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project for today : grill repair and update!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, May 22, 2006.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    found a really decent grill for 10 bucks, head light besels were 10 bucks for the pair and the guy tossed in the wiring harness for the duals and the metal buckets with trim rings for free:laugh:

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    sanded down with some pumice scrub, and some grey scotch brights, cleaned, then shot down some 06 acuara grey paint that was left over from a bumper job, kind of a metalic gun metal grey and some a couple coats of a mild clear. I think it gives it a updated or modern look of the greys like on the new chevy truck grills?


    not much $$$$$ for a fresh look, need a to find a dual headlight core suport before I can mount it since my set up in currently single head lamp.

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    maybe this weekend ill shoot the primer and start blocking for the paint..

    not that any one will believe it, but with all this effort I really dont have an interest in wheeling this thing when she is done lol maybe some dirt or the lake but noooo amigo trails.
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    It's amazing how much you can change a look with just some elbow grease,and some paint. :D

    BTW- drink #3
     
  3. supersize75k5

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    ya lost me on this, or I am way tired?
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    bondo + flex = CRACK! not good...ask me how i know:doah::crazy:
     
  5. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    I dont use standard bondo, I use fiberglass, after that pic is was knocked down considerably, its just hot here and the stuff dries quick so ay it thick and have plebty of shaping to do at one time, just had an issue do to the lip that was damaged. also with a sturdy fender and the metal work behind it I can doubt the fender will have much flex,

    metal work/repair
    fiberglass
    rock sliders atached to body, cab supports and that panel
    and a cage
    new body mounts..


    ive done all my previous body work this way, no problems thus far, but I would agree a truck with massive frame flex, shot body mounts, tire rubbing or impacts from rocks/trees would crack,add rust and a crappy metal fix below and its asking to fail, ill post dome pics of how it is now after the filler was knocked down.
     
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    what happened to your member ship doood?
    any new progress on the 72?
     
  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    sadly hit some crapy times with the $$$$$, mostly mecdical bs and I am self imployed so it hits harder,

    the 71 got sold off right after I made it drivable,


    as for membership, that crossed my mind, id say sometime real soon :)
     
  8. 4xcrazy

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    I have one here :D not going to use this style, maybe we work something out???:D

    i am looking for like my burbs, or maybe a dent free hood for the Burb???:D
     
  9. pauly383

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    wheres my one piece rear main flexplate ?

    wanna do me 350 swap soon !!
     
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    And don't forget those "borrowed" flattop knuckles,,,:D

    since i gave Paul mine cause you still have his :D
     

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