Personally, I find high gloss in the engine bay somewhat tacky. It's a nit-picky thing to be sure, but I definitely prefer a matte finish. Just my $0.02.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
After a last minute repair to the door bottom after the wind blew it over, I got everything loaded up in a borrowed work van ready for to haul it to the paint shop.
Couldn't have done it without my helper
Then on the way to the shop the van I'd borrowed expired and I had to get it towed. Anyhow I ended up loading everything up in my dads f350 and hauled it down to the paint shop last night. Never thought I'd see this happen.
You'll all have to wait for color pics, I left everything in the booth last night and they moved it out/wrapped it up for me this morning. I went over lunch and picked it all up, but don't want to unwrap it yet.
Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.
Sorry folks I'll break them open soon, I really just don't want to unwrap everything since I needed to transport them and they'll be in storage for a bit.
But yeah, all of that adds up quick! Not to mention all of the primer.
While I'm trying to figure out whether I'm going to shoot the inside of the cab with color in my garage or somehow get it down to my buddies shop I gave the core support some attention. It's the last piece that still needs to be put in primer. You may recall a while back I had to section the headlight bucket, but that's as far as I got on the thing.
I started by welding the housing for the headlight itself back onto the core support, then moved onto plugging a few holes
Before I tore the front of the truck apart again I welded washers in place so that I could line the front back up easily. I went ahead and put metal in place and cut the washers back off for a cleaner look (not that you'll ever see....)
And then the part I've been putting off for a good while..I am running the wiring harness inside of the core support and a while back I welded studs into it so that I can secure it. Sounded great, but quickly realized that the brackets on both sides of the core support were going to keep me from running the wiring harness in there unless I did something about it. I ended up putting a notch in both sides, kind of hard to explain so here are the pics.
Upper left is a stock bracket for reference
This is what it did for me
Now back to the real problem..am I going to attempt to shoot color inside of my garage or attempt to somehow trailer the cab across town?