Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ” Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics

JohnBedliner, Lettering, RestorationNovember 30, 20130 Comment

Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ”  Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics


 


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This is a pretty cool story this Project meant a lot to me.

Ron had owned this truck for over 30 years and had decided that It was time for a complete restoration. So he discussed with his Dog Tundra (and not after Toyota)  you might think In crazy telling you this but I grew up on a large chicken farm and we always had dogs. So I understood There was only one problem Ron and Tundra had to come to an agreement that if truck was getting a re-do

They were a part of our life like many of us and Ron was no exception his dog was a Big golden Retriever and rode in the back of the truck with Dad .If you grew up in our local community and you didn't know Ron you were a foreigner ( just Joking )  But everyone knew Ron and  was happy to talk to him I always said when I retire I pray that I'm as easy going and happy !


Ron - He just had a cool way about him and was always sporting a larger than life smile.

 

You will notice I did this post - Ron Noka's " Nite Hawk " Chevy Truck Restoration - Bedliner - Graphics from finish to start it’s just nicer when you can see the finished result in the beginning!

You will see here we are wet- sanding and buffing the final finish after a Black Sapphire metallic paint Job with 2 gallons of clear coat.

What we do on a project as massive as a big k series Chevy truck is cut and buff first then assemble and then back tape the moldings for a final glaze so we don’t get the compound in the moldings once we are all finished with assembly it's easy clean up at that point.

No skimping on this project

We installed a brand new dash, new seat all new door rubbers rocker moldings and visors when you stepped inside this baby it was like brand new.

You will see below some very detailed pin-stripping on the side we included the Indian Feathers and on the tailgate the spear.

Ron was a Proud Narragansett Indian and I was friends with a lot of the local Tribe.

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This gives you a side shot of the Body work straight as an arrow truck really came out nice I was fortunate to have 3 of my favorite - Team players on this Job Harry , Jason , and Slink - You are as good as your team in the real world and we all has our hands in this Job 🙂

spray on bedliner

Below you will see this full restoration project we even installed our Famous spray on bed-Liner   Ron fell in love with the bed liner I think he liked it because his partner in crime didn't slip around as much. Also, you can see we went over the rails so he had full protection on his bed rails.

Famous Palm beach customs spray on liner

Below you will see the bed from the truck in prep stage.

I had to get a new floor and 2 new quarter panels we replaced all the sheet metal on the truck new doors, fenders, inner fenders ( you see them in the bed picture, rocker panels, quarter panels and rear bumper the only sheet metal that was original was the tail gate and the hood .. we gave the truck a full undercoating before the final coats of paint .

2 new quarters and bed floor
2 new quarters and bed floor

2 new quarters and bed floor Hanging the doors  after the rockers were welded

Jay and Harry Hanging the doors
Jay and Harry Hanging the doors

Jay and Harry fitting the doors

This shot is to give you a clear picture of how a new bedside comes

complete with the inner and outer panel it is bolted and welded then seam Sealed before paint.

new quarter pannels

This is a clear shot of how clean Over the rail Looks for a Spray-on Bedliner.

Sprayon bedliner over rail
Sprayon bedliner over rail

The LAST picture has Nite Hawk in the tailgate and Ron's Spear very cool - Proud Narragansett Indian.

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Truck Lettering, Signs, and Graphics

JohnLetteringJuly 28, 20130 Comment

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Expert Advice on Truck Lettering, Signs, and Graphics


 

In this post I’m just going over some the questions and ideas that you need to keep in mind for truck lettering, signs, and graphics.

 

 

One of the important things that you need to think about is your target market – who you’re speaking to. For example, if you’re selling Harley Davidson’s you’re going to be talking to the biker crowd so you’re image and graphics can be a little bit edgy. If you have a home care business, you’ll want something soft and inviting so that your target customers feel safe with your services.

 

You’ll also want to keep in mind that many times, less is more – how many times have you seen a truck or van that went by that looked beautiful with colors and design, but you asked yourself, Who was that? because you miss their name and/or message?

 

 

You want to be careful that you don’t look like a newspaper print.

 

 

car graphics , blue candy , pearl white ,pin stripe,
Truck Lettering done with Automotive Paints with simple clean Look

 

 

2-layer reflective lettering for great 3D looks
See how the lettering is designed around the truck door to achieve great looks and visibility.

 

The next thing that I would like to point out is that you want to keep in mind is your branding image and how you’re going to portray yourself on your website, your social media outlets, and your business cards. It is important to keep a clean and consistent message.

 

 

Something cool to do is to create a tagline that people will remember -examples below.
BMW “The Ultimate Driving Machine”
Palm Beach Customs Tag line is “Building Dream Rides Since 1980"
Apple's Tagline "Think Different "

 

Keep in mind that colors play an important role in the psychology of consumers. You will see some different pictures of a few fleet lettering jobs that we have done for our fleet customers. Many of these are just truck lettering, signs, and designs that we did for local businesses in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area, including the 50 mile radius around SWFL.

 

So keep us in mind for your next project whether it is truck lettering, business signs, or vehicle graphics because we will get you ahead of your competition.

 

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