How to: Paint your classic truck.

Posted: April 28, 2013 in Diamond T truck, Tin Can Tourists, travel
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DSC04498 (1024x768)This is depressing to me too, but I’m trying to stay positive about it.  The truck is in primer, including the mangled front fender.  Hopefully by the end of tomorrow, I’ll have all the primer blocked out, and everything ready for color.  Or, blocked out and ready for another several coats of primer.

I found some spots today on the front fender that weren’t up to snuff, and took care of those.  It hurt to sand the passenger door down fix the (tiny) ding where the wood stove handle hit it, but I did it.  The back of the cab had a  flaw that bugged me, and I’d put a deep scratch in the paint installing the rear window, so that got repaired as well.  The tailgate has some sanding scratches, and there’s a little work that should be done on the hood, but those things can wait until I have more time.  I REALLY want to get it done to go to the TCT event the end of May, and the little stuff can wait until after that.

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I have lot’s of block sanding and prep to do before it’s ready for color, and I doubt I’ll get it all sanded and polished, but I at least want to get the crash repair done, and MOSTLY in color before we head out.  Right after that I’m having my shoulder injury repaired and I’ll be out of commission for a time, but the important stuff I want to get done before that.

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We’d planned on going to the Michigan Modernism Expo tomorrow, but I’m going to have to beg off, stay home and work on the truck.   There are LOTS of things I’d rather be doing right now, but this is taking top priority.  No word yet from Hagerty on the exact amount they’re going to allow for the repair, and not surprisingly,  no response from Lokar, who’s shifter and faulty neutral safety switch caused all this mess.  Oh well, I’m going to soldier on and get it done and worry about the insurance settlement later.

  1. Debbie says:

    When I saw the pics, I thought of the TV show MASH with bandages everywhere. You will get through this and it will be amazing. Thanks for sharing. PS Sorry about your shoulder injury. You and your truck are both feeling the pain, but all will be well in the end.

  2. Kevin Bowen says:

    Sorry for your hard times. The tail pipes looked good.Need to have a video with sound so we can hear it .

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