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Working on brake lines.

New shoes, springs, and cylinders too!.

New, new new...

The nut and bolt wall of painting.

New again, as it was in 1962.

Painted. Complete.

primer on the rear and roof.

Roofing. Sand, primer.

The cowl, sand, primer and paint.

The sticker from PA.

Cleaning for painting.

Body work on the rockers.

Painting the dash also.

Primer, edging, and the doors.

Primer on the doors, and edging.

Some paint around the edging, and other difficult places.

Buffing the stainless trim.

Bumping out the dents.

Making the dash trim templet for the holes.

making the dash trim holes.

painting the dash.

Buffing the rear trim.

Sanding for another coat.

Masking for floor painting.

The couch for the material.

remove, and replace.

Homemade buffer machine.

driving past a speed trap.

repaired mud deviders.

Wildwood summer drive.

Welding in new pocket-well metal.

paint the underside.

Rear suspension back on.

Protect the sun from my head.

Nasty rusting.

A seat screw from 1962.

Painting the front wall.

The front wheel well, is done.

The other done wheel well.

Front wall is also done.

Rusted mud deviders.

Painting additional items.

Lot's to restore here.

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We continue with Prepping for paint 02.... See previous page for more on this subject...


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  Wet sanding these parts with 400 grit for starters.

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  Water sand, dry, and clean for best painting..

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  Remember the hood?. Now, the primer around the edges must be wet sanded.

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  A good start for this phase.

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  Several coats around all the edges. The inside trim parts. Paint regular for the first coat. These parts will go back on after the car is fully painted.

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  These parts of for the front area.

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  The inside trim parts. Windshield and door panel holders.

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  The glove box door....
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 02 (Pre painting Parts)


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  All in all a very good day. Just must have to get rid of the critters inside the booth. That will be tomorrow... I will arm myself to fight them. Before the car goes in, I will clear out the booth and hose it out from ceiling to bottom.... Then, the car's roof to start. That is, if no rain... See ya next entry. Chow!.

5-27-14
  Ant update: Most are gone. I also used some commercial stuff. They take the food (poison) back to the nest, and they all die!... Most are gone. I will put down more when the time comes.

  Today we start to remove the old paint and the old primer. On the roof, is the worst place for the pant to get weather beaten. There are a few scratches. Most likely from 2x4's being carried back in the 70's and 80's by the first owner. We remove the paint right down to the metal. Removing the old cracked, and broken seam sealer in the water gutter. That will be replaced.

  This area, in the gutter, is where the roof and the posts are soldered. No welding in this area, they used soulder back then. This is soft, and I will need to use body putty over the primer to smooth out the curves. Seam sealer in the gutter is going to be somewhat difficult. But, I will do it. It will take time to get it looking like 1962. Here's what was done so far...

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  The drivers side is the worst. Not badly rusted. But took some time to get it off.

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  Along the sides drifting into the water gutter.

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  The old seam sealer must come out. Clean up, and will be replaced.
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 03 (Starting the roof)


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5-30-14
  Came home a little early today. Had a few hours to continue on the roof. Removing old paint. I finished removing the paint, but still had some prepping to to do, and some removing odds and ends before masking. So, that is what I did.

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  After all the paint was removed, I cleaned with paint thinner. There was a lot of stripping and grinding dust all over the car.

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  Just a little bit more, then clean again.

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  Little more. Paying attention to inside and around the gutters.

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  He he he. Kinda looks like the top of my head huh?....
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6-03-14
  Well, everyone. We made it this far. The roof is primered. Tomorrow, it's sand along the gutters and find a way to neatly put some seam sealer in there. I will sand the sealer, and most likely hit it again with a few coats of primer. it's supposed to be cloudy tomorrow, 10% chance of rain, but, it looks good for tomorrow. I am off from work.

  I will most likely do some spotting putty also. Have a look, it did go good except for a couple of small bugs getting into the primer. They will be wet sanded out when it's time to wet and the whole car.... Here's how the day went. A good day it was!.

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  Cleaning up the gutters. We do want some primer in there....

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  Close as possible to the window rubber seal. Cleaning up, removing the old paint and surface rust.

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  Wet sanding. Feathering out the old paint and the primer. A must to do a nice blend.

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  Clean metal now. No rust, and ready for the primer.

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  Tape and paper mask the windows before the primer coatings.

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