Made a switch from baby moons 15×10s, rear P295 50 , front P255 50 a smaller tire but wider. I was given triditional cragars. 15×10s with BF Goodrich AT radials rear P275 60 front P235 60. I wasn’t sure about the look, but I must say I’m surprised how good they look and how tougher the truck looks. I like the taller tires and they fill the fender space well, that was something the 50s didn’t do.
This was the 35th year of the F100 Western Nationals in Anaheim Ca. Hosted by Pickups Limited of Orange County. The venue is Canyon RV Park and the show is under the trees. There were over 150 Ford trucks that showed up that day and everyone shared their love for the Ford truck. Here are just a few of those trucks that were at the show this year. You can find out more info on next years show at www.f100westernnationals.com or info on the club at www.pickupslimited.com enjoy the pics.
Back in 2011 we started doing theme based car shows. We did 3 to 4 a year and we ended our shows in 2013. This as a video created by Glenn Kerr when the theme was “Beach Cruise” March 2012. Then the Chevy Cruise in August 2012 below.
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.
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.