Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Hit the brakes

DSCF8475 DSCF8481 DSCF8482 DSCF8483It was a busy day at the shop today. In addition to the Ford truck, fixing dents on the ’86 Chevy, we were also able to get the pedal assembly painted today, rebuilt and installed. This was completely disassembled, sand blasted, and painted. Once it was dry, all moving parts were lubed up and then it was reassembled. Since the carpet fits around the pedals and some of the flooring shows, we painted the area around the pedals black. The coating on the Wolfsburg West floor pans is really nice so we will leave it on the rest of the pans. We will be installing our sound deadening material on the pans and rear luggage compartment panel that we replaced. This will surely reduce the road and engine noise in the interior. We also installed a new brake line and a new grommet where it goes through the firewall. We will continue to keep pugging along on this one. Stay tuned.

Hit and run

DSCF8472 DSCF8470 DSCF8473 DSCF8489 DSCF8488This truck is in the shop as a result of a hit and run. The damage was pretty extensive because of the sharp crease and the distance it was pushed in. We started the repair on this by using the port a power to jack out the damaged area. We then used a hammer and dolly to fine tune the shape back into the metal. Once the metal was close, we finished off the repair with some body filler to smooth out the low spots. Once the body work was up to par, Paul Put it into the booth and we primed it just before quitting time. Tomorrow we plan on blocking this primer out and prepping it for paint. If all goes well, it should be painted tomorrow.

Here a dent, there a dent

DSCF8485 DSCF8486 DSCF8484The ’86 has gotten some attention today. Paul worked a few hours on this today repairing a few dents in the body. For its age, this thing is in fabulous shape however there were a few dents in it from years of service that needed to be repaired. So here they are for your viewing pleasure

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