Project Big Red

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by laserjock, May 18, 2013.

  1. laserjock

    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    No. I thought about it but I want to be able to use it. New windshield and it should pass inspection. Older than 95 diesel is smog exempt so nothing to worry about there.
     
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  2. laserjock

    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    After a LOT of sweat...

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    Had a little issue with the 2k primer again. Then I looked at the thermometer. Yeah, I was shooting it a little warm. 2 coats and sanded it down with 400.

    3 coats of red base later...
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    Then 3 coats of clear later.

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    It's got the usual garage dirt in it but it's red and pretty shiny otherwise. Good enough.

    That's about it today. I'll roll the wall up tomorrow and get back on it.
     
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    looks good. I just got the cowl painted on mine and the hood is next. I am just using single stage paint. wet sand with 2,000 and 3,000 with a good buff job goes a long way.
     
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    Looks awesome Mike! I was driving mine around yesterday afternoon thinking about your truck and saying to myself...damn my to do list is long!
     
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    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    Yes. Bugging makes s big difference. Not sure when I'll get to that. Haven't buffed any of it yet and it needs it.
     
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    the main thing it will do is get rid of the orange peel or uneven look in the paint. also if there is a few dust specks in the paint they will go away. the red along with basecoat clear coat are a lot more forgiving. the biggest thing is doing the buffing correctly and as long as your carful with the wet sanding.

    I am self taught and don't claim to be a master at it but I have gotten good results the way I do it...
     
  7. laserjock

    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    Yep. I've never buffed base/clear. Hopefully it will all turn out decent. I'm hoping for a 10 footer at least.
     
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    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    I came home and took pics to send in for the insurance. Hopefully that gets sorted in the next couple days so I can get tags.

    In the mean time I broke down the front bumper.

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    In the process, I found this.

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    Not sure if it's mine or not. It was wedged in behind the brackets. LOL

    I painted the little piece that goes over the wiper motor. Cleaned up a few mount brackets for the AC hoses. Odds and ends.

    That was it tonight.
     
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    Appears to be a craftsman. Swap it out. Lol

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    Hmm for maximum hp gain that really should be behind the dashboard caught up in the harness. LOL
     
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    subway be nice to the admin :D

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    So, is the trucks name Ratchet now? LOL

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    Project little ratchet....LOL
     
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    laserjock Rebuilding! Supporting Member

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    My wife and son being the Star Wars fans they are lobbying for Big Red Saber. Not sure the wife thought that one through.

    LOL
     
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    may wanna get that checked out!:D

    lookin killer man!
     
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    Project 1/4"....
     
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