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Front wheel wells primered and ready to paint.

front suspension primered and ready to paint.

Paint the wheel wells.

Painted, wells. Nice!.

Getting there. Little more to go.

Rust busting! at it's best.

Nasty rusting. But, we bust!.

Patching, This went on for 3 years!.

New wheel bearings, front and later on, the rear.

Original brake fluid, Crystalized.

Going to a car show that day.

Burke car show, 2016.

Cape May. Bystander takes a picture.

Wildwood convention center circle car show.

Holloween 2016 walk through.

headlight switch replacement.

Cleaning up for restoring inside parts.

The door panels came up nice too!.

The inside door panels. Nice yo!.

Bumping some stainless trim.

Buffing the aluminum rear trim.

Masking with flat black.

Removing masking after the paint job.

The new cover. Made from Bulletin board vinyl.

New voltage regulator. Finding one was 1/2 the fight.

Painting the outside body of the 62.

Painting, don't forget under the rockers.

Center beam rust replacement.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Welding in new metal.

The restoration picture book.

Changing working position.

Block it for front wheel work.

Painting the edges. Edges first, dry, paint again.

Prepping the roof.

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10-27-13
  Finally, the weather was good enough to continue on the doors. Because it was a little cold, we could only do removal. Removal of the stainless steel trim, Aluminum trim, and the clips, and start removing the rubber weather stripping around the dors. That, will take some time. We did remove the trim, except the peice that is on the gutter. It will most likely be too thin, and small that during the removal it will bend. We desided, at least at this point to leave it on. It will have to be taped for painting, unless we discover the secret for removal.

  Maybe next time I will be able to get out the disc sander and remove rust and get ready for priming. Maybe next time if the weather is good. We will just have to wait and see.... It's getting closer and closer to the cold weather. Soon, I won't be able to do anything out there. Just keep that in mind if no action here for a month or so. But weather allowing, we will have results up here... So, Here is the following of what we did today.


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  Removing the old weather stripping around the doors. This was cracked, and missing some rubber. Hard and breaking apart. New will be installed, after all is said and done.

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  removing the stainless trim and the aluminum trim. Some screws were buggers to come out.

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  Figuring out how to do this without bending the trim.

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  The door trim removed, the clips too, and the aluminum trim. The window stainless stays for now.

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  The last door to remove the trim. Even the handles... The locks will need to be taped. Maybe removal at a later date.
You Tube Nav ID Removing and figuring out How To remove trim on the doors.

Door trim removal.

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Body prep 02.

11-03-13
  The weather has not been good round here for the days I planned to work on the car. Last week, while I was working the weather was sunny, nice and was really good for working on the car including primer too... But, every day I had off... Rain, cold, windy. Today, I had off, but was cold. 52. Me and Vic was out there for a few hours, but desided to call it because it was cold and too cold to spray any primer. So, whats the use in preping the area when it'll bare metal until I can spray it?. So, we called it a day.

  The door preping will take some time as the dum dum (or what ever the name is) must all come off. The old weather stripping and the glue must also come off. Then, we must grind off the surface rust, and prime. I will say, starting on the drivers door, I am surprised that the rust isen't bad. Matter of fact, none has gone through on the bottom. So, we grind and sand, and shoot it with primer. That is, when the weather is nice.

  Since the weather is not looking too good in the future, and we are heading into November, I am surprised that I made it out there this far without being closed by the weather for the winter. That, is close by, and heading in fast looks like. So, It'll be slow going until next spring. But, If the days weather is okay, and I have the day off, without planned activity, I will be working on the car.

  On another car note. I was planning on bringing in the seats, maybe to start them, but, there is not enough of room here right now in this small house. I have a few family members staying here for a while, and then there are the cats. So, without further writing on this subject, I don't want to risk waking up and finding the seats have paw marks in them. So, we wait on those too. Probally be better to work on them outside as the foam also has to come off for painting. Eh, something to do while the paint on the car is drying next spring/summer...

  Kinda funny how current situations change plans..... Remembering. "It's a project car". That means, it's more like a hobby, and hobby's happen "When the time allows". So, hang in there everyone. Eventually, the car will be on the road lookin' good, runnin' good, and then, the real fun starts. Yes, even more videos, at car shows and such. See ya next time everyone. Chow..... Now, I have been using this word for quite some time now, and I know it's not really spelled that way... It is actually... "Ciao".... Did you know?. LOL. I will still use Chow, it's my signature... No one said "It's not spelled that way" yet. So, I will still use it. Like I said, It's my signature. Ahum, CHOW!...


11-06-13
  Today, was a nice day. But, not good enough to work on the doors. Still a little cool for priming, or bare metal to be exposed. So, we still wait. I did have another in door project going. Making the binder for placing on the car at shows. I went through the pictures choosing what one's to use for the display. From the start of this project till now. Sorted them out, and I ordered 150 4 x6 prints. When they come in, I will be making up the pages for the binder, complete with section tabs. It's not done yet, and I will post pictures eventually. Probally when I'm figuring out the mounting area and all.

  It sounds like a short, 1/2 day project right?. No, took all day to pick and organize the pictures, with folders. Figuring out the uploading for making the prints was a bit difficult, and finding the right price. Hopefully, they will come in just the way I took them without any cropping... Still can't figure out why they do that. I mean, they have a format setting, and every digital camera dosen't have that setting, so, they crop the digital image in order to fit. You would figure in this digital day and age, they can't make the process software automaticly re size for the pixels to fit on the print?... Ahhh, go figure. Just another way to get out pressure up. LOL...

  There are some other digital projects I have planned. Mostly here for me to make things a little easier, and not to loose any of the collected data through out the years on this car... Man, I am still at all it's been a few years now since I first received the car... Man oh man how time flyies by... Till next time everyone. Chow.


11-11-13
  For a couple of days, around 11am the weather has been warmer, but with a little wind. I was off from work, and I figured I would do a little work on the car. So, I started to remove the weather stripping and the dum dum stuff. Preping the doors inside for painting. So, I spent about 4 hours on them, and they are not done. It started getting colder, and I desided to call it a day. But, I did get some video, and some pictures from the video.

  I started working on the pictural progression for the presentation binder that will be on the front of the car during car shows. So far, 153 photos I ordered. Each one, is in a cover, into a ring binder so adding more pictures will be nice and easy, and neat. Discription is also included on the sheets. Gives it a personal touch don't ya think?. People like that when looking at the cars. But, this one is special. From start to finish. Everyone else just has "pictures". Mine, will be "Progressional Restoration Pictures". LOL... Like that title... :-) Okay, so here's some pictures.


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  The Dum Dum stuff never hardens. It's very sticky and is used to hold in and seal the plastic in between the panel and the door. It's used for a condenseation barrier. It will be replaced with new plastic. The new plastic will need to be custom cut.

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  The weather stripping around the door jab is another hard to remove item. It's somewhat like rubber cement, but harder to remove. Removing this glue with the stuck on old rubber, is a task in it self.

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  We tryed a heat gun, to warm up the glue thinking it will start to melt it. It helped a little bit but not enough to warrent using it. Diden't want to burn the paint. If it did, the paint would have to be removed completely. A water sand is better before applying paint. So, we just take out time scraping, and using brake cleaner.

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  With two guys working on this little part of the project, should go a little faster.

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  You can see. The doors them selfs look in good shape. There is some surface rust inside. This will be delt with later on.

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  The rear pass door needs a little bit of welding patching. This area is behind the door pannel. May also need some under the door, although I did not see any going through.

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  We vacum inside the door. removing fallen particles from the old sound barrier material. The inside the doors will be another day.

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  Since it's too cold today to work outside. I desided to get together the picture binder for when I go to car shows. This is what I have put together so far. I need to wait until the car is done for figuring a quick connect-disconnect mount.
You Tube Nav ID Prepairing the inner doors for painting. (to be continued)

Prepairing the inner doors for painting.

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Body prep 03.

11-13-13
  This evening I am now up to date on the data transferring, data copying. All the video files are now saved, and in a few places. Ready for the next video. I also made some additional video tid bits for up coming videos in the future. Getting ready for future events. Al always, this data prosess thing is always in the making, but, additional goodies are always welcome. Some, are time consuming, and you know, Winter is just the time for that. They will be revealed in future videos.

  I was doing some investigation on the headliner. That is, the way it is installed. I am concerned about when I start the roof body work. Seems the headliner is under the front and back window rubber, directly against the roof metal. Now, the concern is when I start to use the grinder, and even with the paint stripper wheel, the chance of setting the headline on fire is a risk.

  It still has to be done. So, I will be on the look out in the trash or yard sales of mirrows. Large but not too large. I will need to set up a vision check with the mirrors. Keeping an eye out through the mirrors while I am on the roof stripping the rust and paint. I suppose, if I don't stay in one spot too long I will be okay, but, sometimes to remove rust, and there are small gullies in the roof. Anyway, Thats next springs concern, and I wanted to mention it here. I suppose, I can do it, just more time involved.

  I also started to accumilate some new and additional materials for the car. Trunk weather strip, Dum Dum. I did find some on ebay. Additional stuff as time passes. I am planning a trip to the big jo ann fabrics store. maybe I can find material that will fit better. I am also yoying with the idea on a new carpet instead of the 86 carpet. More money, but, I have started to save some pennies. We shall see......


11-19-13
  We did have a few nice days, but, I was un able to work on the car. However, I did find a almost new couch and love seat with better meterial then I found on another couch some time back. So, needless to say, I had to get them both because they would not be available after today. So, I spent the day doing my running around, errands, and then, getting the couch and love seat and then cutting the material off.

  I am glad I got them. There is pleanty to work with and do the seats, plus along the bottom instead of the vinyl. I may also be able to make my own wind lace, maybe I will maybe I won't but, I know I should have enough of material. Won't be OEM, but, it will look good. We'll see.

  The other thing good about this couch is the cushion foam is a bit harder than the usual couch. Because there was the love seat also, I will have enough to tackle the fabrication of the padded dish later on in the years.... I priced a manfactured (hand made) padded dash from a company whom makes them.... How anout a whopping 935.00.! Ouch!.. Na, don't think so. I'll have to look for a "Heated Knife" or a "Heated Wire Wand". These tools are for cutting foam. I should be able to copy the original, shape the foam by eye ball?. Maybe?... Worth a shot huh?.

  If your woundering what the material looks like. Heres some pictures. I don't have pictures before we started. It was getting dark...


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  Cut up the love seat and the couch for the material. Blue. This should look good and match the interiour.... Hopefully...

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  The back of the love seat and couch is the best meterial to work with. Large, and in like new condition. Actually, all of it is in like new condition.

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