Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:52 pm

I have been working on my 75(Ugly)for a couple of weeks. I am finally getting around to painting her. I have rebuild the hydraulic pump and touch control unit. I Installed one of the Permatex electronic ignitions and converted it to a 1 wire alternator. I think I have everything adjusted and working properly now so it is time to paint.

I was shooting for finishing it up by Friday but decided yesterday that I was not going to make it. I had planned on taking it to Dothan Alabama to Heritage Day at Landmark Park this Saturday and ride in the parade.

BR and Roy called yesterday and convinced me that I was not going to finish it in time and I that I should go with them Friday to Dirty Red's and see the new twins. So that is the plan.

I will post more pictures in a few days.
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Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:58 pm

How long did it take to get your cub to that stage of the makeover?

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:04 pm

I would guess I have a couple of hours in tear down and 4 to 5 hours pressure washing,degreasing,scraping and stripping so maybe 5 to 7 hours. I still have some more scraping and then a lot of sanding to do yet.
The getting ready to paint part takes the most time. After I start priming and painting it goes by pretty quickly.

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:28 pm

She looks like a spotted dog right now Tim :D

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:30 pm

Hey Tim, I should have asked this in my post of "Federal Safety Yellow", but I forgot. What color are you going to use for the white parts on this cub?

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:10 pm

Looks like your making good progress!!! :{_}:

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Mr. Ron,

I am painting the hood, front rims and rear centers IH 935 White.

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:12 am

You got a real nice job going their Tim....Must be a bear getting that red paint off...Whew... :thumbsup: Dave

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:28 am

Cub is going to look good.

But you better be careful of who you hang around with. :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:28 pm

I see some paint cans with yellow tops, not a good sign! ;)

Al

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:12 pm

Did the chrome hub caps make it faster? :D
Good so far on the overhaul!

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:51 pm

Getting the red paint off was not as bad as I thought it would be. I guess the bright yellow that someone brushed on before the red maybe made it easier to remove. :lol:
Poor little Cub!

Mr. Mike, I am going to try to not let BR rub off on me! Thanks for the warning.

I am painting it yellow. I was not too fond of the federal yellow myself to begin with(I painted my first 71 red and white) but, it kinda grew on me. I painted a freind of mines 72 model last year and it turned out really well. I decided after that my next square nose project would be yellow.

No the wheel covers did not make it any faster. It sure snazed it up though! :lol:

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:12 pm

This is the 72 model before and after pictures.

I hope Ugly turns out as well as Mr. Henry's did.

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Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:16 pm

Mike in Louisiana wrote:Cub is going to look good.

But you better be careful of who you hang around with. :D :D :D :D :D


Mike,
We'd be happy to add you to the mix and really mess him up. :lol: :lol: Looking forward to seeing you soon, pal.

Re: Ugly is finally getting a make over

Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Tim I think even Al likes that one