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1980 K-30 3+3.

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by sirweesarunch, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. sirweesarunch

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    Primed , block sanded and ready for paint. That block sanding took over 2 hours.


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    Done.


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    It's very refreshing seeing someone else that would rather repair what can be repaired instead of just replacing everything.
     
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    Its a toss up as to whats more feasible , how many tools you have , skill level , place to work etc etc. It was worth it for me to buy the floor panel cuz it has stamped in ribs. I bought the rocker patch panel and didnt use it cuz it was a thinner guage than the OEM. The fender was a piece of crap as well 1/4 “ short. And of lighter guage. All in all the OEM stuff is better so fixing is worth it.


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    What type of spray gun are you using to spray your primer and color? Paint job looks great!
     
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    What I mean is stuff like the fender lips and the inner lower door area. Just about everyone will scrap those parts for those little rust issues and usually buy new aftermarket parts. Personally, I'd rather spend a little bit of time and fix original GM parts instead of spend money on new stuff. There's a lot of people that can do it, but simply choose not to.
     
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    I used three different guns . On most of it a Sata gravity feed which i really do not care for but are easy to clean and waste little paint. I have a turbine Capspray that I used on the hood. Capsprays are nice but heavy as F—k. The turbine never fluctuates in CFM or never has moisture or oil in the air. Overall they spray decent. Then i sprayed the cab using a 2 quart binks pressure pot with an Accuspray gun. Very nice gun , light , just hoses to contend with. Beautiful spray pattern but a total PIA to clean up. Takes a freaking 1/2 gallon of thinner to clean it. If I could have had the whole truck prepped and situated in a shop the Binks with the accuspray was a joy to spray with. BTW. I have sprayed serious projects with Harbor Freight guns with excellent results. I’m not a gun snob by any stretch of the imagination. If you can thin correctly and adjust air to paint volume I can make almost any gun perform well.


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    I’m cheap first and foremost. If I can make it work I prefer to waste hours of time over a fistfull of dollars. It has been my experience that the vast majority of replacement sheetmetal parts arent even close to their factory counterparts in fit or in guage. The door corners at the bottom are great little areas to learn sheet metal repair , forming , welding etc etc.


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    What's the Cab Over on the drivers side of your gorgeous truck? Amazed in CA that you can keep a Class 7 or 8 in your drive.
     
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    ‘64 Freightliner ,Cummins , 10 Spd.


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    Very nice. A neighbor that I just bought some Sudan hay from is in the process of restoring a '48 Pete. He said he also has '55 and '57 KW's as his next projects. I'll try to get photos if anyone is interested in older large trucks.
     
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    That rig deserves it's own thread if you get a chance :waytogo:
     
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    Thank. I'm guessing they were all HVLP, correct?
     
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    All the hinges have been re- bushed , primered and painted on all 4 sides. I bought 4 new door handles. Just to replace the gaskets on the handles was $6.99. Each New handles with gaskets was a little over $20 , a no brainer here . They were so loose the other guy had washers all over the place to take up the slack.


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