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Thread: 1975 REPU Project Thread
2wankel


Hauling
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posted September 30, 2007 03:56 PM

1975 REPU Project Thread

Hello,

This will be my official REPU thread. Here I will try and document my efforts in keeping this pickup alive.

The first set of pictures is how I picked up the REPU...

Interior...













Engine...









Exterior...


















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2wankel


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posted September 30, 2007 03:57 PM

Here are pictures of my new tires 225-45-15 I didn't want the REPU to look like a 4x4 or sport 22inch dubs. I wanted an old school low rider feel.














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2wankel


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posted September 30, 2007 03:58 PM

Here are pictures of the Interior. The previous owner (not the one I bought the truck from) glued house carpet to the floor pan. I took out everything except the dash. I need to figure that one out next. The reason for this is to hunt down that elusive rust that likes to hide in dark places...

Interior floor pan before pictures...


























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2wankel


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posted September 30, 2007 03:59 PM

Taking out the rug glue and tar from the interior was a pain in the @$$, but it was well worth it. I can now see where are my rust problem areas are. Its seem bad, but It really isn't. The rocker panels are still solid. I got this truck in the nick of time "don't worry little REPU I'll save you!" :ok:

Here are the interior after pictures...























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2wankel


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posted September 30, 2007 04:01 PM

The next step is to try and take apart the dash (anyone can clue me in here?) Then I will wash it POR-15 it and paint it.

Stay tuned and thanks for looking.
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
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posted October 07, 2007 08:28 PM

dash removal

i really wanted to remove my dash as well.. but i got everything else off.. and my truck has no windshield right now.. soooo after lookin over the interior.. i realized removing the dash was overkill.. what i did do though was drill out the spot welds on the glove compartment.. with that and all the other things from the dash out of the way it should be no problem to clean up the dash and apply some por15.. if you still wanna remove it though you are gonna have to hunt down the spot welds that hold it to the body and drill them out.

       
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sparky


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posted October 08, 2007 09:54 AM

Question for for Draggin-2600.
I'm turning into a POR-15 addict. How do you apply the stuff? I have been brushing it on. Do you spay? If so... what do you use as a thinner? Also, do you apply the top coat from POR or just another paint? I used PO-15 on my front and rear suspension and also on my frame. The color is starting to fade. Any other suggestions?

       
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repumax


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posted October 08, 2007 03:19 PM

Just cover it all with diamond plate.
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2wankel


Hauling
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posted October 09, 2007 09:35 AM

quote:
Question for for Draggin-2600.
I'm turning into a POR-15 addict. How do you apply the stuff? I have been brushing it on. Do you spay? If so... what do you use as a thinner? Also, do you apply the top coat from POR or just another paint? I used PO-15 on my front and rear suspension and also on my frame. The color is starting to fade. Any other suggestions?



You first need to clean the surface with a degreaser that does not leave a residue (POR15 has a product called Marine Clean). Then you must etch the metal(POR15 has a product called Metal Ready). Then you must rinse the metal with water. Let it dry and they specifically said bone dry. Then paint POR15...

This is just a quick overview. POR15 stressed that the directions on each product must be followed. So read the containers.

By the way, I brush it on. If you spray you have to wear a really good respirator or fresh air unit. This stuff is deadly if you breath it in when spraying. Remember how hard that stuff gets and it is difficult to remove from your skin. Imagine that in your lungs.
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