The Cross Eyed Monkey

Vintage, Re purposed and Unusual

Man Cave Project #1

Most guys like trucks and we would all have a classic if we could. I can’t afford one but I can afford parts! Here’s what I did.

 

What I started with. A beat up old tailgate from a 1050's Chevy

What I started with. A beat up old tailgate from a 1050’s Chevy

 

I found an old tailgate from a 1950’s Chevy truck and cleaned it up just a little. I didn’t want it to look like a show piece. I like the patina of old wood and metal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the midway point. Almost done!!!!!

This is the midway point. Almost done!!!!!

I lightly sanded the letters then used a foam brush to apply satin finish enamel. When it was dry, I cleaned up my mistakes, the sanded wear spots on the letters. I tried hard to match the sheen of the letters to the sheen of the red paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished project. I'm going to add rusty chains to hang it with. Now for sale on Etsy $200

Finished project. I’m going to add rusty chains to hang it with. Shipped to a customer in Alabama!

The finished project. (Almost) I’m adding rusty chain to hang it with.

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