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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.

May need to also see previous page.
  Got home from work a little late tonight. But, there was still a little day light left to prep the under side of the hood. Tomorrow, is a little more prep on the underside then it's the top, and then, prime. The hood and the one fender gets the primer. A few coats of primer. Until tomorrow. Hopefully, the threat of rain is just that. We shall see.

  Okay everyone. We are back on the car.... Everything went well in the spray booth. The filters worked well, the air flow worked well. I am quite happy with the booth now. The real test will be with the air gun. Tonight was with spray cans because I wanted to use filler primer as the base primer over bare metal. I can see I will need to replace the output filters quite often. But that really was expected.

  I was helping Vic with his car today for a while. Got back around 4:30 and desided to work on my car a little. So, I preped the hood. Both sides. Got it ready to hit with primer. Tomorrow, I use the spot puddy and wet sand. I also got a coat of primer on the passinger fender too. Hopefuilly, tomorrow after work I can get all the parts in the booth ready to hit with primer again, but with the air gun. Remember, no color will be sprayed until all the parts I want to color are ready. Primer only for now. I still have two front parts to prep, and I am also thinking of parts from the inside. We will see for now.

  A few words about the booth..... First, in the morning about 10am it's warm inside... After the sun moves around the trees about 1PM, it gets hotter inside. The black from the outside you can feel the heat comming from the vinyl. Later in the afternoon, it gets warmer. That is a GOOD thing. Now, not only will the paint dry, not too fast or not too slow. It will be like it's baked. That is good!. The best time to start painting would be around 11. Now, certanily, the weather matters. No painting in rain, high humidity, the hot hot summer days.

  So now, here are a few pictures from the booth activity. You already know how the hood looked while it was on the car. See back pictures for that. Sorry, I diden't get the hood completely before I started. But I stopped to take a picture. Now, here are some pictures. Still some preping to do before the brown primer... Till next time. Later.....

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  The top part of the hood. Sorry, I started and stopped to take the picture. The original paint was spotted with tiny rust spots, and the paint was pealing. The primer was the only paint that was saving this hood. I did get to it in time. But, I had to remove just about all of it, even down to the metal. You can see in the big picture.

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  The underside of the hood. The rust wasent too bad on this side. But, it did have it's spots. Because of the insulation glue I had to remove down to the metal. I think the other parts will be easier. The hood had several problems to handle. The additional problem is a little bondo work needs to be done with two small dents around the headlight over brow on the drivers side. Can't bump them out because I can't get behind to bump. Will do that soon.

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  Top of the hood primed and ready to lighty sand, puddy, then prime again.

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  Top of the hood primed and ready to lighty sand, puddy, then prime again.

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  Remember the passinger fender?. Had to save some filler primer to go over the sanded places with the expose metal.

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  Side of the passinger fender.

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  Top of the passinger fender.

  Today I started the trunk lid. It's half way finished. Here's pictures of the before. Diden't get additional pictures. Had to stop work and put everything away as I was needed on a emergency electrical job... Have to remove most of the paint on the underside. It is nasty, but all the metal is intect with still lots of metal meat. It's just time to electric sand. The crator, corners and all. Continue tomorrow, although when I get home there will only be about an hour or so to continue.... But, that may be all I need at that point.

  The dealer lable and the tire jacking instructions has to come off. The tire instructions I can purchase, but the dealer emblem I can not get. Although I may be able to duplicate digitaly and take to a sign making store. But, Do I want to do that?. Sure, why not?. But the cost won't be cheap. Till next time.

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  Top as it was removed from the car. Lots of little itty bitty scratches and rust spoting...

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  Trunk Lid Bottom. Lots of sanding here. Most paint down to the metal has to be removed. But we are progressing...

  Today I got started at around 3PM, after I got out of work. Continued on removing the paint from the trunk lid. I managed to get that done before it started to rain. Diden't rain much, but, everything was put away and too late to drag it all out again.... Supposed to rain again tomorrow. We'll see when I look out the window in the morning. I am hopeing to really get ready to shoot the primer tomorrow. So, atay tuned. Here's some pictures.

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  The trunk lid. Continued. I'm almost done removing the paint.

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  The trunk lid. 99.9 % of the paint removed. Ready for primer after a few additional scuff's to the other side.

I think the brown tint in the picture is the wood reflection from the flash. There is no brown showing on the metal like that. It is shiney.

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  The trunk lid. See. This side wasen't so bad. See before photos of the underside lid, to see the condition before I desided to remove the paint. Best to take this route.

  Today looked out the front window while getting up.... Rain.... Rain..... Raining.... I figured well, today will be a good day to get the bench grinder wire wheel working and start getting the cars bolt hardware cleaned up and ready for painting too.

  After getting the wire wheel working, and mounted in my little work shed, I started on the bags of the car's nuts and bolts from the parts removed for repair and painting. Remember, in the start, when we were removing the parts each part's hardware, or associated parts was placed in a seperate sandwich bag for idenification. Well, a few have been prepaired, and are now mounted on the spray booth's cardboard wall ready for painting. They will get a few coats of primer and paint acording to the original color. Mostly black. I did make room for both. The sandwich bags will be covered for painting. I do plan to use cardboard (or something) to have a little wall in between the corrosponding hardware and bags. Idenification made easy after painting.

  It really took some time to prep the ones on the wall. Tedious, wire wheeling on these. I think this would be a good job to do next rain. The next rain is supposed to be in the week. My work schedule has changed, and seems the only days I have off now are Saturday and Sunday. But, I still get out early a few days a week. So, next nice day I get the front of the hood fixed, and hopefully primed again and the trunk. For now, see ya all next time. Here's a few pictures of todays rainy day progress.

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  We start the hardware paint wall. 4 sandwich bags, but there are many more... The hardware that is in the bags do not need to be painted. Stanless, Washers, clip on nuts and the like.

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  On the other wall. I made a hanger for those smaller parts that need to be hung for painting both sides. The two parts are the access covers just under the fenders brow.

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  Heres a view of the spray booth getting filled... I don't have wide angle lenses. Remember, the nuts and bolts area will be seperated with sheets to stop the overspray from getting on to anything else. Each will be sprayed at seperate days.

  Okay, I got home today in a reasonable time. However, it was overcast all day with spritzels of showers on and off. So, back to preping the hardware.. Then, in the later part of the afternoon, rain stopped. I then was ready to get the front bumper ready. I still don't know what to do with the chrome part, but I had to clean and prep the inside for painting. The hood fix will have to wait until a warmer day.

  The front bumper should be re chromed. However, at todays prices thats would cause a large bump on my head by a frying pan being placed on my head with some hurting force... LOL... So, we paint the inside and see what we can do at another time. I have seen a 70's Montie Carlo with painted black bumpers, and it looks nice, but for this car, I think I would rather try some patch up with something, and if the $ gets better later I can have them both re chromed. But, thats later on down the road.

  The hardware is all preped and cleaned up. Even some stanless hardware that don't need to be painted. I suppose, there will be more as time progresses. I will see about getting a coat of primer on everything this weekend. Hopefully, the weather will allow. Needs to be warmer inside the booth.

  Here's a question for ya...

  • 1- Should I remove the chroming and paint? If so, what color?. Fake Chrome, Aluminum, Black, or the same color as the car will be?.
  • 2- Do the best I can with whats available.
  • 3- Clean it up with steel wool then, leave it alone.
  • 4- Whats your suggestion?.

  Leave your suggestion at the bottom in the comments. OR, type in a answer number. 1,2,3 or 4, OR your own suggestion. I will post if language is appropriate to post. I check this file almost everyday. I manually insert due to spam reasons.

  Okay, Here's some pictures of todays progress....

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  Here's a picture of the inside of the front bumper. It's all surface rust. Glad it's not rusted through or missing some thickness. Will paint black. Should be flat black. But, it's going to be gloss black. Probally will look nice gloss.

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  Here's a picture of the lower side, and on the chrome side. This isen't too bad, but there are rust spots. So bad the chrome has gone and the steel is rusted enough to show through.

  There are two small damaged areas. I desided to leave them alone for fear of hurting the chrome even more. It's not bad, and will probally not be seen too easely.

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