My Old Truck Has Turned Grey - Part 2
Hello WA Friends,
A little while back I posted a blog about my old pickup truck turning grey. The paint had completely peeled off my truck in many places and it looked terrible. Typical Chevy!
Part 1 is linked below for anyone interested in seeing an old paint peeled truck...lol https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/webcash2us/blog/my-old-truck...
While the truck runs great, it needs a bit of improvement to happen to keep it going for me. Driving it is like playing tug of war with the steering wheel because it needs tires pretty bad.
The tires on the truck were bought brand new in 2009 I think, it's due for an update...lol
The weather hasn't been too great over the last 3 weeks, too cold for any painting to happen. Just before the weather changed I had been steadily putting in an hour here and there.
The only paper to survive the wind is still hanging on!
I had taped off most of the truck and sanded and primed much of the body as I worked along. There is still one bad hole to fix before it gets any primer put on that part of the truck.
The cover image below when full size shows the hole needing a fix at the door's bottom corner. It's the only one left to work on, the rest is ready for more primer and I have the materials.
The blockhead Jack popped his head in the picture too...lol
During the time I was working it began with a slight drizzle one day and bam we got hard rain. The weather deteriorated so bad that much of the tape and paper peeled off the truck.
The windshield was covered by 3 giant pieces of cardboard that had all been taped in place. They ended up in 3 separate pieces against the fence way in the back of my yard.
The roof of the cab is a grey epoxy primer and it will soon get the red primer as well.The hood and sides will also get another coat or two of red primer.
To make matters worse, the day before I had put air in the tires because they were all low. Come morning the driver-side front tire was completely flat and on the ground, it blew.
That created a new problem trying to get the spare down from the mount under the truck. Looked like it hadn't moved since the 1990s, but I finally got the crank down working again.
Then I saw the spare was a larger tire than the set of tires currently on the truck, a fun time! When it rains it pours, the lugnuts did not want to budge and I was worried I'd snap them.
The spare tire is in bad shape, but it should make it to the Tire Kingdom.
Fortunately, I sprayed the lugs with penetrating fluid and waited a day for it to work its magic. The next day I used a 4-way breaker bar with a pipe sleeved over it to break them loose.
Then I changed the tire and went back to the bodywork as I began priming the truck for paint. Now I have most of it primed, but I'm on hold as the weather is not warm enough for paint.
This is the hood and windshield when it's 24 degrees in Florida, there is frost on the ground. The windshield is covered in ice, yikes! The rare occasion I need a windshield scraper in FL.
My firepit is full and it needs to get torched, the weather for that is soon.
Once the weather reaches warmer temperatures I will start to finish up on the primer work. After that, I will make part 3 of this post with the truck completely painted sporting new tires.
Wishing everyone success!