the stepside: a drivabeater thread

Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by dusterbd13, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. 98chevy2500SS

    98chevy2500SS 8 Lugger 350SS

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    Liking the upgrades, some new paint to that hitch and it will look sweet. How come you are leaving an incandescent bulb in the parking lights? Just curious.
     
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    dusterbd13 I'm Awesome

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    Honestly, to have a constant amber for inspection purposes. The crees done provide that on the running light circuits. Just a fog light pattern.

    And i should have painted the hitch, but needed to use it today. So it went in.

    Hopefully ill use this truck to pull home a lotus europa next week....

    Tube frame build with a rear engine b series honda is the plan.....
     
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    Bigpatsz Newbie

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    I was reading and dont know if I missed it or not but was the back bumper originally chrome? If so howd yall prep to paint it? I recently ls swapped my truck and now its time for the same body treatment except I have much more body work to fix. Awesome thread.
     
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    dusterbd13 I'm Awesome

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    Back bumper was originally painted. Front was chrome.

    36 grit flap wheel on the grinder to break through the chrome. Etching primer followed by high build followed by sanding and paint.
     
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    98chevy2500SS 8 Lugger 350SS

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    Thanks for the "how-to" on that for the chrome bumper. If only I knew that before I had my truck painted two years ago. Question: what's the "high build"?
     
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    dusterbd13 I'm Awesome

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    A two part sandable primer. Kinda like sprayed on, easy sanding bondo. When you go the paint store, just ask for high build. They'll know what youre talking about
     
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    89GMCJOHN OBS Enthusiast

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    Sweeeet project ....great job .
     
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    dusterbd13 I'm Awesome

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    Thanks! Picking up the last leg of the Hot Rod Power Tour with it today. Kind of wish I had had something this nice and capable in 1999 when my dad and I did it with a 456 geared 70 Duster
     

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