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Hello from Alberta

Post by vervepipes on February 24th 2012, 2:12 am

I've been thinking about roll on paint for a few years since I first saw an article on it, and now I have a 2nd vehicle that can have significant downtime that I can try it out on. It's a '98 GMC Sierra 3500 crew cab long box. I'm working at making this a comfortable work truck/vacation truck, so far I've installed factory smoked glass from a Tahoe, overhead and centre consoles, temp/compass mirror, Panasonic CD/IPod deck among a few extra bits here and there. In the works will be quad leather captain's chairs from an Olds Silhouette, sound deadening and carpet and a either a 12V Cummins or Vortec 7.4L(454) when I find a donor truck to replace the 350 in it now. The body itself is rot free, but has a lot of paint peel and patina without pitting from the years without paint. I'll probably start with the box, if I really have no skill at this, I'll build myself a flat deck or buy a service body. One cab corner has a dent that needs to be pulled and the same area at the front of the bed is wrinkled, but I'll likely leave the bed wrinkles as is since this will not be a show truck.

Here is what I'm working with as I bought it:


And with some of the decals removed and with the upscale Chevy grille and lights(all the decals are off now and the rear windows are smoked):


I'll post more pics as I get into the actual paint phase of my project. I'm in Cold Lake, Alberta
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Post by cac1967 on February 24th 2012, 9:37 pm

welcome,you have a great project with which to learn to hone you body work!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by RoboGeek on February 26th 2012, 2:45 pm

have fun with it!! And post lots of pics.. we like that.. lol
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