Phase IV – Bed

The bed was rebuilt with a new reproduction bed floor during the Body Prep phase. From the very beginning of the restoration, it was decided to paint the bottom of the bed in the body’s main color (Medium Green). The wheel wells would also be painted in the same color. Research was done on how […]

Paint Line References

This page illustrates the placement of the two paint colors on two tone trucks. There is variation, most likely some are factory correct and others are deviations during repaints. The first pictures are of trucks brochures. The second set of pictures are of trucks that look like they may not have been repainted. The third […]

Phase IV – Cab & Cowl

The cab at this point is only part of the truck still on the frame. The interior, frame, engine compartment is covered and taped. A special spray on soap has been sprayed over the truck before covering and taping so that any overspray that lands on the frame, undercarriage, engine, etc. will wash off easily. […]

Bodywork – Bed

The bed, as with other parts of the truck, was in “good shape”, meaning no rust, no major dents, and overall in “good driver” condition. That being said, there were probably a dozen or more holes all over the bed from previous installations of cargo hooks, a tailgate cover, a spare tire cable lock, etc. […]

Parts Inventory

As with any restoration, a good inventory of parts is needed to identify what you have and what you need. When this truck was purchased, it included a large inventory of NOS parts as well as original GM parts off other trucks. The extra GM parts include doors and an extra cowl. The doors and […]

Bodywork – Tailgate

Tailgates are possibly one of the most abused parts of a truck. It is not uncommon for them to have a significant bow, to be scratched and dented, and to close poorly. Its probably the case that even an NOS tailgate would need massaging to get it ready for a show quality finish. The tailgate […]