Looking good e9coupe! The faux patina work looks awesome. Are you going to "rust" the bare metal spots with muriatic acid?
I did, but it didn't etch into the metal enough to stay when I took the edges off of the paint and then cut it with rubbing compound. It's been in my garage the whole time so it's not "weathering" at all right now. Instead of chasing it I'll just let the next owner decide what direction to go.
Here's a photo showing a little etching. This is when I was cleaning up the edges so you can see the "clean" areas on the metal.
Very cool truck! It is a rewarding feeling taking them out. It’s sometimes hard to stop anywhere though...😁👍🏻🕘🕘🕘🕘🕘😎
That has two meanings. Mine gets stuck in third so you have to remember to shift out of third before you stop. It's not as big a deal as I thought it would be but still reminds you that you're in a 70 year old truck. More and better photos coming this week. My son is going to take some in high def and my daughter is going to print a few posters for my shop.
Weird. My truck is doing the same thing. I haven’t dug much deeper but it is a ‘62 sm420. I aslo have to shift out of 3 before stopping. It’s a PITA. I want my wife to be able to drive it and until I get that straightened out, she can’t. I switched out the 62 top hat on the transmission so I could use the hand brake pivot from the ‘50’s top hat. I read somewhere that this frequently can cause the tranny to stick in 3rd. What transmission are you using? I suspect you likely haven’t done the exact same thing as me, so I look forward to seeing what issues you may be investigating. Thanks coupe. Fox J