See monthly update links above.
Well, bought a good used drivers door. VERY little rust on it, and very straight. Found it from a local source.
Stripped it and had it primed in one day. Got it hung. Looks good. Hopefully if all goes good, I will have the cab painted this month.
Got the 3000 cfm Flex-a-Lite fan installed. Works great. Did that at the end of Feb.
The rear is getting rebuilt right now. 4:10 gears. New ring an pinion, new Auburn posi. New 5x5 axles, new bearings, 1350 series yoke...
Hope to have that installed by the end of next week
Rear is in! 3/9/11
Cab is almost set to paint. Should be painted within the next 1-2 weeks.
PAINT DAY - March 19 - 2011
My own custom mix - LIME GREEN
The black will end up being a "satin black". I have found that if you do a normal basecoat/clearcoat first, then resand, and reclear with the clear with the flattening agent, the paint job comes out much nicer.
We've painted about 15 of the Harley "Denim" jobs (basically the satin look), and found this is the best way.
One of our most recent Denim jobs to date
The paint took 4 hours to do including doing the 2 tone.
Removed the remaining old undercoating. Looks like rust in the pic, but it is not.
Sprayed it in a satin black
While I got the cab tilted, I might as well sand the roof to get it ready for the 'flattening clear'
This is the black fully dried and 'dulled' down the satin look
Last day to see the raw frame - 3/24/11
Note the custom made driveshaft
77 1/2 inches - 1350 u-joints
The cab is on the frame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 months since I started this build!!!!!!
The "infamous Fender Guitar" pic which started with my father in law (RIP-2005). Have to see if I can find that pic and post it.
Black Denim 3-26
Just to see what it looks like with the fender, inner fender and bumper. 3/27