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Post by austin26372 on April 6th 2011, 10:39 pm

Closing up shop for the night.

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Post by austin26372 on April 7th 2011, 11:39 pm

Smore sanding today, then another coat of paint. Looks like I'll repeat one more time.

EDIT: wrong pic...





Also started stripping the floor in prep for bedliner.







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Post by austin26372 on April 25th 2011, 12:54 am

I bought a roll of sound insulation and grabbed some 3M spray adhesive. Learned real quick that fiber fill doesn't like razor blades... or scissors... or misc sharp objects I own.

Plan was to clean up the surface (using magic erasers - my best friend while detailing boats, btw) then apply the insulation in strips.


This was about as far as I was going; too much like work.







(Note the rust spots... read more in the next post)


Laptop for tunes, marker for... marking.





Looks like a hack job, but I didn't want it all in 1 piece for optimal attachment.



I also took a moment to clean up the seat belts.

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Post by austin26372 on April 25th 2011, 12:54 am

I took some time to try out the Rusoleum rust reformer (say that 3 times fast!) on the frame and parts of the cab floor.

Let me start off by saying that I thought somebody poured sun block into the container; smells and looks just like it. Very Happy

Application is straight forward; just brush it on.



After a few minutes it looks like it all disappeared... it's there; I promise!



Takes 4 hours to 'cure', but I beg to differ. I let it sit over night. What you get is dead rust and a black primer.



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Post by austin26372 on May 1st 2011, 9:42 pm

6 hours of work into the truck today. Jambs and doors as well as fenders. No pics of that because I was excited about this:





Broke out the paint remover and removed... not paint! There's a little pitting, but it's a nice 20 foot touch.
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Post by austin26372 on May 3rd 2011, 10:17 pm

No paint today, but I did install my new reverse lights... aka "You've pissed me off because you're tailgating me at night" lights. Very Happy







Also got the bed on the truck!!
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 4th 2011, 8:59 pm

austin26372 wrote:No paint today, but I did install my new reverse lights... aka "You've pissed me off because you're tailgating me at night" lights. Very Happy
LMAO! You need to wire an additional on/off switch into that circuit, so you don't necessarily have to put it in reverse...
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Post by austin26372 on May 4th 2011, 11:05 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:
austin26372 wrote:No paint today, but I did install my new reverse lights... aka "You've pissed me off because you're tailgating me at night" lights. Very Happy
LMAO! You need to wire an additional on/off switch into that circuit, so you don't necessarily have to put it in reverse...

Exactly how I wired it up! Twisted Evil Got a switch right on the dash Very Happy
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Post by austin26372 on May 14th 2011, 11:12 pm

Still got plenty of work to be had on the truck... Wrapping things up, though.

Cleaned up the fuel necks today. Note the before and after.



Found this guy under the seat. Looks like it's been there for the life of the truck. Unfortunately, he didn't survive the removal process. Luckily, I'm secretly a member of the CIA! I'm gonna piece it together tomorrow.



Oh, got a new family addition. My sister's new to her 03 v6 pony.

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Post by austin26372 on May 17th 2011, 10:23 pm

Starting to look like a truck ladies and gents!



Sanded the side of the bed down pretty far, and burned the edges down because I didn't like some of the imperfections. (I wet the side to show potential gloss.)



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Post by austin26372 on May 18th 2011, 9:37 pm

Going hard core folk!



Oh, don't piss me off - or I'll have to light you up!

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Post by austin26372 on May 18th 2011, 9:40 pm

I have to line the lights up a little better, but there are other pressing matters at hand.
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Post by Noah Zarq on May 19th 2011, 9:03 am

I didn't like the brown at first, but it grew on me. Looking good!
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Post by snafu on May 19th 2011, 10:05 am

I have to agree. Brown was a bold color choice, but I like it.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 19th 2011, 1:17 pm

Your truck is really coming along. I'll be trying that Rust rust reformer on the Falcon. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Post by austin26372 on May 19th 2011, 10:08 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Your truck is really coming along. I'll be trying that Rust rust reformer on the Falcon. Thanks for posting the pics.

Thanks, slowly but surely! I'm really glad with the reformer, just double up the coats if you don't plan on sanding it down any.
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Post by austin26372 on May 19th 2011, 10:10 pm

snafu wrote:I have to agree. Brown was a bold color choice, but I like it.

I was debating over leaving it 'work truck white', or going with something reminiscent of my old truck:



So brown was a natural choice; it's pretty unique, and really sets it off from the work trucks that are this model.
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Post by austin26372 on May 19th 2011, 10:11 pm

Noah Zarq wrote:I didn't like the brown at first, but it grew on me. Looking good!

Thanks! I actually had my doubts in the beginning, but it's turning out really nice.
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Post by LARRYBOMB on May 21st 2011, 1:48 am

I was at Menard's the other day and they have 8oz. bottles of the Rusto Rust Reformer for like $6.39. I bought some just to have on hand. Tested it out and works great. Just checked online AutoZone has it for $5.99. They also make it in spray cans. I would rather put it on with a paint brush though.
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Post by austin26372 on August 28th 2011, 3:15 pm

A little teaser for what I'm working on. Results are far from final:

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Post by stang_krazy on August 28th 2011, 4:28 pm

Going to look pretty good austin! You've given me some good idea's.

That's another thing I love about this site, all the guy's posting up there projects short or long or just general every day stuff we see at the auto parts stores or lowes that's being used, it can and does give others along as myself some great idea's about a project or maybe just get us in the mood to hurry up and get started on one.
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Post by austin26372 on September 20th 2011, 8:55 pm

Buffed out a section of the hood today.... looks GOOOOOOOOD! Very Happy














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Post by austin26372 on September 20th 2011, 8:56 pm

^^^ Some before's and after's... There are still a good few sanding marks, but I'm only on coat 3 or 4 on the hood. In the first pic you can see the definition on the left and the blurriness on the right.
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Post by austin26372 on September 21st 2011, 5:42 pm

A quick buff on the passenger side... Note that I have not sanded down any imperfections; this is about coat 5.

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The best comparison:







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Post by cac1967 on September 21st 2011, 8:04 pm

Austin26372, Your truck look's awesome, look's better than new factory paint job's ,keep up the good work!!!!!!! thumbs up
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