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Yesterday 08:16 PM
496CHEVY3100 I have followed this thread from day 1 ,,havent commented to much as not to hinder you ,I think you have done a impressive job on a great little car
Yesterday 08:09 PM
37ford4dr Jasco prep and prime on inner fender splash guards

and tapped the shut face panel screws, Neil helped me out with the correct size screw

Yesterday 12:32 PM
37ford4dr nibbling on this elephant hard and fast......

finished fitting rear fender and grinding down welds that were visible or in the way of the fitment.

everything shiny gets the green self etching primer first and then the top coat of black primer (so i dont forget where i am in the process i am getting old after all)

lastly the inner fender gets a painting of Jasco rust converter on it, it will sit over night then get scuffed tomorrow and get primed

10-28-2014 06:25 PM
37ford4dr well the right rear forward most inner panel is fitted, I had to reform the top a little because of the body rust repairs and the welds, no big deal about 40 mins worth of work. this is now ready for some light body filler over the weld seams and some primer

10-27-2014 07:39 PM
37ford4dr went back out tonight and bent the rear forward inner splash guards and gave them a slight radius on the bottome and gave them a trial fit, more to do tomorrow in fitting them and then some body filler and primer

10-27-2014 04:20 PM
37ford4dr no more welding necessary on the inner fenders!!!!

and for some reason I noticed the inside of the bomber seat was rusting, only the inside not the outside, so I painted both sides quickly with some gloss grey

10-26-2014 03:02 PM
37ford4dr thks Mitchman

I decided I hadn't run the car in a while so time to take it out and drive it up and down the block, I should probably send the distributor out to be rebuilt since the vacuum canister is toast

see the tire tracks up the side of the house

10-21-2014 06:49 AM
Mitchman I just tuned in to your adventure and skipped through the pages. You have my utmost respect. I've been through a few like this.... not going there again.

Thank you for rescuing this one. I had a B in HS. Lots of fun.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
10-19-2014 02:56 PM
37ford4dr cant get dirty today so it was a cleanup day and picked some really low hanging fruit,

10-17-2014 03:26 PM
37ford4dr lets wrap these puppies up!!!

plug welded the little rust holes

do a little magic on the other side also

yikes this looks like work

its hard to see the plug welds

10-16-2014 03:27 PM
37ford4dr open up the caged nut to replace the frozen nuts on both of the rear splash guards and chase all the caged nuts

tap a new square nut to the UNF (luckily I have good old American stock on these and they are nice and tight even when retreaded)

new install

this will get welded back on the fender

cut out the rust and make new repair panels

10-14-2014 02:45 PM
37ford4dr lets tackle the worst splash guards first

make a pattern and trim

on 18 ga

I suspect tool benches are like pretty girls and money, the more the better

lets try a tipping die on a flat bottom die and you pick up on the out side edge as you work it through the machine....4 times each panel

trim to fit

weld up and repeat

last thing to do is to dimple the metal so we don't lose the hole marks
10-13-2014 02:25 PM
37ford4dr this was just dirty work but other then the instrument gauge panel this is the last of touching parts for the first time.

use a gasket scaper on the undercoating

10-13-2014 11:30 AM
37ford4dr it was somebody's birthday and he got just what he wanted from the family I don't need ties, shirts, belts, socks etc, etc etc

A Product review....portable work stands from Harbor Freight on sale $16 each not on sale but 20% off $20, regular 30

stows pretty thin

product material says 200# that may be a little optimistic but I am impressed with these, you definitely need to spray wd40 into the rubber tubing to slip it over the metal tubing frames. I am keeping these boxes so I can pack these back up when I am done
10-12-2014 05:03 PM
37ford4dr heres todays effort

ALWAYS WEAR A FULL FACE SHIELD when using a cupped wire brush, this flew apart at several thousand RPM and scared the bejsus out of me

and this was a good one

the part has lots of curves in it

this is a treatment after the sanding and wire brushing I will sand this off before it gets primed

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