A couple thoughts:
On the floor for those rust pits, you might try using Por15. It is
extremely tough and works well on areas like a floor. It flows out real
smooth. You have to buff it or prime it to put regular paint over it.
For sanding welds, I use a 3 inch Roloc disc on a die grinder. It is much
easier to work than that 4 inch grinder. It provides a much smoother surface
and works well to shape the weld area. You can get almost any grit of paper
on those discs. I usually use an 80 grit on the rough welds and switch to
120 for smoothing things out. A big grinder tends to get heavy and
invariably you end up gouging the area.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Sain" <email@example.com>
To: "Kirk Pierce" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "oletrucks"
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Cab corners and cab cracks
> I'll give you my plan - but be warned, I'm a novice. Some may have a
> way of doing this....and if you do - speak up!
> Since it's not completely worn through - I'm going to use Evercoat's Rage
> Extreme body filler. We were toying with this new stuff on a friends
> - and we were all very pleased with how smooth it laid out.
> Lay it on, sand, lay more if needed, sand, sand, sand. Then go about your
> normal routine for primer and paint....
> When grinding on your cracks - have patience and don't press too hard. It
> took a bit to get that contour back to the correct shape. But it made it.
> - Ryan
> On 10/8/03 7:31 PM, "Kirk Pierce" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Ryan,
> > Your truck is coming together nicely. I was very interested in the
> > repair as my cab has almost identical problems. You stated:
> > Over here we have the driver side floorboard. Looks good too. You can
> > some pitting, but no holes. Easy fix.
> > I am curious just how you will go about fixing the pitting as I also
> > that problem on the passenger side.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ryan Sain" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "oletrucks" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 11:36 AM
> > Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Cab corners and cab cracks
> >> Well - I finally got around to doing the cracks on the cab. They came
> >> great. Thanks to all for the advice. New pics of the process below.
> >> http://www.wsu.edu/~rsain/apache.html
> >> - Ryan
> >> On 9/5/03 9:33 AM, "Ryan Sain" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959