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    Well, the first 2 years after I had it done I...

    Well, the first 2 years after I had it done I didn't go to any judged shows. I just went to an occasional cruise in or drove it. I was working loads of Overtime on weekends. People kept telling me I...
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    A normal clean on top and under will be around 2...

    A normal clean on top and under will be around 2 hrs. One other thing that blows people away is the fact that I have never waxed it. I never hosed it for a wash either. It's always a small cotton 3"...
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    Those 2 pics are from the last 2 weekends. One...

    Those 2 pics are from the last 2 weekends. One was in Dublin, Ohio and the other in Cambridge City, Indiana. It hasn't been on a trailer in 3 years now. Drove over 3000 miles last year and have 1500...
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    Friend of mine emailed me a couple pics and said,...

    Friend of mine emailed me a couple pics and said, You know you did a decent paint job when you can see your neighbor's car even though it's out of frame. LOL
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    I really had no idea I would get any of the...

    I really had no idea I would get any of the specials. I would have been happy just to place in the class. Once they judged, I thought I may be in the running for something as they kept coming back. I...
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    Thanks Henry, Don is a great guy. A true car guy...

    Thanks Henry, Don is a great guy. A true car guy as he doesn't ask for anything for doing the 1 on 1 videos. He even gives you a DVD copy to keep. He doesn't even make anything from the Youtube...
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    Another local guy wanted to do a video feature so...

    Another local guy wanted to do a video feature so here it is. He is very good about piecing them together and he used to work freelance for car magazines in the 70's and 80's. He does it so people...
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    The tires are the same ones and they are showing...

    The tires are the same ones and they are showing some wear. I have about 9000 miles on the truck now. I did the Dayton, Ohio Concours d'Elegance today and came home with Best of Class. The truck has...
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    Here is the link to the Picture page and build....

    Here is the link to the Picture page and build. You may have to scroll down a ways to see those albums as I have a lot of pics of other stuff on there.

    http://imageevent.com/kevininohio?n=0
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    Henry, Thought you might like to see this....

    Henry,
    Thought you might like to see this. Drove to a Show in Rising Sun, Indiana which is about 100 miles for me and a guy wanted to do a video feature of it. We drove along the Ohio river and the...
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    Thanks Henry. I received loads of great info from...

    Thanks Henry. I received loads of great info from this site and help from Len. To the OP, I bought a Devilbiss Plus gun from Len and that is what my truck was painted with. This first time using it....
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    Thanks Len. I'll tell him your advice or have him...

    Thanks Len. I'll tell him your advice or have him look. I told him what a treasure trove of info this site is so hopefully he'll join in. It was a great source of help for me when I did mine....
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    Thanks for your replies. The hood opens from the...

    Thanks for your replies. The hood opens from the front like a traditional vehicle but the hood was stamped in 2 halves. This leaves the seam running down the middle which he want to be smooth. To...
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    Anyone ever use "lab metal"?

    Have a friend who is starting on a 1941 International panel van. He's a newbie like me and wants to fill the hood seam as it run the full length down the center. He asked me about Lab Metal that...
  15. I'll throw this out as well. I made up a...

    I'll throw this out as well. I made up a woodsplitter and when finished I disassembled and sandblasted it. Sprayed it with tractor paint from the local TSC farm store and added their hardener. Dried...
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    All I have is the block. I got it as a spare for...

    All I have is the block. I got it as a spare for my '57.
  17. I bought a Hobby Air system from here and am very...

    I bought a Hobby Air system from here and am very happy with it. It has a pretty large field of view and I wear glasses while spraying. Face stays cool but wearing a full suit, I can't say that for...
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    Just a block or the whole motor? I have a block...

    Just a block or the whole motor? I have a block with that casting number but not sure of the date. Location?
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    Personally with the cost and the amount of labor...

    Personally with the cost and the amount of labor you put into a paint job, I wouldn't start trying to reformulate a company's product. If your having problems spraying as stated, get a gun or tip...
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    Its 73840 Viper Red

    Its 73840 Viper Red
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    I do not claim to be an expert. If your epoxy was...

    I do not claim to be an expert. If your epoxy was so thin to see through, I can understand why you did it. It's just there to protect/seal the base metal and give the sandable primer something to...
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    PPG told me their "flexible" epoxy primer is to...

    PPG told me their "flexible" epoxy primer is to just double the amount of reducer. It says that in the sheets as well which surprised me. No idea on your durability but my guess would be your fine.
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    Not speaking for Len but with PPG, they recommend...

    Not speaking for Len but with PPG, they recommend a sealer primer before putting top coat on. I used 1 coat of Epoxy Primer with no sand. They say an hour wait but it was basically as fast as you...
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    I've had all kinds of people be in shock that...

    I've had all kinds of people be in shock that this paint was not done in a professional shop. I owe a lot of credit to this forum and you Len for answering my dumb questions while I was learning....
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    I used Slick Sand for the first time when I was...

    I used Slick Sand for the first time when I was doing my truck and would do it again in a heartbeat. Recommended by Len so I tried it. Stuff dries fast and hard and sand/levels like a dream. I used...
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    Working the day job! 10 hrs 7 days. Still doing...

    Working the day job! 10 hrs 7 days. Still doing projects and home stuff as I can. Did a fancy conveyor last winter to get my fix. It's in the photo album. 2 other trucks are here waiting and calling...
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    Thanks guys, it was a labor of love. I started...

    Thanks guys, it was a labor of love. I started taking it to shows this year and getting/seeing people's reactions was nice. Met a lot of people and made a bunch of new friends.
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    I've always taken the approached not to get stuck...

    I've always taken the approached not to get stuck in your ways so much that you're not willing to learn things that may make a better end product or make it easier to get there. I have noticed at car...
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    Lots of great advice here. I did paint mine in...

    Lots of great advice here. I did paint mine in pieces and did it in 3 different sessions. I did NOT use a metallic paint though, just base clear. I was VERY particular as they said with waiting till...
  30. This will not answer your question but I found it...

    This will not answer your question but I found it a lot easier to do it this way. Again, it depends on how far you are going but for a seamless finish this worked for me.


    Measured and made up a...
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    Cut and opened the needle seat with a carbide,...

    Cut and opened the needle seat with a carbide, then spun ground the needle. HF has since changed the guns so I don't know if it still can be done that way. It was a $20.00 experiment that worked ;)
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    I used Slick Sand for the first time after seeing...

    I used Slick Sand for the first time after seeing it here and REALLY like it. Sands WAY easier and you get a nice thin coat to smooth out all those small imperfections that would be a pain to find...
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    Thanks guys,means a lot to me. Spent some time...

    Thanks guys,means a lot to me. Spent some time cleaning it up today and took some more pics. I'm doing a stocker next.

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    http://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/interior/...

    http://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/interior/websize/MVC-020S.JPG

    http://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/interior/websize/MVC-019S.JPG
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    Interior done

    Got it back from the interior shop yesterday. Hard to let your "baby" in the hands of someone else and waiting this long but I'm happy with the results. When trying to find someone I went to local...
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    I'm still here ;) Truck is at the interior shop...

    I'm still here ;) Truck is at the interior shop at the moment as it's the only thing I didn't want to tackle myself. Should be done in a couple weeks and I'll post some pics of it, COMPLETED! it's...
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    Thanks Henry. Yeah, that's my ugly mug sitting...

    Thanks Henry.
    Yeah, that's my ugly mug sitting down behind it, I'd have got out of the way if I'd known he was taking pics.

    I painted my V8 S-15 4x4 with acrylic enamel but it didn't need any...
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    Was asked to post these for all to see. Went to a...

    Was asked to post these for all to see. Went to a cruise in and a guy snapped some pics.

    http://www.countrycruiser.com/2012/gtown/606.jpg
    http://www.countrycruiser.com/2012/gtown/608.jpg...
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    It's retired military. It's served it's time. ;)

    It's retired military. It's served it's time. ;)
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    I got some very surprising results using epoxy...

    I got some very surprising results using epoxy primer with no sand , straight to top coat. I did this on my springs first as I didn't want a bunch of layers on them and it worked so well I did it on...
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    For Red I'm partial to Viper red. PPG # 73840 ...

    For Red I'm partial to Viper red. PPG # 73840

    I used it on my personal project and it IMO it's my favorite. Base/clear here with 3 coats of clear.
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    I appreciate that comment along with the others...

    I appreciate that comment along with the others very much. It means a lot to me, being a non pro, to have guys who do it for a living appreciating what was involved. You guys know what it takes and I...
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    Thanks for the kind words. It tends to draw...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    It tends to draw a crowd at cruise ins and most have never seen one of these.

    http://photos.imageevent.com/kevininohio/finishedtruck/websize/MVC-002S.JPG
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    Kerosene is what I normally use. I had a friend...

    Kerosene is what I normally use. I had a friend who worked at Ziebart when I was in high school. Kerosene is what they put in the little blue bottles and gave to customers to wipe off the stuff they...
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    How are you planning on removing the paint?...

    How are you planning on removing the paint? Personally I'd get the flat areas bare with either coarse sandpaper or a fiber disc. On the nooks and crannies, for the best adhesion, I'd sandblast those...
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    I'd say it's some of both. I've always loved...

    I'd say it's some of both. I've always loved these trucks and I'm a little nuts too ;)

    I work as a machinist full time with loads of overtime. A normal day I'd get 4 hrs in on it but 6 days...
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    Most people that see it just think all the...

    Most people that see it just think all the original parts were chromed, they weren't ;) Thanks for the kind words, this one is a keeper! Kevin
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    1941 Dodge WC40 Military 4X4

    This was a very long term project for me and first Base/clear and cut and buff I've ever done. Over 13 years and around 3000 hours and it's all done other than the interior which I am letting someone...
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    Henry, Thanks for the kind words and yes, it...

    Henry,
    Thanks for the kind words and yes, it will be an agreed value policy ;) Waiting for the interior to get done till they send their "approved" appraiser. It is on a temp agreed policy now. It...
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    Finished putting my truck together

    Thanks to Len and Robert and a lot of you on here. I scanned through a lot of old posts here and learned a lot while doing this project. This was my first base/clear paint as I had only done acrylic...
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