The Fifty Dollar Paint Job

Maybe some of you have seen this before, but I just found it searching the internet and found it interesting.

The Fifty Dollar Paint Job

The guy has pictures of it three years out and I have to say, it doesn’t look bad in the pictures.  I can’t say for sure what it looks like up close, but for some of the old trucks we drive around just for fun, it might not be a bad option.


Do it yourself Auto Body Education

We have been burning the midnight oil so to speak hear at

We have done a couple of Frame Off restorations and some partial restorations in the past.  When I say we I mean I and Brad have done most of the cleanup work and mechanical work.  The body work was left to the body shop.

Body Panel Replacement DVDIf we want to continue to do any more restorations, we are going to have to learn to do the body work ourselves.  Like most of you, we can’t afford to drop $10,000 to $15,000 each time on a high quality paint job.

So we have been scouring the Internet and looking at this book and that book to get information on body work and painting.  We know it is probably just a matter of getting over the fear of doing it.

We finally found Kevin Tetz’s website.  If he looks familiar, you have probably seen him on Spike TV’s powerblock shows.  Brad purchased his whole line of DVD’s and I have been watching them at night before I doze off.  I have to say the tips are great and I feel a lot more confident about doing some body work on one of Brad’s projects and ultimately on the Scout II project.

I would reccomend you get your hands on a copy of his DVD’s and go over to the web site and log into the forums.  Kevin answers a lot of the questions posted himself.

Ultimately over the next 6 or so months we will find out if he can teach an old dog like RustyBucket to do body work and paint an old truck.

Till later.. RustyBucket