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Old 06-20-2019, 10:15 AM
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tailgate work is nice
but the dang gold breather is awesome

love the dual snorkel
and the gold color makes it go off the charts in coolness.

great.
dave in NC
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SOLSAKS
tailgate work is nice
but the dang gold breather is awesome

love the dual snorkel
and the gold color makes it go off the charts in coolness.

great.
dave in NC




Thank you. I like it because it makes the engine compartment look balanced. It also makes the engine run better which is a nice bonus.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:05 PM
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I'm sure you guys are probably tired of my tailgate by now, which is understandable, I'm certainly tired of working on them but it is getting very close.



Body filler is done






and the front side is primed



I ran out of the green primer and wound up using black which isn't really a bad thing because tomorrow it will get gray high build primer and I will begin sanding and prepping for paint. With the black below the gray I will know when it is time to stop sanding and add another layer of gray.



I bought a little paint touch up gun the other day at an estate sale so I think I've also decided to see if my local paint supply store can mix up a small amount of Champagne white and I'll just give both tailgates a coating of the proper color.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:13 PM
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Today I finished the work on the back side of the tailgate. I still need to bedliner it but I need to paint the front side first.



The last step on the back side was to seal the lap seam where the panel is welded together. I believe this is the main source of most of the tailgate rust out. So I masked the gaps off





and used some recently expired aircraft sealant to seal up the lap seam





Once it cures I will coat it in bedliner and it should keep water out for a very long time.


Once that was done I began the long slow tedious job of sanding the front side. I got things pretty straight so it seems it may not be all that bad. As things look I should be able to get it painted next week. I will probably have to bring it home for that because I don't want oversrray getting all over our metal shop. Hopefully the weather will be good for it since I will be doing that in my back yard.
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