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RamblerRacer

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #120 on: June 18, 2020, 07:46:02 PM »
More prep on the nose of the car





Another picture of the dog; she is checking out a hydrangea I bought for the front of the house



Side show:
Here is a picture of inside my trailer
the framing is from a company called 8020 and I got the two tool boxes for Christmas from my wife
I built the framework for the cabinets and counter from the 8020, then made panels and doors from MDF





Instead of a generator in the recess behind the counter I mounted my spare tire and had an area for a small generator that I use when no one else is around to boge power off of.



Spraying the last bit of primer on the nose I was mimicking the moves and patterns to spray the base coat and clear coat.
Its a good exercise once you get close to spraying the finish coats to pretend you are doing it for real.

Thanks for looking.





JT

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2020, 07:25:54 AM »
WOW, that trailer settup looks awsome, I would be embarrassed to show you what mine looks like inside, though it is a work trailer.
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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2020, 08:58:54 AM »
that is very cool
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(19 years and counting but still have her)

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2020, 05:57:53 PM »
Wow classic example of drunk posting  :grin:
Was looking through my Imgur thing and thought to post some things from the other side of Jim.

Thanks for the compliments.
 I am quite proud of the trailer work done and made the most of my budget and what I could do myself.

It’s an Intech all aluminum unit and I bought it with shiny stuff on the outside and finished the inside myself as you can see.

Planning on a big day tomorrow.
Had to tickle the nose and add some glaze filler where stuff showed up after priming
Gonna finish the PS door and get it off.
Was going to spray the inside but others will be there at the shop, so no need to kill them with the clear.  Plenty of other things to do tho.


Hope all are well

JT

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #124 on: June 21, 2020, 03:54:08 AM »
So with others at the shop and not spraying I spent the day tackling the area around the T tops. That was a workout. I don’t know what kid of adhesive they used to put the weatherstripping in but I’m looking to get some for the new seals. All in all the metal looked good and it cleaned up nice with a wire brush on my drill. I think I’ll just brush on some epoxy primer since this area will mostly be hidden

Happy Fathers Day to the Dads

JT

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #125 on: June 21, 2020, 06:15:52 AM »
That's a trailer? wow better than my garage.




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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #126 on: June 21, 2020, 07:17:16 AM »
If you need a recommendation for the weatherstrip adhesive, my favorite is 3M #08008 black super weatherstrip adhesive. it's the best in my opinion. Been using it for decades. You can usually find it at a local auto parts store, or an auto body and paint supply store.
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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #127 on: June 21, 2020, 07:53:29 AM »
I use the same 3m weatherstrip glue. It is good stuff, just a word of caution. Use it sparingly and tape off anything you dont want glue on, it can get pretty sloppy.
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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #128 on: June 21, 2020, 10:03:11 AM »
The 3M stuff is my go to as well. Just the way every last bit of surface was glued to the surface of the body left me to think some sort of brush on glue was used from the factory.

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #129 on: June 25, 2020, 10:03:29 AM »
dis·ap·point·ment

noun
a person, event, or thing that causes disappointment.

This picture says it all.



I thought to take pieces of trim on the B-pillar to clean and prep the before painting the T-Top opening.
The PS was fine but here on the DS I found this area of unhappiness.

Not the end of the world but will be a bit of a setback.
Its really nothing compared to some of the rot I seen others post but still disappointing because I had the next couple of days planned to get the shell ready to paint
The t-top area is the last bit before finish sanding.

JT

Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #129 on: June 25, 2020, 10:03:29 AM »

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #130 on: June 26, 2020, 12:49:23 PM »
So here is my repair
I did not take time to finish weld in around the patch
I am just going to hit this part with some seam sealer and call it done other than around the edge of the B pillar



The black is a high solids product called Rust Guard Black by Wurth
Its really good over rust, and I used some neutralizer first.
Probably the laziest repair on the car, but it will be covered by the trim piece

JT


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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #131 on: June 26, 2020, 03:39:59 PM »
That stinks, but I dont blame you with the repair. If youre happy thats all that matters. Never gonna be seen anyway. Keep moving forward  :smile:
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85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #132 on: June 28, 2020, 01:14:26 PM »
I had a pretty good day yesterday and even with the extra work required on the DS B-pillar I got to the point I wanted to be at.
I got the T-top area in prime and gave the fenders and doors a goo coat of 2K so that they can come off and be put aside while the shell is being finished.


The repair on the B-pillar came out OK and just needs some glaze filler to fill in some pin holes











Thanks for looking

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #133 on: July 01, 2020, 04:26:23 AM »
Looking good, the t top area is tough to repair but came out good.




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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #134 on: July 01, 2020, 05:36:29 AM »
Thanks Jack

The toughest part of a repair like that is not wrecking stuff that is around it, like the interior.
I taped it off and covered the opening with cardboard so as to keep sparks from getting in.
I had a similar issue on the PS of the roof that had filler covering over pin holes just above the corner of the door and T-top edge.
I am going to be focusing on getting some more small parts ready for paint and out of the shop this week and the nose too.
It is ready for final sanding and paint which wont be for a while yet and it is just at risk being there.

I have been working on stripping the window trim and tweaking it back into shape.
That is turning into a big time-suck

Thanks for looking

JT

Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #134 on: July 01, 2020, 05:36:29 AM »


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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #135 on: July 01, 2020, 06:22:08 PM »
I have a lot of window trim pieces and got lucky with some good ones, however the only long piece for the rear that i had was kinda boofed, i worked it for awhile to get it pretty good.
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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: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #136 on: July 03, 2020, 05:29:51 AM »
Just as I finished, I remembered having the red car and took a bunch off of it. It’s all stripped and primed now, but doing so really highlighted the blemishes. It will probably take another blast of primer to fill to be able to sand them out. Have the day off today so that is how I’ll spend it probably

JT

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #137 on: July 05, 2020, 09:01:37 AM »
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

I dug out the trim from the red car and it was in great shape.
What a waste of time and material to fix up the other pieces but oh well!
I'm missing one of the rear trim pieces anyway, and I got this other trim primed yesterday along with the last coat required on the top of the hood.

It was going to be a short day due to going to my Uncles for a picnic in the afternoon.
I decided to spray some more silver and clear so I took the rear spoiler pieces and front chin spoiler to the shop.
I had them set up the night before so I did not have to move stuff around in the shop before hand.

They turned out OK with not so much trash in the clear as you would expect painting in a mechanical repair shop.
Sad thin is I dragged the pieces out in the sun afterward when I thought it had set up enough.
I had covered one of the work stands with a paper dropcloth because I though it was a good idea to keep dust from blowing onto the piece.
While outside the breeze blew it up onto the center spoiler piece and it left a mark in the clear.
I'll have to sand that and respray it next time I paint.

Some pictures







Here you can see where the drop cloth got on the clear





Thanks for looking

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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #138 on: July 05, 2020, 11:49:16 AM »
Been following along. As far as the mirrors go, we've become so accustomed to seeing the familiar stock factory version of cars over the past 40-50 years that when something is different our mind says "something looks wrong". Even if it actually looks better than the original. 

Is that a 2 door 63 Buick Special? They were pretty light cars.
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Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
« Reply #139 on: July 05, 2020, 01:22:40 PM »
Yes. A convertible no less. A customer project car on hold so to speak. Either no money by the customer or my cousin gets slammed and can’t work it into the schedule. It has the aluminum V8 in it.

Re: 1979 TA Painting Time
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