Preparing for Paint

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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:48 pm

phil cottingham wrote:Hey Jack, When I had the bed off my truck, I went to harbor freight and got a set of those magnetic trailer lights so I could stick them on the frame and still drive legal. You may not want to drive it while you have the bed off. Just a thought. I drove mine around for about a month that way. Phil

Ed, there's no need to drive mine without a bed. I have the original still on it, and the "new" bed just need some relatively minor rust treatment. I plan to get that done, then swap the beds.

Jack

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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby trash80 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:13 am

JoeIsuzu wrote:
phil cottingham wrote:Hey Jack, When I had the bed off my truck, I went to harbor freight and got a set of those magnetic trailer lights so I could stick them on the frame and still drive legal. You may not want to drive it while you have the bed off. Just a thought. I drove mine around for about a month that way. Phil

Ed, there's no need to drive mine without a bed. I have the original still on it, and the "new" bed just need some relatively minor rust treatment. I plan to get that done, then swap the beds.

Jack



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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:34 pm

FIVE years later, and now I think I may be ready to get the P'up painted. I met with a guy from a restoration shop today. He took pics, and said he'd get back in touch with an estimate. After talking with him, I've come to some new (and slightly painful) conclusions:
  1. The side cladding is gone for good. I have all the parts, but they'll look bad on shiny new paint.
  2. The chrome windshield trip is likely gone, mainly because the window gaskets for the chrome inserts are no longer available.
  3. The chrome rain channel trim is gone. The plastic behind it is too deteriorated.
  4. The rubber inserts (LS trim stuff) on my front bumper are likely gone. I discovered that they're getting loose due to deterioration.
  5. With all the other LS trim goodies going away, it's unlikely that I'll keep the two-tone paint scheme.
  6. Wow, I wish I'd managed to get the P'up into the garage during that hailstorm. :(
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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby soot fart » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm

My condolences Jack. Getting that rubber off the truck ain't much fun. Razor ice scraper and eraser for your drill worked for me. I guess you realize that someday you'll see one restored selling for $40,000 on Barret-Jackson. hehehehe bad Jerry

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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 pm

Well I'm pretty bummed out. The estimate ended up 50% more that i was expecting. And that's not including the interior, or tires and rims.

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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby luvcamas » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm

a good job in our area would run 5000 to 7000 grand
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Re: Preparing for Paint

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:26 am

luvcamas wrote:a good job in our area would run 5000 to 7000 grand

Maybe I should bring it up there. ;) That was what I was expecting here. The estimate was over $9,400. And I still need to redo the interior.

Jack