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Masking for painting the edging.

Masking for edging the cowl area.

Hood back on. It's that time.

Painting the jambs.

Painting the outside, first coat and edging.

Buffing up stainless trim..

Making some trim clips.

Making the side dash marks hole templet.

Painting the inside.

Re placement of the stands.

Radio repair.

The rear removed for restoration.

Making new leafs to install.

Painting the rear ax.

The 1962 fairlane was badly rusted.

The 1962 fairlane was badly rusted.

Seats needed a lot of work too.

I do own a sewing machine, 1932 Consew Singer.

Removing the old material around the old vinyl.

Sewing on new beads for the centers.

Now, sewing in the new centers.

Hog ring placement and install.

Installing the beading.

Installing the centers.

Very strong old sewing machine.

Patching the spring covers. RAW patching.

Starting the booth-garage.

Making progress on the booth-garage.

Made from wood and bulleting board vinyl.

The nut and bolt painted wall.

Parts painted.

Booth painting. Edging some parts.

Parts painting in the home made booth.

Painting a few parts. To be painted again.

The home made buffing machine. Made from a washing machine.

repairing the rear rail.

Bending sheet metal patch.

Patching the rear lobes.

hand made dog leg.

Finishing the patching welding in.

Plastic (Bondo) Smooth over the roughing.

Plastic (Bondo) Smooth over the roughing.

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  Seam sealer on all welds, and where the oldcame up. These are the two fronts.

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  seam sealer on all the welds. Top and bottom on all.

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  Yup, all seams get's seam sealer.

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  Sealer. The center mounting for the seat. This is where the beam is under.... Nice.

  Today worked on the car. It did get hot, hot. Put up the home made shade roof, but still it was hot. Had to keep going because I drilled out the shock tower cover holes. Had to get a coat of primer on at least. I took a few breaks, and got it done. Gonna have to pay more attention to spraying the black tomorrow espically on the steering and bars. make sure I get it all around. But all in all, it's ready for the black coating, Springs and under too.

  I have new bolts for the shock tower covers, and I will install them tomorrow. Have to paint the springs first, then put on the covers. Then, it's under coat in the wheel wells, and black gloss for the rest. Dosen't matter if it gets on the motor. Painting the motor will be much later. Hopefully, I won't forget anywhere. But if I do, I can always hit it later on...

  I finally got to patching the other side fender support. Had to put a patch in on this one a little bigger than the other. But thats done, and undercoated and ready to go back in. Here's todays progress pictures.

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  Primed the seam sealer for the passinger floor. Also did under too. But I have no pictures.

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  Primed the seam sealer for the passinger floor. Also did under too. But I have no pictures. Another angle.

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  The second fender support. This goes inbetween the shock tower cover and the inside metal. Undercoated.

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  removed as much as the rust as I could that has rust. Used the grinder and sander. Cleaned with paint thinner, and a few coats of Rust O Leum rusty metal primer. Painting tomorrow.

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  The springs, mounting, and the whole wheel well area.

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  The springs, mounting, and the whole wheel well area.

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  Under too. The suspension, and main supports. All of this area had minor surface rusting. Excellent condition for 50 years old....

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  All the places the paint isen't supposed to be. No problem, motor, and other places will be done in it's proper color later on.

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  I seam sealed the tower covers. Ready for another coat of undercoat, then black gloss.

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  The other cover done also...

  Today started out with rain, cleared up, and the humidity went down. In the afternoon it was nice. So, I started on the front shock towers again. The undercoat is on, painted the underside in the front. The front is now ready for the mud deviders. I hopefully, will at least start on them tomorrow.

  I also painted the underside in the front. All the suspension, and associated with it. Remember I was using the power washer a while back?. I did get a lot of the grease and dirt off. It also took off some of the original undercoating. I feathered it in some places, and used the wire brush. Here's some pictures of todays activity... Started around 11.00 and finished up around 5:00PM...

  Under the front is a very difficult place to paint. I used spray (air) and a few places brush, and aresol can. Had to get the light out (in broad day light) to see the places I needed to hit, especially, on the mounting lines, and bolt heads, and threads... I must say, it took a while. So, here's some pictures of today's activity...

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  The shock tower covers fit. I seam sealed them, and put them on with new bolts. These were left over from a electrical job for a while ago. They fit like a glove, and have rust resistant properties.

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  The shock tower covers on. The undercoat is on, and the protective coat is on. Looks nice in deed!. The yellow is the sheet I have inside. It's showing through the tower's rear hole.

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  Here's the passinger side....

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  Yes!. Looks good on this side too!...

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  The front. Painted and ready for the finished bumper.

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  The under side in the front. The oil pan will be completed later when the motor gets a paint job. Everywhere else, is painted even all the seams, bolt heads, bolt threads and so on....

  Today I finished the mud dividers (or whatever they are called)... They wasen't easy!!!... Started around 11:AM and finished up around 7PM... Not including clean up. I had to fabricate two pieces. The two tops. Look at the before pictures. The two small pieces next to the large pieces are from the top. Original 1962 factory.... Gone!, Rusted away. BUT, there were peices of the pieces that gave me the dementions to make the new pieces. Whew! That was a mouth full....

  Now, the two large pieces, I desided to patch. The drivers side was almost cake. The passinger side was a bugger... Even though you can't see the rusted thin metal in the picture. I had to cut away a bunch more, in order to find the good metal. I then used the cut pieces, to give me my measurements. They look like they fit right up. Even holding them in place, looks like a winner fit. I will know for sure when I take out the fenders to patch. Before patching, I will see if they go on good. If not, I will have to grind more away.

  There is also some rubber "sealing gasket" that goes on the ends. The original stuff looks and feels like roofing material. it's not, but I suppose after 50 years it would look and feel that way... So, I should be able to use bike tubes cut to fit. Originally, the stuff was stapled. I will use self drilling screws with large washers.

  This is important, as it keeps (most of it anyway) water from getting behind the cow area from the wheel wells. So, next is to spray undercoating on the parts and install. After that, test fit, after that, install the gasketing, and then check fit. If all good. Install, and undercoat the mounting area. After that, we start the fenders. So, here are two pictures of todays progress... Remember, to do all of that took most of the day. Whew! what a work out.

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