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A view of the seats and upholstery. This may not show the old stains as well as it would, but a few remain that wouldn't clean out even with my effort with the carpet cleaner/upholstery cleaner. Better, but definitely still some stains.
Original equipment door lack knob back in place there (thanks to Toby for selling me those for both doors). Looks better to me than the after-market ones that had been there. I had also cleaned up the door panels on the interior as those were greasy and slimy when I first got the poor old truck.
Interior after some clean-up (I used a carpet/upholstery cleaner to clean the carpet... it was a greasy and smelly mess when I first got the truck). Note that I had to replace the bezel behind the door handles on either door. Those had gone missing over the years before I got the truck.
Labels even (after cleaning) tell me what the color code was!!!
After a bit of cleaning you could actually read that label and learn a little about this old truck and the options it came with.
A better shot of the underside of the hood where I had been cleaning up...
I wiped down the innards a bit with some Tub-o-Towels to help remove the grease that had piled up there. It actually didn't look that bad in there after I was finishing up. (Air cleaner temporarily removed while mechanic was working on swapping the plugs and wires and doing a basic tune-up)
Roof on the passenger side and a nice shot of the hood. Oddly enough the paint on the hood cleaned up pretty well, though the clear coat was worn away in a spot about the size of a pillow for a typical bed.
Previous owner had done the primer to help keep that part from rusting more... notice the small dent under the truck bed on that side too.
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More of the patina on the back end. The paint back there is flaking off in big flecks.
The truck's former owner and/or his family had given it this dent over the years...
Sadly the roof area is one of the rustiest and needs the most attention along with the spot on the corner of the bed. I'm gonna try to use some Evapo-Rust there to get back down to bare metal if possible and then use the same white paint I used on the Cowl piece on the roof. Probably leave the patina on the doors and side... (and just clear coat over that to help save the metal)
This shows the nicely cleaned underside of the hood a bit better (see the shiny area there)
You can see some evidence of where I've been cleaning away some of grease up under the hood there. My mechanic friend was busy replacing plugs and wires for me and wanted to read the label that provides the spark plug gap info, so he wiped it clean a bit and I proceded to go a little crazy from there... I'll get it more clean later when I can get some more degreaser to apply and scrub a little with...
Lots of patina in this poor old work truck. (And plenty of down-right rust in a few spots that will show along the way) One nasty cancerous spot on the front side of the fender just in front of the wheel.
That's the cowl with the rust gone and the new layer of Rust-o-leum White Gloss on it (and some Clear Acrylic on top of that). My mechanic friend was going to put it back on the truck after some tune-up work is done. See more of the other pics that follow for some examples of work in that area....
Repainted last year, rattle cans so time to hit it again. Marker lights, moon roof and roll bar.
Got the stick shift in, silver dash plates and rubber floor mat from the junkyard, and a mini Deadpool bobble head!
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