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One Piece at a Time: My 1985 Diesel Suburban

  1. cyclic

    cyclic 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The area you have taped off should just go flat black anyway. Looking GREAT!
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Had to get this on before the temperature gets out of control.
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    David
     
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  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Can't wait to hear your thoughts after the hood is installed.
     
  4. GWeakland620

    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not sure if he'll even be able too now that's it's open from the louvres.
     
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    Big Ray 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I was wondering about that....
     
  6. campfire

    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    Bwahahaha. :haha:
     
  7. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    There is always a compromise. Hopefully my stack of dynamat and hoodliner is enough to offset.

    The truck is damned loud over 2k anyway.

    David
     
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  8. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Public Service Announcement:
    Always use a fresh can of filler.

    My Evercoat Rage 105 was a little over a year and a half old, and wouldn't set up; not even overnight. Scraping it all off now, and heading to the paint supply shop in the morning for a new can.

    David
     
  9. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Ugh, hate when you have to do work twice plus cleaning up the first problem.
     
  10. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Same here. I've moved from anger and frustration to acceptance.

    David
     
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    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The steps are working then
     
  12. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Like has been said on CK5 before, you have to embrace the suck
     
  13. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    New gallon of Evercoat Gold 112 in the shop. My 3M strip disc made short work of the doughy filler, and the rest I did by hand with 120 grit on a block.

    Try try again:
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    David
     
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    sreidmx Fortify Offroad Vendor

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    When can we put orders in for these custom hoods
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've got to get through the prototype unscathed, first!

    David
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    No matter how much I think I've controlled heat or how well the panel has responded to bumping, a skim of filler quickly shows me what's up.

    Aside from the old and inaccessible hail dents (softball projectiles), nothing there is thicker than 1/16". I'm pleased so far, but still have 16 ways I'd do it better next time.
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    One more skim of Evercoat, and then I'm on to a glaze and guide coat. Oh, and tons of blocking.

    David
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Guide coat happy hour:
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    David
     
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    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I see a low spot.
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Quick run to the paint shop for glaze and a wax and grease remover. Still not used to seeing this:
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    David
     
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  20. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I hear that's how all the cool kids in Michigan do it.
     
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