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Old 03-22-2013, 10:21 AM
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hahahha, yeah it's annoying. I recall standing by the booth and saying it's pretty straight and the painter responds by saying, "yeah, I don't paint over anything wavy so if you bring something wavy I'll kick it back." My thoughts were, "ummm ok." no biggie. Just how it is.

He did do his part on this one. The last painter didn't put enough primer on things and it made it harder on us. This guy actually puts enough primer on it or shall I say a standard amount of primer on each car. So moving forward our work will be better as a team. He did a great job on these parts, especially in directing the boss to clean up the booth and get things straightened out in terms of cleanliness before even stepping into the booth. He gets a big thumbs up in my book. All about team work.
Do you do your own blocking or is that the paint dept job?


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Old 03-22-2013, 10:36 AM
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I thought about that and the fact is it's been years since I bought a spool. don't do much welding at home. Prices have probably changed.
Rats. Was hoping you had a better source, as I go through a lot of wire lately with my current build!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:38 PM
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If you read the full story about Steve, that Brian posted afew months ago, you would feel different. Brian is simply a blessing to Steve. No less. Brian has his reward in seeing the smile on Steve's face. No lobster needed.
I just got a call from Steve and bad news, he has thrown his shoulder out or something, there is no way he could get in the car tomorrow morning, darn it. Hopefully it will be ok come next show in June. We just don't know, it could never get better, he is at that point in his health, every day it is just hoping all is well and he is getting worse and worse with every birthday at this point so I just pray that he will be ok come June so he can go on a tire smoking topless ride.

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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Do you do your own blocking or is that the paint dept job?


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I do my own blocking for first round of primer in 150-180 then on the second app I might go 240 then 320 and then the painter will soft block it with some 400. I'm also soft blocking at the 320 stage. Obviously this depends on how much is on the second application of primer cause it can be too many step ups if there's not at least 2-3 coats on it. So with the old painter there was no more than 3-4 coats of primer(not applications) in total, with this painter it's 4-6 coats within 2 prime applications. So he's definitely doing us favors and it shows, and thanks to that it gives me a feeling of teamwork around here instead of "me-me-me". Great addition to the team for sure.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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I got a free electric pressure washer the other day, and today i finally decided to test it out. Well i got it all set up and no water would come out of the wand. So i take the whole thing apart and clean it all up. There was some debris is there so i figured i found the problem. Nope. So i took the gun apart, everything looked fine
So i put it all back together and it still wouldn't work. So i took a risk and cut the hose right before the gun and what do ya know, water comes out. So the gun was bad. I'm gonna try to figure out a way to put the wand directly on the hose. It will always be on but i don't care, i just don't want to spend money on something i got for free when i have a real gas powered one already.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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Well, It is far from together but I did get the windshield seal installed. ( Have the blister to proof it). The windshield is on and the right door hung. It sure was a lot of work to correct one door gap but I am glad I did it.

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Well, It is far from together but I did get the windshield seal installed. ( Have the blister to proof it). The windshield is on and the right door hung. It sure was a lot of work to correct one door gap but I am glad I did it.

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Now go park it in front of a School ,and take picture since you have a door ,I still dont. Looks Great,
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:02 PM
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Nice work, long John. Never did panel alignment on one of those but they look like a nightmare.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM
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Nice work, long John. Never did panel alignment on one of those but they look like a nightmare.
Thanks Henry, The car was either rolled or broad sided back in it's day. The original repairs were done with lead and you could tell the doors were tight. Someone's solution was to trim the door edges to make the door fit. It would have been wise for me to have cut the cowl loose and moved it forward when I built the car but I have no desire to go back and start over now.

There is so much wood in these Murray bodies to deal with. I am lucky that I did not have to replace the first piece. Here is a picture of one of the roadster doors.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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Another trick on those 36's is to shim the cowl on the frame to align the door if it needs to go up or down in the back or open up the top gap or something like that.

Your car is looking awesome! Man I love those 36 Roadsters, with out a doubt my favorite Early V8 Ford.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:33 PM
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With the wealth of knowlege on here i think we could almost fix any thing .Thanks to every one for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:30 PM
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Another trick on those 36's is to shim the cowl on the frame to align the door if it needs to go up or down in the back or open up the top gap or something like that.

Your car is looking awesome! Man I love those 36 Roadsters, with out a doubt my favorite Early V8 Ford.

Brian
You are right Brian. These old cars are so flimsy off the frame it is an absolute must to spend the time shimming the bodies. To do it quickly and efficiently is a bit of an art.

Thanks for the kind words everyone.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:25 AM
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Looking good John.

Looks like your timing is right on for the upcoming cruise season. Or do you live in a great place with year round cruise seasons?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:13 AM
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Looking good John.

Looks like your timing is right on for the upcoming cruise season. Or do you live in a great place with year round cruise seasons?
Yes, we really do. Monday nights at the Sonic. Fourth Saturday in Cleveland, Third Saturday in Fort Oglethorpe plus all the local car shows. We also get the NATS south and Goodguys Nashville close by.... Lots to do.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:54 AM
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Another trick on those 36's is to shim the cowl on the frame to align the door if it needs to go up or down in the back or open up the top gap or something like that.

Your car is looking awesome! Man I love those 36 Roadsters, with out a doubt my favorite Early V8 Ford.

Brian
what a nightmare. It sounds like it's a step beyond 50's cars, which is a step beyond the cars of the 60s-70's. What I mean is, with cars from the 60's-70's is you deal with gaps and levelness of panels. With 50's cars you're dealing with that AND dealing with A pillars hitting doors and panel openings not even wide enough for the panel. So I can only imagine the nightmares associated with a car of that era.
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