Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Keep on truckin

IMG_4170 IMG_4169 IMG_4175 IMG_4174 IMG_4173This C10 is in the shop to get  a few rust spots repaired. Although this truck isnt a show truck, it is pretty nice driver. We will be cutting out the old rusty metal and replacing it with new metal. Once that is welded in we use a water proof filler called All Metal to fill in any tiny pin holes. We then used body filler to smooth out the final repair. We will also treat the rust thats on the inside of the doors as well to slow down the rust process and maybe eliminate it. We will only be spot painting these areas because the rest of the truck is in pretty good shape. We hope to get the painting complete tomorrow and reassemble on Thursday. As long as no one throws a wrench in those plans we should be ok.

Fine ’39

IMG_4168 IMG_4167 IMG_4166 IMG_4171 IMG_4172This ’39 Chevy was in a small bump up that caused a bit of damage to the right rear fender. The owners wife was backing out of the driveway and forgot the ’39 was behind her. She hit the car and did some damage to both. We fixed her car last week and his this week. You can see here that the best procedure to repair this one was to remove the fender from the car. We then hammered out the dent then used body filler to finish off the repair. Although the repair area was big, the filler was actually pretty thin. This makes for a nicer repair and reduces any chances of problems with the repair. The owner built this car about 20 years ago and didnt remember the color code or what it came off of so we sent the fender over to the paint store to match up the color since they have all the cool tools to do it. They will use a tool called a “Prophet” to take pictures of the color for all different angles. It will then formulate the color to a pretty close match. Then a someone will fine tune the color and do a sprayout to ensure a good match. We should be getting this fender in the booth tomorrow and painting it. If all goes well, we can get it back on the car Thursday and back to the owner.

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