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Old April 19th, 2016, 09:59 AM
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Looking awesome!
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Old April 19th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Looking awesome!

Thank you. I am getting excited to get her done. Hopefully the list of things to do will start getting shorter instead of longer!!!
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:58 AM
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I didn't get the car painted before Carlisle like I wanted. Its not going to happen this week or next either. temps to cold to spray. I don't want to use a fast reducer and a medium is to slow for the temps we are seeing. I did get the paint booth cleaned and filters changed. its been awhile since dad used it for more than storage. I did start recovering the new to me front bench seat. (mine was bent in the accident.) the foam is in really nice shape and should work well. I will get some pictures posted of the seat when its done!
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Looking forward to seeing the finish paint on your car keep up the good work all is looking good
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 07:30 PM
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Wow I can't wait to see it finished. Great job.
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Looking good Mike! I wish I was as far along on my project as you are. You give me inspiration to get back to work on mine! Can't wait to see paint on your car.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 06:45 AM
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So its been awhile since an update. I started to recover the front seat. I did one back and I was not happy with it. so I dropped it off today at a local upholstery shop I have used before to have him do it, $250 to tighten springs and add foam and install new covers. I can deal with that. The car is all prepped for paint I spent all day yesterday final sanding with 400 grit. I will mask it Friday night and paint Saturday. this is going to be a crazy marathon weekend coming up. Paint Saturday, Sunday wet sand and buff, Monday hand polish and clean. then all the detail work begins! I'll do my best to have pictures up asap!
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Old May 28th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Old May 28th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Looks awesome Mike.....nice work!
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Nice

Looks great wish it were mine came out slick
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Just went back and read through most of this thread. I like what's been done. As I was reading through, I thought - I'd change that, or delete that or whatever. BAM! It's like you were on exactly the same page. Your car is coming along really nicely.

I saw your core support was in really nice shape without a lot of corrosion. I'm so tempted to take mine out for blasting so I can refinish it properly. Did you have any issues with lining up the fenders and core support when you re-installed?

One of the guys here gave me a tip to reduce that slightly outward bulge on the rear of the fender at midpoint of the door. Shim under the (2) 1/2" bolts at the bottom of the fender. It sucks the fender down a bit and reduces the bulge effect.

I love your attention to detail. It's inspiring.
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Looks awesome Mike.....nice work!
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Old May 28th, 2016, 09:01 PM
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Looks great wish it were mine came out slick
Thank you. I figure i have about 40 hours in paint prep alone. prime a panel block it, repeat , repeat, repeat,repeat. then when it was finally in the paint both two days ago, i was still finding minor flaws. after paint i can still find a couple little things. there is a little orange peel here and there and a bit of dirt, but in the morning i am going to wet sand and buff it. should be damn near perfect. overall i am very happy with how it is turning out.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan R View Post
Just went back and read through most of this thread. I like what's been done. As I was reading through, I thought - I'd change that, or delete that or whatever. BAM! It's like you were on exactly the same page. Your car is coming along really nicely.

I saw your core support was in really nice shape without a lot of corrosion. I'm so tempted to take mine out for blasting so I can refinish it properly. Did you have any issues with lining up the fenders and core support when you re-installed?

One of the guys here gave me a tip to reduce that slightly outward bulge on the rear of the fender at midpoint of the door. Shim under the (2) 1/2" bolts at the bottom of the fender. It sucks the fender down a bit and reduces the bulge effect.

I love your attention to detail. It's inspiring.
thank you for the kind words.

As far as the core support installation goes. I mounted it and left the bolts loose. Installed the fenders loose. adjusted door to fender gap. installed the hood and adjusted it squared everything up with a little push here and there and tightened everything up as i made adjustments. I had two buddies help me. it was all finesse and good luck.

the "fender bulge".... the fender should bulge a bit if the fender and door are perfect flush to each other the wont open and close properly and it will cause wind noise. i tried to get it as close as i could with out being perfectly flush. my dad keeps saying these cars weren't precision fit when they were new, i tried my best to make the whole car symmetrical and gaps as even as i could.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 02:40 PM
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Looks great, the icing on the cake!

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Looks great, the icing on the cake!

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Thanks Cus! its really nice when something goes as planned!
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WOW That paint looks amazing! Not too much longer and you'll be on the road
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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:18 PM
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What type of paint do you guys use in the States, we use base coat & 2 pack clear, but
I know there are restrictions on 2 pack in certain countries
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 07:27 AM
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What type of paint do you guys use in the States, we use base coat & 2 pack clear, but
I know there are restrictions on 2 pack in certain countries
I would imagine you are talking about 2 part urethane clear. Yes that's what we used. PPG base and Keystone overall clear. The clear has an activator you mix with it. Most are 4:1.
Very good shine and durability.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 06:24 PM
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WOW That paint looks amazing! Not too much longer and you'll be on the road
thank you
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 06:56 PM
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Now that the car is painted its time to start detail work assembly. i started with the rear bumper.Its a repop from tamraz's. Its great quality. i am very happy with it. I restored the tail lights a long time ago now. I found a really good deal on NOS so i chose to use those.(I'll be selling the restored ones.)
The tail light housings were in very nice shape just lite cleaning and paint. the reverse lights were very rusty. I degreassed them and soaked the in evaporust over night. they came out pretty nice. The license plate bracket was just scuffed and painted. the bumper brackets were from a fellow CO member. He blasted and primed them before I got them, just painted them black.
i think it looks really good

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Looks great! I'm working on that exact same stuff myself.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 12:57 PM
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So its been awhile. life got in the way with finishing her and taking her to nationals. I haven't had much time to work on her and its been hot as hell. i did manage to fit and install the rear bumper, trunk trim,rear marker lights, quarter and fender trim. I had to rebuild the front suspension on my truck this weekend or i would have had time. Again real life strikes! I will just keep chipping away.

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My god what an adventure

Mike finally got caught up on your thread two beers and a great read thank you for sharing!! Some awesome work, and she turned out terrific !! Wow what an adventure

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Mike finally got caught up on your thread two beers and a great read thank you for sharing!! Some awesome work, and she turned out terrific !! Wow what an adventure

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thanks Eddie. i still have a ways to go. its probably about a weeks worth of work, but thats 40 hours! thats translates to about 15 saturdays. ill try to post when I get more work done.
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thanks Eddie. i still have a ways to go. its probably about a weeks worth of work, but thats 40 hours! thats translates to about 15 saturdays. ill try to post when I get more work done.


looking forward to it !!
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Hello Mike, I love this thread. Was curious what paint you used? Trying to get some ideas. We are reassembling the 442 and I want to cut in some of the sections in the next couple weeks. Kudos on such fine work fellow PA guy!
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