D u r i n g
The Following is a complete list of everything
done during this restoration, sparing no expense and cutting no corners.
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Removed all trim, handles,
lights, grills, gates, bumpers, wheels, etc.
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Sandblasted nearly everything!
<All 5 rims
<All 3 gates, inside and out
<The entire bed
<All body seams
<The lower 4 inches of the truck
<The front spare tire holder
Rust was removed when severe
with either a die grinder or a plasma cutter to avoid panel warpage and
for template use.
All panels were hand fabricated
for close fit and were butt welded with a MiG welder, as little filler
as possible was used.
All bare metal was etch primed
using Corlar® 810R (filling wash primer), then all panels were fill
primed 2 different times (block sanded in between) using ICI Autocolour®
P565-761 (primer surfacer).. Finally the entire truck was painted
using IMRON® 77257U2, a very high quality single stage paint.
The Gates were treated the
same as the body.
The rims were sandblasted,
lightly scuffed to remove the rough edges, etch primed (Corlar®)
then painted with "Steel Wheels" by Plasticote® 618.
The bumpers were sandblasted,
straightened, etch primed and painted satin black Fastenal® K69984.
Upon re-assembly all removed
pieces were hand buffed using polishing compound Presta Strata Ultra®
treated cutting creme to prolong their sheen.
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