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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
10-12-2014 05:03 PM
37ford4dr heres todays effort



ALWAYS WEAR A FULL FACE SHIELD when using a cupped wire brush, this flew apart at several thousand RPM and scared the bejsus out of me





and this was a good one





the part has lots of curves in it


this is a treatment after the sanding and wire brushing I will sand this off before it gets primed

10-12-2014 05:03 PM
37ford4dr heres todays effort



ALWAYS WEAR A FULL FACE SHIELD when using a cupped wire brush, this flew apart at several thousand RPM and scared the bejsus out of me





and this was a good one





the shut face part has lots of curves in it


this is a treatment after the sanding and wire brushing I will sand this off before it gets primed

10-11-2014 04:12 PM
37ford4dr heres whats left to massage back to life






I normally don't use paint stripper on steel parts but the shut face panels are kind of small with lots of curves for a sander



10-09-2014 05:57 PM
37ford4dr time to keep on pushing.

I am formulating my painting plan as I go through the process, looks like it will be to take every part to the " black paint phase" basically that means all the welding and grinding is done and the first coat of body filler is done. and the part is trial fitted with all sub components and all the nuts and bolts. in place once that is done then I will move to the next level of body finish. I have figured out how I am going to build a spray booth in the garage so I will not be dependent on out side weather





10-08-2014 10:51 AM
37ford4dr lets wrap this fender up for the first stage


grind everything down look for additional pin holes and weld them up.....every thing gets wiped down with wax and grease remover before any thing get primed





10-07-2014 08:59 PM
37ford4dr house quieted down early tonight....so that means when the Boss goes to sleep its play time...about 1.5 hrs

the fender still needs some more love



just make up a new piece to slip into place





of course I had two holes top side, so I made the repair piece to cover this area also



of course theres always one more rusty spot



too late to do any grinding



10-07-2014 01:35 PM
37ford4dr my birthday is coming up and rumor has it i will be getting two portable body working stands....its from a very reliable source (me)....just have to wait until after my birthday dinner to set them up

same routine......sand off red primer out side only, fill the open joint with metal and weld, prime bare metal with self etching primer after first being wiped down with wax and degreaser. i will not paint anything after using a machine to sand unless its been hit with a wax and degreaser first. the machines can exhaust small droplets of oil that you never see and cause paint problems. this body work is really only the very first step in the process and its suppose to look rough





do some filler on some small divets







10-06-2014 06:14 PM
37ford4dr thks for the vote of confidence

lets move to the boot.....take care of some dents, quick self etching primer then a quick coat of black primer and then to move on to the next panel. the plan is to do the the other rear fender then the rear body around the boot and then the coupe top then move on to the front. when its all black I will get out the real surface primer and start the real finish body work





I guess its too dark for a good photo on my phone

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