Here's an awesome restoration
project using CHASSIS SAVER™ #934 Silver-Aluminum followed by MONSTALINER™
Roll-On Bed Liner. Patch panels were welded into the bed and then coated
with the #934
followed by 2 heavy coats of Monstaliner in black. Repairs are visible but
blend well with surrounding bed.
This truck bed is likely the most
extreme case of rotten junk you may ever come across. Used as a yard plow
truck in winter, the wheel wells inside the bed were almost completely rotted from the side
walls. The only reason we took on this project was to prove that anything is
possible and to have some fun ... Enjoy!
Notes: Chassis Saver #934
Aluminum was used to prime all rusted areas. 3, 4, 5 coats until we lost
count. Fiberglass cloth was saturated with #934 and allowed to get very
tacky. Strips were laid into rotted areas over fresh coat of #934 and
smoothed in using gloved bare hands and 4" drywall taping knife. Patches
allowed to cure overnight. More coats of #934 applied. Prime coat of
Monstaliner applied over patched areas and left 2 days. Entire bed and
fiberglass patches sanded with 80 grit. 2 full coats of Monstaliner rolled. Duration: 6 hours
working time over 6 days and a 6 pack or 2.
The Chevrolet S-10 Electric was
introduced in 1997 by General Motors, updated in 1998, and then
discontinued. It was an OEM BEV variant of Chevrolet's S-10 pickup truck
which ran solely upon electricity, and was marketed primarily to utility
General Motors started with a
regular cab, short-box (6' bed) S-10 pickup, with a base level trim package,
added a half tonneau cover. In place of a typical inline four cylinder or
V-6 engine, the Electric S-10 EV was equipped with an 85 kW (114 horsepower)
three-phase, liquid cooled AC induction motor, based on GM's EV1 electric
coupe. The EV1 had a 100 kW motor, GM reduced the S-10EV's motor because of
the additional weight and drag of the truck so as not to overstress the
Other than the reduced motor
size, the majority of power electronics were carried over directly from the
EV1, which mandated that the Electric S-10 use a front-wheel-drive
configuration, unlike the rear-wheel-drive setup found in stock S-10's and
in the competing Ford Ranger EV.
Less than 500 S-10 Electrics
were built. We are very lucky to have a neighbor who recently purchased one
of the remaining 50 known to exist. Here's a complete Monstaliner
installation after removal of the GM plastic drop-in liner.
This restored 1989 Jeep YJ came
to us from an email sent out to the Long Island Off Road Club. The tub had a
coat of semi-gloss POR-15 and the owner wanted something nicer. The job came
out awesome and we made a new friend but not because we did his jeep. He's
just a good guy.
The original plan was to roll 2
coats in this tub. Since the owner was in no great hurry to get the vehicle
back we decided to have some fun and spray the 2nd coat. The front floor
boards had some minor rust so we ground surfaces down and applied a coat of
Chassis Saver™ #934 Silver-Aluminum.
Also during this job we
developed a method to coat the tight spots typical to jeeps. See photos
below of the foam block used to get behind the roll bar and in around the
tub where a roller just won't fit.
We tested 2 undercoating spay
guns on this project and we invented a new method to spray directly from a 1
gallon can after mixing and reducing the Monstaliner — Enjoy!