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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwheels View Post
    I love those cut outs on the side panels, I want to do a similar thing on my project. I was thinking one big cut out and then some kind of mesh behind it. What are you using behind the cut outs? is that just expanded steel? What kind of finish for them? chrome?
    It is aluminum mesh from Custom car grills

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    Chris is doing final sanding on primer sealer now. Cab, doors, hood, radiator shell and hood sides to get color on Sunday or Monday. Bed next week.

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    Body/paint work looks fantastic so far. Its an art to get that level of perfection and is not something anyone can do. I agree on the ends of the rear sides. Kinda bugged me seeing the open holes at the end of the panels! Ive done more than a few years in body & paint shops so can appreciate all the blood sweat & tears that goes into it. Cant wait to see some color. I was originally looking at the 33 and was thinking about the same thing. Some shade of burnt orange with pearl. Think I'm gonna go with some old school solids and do a bunch of body mods but that candy orange truck should look bad to the bone when done! Keep the dialog going Seems like everyone else kinda fell off the radar

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    Cleaned up all the dust. Cab is heading into paint booth. Chris kept the interior clean.

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    Awesome Tom !

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    Chris getting whole front end ready for paint. Underside of hood already painted satin black.

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    Chris sprayed sealer on the cab and front stuff last night. He will spray color today.

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    In case someone wants to know how Chris does show winning paint for me here is a glimpse of all that goes into one. First 4 coats of red crystal, 2 coats of crystalline flake mixed with clear base coat, 4 coats of cinnamon candy, then 4 coats of clear. Whew!! Then 40 hours of sanding and buffing. First photo is red crystal base coat, second is cinnamon candy. I spoke wrong before the end color is a cinnamon red. The PPG called for a brick red base coat but Chris used the red crystal for a much brighter color in the sun. These photos do not do the end result any justice. When it is the sun the spray out test paper was awesome. I can't wait till it is all done.

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    Lookin awesome! Cant wait to see it buffed with the sun shining on it

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    Here is a photo of the dash and cab after clear. It does have some orange look to it even though the color is cinnamon.
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    I could not stand it I had to go over to Huegenics to see the paint in person. It is amazing how it looks dark red out of sunlight and orange in sunlight. Not even sanded and buffed yet. I took the small front side piece home to show my wife Marsha.

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    awesome paint!

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    What a great color. Assume Marsha liked it?
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    Looks gorgeous, a fairly unique colour quite suited for the truck IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mburger View Post
    What a great color. Assume Marsha liked it?
    That is a big yes!

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    Beautiful!

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    Tom that paint turned out great and looks so sharp and not even buffed yet. I bet it will really look good when the truck is back together and it is parked in the sun. You will want to look at it all day long.

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    Beautiful job! Looks like glass
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    Here is a pic of the cab outside in the sun. Bed getting painted this weekend. Hope to have cab and front done and out to window shop by next Thursday.

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    Cab and front parts all sanded and buffed out. Looks fantastic, IMO. Bed is primed and sealed. Color goes on tomorrow. We will start to reassemble cab and front starting Monday.

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    Tom-

    What a terrific color you picked, and Chris put down! It is going to look amazing on that truck! You have another awesome build nearing completion Tom!

    I always enjoy reading your build threads, and watching how quickly you get these builds done. Fast, with great quality and attention to detail! This one is another winner!

    I can't wait to see her all wrapped up.

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    Today I installed dash and Chris is working on wet sanding and buffing the doors, hood and cab. Here is a pic of dash installed and door all buffed out.

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    We were able to install doors, side windows, side mirrors and door panels. Bed is all painted waiting on wet sand and buff. Taking tomorrow off to help Chris with his new shop. Back at the truck on Friday.

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    Today Chris and I mounted the radiator shell, headlights and hood. I installed the mesh in the side panels and painted the inside of them with truck bed liner. I then took the truck home to do some detail work and will have Mauldin's Auto Glass install the front and rear windows on Monday. The bed should be wet sanded and buffed out by Tuesday and we will finish up the truck on Wednesday and Thursday at my shop. Big car show on Saturday. Lots to do in a short time. Take note of how we mounted headlights. They float in the shell and bolt right to the brackets.

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    Chris working on bed wet sanding and buffing. Look at color shift from light angle changing.

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    Took the truck in this Morning to Mauldin's Auto Glass . Jerry and his employees did a great as usual job with the front and rear windows. In the photo I am in the orange shirt and Jerry in the white. Marsha my wife took some photos while we loaded it in my FFR trailer. Cool billboard on the way home. Door seals worked out nice, IMO. We will be working hard next few days to finish it up for Saturday's car show. Then title, tag and insure it next.

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    Tom the truck looks great and I know you are glade it is about done so you can enjoy it. You should do very good at the car show this weekend by the way where is the car show. Hope you enjoy your truck very much and great job now I look to see what else you will get into.

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    Hi Tom as I told you before I love your truck. I am trying to get ready to build a 33 just waiting on the doctor to let me go. On the 33 what is the difference in the 9 " ford rear instead of using the 8.8 Rear end. I have found a good price on the 9" rear complete with disk breaks ready to put in. Thank you Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturigus83 View Post
    Tom the truck looks great and I know you are glade it is about done so you can enjoy it. You should do very good at the car show this weekend by the way where is the car show. Hope you enjoy your truck very much and great job now I look to see what else you will get into.
    The show is at the Santa Fe College on 39th Ave. in Gainesville, FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturigus83 View Post
    Hi Tom as I told you before I love your truck. I am trying to get ready to build a 33 just waiting on the doctor to let me go. On the 33 what is the difference in the 9 " ford rear instead of using the 8.8 Rear end. I have found a good price on the 9" rear complete with disk breaks ready to put in. Thank you Tom
    The 9" ford rear end would have to be modified to fit the frame. The frames are made for the 8.8 or the 2015 IRS. doing a 9" would be a lot of work, IMO. These cars are so light the 8.8 is plenty strong for them. Getting a 9" fox body rear is more money, IMO.

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    Today Chris, Scooter, Marsha and I worked on the truck for 7 hours. We are about 85% done. Still more to do tomorrow but looking good so far. Bed is done. Sides are done and interior about 90% done. Here is a few photos. Chris's dog Turbo like the truck also, LOL.

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    Tom the truck looks very good very nice job on it. I want a 33 so bad but after they came out with the truck now I want one of them but I have to do the 33 first I just hope it comes out half as good as yours did like I said very nice job. About the 9" rear I could get one at a good price complete with dick breaks I just didn't know who much work would have to be done to make it fit and with your knowledge of the 33 I knew you would know so thanks very much. I would love to make the car show but I live in Southeast Ga and the drive would be a little much for me right now but I would love to meet you one day and check out that beautiful truck of yours. Have a good day Tom and thanks again.

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    "About the 9" rear I could get one at a good price complete with dick breaks"

    Oh my...

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    Beautiful job Tom, well done!
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    Beauty. The color of the wood stain is great with the paint. Really nice job.
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    Awesome Tom !!!

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    really digging the wood bed. Nice work on the color matching.

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    Well Chris and I finished up the truck yesterday. I am super happy with how it came out. I want to thank FFR, Chris, Marsha my lovely wife, and all my hot rod buddies for their help as well as the forum members. It has been a bit different than the other kits but I think this one may be a keeper for me.
    Now I have title, tag and insure it. Then comes the fun of driving it all around here. I will be starting a MK4 build very soon for a customer so I won't be bored, LOL.

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    Looks great Tom!
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    All loaded up for the big Gainesville Street Rod show on Saturday. Thanks to all for their kind words.

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