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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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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 #364 on: November 15, 2019, 08:16:27 AM »

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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
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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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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 #378 on: December 03, 2019, 06:51:03 PM »
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