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1988 k3500

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by KLC LAWN, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Just bought a 1 owner 1988 Chevy 3500 with 8 foot conventional speedcaster plow with only 52K miles. And the kicker is the frame is clean and rust free and it just needed one cab corner that I replaced before painting it. I painted and lettered it myself....

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  2. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Wheels painted and plow frame removed

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  3. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
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    did a drop shadow on the logo this time to help it pop

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  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow man, that friggin awesome. It looks better then my 00' K2500.

    Whats it even cost to paint a truck ?
     
  5. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Single stage DuPont urethane with all additives was about $180 then $80 in misc stuff mask tape sandpaper etc. painted it myself in the wide open back yard.
     
  6. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks nice. Good job!
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  7. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks great man.
     
  8. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow not too bad, Did you put the new cab corners on also ? How hard is that ?
     
  9. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Yes, cut off wheel, replacement cab corner and 3m structural adhesive. Cut old out, create a flange to meet up to and adhesive all 4 sides.... Done. Last one I did this way is still flawless 8 years and running
     
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Wow, I figured it was a welding kinda thing. I would love after this winter to fix and paint up mine. Keep it going or at least looking good a while longer.
     

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