Lakeroadsters' Build Thread: '65 SWB Step

Discussion in '1960-1966' started by Lakeroadster, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. markeb01

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    Looks great John. Nice to see the paint project moving forward again.
     
  2. azbagger

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    Great looking "patina"

    John,

    Did I miss something or did you use Rustoleum Orange Enamel (rattle can) for the top coat? I went back through several pages, and the only reference to the orange color seemed to be a rattle can.

    Very much appreciate your efforts in documenting the process for the rest of us. Great job. :D

    Azbagger
     
  3. 64shortbed

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    Cant wait to see pics after you get it sanded! Sure it will look great. Keep us up dated!
     
  4. Lakeroadster

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    Thanks for the accolades ya'll...

    Yep, It's Rustoleum Orange Enamel in a rattle can. Bought it at Walmart, the UPC Code lists it as "214084 Orange"and "20066 13182".

    When I painted the bed I sprayed it with rattle cans, but it made such a mess that I now spray the paint into a paint roller tray and then roll it on.

    I couldn't find it at any of the local stores in a non-aerosol can, and even if I could have I was worried about color matching.

    Once you pick a horse it's best not to try to change to another one in the middle of a stream!

    The color reminds me of Hugger Orange from back in the late 1960's...
     
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  5. vwnate1

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    Fake Patina !

    Wow ;

    I'm amazed at how much good works you've put into this job .

    Kudos although being a poor Farm Boy , I hate " patina ' with a passion as I worked diligently to get away from it all my life... :rolleyes: .

    I only wish I could have you repaint some of my raggedy oldies , I know they'd look terrific .
     
  6. Lakeroadster

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    Faux Patina Post #17, 06-28-2012

    Thanks Nate!

    Removed the tape and paper off the grill surround today. Getting excited, looks better than I had envisioned. Painting the lower part of the surround really gives it that ole gasser look, at least IMHO.

    Up next.. color sanding and deglossing the new orange paint.

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  7. vwnate1

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    The BIG Question

    Is :

    Will you admit to having done all this fine works or lie like a rug and tell them it's some old man's truck you found hidden in a garage so it's weatherbeaten but NO RUST anywhere :p .

    If this thing shows up where the kiddies & poseures hang out , they'll cream their jeans over it .
     
  8. Lakeroadster

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    Oh, it's got rust... and bondo.... and it wears it all proudly as a 47 year old rolling piece of Americana.

    And if it ends up where "kiddies a poseures hang out" I'll need your help.. 'cause that means it's been stolen!

    And the reality is it truly is "some old mans truck", its mine! :D As an official "old fart" (over 50) what you see is what you get.

    07-01-2012 Update:

    The new paint see's the light of day.... pulled the truck out of the shop to change the oil on my daily driver. If the insane heat ever lets up I can do the color sanding...

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  9. vwnate1

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    Very Good !

    Sorry , I was felling a bit old & grumpy the other day , I invoke " O.P.P. " in my defense :D .

    I'm sad to admit that I'm just an old man too but I still love and drive & WORK my GM truck ! .

    if i wanted a Show Rig , maybe I'd buy some Brand 'F' junk or a Toyletta :p .

    An Old Man and His Truck ~ it's a beautiful thing .
     
  10. Lakeroadster

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    And we are in good company...
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  11. vwnate1

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    Well Yeah But ,

    Clint there , is a handsome hunk and me , I'm just another old gray haired fat guy :rolleyes: .

    Lucky for me , my dogs are too stupid to know any better and SWMBO , well , I'm *very* lucky there so I try to keep my mouth shut :p .
     
  12. Lakeroadster

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    Faux Patina Post #18, 07-06-2012

    Finally got a bit of a cool down weather wise here in Colorado so I color sanded & deglossed the cab and doghouse. Next up.. re-assembly which is sure to be a rewarding time.

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  13. Lakeroadster

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    Faux Patina Post #19, 07-08-2012

    Installed the cowl, cowl extensions, pipe bumper, grille and hood louvers.

    And here we have the finished product....

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  14. azbagger

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    Your finished product...

    Sweet! :D


    Azbagger
     
  15. vwnate1

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    Wow

    That's an amazing amount of hard to to create a worn out old truck look :p .
     
  16. JW 54

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  17. Lakeroadster

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    Not familiar with the term "hard to to", sounds like something a ballerina would wear? :D :eek:

    It's not hard work if it is something you enjoy doing... :p
     
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  18. vwnate1

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    Oops ~

    I guess my Publik Skool Edukashiun is showing a bit , huh ? :rolleyes: .

    I see you were able to figure it out anyways .

    You are correct , I'd spin wrenches for FREE , I don't have the choice , it is what I do .

    My mind boggles at your abilities , I wish I had them or could afford to have this detail of works done to my truck , I'd want it shiny and nice of course but not fancy , just more or less like new again (plus of course my personal touches) so I can keep on working it until I die...
     
  19. LostMy65

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    What you've been doing with you're truck has been leaning me to something similar to these:
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    I hope to accomplish it with a little different method.
    I already have all I need for SPI grey epoxy primer.
    I'll take a part down and get it some coats of epoxy on it.
    Then make any necessary repairs.
    Get a few more good coats of grey epoxy, and then two or three of black epoxy.

    Now the truck is preserved and protected.

    Then I'm going to put good ol' enamel - (blue) - quickly over the whole truck.
    I'm not really going to concern myself too much with this coat, because I want it to feel free to wear off wherever it wants.

    I don't know..
    Maybe I'll go a different direction when I get to that point. :D

    I do know that first truck is my ideal.
     
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  20. LostMy65

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    kodachrome :)
     

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