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PButler96

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Posted: 06/30/22 01:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's awesome, just remember that "full size" trucks of 10-15 years ago were not the behemoths of "full size" trucks today, or something like that, or 36 years ago even.

Unnecessarily big trucks at unnecessarily high prices, for the paint and other supplies. Just bought a qt of red, BC/CC, for a truck cap and about pooped my pants.


time2roll wrote:

A bit lifted for towing but great for around town or a trek through the weeds [emoticon]


Which is why you can buy drop ball mounts. The trailer does not care how much lift the truck has.

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Grit dog wrote:

Finally about done with repainting the ole 86 K20.
First time it's seen daylight in about 18 months.
Got interior to finish re-assembling (new seat, dash, carpet) and all the trim n stuff left to doo.
Mechanically it's ready to roll. Although I do want to re-pack the front bearings. God knows how long that's been...
Hoping to get it road worthy before our boy's 16th Bday next month! It's "his" truck and he's put some good hours into it as well.
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That is one good looking truck and one heck of a Birthday day present!
Congrats to all! [emoticon]

Mike


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time2roll wrote:

A bit lifted for towing but great for around town or a trek through the weeds [emoticon]


I sometimes wonder how many people who talk down about towing with a lifted truck actually ever have towed with a lifted truck….


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rjstractor wrote:

Nice to see a kid willing to learn and put the work in and dad that can show him how it's done! The kid across the street from me, think he just finished high school, put a 24V Cummins in an '05 F350, did about 95% of the wrench turning himself and did a beautiful job. Wonderful to see that there are still young gearheads in the world!


Ya, I wish he was “more” interested than he is. He’s not a “gear head”, but has put in some work and learned a few things. I try to explain to both kids, the vast amount of money to be saved if they are capable of fixing their own _____ (fill in the blank, house, cars, whatever).

I was, as a kid, but not everyone is, as much as I value that skill set. But they’re learning. Still just kids.
Kudos to the neighbor boy. Even better that he made a Fummins!!

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PButler96 wrote:

That's awesome, just remember that "full size" trucks of 10-15 years ago were not the behemoths of "full size" trucks today, or something like that, or 36 years ago even.

Unnecessarily big trucks at unnecessarily high prices, for the paint and other supplies. Just bought a qt of red, BC/CC, for a truck cap and about pooped my pants.


time2roll wrote:

A bit lifted for towing but great for around town or a trek through the weeds [emoticon]


Which is why you can buy drop ball mounts. The trailer does not care how much lift the truck has.


Lol, right? I thought about those weird comments in the other thread too!
Yeah, truck don’t care. She’s stable as a billy goat. It’s too old and inefficient to make long trips (and the 320hp or so out of the vortec 454 lacks punch and guzzles gas compared to the diesel) but it pulls our 6klb boat on the freeway at speed no problem.
Doesn’t have the suspension to pull the toyhauler or the power to not be the last guy up the hill by 2022 standards, but have zero doubt it would drive straight down the road 1 hand on the wheel with the toyhauler too.
Paint prices are horrible. And red is always the most expensive. I bought a half pint of maroon metallic single stage, pre covid, for a project on the older boys car. PPG low end jobber paint. Was $60!

Fwiw, if you do any more painting, look into Tamco paint. I’m impressed with it on this truck.
It’s virtually mail order only but super high quality. I pulled a 30% off deal 2 Black Friday’s ago when I bought the materials for this truck but was only a shade over $1000 for everything including 2 gal primer, 1 gal chassis black, 1 gal primary base coat (1:1 so 2 gal sprayable), 1 qt secondary base, 2 gallons of clear (3gal sprayable) and all the reducer and activators and prep solvent.
And their service is exemplary.

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Looks good! You can barely even see the brush strokes [emoticon]


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Grit dog wrote:

specta wrote:

That's awesome!! Looks GREAT!


Your truck is next buddy!
You're already turning that thing into a museum piece of art. Time to bust out the hammers, sanding blocks, bondooo and paint gun!


Thank you very much but I'm not too sure that it will ever see new paint.


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Regular cab. The best looking trucks.


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specta wrote:



Thank you very much but I'm not too sure that it will ever see new paint.


I know...just ribbing you. It's such a cool truck!

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Krusty wrote:

Looks good! You can barely even see the brush strokes [emoticon]


There's a reason I didn't take close ups! LOL

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Krusty wrote:

Looks good! You can barely even see the brush strokes [emoticon]


I painted an old car for an elderly relative, using donated auto paint, applied mostly with a roller, and a brush where needed. Painted it outside, with a light breeze! She actually got a lot of compliments on the new paint job. It looked better than you are thinking! [emoticon] Tells you how bad that flaked peeling paint was to begin with!

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