It's probably safe to say that nobody likes bodywork, and if you do, you're crazy! Unfortunately, you still have to crack the shell to get the nut, and a nice paint job usually takes a little more cracking to get to the good part. Luckily for us, we are dealing with all new steel and fiberglass body parts, making the job easier, but there is still a certain amount of work involved in getting things laser-straight.

Everything this month illustrates getting the F-100 ready for final paint. The whole truck gets sanded, prepped, primed, and blocked sometimes two or three times until it's finished with 320- or 400-grit sandpaper. It's all fairly straightforward; it just takes time.

So make out your calendar and follow along!