1973 Travelall 1010 - Slammed Family Cruiser Build.

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    #76
    Got a few more hours in this weekend. Guess what, it looks the same in pictures!! And I need a lot more sanding. It looks smooth until you clean it and run a hand over it. Can still feel the orange peel in lots of places.





    My low spots are also still low. They weren't bad enough for me to want to hit them with filler, I was just trying to get the orange peel out, but i hit metal pretty good in a couple spots around them. Glazing putty maybe? Also found some pin holes I missed.

    Fist order of business was clean the damn garage. When I don't have enough time things just get checked on the floor inside the man door....




    Back to sanding, crank the tunes, get to work.

    Drivers side is 95% done. I need to hit the edges of the body lines (was just sanding up to them) and the stupid detail stuff around the windows that takes forever.







    Pass side needs a lot of work. Its getting there but still have lots of peel. Blocked all the way to filler until i hit metal on the front fender.








    Hood has the low spots I hit metal good around. But otherwise is also 95%







    Roof sucks. I just cant reach the middle. And lots of low spots... Not sure what to do there. I am afraid glazing putty will flash bad under paint.


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      #77
      Know anyone with a topside creeper? I’ve seen some pretty tall ones that would put you right over the roof.

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        #78
        Originally posted by AK_F250 View Post
        Know anyone with a topside creeper? I’ve seen some pretty tall ones that would put you right over the roof.
        That's a great idea! I don't know anyone off hand, but ill ask around!

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          #79
          In the late 90s we were doing the electrical on remodel and sitting out back was an Interantional Traveler, of course we had to go out and look after a bit my brother looked over and said this better equipped than my late model Surburban, one feature I remember was the rotating front bucket seats. My eldest niece fell in love with it, till we started showing her all the rust problems, and explained to her the 392 was a truck engine and her fuel miliage in such a vehicle would be in gallons per mile. She ended up with my dad's 68 F-100, drove the wheels off of it.

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            #80
            Originally posted by bigun View Post
            In the late 90s we were doing the electrical on remodel and sitting out back was an Interantional Traveler, of course we had to go out and look after a bit my brother looked over and said this better equipped than my late model Surburban, one feature I remember was the rotating front bucket seats. My eldest niece fell in love with it, till we started showing her all the rust problems, and explained to her the 392 was a truck engine and her fuel miliage in such a vehicle would be in gallons per mile. She ended up with my dad's 68 F-100, drove the wheels off of it.
            No bucket seats in mine, but I was happy this one is so rust free. They aren't known for rust resistance it being stripped made it pretty easy to see if It had issues.

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              #81
              Lookin good so far. As for the roof how about 2 six foot step ladders one on each side and span some sort of walk board across so you could get to the unsanded area? Wax on wax off.

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                #82
                Originally posted by Kriptonite View Post
                Lookin good so far. As for the roof how about 2 six foot step ladders one on each side and span some sort of walk board across so you could get to the unsanded area? Wax on wax off.
                That's a possibility. I need more headroom though!

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                  #83
                  Subscribing for all the post sanding pics.

                  An internet troll is someone who makes intentionally inflammatory, rude, or upsetting statements online to elicit strong emotional responses in people or to steer the conversation off-topic.

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                    #84
                    Sub'd. Interesting journey.
                    Check out my project
                    https://irate4x4.com/general-4x4/2779-amphibious-hemtt

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                      #85
                      I gotta get back to sanding......

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                        #86
                        an den?

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by surpip View Post
                          an den?
                          Still needs sanding..... Been crazy busy. Haven't touched it in a couple months

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                            #88
                            Been so long I forgot about this build Really looking forward seeing it done.

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by Flatbed View Post
                              Been so long I forgot about this build Really looking forward seeing it done.
                              Me too, I need to get back too it. Id like to drive it this summer

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                                #90
                                Got a good three hours of sanding in this weekend. Sanding sucks, but it felt good to work on it again.

                                Roof has some dents. Its gonna be white, leave them alone at this point? the whole roof is pretty floppy and not very flat to start with. I am leaning towards leave it.












                                These door frame stampings are a bitch. So curvy and not at all flat. I am just going at it with a soft sander. The block just hits the edges.







                                Overall shot of the side I am working. All the curvy spots need some touch up with the soft sander, but the majority of the flat blocking is done. Still need to do window frames.....







                                And I couldn't resist hitting it with some panel prep. There is a little wave above the wheel well it looks like, but I am ok with that. Pretty damn happy with how that looks for having exactly ZERO body work experience before this.






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