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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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  Today was kinda of a nice day. Had to do some running in the morning. By the time I got done, it was about 1PM. I did get the headlight houseing(s) back on. I made gaskets around the wire through holes for the headlight wires. Checked over the car for any winter effects so far on the body work and such. All okay. NOTE: Sometimes if the Bondo is too thick with too much hardner the cold weather will crack the Bondo, and that's when your repair job starts to downgrade fast.

  It's been a while since me and Vic and Skippy did the valve job, and it's time to remove the valve cover and re tighten the head bolts. Make sure the tourque (spelling right?) is correct. Tomorrow, if Vic can get the wrench, we'll do that. Still a bit cold, and too cold for anything large and time consuming, yet, not too cold for a few little things.. But you know, it all ads up. 1/2 hour here, hour there.... Maybe we'll start to have some decent days now in winter.

  I still have to move the well pump (for outside water) and take down the part of the fence that is blocking the way to the spray booth. Maybe I can get that done before the spring. I will have a lot to do in the spring, espically if work has me scheduled the hours like this winter. Won't have the three days off like I did. I am guessing, but, little bit here, little bit there... Time will tell.... Thats it for today.. See ya next time.

  Today Vic came over with the tourque wrench and we tightened the engine head. It did need tightening. We also discovered the tourque numbers we did back last winter was the tourqueing for a V8. The 6 cylinder tourqueing numbers are 5 pounds higher. (75Lbs). So we tightened all the motors head bolts.

  I was able to put the headlights back on the car. Noticed the highbeams are FoMoCo original bulbs and the low beans arent. Although the low beams are the older standard type (Not Hologen) made by GE. No logo on the front of the bulb, so, the low beams are almost original. Originally Tung Sol company made these for Ford, and they have the FoMoCo logo stamped on the front of the bulb. No picture of that, but I can get the picture if asked. Thats it for this weekend. I think next weekend I will start the moving around to make a drive way to the spray booth.

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  Remember this?. The front of the car without anything.

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  Thats a few items back on the car. Still, a LOT more to go.....
  What a nice day...... Shame I had to waste it on work!. Anyway, I up loaded another Pictural Restoration video on You Tube. Have a look.

You Tube Nav ID Pictural video of the work on this car Part Five

Pictural video of work to the 62 so far. From October 10, 2012 to December 02, 2012.

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Pictural Part Five

  Rain today. Over cast and wet, damp, and wet out side... I really coulden't do anything I was planning to do to the car, or even planning to in the yard. Maybe tomorrow I can start (and complete) the water pump move and also maybe the fence stuff. Although it's forcasted to rain into Tuesday.. Ho Hum. We shal see.

  I removed a electric motor from a washing machine. I haven't taken my scrap metal over to the scrap place yet. If the wether is fairly decent (rain on and off) I may be able to at least get the home made electric buffer started. I have two buffing wheels. The motor has two 1/2 inch stubby outputs. I may be able to make a 1 or 2 foot shaft with connecting buffer wheels for shining the aluminum and stanless when I'm ready. Priced those buffers. 300 and up, espically if you want the wheels a distance from the motor. It should have a lot of distance for working the metal for buffing. Till next time all....

  Today was a damp, sometimes rain, and no sunny day. I figured the ground should be soft, and today was a good day for moving the well pump and installing the car's fence gates. I did... The motor from the old washer machine I figured out the wiring, and got the motor to work, and figured out the two speed leads. So, that means if there is no rain tomorrow I will start on building the metal buffer. Hopefully, I can extend the two drive stubbs and weld up a nice way to mount/dismount the buffing wheels.

  I have an idea at this point... I have to root through the trailer full of scrap metal and see if I can locate something to extend the drive shaft and make a pedistal for the contraption. LOL... For now, here's two pictures of the painting prep area (Just outside of the paint room). Before and after... Thats a few things on my winter list done.

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  Moving the water well pump (inside the white house) and removing the fence along the trailer and installing the two car driveway gates.

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  The pathway is clear to the spray booth. The area is also bigger for sanding the parts for painting.
  Still cloudy, dark, wet, damp... However, I was able to at least start the buffer project for the car project, for the aluminum and stanless project for the project car... But, ran into a propeltion problem with the gearage. I will continue when there is time. Thats it for today.

  Had a hour or so today. Last night I was doing some internet surfing for somekind of adaptor. I found an adaptor at Lowes for turning a standard motor into a buffer. I checked em out, and purchased (6 bucks each) two along with carrage bolts, long nuts. The adaptor came with the special washers for the buffer wheels. It works well. Tomorrow and Friday I will be working on the pediatal.

  Going to use the old washer machine metal to make the pedistal. On this motor, the one stub is shorter than the other. One set screw is used. I can use that one as the shining wheel. Not much pressure is requirered for that. Having two means, one for heavy cutting, and the other for shining. Of course, there will be two sets. One set for stanless, and the other for aluminum. This is because the compound is of a different mixture for those metals.

  Unlike the standard buffer motor, this one from the washer is two speed. That means, I *may* need to buff slower for the aluminum. Don't want to burn it. Although, never stopping in one spot is the main key..... Some areas of the trim may need to be filed with a fine file after bumping. Then, the cutting wheel is used, then the shining.

  Saveing myself about 300 to about 400 dollars doing this. The buffers are seperate from the pedistals, and the pedistals aren't cheap either. Just some time and some bending and welding is requirered... I'll have to see what the requirements are for using the compound in the cold. If okay, I just may start on the stanless and the aluminum bumping and buffing. I will have to make a special bumping dolly for the stanless trim and the aluminum trim. There are small dents in both... So, for now, friends... later gators!.

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  The buffer wheels fit, and work good. Vibration is slight. That means it's balanced decently.

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  The rest of the washer machine will be the buffing pediatal. Some cutting, welding, and then make a small trim dolly(s) to fix and make the trim look like new!.

  Today was a decent day. Still cold. I continued on the buffer machine. Finished it. Don't have the proper switch to do 2 speed. Tryed to use the ones from the washer but they are different and bulky for this purpose. Dosen't matter anyway. If I need to faster or slower speed switch I'll take care of that later. Although one speed should be good. The slower speed, just slightly above 1000 RPM's. Don't want to burn the antique metal.

  Maybe tomorrow if the weather is nice. I'll get started on the trim mounted dolles. I have to dig into my trailer of metal. I know there is a peice of heavy metal that was for a trailer riser. I'll have to cut a small (1/4 x 1/4 inch) dolly and weld it to the heavy metal for tapping out the dents in the aluminum and the staneless trim. I suppose I should make several. Different slopes for correct spacing and positioning for the trim to be tapped out. Well, that's for most likely tomorrow if It's not too cold.

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  The buffer machine. Home made from a old washer machine. Every thing I used for this is from the washer machine except the wood. and the screws.

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  Not bad for free. next store neighbor gave me the washer. They were quite surprised of what it turned into..LOL...

  Today turned out to be a decent day. Rain forcasted through to Wednesday starting tomorrow... I made three trim dollies. Mounted them on small peices of 1/4 inch by a inch and a 1/2 metal for mounting. Easy to remove and re position if necessary. The 2 were made from the gear transmission metal from the washing machine, (hardened steel) and the third was made from a small peice from a gym machine thingy.

  I tested out the dollies on a peice of stainless from the 62. Worked well. Now, I need to purchase the compound (rouge) for the buffing. 4 seperate bricks. I also need to get two more buffer wheels. Must keep them seperate. 2 for stainless, 2 for aluminum as the rouge is different compounds for the two different metals. So, buffing will be for another day. At least, during this winter, if not too too cold I can bump out the stainless and the aluminum. That will save some time when I put the car back together. If temerature permits, I can buff.

  Here's a couple of pictures, and I also up loaded a you tube video on bumping out the stainless steel trim. The first stainless trim fix. So, thats it for today.... See ya next time...

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  Shaped, welded, and shaped again. The Dollies for bumping out the dents in stainless and aluminum trim.

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  Mounted on the back side of the buffer so to lessen the walk back and fourth from bumping to buffing.
You Tube Nav ID Home made trim dollies, home made buffer (Made from a washing machine) and a demo.

First Trim Fix.

First Trim Fix
  Hi-Ya everyone!... It's been horriable outside since the sandy hurricane. Seems for the most part when I have off from work it's been not good enough to do anything to the car, but "here and there" type of work.... But, that dosen't mean I havent been working on the car stuff... I did get a lot done on the computer videos, and file orginazation.

  I have been searching for materials. I purchased the rouge. Should be here next week. I located an outlet for the car's vinyl and foam for the seats and possibly the dash. it's right here in Jersey, and not too too far away. So, sometime this winter I will be taking a road trip there and checking out what they have in that relm. Need money first before i go.

  Thats about it for this entry. See ya next time. have a merry CHRISTmas.

  Played with the radio today on the kitchen table. Used a battery as a power supply. The speaker needs to be replaced as the paper is dry rotted and broken all around the houseing. But, that dosen't stop the progress, and we knew the speaker would need replacing. The radio was dirty inside. Used spray and cleaned the components and the PC board.

  Connected the radio to the battery and dialed up and down the dial. Lower end heard static but no stations. Checked farther, found a burnt wire wound resistor. Also found the lower 2 transistors were replaced in it's lift time. I do not know if they are PNP or NPN transistors or even what the replacement numbers are. That, I will need to research and locate a print.

  However, the good thing is that the radio turns on and static is at least heard. It's probally a component that has lost it's value. Finding that component, or several is the challange. But first, I need the print. So, this radio will be shelfed, and we shall see if we can locate the prints. I will first talk to older service guys I know. Perhaps they will have a print in there archives. Until next time everyone. Have a Merry CHRISTmas.

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  It's burnt at the end. Standard for this type of resistor. Change it to a modern resistor?. Don't know without the print.

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  Hopefully, I can still get these parts for this old radio. It's a Bendix Model: 2TBO. Found that much out.

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  These transistors was replaced in it's life time.

  Today, the rouge arrived. Too bad it's raining. The temp is allright, but it's raining.... I was going to straighten up the little storage garage, but I would have to put some things outside in order to put in some metal shelves. So, thats delayed for another day... But, I did another picture for all of you whom don't know what "rouge" is, and for that matter it's purpose. Here is a picture explaining that.

  Each brick is 1 pound. They can be purchased from any good tool or metal body type shop. I purchased from a company in New York, off the internet. Was here within 2 days. They are a tool company and they have speciality meterials. You will not find 1 pound polishing bricks in the standard hardware store.

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  The colors designate what purpose this "Rouge" is for. It's a compound, that is transfered to the spinning buffing wheel. Power up the buffers, press the rouge against the wheel for a few seconds, and your ready to start buffing/cutting/ and "compounding".

Stanless, Aluminum or any other metal you want to shine. Remember, we are removing the dents, and scratches first before we shine up the metals. Sometimes, a tedious process. Well worth the time spent.

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