Color Sanding Done

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It’s been 6 months since I finished color sanding the 56. Started off with 1500 grit and worked up to 3000 grit. Using 3m Perfect compounds the final buff came out with a deep wet look.

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Cut and Buff Time

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It’s been a couple of months since I finished the paint job. My brother-in-law Gene was in Los Angeles on vacation and schooled me in the art of cut and buffing. Gene is a master painter in Chicago and has 33 years of experience at this so I watched and listened to every word. I noticed his confidence and skill, you can’t teach that. A simple process that takes time with patience to accomplish great results.

This isn’t going to get done in one session plus Gene is on vacation, even though he’s a car guy and would rather be doing this then sight seeing he will do two areas and pass the paper to me to finish later.

First step. Get a Clean bucket with some soapy water. That help with the lubrication of the paper. 3m paper 1500 and 2500 was used here. I need to get some 3000 later.

Before shot. The peel wasn't bad at all so 1500 then 2500 before using the wheel.

Before shot. The pell wasn’t back at all so 1500 then 2500 before using the wheel.


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Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise

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My day started at Enderle Center in Tustin CA.

This Cruise is held the first and last Sunday of each month. 7am to 11am, you will see lots of nice cars and trucks. Great raffle and 50/50 which 100% goes back, none is kept! And there is multiple winners!

You can park yourself in front of the coffee grinder and bench race with the best of them as you get free refills of your morning fuel.

Hope to see you there.

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Cleaning the 56

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Cut and buffed the frontend today figure I’d take it slow and do a little at a time. Also went back and tighten up some loose screws and bolts since putting her back together. Installed a nice Kenwood Bluetooth stereo, so no wires from phone to system. Mounted a power plug under the seat and the JBL’s in the kick panels. It’s never done.  Have a good one.

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51st LA Roadster Show

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Another nice day hanging with buddies at the annual LA Roaster Show a day before Fathers Day.

We met at the IHOP on Arrow Hwy and after a high cholesterol breakfast we threw drown some coin and Cruised to gate 15. The usual suspects were in line waiting to make the gate as some tried to cut between us but  we try to stay tight but failed. Oh well, its just another day at Pomona. With sunscreen on we followed Dusty as he headed to our spot. Once parked the  hoods go up and we head towards the swap area to fulfill our need for stuff.

As we make our way we spot the Bobco trucks and say hi to many as we got bargains on our minds as we continue to row 1.

Chris, Dusty, Rich and me share stories of parts and stuff found at other swaps past. Most of this stuff starts to look the same after row 6 and we have bags of things causing pain in our hands so we headed for the trucks to rest,  before heading into the vendor hall.

William and Davis from Primer Podcast stop by to visit and reminisce about the F100 Western Nationals. The sun is gaining power and we bid farewell to them and head for the cool hall.

On our way we had to stop,  as we all stood with our hands over our hearts as the Star Spangled Banner was sang. Chris made mention how awesome for a show this size that Everyone stopped and turn towards our flag, It was moving.

Once in the hall the cool AC quickly cooled us down and we were happy. So many vendors and so little money. But we had our dreams to keep us strong. Rich and I lost track of Chris and Dusty about 3 quarters of the way through the hall and headed out side to view the Roasters. We had a brief visit with Von Hot Rod and made our way back to the trucks.

If you never have been its a must do. It’s a two days show and we just seen a few hours. You could spend three days and still need another to finish. It was fun to hang with my fellow members and friends. Enjoy the pics.

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F100 Western Nationals

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It’s going to be a busy weekend around Anaheim California. It’s time for the 33rd F100 Western Nationals!

Each year the Orange County chapter of Pickups Limited, who I am a member and show chairman, host this event. And each year the quality of the Ford trucks get better and better. It’s a show for pre 79 Ford Trucks, so if you are a truck guy or gal you have to be there!  show site, click here

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