2017 Winter Work

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  1. TRUCK ACTION

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    Has every winter I make some kind of change to my truck & repair anything that is in need.
    This winter I am doing repair to the doors where the old mirror mount holes where as didn't fill as I knew I should have & they where high lighting through the paint a little.
    Ground out & welded up, than body filler, now have sanded out will spot primer today & wet sand the doors & front fenders out, remove the hood & do the same they.
    Reshoot all & lay new flames heaver white pearl to match the bed. IMG_20170109_121235.jpg
     
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    Another part of this winter work is redoing the upholstery work I did on the door panels.
    I got a 2nd set of door panels ( 4 Runner) & I'm doing the prework, there are small plastic mounting pins of which screws thread into, these hold the window switches plate IMG_20170110_115822.jpg IMG_20170110_115826.jpg to the door panel, & they break off over time!!
    I cut to fit metal thread sleeves ( 6-24 fine thread ) & glue these in place of the plastic pins!
     
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    Test fitted the panels & reinforced the pins, wet sanded the doors & fenders will spot prime tomorrow than wet sand out again!
     
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    What kind of epoxy do you use for those mounting pins?
     
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    I use E-600 to glue in position & than Q-Bond around the base of them.
    Q-Bond is a great product for repairing just about anything !
     
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    Got some more work done, all masked off & prime the areas of work, still have to remove the hood & mask to shoot the fenders!
    Hope to start shooting the bottom areas & the top red areas this coming week,& get two coats of clear on than the flames & more clear.
    Than prep & shoot the hood! IMG_20170119_135513.jpg IMG_20170119_135524.jpg
     
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    Can't wait to see the final result. What paint are you planning to use?
     
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    Omni from PPG base paint & Shop Line European Clear JCT200/ JH7210 hardener.
    Start cutting with 400 wet paper thru 1500, polish out with 3M rubbing compound ,than polish with Mequiars Ultra Finish, & then Meguiars NXT wax. :cool:
     
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    Slinging paint, got the lower section shot with the Met. Charcoal , will shot the Met. Radent Red today & get a couple IMG_20170127_155727.jpg of coats of clear on tomorrow.
     
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    Got the red base & a couple of coats of clear shot, wet sanded out & got the flames laid out, tomorrow I'll put the mask /transfer paper on & shot the whit pearl.
     
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    Looking great! Love the dog flag too.
     
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    lookig good....woulda looked cool if you painted the bottom red and then did the top half grey. two tone
     
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    looks good ..
    curious as to what windshield washer and rad overflow tank you have ?
     
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    They are over flow tanks from Billet Spealities, I machine out the bottom of one to fit in the window washer pump, the other is the radiator over flow. Billet spealities tank.jpg Radiator work-4.jpg
     
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    120 mile drive up to Sacramento this morning & got my transfer paper, back & got all ready to shoot in the AM IMG_20170203_120457.jpg IMG_20170203_120851.jpg IMG_20170203_122712.jpg
     
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    thanks for the info ...
    I'm looking for something to fit my Twin turbo 3.4L build ..
     
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    So now close on finishing up this paint work, got the hood based out, cleared & laid the flames on today.
    Now wet sand out that work & shoot 4 or more coats of clear,wet sand again & than the polishing starts! IMG_20170216_123951.jpg IMG_20170216_134308.jpg IMG_20170216_153446.jpg IMG_20170216_160204.jpg
     
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    NICE! how is that aluminium Radiator holding up? i was thinking about getting the similar one from ebay, just was very unsure of the quality...
     
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    Mine is not like anything on e-bay, custom made by Griffin.
    They claim theirs are all welded & than they coat over all seams with a epoxy of type.
    I had a small leak after a year or so, they made me a new one,no problems& have had for a long time!
    Costly!!!
     

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