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Old 3/3/10, 07:12 PM
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Ya, but it'll take you a few years to put it back together.
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Well since Ford never made a black interior for the 92-96 Bronco its been fun painting/dyeing all these panels and stuff. I had to paint these door panels, I stripped the wood paint on the trim piece down to bare metal, then I cut and applied carpet to the bottom of the door and finally had to build the vinyl panels out of custom cut 1/4" plywood and fasten them securely. This all took some time. Luckily there are only two doors. Still have to build out an area to mount the electric controls in and wrap that in vinyl too, but you get the idea. I'm excited to see if this paint will hold up. I've got black carpet ready to go in, new black headliner, newly made black sun visors and just about everything else. I did run out of black paint so I'm waiting on more to come in. The only thing I have not addressed is the seats. Still waiting for inspiration on those. Anyway the doors are now chnaged from this...


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Wanna do my notch's interior for me?
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Vert comes next. Only that will be a refresh and not a change like this one is.
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Looks really good Gary. Did you clear coat over the metal on the door panels?

I just noticed that it has similar door handles to the 97-98 F-150's. I figured it would have been the same as the 96 and older F-150's, or is that what they were like in the 96 and older F-150's? Nevermind I guess it is the same. I thought that design was new to the F150 in 1997...guess not.

I'm thinking that you might need suspension seats for those off road adventures, oh yeah and they look really cool. Or I wonder if you could make something out of a Mustang fit? Something with a little more bolstering.
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Those panels look great Gary!
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Looks really good Gary. Did you clear coat over the metal on the door panels?

I just noticed that it has similar door handles to the 97-98 F-150's. I figured it would have been the same as the 96 and older F-150's, or is that what they were like in the 96 and older F-150's? Nevermind I guess it is the same. I thought that design was new to the F150 in 1997...guess not.

I'm thinking that you might need suspension seats for those off road adventures, oh yeah and they look really cool. Or I wonder if you could make something out of a Mustang fit? Something with a little more bolstering.

Well the metal is not clear coated and you can see it starting to get surface rust, but I'll take care of that shortly.

I never looked at a '97 door because the truck was completely redesigned. They may have a few common pieces, but no way a door panel would match up is my guess.

Well I still don't know about the seats. For now I'm thinking some decent black velor covers until something inspires me later. All this vrap is starting to add up.



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Those panels look great Gary!
Thanks Scothew. They are 99% perfect IMO. I missed one of the cutouts for the vinyl about 1/8" and it shows to me. Oh well. Maybe some welting would fix that. Or make it look worse.
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black and metal looks waaaaay better man. reminds me of the II's interior
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Looks awesome Gary! You are doing a great job on everything. There are times I wish that I had the same amount of patience that you have to do some of these things.
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Looks awesome Gary! You are doing a great job on everything. There are times I wish that I had the same amount of patience that you have to do some of these things.
It takes alot f self restraint for me to keep from rushing and getting done and just trying to make everything 90%.

But I'm never satisfied when I do that, so I've learned to just take time and plan everything before you do that one part. I've redone things so many times on 7 it's just easier to do it right and do it in a methodical way the first time.
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Yeah i always catch myself starting to rush when I start to get to the end of a project. I need to control myself towards the end more than the begining
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My problem is it gets dark or I have to go somewhere so I need to get it to where I can drive my car again.
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OK so it was time to knock out some rust the other day.

This is a pic of one of the problem areas I was having. Both sides were like this. Drip guards for teh doors were rusting at each end.
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at least you dont have rusted througb panels like the II's rear hatch lol
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So after sanding, grinding, neutralizing, etching, primer, sanding, and a few light coats of special Oxford White urethane paint in a spray can this is what I've got. I'm gonna let it cure a while and then wet sand it. Then repeat the top coat process. Plus I've got some clear in a can to put on top of all of that.


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Oh and the drip in the bottom picture was not done by me. That was already there. That's some of the evidence I have the car was repaired once before.
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Then I decided since I'm putting a black grill and black bumper back on this truck I'd like to paint the header panel black too. This was also covered in rust. Especially the exposed areas on either side of the AC condenser. So I cleaned that rust off in the same way, then neutralized it, primed it, and painted it satin black. It's gonna look so much better to see black through the grill instead of white and rust.

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And lastly the trim pieces that were originally fake wood that I sanded them off to bare metal on the doors I had to paint again. There are 3 of these pieces and the two on the door are metal, but the one on the dash is plastic. So the dash would never match if I didn't paint all three. I chose to go with the white from the exterior. This keeps me from adding another color and also keeps me from having an all black interior. Which it will be 99%.

The original trim


The door trim in bare metal


And finally all three painted with primer and several coats of the urethane Oxford White
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Looks great Gary! Really coming along nice!
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Thanks Nathan. I plan to spend the weekend getting the front put back on. The putting the interior back in. I've got new carpet and new headliner, plus some of the parts are painted black and ready to go in.

I've got a lot of other parts that need to be painted black.

I still have not decided on the front bumper. I think I might go with a less is more setup that I wanted all along. But I'm still looking. Whatever it is it will be sprayed black with rhino liner.
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