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Gregski 06-21-2015 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 81GMCSierra1500 (Post 7216747)
Greg, it's quite cool that you found a color that matches quite well to original! You got lucky on that one... She looks great! Keep it up!

Thanks, lucky to the tune of $16 bucks per rattle can, LOL

Chevy_mud_truck 06-21-2015 04:18 PM

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Your making good progress to be hurt and moving at the same time that a nightmare on the back you have good looking little truck when your done

81GMCSierra1500 06-21-2015 07:10 PM

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Nodoubt... Paint is getting really expensive... and to me, 16 bucks a can is like $21 Canadian... re-frickin'-diculous! My truck's on her way to the shop tomorrow, so I'll update progress in a new thread :)

rusty76 06-22-2015 05:42 PM

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Hope all goes well for you. I hope you have a place to move to in your sour time. I absolutely hate moving. Last time I moved my wife and I moved 70 percent or more of our stuff ourselves. Then my few friends came over on a Saturday and we moved the heavy stuff. I'm still looking through boxes....grr.

motornut 06-22-2015 07:09 PM

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Hope you get it all packed up and labeled, intime.
We got a new place, last June,moved in Dec,using the Jimmy's ,still finishing up the reno's.
And now my garage is full of wood for the deck and fence...
Good luck

Gregski 06-23-2015 09:22 AM

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quick update, found a new house for rent, got approved, got moved in on Fathers Day - thanks to a buddy with a "complete" truck, my baby bro and our soon to be sis in law) all in about 3 days, it has been insanity on wheels, liking the new place, its a one story this time, (thank god) with a three car tandem garage, so it looks like a two car from the outside, the back is feeling better, far from normal, but better, Rusty and parts is all that remains at the old place, gonna visit him, and paint the frame today, pics will be available if/when Comcast moves our service (lord I pray it goes better than last time) lol, thank you all for wishing us well, much appreciated

Chevy_mud_truck 06-23-2015 10:34 AM

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Glad to here your feeling better and got move

cnorth 06-23-2015 09:00 PM

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Best of luck with Comcast, Seinfeld episode hit it right on the nail...lol

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:35 AM

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so here is what the back of the cab looks like after the paint dried, I am quite happy with it

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:37 AM

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mandatory before and after pics

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:39 AM

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on your mark, get set, paint

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:41 AM

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i bought a Pint this time of semi gloss POR-15 because I am terrible at storing left over paint, it always goes South on me, also a pint was more than enuff to paint what I needed, unlike spray cans, this stuff goes a long way

parting shots of the rusty frame

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:46 AM

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yes I had plans to start at the back of the cab in the middle and work my way out and back, but then I thought why don't I paint the cleanest bits first so I don't dip a dirty paint brush back in the can and contaminate the material, that and I didn't want the paint running down the brush handle and down my arm too early in the game if I was to paint the underneath bits too soon, you get the idea

Chaplain 06-24-2015 01:46 AM

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Thumbs up...

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:51 AM

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somewhere along the way I decided I wasn't going to paint the leaf spring bracketry (more on that later, hint: we will be lowering Rusty)

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:53 AM

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did the same on the drivers side, they just weren't cleaned up to my standards so I will deal with them when I mess with the suspension

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:56 AM

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slalomed around the shocks even though we will be replacing them, I just think it looks tacky when people paint carelessly

Gregski 06-24-2015 01:57 AM

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I did come back and paint these bumpy bump preventers

Gregski 06-24-2015 02:00 AM

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looks pretty good, I will take some pics once it dries, remember it is semi gloss, so it ought to flatten out

man this was a lot of work, painting the insides of the frame channel with the exhaust mounted up was difficult, I removed the tail light wiring harness on the drivers side, and loosened the rear hard brake lines on the passenger side and used a bunji cord to pull them away from the frame, but still doing the Michael Angelo whilst laying flat on my sore back to paint the bits underneath was horilble

Gregski 06-24-2015 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaplain (Post 7219699)
Thumbs up...

Thanks man, you are an excellent Motivator, I needed that!

Chaplain 06-24-2015 02:21 AM

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Details... Good job.

Chevy_mud_truck 06-24-2015 09:45 AM

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I use por15 on every thing I build

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:22 PM

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pulled the truck out of the garage today to take a better look at the frame all dried outside, it turned out great, I like it

what do you all think?

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:39 PM

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started to put the bed back on, it's amazing what the kids will do when you promise them Internet / WiFi hook up at the new house, LOL

Gregski 06-25-2015 03:45 PM

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didn't want to scratch up the newly painted frame so at first my son and I thought we could wedge some 2x4s under the bed to protect it while we slide it on, that plan never materialized, so we went with plan B, we used the large rubber mats instead, worked great


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