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.
Adding glaze to low spots
White on the bed.
Last of the painting is done.
will carefully wet sand the FORD letters down to the white and buff
Careful sanding with 800 grit then up to 1500
Front end assembled, ready for trim
Scorpion bed liner sprayed
Hanging the bed to roll truck under it.
Aligning the chrome trim.
Assembling wing vent/window channel and couldn't get 2 screws in. The cage nuts at my finger tips had been installed wrong, different size threads ( joys of reproduction parts), had to open each and swap nuts and re assemble.
7 of 12 screw holes are stripped
Drilled all holes a little larger and added clips.
re attached with S.S. steel screws
Finished other than the interior.
Also waiting on the "Custom Cab " script to have the outside done.