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09-14-2014 07:20 AM The Pits
Saturday morning was cold. Got a late start.

I had discovered a dent near the rear window opening which I had missed for the last 8 years. So, the rest of the roof was stripped to assure there was nothing else hiding up there. One dent which needs to be pulled a bit to restore the body line at the opening. Could have been worse.

Every piece of side trim had trapped dirt and moisture. This caused rust and it was not caught before pitting occurred. The pits are not all that deep, but they are there and hard to clean. I know there are those who say, ''Cut it out and replace it!'' It's down both sides. I had no intention of sectioning the car!

All the areas previously covered by trim were treated with Extend. This was then sanded off the surface. The pits were blasted. After a wash down with acetone, All Metal was mixed up and skimmed into the pits.

The left side is done save for some final sanding. The right side did not receive the blasting treatment yet. Maybe Sunday afternoon.


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09-10-2014 10:38 PM Trunk
The trunk has been cleaned. The pitted areas were treated with Extend. The seams got seam sealer. Etching primer was sprayed on the bare metal. Gray primer ties everything together. Gray/white trunk spatter paint will go on next. To avoid scratching, the spatter paint will go on after the body is bolted to the frame for the last time.


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09-07-2014 10:37 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 11:31 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 10:41 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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