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History GENE WINFIELD SHOP TRUCK FOUND (official restoration thread)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PeteFromTexas, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. froghawk
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    Incredibly beautiful! No more convincing argument is necessary for restoration over "preserving the original as-found patina" of a historic car!
     
  2. SuperFleye
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    Awesome progress! Too bad about the dash though it had a soul...
     
  3. Django
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    from Chicago

  4. Ian Berky
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    Man that looks great!!! Gene is gonna cry when he sees his old truck.....I would!!:)

    Great job guys!
     
  5. Bigdaddy
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    Truck looks awesome... Do you have to own a denim, shirt or jacket to work at your shop? :}
     
  6. ChevyGirlRox
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    from Ohio

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product at the Roadster Show!
     
  7. Lost1
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    Looks great!!!

    Another one is reborn!
     
  8. FlamedChevy
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    What a awesome find... One more piece of history rescued. This shows there are still some jewels out there to be found.
     
  9. PeteFromTexas
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    HAHAHAHA No you don't. There are 3 of them that wear denim sometimes. Out of 17 of us 3ain"t bad.
     
  10. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    wow didn't know this thread was so old but the update is great , and that old checked lacquer man that brings back memories, great find !
     
  11. SlowandLow63
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    W o w !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Pinstriper40
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    That gold is soooo purdy. I can't get over how good it looks- especially with the polished aluminum goodies on the flatty!
     
  13. awbcrazy
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
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    from Arvada, Co

    Been a little while since I saw this last.....WOW is not enough! Absolutely love to see this , thanks for keeping us updated!
     
  14. THE235KID ... I was just wondering about the progress of this "restoration" ... and whatdayaknow, this thread popped back to the top! ... WOW! is almost an understatement ... the truck is really looking fantastic! ... thanks for the updates ... keep 'em coming.
     
  15. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
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    In the pictures I posted on tuesday the cab had not yet been colorsanded or buffed.

    I spent the better part of the day going over the cab with 1000 grit dry, 2000 grit wet and then 3000 grit wet. Should do the final buffing tomorrow and possibly get the cab on the frame in the next few days.


    Thanks for all the kind words.


    29 Days and counting....
     
  16. pecker head
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    The chassis looks BITCHING Ponyboy !
     
  17. chopz56
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    So i guess your not going with the blue!Ha Ha........man you guys are doing a fantastic job it looks really good!
     
  18. Wow ! and Wow ! looks great !
     
  19. DYNODANNY
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    It's comming out real good.
     
  20. PeteFromTexas
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    We got the cab color sanded and buffed today. Everyone been working overtime and weekends to make it happen so quickly. Especially Micheal. He has been busting ass. He did an amazing job on the paint. It is absolutly flawless. It really is amazing. Pics in a few...

    28 days...
     
  21. PeteFromTexas
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  22. cracker head
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    I want the motor in the back ground of pic #2!
     
  23. PeteFromTexas
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    For those of you wondering about the red/maroon fade on the firewall. In the earliest pictures of the truck in it’s finished gold form, Gene faded a candy red/maroon onto the accent lines and the edge of the firewall. We decided that in order for the restoration to be correct to the way he did the truck in gold the fade had to be there.

    Later, according to Gene, he also sprayed the red fade on the fenders. We did not go that far with it. It did not reflect the time period that the truck is being represented in.

    Here is an early pic of the truck with the red.
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  24. PeteFromTexas
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    ME TOO!! It's a killer Ardun.
     
  25. bodyman
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    from east tx

    trucks looking good !how come ididnt see dale in any of the pics working ? :confused::D
     
  26. PeteFromTexas
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    He is an a mini vacation at the moment. Figured we would have all the fun while he was gone.
     
  27. froghawk
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    Looks very tasty! The red fade's kinda cool in the way it picks up the color of the fuel lines. Seems like it'd be a bit much on the fenders. The pearl(?) on the dash and steering look great!
     
  28. 60'shotrod
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    DAMN that is lookin' just the business!You are doing justice to that truck!

    Nick.
     
  29. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
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    that gold is amazing...still has the sparkle!
     
  30. Ryan
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    Very, very well done.
     

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