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  • silver_bullet
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    I know what this is... any guesses??? what caused the damage where the light primer is...

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  • Damon23
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    Way to go Chris. You can sand those runs in the paint and treat the rust with a encapser then buff the thing out. That is what I did on the Catalina. I'm sure the miss is nothing as Dan said. You have the same seat covers as I do. Very convienient. Looks like a lot of fun, the trucks that have that race track trim to separate the time tone are the best. You can do a lot with a color scheme on that. Good luck with it as it looks like you got a good one.

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  • DanStokes
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    Darn nice starting point and I'm glad you found it. Even a MAACO job wouldn't be a bad place to start if you do the prep - you know the drill on that. The big deal would be to keep the rust from spreading.

    I'll bet your misfire might go away with a good tune-up - plugs, wires, filters, cap, rotor, etc. Just maintenance.

    Looks like an honest truck. Needs a name, though.

    Dan
    Last edited by DanStokes; December 16, 2015, 02:49 PM.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The patina is pretty nice but there are a few areas that have us leaning toward a complete redo and possible color change in the future. That being said, we blew our car budget buying the truck and we will be focusing on functionality and cheap upgrades for the foreseeable future. Bad spots:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    2 more gas stops and one drive through for lunch and 450 more miles put us in our driveway by 7 pm. We covered 1,350 miles in just over 31 hours. The ride home was a bit more grueling than I had expected. One of the big reasons for this is that the truck did not have a functional radio or cigarette lighter socket so I couldn’t play music or make many calls while driving. I need to remember to listen to my wife when she offers and ipod to take with on the trip next time. The truck ran great and all things considered the trip could not have gone much better. That being said, we are in no hurry to do it again any time soon.

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