Our customers have completed some amazing projects, and they’ve shared many of them with us. We thought that seeing what other restoration buffs have done might help you with your own labor of love. Below is the story of a restoration project undertaken by an Eastwood customer and told in his own words. James is a member of Eastwood’s online forum, where he and thousands of other enthusiasts gather to share information and to ask and answer questions about their current projects. Also, be sure to check out Eastwood's Tech Library, for more helpful advice from Eastwood Experts.
"The second photo is of the truck now, after 3 years of work. I’m very proud that all of the work (except upholstering the seat and installing the headliner) was done by my father-in-law and me. It was a great learning experience for me in all aspects of an automobile rebuild.
"Your catalog was a useful tool in the reconstruction of this piece of American heritage (which, by the way, is the name of my truck). My favorite purchase has been the Stainless Steel Buffing Kit. I would imagine I buffed over 500 stainless steel items, from individual bolts and screws (including every bolt in the bed floor), to the hood emblems, headlight rims, glove boxes, ashtrays, and numerous other pieces. I also restored 5 hood emblems for other truck owners, all of whom were impressed by the mirror-like finish I was able to create with this kit.”
James, Danville, KY
Some of the products from Eastwood James used in the restoration of this truck include:
Stainless Steel Buffing Kit for bringing all the bright trim up to better than factory shine
SIlver High-Temp Exhaust Paint to detail the cast iron exhaust and intake manifolds
Silver Carb Renew to give the two-barrel Rochester carburetor that OEM silver look
Almost Chrome Reflective Paint for detailing of various engine components
Rubberized Undercoating to protect the whole underside of the truck
Heavy-Duty Anti-Rust for internal areas that didn't get painted
Self-Etch Primers for bare metal before paint
Radiator Black Paint for the radiator
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