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Restoring a 1978 Ford Pickup to Dream Machine Specifications

A 1978 Ford pickup has arrived at Wilson Auto Repair for a full restoration.  The customer has in mind what his dream machine should look like and it is now our job to turn that dream into a reality.

Here are some images of what he would like the truck to look like.

You can see that we have our work cut out for us from the pictures of the Ford the day it arrived.

Once we got the truck apart, we were able to strip and sandblast the frame.

We stripped the old paint off the body and applied some epoxy.

Once we stripped the paint, however, we started finding a lot of rust that needed to be repaired and metal replaced.

There was quite a it of rust.  Here are some more images of the damage and us fabricatind and replacing the corroded metal.

The top of the truck was stretched out, so we shrank it back into shape.

We spent quite a bit of time straightening the body panels and doing body work.

Now we are priming the panels.

Be sure to check back with us to see the progression of this 1978 Ford Truck restoration.  It surely will be a dream machine when we get through with it.

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