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302 Z28 08-22-2005 03:48 PM

34 Progress
 
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Several of yuze guys have been asking about how my car is coming. Time has been in short supply lately, but I have been dedicating just about every waking free moment to it. The car has been completely disassembled for the last time. The body is off the frame and on a rolling fixture. I am hoping to paint either late September or early October when it cools off a bit. I have devoted a huge amount of time in getting the deck lid to fit correctly with even gaps. The body where the deck lid meets had also been consuming a huge amount of time. The glass work in the channels was very course and needed to be smoothed out first. I then layed on a good layer of Evercoat Rage and sanded most of it off to arrive at some nice looking deck lid channels.

The pics show the first application of Evercoat MX241 polyester primer around the deck lid opening and the front cowl area. The cowl area also required a large amount of work to smooth it up. There were portions that had very rough glass work with some divots and other defects that had to be corrected. The first coat of primer really shows up the things you don't really notice when you are roughing up the raw glass. It will reveal lots of pinholes that will be filled before the second coat goes on.

All the voids that existed around the front windshield opening have been repaired and it looks good.

I am next turning my attention to the door openings that also have some rough glass work to be corrected and filled. After the above items have been taken care of I will apply several heavy coats of MX241 to the entire body. It will then be block sanded again and a coat of PPG K36 2K primer/surfacer will be applied followed by another block sanding session. I have just about removed my fingerprints with all the sanding that has been going on :pain: . Following that a final coat of PPG K36 will be applied and wet sanded with 600 to hopefully arrive at a ready for paint body.

The fenders, running boards, gas tank cover have all been primed and block sanded once.

302 Z28 08-22-2005 04:06 PM

Trying to get some pics to the right size to load. Recently went to XP and the picture editor that comes with it is the pits. What are you guys using to resize your pics?

Vince

S10xGN 08-22-2005 05:08 PM

Irfanview (freeware) is excellent!

Russ

302 Z28 08-22-2005 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by S10xGN
Irfanview (freeware) is excellent!

Russ

Excellent program, thanks for the tip.

Vince

skeeveman 08-22-2005 06:46 PM

Look'n good vince, cant wait to see what it ends up look'n like.

Heres a host of goodies for xp, including a very nice image resizer for XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Bad Rat 08-22-2005 08:08 PM

Vince,, nice job on the coupe,, who is the body manufacter?? I can relate to the work involved in building a glass car,, we just finished a 33 Rats Glass coupe in sept, of last year,, it was a 21/2 year project, and we worked on it every day,, except when it was in the paint or trim shop, the side windows on it were 2 completely different configurations, we had to make our own garnish moldings, and many other problems that came up, just hang in there and take it one step at a time,, you'll really enjoy it when its done,, nice work by the way,, check it out on my project journal,,, Bill

302 Z28 08-23-2005 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Bill Parten
Vince,, nice job on the coupe,, who is the body manufacter?? Bill

It is a Gibbon body. I would not recommend them to anyone.

Vince

Bad Rat 08-23-2005 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by 302/Z28
It is a Gibbon body. I would not recommend them to anyone.

Vince

SAME goes for Rats glass,, they are terrable,, flat spots on EVERY panel Bill

302 Z28 08-23-2005 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Parten
SAME goes for Rats glass,, they are terrable,, flat spots on EVERY panel Bill

Great work Bill, really looks terrific. My project will be 2 years this November working when I have the time, which isn't every day. I can't hardly wait until I get to the interior stage.

Vince

302 Z28 09-02-2005 07:56 PM

In primer
 
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A shot of the cab in it's first coat of polyester primer. I am now working on the two doors.

Vince

302 Z28 09-02-2005 07:58 PM

Paint guns
 
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A shot of the various paint guns I have collected.

Vince

302 Z28 09-02-2005 08:01 PM

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A shot of one of the doors. I am filling a low spot I discovered at the bottom of this door.

Vince

302 Z28 09-02-2005 08:06 PM

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Another shot, this time of my crowded garage. It is amazing how many body parts a full fendered 34 Ford has. I barley have room for my chassis and the wifes Tahoe. The garage is a mess, sanding dust gets on everything and is everywhere. I use a leaf blower at the end of a work session to blow out the garage before bringing in the wifes car.

Vince

baddbob 09-02-2005 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 302/Z28
A shot of the various paint guns I have collected.

Vince


Looks like a couple of iwata copies in the mix :thumbup: I've got parts for three cars in my shop and it looks a lot worse than yours. The more cluttered it is the tougher it is to clean. :rolleyes:

302 Z28 09-02-2005 09:03 PM

[QUOTE=baddbob]Looks like a couple of iwata copies in the mix :thumbup: QUOTE]

Yep a W400 and I'm not sure about the red one. Actually the one on the far left is a HF HVLP gun that actually sprays real well. I haven't used the other three yet, and don't know if I will since they are not HVLP. :(

Yeah your garage may be messier, but you got a 69 Camaro in the mix :drool:

Vince


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