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Yesterday 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 looks really good.

05-02-2015 06:55 PM
Loose Ctrl Damn fine work.Car is looking great.
05-02-2015 10:14 AM
37ford4dr thks guys, need to get this one done first!

another 3 hours......from this point in it will be working on about a 2' x 2' section at a time. this is really good because once its in primer/surface coat you can see where you need spend your time and you can be very focused. so I will do body work for about 30 mins each night. not enough to get bored but just enough time to move the project forward.

05-01-2015 07:01 PM
John long
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
The A is looking good at this rate you will be looking for another project before long ,lol
He sure will before Long. It is looking good.......

05-01-2015 06:42 PM
496CHEVY3100 The A is looking good at this rate you will be looking for another project before long ,lol
05-01-2015 05:32 PM
37ford4dr well finally got a chance to do 3hrs of work

fill the weld areas

sand the body panels

finally got out the real spray gun and primer, the bare metal gets the self etching primer first

and these are the contoured sanding blocks

04-28-2015 02:57 PM
Originally Posted by Arns85GT View Post
There aren't many guys who would go at the kind of cancer you are repairing and do it right. You are to be commended.
thanks its not so daunting 30 minutes at a time
04-26-2015 12:23 PM
Arns85GT There aren't many guys who would go at the kind of cancer you are repairing and do it right. You are to be commended.
04-25-2015 12:53 PM
37ford4dr now to move to the inside

and look what I found inside when I opened it up.

they mice must have been nesting in the head liner
04-24-2015 07:48 PM
37ford4dr tonights efforts

04-23-2015 08:35 PM
37ford4dr I believe I am down to the last several welding jobs

my how the small holes always seem to get bigger

I had to use a tab to hold the top piece, just a small welded tab

tomorrow nights work the lower holes

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