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#1 wrencher160 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2014 - 09:19 PM

I have 1970 ford 100.  ithinking of trying to restore it.  ibought it 19 years ago for snow removal.  It has a koelher k241,wheel weights,and liquid  filled tires.  ican handle the mechanical basics but I would love some tips onpaint and prep.thanks in advance.  wrencher160


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Sweet grab.  I love the old fords, I have a few myself, Welcome to the forums.

 

Pull up a stump, grab a beverage, and show us some pictures.



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:26 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Folks will be along with advice on the paint. Pics are almost mandatory, so charge up the batteries. :smilewink:  Help with uploading the pics is in the link in my signature.



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 07:35 PM

You sound like me, love the wrenching, but paint...... the only painting I have done is with my fingers in elementary school....



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Posted June 20, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Paint is easy... the prep is where 90% of the work is, if you want it to look new, sandblast every piece and prime, if you want it cleaned up and looking good in pics then sanding the original paint will be fine, and wire brush the rough areas, prime only bare metal and sand some more, the original paint is the best primer you can have if its not badly pitted.

 

Paint when the weather is dry and warm, if you have a compressor and gun it makes things easier but even spray bombs will do fine but reqiure more sanding in between coats than a gun will, but the sanding needs to be done either way. Applying the paint really is the easy part... a paint job is only as good as the prep work.

 

 

this was a simple cleanup and spray bomb I did last fall... far from perfect but not bad either.

 

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:17 PM

That look's pretty good to me, how's that snow blower work for you Lance ?



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Blower works quite well... its small but I dont need a big blower here cause Im just doing a few walkways, driveway is done the bigger tractors.

 

Today I brought home a Ford 80 and a Bolens H14XL... not sure why.. price was right I guess... lol

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 09:33 PM

Welcome to GTT.

Show us some pictures, please when you get a chance.

 

As said, prep work before painting is key, if you're going

for a like new finish.

Get yourself some spot filler to deal with any pitting there

might be if you're going for the "new" look.

I find it easier to use it after wet sanding the first coat of primer.



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Blower works quite well... its small but I dont need a big blower here cause Im just doing a few walkways, driveway is done the bigger tractors.

 

Today I brought home a Ford 80 and a Bolens H14XL... not sure why.. price was right I guess... lol

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I love those ford 80 garden tractors. I'm still looking for one.


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#10 Lance Skene OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 01:57 AM

I doubt I'll keep either the 80 or the H14XL, already have somebody wants the 80, and I got enough projects on the go, it was a package deal along with a little dump cart thats missing the wheels... all for $100;) 



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 09:52 AM

I doubt I'll keep either the 80 or the H14XL, already have somebody wants the 80

We would be too far apart anyway for us to make a deal even if someone wasn't interested already.



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 01:24 PM

Theres an MTF member not far from me that said he wanted the Ford 80, and weve done a few transactions now so I told him he could have it for a 40whiskey but that he has to pick it up soon before I start robbing parts off it...lol






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