The DuMont Telecruiser
The Body Restoration
With all the old paint removed, it was easy to see exactly what needed to be done.
Paint was removed using a small sand blaster which did not warp or otherwise affect the metal. It was a tedious process, but worth the effort.
It actually looks pretty good in bare metal. Maybe I should have it plated!
Epoxy primer is applied
Now for some body work. Considering this vehicle was in use for 23 years, the body is in remarkably good shape. That's probably because Channel 8 parked it indoors while they owned it. There is very minimal rust, but there is quite a bit of evidence that the people who drove it were camera operators and engineers, not heavy equipment operators. It does show a few scars from backing into things from time to time.