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Tubs are painted

DSCF1142DSCF1143DSCF1144DSCF1145DSCF1146DSCF1147Last week the work continued with the C-10. Paul sprayed the engine compartment sides of the wheel houses and did a spray in bedliner on the wheel house side of them They really look nice. Paul also was able to get the epoxy high build primer on the doors and fenders last week. Jordan got to work blocking them today. He did have a couple of places appear on the right fender so he went ahead and fixed that while he was at it. These will continue to be blocked out tomorrow and hopefully these parts will soon be in their final urethane primer in a couple of days

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Fender bender

DSCF1132DSCF1133DSCF1135DSCF1136Jordan has been devoting the past few days to the C10 project. He has the body work on the doors pretty well wrapped up and today started on the fenders. Here again these are new parts but not without issues. The owner wanted to do fill in the turn signal holes that were in the fenders to match the way the quarters were done. This cleans up the look of the truck. It makes the sides look smoother. When that was done, they left the inner lip where the light use to mount and it didn’t look good. Although it will be hard to see and most people would never notice it, we would. So the first part of the day was spent grinding away all the metal that wasn’t needed on the back side of the fenders. He then started blocking out the front side to bring the high and low spots out. Once those were found he started straightening.  A hammer and dolly were uses to minimize the amount of filler. It looks like a little too much heat got to the panel when the patches over the signal holes were filled because the fenders were a little warped around the area where the lights use to be. Its hard not to get any warping when welding sheet metal because today’s metal is so thin. This is why there is just a large patch at the fronts of the fenders.  He should have these finished up tomorrow and the goal will be to get these and the doors in their first coats of primer by Thursday.

A little shiny work from this week

DSCF1069DSCF1066DSCF1067DSCF1068The owner of this 2003 Silverado wanted to freshen things up a bit. He bought the truck new and since it still ran great but looked bad he decided to paint it. After discussing his options we came up with a plan and got to work. We started by removing the lights, bumpers, handles, moldings and mirrors. We then sanded the whole truck down and fixed the very few small dents that it had. We then washed it a couple of times to make sure we had a clean truck, clean jambs and clean engine bay. We then masked off the ares that were not getting paint and started spraying. A few coats of  PPG black followed by a couple coats of PPG’s high solids clear coat and we have very nice Silverado that shines better than new.

Cab’s on deck

DSCF1062DSCF1063DSCF1064Although we haven’t posted in a while on our restoration projects, we have worked on them some. Here is the cab on the C-10 that we have been working on. We started with the bed a couple of months ago and now we are onto the cab. As you can see its already in epoxy primer and we have started some body work. We did find a few too many pin holes to repair in the left and right floor pans so we will go ahead and replace them in a week or so. We have gotten a start on the body repairs in the meantime. Keep an eye out for this one. Its going to be a real head turner.

 

New job in the shop

DSCF0868DSCF0869DSCF0870DSCF0886DSCF0887DSCF0879DSCF0882DSCF0883DSCF0881Here are a few parts that were dropped off last week for a 1971 C10. We will be performing a full High Performance Finish on this truck. There will be several custom touches done on this one. The molding holes and side marker lights have all ready been welded up so we don’t have to worry with that. We did use our stud gun to weld studs to the low places so we can pull them back into shape to minimize the amount of filler needed to straighten out the dents. We also used a hammer and dolly to smooth out the dents as well. The next step will be to sand the bed inside and out and spray several coats of our high build epoxy primer. Stay tuned to this one. It should really stand tall.

We handled it.

DSCF9406This new Silverado came into the shop to get a battle scar repaired. A bicycle handle bar got a little too close and put a good scratch in both doors. We repaired the scratch last Friday and slid it into the booth today for paint. As you can see it turned out really nice. Tomorrow we will put it all back together and replace the emblem on the door. It should be ready tomorrow evening.

Paint day

DSCF9168DSCF9169Today was paint day for the Silverado. While we were disassembling the Hyundai, this truck was getting blocked out and wet sanded in preparation for its turn in the booth. As you can see the paint job turned out very nice. Tomorrow we still have to paint the inner part of the door and the rocker panel. We should have this done pretty early leaving plenty of time to reassemble this truck. We may even have time to send it over to clean up. It should be heading home by Wednesday

A little rust repair

DSCF8930DSCF8929DSCF8931DSCF8932DSCF8934DSCF8935DSCF8936This Chevy is in the shop to get a rust spot fixed. First we ground off the paint to see what was really going on. We then cut out what was bad to see what  was going on behind the rust. The inner panel was in pretty good shape, so we just cleaned that up and prepped it for the patch. We then made a nice piece to fit in the area we cut out and welded it up taking care not to warp the sheet metal around it. Once it was welded up completely we used a product called all metal to start the repair process. Once that was blocked out we finished the repair with body filler. Once that was straight we prepped the area for primer.  Before we left for the day, we were able to block out the primer and prep the rest of the panel for paint. We plan on getting it painted in the morning.

Chevy time

DSCF8712 DSCF8711This Chevy is now ready for paint. Chris blocked out the body work today and then he finished sanding the rest of the panels then washed the truck to be sure we get a clean job. Once the Camry comes out in the morning, this ones goes in.

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.

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