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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #360 on: November 07, 2019, 08:06:24 AM »
Tom, I went over your post regarding you venture with the taillight resto for tips/inspiration, thanks. They outer covers are darn near perfect, just a bit weathered that is cleaning up nicely. I think I was lucky to find such a good set for what I think was a good price. I dont have $1k to put towards a set of lights, that money can go towards a motor rebuild!
Luke, I am not patient I broke down and ordered one from ames. It should be on my doorstep today or tomorrow. But its just about getting too cold to work in the barn now. My one project over the spring and summer was to finish the insulation, int. walls and get a heater put in. GUESS WHAT?, im still waiting, LOL.
I have a quite a few short pieces of window trim for both front and rear, just not the long pieces. If you need something let me know, I will be glad to help you out.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #361 on: November 07, 2019, 08:58:19 AM »
Thanks Kerry,

I sent you an email.

How are you stripping and painting the headlight trim rings? I have found they get pitted and are made of some odd pot metal or something.  I tried to TIG weld a corner on one of mine and it just popped and splattered. I ruined it... Had to find another.

I sanded a few and they keep showing pits that I guess I'll have to fill. What are your thoughts on them? I'd also like to hear a review on the one repop you ordered.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #362 on: November 07, 2019, 07:55:11 PM »
Its not the headlight trims. I do not have those on hand yet. I just got the headlight bucket in the mail today, haven't even opened the box yet. Will dig into it tomorrow.
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85 T/A - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #363 on: November 14, 2019, 07:22:38 PM »
HI
  I think I may have the paint code you are looking for on the factory wheels. I was on the phone with Dupont for about 4 hour and a lady helped me with the number. I have used it and it looks like a perfect match to me. I have the Nason number for the color. Nason  is usually a single stage paint but all that you have to do is use the nason base coat binder number is 435-93. The gold color number is YM033 IC  Spectramaster Med Neut. Again this is a Nason color. I do not know of a color chip from them with this number but you could have a pint mixed to compare it with something original. I used this color for a car that I restored for a old member that is no longer with us. It was Macho 17 and the members name was Ken 77. All of the gold on the car was the color that I am talking about.

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #364 on: November 15, 2019, 08:16:27 AM »
Thanks for the info Troy, I have made a note of that, but I think you hit the wrong thread. I will put a note in the other for reference.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #365 on: November 28, 2019, 08:51:10 AM »
I slipped off of page 1 so I figured I better make a post, lol. Been too cold to get much done in the shop. I took off yesterday and it was warm enough to get some painting done. I got the inner fenders finish sanded and  epoxied, and primed the nose. Maybe get some real paint on things tomorrow.
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85 T/A - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #366 on: November 29, 2019, 09:16:42 AM »
You know the rules Kerry, without pics it did not happen.




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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #367 on: November 29, 2019, 01:10:09 PM »
I know Jack, 99.9% of my phone (camera) use  is business. When I take off it stays on the charger in the office. I probably wont even look at it until Monday morning, LOL. Got the tire side of the fender wells painted today, and the nose sanded and another coat of hi-build. I heated the shop a bit and said what the heck. Its about 45 out and only going to get colder for the next couple of days. I hope to get back into the shop later this afternoon and finish the motor side of the fender wells so I can check one more thing off the to do list.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #368 on: December 02, 2019, 03:19:05 PM »
2019-12-02_03-46-50 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-42 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-35 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-02 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-10 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-17 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-02_03-46-25 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Inner fenders, painted. I hit them with a ro sander, then wire wheel on a high speed drill. I spent a couple of evenings getting them stripped to bare metal. They were surprisingly clean and rust free and no access hole cut for the blower motor replacement! I hit them with epoxy then single stage gloss black (I had leftover from my 77). Temps were hovering in the mid to upper 40's in the shop which I figure is about as low as I want to spray paint. They came out surprisingly well. I have been going back and forth what sheen to use, factory should be a bit duller but I have the gloss and figured it may dress up the engine bay a bit.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #369 on: December 02, 2019, 03:23:15 PM »
2019-12-02_03-45-30 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Got 3 coats of hi-build on the nose. First was just because, then I sanded and had a couple of divets that needed repairs. I used some flex filler I had, then another coat, more sanding, a bit more filler and another coat. Sanded again and had to put a bit more filler in one spot were someone put a bolt through above the grille. Also filled the holes for the tag bracket just in case I want to leave that off. Ready for one more coat of primer, to seal everything then some real paint. I hope to get it painted this weekend in my small shop that is pretty easy to heat.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #369 on: December 02, 2019, 03:23:15 PM »

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #370 on: December 02, 2019, 03:27:12 PM »
2019-12-02_03-45-54 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
I had been wanting to put something on my car to keep the dirt off. I was getting ready to paint and figured I would put on some plastic or a drop cloth or two. Then I remembered about a car cover I had laying in the corner of the garage. I bought this in 1982 for my then new firebird. This was a well used cover that I kept on the car at all times. I kept it just because im a packrat when I sold the car. Though custom made for a third gen, it fits the second very well. Unfortunately it has suffered a bit of dry rot but all in all it has held up pretty good.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
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82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #371 on: December 02, 2019, 03:47:17 PM »
2019-12-02_03-47-14 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Bonus- found these in my 'stash' of parts. They had some surface rust and paint flaking and in bad shape. Soaked for a few days in Rustoleum rust remover, now they look brand new. I will hit them with some scotchbright to shine them up a bit.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #372 on: December 02, 2019, 03:48:01 PM »
Fender wells and nose look fantastic!  I did my fender wells with spray cans but they came out pretty good.

I think the gloss will be fine, it is easy to clean and if it dulls at all it will be close to the satin.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #373 on: December 03, 2019, 03:15:49 AM »
Those inner fenders look really great! I really like the gloss paint and how it looks on the inner fenders.
Jim
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #374 on: December 03, 2019, 08:50:28 AM »
On my 77 I used spray cans from eastwood. My thought process was that it would be easy to touch up and keep looking decent, but several years later they still look great. I was originally going to get them blasted and powder coated but me being the cheapskate that I am, decided to tackle them myself. Since I had paint leftover from before the only real expense was for a couple of sheets of sandpaper. Although I do have probably upwards of 16 hrs between the sanding and painting.
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #374 on: December 03, 2019, 08:50:28 AM »


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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #375 on: December 03, 2019, 10:43:39 AM »
Looks great Kerry! Iij should have asked for those close out plates! I could have saved a bunch of hours if I got some as nice as those!

I was under the impression you couldn't use high build primer on the urethane as it doesn't flex. I may have read that wrong somewhere. That's why i have tons of hours wet sanding epoxy and urethane filler....

All looks great, keep it up!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #376 on: December 03, 2019, 03:02:46 PM »
I hope your wrong!! But maybe not.  Its the same stuff I used on my 77 and it has held up thus far, we shall see. I really wanted to get real paint on the nose before I installed it but am afraid of alignment issues. I will paint the bottom dark grey colour though and wait on the silver.
I got lucky with the close out panels. I was looking through boxes of parts in my stash a few weeks ago and found them. I dont even remember where or when I got them, but my guess was they came from Yetti. They really are nice, no rust at all. I soaked them in rust remover and got all of the paint off. I may have bought them for my 77 as they were really bad. I had to cut an patch them together to make them look decent. So happens I need one for my tata and I have found someone that needs the other. I have a bad habit of buying parts that look like a good deal, IF I think I may be able to use them at some time. I found a box of perfect door hinges as well, still unopened in the box they came in. I bought what I think are a really nice set of grilles for the 79 a year ago but cant remember what I did with them! They too have never been opened.
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82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #377 on: December 03, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
Ya, I too buy parts all the time, hence the second floor full of parts...
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #378 on: December 03, 2019, 06:51:03 PM »
Geez. I practically gave away a perfect set of those panels not knowing what they were at the time.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #379 on: December 27, 2019, 02:30:44 PM »
2019-12-27_02-44-21 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
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2019-12-27_02-43-48 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2019-12-27_02-43-29 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Warm enough to get some paint put on finally. The nose is  almost the final touch in the escape from paint jail (still need to find or fix the hood I have and finish it).
I put on the last coat of primer/filler last night, sanded this morning up to 320, this is the dark colour, once dry enough I will mask it off and hit the silver, then clear the whole thing. Although pretty warm (50deg) for Dec, its still a  bit chilly for the paint to dry thoroughly so I will wait until tomorrow to finish the other coats.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #379 on: December 27, 2019, 02:30:44 PM »

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #380 on: December 27, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
That looks fantastic; great job.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #381 on: December 27, 2019, 03:41:30 PM »
Wow, that looks really good. It laid out nice and I don't see any junk in it.
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #382 on: December 27, 2019, 04:50:58 PM »
Thanks, I just got back from a road trip with the wife and took a look at this and took the tape off. It did really come out nice. Nice and even colour and no junk at all. One good thing about painting this time of year, NO BUGS!!!
Finished!
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #383 on: December 28, 2019, 03:21:32 AM »
it turned out looking great!!!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #384 on: December 28, 2019, 02:44:51 PM »
Silver painted, had a bit of a problem. I had one spot that was too heavy, and I tried my best to avoid this, and another that had a run. Let it sit for a few hours, sanded it down again and one more coat of paint. I literally used my last drop, so I hope it works this time!! Will need to order another quart for the hood. Taking a break to let things dry, about to head back to the shop to put on some clear. Pics to follow...……….
Finished!
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #385 on: December 28, 2019, 11:00:40 PM »
Looks awesome!

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Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #387 on: December 30, 2019, 12:36:54 PM »
One bolt on the headlight backer/support was missing, I had a spare panel that I was able to cut a bolt out of
2019-12-30_12-34-52 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
cut all of the existing loose metal off....
2019-12-30_12-35-11 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
grind down a bit and clean up....
2019-12-30_12-35-00 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
and tacked into place (top corner)
2019-12-30_12-35-31 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #388 on: December 30, 2019, 12:44:50 PM »
Nose piece all back together, all new hardware makes a big difference. Im not sure what my issue is (among many I suppose), but I cant get the headlights put in to save my butt!!!. I had them mounted to the header panel no problem but had to remove them to insert the push in plug that anchors the nose. These became a major pia to put back. I think it would have been easier if I took the lights out first. I stripped one adjuster screw and broke another of the plastic anchors so I need to do a re-order. Gonna get some more stuff whilst im at it I spose'. I think Im going to install it back on the car just to get it out of the way. Next up I will try to repair one of the hoods that I have.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #389 on: December 30, 2019, 01:42:34 PM »
Man that came out great! You are going to beat me to the finish with this car. You have accomplished so much in a short time and all of it high quality work. Mad props to you. (I think that's how the kids today say it).

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #389 on: December 30, 2019, 01:42:34 PM »

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #390 on: December 30, 2019, 04:24:45 PM »
Looks great! The nose piece can be a real pain to get right but it turned out great. Fantastic work!
Jim
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #391 on: December 30, 2019, 09:48:43 PM »
yup...what they said...looks great
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #392 on: December 31, 2019, 08:30:02 AM »
I have a set of nos grilles some place, need to see if I remember where I put them and get them installed as well. First round of clear came out perfect with the exception of 1 run, so I sanded that off, sanded over the entire piece and hit it again ( I probably could have left it alone and wet sanded, and buffed it out with no problem, but I was hoping not to have to buff the nose).  I had a couple of small issues that came up with the second go round  and I will most likely end up with a cut -n-buff of the front anyway. Overall it did come out really nice, considering it was raining and the humidity level must have been really high with temps in the 40's. Most people would not notice the problems I see and I figure this is going to be the first line of defense against bugs and road crap anyway so it should be fine.
AND, I had a small box of hardware parts that I bought for the re-install. Among them were light bulbs for the parking lamps. Ames has what they call an "original type" bulb that is painted yellow, not the yellowish glass. They cost about $1 more and since I like things 'correct' I ordered a set. I stepped and heard a CRUNCH, laying under foot was one of them! It will be on the order as well. I dont mind spending money on parts, I hate to have to buy things twice though!!
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #393 on: December 31, 2019, 11:01:07 AM »
Nice... I wonder how many new parts get bought, ruined,  lost and or not used. I bet there is thousands of dollars worth.

By the way we're at a huge water park
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79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #394 on: January 01, 2020, 07:40:18 PM »
The nose looks fantastic Kerry.

Did you have the urethane completely off the inner support at all?
Most of your pics on the previous page are not showing up.
I'm just wondering if it had a lot of "checking" and cracking
Reading the text though you can tell the work that went into it.

I do not plan to go to the extent of pulling the flexible cover off
My plan is to get the nose off and paint it separately too though.

Jim

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #395 on: January 02, 2020, 08:40:44 AM »
Yes I had the entire thing completely apart (I counted something like 180 individual parts and fasteners!), I am a bit nervous as to how well things will align when I put them back together. I had some issues with my 77 that I had to repair after the fact. I am hoping It will be close enough. At this point I just wanted to get it painted and put back together.
There were a couple of areas, very slight that had some 'checking'. I actually did have a lot of time into this part, and after multiple primers and sanding everything came out smooth. The funny thing was that nothing was visible until I hit the surface with the final clean paint prep, then I could see them showing through. Once painted they were a no show, and once clear coated they were a no show. My experience with my 77 is that it is only a matter of time until they will rear their ugly heads!

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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #396 on: January 02, 2020, 08:44:38 AM »
Ya, I can see some showing through on my nose now as well. I may try to sand and buff to see if they go away.  Or, just look the other way.... :D
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #397 on: January 02, 2020, 08:46:20 AM »
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #398 on: January 02, 2020, 08:52:05 AM »
Dont know why my before pics went away but figured I would repost.
Luke, My plan for this car is to get it in drivable condition, not do a complete nut and bolt like my 77. If there are a few things not up to snuff, honestly I dont really care. That is not an excuse to do bad work (im too fastidious for that anyway, lol) but I am not trying to get caught up on every tiny detail. I did that with my 77 and after having it on the road for a few years now I realize it doesn't make any difference to anyone that I had custom mixed paint to match the factory primer on the underside of the car!! Or the fact that I removed every nut and bolt, cleaned, painted, or replaced them. Im not going into that level of detail with this one.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #399 on: January 02, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
Ya, I hear you. With my personality it tough to pull myself back and think about "will it really matter" in the long run. I really just want to drive it. I do not keep exteriors up well once I'm finished. I bought an almost new 2012 truck in 2013/2014. I have yet to wash it (other than the occasional rain storm). It is garage keep and at this point, I'm afraid to wash off it's protective layer.  :-D
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
See the recurring theme???

Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #399 on: January 02, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
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