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Old 03-12-2011, 10:19 AM
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my new truck

I have had this truck for 5 weeks but never posted pictures. 1950 F1 in remarkable shape, no rust except a little in the lower front door, all the metal is original even the floorboards and is in perfect shape. the paint was ok but I hate blue and wanted the old weathered shop truck look. I added power disc, new wheels and removed rear leafs and added air shocks. the truck came with a 350/350 combo but it runs great so it is staying.

the day I bought it


the paint process


my friend painting my shop logo on the doors


and the current pictures



tucked the rear bumper



and in a Mardis Gras parade
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:35 AM
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Man that thing is awesome especially since it's our body style, Garry
 
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Thank you for sharing.

The weathered door art is a great idea.

I think that is might be the first time I have actually seen someone take a perfectly good paint job and change it to, .ah, ..something older? Good on ya!
 
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The patina look is nice! The wheels don't really go with it now, tho.
 
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Great looking truck. I like what you have done with the paint. Looks a lot better than the blue.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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nice truck.any info on the bumbers
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:00 PM
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Truck looks super cool.I don't know if I could take such a nice looking truck and do what you did.Looks really nice though.
 
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I liked that color of blue... I agree that the wheels don't go with it now... Neather does the bumpers.... I'll trade ya!
While we're at it we can do the grill too...
 
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Cool looking truck and I like what you've done but to carry the theme I think steelies for wheels and some pitting on the bumpers,lol
 
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sweeet truck brought it to life
 
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I like it. How did you do it? Paint with red primer than coat with a primer sealer and sand maybe....

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thanks for the compliments, now to answer a few questions the bumpers seem to be chrome repo's, for the rear I just unbolted the facory brackets from the frame, positioned the bumper where I wanted and welded the brackets directly to the frame, I plan to tuck the front bumper also. for the paint I sanded the blue then did one coat of red oxide primer then one coat of grey primer. sanded with 1000 grit then 2000 grit to get the look I wanted then finished the whole truck with 3000 grit, this was done with duplicolr aresol primer in a weekend. the blue paint was ok but they painted over dings and small dents, and to me if you make it shiny make it straight.
I own a repair shop and we build hot rods also, thats why I did the retro 5 spoke wheels, sort of like would may have been done if you had a hot rod shop in the 50's or 60's. I have had more fun with this old truck than I do with my nice shiney classics. if the paint gets scratched I will just break out the spray can and sand paper
 
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I like it!
 
 
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