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Old 06-21-2010, 02:50 AM
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As many of you know...my truck has been getting a lot of attention lately. I don't really have a dedicated thread yet...so...here it is, from start to finish.

Finish hasn't happened yet, but, I'll keep ya'll informed...lol

This is how she started...still pretty, but, not perfect.


Interior before (yes, I added the console) But...ugly seat brackets, ash tray/glove box discolored, carpet stained...

Interior during cleaning

Interior after cleaning...even with the flash it don't look half bad...besides my cracked dash, that is.



Started peeling the stripes off. Grille/Hood and roof all came right off. The tailgate however...not so much.

For those who said my paint wasn't THAT bad. Now you know...haha.



NOS SS/T Stripes. Lets start the bidding at say......$200??? Anyone, anyone?


Now for the tailgating fun.....




Then, after all the stripes were off the tailgate, I had to get all the sticky residue that stayed thanks to the trusty heatgun....ugh. I had to use chemicals for this part.


Right before the stressful part started...its just a regular black truck now.



Now...for the part that makes me cringe...some 180 grit to knock the clear down on the hood/roof/tail gate. The sides just need 320/400. But, the tops need more.
All I have done thus far are the hood, roof, and tail gate.



I will update as progress is made. But, thats all so far.
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and...my nice pretty headlights I ordered.



And my stickers (I haven't picked the stripes up yet)

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You've definitely made some progress there. What did you do with the carpet, pull it out and clean it or did you replace that? Sure looks good, though. I can see where the tailgate stripes were a pain, what chemical did you use to remove those? And one last question, lol, the stickers, that all comes as a set but you have to get the stripes separately? It's coming along well, though, you really do have a cool resto project with your truck!

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:49 AM
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thanks cajun!

And, yes, I pulled the carpet out and sprayed it with purple power and scrubbed it, then pressure washed it...let it sit out in the sun and dry, and reinstalled...haha.

As far as removing the stripes on the tailgate, I just used heat and a razorblade. To get the adhesive off, however, I had to use some chemical I bought yesterday meant for removing caulk and stuff from showers...lol Serious stuff, but, it helped a little. Still a lot of work.

And, with the stripes/stickers...I had a local lady make everything for me. She charged me $10 for all the writing, then $40 for all the striping for the truck.
To buy the kit from Phoenix Graphics or somewhere similar with enough striping to cover my bed cover and everything would be close to $400, so, $50 isn't bad...haha.

And, thanks again...I can't wait to get it all painted and have the paint cure so I can put the stripes back on. That with my new headlights and everything ought to really make her look good
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Very nice deal on the stickers for sure! I am seriously considering a stripe on mine, just gotta get the exact design of what I want down first!

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Love seeing the progress
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Looks like some good progress. Have you tried a 3M eraser wheel. I used them to remove decals and glue etc.
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Wow................Thats some huge transformation.....I know it aint done but Kodos to you for doing the work.Thanks for the pics.
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