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'75 620 make over

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I have decided to start the painting process on my 620. By no means do I intend for the truck to be a show truck or a Sunday driver. It is a truck after all!! My plans are getting it painted, new wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes, 5spd off of a 280zx, 2.25" exhaust and change the interior a little. The truck will see some hauling and an 80mile commute to work at least once a week. I have decided to paint the truck an off white with about 4 coats of clear. Here are some pics...:huh: ahhhh wait...how do you post pics straight from my hard drive??

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no really we cant wait, what the hell is taking so long :P

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Skunk, thanks a bunch for showing me how to post pics! Here they are:

Preping up the truck to take what is necessary to paint the truck. While I would dismantle the truck my brother would fill in the holes on the truck.
 

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Are you really using the door handle as your welder ground? :blink:

 

 

LOL no...just kinda left it hanging there for the picture.

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Holes that needed to be filled.
 

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The front of the truck before removing anything.

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A shot of the interior. I will remove those seats and use them for my track days on my 510. I plan on installing 2009 GMC truck seats instead.
 

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The previous owner oviously liked silver. Everything is silver! I will have to either remove the paint or spray over it.

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Door panels, squeegees and handels removed. Doors, hood, bed and fenders will be removed to paint them seperately.


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Fenders removed.

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These fenders are new after market. I obtained them from the previous owner. They will be sanded down as well.

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:DThe truck at the state of the art body shop. tongue.gif

 

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I have a new rear glass gasket to replace the old, cracked one.
 

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Some of the small pieces that have been painted. The rest will be painted in a booth.
 

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These are the mirrors I am planning on installing...just not too sure about them anymore.:unsure:

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Here are the brake calipers

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The wheels I plan on using. They are 16x7

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Wheel win. Welding...well, kind of reminds me of this guy

 

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:lol: I hope the glass in those goggles isn't like the ones from home depot that is only meant for torch stuff :P

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Those were the rims I initially wanted for my truck. I want to see them on. So get to it boy!

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Thanks for the pic's! Nice truck! Love the interior work w/center console and spoiler! Your start is better than my finish! LOL This is what i get for not finishing high school or auto body class!! LOL

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What is the brand of that front spoiler?!

WHERE IS IT FROM!? Love the wheels get them on man. Your getting me motivated to work on mine! :D

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What is the brand of that front spoiler?!

WHERE IS IT FROM!? Love the wheels get them on man. Your getting me motivated to work on mine! :D

 

 

Not sure the brand of the spoiler. It came with the truck when I bought it. This guy in the forum is also selling fiberglass parts. Check him out.

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/4449-620-fiberglass-parts-new/

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Wheel win. Welding...well, kind of reminds me of this guy

 

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:lol: I hope the glass in those goggles isn't like the ones from home depot that is only meant for torch stuff :P

 

 

Haha, no actually the glass is from a welding helmet that broke earlier in the week.

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Well, there has been some ground gained. The guy doing the work said we might be able to paint on Tuesday. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

 

So more work on the doors. There was a lot of bondo on the doors from the prior work done god knows when. This time the work is being done right... I think. :unsure:

 

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The bed is looking real good. Damn thing is straight!! A lot of hours have gone into the bed. The body guy is taking his time to make sure it is done well.

 

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The tail gait getting some attention.

 

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Glass taken off of the truck. Thanks to all the great and knowledgeable guys in the forum for giving us insight on how to remove the front windshield without destroying the new gasket. One local windshield shop made it sound like it was an impossible feat.

 

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