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72 Grabber Blue Mach 1 build
#31
kcmash;248390 Wrote:
Razor;248345 Wrote:
73429mach;248323 Wrote:You can have them when I'm done, ya just have to come pick them up.Smile Ryan.

Sweet, Funny we both only have 2
Make sure you turn that thing Blue soon!

Grabber Blue is my plan. Its an original Blue also. Will probably be around spring before I get paint on it. Might have the jambs and underside of the hood and trunk before then. Your car is looking good. Mine was originally Grabber Blue/argent with the bodyside moldings no stripes. I think I'm going with either satin black or gloss black with the stripes. I took the body side moldings off and welded the holes up.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#32
73429mach;248399 Wrote:
kcmash;248390 Wrote:
Razor;248345 Wrote:Sweet, Funny we both only have 2
Make sure you turn that thing Blue soon!

Grabber Blue is my plan. Its an original Blue also. Will probably be around spring before I get paint on it. Might have the jambs and underside of the hood and trunk before then. Your car is looking good. Mine was originally Grabber Blue/argent with the bodyside moldings no stripes. I think I'm going with either satin black or gloss black with the stripes. I took the body side moldings off and welded the holes up.
Wow another set of body side moldings being taken off. You should put up for sale several members looking for them or at least some of them.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#33
Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs;248413 Wrote:
73429mach;248399 Wrote:
kcmash;248390 Wrote:Make sure you turn that thing Blue soon!

Grabber Blue is my plan. Its an original Blue also. Will probably be around spring b
efore I get paint on it. Might have the jambs and underside of the hood and trunk before then. Your car is looking good. Mine was originally Grabber Blue/argent with the bodyside moldings no stripes. I think I'm going with either satin black or gloss black with the stripes. I took the body side moldings off and welded the holes up.
Wow another set of body side moldings being taken off. You should put up for sale several members looking for them or at least some of them.
David
On the moldings, I just like the smoother cleaner look on the sides. The ones I have were kinda bent up and I think I am missing a couple pieces too.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#34
Got all the block sanding on the first coat of poly primer done. You probably can't see much difference from the previous pictures posted. If you look real close you can see the darker areas which is the guide coat left from some low areas. They will get one more coat of poly primer, guide coat, block sand, then 2k urethane primer and then more block sanding. All this block sanding really gives your arms, hands and fingers a workout.Ryan        

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#35
I built plastic molds for years and you have to polish to a mirror finish and keep the surface flat. Blocking a car is just like polishing a big mold keep changing directions with the block and use as big a bock as you can to even everything out. It will be perfect when you get finished. When I worked in metal stamping plant you took the new panels out of the press to the Green room that has special lights and you sprayed highlight oil on the panel and looked at the reflection to see if the panel was good. We did the roof for the BMW X5 and had to send employees to Germany to work at BMW working panels as they came off the press. Every one needs some attention. They wear special thin cotton gloves that lets your hand slide over the panel and you can feel the high lows. You cannot use lube when making skin panels it will cause lube dents in the panels. You could actually be blind and do the final sanding of panels once trained. After the cars are welded together they get felt down again and then to primer tank and back to highlight booth for sanding before top coats. Not like it use to be when they made our cars. Looks like you are doing it at home be safe with the paint and dust I know I lost 40% of my lungs to body work and smoking. Just had a chest x-ray last week no worse so that is good.
Great job will be better than shop would do.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#36
Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs;249080 Wrote:I built plastic molds for years and you have to polish to a mirror finish and keep the surface flat. Blocking a car is just like polishing a big mold keep changing directions with the block and use as big a bock as you can to even everything out. It will be perfect when you get finished. When I worked in metal stamping plant you took the new panels out of the press to the Green room that has special lights and you sprayed highlight oil on the panel and looked at the reflection to see if the panel was good. We did the roof for the BMW X5 and had to send employees to Germany to work at BMW working panels as they came off the press. Every one needs some attention. They wear special thin cotton gloves that lets your hand slide over the panel and you can feel the high lows. You cannot use lube when making skin panels it will cause lube dents in the panels. You could actually be blind and do the final sanding of panels once trained. After the cars are welded together they get felt down again and then to primer tank and back to highlight booth for sanding before top coats. Not like it use to be when they made our cars. Looks like you are doing it at home be safe with the paint and dust I know I lost 40% of my lungs to body work and smoking. Just had a chest x-ray last week no worse so that is good.
Great job will be better than shop would do.
David
Thanks David, yes your right about using proper safety equipment. When spraying I use a hobbyair fresh air respirator. When block sanding I always use respirators also. I have to wear these things where I work all the time so its no big deal, kinda used to it. I'm in the habit of wearing earplugs and safety glasses too, got metal in my eye years ago, had to go to the eye Dr. to have it removed, after that it was safety first. On the block sanding I'm using anywhere from a 24", 16", 10" and 5" blocks not to mention the various round roll sizes for the different shapes and contours. Thanks for the tips. Ryan.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#37
I sprayed base and clear on the underside of my trunk lid today. I'll probably try and do the jambs and inside the doors next. I think I'm going to pull the doors off to make sure I get good coverage inside the front of the doors.    

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#38
Nice job! Thanks for posting. I hope to be doing the same in the next month or so.

- Mike
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#39
Hi Ryan and happy new Year,

good work, keep it up.

I am looking forward to the finish!

Thumps up! thumb

Regards from Germany

Juergen

Juergen
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#40
73429mach;243805 Wrote:. Cleaned, bead blasted and painted shifter housing and radio bezel.
Can I ask you how you avoided painting the chrome portions?

- Jim
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