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Unread 12-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #121
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Been doing a bit of body work a piece at a time instead of attacking the whole body at once. I want to get the door jams finished out and colored before I concentrate on the larger areas. Cowl and windshield area are next on list, then doors.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #122
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coming together nicely
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Unread 12-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #123
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Thanks Josh, well its actually coming apart nicely now. Gotta get it done by the middle of January. Starbird car show coming up, and its probably the last one he will have.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #124
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I like your plan of attack Lee. Please keep the updates and pics coming. I'm enjoying your project. Once we get out own done, we have to live vicariously through other people'sbuilds.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #125
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Been thinking about a fake looking black vinyl top between the outside ribs. I am looking at a textured bed liner type stuff. Going to buy several brands for testing. Just can't make up my mind if I want to do it or not. Thoughts on this?
Drivers and passenger doors are ready for primer. Still got to get the rear door sanded and filled. Will probably prime those 3 at the same time. Then concentrate on the rest of the body.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #126
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Its a little late to be asking now, but what do you guys use to bust down the gelcoat before priming the body? I have always just killed the gloss and went with primer after that. 220 grit seemed to work pretty well.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 01:08 AM   #127
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I hit mine with some 120 and really scratched it up to give the feather fill something to grab onto.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #128
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I ended up going with using 150 with a air palm sander, and it seemed to bust it up okay. I used the same on my fiberglass trailer bodies and they seemed to hold paint just fine also. I guess if the paint blows off going down the road, I will do it different next time. I say that in a joking mannner,,,,I hope.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #129
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Well, the 3 doors are ready for final finish sanding. Body still needs a little tlc, and one more primer, then finish sanding, then paint, finally. Just have to be ready for that right warm day.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #130
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Just bumpin to get rid of the ad.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:13 PM   #131
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Body is ready for paint now. Looks like Sunday will be paint day finally. Should have my quickie paint booth done tomorrow.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #132
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Paint is on the body now. Doors will be painted Thursday. Running a bit ahead of schedule for a change. I will post pictures as soon as I get everything back together.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 11:46 PM   #133
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I have the tires, and exhaust back on now, so I can move the car out so I can get the doors painted. The color is Ford Tractor Red, Matt finish. I used Flatz paint and really like it. Goes on smooth and covers really well. I used less than half a gallon on what you see painted here.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:32 PM   #134
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Thought I would add a couple more with the hood on.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 05:15 AM   #135
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looks great lee- your pics have helped me a lot! that thing with the straws and the grill -I would nave never thought of that!! im going to use that one for sure!---great job lee -----------------goufos
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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:32 AM   #136
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I used International tractor red on the bucket that got wrecked. It was made out of soybeans, and was bought at Tractor Supply Farm Stores. Base coat/clear coat and hardener all cost about $80.00.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #137
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I am thing about using TSC matte black for my 46 coupe. I have heard good things about that paint and the price is right.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 08:14 AM   #138
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Once it has dried, it is hard to get off. Almost like Emron paint. The John Deere flat black covers the best without streaking.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 12:22 AM   #139
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The John Deere flat black, comes from John Deere, instead of TSC?
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Unread 01-26-2014, 02:37 PM   #140
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No, but it is carried by TSC.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 06:43 PM   #141
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Ok, it is painted and ready to hit the road again....until I start on the inside.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 07:02 PM   #142
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Wow, very nice work Lee. I really like the matt finish. Home many coats of base and clear did you go with? Or was this a single stage paint?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:21 PM   #143
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It is a one step process. The matte is a urethane finish, and no clear was used. I put on 3 coats. Goes on really nice, and goes a long way. Out of a gallon I still have a quart left for touch up.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 11:10 PM   #144
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Added a bit of striping at the Starbird Show this weekend.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 02:27 AM   #145
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wow! I like it! brings it to life! just the right touch. by the way- your pics really help . thanks-----goufos
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Unread 03-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #146
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Here is a shot from the Starbird Car Show last month.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #147
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Congrats on your first car show. Really came out nice. I bet it got a bunch of looks.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 05:35 PM   #148
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Thanks SS. We had a good time, although it does get a little old after a while. You can only look at so many cars for so long. It was good seeing some old friends there. The car did get a bunch of lookers, and a few pats on the back.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #149
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Lee after seeing the finish on your A delivery, I think I have found what I'm going to do on my '53 Chevy 5 window truck. Very nice.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 11:08 PM   #150
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SS, went to the Stray Kat 500 today. There were several cars there with the Flatz paint on them. It is real easy to use, and forgiving. Look up TCP Global. I used the Flatz 2. Going to use it on my 46 chopped coupe also, but in the black.
Thanks for the kind words, Lee
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