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Old February 3rd, 2023, 06:57 PM
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Okay, got the front end finished. This isn't the 'latest' video but is the beginning of the end of the front

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So, now here is my dilemma...I decided that I wanted to keep it 'patina'. The body is straight as an arrow and it really has the 'look' for a good patina truck. Or I should say it HAD the look. Once I started after it with the pressure washer, the white that painted over the seafoam back in 62 kind of went sideways.

I don't know, I'm a little too close to the project obviously and was hoping I could get some honest opinions of the patina as it is turning out. Either way I'm going to keep going with it...if I end up scrapping the patina and just repaint it all has to come off anyway.

Oh, also, there is a new product that clearcoats patina paint. Specially formulated to adhere to it (mechanically) vs. regular clearcoat which is designed to adhere to paint (chemically). So whatever I end up with after getting all the 'loose' pain off is then protected and will be stopped from deteriorating any further.

Anywho, let me know what you think please!
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Old February 6th, 2023, 03:57 PM
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parts of it look good and other parts do not look so good. try a da sander with med fine paper and see if you can feather it out a little. just my opinion

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Old February 6th, 2023, 04:58 PM
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parts of it look good and other parts do not look so good. try a da sander with med fine paper and see if you can feather it out a little. just my opinion

rick
Thanks for the feedback ilvracn! I have done a little work with 00 steel wool (see picture) and was going to move to 'ultra fine' scotchbrite next. I have been keeping it to a small area toward the front of the bed...maybe a foot from the front edge back. You can start to see a little blue coming through. I don't want to go too deep but that area is VERY rough texture wise so I have to get to something smoother at least.

Anyway, I will keep on going with it and will switch to the DA if needed as well. Thanks!
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Old March 6th, 2023, 08:08 PM
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Okay, to start with here is a current picture of the frame minus the rear-end and the rear end itself. I finished the front end and pulled it back into the shop about a month ago and have been working on the rear end since then.

I have my usual parts problems at this point. I think I will post about the engine mounts in the engine forum but I'll just ask if anyone else has run into the problem of locating a pinion seal here.

It is the Dana 60 with a 4.10 and I just kind of figured this was going to be common enough to be easy but it isn't. I got 2 different ones from Autozone, checked the one O'reilly's had and ordered one from 'the car and truck shop' online and all of them were wrong. I have also spent quite a bit of time scrolling through pictures on Google and I don't see anything that 'looks' right. I know the replacement likely doesn't 'look' exactly like the original but I have to assume the seal 'form' is pretty similar along with the inside/outside diameters.

Anyway, this is a big hold up as I have otherwise finished the backend and it's ready to go back together.

Once I have it done, it will just be a matter of wire brushing/painting the under side and figuring out the motor mount situation. In the meantime we'll be getting the engine to the machine shop and get it done and ready to go back on the frame. Then that will just leave the body for next year. Fingers crossed.
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