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jnewkirk77
06-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Pictures are not yet available, because I finished up after dark, but I got bored today after finishing my chores (mowing both my yard and the neighbor's).

Let me rewind to last week and tell you first that I finally got the "new" junkyard wheelcovers painted on my truck. Satisfied with that effort, I began poking around the workshop and found some more leftover silver paint (spray cans) from the Plymouth Sundance I painted about five years ago.

Since the F-150 has silver stripes and snazzy silver wheelcovers, I decided it would look better with a silver top as well. I considered going with my take on the "Victoria" two-tone (one of two options that Ford offered in '87), but I eventually decided against it, painting only the top and drip rails. If anyone asks, I plan to tell them that there was a little-known third option, the "TOUPEE" paint scheme! :D[:o)]:D[:o)]:D

I'm kind of hopeful that the newly-non-red top will keep the interior slightly cooler. Without air conditioning, it can't hurt! ;)



Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

kurtruk
06-24-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm kind of hopeful that the newly-non-red top will keep the interior slightly cooler. Without air conditioning, it can't hurt! ;)



Hey, they paint the roofs of our school busses white out here in the HOT Central Valley for the same reason (even though the kids don't go to school in the summer[8D][?]).

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)

jnewkirk77
06-25-2008, 07:10 PM
Well, I tried to edit my first post and add pictures, but I got a 500 internal server error. Go figure.

Here's what it looks like now:

http://a634.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/29/l_4299b021adea5a42689899321f23aa71.jpg
http://a978.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_1e90b9004ab05b6596ec7dbdd94e1851.jpg

And, if I haven't shown it yet, what it looked like last September when it first came home:

http://a391.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/125/l_7fb92e482ba7f21aed1671b14ff09286.jpg

It still has a 'ways to go, but it looks a lot better than it used to. And it seems to run better, too. I attribute that to the fact that I drive it fairly regularly. The PO let it sit for weeks or months at a time, which wasn't good for it.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

Guido
06-25-2008, 09:19 PM
I did the same thing to my '92 F-350 pickup. A number of years ago I went to the store and hit a heavy thunderstorm on the way. I rode it out in the parking lot and noticed chunks of red paint going down the windshield. [:0] Once it lost enough to create a lot of surface rust I ground everything down and masked it off and shot it with grey Krylon primer. Still looks pretty good even today. Just another CASO (or would it be CAFO) trick.

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rockne10
06-25-2008, 10:06 PM
quote:shot it with grey Krylon primer.
Gary, a roller would give you better coverage. You ought to try it sometime!:D[:o)]:D[:o)]

Guido
06-25-2008, 10:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10
Gary, a roller would give you better coverage. You ought to try it sometime!:D[:o)]:D[:o)] Brad,

I did this before I knew the secrets of "Tremcladding" a vehicle. I am giving strong consideration to bringing my '48 M-16 grain truck back to the house and using some of the black and safety red I have on the shelf.

Gary

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jnewkirk77
06-26-2008, 01:57 AM
I plan to do the roller treatment to "Big Red" one of these days. It was going to happen this summer, but I had to hold off. Even though it's not expensive, it wasn't something I could do in my garage ... mainly because the garage is too small. And it wasn't something I wanted to tackle outside, because I have no shade trees to work under.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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