Weather and the U.S. Nationals. Finally worked on the 41 today.
The Extend packaging says you have to wait, so I prepped the left side of the cowl first. All the paint was sanded off. The pits were sandblasted. Extend was applied.
On the right side. The Extend had been on for over a week. The DA took the Extend off the surface and the sandblaster removed most of it from the pits. What was left will keep the rust at bay. Everything was well roughed up to promote adhesion.
I did drag out the Bullard Free Air system I bought at auction several years ago. I got it for a song ($35 bucks for it plus a whole lot of other junk I don't need). The hood was bad but there was the pump and a long hose (at least 50 ft.). So, today it got tested to see if it works. Works like a champ. Called the paint store to see if they have a hood. They need to call the warehouse and call me back. If they call back, it will probably be Monday. Found it on line but I would prefer local. Spent some time trying to refurb the old one. Waste of time.
The car needs to go back on the rotisserie to get the last of the floor cleaned plus the rust bloom that has occurred since the cleaning started (see entry #455 - over two years ago!). The areas which are going to receive the truck bed liner include the wheel wells up to the lip which contacts the fender so as to eliminate the need for a welt. So, both wheel wells got cleaned today. Fingers crossed. Maybe I can vaca Thur. and Fri. and have the underside in primer by the end of next weekend.
Removed the paint and surface rust from the right rear quarter. Started on the wheel housing but it is going to be a lot of hard, dirty work.
I decided to take a chance. There are a lot of rust pits where the chrome used to be. There are those who say, ''Cut out all the rust and replace it with new metal.'' I would never get this car done! So, I checked the Loctite Extend web site as well as some others. According to everyone I could find who posted, this stuff should be OK under epoxy.
I also did a test run of All Metal filler above the window opening and on the weld seam where the lower quarter patch was attached.