Series 2 109 Update – 2 Months of Sanding

Been a while since the last update because nothing interesting has been happening……………unless you love block sanding and watching paint dry….literally.

The entire truck was soda blasted part by part, panel repairs completed where needed, etch primed, then sanded the entire truck (top/bottom), then high build primed, then sanded the entire truck……… again. I’ve essentially spent two months with a breather on and burning through countless boxes of 3M sand paper………tedious work.

The bed of the truck was the only part that showed some corrosion, the typical dissimilar stuff that shows up where the alloy of the bed meets the steel of the frame. So two rear panels from Pangolin and a rear angle from Bits4Landys.


The old rear panels showing the corrosion. I cut the rectangle out the one panel to repair a hole in the bed floor that looked like someone lost control of their 22!

Some corrosion and some cracking. The new Bits4Landys part above.

Profile comparison new vs old……try bending that up on your home metal brake……..not gonna happen………….real nice stuff from the UK.

Leap forward a couple of weeks, most parts (in the background) are already in high build primer, the bed work is finished and in lovely pea green etch primer. The etch primer, just like the rest of the truck, will get sanded and then coated with high build.

Parts waiting to be sanded.

The perfect Series 2 bulkhead ready for sanding.

Another gift this truck gave……..front grill that needed………..wait for it……………..nothing!!

No corrosion…………..

Straight as an arrow!

Another gift……Series 2 seat box.

Captive nuts all still in place.

And the under seat aluminum tool box…………not sure how this survived………..not even a dent!

And now the real fun begins…assembly! The rolling chassis is good to go, engine, tranny, suspension, exhaust, driveline, hand brake, and fuel tank are all in, so it’s time to start installing the pretty parts……..bulkhead first.

Off to the races!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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