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'69 Chevy PickUp

#1
Here's some shots of my project. I'm a weekend warrior type, and have only done a couple of vehicles so far. (And it's against the rules to notice the mess in my shop!)




Hard to believe that's two sprayable gallons of SPI epoxy! I've got several places that are going to require some filler, as this was used as a farm truck it's whole life. I'm going to paint it in pieces, with the exception of the doors. They're not coming back off once I finish adjusting on them. I only hung the fenders to be sure that the gaps would match.
 
#2
looks good so far. you work that tractor ? and we were all weekend warriors at one point. my first shop was a barn with dirt floors.
 
#4
Yes, it's a JD 50, and no I didn't paint it. My grandpa bought it last fall. It's been a parade and show tractor for the last 20 years. We've got lots of tractors that have been used and abused, though. (JD 420, 620, 140 farmall, 801 ford) Most were used before we quit growing tobacco in '05.

Getting back to the truck, I've replaced the rockers, and after blasting the cab, I can see that one cab corner will have to be replaced. Other than that, it's all the original sheetmetal.
 
#6
All the tractors had their advantages and a job to do. We used the 801 to pull the setter, and spray until the tobacco got too tall. The farmall and 620 were used to cultivate and side-dress fertilizer. Since we no longer grow tobacco (which I'm grateful we don't) the 801 has been hooked to a grader blade for driveways, the 420 has had a 4' bushhog on it, the 140 is used to run grain augers, and the 620 has set so long its probably locked up.
 
#9
Thanks for the compliments guys, and for not noticing the clutter. I really like the SPI epoxy, it seems to spray more like a base coat compared to the other epoxys I've sprayed.
 
#11
A couple things about your shop, 1 - did you edit or photoshop the pictures to hide the mess? 2 - you look a bit crowded, perhaps having me store that old 69 Camaro would help you out !

Nice looking project!

After the supply of Chevy AD's dry up the 67-72 p-cups are gonna be the sought after classics imho.
 
#12
I didn't even realize my car was in the background! I've owned this one for a little over a decade. Appears to be one enamel repaint over the original lacquer, (done by the previous owner in the early '80s). It is an original RS/Z
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If you look over the top of the boxes behind the tractor, you can see the roof of the one I did restore. It's a complete clone. Here it is the day I rolled it out of the booth:
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#13
I went to school with a guy that had a camaro just like the orange one. It started out as a RS, he painted it orange/white, and did the Z clone thing. It was a bad azz ride, with a pretty radical small block, got street raced a little back in the day. I'm not really much of a Chevy guy, but I always thought it was one of the coolest cars ever around here.
 
#15
Well, I finally have the cab, fenders, and hood to suit me. It's amazing how long it can take when you only get to work on it a few hours a week! I'm finally ready to start on the bed. After disassembling it, I learned that good ole GM didn't prime or paint it until after final assembly. So, all the places that weren't exposed didn't even get primer. Here are two pics showing the insides of one of the bedsides. This is a close up between the inner and outer bedside (You can see one of the upper trim clips sticking through):
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And this is a pic taken farther back. (Those are the lower trim clips you see)
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My best guess is that this area didn't get coated with anything, maybe some overspray, but probably left bare metal from the factory. The only thing I know to do is drill out the six million or so spot welds that hold the two panels together, blast and epoxy the insides, and re-weld the panels back together. That is, unless someone has a better idea. (Please, someone have a better idea)
 
#17
Since nobody seemed to have a better idea, I spent a few hours drilling spot welds this weekend. There are 72 holding a lwb '69 Chevrolet bedside together, just in case you're curious ;) Actually, it didn't look as bad inside as I had expected.
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#19
Leonard1;26502 said:
Since nobody seemed to have a better idea, I spent a few hours drilling spot welds this weekend. There are 72 holding a lwb '69 Chevrolet bedside together, just in case you're curious ;) Actually, it didn't look as bad inside as I had expected.
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Definitely wasn't a waste of time!

btw: I have 2 65 Mustang roofs to drill out, wanna come play? LOL.
 
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