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Old 10-01-2014, 01:33 PM
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Excellent job Jen! I sure wouldn't be scared to drive it. I did a job on a Ford Ranger last Fall like that. Not quite as extensive but still fun.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:53 PM
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Wow, Jen! You really pulled a rabbit out of your hat on that one. Great work!

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Old 10-01-2014, 04:57 PM
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Nice repair and a hell of lot of crawling around. I did a small patch on a frame a few years ago and found that I couldn't move around like I used to so now no more frames.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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Excellent job Jen! I sure wouldn't be scared to drive it. I did a job on a Ford Ranger last Fall like that. Not quite as extensive but still fun.
Nice that you had fun.. I love it when you can come to a job excited to do it..

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Wow, Jen! You really pulled a rabbit out of your hat on that one. Great work!

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Dave, Thanks.. Once i got into it I was going like a gang buster.

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Nice repair and a hell of lot of crawling around. I did a small patch on a frame a few years ago and found that I couldn't move around like I used to so now no more frames.
Awh, Crawling around is a thing of the past having the lift.. I doubt I would even consider doing a job like this without it now..

it's amazing how handy it is for stuff like removing truck caps, trailer roofs, and even chassis cabs if need be..

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Maybe I missed it, but what type is the red primer?
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Maybe I missed it, but what type is the red primer?
Hi I used Rustoleum for rusty metal.. I used rustoleum black gloss for the top coat and for inside the frame..

I have to confess, I am not a very good painter and i'm not very patient bad combo for paint..

I did some research and it turns out for spraying the oil based stuff you can add some acetone to thin it out..

It helps the paint dry faster and really flattens it out vs having brush strokes in it but leaves a nice glossy coat..
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:55 PM
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I have to tip my hat to you on that one. Being from Cali, rust is here on the coast but not that bad like what you deal with, I would of walked on that one. You pretty much welded a new life to "rust holding hands". Keep up the good work! "Cheers"...<---need a beer smiley here
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:51 PM
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Jenn,
Thanks for sharing the pictures, they were great.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:24 PM
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Great job,Jen. Thanks for sharing.
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Best repair I have seen done on one of those. And I have not seen one that far gone. The sad part is that a used frame can be had for ~$500 around here, it is not even worth fixing.

I had a guy bring one in that was NO where near that bad and I told him by the time I was done it would be cheaper for me to get him a frame and swap it all over. He took it to 'a buddy' who 'welded' it up good. Recently saw it up for sale and it was hideous. He paid $1000 for the 'fix' I could have put a new frame under it for that price.

Great work!!
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