1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks
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Went out before to do some last minute media blasting before priming body of truck,, Was still humid so I retreated to the house. I am getting real close to prime time.. I also still have various small parts to paint as well. I am getting use to the paint guns and being a chemist with the paints. I'll go see if I can take a few shots of the quazi paint booth I built.
Hard to see in pics, but I have two air intake filters, set high. I have an exhaust plenum with a low entry and a high discharge with a fan out the window. The lights I picked up at Habitat for $ 10 a piece. It is 4 mill plastic on a Temp wall near my work bench. Still a little tight but when I pull the truck out, There is ok room for the small parts etc. I still need more light down low. I had some trouble doing the second coat of stuff because I could not clearly see where I was spraying. I have additional light in my work trailer, but I am afraid of them breaking if positioned low. Thinking of putting some 4' or 8' florescent in protective cages near the floor that I can move around.
I have no idea why it took me so long to find this thread! Jim, you're doing a hell of a job restoring a hell of a truck. I can't WAIT to see this old beast when it's finally done and ready for you to enjoy!
That's quite an elaborate paint booth you created! I painted a car in the garage once and it took months to get the overspray and dust out of everything. Are you using a mask with dedicated air supply?
The cab looks great!
1952 F-1 Flat V8 3-on-the-tree MSD, Rochester 2G, Red's Headers
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I am not using dedicated air, but I am using a full face mask with chemical filters. Works very well. The exhaust fan is working well also, but with this weather, the shop itself gets hot. Last week end, I emptied the shop floor and swept up and hosed down. It helps keep the dust and stuff down. I have half the truck in prime and high build prime. Mayby the other half next week,. We'll see
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