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wow does it hold a shine,and not scratch easy??? i mean is it some what auto paint quality/and where can we buy it?...bob

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Popped the seat frames and original seats in tonight so I could sit in my truck for the first time on something other than a milk crate!  Don't mind me...I'll be here making "vroom-vroom" noises and g

Ya'll - I have paint!  Doors are done.  Goal is to have the cab done by the end of this weekend.  I'm one happy girl - I think the truck is, too!  The rest of the truck will be this color with a white

Thanks for all the insight.  My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically.  Love seeing all the suggestions!  My new exhaust manifold is be

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although you probably saw my post about spraying a go cart frame with cans and it sat outside long time still shines..bob

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On 2/22/2021 at 9:29 PM, tjc transport said:

yup. cut 60-40 with acetone, then spray it on. 

i use rustoleum red oxide primer cut 60-40, two lite coats usually, then three four lite coats of paint. 

I’ve seen on YouTube a heap of guys will put some enamel hardener in with rustoleum paint. 
Apparently it improves drying time, gloss and durability. 

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It was 7 or 8 years ago and I didn't look for the interior green. Cook brothers phone number is 570-655-9152 I got some other colors that's when I was told that Kirker supplied paint to Mack. I think you could buy Kirker on line at one time I painted a dump box that long ago and the paint is still holding up I think it was about 60.00$ a gallon for black.

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Try and contact ATCA member, Mack Man,  and Double Clutch author Dave Zsido who lives in Rutland VT (???) He is the expert on Vermont trucking companies. Call Andrea at the ATCA office in Boyertown PA 610-367-2567 and she should be able to give you his contact info.

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I heard back from the Brattleboro Historical Society and office of the town Assessor, both confirmed that GUILFORD PAPER CO, INC. was located in Brattleboro in the 1950's through the 1980's.  It appears they closed sometime after being charged with dumping waste into a setback that drained into the Connecticut River.  Mystery solved.

Also...cab is ready for primer!

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Skippy, Good!!  But try Dave also as he might have pictures of your truck when it was working for the Paper Co and/or more history on it since the Mack museum is still closed.

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Just now, Brocky said:

Skippy, Good!!  But try Dave also as he might have pictures of your truck when it was working for the Paper Co and/or more history on it since the Mack museum is still closed.

Thank you!

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That door picture is quite a find. I hope that guy does have a picture or two of that truck from when it was in service.  The repair on the bottom where the red putty is exposed would almost suggest that was done late '70s or early '80s (???)   probably lead based paint on the lettering. You could strip that door to bare metal and you'll still see that burned into it.  May want to have a good mask on when sanding 😷

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I was in the Navy with a guy whom worked there a short while and was let go in 1983. His father worked there also and if I remember correctly they were preparing to shut down in that timeframe.

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Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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Nice going Skippy you must be pissing yourself at this point fresh paint always makes you happy keep up the good work thanks for keeping us posted... bob

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On 2/26/2021 at 4:47 PM, Mark T said:

That door picture is quite a find. I hope that guy does have a picture or two of that truck from when it was in service.  The repair on the bottom where the red putty is exposed would almost suggest that was done late '70s or early '80s (???)   probably lead based paint on the lettering. You could strip that door to bare metal and you'll still see that burned into it.  May want to have a good mask on when sanding 😷

The paint under and over the lettering definitely aged differently - really cracked.  I did get it all off!  Got both doors repaired (glass and Bondo) and did an initial rattle can primer this weekend.  I detailed the lingering scratches with Nitro-Stan and wet sanded with 320.  Doors are surprisingly silky smooth - far beyond my expectations!  Oh, yeah!!  Tomorrow we'll spray the high-build primer and I'll be back to wet sanding on Tuesday.  Wednesday we're spraying top coat.  Things are feeling pretty real!  

Today I also cut aluminum plates to cover the interior holes above the doors that housed the light fixtures (which were no good).  I was able to retrofit some LED license plate lights utilizing the original screw holes and they look pretty darn good.

Things are looking good for my mid-late April timeline.

Most recent pictures load first: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/

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On 2/26/2021 at 6:47 PM, Rob said:

I was in the Navy with a guy whom worked there a short while and was let go in 1983. His father worked there also and if I remember correctly they were preparing to shut down in that timeframe.

No kidding!  Thanks for the info.

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8 minutes ago, SkippyMack said:

No kidding!  Thanks for the info.

Fasser was the last name of the parties. They lived right off of I-91 in the general area. Never was there myself but "Kurt" went home often. 

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Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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red putty on those doors looks like lacquor based 'Nitrostan'. i remember when it use to come in the little yellow tube and you wetsanded with 220 and the entire floor would be RED

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me too. i used many many many tubes. 

i bet 40-50 cases easily. 

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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3 minutes ago, tjc transport said:

me too. i used many many many tubes. 

i bet 40-50 cases easily. 

It was really good stuff are usually just use lacquer primer now but I haven’t done anything in 25 years

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it is about the same for me. i did take the body shop back over for 6 months 5 years ago when Roger had open heart/dual aortic artery valve replacement surgery, but i only ran the place, not do any body work.  

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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Looking forward to getting back into it very rewarding still trying to fit it in between 4000 honeydews lol hopefully by summer starting on interior first ... that’s the plan anyway. Lol bob

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