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  Okay. now that we had a look at the outer body, engine and the inside. Now let's take a look at the under... I plan, to put the truck up as high as I can get it. After I get the under and the engine power washed a couple of times. Since the engine was leaking oil in several places (I fixed all the oil leaks) under the engine on the frame and on each side of the transmission the oil and road dirt is caked on. The following pictures i s the under carrage before pictures.













  I will be sanding the surface rust off, and using rust-o-leum rusty metal primer, all under the under carrage, and the springs, shocks, and everywhere under. Several coats. Then I will be using rust-o-elum black enamel, several coats. After that it's color!. The rear will be yellow, as well as the shocks. And so on. Not too much color though.

  Okay. now that we had a look at the outer body, engine and the inside. Now let's take a look at the under... I plan, to put the truck up as high as I can get it. After I get the under and the engine power washed a couple of times. Since the engine was leaking oil in several places (I fixed all the oil leaks) under the engine on the frame and on each side of the transmission the oil and road dirt is caked on. The following pictures is the under carrage before pictures.

  I will be sanding the surface rust off, and using rust-o-leum rusty metal primer, all under the under carrage, and the springs, shocks, and everywhere under. Several coats. Then I will be using rust-o-elum black enamel, several coats. After that it's color!. The rear will be yellow, as well as the shocks. And so on. Not too much color though.

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Left
Showing from the transmission mount back.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!.

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Left
Lot's of grease, Road dirt, and oil. 26 years worth.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!.

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Left
I suppose I will be sanding and steel wooling for a while. Probally primer and paint section by section.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Way up under the spare tire. Showing the condition of that part of the frame. Just surface rust.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Showing where the cab and the bed are. The bed mounting, and the frame. Just surfacr rust. Nothing rusted through.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Still surface rust. Take a closer look at the drive shaft. There is no rust almost at all...

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
This has got to be the worst area of the whole truck. Still, all surface rust. Gonna take some elbow grease to do this part.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Cross member under the engine. Surface rust.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
More up front suspension and under.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Front just under the engine. Lot's of oil. This was from the first engine. I will be taking it over to get power washed before I start on the rust clean up and painting.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
Here is the other side front springs and frames. Oil, yes, rust no.

Right
After the process. Rust-Oleum. Painted with brush. No clear coat or wax. Used Paint thinner to clean. Several times!. I diden't do the under bed. It has a factory under paint job. Good condition.

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Left
I suppose I got to paint the grill now. Thats the only thing left to paint.

Right
Both pictures are after pictures. While the outside is curing. I desided to paint the front fire wall, rear filre wall, and spruce up the engine compartment a bit.





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