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Old 08-05-2019, 02:11 PM
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That hood bottom looks AMAZING!
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:25 PM
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Thanks, Get home so you can start working on yours!
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:16 PM
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Painted the hood today and used the wrong reducer and it is not going to make it. Also shot one fender today and it came out really good.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:25 PM
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The hood looked okay for about 20 minutes and then this happened. One positive, the hood is straight. So re sand and shoot it AGAIN!!!!!
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:26 PM
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Hood pimples.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:29 PM
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Body work on fender was spot on and the paint came out nice. I did this after I screwed up the hood.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:30 PM
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Hardly any orange peel!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:33 PM
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I'am not going to let it beat me, even though I took a butt whooping today on that hood!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:49 PM
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The hood looked okay for about 20 minutes and then this happened. One positive, the hood is straight. So re sand and shoot it AGAIN!!!!!

What causes that? Is it orange peel from solvent, or just not a thick enough coat of clear?
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:11 PM
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I used the wrong reducer, so I think that had something to do with it. That is the only thing I did different between the hood and fender.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:23 PM
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Been awhile, real busy with life. Just sent my son off to LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY. Very happy for him, but I'am missing him a lot. Anyway, the hood is ready for paint again. One of my neighbors is a painter and is going to help me paint the hood. I feel like I'am falling behind so I'am reaching out for some help.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:29 PM
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Painted the fresh air cowl and started sanding on one of the back doors.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:30 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:44 PM
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The inside of all four doors has a good coat of undercoating, the problem is, it has rust under it. So I striped all the undercoating off. Looks like the only paint inside of the doors is over spray. Really sucks.Waiting on some POR 15 to coat the inside.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:56 PM
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I have a light coat of self etching primer on the bare metal, and the first of the high build primer. These doors are going to take a lot of time.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:14 PM
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The problem with my doors is more with the hinges, locking mechanism and window regulators. They have the normal forty one years of wear, and everything is very sloppy.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:16 AM
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nice work.

and some dang good looking charcoal paint.

going to be a really nice wagoner.

dave in NC
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:03 PM
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Have All four doors gutted and removed all the undercoating from the inside of them. Vent windows are also out.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 09-16-2019, 09:05 PM
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This is what my failed wood-grain looks like.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:09 PM
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Used a heat gun and torch to scrape off the old sticker.
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