Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jrsheets, Aug 9, 2004.
This entire project has taken me a little under 4 months as of right now. I am now working on the outside. Primer paintjob a little at a time. smoothing out panels and welding in new ones. Should be ready for paint in about 2 weeks.
Its definitely been an experience and alot of money, but im glad to see more time than money.
I hop eyou are repainting it the same color. You are making me miss my old K5 SO much. Mine was the same color and my cab area was the same condition. My rear floor was better though. Looking good. I love the high clearance hitch too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
I still think after seeing all your K5s that the apple red was the best color they ever offered, so yes i am definitely getting it painted BRIGHT RED when im finished.
yep mine was Apple Red as well, definetally a beautiful thing.
my cap was also painted Apple Red /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
omg dude, thats exactly what i want. Thats a repaint right? Thats look so sweet. You just gave me motivation for another month of body work!!!!! Wow!
Can't wait to get mine done, if it is a repaint, where did you have it done, cost?? Any details would be appreciated.
Oh and if you have any more pics, pls post em, can't get enough.
my dad and I did all the body work and paint work. It is a repaint. It was pretty nasty when I got it but man it looked good afterwards. I hated the bodywork process but afterwards it was well worth it. I'll dig around for more pictures.
alright found a few. I'm a little upset that I realize I don't have much in the way of pictures of it. I miss it but I will note, its not sold I ripped it apart for an offroad rig, ended up getting another K5. I really should have bought the second K5 and kept the first one together.
I painted the strip down the center of the grille after that shot.
Here is when I started tearing it apart for an offroad machine, before I went too far.
i can only hope mine turns out that nice
what kind of bedliner did you use? Thats alot of rust you had! Looks good now! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
looks great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Looks sweet man keep up the updates. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Can you take pics of your 6x9 speaker that you have mounted by the rear seat please?
Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
Did you use any bracing or ribbing under those rear floor panels like the original floors had? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Your truck looks awesome, maybe after I get my engine running I will be able to swing by your way to check it out some time. Looking good
That makes me proud of you and I dont' even know you!!! Great work, thats pretty intense.
Great work! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
ya i second that, very commendable, i wouldent evan bother with a truck witht that much rust on it /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
It was a hand me down from my grandpa. I guess it has sentimental value or something. Anyway, I usede good old herculiner. In some spots i hadn't put on the second coat yet. So you can see some red coming through maybe. I did support the rear floor with better then factory structural steel crossmembers i found at home depot. The have a flat side and a side that lips over creating two tube like lips on each end. It really reinforced iteself. I think they use them for hanging heavy lights and stuff in warehouses, anyway the floor is very sturdy and im not afraid of putting a little weight on it (anymore).
Dude thats impressive and I love the pics good job!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Looks Great. That's just what my truck needs. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
What kind of seats and mounts are those ?
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