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Yesterday 12:57 PM
37ford4dr thks for the nice words.

moving forward to finishing those damn inner fenders....they are like work!!!

i rinsed off the jasco as per the directions then sanded the pieces again and applied some fiberglass short strand body filler to my weld seams sanded quickly and primed one side of them.

the only thing i dont like about the jasco is that you have to rinse it with water, it just rubs me the wrong way to use water on bare steel., although we do wet sand primer.....

these inner fenders are being brought up to a presentable level so that the final paint is smooth on them i am not worrying about perfection on these.





10-29-2014 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
10-29-2014 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

10-29-2014 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
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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
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