This is when Dennis brought us a 57 Chevy Apache he had started. This is how it looked when it arrived at the shop.
This Apache had 235 Straight 6. You can notice the attempt at a fan shroud which we will be removing and putting in a new one as he is upgrading to Vintage Air.
We are chemically stripping the hood.
Even though this looks like a base coat, it is a product called "All You Need" Polyester Primer, which is fantastic at getting out imperfections.
We are working on the front fender. We also were checking out some colors on the front splash apron.
Here are some spray outs of the different colors we showed Dennis before making a final choice. Dennis chose the Ferrari Red and Vanilla Shake colors for the truck.
This is the drivers side rear fender with the well for the spare tire. As you can see from the picture, there is a hole in the curve of the recess.
If you have one of these, save it as it's worth a lot of money. This is for the spare tire and will be held to the spare tire bracket.
Body removed and engine is back in place. We will now start putting the brake lines and fuel lines on.