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My 71 Build
#31
Nice job, Are you going to paint the rocker panels and lower quarters black ? If so is it going to be satin black or flat black. I'm leaning toward satin..not sure what factory used.
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(02-28-2020, 03:37 PM)Outrider4 Wrote: Nice job,  Are you going to paint the rocker panels and lower quarters black ? If so is it going to be satin black or flat black. I'm leaning toward satin..not sure what factory used.
 

Thanks, getting there. Hood and bottom will be Sems Hot Rod Black which is a matte.  I checked out a lot of pictures and for me the matte is to my liking.  Unless your building for concours correct I would go with whatever makes you smile when you look at your car.  Smile

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Jan – March 2018 – Too cold to work in the garage much so I cleaned parts and painted what I could in my basement workshop. I have to be careful about the paint fumes. I don’t really have any way of venting them so I can only do a little at a time.  

April – May  Weather starting to break and warm up enough to be able to work in the garage again. Started on the front end of the car and stripped everything off that I could.  Took the headlight boxes to get sand blasted. Wired brushed and cleaned the aprons, springs, shock towers and control arms. Decided to use Coroseal on this area as a further rust preventer.  

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Good and solid

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Cleaned, sealed and painted.

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Yahoo!, I retired at the end of April.  Now every day is a Saturday!!!   I will be able to work on the car during the week and should make better progress.


June – July  Cleaned the inside of the fenders and sanded and primed.  

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Over all in great shape. Just a little surface rust.

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Sanded and primed.

Decided to pull the radiator and get it boiled and flushed. Cleaned and painted the front crossmembers and radiator supports. Took this opportunity to replace the timing cover crankshaft seal.  Also cleaned up and painted the front end of the engine. 

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Replaced the timing chain cover seal while I had the radiator out.

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Amazing what a little fresh paint will do.

Got the radiator back and put back in. Was cleaning up and as luck would have it, I was moving my shop vac and dropped the hose with the nozzle on it.  It smacked the radiator right on one of the tubes and sprung a leak. $%#&* - off to the radiator shop again.

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As they say a picture is worth a thousand curse words!  whistling

More to come.

Kilgon


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#34
What treatment did you use on the inner fenders to get rid of the rust and end up with the black finish?
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(03-10-2020, 09:03 AM)92GTS-R Wrote: What treatment did you use on the inner fenders to get rid of the rust and end up with the black finish?


I used Corroseal - it's a rust converter and works well if used properly.  Info at http://corroseal.com/  Have to make sure you remove any loose rust and apply heavy coat as directed.  Can leave as is on interior parts if you want.  I recommend painting anything that will be exposed to the weather.   Also acts as a primer.  Top coated with Eastwood Chassis Black.   

The top picture is after corroseal treatment and bottom picture is after being painted.

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Aug – Oct 2018

The car had been undercoated and due to the previous transmission overflow issue the leaking fluid had soften it and in some areas it had peeled away.  Instead of trying to patch up what was left I decided to strip the rest of it. Not a fun job, especially when laying on your back. Once I got it all removed, I primed the entire underneath and then coated it with 3M Undercoating spray.  Turned out well.  Will see how good it holds after the car been driven for a while.

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Nasty mess.

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Underside after scraped off.

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Finish coating. Looks better in person than in the picture.  It's solid black color. 


I had pulled the gas tank to do the underside.  After checking it over and finding nothing really wrong with it other than a little surface rust in a couple of areas I decided to keep it and paint it.  Purchased Eastwood’s Tank Tone Metallic coating paint. Was impressed at the finish. Hard to tell that is was paint and not the original from a short distance.

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Pre coating gas tank.

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Finish tank

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Hard to tell it's painted.

Up to this point I had been putting off the one job I was not looking forward to – repairing the rusted-out cowl. Had worked on the car all day and decided I would pull the windshield and call it quits. Got the trim off and about 80 percent of the windshield loose when I nick the side of the glass. Got a real small hairline crack right at the edge. I finished getting it out and set it aside for the night.

Went out to the garage the next morning and was greeted by a crack clear across the windshield. %@#$@@!! Another couple hundred down the drain.

Started removing the top of the cowl. Taking longer than I expected drilling all those spot welds.  Finally got it off and surveyed the rust damage to the bottom side. Overall, the bottom of the cowl is in good shape other than the collar area. Will make a patch and repair it.

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Rusted out collar.

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Top of cowl.  Will clean up and paint.




More to come.

Kilgon


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