As far as the running boards go I had mine covered with spray-on bedliner
material. Not the cheap do-it-yourself type but the thick rubbery kind and
I really like it. It looks great and I can walk all over it without causing
a problem. It you are doing a perfect restoration then its probably not for
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 11:07 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [oletrucks] Almost ready to paint our ol' '50! Need some
> Hi Gang;
> My son's GMC has been in the paint shop 5 months this week! They kept
> putting it behind every lucrative insurance job because we were having
> carefully straightened, blocked, sanded to #600. They keep moaning about
> ever taking it in! Now it's ready to paint (and choosing the final color
> like choosing a bride from a lineup of strangers - you really want to make
> the right choice for the long haul!).
> On the running boards, the paint on the raised ribs will obviously wear
> through from stepping on them. Is there a kit with those rubber strips and
> chrome ends on them I've seen on some hotrods? Can't seem to find them. Or
> do most guys with these trucks (ours in mostly stock) use the metal step
> plates from the truck catalogs?
> How long after the truck is assembled should we wait until color-sanding
> it to remove any orange peel? It's a single-stage enamel paint.
> How well does that aftermarket dual-master cylinder/brake booster setup
> work on these old drum brake trucks? We rebuilt the whole Huck brake
> but it's still 1950 braking in 2002 traffic....we're not ready to tear it
> all apart and put discs on it. But the safety of a dual master in place of
> our (new) original style single master appeals to me.
> Is there a "GMC" valve cover that will bolt atop the Chevy 235 we now
> in the truck? It says Chevrolet on it and we want it to say GMC or
> Direct replies to email@example.com would be helpful!
> Dave in West Hills, CA
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