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Old 07-05-2020, 09:21 PM
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That color combo looks great on the cab, Cranky! Really nice.

Sad to hear about your cat, hopefully getting more done on the truck will keep you from worrying too much.
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:54 PM
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The door handle gaskets are nice, but the lock gaskets didnt work, fell off. I still have them, found them in the driveway. Made to big or may have stretched


I bought new door locks from BJs a year or two ago and the lock gaskets worked well... I can't say the same for the locks but I don't mind having 2 different door keys because I added power locks.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:01 AM
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That color combo looks great on the cab, Cranky! Really nice.

Sad to hear about your cat, hopefully getting more done on the truck will keep you from worrying too much.




Thank you, I really like the colors.


The cat is being very odd, he acts like he doesn't feel well but then suddenly does stuff like nothing is wrong and he's eating and drinking so I'm wondering if he is just not feeling well because of his allergies or if he is really dying but I guess time will tell, he made it through the weekend so if he is dying we will be able to use the people who come to the house if he needs put down.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:12 AM
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I managed to press on with the truck today. I moved it out of the tent and converted it to a 10x15 so the yard guy can come out. I then finished stripping the hood and got the little bit of filler it needed done and got it primed. I also stripped the tailgate down to primer so tomorrow should be a little more sanding then I can get the last things painted with the tailgate lettering the day after, then I start putting everything together.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:43 AM
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YOU STRIPPED YOUR TAILGATE?!? It looked sooo good before!!! Does that mean you have to re-do your "Gladiator" script?
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:37 AM
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YOU STRIPPED YOUR TAILGATE?!? It looked sooo good before!!! Does that mean you have to re-do your "Gladiator" script?


Yes and yes


That was actually the plan all along. If you remember I originally wanted to paint the tailgate with lacquer so I didn't have to strip it to repaint but couldn't find any so had to use enamel. The enamel was very soft and instantly clogged any paper as soon as I started sanding so I took acetone to it and it wiped right off and left the primer behind ready to be sanded.


As far as the lettering and Gladiator script the color wouldn't have matched exactly so I had to redo them because of that and I bought what I hope is better fine line tape to get the Jeep lettering done and I still have the templates for the script so that shouldn't be too difficult.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:15 PM
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Well crap!



I started painting all the stuff this morning and ran out of paint after only 2 coats on the hood. I had thought I had enough to finish but obviously I was wrong. I did order some more last week but it won't be here for a couple more days so I guess I will let this cure, then re-sand and lay on a couple more layers.


In the mean time I am going to start putting the truck together.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:15 AM
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We lost our cat yesterday evening Yesterday morning he seemed pretty good, he ate, drank and used the litter box as usual but when he asked for brushing from my wife he began breathing hard. We contacted the people who make house calls to euthanize pets but the soonest they could be here was Tuesday (today) at 11AM. We kept an eye on him throughout the day and eventually his breathing became bad again and we had to make the call that he wasn't going to make it until Tuesday so we called the vet to let them know we were bringing him down. It was a struggle loading him in his carrier, he fought and even bit me but we got him in, loaded him in the car and headed for the vet. He passed away before we got there. I'm really going to miss him.
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:29 PM
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Sorry to hear about that.
Sounds like a good night to crack out some of your best Cider and toast the little dude one last time.
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:34 PM
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Sorry to hear about that.
Sounds like a good night to crack out some of your best Cider and toast the little dude one last time.




Thank you Rang, yes it would be a good night for that.
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:37 PM
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Well, this morning the UPS man showed up early with my paint so I was able to do a quick scuff sand and finish everything up , now it's just a matter of reassembly... Hopefully I can find all the pieces
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:53 PM
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Great work on the truck! Sorry to hear about the cat, we have one that is getting on in years and I'm not looking forward to it when her time comes.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:33 PM
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Great work on the truck! Sorry to hear about the cat, we have one that is getting on in years and I'm not looking forward to it when her time comes.


Thank you the more I put the truck together the more I like it.


It really sucks losing a cat that was relatively young and such a part of our lives. It's the worst part of pet ownership.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:46 PM
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I made quite a bit of progress on the truck today.Rear view mirrors are on, door handles are on, hood is on, header is on and right front fender is on and if my phone ever sends me the pictures I will post them. In the pictures it looks a little more purple than in real life but it looks really good. The color tends to be different from different angles or light conditions.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:56 AM
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cranky,

did not know you are doing all of this paint work !!!

looks great !

a lot of work !

I was sorry to read about your cat

I know just how it feels

had to put my 24/7 companion dog down on 1-1-20.

truck is looking great.

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Old 07-09-2020, 08:48 PM
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cranky,

did not know you are doing all of this paint work !!!

looks great !

a lot of work !


Thank you. Yes expenses got so high I couldn't afford to pay someone else to paint it and couldn't leave it undone so had to. Mrs Cranky isn't happy about the amount of time it's taking but she loves the way it looks so she is more or less OK with it. She is even talking about starting to work on the Mercedes when the truck is done but I really need to get some stuff done on the house first.






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I was sorry to read about your cat

I know just how it feels

had to put my 24/7 companion dog down on 1-1-20.

truck is looking great.

dave in NC


Thank you about that too, he was a great cat and such a huge part of our lives and we really miss him.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:59 PM
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My phone finally decided to send the pictures from yesterday so here is one



The camera really picked up the purple at that angle and light, it's weird how it changes shades so much depending on angle and lighting.


Today I got the left fender set in place but not bolted down. I also got the custom cab badges on and the chrome trim that goes behind the doors but that's about all the progress I made. Tomorrow doesn't look too promising either because I have to take my son's fiance to some medical thing for several hours in the middle of the day but It's nice to finally be getting some visual progress going.
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