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Re: Off to the paint shop!

#76 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:02 am

Those knockoff drums and spinners look pretty sweet just sitting there.
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#77 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:42 pm

Final prep is happening. Can't wait for the paint.
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#78 Post by robert e gwaltney » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:14 am

Adam, do we have paint yet?
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#79 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:43 pm

robert e gwaltney wrote:Adam, do we have paint yet?
Nope, we've entered the Doldrums of endless sanding and final shaping. I was there last week, lots of progress, but it gets a lot less dramatic as time goes on.
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#80 Post by robert e gwaltney » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:29 pm

thanks just anxious and I am sure ur learning a new meaning of the word patience
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#81 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:54 pm

That's a disgrace, Adam, it has as much filler on it as my car!

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#82 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:39 pm

Martin Benade wrote:That's a disgrace, Adam, it has as much filler on it as my car!
I think you'll find the filler is a very thin coat, and he did the best he could with a lot of the really old warped welding. Damn you guys in the 80s with your gas welders!
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#83 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:50 pm

You are right. In 1978 I gas-welded the original front and rear clips back onto my car after an idiot had cut them off with a torch. I did not do it a cleanly as shown in "Made by Hand".

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#84 Post by Jim Karaba » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:54 pm

Gas welding can be ok but not brazing. That is the worst.

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#85 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:26 pm

I agree. And gas welding by the pros at Reutter was more than OK.

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#86 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 pm

It is in the paint booth!
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#87 Post by Harold Singh » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 pm

Adam Wright wrote:It is in the paint booth!

Awesome! Can’t wait to see more?
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#88 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:17 pm

Ok, the magic juice is flowing. At least I can't see any red anymore.
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#89 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:14 pm

Lots of blocking and edging then Brandon is going to assemble and check gaps, then prime tomorrow.
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#90 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:29 pm

Panel fitting and edging. Considering the amount of bondo that was on the rockers and around the decklid, I'm very happy with the panel fitting. I bet the car will be lighter too!
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