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Posted in How To on February 16, 2005
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It's human nature to pass the blame onto someone else. So here it goes. We skipped an issue of our Bronco build because of the painter. No, really. It's the painter's fault. Cleaning up the newer tub took a bit more work than we thought. The first stage was to tear down the old body and remove components that we would need for the rebuild.

Removing the rust, dirt, and sand was, essentially, the easiest thing to do. It was just time-consuming. The owner of the Bronco, Franco, used to throw some pretty big parties in high school, which helped build his friend base to a fairly large number. This made getting some help a little easier for the enormous amount of hours needed to clean up the project.

Franco called on Big Ray and Little Johnny to tear apart the trashed carcass. Big Ray is an Albertsons meat cutter, so dissecting the old Bronco came easy to him. Little Johnny is another aggro construction worker, who took great pleasure in tearing apart the old pile.

The rest of the time came down to letting the painter prep and spray the project down. The problem is that most painters will paint over anything, so we spent many hours cleaning, cutting out rust rot, and welding in patch panels to pre-prep the prep work. Conrad, owner of Universal Customs, spent some extra effort on the rear quarter panels, and the tub came out pretty good. If you ever decide to take on a project, here's a glimpse into what you'll endure throughout the tedious process.

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