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05-26-2015 05:50 AM
Arns85GT I think from an asthetic point of view, the TF was the best looking MG. I am fond of the TD too, but then again I am an apron fender guy at heart. They're both nice after all.
05-25-2015 12:44 PM
37ford4dr worked for a little while on the MGA and then helped MGA Charlie with his beautiful TF fenders.









those TF fenders are beautiful







my TF when I had hair ....



05-25-2015 05:59 AM
Arns85GT
high build primer

I understand. I tried high build primer and I found it created work for me.

I found it created more sanding to set up the finish. After playing around with that and epoxy, I ended up going back to the "old faithful" standard primer with glaze when I need it. I greatly admire your work and I'll bet it will be a jewel when you're done.
05-24-2015 03:17 PM
Loose Ctrl Ok.I see it now.
05-24-2015 02:16 PM
37ford4dr
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I doubt you are finished on the panels yet but I am seeing some unevenness and rippling, which is a little surprising with the level of your metal work. I know it is hard with sheet metal repair but I expect you have a plan. Please keep us posted.


mostly you are seeing different colors in the high build primer.. I am using the small touch up gun.... and it creates some shadows and different over spray patterns as the container gets low. It does catch your attention in person also. you can see it in this photo

the horiziontal striping.....it looks like ripples but in reality is just overspray. its a high build primer and gets sanded away.

05-24-2015 02:10 PM
37ford4dr I worked some more on the front fenders today and the bonnet, tomorrow the doors and the front shroud where I recut it.....then everything should be ready for block sanding to a nice surface for painting.




05-24-2015 12:58 PM
Loose Ctrl
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Originally Posted by Arns85GT View Post
I doubt you are finished on the panels yet but I am seeing some unevenness and rippling, which is a little surprising with the level of your metal work. I know it is hard with sheet metal repair but I expect you have a plan. Please keep us posted.

You must have a good monitor and good eyes.I can't see any of that.
05-24-2015 10:39 AM
Arns85GT
ripples?

I doubt you are finished on the panels yet but I am seeing some unevenness and rippling, which is a little surprising with the level of your metal work. I know it is hard with sheet metal repair but I expect you have a plan. Please keep us posted.
05-23-2015 08:31 PM
Loose Ctrl This build is going to be better than new.I bet your body work is straighter and smoother than when it was fresh from the manufacturer.
05-23-2015 01:57 PM
37ford4dr woo hoo about 4 hours today.....






















05-22-2015 06:40 PM
37ford4dr a quick 2 hrs today..... the goal this weekend is to finish all the body work.





any exposed metal gets green se;f etching primer


05-17-2015 10:39 AM
37ford4dr well the creative juices were flowing this am fueled by a gift of a fork lift extender.....along with two pieces of a snow plow picked up off the road over the years, the base weighs about 125. all together about 210 lbs. the bead roller is bolted so it can still be used in the vise and the planishing hammer can get mounted on the stand also





the base 5/8" x 6 x 24" doubled up to 12"





and it works as planned

05-16-2015 11:31 AM
37ford4dr lets take on the 800 lb gorilla in the room.....if its not right just re do it. after all its just metal





see the crown on the near side





no balls no glory




SBC main cap


nice and tight




cool it off after the weld with compressed air










05-15-2015 06:16 PM
37ford4dr my wife has been watching the two grand children while the kids are at work, and it turns out that what we use to do easily like grocery shopping, cleaning, yard work etc now has taken on a whole different dimension and it has encroached upon my shop time.....oh well we will just have to adjust

lets take care of some areas




sand with a long board file





use the black primer as guide coat





any shiny metal gets self etching primer the final sanding will be done by hand




05-03-2015 02:38 PM
37ford4dr thanks

another couple of hours today.....it looks really good.













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