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Doner car for sheet metal.

2.5 years of ONLY welding.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Making the dog leg.

Rear Ax out for restoration.

Old gas tank problem.

Wrong location for 1962.

Door Panel-skin welding.

More door panel-skin welding.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

greasing up the brake pedel. Squeak stopping.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Door ready for paint. (Inside)

Primer application.

Archived: Original Door Plate.

1/4 All welded in, and ready for plastic.

Archived: Driveway install.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Applying the 1/4 plastic. (Bondo)

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

The Couch Material for redoing the seats.

Picking up the 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

On the dolly, ready for the 122 mile trip.

The drive back with the 62.

Archived: picking up the 62.

Archived: picking up the 62.

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  Looks nice... Almost done with this fender.

08-28-12
  Today was busy doing other stuff, but at the end of the day found a little time. I made a quick makeshift area to primer the fender with Rust O Leum brown. The first coat is on. A few more passes with the spot putty and I shoot it again. Going to get at least 3 coats.. Have to stop in to Home Depot soon to get more and to get the paint and see if I can mix to match the Viking Blue. Going to need about a gallon. We will see how much white it takes to get it as close to the original color as possible without breaking the bank.

  I will need to measure each addition of white so I know just about how much to mix if I need to mix another batch. I also need to pick up some wet and dry paper. Will need to sand again after I use the spot putty in a few places... Here's some pictures of todays work.


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  Here's a top shot... I also did the inside too. remember, there is also undercoating after it's installed. Still, a ways to go yet.

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  Uh Hua... getting there, still, not to my total satisfaction... Discovered a few "rough" spots. See about fixing next time.

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  See some places I missed... Will get them next time. Still have a bit more to go on this fender.


08-30-12
  Got home around 3:30. Had time to mess with the fender. All I have to do is wet sand, let dry. Then it'll be ready for the color coat!. Finally. I also had the chance to mix some paint. I now have almost a gallon of the paint we are going to paint the car with. For those of you whom want to try this method, First you have to remember a few things.....

  Now, I experminited with several mixes. As you can see in the picture below. The original paint is 50 years old, and originally was a semi "metallic". I can not duplicate the metalic and still be within budget. I have seen several cars painted with the blue, and I thought it would be cool to try to match the original paint as close as possible. So, Here's what I came up with.   The following mixture is for one (1) Quart can of Home Depots "Gloss Navy Blue". 8.99 off the shelf. It's a oil based paint, so you will need paint thinner to air spray.

  My nextstore neighbors were on their porch. I asked them (There were 4 people including one woman) to come over and let me know what they honestly thought about the new color. They all loved it. 1 of them referred it to a "Baby Blue"... Probally right. Should be a nice color when the car is done.   it's supposed to rain for a few days while the remenants of the hurracine goes by. We will see when that will be then deside when to put a color coat on the fender. The first color coating... So, stay tuned... We are making progress....


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  Pictures of the color mix testing... Keep in mind the original paint is 50 years old and a metallic... The new paint should look great. Don't ya think?.


08-31-12
  Today, after I got home I desided to see if I can get a coat of color on the old fender.... I did, However, I have to sand and hit it again. Bugs. Yes, actual living bugs this time. It wouldent matter that much if they were on the inside... BUT NOOOOOO! Thay had to land on the outside finished surface... Just a few, but still... Sand next time, paint in the middle of the day. Not at the end of the day. Maybe I'll wait until I have the spray booth up. Guess I should expidite that idea. We'll see.....

  Now that I see the color on a large piece of the car, I am smiling. :)... The color is going to be a knock out!. Remember the roof is going to be white. I was thinking, later on, of painting the bottom line and below a darker blue. So, then the car will be a three tone... We shall see..... Here's a few pictures...


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  The inside where the rubber mud gaskets hit will be done in undercoat. Where I did not paint.

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  Top of the fender..... These three pictures was taken while the paint was wet. We'll see tomorrow if the laying down "wet" is good enough for this mix to get a nice mirrow right off the bat. If so, no sanding just polish. (Polish is a very fine sand papaer itself).

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  WOOOOOW, look at that!... It's going to be a nice color on this car....


09-01-12   The weather was a little overcast. Sun once in a while... I desided to put the drivers fender away so it dryes good until I sand... Took out the Passinger fender and started to prep the metal for patching. This fender is not as bad as the other, but still a few difficult patches to do. I have to build the underside mount, and build out the inner beam again.

Still, need to do a dual patch. I need to get the rim correct, and the line correct in the same patch metal. I need to patch a little part of the rim also. So, this will probally take about the same time as the other. Only time will tell.

  I took down the area I was painting in. Tuesday, if all goes well, I will have the material for making a spray booth the size of the car. All I will need to get are some 2x4's and or 2x3's. Used is okay. I have a shout out on freecycle in case someone is renovating. The canvis material is the stuff they use for roadway bulletin boards... Yes, those very large ads along the side of the road.

  Did you ever see those ads move with the wind?. I sent a few emails out to some companies who do bill boards, and one replyed. They aren't too far away. The material is Vinyl. Durable, weather proof, and last a very long time. Longer than the material used for those tent type car ports. The man said I can have a few bills. They come in 3 sheets. each sheet is apx 25 foot by 15 foot. 6 sheets is enough?. Yea.... I should also have enough for when I remove the hood and doors for re building. I will need to cover the door area for rain and animals.

  if your from this area and keeping an eye on this restoration, and you are a contractor. I can use a LOT of used boards. Use email and I will contact you for pick up. I can even have a trailer at your job site and leave it there for when these arean't anymore boards. Okay. Now, here's some pictures of todays progress. before pictures of the fender. Till next time.


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  They patched the fender with rivited metal, directly over the rusted area.

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  This won't be difficult to fix. Thats saved for last.

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  Hmmmm, guess it's a bit rusted huh?.

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  Just about the same underside as the other. Will need to re build this area.

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  The area cleaned out of the rust. The crease has been opened up a little to accept the new metal.

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  Glad the crease is useable. That will make it a little easier to fix.


9-03-12
  It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head and coulden't work on the 62 in the afternoon.... LOL. Yes folks, rain. Got home in the afternoon. Did what I needed to do, and when I was done and going to start on the fender.... It started raining!... Yesterday all day was threatning. Then, it rained in the late afternoon. Rain is forcasted for just about all this week... Well, can't control the rain.

  I plan to go up to the company and pick up those vinyl sheets tomorrow. I have to get a move on for the spray area. I am still undesided on how to do it. I still need boards. Might stop into Home Depot and Lowes and 84 Lunber and ask if they have any warped boards to sell me cheap, or give away. I may do that on the way back.

  So, thats where we are at this point. Now it's a waiting game... See ya next time.


09-04-12
  Today was overcast. I called the company and made arraingements to get some of the BillBoard material. I got seven sheets. Average size of this stuff is 45x15 FEET!!!... Sooooo, I will have enough of material to make it BIG. This material is good stuff. It's reenforced vertical and horiz with what looks like nylon weaved thin string. all thoughout. To tell you how close the string (thread?) is, the meeting "squares" are about 1/4 inch in size. There are rope "cups" all around the edges. A rope can be inserted and stretch out to hold the side for mounting. They also poke a hole in the edges to put through a S hook, and use a rachet to mount them on to the frame of the Bill Board. These are excellent tarps, and should last through the roughest winds, and weather....

  On the way back I stopped into the Egg Harbor Harbor Freight and picked up some sanding materials. Had a gift card for 20 bucks.... On another note, I will be looking for building materials and or car port frames in my travels. I know there are people who have car ports frames up without the material. They may want to sell the frame. Anyway, I am on the hunt for framing materials. Hopefully, the "car port" frames will be strong enough to hold this material. Snow weight?. But, it's a good start. Can always reinforce.

  Now, check this: I got home about 1:30.... Bathroom... In the bathroom the power went out. I then desided to ride around and check out neighbors yards around here for car port frames. Diden't know how long the power would be out..... By the time I got home, it was too late to continue on the fender, so I called it a day.... Well, there is always tomorrow.... Till next time folks..... Here's a picture of the Bill's Bill Pile...LOL


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  My pile of the material used for Bill Boards. This will make a good spray room, booth, area.... if I do it good, I can even use it to garage the car too.


09-05-12
  Had to do a little running before I started on the passinger fender.... Did a little bit until the musketoes (spelling?)... got a bit too bad. Loosing my light, so call it a day. Pack away for the next time.... Picture?. Yes.


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  Spot welding process has started on this fender. Checked fit, made the necessary hand bends, and we're ready to continue..

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