My 80 matey restore

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My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:24 am

Sick of F Book and the crap on there.... ORE is where things should be at.

So, on my plan is the progress of my 80 restoration. It was pretty much a clean family truck and over the years has had some fun in the bush. It's too expensive to keep bashing, so a restoration was on the cards.

Here's where I started out.... (Not to shabby)

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Updates to come
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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby mudsurfv6 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:52 pm

fullthrottle wrote:Sick of F Book and the crap on their..... ORE is where things should be at.


Spot on.

Looks tidy.
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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:48 am

So the journey so far.... Have gone a bit OCD, first started off by stripping everything from the bodywork to find any rust. Planning to do an open door respray.

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Planned colour scheme....

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:50 am

Popped out the windows to find that rust. Most common in these 80's are the rear boot windows. bottom's of doors and front of bonnet.

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 am

Replatted the rusty areas and took back to bare steel sections that needed some straightening out...

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 am

While I'm at it, I might as well give the beadlocks a birthday...

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:55 am

Had some electric issues to also resolve, so I've fixed all those and added the new gauges.
Auto Gauge from Taiwan highly recommended. Never had problems with these.

Also added separate fuse holders to run all the aux toys.

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:57 am

Spent a fair amount of time cleaning up the front end to ensure no return of rust.

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:59 am

After a long break and back into the warmer weather, I've managed to get it fully primed and ready for the top coats.

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:03 am

Restoration of the trim. I've also resprayed all the grill, headlight surrounds, mirrors, and anything else in matching black.
Thought I'd keep the theme with the truck body all grey. (Inside doors and jams in 2k grey)
Repainted the window section in matching black.
All external barwork will also be in black.
Final external (closed door) of matching grey raptor, using the vari-nozzle gun. (Highly recommended if you want a nice even finish)

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:14 pm

Ok, ready for the final blow job now...

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby Smurf » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:29 pm

Yay, Projects.
Looks like an undertaking and a half.
I like the idea of the Raptor coating, We are considering it as an option later on when we get sick of the west coast pinstripe look on our KZJ Prado.
Good work, keep it up.

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Re: My 80 matey restore

Postby fullthrottle » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:48 am

Ok, and here is the first look....

Finished spraying the Raptor and then proceeded to unwrap my late Christmas present.

The guy in this video was spot on. So followed his advice to get a nice clean finish.

https://youtu.be/5ZUlWlCKiSg

Highly recommend the vari-gun with an added gauge to ensure you maintain the right pressure. I used this gauge for all the paint applications.

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So that's a hell of a lot of paint combos...

- 2 pack Epoxy primer
- high fill primer
- etch primer
- 2k red, black and Grey
- Raptor liner

The finish came out awesome!
Nice clean lines from removing the masking tape.
Will post some more photos once I've put all the bits back on. But for now a rest and let it cure for 72hours.

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