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Old 07-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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And where is the picture of said dumb stunt.....
Fortunately, it was just a little dumb stunt on the edge of the door but none the less, a dumb stunt.

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I had a friend drop by and said that paint looks wet and stuck his thumb abaout 1/2 way across the hood,, It Was Wet,,and was Final coat,

but he bought the car when I finished it a Black Mustang GT.
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any updates..
Thanks for asking.

Steve has the doors back on the car, mudded, primed, blocked with three coats of SPI's finest on them. He is working on the front fenders still. They were very solid but more out of shape than I realized.

I happened to be going by his place about dusky dark Saturday night and was surprised to see him in the shop but had no camera with me.

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I think Steve has my blessing if he wants to sit down a few minutes guys. It is still amazing to me what he has aleady gotten done.

When I got to his place this afternoon, he had gone through the brake lines checking for leaks. We knew we had one. Also, he was going through the steering, brakes and clutch linkage checking for things being tight etc. It looks like the clutch linkage may need some work. Better to have it all double checked before the front end goes together.

The doors are ruffed in and on the car.








The front fenders are also roughed in and pretty close to being able to fit on the car.





From here, Steve will have to move on to the inner fender wells and core support and splash aprons. They won't need a lot of body work but there are still holes to drill and brackets to make.

Steve has said all along he was not going to be able to paint the car. I have had my name added to the waiting list for Traditional Hot Rods, owned by another long time friend from the 70's, Larry Harper. That is still way down the road though.

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Steve has the front fenders on the car and has finished the inner fender wells I was working on when I quit working on the car. He primed the inner fenders today also.

I think we are going to paint the inner fenders body color. If I can get one of Barbs family to stay with her for amfew hours, I will shoot the paint so Steve doesn't have to worry about the Isocyanates.

If we do that, I need to have the button heads polished so they will be ready to assemble it. That was my project for tonight.



Buffer plus electric drill.....



.........Equals bowl full of polished buttonhead fasteners.




I don't think I mentioned it yet but I have finished picking, filing, and sanding the side trim and am ready to start polishing it too. I brought the buffer up to the rear deck so I can work a little on it in the evening and still stay close to Barb.

I still have most of the windshield stainless and belt molding to go. Dang, this thing has a pile of stainless!
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I found a really nice pair of Yankee Tri Bar mirrors the other day. They reproduce them in plastic but these are origional metal ones.








I also carried Steve up the new gallon of SPI black epoxy that I said I had given him the other day and then left sitting on the kitchen table.




LOL, The only other thing I did was give Steve his first payday. Bless his heart, he can turn out more work in an hour than I can in a day. While I like to form, or shape, sheet metal, Steve is an excellent body man. I wish I had his talent with a hammer and dolly.

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Steve is an amazing builder. I would put him against any big name car builders any day of the week..and the paint he put out was bar none the best I have ever seen anyone do....
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Steve is an amazing builder. I would put him against any big name car builders any day of the week..and the paint he put out was bar none the best I have ever seen anyone do....
Shhhhhhhh! Your gonna make him want to charge more. I'm still on a budget you know.

I am indeed thankful he is there for me.

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Steve is deep into wiring the car now. as usual, he is very maticulous and is doing an excellent job of hiding the wiring behind the fender wells as much as possible.







Since he is allergic to the Isocyanates in the paint, I shot the inner fenders for him today while a friend spent time with Barb and did her nails.

I have to admit, I really enjoyed being able to contribute something today. Steve did all the work and had them hung up ready to shoot when I got there. I know it was hard for him to let someone else get the satisfaction of making them turn red.

I did run one pretty badly. I think I accidently painted it twice. I brought it home to sand and get ready for the do over.






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This is great stuff, John. You are gonna have a car before too long. How cool is that? I think heap big cool.
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LOL, I did my do-over fender panel today. It no longer resembles Niagra Falls. The more I think about it, the more I think I shot the third coat of base on it twice.

I went by Steve's to drop off the new battery and he was finishing up the wiring, had the front spindles apart to install the dropped spindles, was mudding the deck lid, and had installed the inner fenders that were already painted. I wish I could multi task like that.

I hated I did not have my camera with me.



Tomorrow, I buy oil, power steering fluid and lower radiator hose.

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You keep doing a super job on this car. You will be driving soon.
What type of base coat are you using, I did all SPI like you and Barry recommended Wanda, which I was very happy with.
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You keep doing a super job on this car. You will be driving soon.
What type of base coat are you using, I did all SPI like you and Barry recommended Wanda, which I was very happy with.
I also am using all SPI including the SPI dark red base coat. I have been extremely pleased with the company's products, staff, and technical support.

The only thing I have used other than the SPI is Wanda base on the dash board and intake manifold. They were both light metallics and I had good coverage in three coats both times. I also believe Wanda is an excellent product at an affordable price.

For years, I was a dyed in the wool PPG guy. I have no desire to ever buy another PPG product. They alienated me about ten years ago.

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I also am using all SPI including the SPI dark red base coat. I have been extremely pleased with the company's products, staff, and technical support.

The only thing I have used other than the SPI is Wanda base on the dash board and intake manifold. They were both light metallics and I had good coverage in three coats both times. I also believe Wanda is an excellent product at an affordable price.

For years, I was a dyed in the wool PPG guy. I have no desire to ever buy another PPG product. They alienated me about ten years ago.

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I never got to try Wanda but was a Sikkens user at work and Lesonal at home and yeah, anything with the Akzo man on the can seemed like good stuff. Too bad about PPG but if they hadn't run you off you might not have discovered SPI. I do like dealing with a reasonably sized business rather than a big one but have yet to try SPI.
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I never got to try Wanda but was a Sikkens user at work and Lesonal at home and yeah, anything with the Akzo man on the can seemed like good stuff. Too bad about PPG but if they hadn't run you off you might not have discovered SPI. I do like dealing with a reasonably sized business rather than a big one but have yet to try SPI.
Agreed. My personal opinion is PPG got so involved in the fight for the large bodyshop business they ended up with so many area reps, free mixing systems, etc, they no longer could sell competitively. At that point, I think product quality took a hit trying to keep the stock holders happy with an acceptable profit margin. None of this may be true but it is my gut feeling.

I took the inner panel up to Steve this afternoon. Since yesterday, he had blocked the deck lid, ran more wiring, installed headlight buckets, and had the dropped spindles bolted on.

One funny thing was, the haedlight switch rheostat went up in smoke when he put the batter charger on it to test the wiring. If you all remember, I just rebuilt a switch that is laying on my sewing machine.

Pretty cool. I will take it up to him tomorrow.

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