Monthly Archives: August 2009

Cabbie!

Now, finally, this C10 is starting to look like a truck again. The cab is on and the fenders are installed.

The motor is under the drop-cloth to protect it from being marred as we wrestled the cab into place.

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You low down …

This C10 is going to be down in the weeds. Don’t believe me? Let’s ask a Dr. for a second opinion. Dr. Pepper that is.

By the way, you may have noticed the engine is in. That engine is a brute, a built 350 making in excess of 400 horsepower, so this truck is going to have a lot of Go along with its show.

Workin’ the body

Now that all the removable pieces of the car have been painted, it is time to start on the vehicle proper.

The steps are the same has always, acid etching primer to bond to the metal and to provide a surface for the remaining layers to stick to, epoxy primer to seal the car and high build primer to provide that ultra smooth surface required for a mirror like finish.

You can see each of these steps in this series of photographs. The etching primer is visible in the first two photos as a gold color.

The epoxy primer can be seen as the black color in the third photo.

Finally the gray high builds primer is visible in the last three photos.

After the car is sanded to remove any imperfections in the metal, it will be time for the big payoff … paint.

Up on its feet

The ol’ girl is finally up on her own feet.

The front and rear suspension is in and some temporary wheels and tires have been installed so we can move her around the shop a little easier.

We still have a long way to go, but not has far as we did when we started.

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