Macawilial's 72 RN14

Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by macawilial, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. putteraf

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    Nice truck man! :)
     
  2. macawilial

    macawilial Veteran

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    Thanks

    Progression is slow but it is moving forward.
     
  3. blueline54

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    I got a 3 inch drop with the Moog 2278's, and saved my originals.
     
  4. macawilial

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    Slow progress... but its still progress

    Removed most of the surface rust and touched up some of the paint. Also began experimenting with my harbor freight special DA buffer.
     

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    The harbor freight buffers aren't as bad as you'd expect.. really just matters what compounds you use
     
  6. macawilial

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    It's been awhile. Although I'm always on here, I haven't logged in for some time now. I clear coated the hilux a couple years back to keep the patina. I did it to buy me some time so I can eventually paint it. Had some big plans this year for it but since the pandemic is going on, major things will likely happen next year. Hope everyone is staying safe, keep on truckin!
     
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    Welcome back man.
     
  8. macawilial

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    Thanks man! Lovin the progress on your truck BTW. Keep it up!
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Thank you! Appreciate the compliment
     
  10. macawilial

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    Wow! 5 and half years later... not much has happened. Since my last progress update, added a clear coat buy me time for a repaint. Clearcoat is now starting to peel. Swapped over my wheels from my other truck. Also upgraded my carb to a weber.
    Currently, I have the dash and sheet metal removed. Since I'm having electrical issues, decided to upgrade the almost 50year old harness. This is where it currently sits.
     

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    Nice truck
     
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