Old and Simple: A $200 F150.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by dorkpunch, May 7, 2011.

  1. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I really don't like the way this white paint goes on... Doesnt seem to matter how I have my gun set, it comes out in gloppy chunks. For the most part, it does flow in pretty well, but it still leaves an uneven surface. The primer out of the same gun goes on ppeerrrrfectly smooth. Don't know what the problem is...

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    Wow, one whole side "done".

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    Other side has a long ways to go.

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    Garage art, for the moment.

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  2. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    A couple of things. If your primer is not a 2-part epoxy, it's not waterproof and you'll start rusting under the primer if you let it sit. The paint will pop off later, once the rust gets going good. The other is, paint can have a shelf life. If you've been sitting on that white paint for a year, it may have gone bad.
  3. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That paint hasn't been frozen has it?
  4. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    That's white?
  5. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Its "cream"... Not "arctic white". Paint hasnt been frozen, but it has been on the shelf since last summer. I know the reducer and activator are supposed to have a very short shelf life, but I don't think thats causing the problem with the paint going on bumpy- it did that when the cans were brand new. The fresher paint is slightly darker than the stuff I shot last summer too... Hoping that it will "fade" to match? Probably not, but it's close enough for now. That door sat out all winter in primer, and I don't expect the paint to last for long for that reason. The door is pretty much shot anyways, but hopefully it will last long enough to get the rest of the truck "done" and give me some time to get one of my spare doors painted the right way. Just looked at the paint again, it actually went on pretty smooth. I think part of my problem on the hood was I wasn't pulling the trigger on the gun all the way, so the paint was "dripping" out inside the gun instead of flowing, giving me a spatter effect. Dunno... Just annoyed that it doesnt go on as smooth as the primer or the black did. :dunno
  6. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I had a guy bring me paint that he had gotten for a car that went on like that.
    He had bought it a year before and left it in an unheated shed over the winter.

    That is why I asked if it had been frozen. I don't know for sure if certain kinds of paint freeze like water, but I know that paint after it had been very cold was worthless.
  7. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Ooo... Shiny! (k, not really, but new)

    Traded this:

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    For these:

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    And 4 of these:

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    Unfortunately, the rims were the wrong bolt pattern, so the guy is going to drop of the right ones next week. Oughta make it look bit better if I ever finish painting and the motor.

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    At this rate I'll be done by April! 2027. :bluduh
  8. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time:lol3

    Keep up the good work and the updates. Eventually, I'll get jealous enough to get back started on my '64 Chevy pickup:freaky
  9. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Or... You eat so much you barf it all back up and then have no desire to ever eat elephant again... :lol3 I havent lost the desire yet, I REALLY want to see this project done. Had my boys help me move it out from the front of the garage so we can get a car in there this winter.

    Resting place till spring:

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    Think the grill looks pretty good. Rearranged the gradge today too- only took 3 years of living hear and now we can get a car in there! Made sure to leave the motor bits accessible though. I'm really hopin to get the motor on its way back together before summer... If I can scratch together enough money for the rebuild pieces I need. Maybe Santa will help with that this year. :deal
  10. lowes48

    lowes48 Been here awhile

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    Great trade with the tires and wheels! They should really make it pop when they're installed!
  11. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    The wheel fairy dropped off some rims last night! Woke up this morning and these were outside my door.

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  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Wasn't the wheel faerie! It was OBVIOUSLY the cat. You can see it all over its face!

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  13. WayFar

    WayFar Been here awhile

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    Found this thread this morning, and just now finished it. Great project! I've enjoyed it thus far. Looking forward to more progress. I may have to undertake something similar myself.
  14. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Managed to squeeze an hour in over Thanksgiving break. Not as much as I had hoped, but progress none the less. Basically just cleaned up the block- gasket surfaces and the sides so I can paint it eventually.

    Had to get this beast out of the way first...

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    Commence grinding.

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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    About time! This thread is moving at glacial speed.:ddog:rofl How's the Dodge doing?
  16. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Ummm... Its not. :D If it were, this thread would be moving even SLOWER!!! I'm hoping to pick up the pace here after the new year- My wife finishes her schooling and will be able to start subbing so we will hopefully have a little more money and time to put towards things like this... and the Dodge... and the Impala... and the pop top for the suburban... and the ST... and the YL100... Sheesh. I need to get rid of some projects. School has been keeping me hoping this tri aslo, just got finished figuring out the next project for my students.

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  17. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Air operated metronome?





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  18. Chi-Ha

    Chi-Ha soft-handed crime fighter

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    Just found this thread and subscribed :thumb
    amazing work and patience!
    as an inmate with no such skills, I am loving watching projects like yours progress.


    an for a completley unsolicited opinion, I like the look of the old steel wheels or the white 8 spoke wheels.:norton

    anyway,
    I can't wait for further updates. This thread is a lot of fun!
  19. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Test fit a new shoe...

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    Going to need some longer lugnuts.

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    Looks like they will fit fine. The stick out the back the same distance, but out the front they stick out a couple inches further. Worried now that the *new* tires are going to be way to tall and rub on the fenders, even though the other set of 33"s I had fit fine. They were, as I look back now, way more worn than a new pair of tires.
  20. ducnut

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    Not sure why. Try an OEM lug nut. If the stud ends up flush with the outer surface of the lug nut, you're good to go. That's a tapered seat design, so long as the taper angles match, you're good to go there, too.

    With basic 15X8 or 15X10 wheels, a 33" tire will fit 1/2T Fords from the 70s. You should be OK.

    I've had a '78 Bronco and '77 stepside with 15X10/33" on stock suspension and a '79 long bed with 5" lift (measured) with 15X10/38" with no rubbing.