I haven’t updated my progress on the power wagon for awhile so I decided to post some of the odds and ends I have been working on recently. I spent some time welding cracks and holes in the fenders, did some body work and prepped the fenders for paint. The next day I sprayed them. I let the fenders sit for several days and when I went back to the garage the paint and clear-coat looked great. I decided to install the passenger fender, but to wait on installing the driver’s side until the wiring was completely finished and the windshield was re-installed.
My impatience resulted in a couple chips in the newly painted fender from trying to install the fender myself. I managed to get it in position and hand start two bolts with no problems, but when I attempted to line the third bolt up the fender came off, hitting the lift and then the floor. Now I need to do some spot painting on what was a perfectly good fender. And it will take some big tires to fill that wheel well sice I added the lift!
I figured with the fenders and inner fenders painted it was time to start on the hood. My initial thought was to clean and scuff the underside of the hood and simply paint it black, but then I thought it would look much better if I took more time and effort to clean, sand and paint the underside of the hood the same color as the truck. I ended up taking 43 years worth of paint, rust and grease down to almost bare metal and smoothing some of the pitting out with body filler.