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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 04:13 AM

I will be putting some new paint on my old GTV/16. 'Ol Ugly is in need of some TLC. This will be a slow process, but well worth it in the end. Here's a few pics of her as of now:
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Here are a few of the hood and grille thus far:
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I still need to get the tractor down to the building and work on the 3-point hitch for it. I plan to do some motor work on it also and hopefully add Hydraulics to it.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 05:31 AM

Hey,now that is going to look nice when you get it done.Those are quite a good sized tractor,aren't they.I have never seen one in person.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 05:48 AM

Size wise, it is bigger than the Ford. Just doesn't have the mass. I'm not sure what it weighs. Maybe I can get them side by side before I take it apart.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 05:58 AM

I'll be following right along with you.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 06:27 AM

I guess I should have explained the colors I have chose. The grille is the color, just need to wet sand and put another coat on it. I did it outside on a breezy day and didn't get good coverage. The hood will have the red stripe around it, that's why it is painted first. Easier to tape off the red and put the Metallic Charcoal on last. I didn't get a pic of the headlight buckets, maybe I can do that today.
I will wait a few days for the red to set up good before taping it off. Frame will be a semi-gloss black. Not sure on the engine yet, but it will get painted.
Olcowhand is doing up the decals for me, gave him the dimensions a while back and I'm still no where ready for them. He has lots going on at the farm and I'm in no rush. Until it is back together. :bigrofl:

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 06:40 AM

I have discovered over the years of painting cars and trucks,that when painting on a stripe,I always do it first.Also,when two-toning a car,I always paint the bottom colour first,as it is easier to mask it off that way.Also,you don't have your masking paper laying on the roof ,that has fairly fresh paint on it.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:07 AM

Semi Gloss black is a good shade of black, used that on the frame of my Craftsman. You already seem to be making good progress Kenny.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Just have too many things going at the moment. I have been trying to figure out a nifty stand to put the frame on, but that is going nowhere. Too many differences between the different brands to make something work there easily.
Maynard, thanks for your insight on the painting. I was thinking the same thing before I put the red on. Much easier to tape it off than to tape both sides of the hood for the stripe to be added.
Casey, I don't want the frame to shine too much and semi-gloss will seal it off real well.
On the engine, I don't want it to blend into the frame. May do the block s/g black and the tins in the Charcoal, with a dash of the red here and there. Just not sure yet. Have to see how the red looks after the hood is finished.
The dash will get a new coat of paint, I think it is fiberglass and is in pretty good shape for it's age.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:39 AM

Wow Kenny, That is going to look great. I jut spotted one of these Sat. on my way to pick up my daughter. I am going to stop by and see if it's for sale.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:09 AM

That's looking great so far Kenny! That red will really POP next to the charcoal color of the rest! (That was the color scheme of my first and favorite car :thumbs: ) The rear tires on that are huge! They look beefier than normal 23 X 10.5 X 12 turfs. What size are they?

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Looking good Kenny, you do good work, i have high hopes you will figure something out for a stand of some kind to make things easier and smoother.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 08:01 PM

That's looking great so far Kenny! That red will really POP next to the charcoal color of the rest! (That was the color scheme of my first and favorite car :thumbs: ) The rear tires on that are huge! They look beefier than normal 23 X 10.5 X 12 turfs. What size are they?

They are 26 X 12 X12. Here's the hood. Looks good to me.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Nice hood Kenny.

I know what you mean about frame not wanting to shine, it's why I use semi-gloss.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:03 PM

They are 26 X 12 X12. Here's the hood. Looks good to me.


Well that explains it LOL! The hood looks great Kenny! Can't wait to see it all back together!

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 06:14 AM

Kenny,your hood turned out very nice.Can't wait to see the rest of it.




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