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Now for the significance of paint, or the difference between guys and gals. One of Jeff's first moves was to douse the sheet metal in olive green. The old paint was badly faded, and I had a paint job planned after all the mechanical work was completed. Collette, my wife of 14 years, saw this photo and said, "If you'd painted it, then it would've been OK." "Huh?" I asked. "You mean to tell me that if I'd painted it, you wouldn't have hated it?" "Yep," came the reply. "Paint comes last after everything else is done," I countered. "Paint should come first," she said. "So that the truck still looks like something other than a piece of junk while you work on it for years and years before you drive it. Good paint should go on first and inspire you to make the rest of the truck as good as the paint." "Oh."