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Today 01:54 PM
John long Good work on the Falcon Randy.

I am the tortois. Randy is the hare but I am plugging along. I did get the top well ready to trim and fit to the car. Another piece no one will ever see.

Headin out to the Sonic. Enough for today.

John

Today 12:16 PM
1971BB427 Latest project is the roof on my '69 Burb. I've noticed the clear coat was failing, and lots of flaking going on up there. Since the lower paint looks pretty decent, I figured I'd strip the clear off, and make the Burb two tone with an off white roof.
Got up there to strip it and discovered more issues than paint! There are 4 spots that the paint has cracked in a circular shape! It appears the old Burb was an ambulance at one time in it's early life, and some knucklehead didn't properly delete the holes for emergency lights, and sirens!
I dug out the cracks today, and underneath was the beginning of rust creeping at the bad metal joint. The holes range from about 6"-7" down to 1.5", at 4 locations. After digging them out, I saw some previous owner had pop riveted sheetmetal underneath the hole, and then ground the stubs off the rivets on the top side. No sealer used, so moisture wicked under the paint and filler, resulting in the patch going bad. I ground them out and then hit them with rust neutralizer. After neutralizing them, I again ground the edges smooth, and tack welded the 4 fillers in, so they're permanent. After that I mixed up epoxy resin, and brushed the joints, just to ensure no pinholes would appear later and ruin the paint.
Just have to grind it smooth, and give a thin coat of filler to sand now. After that I'll prime and then decide which of the many white colors would go best with the metallic blue lower body.
Today 12:15 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
Yes there is MANY dirt trap's on this car, I had to also change both torque boxes
on this car..It's a V8 hard top the whole torque box on both sides was rusted out..Inside and outside..
Mine was very solid other than the pinholes in trunk drop, and small holes on floors in front where they angle up to meet firewall. Had two patches to install there to get floors solid.
Today 12:12 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Those trunk drops are a place they always rust out! I had to do repairs on my '63 Falcon in the same spot. But I drilled the inside and installed a drain tube at the low point to avoid having them ever accumulate moisture in the future.
Yes there is MANY dirt trap's on this car, I had to also change both torque boxes
on this car..It's a V8 hard top the whole torque box on both sides was rusted out..Inside and outside..

Also made all new trunk drop's..



Today 11:49 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
Finished up one lower Quarter panel on a 63 falcon, Had to repair outer tub and change lower Quarter,, Now on to the other side...



Those trunk drops are a place they always rust out! I had to do repairs on my '63 Falcon in the same spot. But I drilled the inside and installed a drain tube at the low point to avoid having them ever accumulate moisture in the future.
Today 10:07 AM
NEW INTERIORS Finished up one lower Quarter panel on a 63 falcon, Had to repair outer tub and change lower Quarter,, Now on to the other side...



Yesterday 09:27 PM
1971BB427 My wife thought she'd help me the other day. We were headed out to breakfast in the Falcon, and I have some original old stickers and decals on the back side windows. The Lyons Dragstrip sticker was curling up on the edges, so she reached up and ripped the peeling half off!!!
To say I was speechless would be an understatement. She must have seen my mouth hanging open, and said, "What?" I told her that was probably a 40 year old sticker she just tore off, and she still didn't get it. I grabbed the sticker and put it in my shirt pocket. Glued it back on later when we got home.
Yesterday 04:17 PM
496CHEVY3100 Yea she has gone thru several appearance changes,she still miss hurst shifter as far as I know.
Yesterday 04:14 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
well not to bright I put the name at the bottom
I was just going to say it reminded me of Linda Vaughn, then I noticed the caption...
Yesterday 04:11 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
That's why I have 3-4 caulking guns, and so many scrapers, and other small inexpensive tools! If it's not too spendy I always give up quickly and go get another. Then the others all show up! Sometimes I think it would be best if I pretended I had it, and just started looking for a good place to store it. Then go look at that place and the others would be waiting there!
I know that feeling well.
I think the Big Guy has a warped sense of humor...
Yesterday 03:15 PM
496CHEVY3100 Looking at some old pictures ,came across this girl from Dalton Ga ,anyone ,recognize her,

well not to bright I put the name at the bottom
Yesterday 03:03 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Your lucky. My "hidden goodies" always waits to appear after I have ripped the packaging surrounding the "new" part to shreds, the dog has disappeared with the instructions, and my wife has thrown the recipe away with the comment "Oh, I didn't think you'd need that anymore."

BB
Yep, I live in BB's world!

John
Yesterday 08:48 AM
1971BB427 That's why I have 3-4 caulking guns, and so many scrapers, and other small inexpensive tools! If it's not too spendy I always give up quickly and go get another. Then the others all show up! Sometimes I think it would be best if I pretended I had it, and just started looking for a good place to store it. Then go look at that place and the others would be waiting there!
Yesterday 08:43 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Keep the receipt and don't open the package. Just set it on the counter and the one you have that is hiding will jump out and say "here I am"....

The quickest way for me to find something I've "lost", is to go buy another one..
So true, so true.

Brian
Yesterday 08:39 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Keep the receipt and don't open the package. Just set it on the counter and the one you have that is hiding will jump out and say "here I am"....

The quickest way for me to find something I've "lost", is to go buy another one..
Your lucky. My "hidden goodies" always waits to appear after I have ripped the packaging surrounding the "new" part to shreds, the dog has disappeared with the instructions, and my wife has thrown the recipe away with the comment "Oh, I didn't think you'd need that anymore."

BB
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