The last two weeks have been a frenzied blur of work, taking care of the Grands and Great-Grandma, celebrating St. Patrick's Day here in the Sister City of Dublin, and all the usual daily chores and demands. Honestly, I almost forgot I had these pictures on my camera!
So, here we are, back to the restoration of our old girl...
The black pieces are the new parts to replace the parts that had rusted clear through. The red is a sample of her new color.
The doors had to be removed so they could be reinstalled for a better fit, as well as to have new gaskets applied around the inside.
Once the doors were off, Randy decided to repaint the interior its original bronze; part of the Harley Davidson feature of this particular truck.
The fenders have been put back on, missing the headlights and trim. There has, as you can see, a lot of grinding to remove as much of the white paint as possible.
The biggest issue with the doors was getting them to shut perfectly flush with the body of the cab.
With the fenders both on, it's time to put the hood back on...
The Old Chev is beginning to look like a truck again, instead of the skeleton of one.
Lots of grinding to get almost 1/4" of white paint off, finally revealing the original blue, or going clear down to metal.
And, there she goes, off for priming and painting. I don't think I'll see her again until she's done, but if I get the chance, I'll be sure to get more photos! The bed of the truck is already at the painter, as well as the back fenders. The end gate is still in the shop, for now.
A true example of how it has to look worse before it looks better.