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  1. Thread: 54 Chevy Flat Bed

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    Funny you should ask. When he brought it he...

    Funny you should ask. When he brought it he intended on using it but after we finished he decided to purchase another one for work and keep this one for show.
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    Since the owner of this truck lives near the shop...

    Since the owner of this truck lives near the shop he allowed us to take it to a local car show where it won a first place in the truck category.

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    Since Mike did everything but spray the...
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    The primer was block sanded and the truck is...

    The primer was block sanded and the truck is masked ready for paint. Finally!

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    We painted the cab all in one spraying session which is unusual for us because we would normally spray the...
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    Early in the job we painted the engine...

    Early in the job we painted the engine compartment so that the rebuilt engine could be installed and we could move the truck around easily. Notice that alum. foil works great for masking some things....
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    Grill was a big task.

    The grill was not only rusted but had a couple dents that needed fixing.

    You can tell by the recessed lettering and the bullet nose that we needed to be pretty careful doing the metal work.
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    I'd say we have about 250 hours in it from...

    I'd say we have about 250 hours in it from beginning to end. I'll be posting more pics shortly.
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    Holes

    There were quite a few holes in the sheet metal that needed to be repaired.


    We welded, ground, filled, prepped and primed and they came out great.

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    Patching

    We removed the lower cab corner and replaced it using the backing strip method and it came out perfect.

    We brushed Zero Rust inside the opening when we removed the metal.

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    54 Chevy Flat Bed

    This Chevy truck had a lot of surface rust that we sanded then treated with Picklex 20 then did our body work and primed.


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    After cleaning off the loose rust Zero Rust did an excellent job...
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