get

picked up 8 cans of paint for $130 bones, six perfect match glossy finish, and two with some flat clear mixed in since the truck is 40 years old and no longer glossy to use as clear coat

daughter is out of town, so the swing set is mine

bnoon 03-28-2015 03:33 PM

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I've been meaning to get some of those hood reinforcements. Mine's not bad at all, but there is a slight bow to it. Hinges can be a bear for sure unless they're looooobed.

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:33 PM

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ok so lets run through the hood painting or I should say stripping (jk) process

here it is wiped down with Denatured Alcohol ready for the first coat

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:35 PM

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first coat of paint on the hood, same as always one spray can = one coat

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:38 PM

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yes I did pick the windiest day of spring to paint

second coat, second can

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:41 PM

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at this point I was seriously considering doing a Watermelon theme the tiger stripping was so bad, worst in my entire career, LOL

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:43 PM

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I recalled painting houses with my daddy when I was a boy and we learned that the best way to hide imperfections was with more imperfections, so I may have gone up and down on this fourth coat if not on the third one already instead of side to side

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:48 PM

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I may have shot the fifth coat of paint diagonally, again to get rid of the stripes / checkered board

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:51 PM

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six coat of paint went on diagonally opposite of the prior coat as if I was painting an X on the hood, hey you gotta do what you gotta do

this was the last coat of 4 oz of paint, you see the paint shop can only add about 4 ounces of actual paint into their aerosol cans which already contain some magical potion to mix it with

this is what we are learning along the process, so about a cup of paint goes into an aerosol can, so I did 6 cups so far

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:55 PM

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ok, the last two cans are a bit different (the truck is no longer new so the paint has flattened out and lost it's shine)

the final two cans only contain 2 oz of actual paint mixed 1:1 with 2 oz of some flattening clear

you can not buy flat clear in an aerosol can for automotive use, the stuff for your home is a different kind of paint, is what The Greg has been told

so this shop is winging some one off formula for me

Gregski 03-28-2015 05:58 PM

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OK, 8th and final coat of paint, same as the last one

2 oz of paint plus 2 oz of flat(ish) clear

guys if you catch me telling you lies, please correct me, I am no authority on painting by any means, I am just sharing what I am learning and hoping to help some folks out

bottom line, good paint aint cheap, good paint jobs aint cheap, and they are massive amounts of prep work to do it right, that's probably why they cost so much

apologies for the shadows, naturally my paint job was interrupted by having to drive a kid across town to a function, I bet Foose can't paint a hood while playing taxi driver, LOL

Gregski 03-28-2015 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by bnoon (Post 7109774)
I've been meaning to get some of those hood reinforcements. Mine's not bad at all, but there is a slight bow to it. Hinges can be a bear for sure unless they're looooobed.

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

greg64 03-28-2015 07:20 PM

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Hood looks pretty good to me, Greg! Could you get the front edge properly with it hanging in that orientation? I would have thought it would be easier to spin it 180 degrees. So now the hood will match Rusty's new front fender.

cnorth 03-28-2015 07:32 PM

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WOW you are really a jack of all trades kinda guy, good to see some more progress

Gregski 03-28-2015 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by greg64 (Post 7110078)
Could you get the front edge properly with it hanging in that orientation? I would have thought it would be easier to spin it 180 degrees.

Originally I had it hanging the other way, but the bungee cords kept rubbing against the front lip, so I flipped it upside down, I had to lay on my back on the ground and shoot the front of the hood that way, the entire operation was a major PIA I also had to squeez in on the sides to paint the sides of it

greg64 03-28-2015 11:05 PM

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Aaah, that makes sense. Well hey, you got it done!

rusty76 03-29-2015 02:47 PM

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Looks good man. I can't wait to see how the hood turns out. My hood is bent so bad it looks like a "U". Almost but not all the way...lol.

jb3t 03-29-2015 07:35 PM

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Hope you don't get bugs in the paint. Should have draped mosquito netting over the ole swing set.

Gregski 03-29-2015 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jb3t (Post 7111441)
Hope you don't get bugs in the paint. Should have draped mosquito netting over the ole swing set.

Ha, only one gnat landed on it, unlike the tailgate which I shot on the grass, that was a fly trap for sure, LOL

Gregski 03-29-2015 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7111083)
Looks good man. I can't wait to see how the hood turns out. My hood is bent so bad it looks like a "U". Almost but not all the way...lol.

Maybe this will give you an idea, here's how it all went down

I will share some more pics once it's on the truck and out of the garage

Gregski 03-29-2015 08:36 PM

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not sure you guys seen my other thread called Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing it's what has been keeping me busy and sleepless the last few days and nights

anywho since it deals with the ignition I will share some pics of me tearing up the steering column area so we can see what lurks beneath


Gregski 03-29-2015 08:46 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Ignition Switch
 
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couple more shots of the ignition switch itself

on mine not all the blades are used, I'm sure yours will differ

rusty76 03-30-2015 05:13 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Could this been the problem with your truck not wanting to start the first go around? Little electrics are a pain in the butt aren't they.

Gregski 03-30-2015 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7112744)
Could this been the problem with your truck not wanting to start the first go around? Little electrics are a pain in the butt aren't they.

Actually no sir, the switch is fine, I was able to get the truck to turn over by manipulating it with a flat screw driver, you know sliding that black slider back and forth to simulate key movement

I think a broken Ignition Lock Cylinder is more like the culprit as the end part has broken into three pieces, it is that part that pushes on a metal rod which runs down the steering column down to the actual ignition switch, it's how they did back in the day, when Mechanical Solutions ruled the world

Titomars 03-30-2015 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7112880)
Actually no sir, the switch is fine, I was able to get the truck to turn over by manipulating it with a flat screw driver, you know sliding that black slider back and forth to simulate key movement

I think a broken Ignition Lock Cylinder is more like the culprit as the end part has broken into three pieces, it is that part that pushes on a metal rod which runs down the steering column down to the actual ignition switch, it's how they did back in the day, when Mechanical Solutions ruled the world

In your photo you are missing the outer case to that cylinder. It is still in the column I am assuming.

Gregski 03-30-2015 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Titomars (Post 7113067)
In your photo you are missing the outer case to that cylinder. It is still in the column I am assuming.

Damn you're good

Titomars 03-30-2015 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7113152)
Damn you're good

Looks like you got it all now. :)

y5mgisi 03-30-2015 10:38 PM

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Hood turned out nice!

JacobSchni 03-30-2015 11:02 PM

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did the lock cylinder fix the problem? otherwise it could be a broken ignition rack or that plastic gear. (little more down the column)

Gregski 03-31-2015 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by y5mgisi (Post 7113299)
Hood turned out nice!

Thank you

Gregski 03-31-2015 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by JacobSchni (Post 7113346)
did the lock cylinder fix the problem? otherwise it could be a broken ignition rack or that plastic gear. (little more down the column)

good point, the cylinder was the big problem, but the gear was missing a tooth too, so I had to order one, once it comes in in a couple of days I can reassembly the whole thing, I do yap about it in that other Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing thread

here's a pic of that sector gear with one tooth missing

Chaplain 03-31-2015 12:54 AM

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Oh my goodness.

Titomars 03-31-2015 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7113450)
good point, the cylinder was the big problem, but the gear was missing a tooth too, so I had to order one, once it comes in in a couple of days I can reassembly the whole thing, I do yap about it in that other Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing thread

here's a pic of that sector gear with one tooth missing

The sector gear probably took a hit from the lock cylinder falling apart. The parts got to go somewhere and plastic generally loses to metal ;)
By the way the hood turned out great!


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