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Thread: New build, everything ordered; contemplating the paint job

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    New build, everything ordered; contemplating the paint job

    Hi folks, new guy here, just got everything ordered contemplating paint scheme. My build: full dress truck kit, with wile woods and new rear end
    Blueprint 346 with manual trans, Wheesmith 18" spokes.

    I'm shooting for daily driver with a classic "old money" look

    My current thought is deep green body and wheels with black fenders; I would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions

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    my Emerald Jewell truck is green

    hope yours is easier to paint than how my green laid down

    I am taking a vacation from work on the truck for a couple months
    best wishes on your build
    need some bigger wheels to get over the brakes
    I also am going 302 ith AOD got a 347 on the shelf
    tell us more about yourself on your profile

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    Thanks for looking Houdini,
    I will update profile in a couple of days (as soon as I get my web site fixed). My auto building hobby began, as a kid, in the mid 1950's when my next door neighbor, Jack Zink (please google) was building race cars; he was quite successful, winning Indy in'55 and '56 and Monza in '57.

    I just secured by build space today!
    A large warehouse with high ceiling and plenty of floor space, 120 - 240 elect. and compressed air., and full welding capability next door. We intend to create a paint booth on site.

    Question: Any suggestions for special tools or equipment that would speed up the process or ease work on some of the hard to get to areas - what kind of lift/elevator would make my life easier without killing my freshly emptied checkbook.

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    well a die grinder with some kind of a hogging bit to clean out the seams on the cab and suitable equipment to smooth them when filled will be needed

    being the car is light a aluminum HF floor jack will easily lift it, use care on putting rear end in mine spun and lug bit my hand

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    Sweet. Welcome

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    Trying to finalize my wheel order - 18' Wheelsmith wires, (6005 green). I've ordered Wilewood brakes; do the wheel guys need to spec them any different than the one on the blue cover model?

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    Following!!! Looking forward to the build!

    Johnny M
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