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Old 05-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #46
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I worked on trucks in the 70's and 80's . We ran a fleet of bobtails with 300 's . In 72 they came with a carter YF carb , they were good but the 68's all had a holly carb and would blow the doors off the YF's . We never failed to get a 100, 000 miles from any of them until stupid truck drivers started taking over the industry in the late 70's . By then I had moved on to something better any way .The only thing better than fords 300 is a gm 292 , that was a torque monster . And by all means replace the starter ring , surface the flywheel and buy a new clutch plate and disc .They are cheaper than reman's these days and much better and dont buy from an oil change store , find a professional truck parts store to deal with . You will be much happier with the results . SEYA
Great advice and I concur. ESPECIALLY the part about buying from a truck parts store and buying new as opposed to reman at least on the clutch plate, throw out bearing and such. I helped my buddy who had the 300 six in his bronco do his clutch TWICE in two days because he bought reman parts and neglected to do the throw out bearing because it had recently been replaced but I told him to replace it again.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:20 PM   #47
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Dont know if this can really be considred progress on the truck, but I used my HVLP gun for the first time ever tonight... Came out so-so. Not really impressed with my work, but impressed with the potential of the gun. I suck at mixing paint, but I'm pretty good at making messes. Once I got the gun sorta figured out, I put a coat of self etching primer on the toolbox thats going in the truck.



Like I said, so-so. Got some thin spots and some thicker spots, but no orange peel, runs, or blushing, and it took about a tenth of the time it would have taken with my normal weapon of choice: the rattle can. Not looking forward to all the sanding...
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #48
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Another sucker begins a rebuild thread, I mean, you're beginning a life-enriching experience. I survived mine and I'm glad I did it. Have fun.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #49
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tell me about it... I've wanted to try my hand at painting for a while now, and this is a good excuse. I've actually been doing pretty good at getting projects done lately, so here's to hopin that continues...

Got home from school and it was an INCREDIBLE afternoon. Wife was workin on homework so I kicked myself and the boys outside. Mowed the lawn and then started sanding. Ug. I'm gonna need more sandpaper. And probably another sander by the time I'm done.

Forgot to take a pic of the side I was workin on before I started, so here's the other side... LOTS of teensy little rust bubbles.






After gobs of sanding done. Started with 60 grit. Went through 5 wheels of that getting all the rust spots, then a wheel of 100, 150, and 220. Hey, its what I had. (I've got no idea what I'm doing here, so feel free to chime in with the hints... )





Went to Arby's with the fam for some free sandwiches () and hurried a coat of primer on before it got too dark. This primer goes on so nice I'm tempted to just leave it at that!





Those pics were the first coat, next pic is after the second. It was dark and the flash on my camera sucks, so I'll try and get a better pic tomorrow.



Yup. That teensy bit took me probably 4 hours. LOTS of work ahead of me.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:46 PM   #50
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Try to avoid going to bare metal unnecessarily. Also, you'll want to pull the grill off and prime/paint the edge of the panel. Oh, and don't ever stop with just primer. Primer generally isn't impermeable, so moisture will pass right through it and start rusting the panel, especially if you've taken it down to bare metal.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:19 PM   #51
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I wanted to paint my F100 too. I ended up taking an evening body shop class at the local vo-tech. For the small price of tuition (around $100) and the price of paint, I had a brand new paint job. I had somebody looking over my shoulder the whole time, pointing me in the right direction, since I had no idea what I was doing at first. Bonus was that the teacher helped spray, so it didn't look like waxed poo.

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:42 PM   #52
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I am REALLY not a Ford guy. At all.

But I am REALLY digging this build.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:13 AM   #53
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Try to avoid going to bare metal unnecessarily. Also, you'll want to pull the grill off and prime/paint the edge of the panel. Oh, and don't ever stop with just primer. Primer generally isn't impermeable, so moisture will pass right through it and start rusting the panel, especially if you've taken it down to bare metal.
What he said. Are you clear on your goals for the body? What level of finish are you after? If "good enough" is good enough you can save yourself tons of work by sanding just enough to provide a grippy base for primer and such. If you're after better rust protection you'll need to remove more chrome and the grille. I see a can of PB blaster in your future.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:15 AM   #54
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I'm not expecting a super good finish, this being my first paint job. I mainly wanted to get rid of all of the rust spots so the paint wont just bubble up and make the rust worse. I'm using a self-etching primer if that makes any difference?

I am planning on taking the chrome/trim/lights/etc off and masking it, but for now as I have time I plan on doing just the bits I can do in a couple of hours. When school's out (TWO MORE WEEKS!!!) I'll get serious with the painting. Hoping to have the motor ready to go back in by then...
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #55
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Not much visible progress today... Got the right side door stripped down, the front bumper off, and most of the grill apart. Got 4 more bolts and the grill will be out. Bumper was a pain- busted one bolt off, ground another off, and had to use a big 'ole cheater to get the other two.



Any idea what the little sled is? Drug it out of a junkyard... Thats what I get for takin my son with me...

Good news- may have found a light duty service bed for it!

Also went to the junkyard and found a pretty nice seat that even matches my "custom" carpet.

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Old 05-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #56
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This is a fantastic project, keep up the GREAT work!

I was just out in the garage trying to put together my quick change gear box on my South Bend Heavy 10 Lathe that I am restoring. Of course I did not take enough tear down pics, now I have to figure out how a gear is placed before I can move on...
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #57
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That sled looks like an old snowmobile.

Otherwise... Lookin good!

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #58
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That sled...darn it has been a long time. Single ski? I think it was made by Sno-Jet.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:16 PM   #59
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Figured it out, its a Super Savage Mini.







info here: http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/PP6849.html
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:28 PM   #60
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Figured it out, its a Super Savage Mini.



info here: http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/PP6849.html
that would be bitchin to find somebody trade the savage for parts or labor on the ford. couldn't find a similar one on ebay though..
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