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11-17-2014 06:19 PM
MARTINSR Yep, I check it out now and again too, damn cool stuff!

11-17-2014 02:45 PM
37ford4dr two more weld repairs, a tear in the fender lip and a rust spot on the inner splash guard mounting tab

this has to go the spot that is bubbling if you ignore bubbling spots you are just fooling your self

added some body filler to low spots and prime it

11-16-2014 04:19 PM
37ford4dr sand the red primer off , hit the open lap area with a wire brush and then 36 grit and use short strand fiberglass to fill the gap and prime the fender this is just to move it to the next phase, if its not raining tomorrow it will get a quick sanding and black primer.

11-06-2014 08:43 PM
37ford4dr easy 90 mins or so found a few more pin holes in fender that needed some mending and then once again sand and wipe down with wax and degreaser and then prime, I had wanted to get the out side of the fender where the patch panel is sanded and primed but its hard to work on both sides of a panel at once so tonight was just devoted to the inner fender and outside by the fender mounting holes

I am excited because I actually see an end to using the green self etching primer in the near future, one more inner fender and then the 2 doors so maybe 2 more cans, maybe 3 just to be safe.
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
37ford4dr continuing on with the labor of love...full dress rehearsal on drivers side rear fender and two splash guards

all bolts in place and operational, i had to weld the other front fender nut into the body panel piece behind the door latch pillars, not hard just work since i had to cut it out of a piece of the old front part of the car.

the splash guards will get the hole drilled when i have the actual rubber piece that attaches to them.
11-03-2014 01:46 PM
37ford4dr thanks, all you can do is work with what you have try not to miss anything, thats one reason I do this in several passes continuing moving the level of finish up with each pass.

several easy tasks.....weld in nut for the fender bolt, attach and weld in rear spalsh guard tab, sand inner fender one more time and prime

some times theres no easy way to get a good clamp, so this gave me an easy quick hold for a few smalls tacks then i could weld the rest from the back

11-02-2014 09:10 PM
496CHEVY3100 The tolerance and fit will be better on this car than when it was new,lol I have 2 MGs the seams and gaps are not that great ,,no sign of previous damage,
as always looking good.
11-02-2014 03:33 PM
37ford4dr so part of the process of filling time is to mock up everything in final form and then take it all apart again. it feels really good to have something actually put back together on the body

so all the bolts get chased with a thread cleaner and all the washers get hit with the grinder

and we have a fully installed fender with spashguards all the bolts in place and tight

nice and tight screw holes

11-01-2014 10:56 PM
37ford4dr well today had to turn the heat on in the garage for the newly painted stuff to dry, primers can take a long time at 60* to dry.

primed the inside of the right rear fender

can you see the red paint buried in that crevice.....I believe that is original paint and the shut face panel was mashed into place and it created that dent.

its the shiny raised part which is out of focus by the snips

and my solution is to relieve the crunched part to make it fit better. iwill weld it back together after some more fitting. you cant be scared to cut stuff to make it fit better in projects like this

10-31-2014 01:40 PM
37ford4dr inners fenders are done....they came out pretty nice for panels that you will never see. now to move on to the shut face panels

10-30-2014 01:57 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 09:16 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 09:09 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 01:32 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 07:25 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

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