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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2020, 11:36:30 PM »
Holy...well you know what, this is moving along fast. Yes...those seat covers cleaned up amazingly well!!

keep up the momentum!!
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2020, 07:54:49 AM »
Thanks Charlie.  Putting seats back together this week.  Best aftermarket part to date are these new seat backs and piping.  Much easier than trying to dye the crusty faded old parts.  The lower seat backs are perfect so won't be dying those.





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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2020, 07:19:06 PM »
I had an upholstery shop bolster the original seat foam and add burlap and tighten up the original seat cover material.  Am waiting for some hardware in order to put seat backs on.  Also, car got color sanded. 





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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2020, 08:09:53 PM »
Where did you pick up the seat backs from?
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2020, 07:50:51 AM »
Everything is looking great! Looks like you'll be ready for spring cruising.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2020, 08:31:01 AM »
Great work! Do you have two middle front spoilers there? Too bad they will get scuffed up, they look like mirrors!
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: Time for Paint
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2020, 09:05:35 AM »
You know, I would have preferred a black interior but this Firethorn red is growing on me in all of its disco-era glory!
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2020, 10:50:59 PM »
I like the black and red combos!!

to be honest I like just any combo in this era!!

to easily pleased I guess

It looks fabulous!!
Charlie

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2020, 08:24:28 PM »
Crusty W72 is out.  Will replace all gaskets and front main seal.






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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2020, 02:15:38 PM »
Have the seats done and ready.  Loving this Firethorn Red. 


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2020, 04:44:02 PM »
Wow nice job, they look like new!

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2020, 06:38:51 PM »
Very Nice!

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2020, 09:12:02 PM »
I have the red Hobnail in my 79 Formula it really is a color that grows on you quickly. Those seats look awesome! Great job!
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....

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2020, 09:21:44 PM »
 :grin:
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2020, 01:37:39 AM »
Did the seat backs come in red or had to repaint them to match?

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2020, 09:05:02 AM »
Did the seat backs come in red or had to repaint them to match?

You can buy the seat backs in red.  Very nice aftermarket part.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2020, 08:48:19 PM »
Look good. Often the aftermarket coloured pieces differe in shade and  production batch, as did the originals, just moreso.

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2020, 03:25:37 PM »
New gaskets and paint for the W72

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2020, 06:30:19 PM »
Looks really nice. How did you repaint the engine?  Considering doing that myself as well.

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2020, 06:34:36 PM »
General Motors Blue 1608 spray paint
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2020, 07:50:02 AM »
Motor looks really nice.
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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: Time for Paint
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2020, 09:35:59 AM »
I'm not building a show car, so a quick degrease and paint of the frame, new body bushings.


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2020, 10:34:35 AM »
Looking really good!

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2020, 11:50:37 AM »
That's about all the deeper I want to get with my current project. What did you paint the frame with? Looks nice.
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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
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2020, 09:26:07 AM »
New high flow condenser, dryer, PRO6TEN compressor will help in the south where I live.  Pypes exhaust with SpinTech 9000XL Super Pro Street Mufflers.  I have never heard these mufflers so taking a gamble.  Exhaust is clamped together to allow for disassembly when needed.  That grungy alternator is coming off for a new 100 amp.  I am not doing the brake booster now, but it looks crusty, I may just paint it again even though not accurate.  Should I paint it black for now?  Some day I will detail the bottom of the car but not in this phase.  Thanks!





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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2020, 02:03:36 PM »
I have seen guys use the nickel cadmium looking type paint before with not bad results

Black is common but I might get a can of SEM sheet metal or cast silver colour!!

it always looks nice or at leaset nicer than dull and rusty!!
Charlie

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2020, 08:47:37 AM »
Hi Guys, I am sprucing up the original door panels.  I am replacing the inner window felts.  They are stapled onto plastic.  Have any of you replaced these.  Do I use a staple gun.  Thanks!




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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2020, 12:55:52 PM »
I made my own staples from wire and then bent them over. Car is looking great!
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....

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2020, 01:10:00 PM »
I made my own staples from wire and then bent them over. Car is looking great!

Thanks!  My plastic on the outside edges are crumbled away so I have nothing to staple to.  Trying to think about how I would fabricate new edges.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2020, 01:25:05 PM »
I did a mixture of epoxy,  fiberglass resin and melted polyethylene with aluminum screening to reconstruct the edges and put mine back together.  One was in 4 pieces.
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....

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2020, 01:29:24 PM »
I did a mixture of epoxy,  fiberglass resin and melted polyethylene with aluminum screening to reconstruct the edges and put mine back together.  One was in 4 pieces.

Not looking forward to this..


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2020, 11:42:33 AM »
epoxy and fiberglass cloth
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2020, 12:04:09 PM »
epoxy and fiberglass cloth

Thanks!  Can I really re-make the 90 degree edge when the plastic has crumbled away.
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2020, 12:40:19 PM »
Ya, I think you can with a mixture of the above suggestions. I have epoxy holding the hood hinge on my 1976 arctic cat. That is some strong stuff.  Rough up the material so it can bite in.
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....

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2020, 02:13:54 PM »
That looks like a pretty easy fix with 'glass. You should take a look at the console I revived!
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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
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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2020, 10:52:45 AM »
Here is what I did on my brittle upper door panels.  The face of these panels are still nice so I want to save them.  For the finer cracks, I just did some plastic welding with a soldering iron.  For the larger cracks, I v-d out the crack and filled with plastic welding rod.  Worked out pretty good.  To attach the new inner window felts, I used black #6 sheet metal screws.  As far as the far ends of the plastic that crumbled away, I did not fix it.  The steel on the new window felts keeps this thing pretty rigid on its own.




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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2020, 02:34:23 PM »
One door panel down.  I hate door panels. :?






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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2020, 05:35:24 PM »
That work turned out great. Nice job..

I always preferred these panels over the 79-81 versions
Charlie

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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #78 on: February 16, 2020, 08:17:35 AM »
Today I'm going to install sound deadener, heat insulation and carpet.  Getting close.  :-P


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Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2020, 08:48:46 AM »
Lookin good, I am happy for you that it is moving along quickly. So many get lost forever in this stage.
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

Re: Time for Paint
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2020, 08:48:46 AM »
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