Patch complete, add tiny amount of filler to smooth to perfection
Clean, rinse, acid etch, rinse, paint with POR-15. Literally pour in behind brace, tipping fender to get into where the brush won't go.
Some of the truck had been painted twice, removing majority for new paint
Radiator support rusted out on both sides, will replace
Block sanding shows how rough the front of the hood is
Because of double panels using stud welds to pull dents
Dent in corner of hood had been filled with bondo, will pull it out and use a skim coat of filler
Stud welds and slide hammer to the rescue.
More filler on hood
3 hood hinge mounting nuts have been ripped out, will weld in new nuts
Discovered some hood hinge mounting damage
sealing of all factory seams
Crease in lower door
Start block sanding tailgate, lots of highs and lows
Red onto fenders, grill trim and toolbox
White on the hood, doors and cab, going 2-tone
white on the tailgate, a lot of hand sanding around the letters
Inner fenders painted black
New radiator support does not match the old one, inner fender and radiator mount are totally different
Removed the rusty radiator support and discover the new one doesn't match. 66 is slightly different from the 61-65. Will remove the radiator spacer and weld on the flanges for the inner fenders. Reproduction 66 is not available.
Painted, ready to assemble
Doors back on and adjusted.
Lots of block sanding , dark spots are still low as metal starts to show, will fill.