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new mega bucks paint job for my rig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by monster man, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    :D

    cost me a whopping $50, but looks a zillion times better than before, but I miss the Fall Guy scheme

    and I just noticed how gay a chrome rear and black front bumper look- that's temporary. Tubes are on the way, but will probably strip the front bumper back to chrome, or should I paint the rear black :confused:


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    looks awesome ;D
     
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    looks good. I like that you kept the design of the original
     
  4. monster man

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    it's funny, now both my trucks match and my neighbors think I'm nuts! That was the original color scheme of my '73 and I think it's probably the best color combo available from GM ever, next to brown and tan. Blue and white is cool too......

    The orange and white with tan interior has the perfect feel for a desert truck
     
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    Did you just use regular spray paint cans?
     
  6. monster man

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    yup, flat colors go on very smooth with very few f-ups. I won't try gloss spraycans ;)
     
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    Not bad. I want to paint mine flat olive drab with black tiger stripes. Just in case I need to hide in the jungle... oh wait, a 454 with Flowmaster 40s, they'll hear me. Damn, plan foiled.

    That's a pretty good paint job for a can, I must say though.
     
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    needs more cowbell









    no really thats some solid spray can work. *shelbyville kid voice* his can control is excellent lol
     
  9. monster man

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    thanks guys- I've had a lot of practice, what, with repainting a deuce and a half with 25 some odd cans of Olive Semi-Gloss, and repainting my other truck no less than four times with spray cans :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm about to paint the top of the cab and the hood back to white as the paint is in bad shap in those spots from the truck sitting in the sun for so long.

    That looks nice, I think I'll go with flat paint and a clear coat.
     
  11. k5 krawler 50

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    good work, looks pretty well done.. :bow: :bow:
     
  12. monster man

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    now to go leave some of that new paint on a rock or two :haha:
     
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    Looks really good. Nothing beats the fall guy though.

    "He may jump an open draw bridge, or dangle from a vine...." lol
     
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    looks good, I always appreciate a quality rattle can paint job. Before u do tube bumpers you should check out the front bumper I built for mine out of 3/16 steel plate. I wanted a warn looking one and cant spend 500.00. mine cost 75.00 for materials inc. about a Lb. of mig wire. I dont think I can post here cause im not a member yet. ( hmm, beer? membership?) But I could e-mail ya pic's. cool old truck ya got but needs more dents.
     
  15. monster man

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    yeah, a big beefy Warn type bumper looks cool, though heavy. The sqaure plate looks at home on these trucks, more so than tubes, I think, but just so dang heavy. You should have seen the bumper I took off the rear that my uncle built. This damn thing required two jacks to lower down and three guys just to drag it. Weighed over 400 pounds, but boy could it take a beating. He used it to haul a big double axle trailer and backhoe and trencher all over Nevada

    I built my tube front and rears for the '73 for only $65 of tube each, they're not as beefy though:

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    but 3/16th plate might not be bad. Did you weigh it?
     
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    not meaning to hi jack the painting part of the thread, but do you have any more pics on the expanded metal grille, and how you made it(mounted it up..)
     
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    Wow,I'm not a big tube bumper fan but yours look cool. I like the no slip mesh on there. Nice job. Mine feels like about 100Lbs but it's not built for a winch. Built for awinch would probably add about 25 Lb's or so. I'll e- mail ya some pics and specs. tomorrow.
     
  18. monster man

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    nothing much for pics, yet

    I took the no-slip style expanded metal, 1/8" thick, then made a 1/8"x1" strap to fit inside the grille opening. Justa simple rectangle with rounded corners, open at the top center to clear the hood release. Then, cut the mesh to fit exactly in that rectangle, and tacked it all the way around. That's basically all you can do without burning through is tack it. Then I made a bunch of 1" angle brackets that come off the rectangle frame, then drilled small holes through there and used all the existing holes that the orifinal grille mounted through. About $25 worth of material and four hours and she was done. I mainly made that grille so that I could mount the lights in it without cutting up my stock one. Plus it looks mean :D

    If you'd like I could get some close-ups pics of the grill with my light trim off so you can see how it mounts.

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  19. k5 krawler 50

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    it looks sweet, i plan on making an expanded metal grille from my brothers 1980 k20 truck.. Thanks.
    Cory
     
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    Are those knuckles quick-release???:D
     

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