Cool, but why did you cut off the radiator support? You planning on going back to a square headlight setup?
Finally got a chance to start on my truck project. Its a 81 that i have had now for a few years. Figured there is no better way to start a project then to strip it to bare metal so here is the progress up in till now.
Built my own rotissory (available for rent )
TAKING IT ALL APART
Check out the awsome electrical work by the P.O. Seeing this made me really happy that i desided to gut the thing.
Yes that is house hold electrical wire in that birds nest of crap...
Mounted on my rotissery
When you call your friends up and say that you have beer pizza and ice cream cake and forget to tell them that there is work involved they will all show up
Any one up for some marshmellows?
making progress on scraping the undercoating and seam sealer out...
Even the girls were getting involved
after this i cut out all the brackets for the gas tank and shocks... to make room for some stuff that is to come later in the post... Sorry forgot to take pics..
Off to the medial blaster.
Dont have time to post up more pics right now but ill try to add the once of the truck after the blasting tonight.
Modified by kcbmxer at 9:52 PM 7-19-2007
Modified by kcbmxer at 9:55 PM 7-19-2007
Quote, originally posted by DutchVDub » Cool, but why did you cut off the radiator support? You planning on going back to a square headlight setup?
Not sure if you can see it but who ever installed the round light front end had it about 1/2" low.. so it didn't match up with anything... its in great shape so i will reuse it but have to make some modifications first
Modified by kcbmxer at 10:07 PM 7-19-2007
Modified by kcbmxer at 10:38 PM 7-19-2007
Quote, originally posted by duct-tape » please tell me you're keeping the pimp-ass roll pan.
The sides of the roll pan were glued in with silicone So i had to take it off to do it right, but yes the roll pan will go back on but with a few changes to make it fit better.
looks really good, glad to see your doing it correctly
Looks awesome Karl. Wish i was there to help you man. I'll have to get all my pics uploaded of my project as well.
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i will be watching this one.
cant wait to see what happens to the rear end after removing the brackets
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So here are a few more pics before we leave for the Kreuzerfest to waterfest.
Stoped by the media blaster to check out what the truck looked like after plastic media.
check out the single wiper mod.. hahaha.
Great job on the fenders..
If you look in the pics you can see all the little rust spots all over the place.... the only holes were at the bottom right of the rear window the bottom right of the front window... and some in the floor board. As for the rest of the body there are only a few dents here and there and a little bit of surface rust. Next the guy hit it with abrasive media with gets rid of all of the rust, i had him do the whole underside of the truck and the whole floor of the cab, and then just the spots all over. Ill update it again when i get back from waterfest. Notice the underside of the bed... look ma no brackets
Because everyone has been asking im going to give you the break down on the media blasting cost...
30-40 hours scraping the undercoating myself.........free or you can have them do it for $50/hr...
plastic media blasting.......................................... .$800
abrasive blasting whole underside and rust spots.....$600
epoxy primer paint supplies..................................$150
towing to the painter........................................... .$75
coat of primer............................................ .........$150
towing back home (1/10 of a mile)........................$50
Oh and the place that i had do it is American dry strip they are out of Milford CT. If you plan on getting something done there tell them i send you there...( it may not knock your price down but should help me when i go back to get more done)
Modified by kcbmxer at 12:16 PM 1-22-2008
Quote, originally posted by ArpyArpad » just wondering why you had to scrape the undercoating off. is it too thick to be blasted off?
my grandpa was telling me yesterday how they use to burn the whole car to melt the tin away, im sure it wasnt THAT bad. good work