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I promised a couple pics of truckbed in progress....

Postby crashcrawford » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:20 am

Here are 2 pics of work in progress. The floor will probably be Hard Maple, stained with used motor oil, and then clearcoated with... Not sure at this point.

Open to suggestions about finish, bed, and pretty much anything...
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Re: I promised a couple pics of truckbed in progress....

Postby Watchmaker » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:41 pm

Truck bed is coming along nice keep posting pics love to see the progress.
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Postby crashcrawford » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:33 pm

you betcha....but we only work about once a week. Machinist's are busy in Northeastern PA with the gas industry.

And then going 2 hours one way to get the lumber....the gas company gives in many ways, but takes away many others.
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Postby Brocky » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:25 am

Chad

Looking good!! You are at the stage you can layout your lighting design and then build them into your skirts. May I also suggest a midship marker light/ turn signal combo from a trailer.
What are your plans for storage/tool boxes??? something ahead of the drives? or a commercial aluminum diamond plate one mounted behind the cab??

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Postby crashcrawford » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:03 pm

Thanks.
Yeah lights are being planned, and mudflap bracket.
Hadn't thought of the "midship" indicator's! I LIKE THAT!!!
I moved the "2nd battery box" to the opposite side-figured jack, chocks, and lug nut setup.
Might slip another "underbox storage"in there someplace.

Good suggestions, THANKS!!!
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Postby Scranton 761 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:31 pm

Looks great Chad. I agree with the midbody lamps. I put them on my 24' travel trailer. They work great!
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Postby quadbox » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:02 pm

Chad you are moving right along. Joe D.
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Postby tomcat361 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:23 pm

Hi Chad !
Your flatbed project is coming along great ! All the ideas about lights and storage is
a good idea ! Brockways have small cabs and not much room to store anything !!
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Postby Brocky » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:23 am

Remember you have to have a dry place for suitcases when Mama is in the jump seat.. :?
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Re: I promised a couple pics of truckbed in progress....

Postby crashcrawford » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:06 pm

Anyone have pics/suggestions for storage UNDER the bed?
Bought some lights tonight, went and saw the truck(welder is about an hour away).
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Re: I promised a couple pics of truckbed in progress....

Postby crashcrawford » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:20 pm

I still need to paint the frame and put a floor in it but the bed is complete.
Some additions next year.
the guy in the pic welded it.
the parking lot is the chemical factory in Towanda PA I am currently working at.
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Postby crashcrawford » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:44 pm

So we built it with new steel c channel, new tube steel and it is obviously starting to rust.

I'm no steel fabricator. What would it cost to have someone paint the 8'w 10'l frame? Or would a wire wheel in a drill and black spray paint do just as well?
What, if any, primer?
If it would be 200-300 for it to be done right, I'd love that.

Suggestions????
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Postby Scranton 761 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:29 pm

Chad you need to get that cleaned and sealed up. You have to get a good self etching or epoxy primer on it after you get the rust off. My past experience, spray cans do not hold up well at all. My project so far is all Kirker products from Autobody Toolmart. Triple Cities Mack also carries it (I got the first batch of primer from them), but they didn't stock the urethane diamond / pearl I am using. They make a Hot Rod Black that's between gloss and flat (very close to your chassis and fuel tanks). It's a high quality product for very reasonable money. Call me if you need part numbers or further info. 570-9sixthree-nineteen eighty one
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Postby crashcrawford » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:52 am

Thanks Scranton 761!
I guess I'll get it done professionally. I'm not looking for
anything fancy, just black, scratch resistant, and durable.
I can't imagine there is, but is anyone capable of powdercoating something this size??
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Postby Scranton 761 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:49 am

I don't have an answer on the powder coating thing.

Don't be too intimidated by trying to do it yourself... I had no intention on going this far with mine. The worst that can happen is you will have to sand and shoot again (don't ask how I know) :roll:. I had to be talked through the newer paint systems. If you have a place that's reasonably warm and wind free, you can probably pull it off close to your budget number. A carport, some tarps, and a Harbor Freight gun can produce excellent results. There's no reason you can't do it in sections either... That's the way mine is being done. If you're going through the city stop by and I'll show you what I did, and try to explain your options as best I can.
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Postby Huskiedrive2 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:04 pm

I have painted all the frames of my Brockway's with Rustoleum. It weathers out to a nice satin finish and is durable as hell, not to mention cheap compared to automotive paint. I would just scuff the frame with a wire wheel and shoot it with Rustoleum primer and then gloss black thinned according to the directions on the can with VMP Naptha (common paint thinner) and it will not come off. My truck, "Blackie" was done with red Rustoleum on the frame.
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Postby Scranton 761 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:37 pm

I have used gallons of the red Rustoleum Oil Based Industrial Enamel. Everything in the background of all my pics (columns, lifts, sign posts, flag pole, etc.), has about 5 coats on it. Cost about $30/gal.

For about double that price, you can get a true automotive finish. Large batches, limited colors, made in Newburgh, NY. Some of these reds and yellows would run $300/gal or more in an auto paint store. Check out the Kits at the bottom of the page...

http://www.smartshoppersinc.com/kirker/ ... amels.html
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Postby quadbox » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:27 pm

Paul thanks for the link for Kirker Paints. Quite the selection of colors and good prices. Do you have them delivered or buy them from Triple Cities or Cook brothers ?Joe D.
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Re: I promised a couple pics of truckbed in progress....

Postby Scranton 761 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:25 pm

Joe, I got the epoxy primer and basecoat stabilizer from Triple Cities/Cook Bros. Most of what they stock is Synthetic and Acrylic Enamel. I had to get the Diamond Pearl Urethane from Autobody Toolmart (online) because it's not a popular truck color. Gotta tell you, it's some of the most user friendly product I've tried so far. If you stop there, they have the full color chip charts they'll give you. If you call Kirker directly, there's about 10 new colors recently added, including "Cherry Bomb Pearl".
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Postby quadbox » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks Paul. Joe D.
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