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09-07-2014 09:37 PM Odds and Ends
Cleaned the areas that rusted under the chrome trim on both quarters and doors.

Removed the gas tank, filter, and pump.

Cleaned the trunk floor.

Applied Extend to the pitted areas on the sides and trunk floor.


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09-06-2014 10:31 PM Cowl Work
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.

All Metal filler was applied and knocked down.


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08-17-2014 09:41 PM Exhaust, Filler, and Trailer
Monday and Tuesday evening, the car was prepped and loaded in the trailer. It made the trip to Runnel's Rides for exhaust system fab. Picked it up Friday. More to come.

Saturday, the car was unloaded and put in the garage. Some filler work was done on the cowl and the left drip rail.

Some scrap aluminum angle, a couple of eye bolts, and a bungee cord secured the jack in the nose of the trailer.


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08-09-2014 09:36 PM Getting Ready for the Rotisserie
Slow start this morning. More rain.

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.


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08-08-2014 07:43 PM Getting My Feet Wet On The Exterior
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.


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