January 8, 2015 | Posted in Line-X Bay Area, Mike's Truck, Uncategorized

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  • The Van Project at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area
  • The Van Project at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area
  • The Van Project at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area
  • The Van Project at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area

A very good client of ours brought his Special Edition 1986 Ford Quadratrack 4WD Van in to us here at Mike’s Truck & Line-X Bay Area.  Some of you may know this Van as Hank the Happy Tank AKA ‘The Black Duck”. You may or may not be aware of this but there is a Facebook page with more than 35 likes (www.facebook.com/hankhappytank) photo journaling some of the Van’s adventures. As you can see, this 1 Ton Diesel has quite a bit of wear and use that needs to be re-aligned to put this Van back to it’s youth. Well Mike’s Truck & Line-X Bay Area is just the right place for that. When we’re done with it, it will be back to being the Off-Road monster Van it once was!

The Goal: Make it like new.
Fix all rust and corrosion inside and out.
Finish with Gray Matte Line-X Premium on the body.
Matte Black Line-X on the bumpers and roof rack.

PHASE I: After identifying rust and weak areas, we remove the mirrors, accessories, bumpers & roof rack. All rust and corrosion is sand blasted and/or sanded off. That nasty drip rail is re-welded. Holes are patch welded. Seams are made smooth. The whole exterior is scuffed & cleaned up for PHASE II.

PHASE II: Mask out & primer gray the surface. Next, apply a coat of paint color Line-X. See details here: mikestruck.org/?p=

PHASE III: Put everything back together and take some glamour shots!

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