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Old 11-17-2016, 06:42 PM   #76
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Default Re: '40 Pickup full restoration project

Originally Posted by 40fordpu View Post

I noticed in one of your pics the cab sitting on top of the mounting wood. My wood from northern classic trucks came unfinished. Did you finish yours? Was there a "stain"/Paint or color they were done in?
Ford didn't go to too much trouble in 'finishing" the wood parts. Typically, items like floor boards, tool tray covers, cab mounting pieces, etc. were simply dipped in a mixture of used oils creating a blackish appearance.

To replicate that appearance I stain the wood pieces with MinWax Ebony. It takes two and sometimes three coats but the finish is nearly identical to some NOS floor boards I have.
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