Turning to the firewall, Miller and the team continued shaving, fixing, and filling all the unnecessary openings until it was nice and smooth and ready for paint. It took me over 3 yrs to complete it. The entire black area is then masked and the second color applied. We purchased this truck from a guy who was taking it to the scrap yard, wasn't very pretty but my dad had a vision for it. I decided to have it painted I was searching for a pick up truck online when I came across this beautiful beast!! They ask me, Papa why are people staring at us.
The doors, fenders, and bed are also treated to this same technique. Then he takes you through the steps to remove the old and install the new glass. We found out the hard way that those things and more are all too true when it comes to buying what appears to be a solid project. Turning to the firewall, Miller and the team continued shaving, fixing, and filling all the unnecessary openings until it was nice and smooth and ready for paint. When Miller taped the parting line on the first coat, he also taped a beltline detail that, once the red is applied … … is removed, revealing the first coat underneath. He worked everyday on it for months, ordering parts and stealing parts off my moms 68 Chevy.
A stock vehicle rolls into the tech center on a Monday morning and by Friday evening an amazing number of performance and suspension upgrades have occurred, turning the ordinary stocker into one wicked ride. I love this truck and know l am her last owner. Coutcher had generously offered the truck to her granddaughter, my daughter-in-law, my son and their four children, as a gift to pass on to her family. Radiator, the exhaust system starts with Hedman Hedders and goes through Hedman Turbo mufflers and out Hedman tailpipes. The truck was definitely a vehicle worth fixing up for my son to use in his part-time tree trimming business. The truck is now a working showpiece.
I checked it out and knew I had to have it. Undeterred, Miller rolled up his sleeves and started identifying the problem areas on the C10 and the corresponding parts that would be required to make the repairs. Next, the guys turned their attention back to the cab, spraying the upper and lower sections of the tri-tone paint scheme first. Satisfied that the paint had sufficient time to cure, Miller set off, buffer in hand, polishing the paint to perfection. Everyone was happy to see the Chevy in our South Carolina backyard. The original interior was totally gutted from the cab and then restored to stock 1972 specifications. It had been more than a few decades since I had done a vehicle restoration, but I well remembered those days of learning about engines, torque wrenches, rust and skinned knuckles.
. I had 2 small girls then, and spent the next few years hauling them and our dog around in the back. It has colors, furry interior, bucket seats and a full system. As the team poured over the truck, they found more and more damage, like this repair made on the upper cab corner. I continue to make improvements on it like a 383 stroker , and a.
The journey with my 72 C-10 Chevy Pickup started in 1977 when I purchased the truck from my Dad. Replacing the old cracked dashpad with a black plastic padded dash cover restored the padded dash to like new. Taken just before the truck was rolled out of the Sparkburn shop and onto a car hauler, the guys have no doubt been busy, having disassembled, painted, and reassembled a large majority of the truck in a few short weeks. The idea behind a Week To Wicked build is a pretty good example. Since I lived the closest to her, it was my job to see if I could coax the truck into running — probably a considerable challenge, as it had been resting for seven or eight years underneath a shed that had collapsed onto the pickup. Through the years, I painted the truck and rebuilt the engine.
He has restored a few trucks and wanted to do one for me for my graduation. Brand-new carpet was laid out and held fast by new chrome sill plates before the re-covered bench seat was installed. Turning to the firewall, Miller and the team continued shaving, fixing, and filling all the unnecessary openings until it was nice and smooth and ready for paint. There will be no mistaking the 1972 Chevy C10 Week To Wicked giveaway truck when it pulls into the parking lot at the Texas Motor Speedway on May 3, 2019. I am still too young for a license but I am so excited for the day I can drive this on my Got my truck as a high school graduation gift from my grandma. Typically most folks eliminate the parking brake altogether and that not really a good idea. During earlier family discussions, Ms.
I take it to local cars and coffees and small shows in the area. The window cranks were also slightly longer than 1971. Learn how to replace and install front and rear glass in 1967-1972 Chevy pickup trucks with Kevin Tetz. In addition to rust repair Miller welded 38 holes drilled around the rear window to attach snaps for a camper boot and bumped out a few dents. My dad and I worked on it for a few years.
Most of the credit for how the truck looks belongs to a young man named Allen Barbee, who was just starting his own paint and body business in a small country shop only a few miles away. The entire black area is then masked and the second color applied. Everyone loves a well kept old Chevy Pickup. Clear was then applied in a handful of coats to ensure there was plenty of material for Miller to cut and buff the paint to perfection. A lot can hide under a decent paintjob.