Daily Archives: September 18, 2012
There are so many ways a person can customize their truck. You can jack it up, slam it down, add big wheels … or your could go for something a bit more practical like adding something to keep the contents in the back of your truck secure and dry.
Which is exactly what the owner of this truck decided to do. The first picture shows the cap the owner selected to go on his Tundra, which you can just see in the background. The color’s not bad, but I think the red truck needs something a little more in the way of color.
The last two pictures show the cap after the application of red paint to match the truck. We need to let the paint dry before we can mount the lid on the truck bed, but for all practical purposes it is ready to go.
See, being told to, “put a lid on it” isn’t always a bad thing.
It’s acceptable if a PWC is wet coming out of the water … but it is unacceptable for it to be wet coming out of the paint booth.
This poor S10 pickup has seen it’s fair share of misery. The victim of several different minor altercations, the owners decided that enough was enough and it was time to make the truck look as it once did.
You can see in the first two pictures that the worst damage is on the right bedside. The scar runs the entire length of the bed and disfigures an otherwise nice looking little truck.
In the second and third pictures we have removed the bed from the truck so that we may repair it. It always strikes me as mildly amusing when the bed of a truck is removed because it always looks so much different than the way you expect a truck to look … kind of like a shaved cat.
The next two photos, numbers five and six, show some additional minor damage on the cab of the truck. We will be repairing these issues along with the bedside.
In the last photo, number seven, you can see where we have started the repairs on the cab by filling the slight dents and dings with body filler and sanding it smooth. Body filler is the perfect solution for these types of minor body repair. Designed to fill and smooth minor imperfections in the sheet metal, body filler allows body shops to provide repairs at much lower cost than other repair methods.
While we are able to repair the cab, we will be replacing the bedside because it is a bit too far gone to economically repair. In other words, I can replace it cheaper than I can repair it. That part of the repair will start as soon as the part arrives.
Paint … it’s like Clearasil for your car.
You want to do business with JMC AutoworX but you don’t have a car, truck, van, SUV or motorcycle? No problem! This is the second “boat” I have painted and I even painted an airplane once. If you can get it to the shop, I can paint it.