Born2L8 (Sage-Hen) - '94 Chevy Silverado K1500 (4x4) Ext-Cab

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  1. RichLo

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    Nice!

    Just wondering do you have a decent size air compressor? I've been slowly looking into painting my truck also but what they want $$$ for a whole truck re-spray is insane! So I've been slowly acquiring some paint equipment to try it myself. I'm pretty much down to just buying one of those pop-up tent style car ports to use as my spray booth. And of course when the time comes professional paint and clear.

    If you may want to try it yourself, I bought the 3M accu-spray gun. Look it up, its really cool and affordable. One gun can run primer, paint, clear, bedliner, undercoating... everything with only changing tips and virtually no cleanup between paints.
     
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    Unfortunately I do not have any kind of air compressor. 2018 brought a lot of things into my life; i.e. our first house, marriage, baby girl, ect. so I havent yet began to accumulate shop equipment much beyond basic tools.

    I detailed for Harley Davidson, and for Freightliner once upon a time, and I really wish I did have the right equipment because I love painting and could really make this truck look nice. All things in due time I suppose.

    Your pop up car port idea would work for sure, you'd just want to make sure you lay down a ground barrier as well and really seal it at any seams. You'd also want to ensure proper ventilation because that shit will have you walkin out talkin like Bubbuh J real quick if you don't have the proper breathing equipment.

    I got a biker buddy that actually hooked me up with a high dollar spray gun he wasn't going to end up using; unfortunately I'm still waiting on the tank and equipment to follow haha. I agree entirely though, it would be a fun thing to get into!
     
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    Here's a better picture now that the sun is out this morning.

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    Great news! I just discovered I do indeed already have the NV4500 transmission! Big relief for sure! She's got the side plates for PTO access, and she's rock solid!

    Pictures of angles for full view of cosmetic upgrades. And just because I think these shots are bitchin. I'll be uploading a couple hill climb videos in the next day or so to the YT channel.
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    Got lost on some BLM trails yesterday, was the first time she'd been put to the test. I was rather pleased!
     

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