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My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
#1373668 Sun Aug 16 2020 10:24 PM
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We found this 1968 short bed C10 a year ago. I’ve worked on it quite a bit. It’s still not ready for the road but it’s getting close. The wiring needs to be straightened out, the carburetor rebuilt, and a few other minor things. The rockers and cab corners need to be replaced.
Since the truck will be exposed to the weather, I thought it was a good idea to sand down the surface rust and apply a coat of wax. Here’s a VIDEO [youtu.be] of a walk around I did today after finishing the wax. This body is all original. Newish rebuilt 350 SBC with open headers right now and a 700R4. VIDEO LINK [youtu.be]

Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Lugnutz #1373966 Tue Aug 18 2020 09:32 PM
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The more I see super shiny, billeted vehicles the more I like original, patina covered ones.


"Sedgewick"
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1989 Caprice

Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Sedgewick #1373967 Tue Aug 18 2020 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Sedgewick
The more I see super shiny, billeted vehicles the more I like original, patina covered ones.

I appreciate nicely painted classics and tasteful patina ones too. In this case the choice is easy. He has no money for a paint job. So patina it is!

Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Sedgewick #1374002 Wed Aug 19 2020 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Sedgewick
The more I see super shiny, billeted vehicles the more I like original, patina covered ones.

I agree. Nice truck!

Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Lugnutz #1374020 Wed Aug 19 2020 09:18 AM
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Great looking survivor!
What wax is that? My 49 needs a coat.

Last edited by AwDang; Wed Aug 19 2020 09:27 AM.

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Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
AwDang #1374024 Wed Aug 19 2020 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by AwDang
Great looking survivor!
What wax is that? My 49 needs a coat.

It’s Meguiar’s carbanauba wax. If he ever decides to clear coat the truck, it shouldn’t be too hard to remove. The paint doesn’t shine. It merely provides a moisture barrier.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Thu Aug 20 2020 09:50 PM.
Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Lugnutz #1374068 Wed Aug 19 2020 09:10 PM
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Great truck. thumbs_up Glad your son went with normal wheels and tires vs the thin newer styles that I see so much of and look ridiculous (IMHO). I was trying to see into the bed does it have a wood or steel floor?

John


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Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Lugnutz #1374113 Thu Aug 20 2020 01:21 AM
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The floor of the bed is steel. It has enough holes that it looks like Swiss cheese. That’s why I didn’t show it in the video.

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Nice!!


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Re: My son’s 1968 patina C10 freshly sanded and waxed.
Lugnutz #1374173 Thu Aug 20 2020 05:51 PM
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I've got the remains of a 72 fleetside long bed stashed away, one that belonged to my late father-in-law. The cab roof, passenger's side door frame, and windshield pillar got customized by a falling tree. I'm not sure if it's worth trying to repair, or if I should look for another cab, since the truck lived most of its working life in salt country and the whole thing has some rust issues.
Jerry


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