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Yesterday 03:31 PM
37ford4dr thanks guys, today was as big of a day......we collapsed tent city frame and I cleaned up and packed away all the painting gear.

well we did all that after I painted the shut face panel and the front parking light backing rings. the backing rings will get epoxy glued in place.. just didn't get the ordering sequence right on that one. I was thinking of making my own but when I ordered the seat belt install kit it was so easy to hit the easy button on that one,

Yesterday 07:51 AM
Arns85GT I'm looking forward to seeing the final assembly. It must be a real feeling of accomplishment.
Yesterday 01:29 AM
zuffen You would have to be happy with how it looks.

And just a little proud of your efforts.

I know I would be if I turned that wreck into what we see.
11-27-2015 09:59 PM
Loose Ctrl Damn,she's looking good.
11-27-2015 06:27 PM
37ford4dr fender install day

mark fender piping for holes

started out with a gasket punch but by the end I was using the box cutter only

I am not sure who that old man is but that's what I was doing fitting the piping. on a coupe it changes direction there and is horizontal

it is good to have sons

so all fenders and piping is in, need to tune up the doors and the right front fender fit

and all tucked in for the night

11-26-2015 09:05 PM
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I think he is referring to the Hand crank
ok thanks,
the hand crank is 5/8" round stock and gets mounted on the bulk head that separates the trunk from the pass compartment
11-26-2015 11:19 AM
Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
I agree, I am not sure where you are referring to , any paint on the exhaust manifold was manifold paint. I cant think where there is lacquer paint on any exhaust parts
I think he is referring to the Hand crank
11-26-2015 11:10 AM
Originally Posted by Arns85GT View Post
I'm curious about your choice of lacquer on what appears to be the exhaust pipe. I don't think lacquer is going to like the heat. What's your thinking?

I agree, I am not sure where you are referring to , any paint on the exhaust manifold was manifold paint. I cant think where there is lacquer paint on any exhaust parts
11-26-2015 11:08 AM
37ford4dr some quick work this am in preparation for putting fenders on

drill out a hole

drilled and touched up

end caps drill holes touched up, drill shavings vacuumed out

end caps in place

11-25-2015 07:14 AM
Arns85GT I'm curious about your choice of lacquer on what appears to be the exhaust pipe. I don't think lacquer is going to like the heat. What's your thinking?
11-24-2015 07:07 PM
37ford4dr my son and I popped the door off and swapped the hinges and it made all the differences, I did stamp the hinges for P and D , but forgot to stamp a top and bottom mark.
if you look closely you can see the difference in the two halves of the same hinge

the one on the left has a slight twist in it

and the alignment with out us trying to do anything to improve it.

11-24-2015 01:40 PM
37ford4dr goal for this weekend is to have all fenders i need to wrap up some loose ends

so lets paint the end caps and while i am at it the hand crank

it was strange i wiped down the hand crank with lacquer thinner to see it had been painted with some thing else over the last 50 years and no lacquer paint color came off, which is usually a sign it has some other paint on it....lacquer paint is temperamental this way and it prefers to only go over lacquer or a good primer sealer i sanded/scuffed it primed it then used a primer sealer and took a chance i wouldn't have a paint incompatibility issue

it doesn't look like i have any issues with paint incompatibility on the hand crank. i am pleasantly surprised.

11-22-2015 11:51 AM
37ford4dr boot prop rod installed

boot can tighten the bolts from the inside, so aligning is easier

final buffing

I may be able to close this up some more

how I finally did the split rivets

a shaft for under the rivets held in the vise

11-21-2015 03:21 PM
37ford4dr busy day today...

painted boot prop rod black

my son and I made end caps, mine will be removable for inspection purposes, I also made my internal inner sill supports be parallel to the frame so you can look from one end to the other. still need to be painted

tried my hand at making a rivet split tool....I am not sure I was successful....

these are a PITA to do.....this will be done during the week one panel at time with a brewski

polished the car for the last time

lets get the doors on

I am not going to sand the rocker sill to much scuffing so I am going to leave all the clear coat on it

lets buff it before the door rough fit

11-20-2015 10:13 PM
37ford4dr i had to break out the 3" DA tonight just too many small spots that interfere with buffing

its really good for the small curved areas

and I now know why the one side of the top pillar posts are pushed down.....its the only way to buff that angle

I also got one complete polishing in with the softest pad....just need to repeat it one more time to make sure I didn't miss anything then the doors go on.
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