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Old 04-04-2013, 07:04 PM
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45 mins tonight, laying out the panel bead and i recruited a daughter to crank the bead roller....final fitting tomorrow night. i should have just done this to begin with it looks really good.






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Old 04-05-2013, 04:59 PM
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the fitting is the most important part in the back is square brace to make sure that seam was nice and flat



this is how the body is attached to the saw horses the ply wood brace just sits in side the bracketry, that way when i move the saw horses the body doesnt fall off.


the holes actually line up when the brackets are turned around



add some welding and grinding and there you go....

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I've been following this build quietly up until now, but I have to say that your attention to detail is staggering. What a great job you've done so far. I can't wait to see this bad boy finished.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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thks valkyrie5.7 its good to hear from you and that your reading it. bob

4 hours

taking care of business most small items like straighenting out the lip on the bonet opening, grinding the old bonnet rubber piece screws out and farting around with two broken fender bolts..



copper on some square tubing to act as a heat sink and a stop for the filling the gap




two low spots i cant get at because of the bracing



so i get to use my Christmas present




from eastwood it screws on to the head of the Mig torch

damn if doesnt work, i think the heat actually helps in shrinking the metal and then you use a slide hammer on it

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talk about making a silk purse out of a pigs ear, wow the entire job.

great work continues,,,

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3 hrs fitting the grill.....what a PITA

chased all the nuts, this is not a tap and die it doesnt cut threads only cleans them, one of my better purchases





found a low spot, i have worked it so much there will be very minimum of filler on the nose



through the trial fit and adjustments i found a weak spot



just add some MIG steel


and 3 hrs later here you go





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talk about making a silk purse out of a pigs ear, wow the entire job.

great work continues,,,

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TJ thks for the comments
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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luckily my neighbor is a high end body man...real high end. so i use him as my sounding board....he has given me the ok to start some body filler on the front end and suggested that i use a rust converter on all the areas that i have sanded and then come back to them and sand them all again then i am good to do body filler and prime. some times its good to have another set of eyes to look at your work and give you trusted advice



so i painted the body with the stuff

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:24 PM
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this stuff worked well and definitely left an anti corrosive film on the fresh metal and turned the rust black. i am not sure i would paint over the film it left on the fresh metal but the rusty parts it tuned black and you could paint over it for a chassis or something like that.





worked on the battery cover area behind the seats, some welding and wire brushed the area. i am getting to the end of the body tub!!!!





and here you can see the small black clips that hold the fabric on to the metal frame and the door seal goes over these....they have really sharp barbs on them and slice the arms really easily

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:18 PM
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this stuff worked well and definitely left an anti corrosive film on the fresh metal and turned the rust black. i am not sure i would paint over the film it left on the fresh metal but the rusty parts it tuned black and you could paint over it for a chassis or something like that.

worked on the battery cover area behind the seats, some welding and wire brushed the area. i am getting to the end of the body tub!!!!

and here you can see the small black clips that hold the fabric on to the metal frame and the door seal goes over these....they have really sharp barbs on them and slice the arms really easily
I have enjoyed following your build 37 Ford. Have not contributed up till now but feel compelled to warn you about the rust converter you are using. It absolutely must be neutralized properly or your catalyzed primer or epoxy primer will not cure properly. There is good information available on the SPI forum as well as this one on the correct way to neutralize it. Do a little research before you decide to paint over it.

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4 hrs doing some weld repairs and wire brushing the under side of the scuttle and the top shelf in the engine compartment that was a dirty job...

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I have enjoyed following your build 37 Ford. Have not contributed up till now but feel compelled to warn you about the rust converter you are using. It absolutely must be neutralized properly or your catalyzed primer or epoxy primer will not cure properly. There is good information available on the SPI forum as well as this one on the correct way to neutralize it. Do a little research before you decide to paint over it.

John L
thks john i will be sanding it off to shiny steel and using a self etching primer, i have read about the epoxy primers and the metal prep but have found no conflicting information on the self etching primers, i will read up on it some more. its so hard not to find conflicting information, thks bob
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I kept working my way around the inside of the car.....wire brush, sand paper, degreaser, scotch brite pad degreaser etc etc etc. one or two weld patch panels. i painted the areas that had the signs of the weld penetration. i am thinking seriously of using panel adhesive on the rocker panels and maybe even the fender patch panels









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Old 04-20-2013, 03:11 PM
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just a quick hour today sanding the inner fender area, every thing gets wiped down twice with a wax/degreaser formula before the primer







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