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PostSubject: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:55 pm

Well, this truck was my grandfather's until he passed 10 years ago. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

It's been a great mud truck, great for hauling stuff, great to have a bare bones work truck that could take a beating and still run. No, we're not selling it, we're restoring it! Finally getting around to getting this thing cleaned up and lookin' sharp for car shows. It just turned the 25 year table, it's now considered an antique, therefore we're gonna psuedo-treat it like one. Here's where it is thus-far...

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What we're going to do is the same paint scheme as my '91 F250, same code gold on the bottom but chrome moldings along the side, same dark brown it already is above the moldings (Maybe add a little more thin metallic flake to it to really bring out a sweet and clean shine) plus add a nice dark brown carpet. Hopefully this won't take as long as my Mustang did! :hammer1:
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:00 pm

like i said on Facebook, gonna be a nice project. i think trucks are more fun to restore than cars imo lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Nice man... good luck with the build. My boss just bought an 85 2wd to turn into a rod.


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:13 pm

91foxbody wrote:
like i said on Facebook, gonna be a nice project. i think trucks are more fun to restore than cars imo lol

I think so too, trucks have just a cool feel to them. lol

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Nice man... good luck with the build. My boss just bought an 85 2wd to turn into a rod.

Thanks! He'll really like the truck, the 350 is mine is a great running engine and the truck has been pretty reliable. Then again, it only has 110,000 miles lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:17 pm

he bought his out of Texas, pretty much rust free. He's already wanting to do a crate motor and tranny... wants to lower it 5-6 inches.


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:46 pm

Cool truck. You know it would look really mean painted black, lifted 6 inches, with 35's. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:38 pm

Can't wait to see this one finished!
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Aaron, now that would be a sweet project truck!

David, if it had a 454 with the torque to make it happen, I'd agree but this little 350 can't turn 35's :llllol:

Alex, me too! We've always want'd to get this one cleaned up, just now getting around to it lol

Update: The passenger bedside is sanded. Need to do some patch panels for rust repairs. The usual spots for pickups, nothing major. I forgot to snap a picture though :(
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:37 pm

Update!

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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:01 pm

looking good!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 pm

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looking good!!

Thanks! Just now sprayed the hood, doors, and fenders with primer. It's going pretty smoothly!
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:52 am

BTW, if you delete you facebook account. The pictures you have put on this site, or other sites will be deleted of these sites too, becuase they are only linked here. Once your facebook account is gone, so will all the pictures in your build thread as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:14 am

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BTW, if you delete you facebook account. The pictures you have put on this site, or other sites will be deleted of these sites too, becuase they are only linked here. Once your facebook account is gone, so will all the pictures in your build thread as well.

Thanks! Good to know!
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Update!

What do you guys think of this color combo?

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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:44 am

Looks good!


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:02 am

i like that on those style trucks...
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:22 am

Thanks guys!

We're thinking about putting a Chrome molding along where the brown and gold meet, what do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:36 am

i don't know how that'd look probably okay if it's like a pinstripe piece..
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:43 pm

Update!

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Back to making progress on this! So far, all of the body is painted, bed and tailgate are the only things left that need wetsanded and buffed. Got the grille and other various trim pieces resprayed. It'll be together soon! Well...... sometime! :llooll:
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:42 pm

looks great man!


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:47 pm

Looks good buddy. I have always liked the older trucks done two-tone!


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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Thanks guys! I'll get some good pictures once it's finished. It already has a custom bench seat in it, vinyl tan sides and center with dark brown cloth where you sit. Basically, the whole theme is the dark brown with a hint of metallic flake with the gold as an accent inside and out.
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:48 pm

So, I've gotten so use to posting updates.... what do I do if it's finished? BigSmile

Pictures will come as soon as facebook's photo uploader cooperates... lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:33 am

Finally got them to work!

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Still needs buffed and undercoated but at least it has windows and isn't down to a bare frame! BigSmile
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PostSubject: Re: 1986 Chevy restoration   Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:48 am

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Not the clearest picture but we finally got it out in the daylight to see the colors. There's a hint of metallic flake in it. I'm loving it, hopefully it'll be at some car shows before too long!
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