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Old 10-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #176
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Early in your build thread you blasted your frame, rears and transfer. What type of blaster and media did you use? If you did this in your shop how large is your compressor?
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #177
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Early in your build thread you blasted your frame, rears and transfer. What type of blaster and media did you use? If you did this in your shop how large is your compressor?
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For the frame, fenders, doors and the bigger items i used a local blast shop that rents a blast booth by the hour. They supply the black magic media and the equipment. I think that it was like $20.00 an hour. For all of the small stuff and the axles i bought a cheap harbor freight blaster. It was not ideal but it worked. I got black magic media from tractor supply and did it at home. i waited until i had a nice day and did it out in the lawn. It would make a serious mess in the shop.

Here is a link to the blaster

http://www.harborfreight.com/portabl...kit-37025.html

Here is a link to the media

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...ng-media-50-lb

And here is a link to my compressor. It just barely kept up with the blaster.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...pressor-80-gal
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:26 PM   #178
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

It is finally at the body shop for paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a picture as proof. Hopefully i will have it back in a couple of weeks.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:37 PM   #179
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

It is finally all one color again. They just need to paint the tailgate and the inner fenders and I will bring it home. More pictures to come!
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:32 PM   #180
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Looks good, I'm going to be doing a really similar color on mine.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #181
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Looks good, I'm going to be doing a really similar color on mine.
Thanks Skorpio!

After seeing how nice the paint is i have some concerns with the grill that i cleaned up and painted. I just really don't want a repop. I decided to paint the inside of it. I guess it is one of those things that if a get the truck all together and it really bothers me it is easy enough to swap out.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:51 PM   #182
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Just curious is that Silver Ice Metallic (AKA: Switchblade Silver)?
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:23 PM   #183
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It is Corvette Blade Silver Metallic.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:40 PM   #184
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It is Corvette Blade Silver Metallic.
Yep GM color code 17U same color. So exactly the color I plan to paint mine. It was the best color match I could find to 1972 Honda XL250 silver after walking around a mall parking lot for an hour or so with a motorcycle fender.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #185
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Oh and in case you're interested it's also a very close match to Tiger Bengal Silver powder coat powder.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #186
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Yep GM color code 17U same color. So exactly the color I plan to paint mine. It was the best color match I could find to 1972 Honda XL250 silver after walking around a mall parking lot for an hour or so with a motorcycle fender.
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Oh and in case you're interested it's also a very close match to Tiger Bengal Silver powder coat powder.
Nice! Thanks for the info on the powder coating!

I actually found some Dodge colors that I liked when i was trying to pick a color but, in the end i think that it would be a sin to put Dodge paint on a GMC!
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:02 PM   #187
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Nice! Thanks for the info on the powder coating!

I actually found some Dodge colors that I liked when i was trying to pick a color but, in the end i think that it would be a sin to put Dodge paint on a GMC!
Not a sin, more sacrilig

Nice work, when s the truck coming home, workshop looks empty?
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:22 AM   #188
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Not a sin, more sacrilig

Nice work, when s the truck coming home, workshop looks empty?
Yea, the shop is empty and i am bored! I hope to get it back this week.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:54 PM   #189
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Looks really good, you have one slick looking Jimmy!
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #190
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Looks really good, you have one slick looking Jimmy!
Thank you!

I brought it home last weekend. Luckily it was a nice day so i drove it. Now i have enough work to keep me busy through the winter! Here are some pictures
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:23 AM   #191
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Some more shots!
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:54 PM   #192
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Re: Project "It's a Jimmy Thing"

Just curious, did you struggle over the core support color? As you know, I'm planning on that color as well and also planning an aluminum radiator (and for mine anyway I'm also planning an aluminum AC condenser). I keep flipping back and forth as to whether I go black or body color on the core support.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:31 PM   #193
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Just curious, did you struggle over the core support color? As you know, I'm planning on that color as well and also planning an aluminum radiator (and for mine anyway I'm also planning an aluminum AC condenser). I keep flipping back and forth as to whether I go black or body color on the core support.
Not really. On my build I have tried to make the engine compartment appear as if GM put the LS engine in it (no an fittings or braided lines, stock manifolds, stock air box and intake, unpainted engine, etc.). I actually was really close to painting the radiator black but for the sake of performance I left it unpainted.

Although, on a build like yours I think that it would look good painted.
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Yea I've been seriously leaning towards body color, basically everything between the radiator and fuel tank (except cross members, trailing arms and axel tubes) will be either raw stainless or raw aluminum.
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I have started assembling some things. I put the rear splash guards in, hood letters on, headlight buckets in and raptor lined the inner fenders.
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Coming out really nice.
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Looking good, must be fun to work on it again. Was your GMC crooked on you hood?
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Coming out really nice.
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Yea, happy to be putting things back together. GMC looked pretty straight. Are some crooked?
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Yea, happy to be putting things back together. GMC looked pretty straight. Are some crooked?[/QUOTE]

Yeah, thought i read somewhere, them and the fender emblems were crooked from the factory

Glad yours are straight, it would drive nuts, more so than i already am
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Yea, happy to be putting things back together. GMC looked pretty straight. Are some crooked?

Yeah, thought i read somewhere, them and the fender emblems were crooked from the factory

Glad yours are straight, it would drive nuts, more so than i already am
The crooked ones are the engine size emblems on Chevy (69-72) fenders. GMCs are all straight as far as I know.
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