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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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  Let's tighten down after we adjust the hood closing, and lines.
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 12 (Front parts back on. Finally!)


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7-09-14
  Time to get the 62 under cover instead of covered outside. Getting to the point where covering her is going to damage the primer and edging. It's time to change the work area around, and place her under cover. I will need to drive her out to work on here, and drive her in at the end of the day.

  So, we end another chapter in the 62's restoration. The foillowing took all day. Diden't do anything to the car, but move her into the booth. Moving the sun cover, anchoring the frame, and cleaning up. More parking is now at my house, and after all these years it is welcome. We now wait for another day off.... Here's what was done on last day off...

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  Pulling up the sun cover anchors to re locate the cover to keep the sun from beating down on my head....

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  Driving the 62 Fairlane into the booth for the first time ever. Waiting to be work on again...

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  Guess I'm going to have to place mirrors somewhere to see backing out huh?.

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  The old Tripicanna bill board tarping is now trash. There were holes in it from covering and uncovering.

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  Sets in nicely. The stuff around the permitter of the booth will come out once the painting has started. But, there is still a lot more to do.
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 13 (Relocating car and work area)


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7-16-14
  Hello everyone. The 62 is now in the booth for safer keeping while work is still going on. better to bring her out each time than to cover. The cover will scratch into the primer and edging. The car must be kept from the elements while the work continues.

  The rains we had a few days ago were down pours and the 62 was in the booth. Glad she was, as the back doors and now the rockers will be stripped of paint. Getting ready for the primer and the edging.

  For these last two work days are in this video. Here's what was done...

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  Back doors are now stripped of the old paint.

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 Just like the front doors. Nothing exciting, but it has be either come off or sanded for new primer.

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  Right down to the metal.

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  The door jambs too. There was rust here. This is the srea under the foot cover thingy.

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  Both side were done that day. Next is this sides rocker panel.

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  Hand sanding some of the rocker panel.
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 14 (Rear Doors, James, Rockers)


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7-26-14
  I was working on the car on and off for the last few days. This video is about 3 days worth of car work. Removing paint and old primer right down to the metal. The rear doors, jambs, both rocker panels. Sanding the areas and the dash. There is more to sand before we primer these areas. I want to prep the inside posts, between the doors.

  It's saturday night, and the weather dosen't look good for tomorrow, my day off. That means, we will just have to wait and see what the weather brings. I am getting edgey about the metal being exposed for so long. I have been going over the metal every few days, but, one thing is for sure. The car in the booth, is a very good idea, and well worth the effort to bring her out every time and drive her back in.

  This video, is a acculimation of car work for just about 3 days worth. Hopefully, tomorrow, is a good day.

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  Removing and prepping the rocker. Careful with this area. I allready made one mistake here, but fixable.

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  Cleaning the door jambs before sanding. Don't want to sand the dirt in. So, cleaning first is a must.

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  Wire brushing the underside of the rocker. Had to do some work in the booth as it was raining outside.

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  Removing the old paint from the rocker panel. Both sides.

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  Repairing the mistake. Took too much off into the Bondo from last years 1/4 work. repairable.

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  Outside this day. Started sanding the dash. Remember, no old paint will be showing.

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  More sanding, Vic is sanding on the rear door jambs too.

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  Even the steering column will be painted.
You Tube Nav ID Prep For Painting 15 (Old Paint Removal, Sanding, And)


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