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Old 05-11-2013, 09:04 PM
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since the neighbor had a birthday party I decided to have quiet time in the garage.... I spent some time organizing and drilled out the last bolts, and removed the tail light plinths





and this is how you know you have done this too many times....its drilled right down the middle


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Looking very nice so far...
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thks

40 minutes of sanding tonight and 2 80 grit sanding disks on the DA.....I have decided to do more effort with lower grit so i dont have to fill many sanding scratches

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that fender looks to be in fairly good shape....nice job getting it down to metal.

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thks JP there is no paint left any where on the external side when i am done sanding them, very labor intensive but bare metal is a good thing!

about 2 hrs tonight finishing the sanding on both sides and priming it.








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i didnt do any of the body work to this that will come later, just wanted to get it to the point where it wouldnt flash rust on me



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I think you have fingerprinted every inch of that car,Truley hand built ,ypur doing a great job ,keep posting photos ,
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7 hours today the pictures tell the story













definitely use a full face mask









life gets interesting fast when this happens





they do a great job but create a lot of heat




wire brushed the inside





left the areas that need more for later


























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cleaned up both sides of the aluminum lip



220 grit sand paper on the DA






they look good sanded



the boot lid is under the car on the saw horse i must have forgotten to take a picture of it

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Rust aside the car is surprisingly straight.

I know the front clip was toast but given it's age it isn't too bad.

You've defineitely saved a car from an ugly ending.

Well done.
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thks Zuffen, i eyeballed it closely when i picked it up and had already decided if there was frame damage to walk away from it


i needed to pick some low hanging fruit today





14 gauge steel is a dream to weld



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another 90 mins tonight....believe it or not but i havent really poked around this frame too much in the last year but this frame is in way better shape then i thought it was in.

the grinder will let you know when you are cutting good metal as opposed to thinner metal you can feel the resistance








you can see the sacrificial tail that i use to hold it in place

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you are making really good progress on this beauty....

Do you plan to somehow treat the inside of the frame or just seal it up and keep it garaged?...I have a few places in the trailer that Im concerned about....I dont have a blaster...but I guess its in my future...What do you do with a long frame like that?

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you are making really good progress on this beauty....

Do you plan to somehow treat the inside of the frame or just seal it up and keep it garaged?...I have a few places in the trailer that Im concerned about....I dont have a blaster...but I guess its in my future...What do you do with a long frame like that?

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I probably will do nothing to the inside of the frame just leave it alone. its had no love over the last 56 yrs and the inside of the frame where its not rusted through still measures a true 14 ga. for the rest of this coupes life i am sure it will be in a garage more then it is outside. For the outside i will just use a wire brush on the out side and then paint it with a rust converter. and then paint it. I suppose i could drill some holes in the frame and spray a rust converter soloution into it and then pop a cover into the holes. I have the material and the tools to do that. let me think about that for a while. i guess i could even do that now as i repair the rusted out sections.
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Im impressed. Where you didnt have rust through the metal is actually okay...thats great...good to know...Im not so paranoid now about the trailer in some of those inaccessible spots.....

oh, meant to ask you...what are you using for rust converter and is that a magnet (not a magnate, thats a rich dude), that holds your ground clamp?

was that you with the clever idea to use a length of copper wire under the ground clamp also for a better ground?

good stuff.

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you can use a magnet from a cheap CB antenna ,used on for years ,don't need any thing else.
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