BAXTER -- Josh Jay is baffled.
While stripping the paint off the hood of his grandfather's 1953 Chevrolet half-ton five-window pickup, he discovered three holes on each side in the middle. These holes were not for the 3100 series emblems because they would have been in the back of the hood.
Jay also said three metal clips were on the inside of the hood where the holes were, covered with undercoat paint.
"It looks like (the holes) were professionally done," Jay said.
He said he hasn't called his grandfather yet to see if he knew anything about these holes.
Upon stripping the hood, Jay discovered only three different colors of paint instead of the four he found when sanding one of the pickup's doors last month. The colors of the hood were two shades of blue and black. The door had a shade of green paint.
Jay first used a liquid paint stripper on the hood. He then used a 3M bristle disc attached to a power drill to remove the rest of the paint.
He said once he reached the factory black primer, the paint came off easy. "Patches of it in a minute," he said.
Jay is not finished with his door despite painting it with primer last month. He said he has to hand sand it with 120-grit sand paper, spray it with two more coats of primer and a guide coat, and wet sand it by hand with 400-grit sandpaper.
He also has to purchase aftermarket metal trim that goes around the door's window. The original has several small holes that he discovered it while sanding the door.
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