|11-28-2015 03:31 PM|
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,
|11-28-2015 07:51 AM|
|Arns85GT||I'm looking forward to seeing the final assembly. It must be a real feeling of accomplishment.|
|11-28-2015 01:29 AM|
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|
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|
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|
|11-26-2015 11:10 AM|
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|
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|
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|
goal for this weekend is to have all fenders on......so 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 ..so 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|
boot prop rod installed
boot installed...you can tighten the bolts from the inside, so aligning is easier
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|
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|
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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