Category Archives: 1986 Chevy truck

Ahh, much better

DSCF8637 DSCF8636 DSCF8635 DSCF8644Here is where we stand on the ’86 Chevy. For those of you not following this build, we have already painted the bed and done the spray in bed liner. Now we have the cab painted so assembly is where we are now. We hope to start putting some parts and pieces back on here by the end of the week. This is sure to be a very sharp looking truck

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Ready for the booth

DSCF8617 The ’86 is now ready for the booth. Paul finished sanding it today and we had time to wash it all up to get a nice clean job. Before we left today, we also cleaned the booth and did a filter change. Tomorrow this one will get masked off and we will start the painting process.

Get your shine on

DSCF8569 DSCF8571 DSCF8572 DSCF8577 DSCF8583 DSCF8584DSCF8592 Today was a very productive day here at the shop. We took some time out this morning to get the bed and hood ready to paint and was able to start shooting them about lunch time. We started out with a full coat of urethane sealer followed by the lower charcoal color on the bed. Once that was dry, we masked it off and sprayed the top light blue color. These pictures really do not do the color justice. This color really looks good in person. It has so much more life and vibrance to DSCF8590it compared to the factory paint. Once the top color was dry, we sprayed two coats of PPG’s high solid clear coat. This provides the shine and protection of the base coat. Tomorrow we plan on wrapping up the body work on the cab and fenders, a final prime on those parts should wrap up the day tomorrow. We will then be ready to paint the cab in the same steps as today. The ultimate body transformation is progressing nicely.
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Raptor liner

DSCF8562 DSCF8561DSCF8566Yesterday we prepped and sprayed the epoxy primer on the bed. Today we finished the bed with the application of the bed liner. We use Raptor brand spray in bed liner for is great looks and ease of application. This bed liner is perfect for  light use.  First thing this morning, the seams were filled in in the bed with SEM’s two part seam sealer. Once that was dry, Paul got to work spraying the Raptor liner. Paul then spent the rest of the day blocking out the cab, doors and fenders. Hopefully we will spray the bed first of the week next week. This project is now moving along nicely.

Time for bed

DSCF8549 DSCF8550 DSCF8552 DSCF8553 DSCF8555 DSCF8548Over the past few days we have been prepping the bed for our bed liner system and doing some body work. Today we finished up the body work on the bed and primed it. Once it was dry, we set the bed up, masked it off and Paul sprayed PPG’s DP epoxy primer on the tail gate and bed. Tomorrow we have to seam seal the seams on the bed and once that is dry, we will apply the Raptor liner. Next week we will start spraying some color and clear.

Its go time

DSCF8513 DSCF8514 DSCF8515 DSCF8523 DSCF8524Yesterday we epoxy primed the ’86 and today we sprayed the urethane primer. All of this truck is now in primer. Paul started sanding the bed, prepping for the bed liner yesterday and continued it today as well. Our next step will be to block the body, repair any dents we have missed, which I’m sure will be at least a few, then its ready for paint. The owner stopped by yesterday and was very pleased with the progress. It will only look better and better from here on out. Stay tuned.

Prime time

DSCF8498 DSCF8499 DSCF8500 DSCF8501 DSCF8491 DSCF8492 DSCF8494 DSCF8495Well, we were able to get the first stage of priming complete on a few of the parts for the ’86 Chevy. What you see here is our epoxy primer over the factory paint. Since this stuff has a pretty long dry time, we will put the urethane primer on tomorrow, then start this same process on the cab. While the bed was off, we also cleaned up the frame. We will paint the frame while we have it to make it just a little nicer.DSCF8505

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

Bed time

DSCF8449DSCF8451While Chris and I was welding away on the Bug, Paul had the tedious job of digging out all of the seam sealer in the bed of the ’86 Chevy. No, not a glorious job, but one that has to be done just the same. A hammer and chisel was his preferred method. We have to remove all this because its all cracked up, chipping out and missing in lots of places. Once its all out, we can sand the bed for a bed liner. We will be replacing this old seam sealer with all new before the bedlinen gets sprayed in.

Sandy

DSCF8386 DSCF8385Yesterday and today was spent doing quite a bit of sanding on this Chevy truck. We still have a fair amount left to sand on it but this is showing some great progress. Its going to look a lot worse before it gets better.

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