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Old 07-21-2019, 02:02 PM   #126
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Still a lot to do. Got the driver & passenger sides cleaned with a wire wheel this morning. Still need to wire wheel the trunk pan & area above the differential, but it's a little toasty out there! My son volunteered to work on some of that tomorrow.
I'm soaking the rear wheelwells with kerosene again & letting them cook until tomorrow evening. Then the multi-tool / wire wheel treatment.
A little scope creep coming. I've decided to remove the front clip so I can get the front inner fenders, backside of the front valance / fenders & frame horns. I'll also need to remove the front crossmember again, but thinking I can keep the steering & brake lines all connected.
I'll probably install the engine onto the crossmember & install as a sub-assembly.
That's a job for next weekend though.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:53 PM   #127
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Looks great. Beware the scope creep.....or just embrace it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:34 PM   #128
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Looks great. Beware the scope creep.....or just embrace it.
Paul,
This started as a coil springs / shocks / brake job!!
Thanks for the compliments!!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:58 PM   #129
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One rear wheel well scraped.... God, what a chore!
Passenger side tomorrow evening.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:24 PM   #130
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Steve,

Is the undercoating you're dealing with the Waxoyl (or similar) stuff or black rubberized stuff?
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:56 PM   #131
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Is the undercoating you're dealing with the Waxoyl (or similar) stuff or black rubberized stuff?
It's the black rubberized crap. It'll get there, just going to take a while.
Took the night off from the car, had a couple of late meetings. I'll hit it again tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:50 PM   #132
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Rear wheelwells. After scrapping, I got a mini needle scaler from China Freight and knocked off most of the undercoat.
I broke down & ordered one of the undercoating removal tools. Eastwood sells one, but I found a similar tool on Amazon for about $60 less.
It arrives on Tuesday, so I'm going to take the mini needle scaler into some of the tight spots tomorrow morning. Then my son and I are going to remove the front fenders, front crossmember and maybe the front fascia.
Here are pics of the passenger side, driver side looks similar.







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Old 07-28-2019, 08:55 AM   #133
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that looks to have worked like magic! Super clean.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:26 AM   #134
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Looks like good metal. Whoo hoo!
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Old 07-28-2019, 05:37 PM   #135
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Looks like good metal. Whoo hoo!
Yes, all in all, very little rust on this car.
My son & I dropped the front crossmember today. Bought a dolly & built a padded rack for it. Took it off a unit with all everything still attached, except for the steering box. It came off separately.
Got it all filthy cleaning the undercoating, so I need to clean it before I drop the engine onto it.
Might go back out tonight to mess with the cleaning.
And my son just loves helping me!


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Old 07-29-2019, 10:09 PM   #136
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The new stripping tool arrived from Amazon this evening, so I tried it on the passenger side wheel well.
All I can say is that it's a winner! Since it's air driven, it's way lighter than my angle grinder & the wire wheels are about an 1" wide, so you strip more area quicker.
Here's the link to the tool & a quick photo after about 30 minutes of free time I has tonight.
https://www.amazon.com/Sunex-SX8200-...P98S00H2XN3XVG

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Old 07-30-2019, 02:41 PM   #137
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Are you applying phosphoric acid or anything to prevent flash/surface rusting of the steel now that it's exposed?
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:12 PM   #138
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Are you applying phosphoric acid or anything to prevent flash/surface rusting of the steel now that it's exposed?
No acid. It's going to get a sanding & cleaning prior to epoxy primer.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:31 PM   #139
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No acid. It's going to get a sanding & cleaning prior to epoxy primer.
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Rust inhibitor at all?
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:40 PM   #140
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Shouldn't need it. Epoxy primer over clean metal is sufficient.
Epoxy primer actually seals out the oxygen from the metal, leaving very little chance of rust forming.
I will need to sand & clean any flash surface rust prior to spraying, due to cleaning the undercoat as time (and garage temps!) permits.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:18 PM   #141
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You can also use a good etch primer on that metal. The acidity of the primer has a way with very very minor flash rust.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:11 PM   #142
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Matt b & Iansplatinum -
I will be using some phosphoric acid on any pits, prior to epoxy primer.
Had an issue with my compressed air filter / dryer. I decided to quit collecting water. I was getting a lot of moisture at my air tools, so I stopped and ordered a Devilbiss QC3 filter / dryer for my hose reel. It came in today and I just finished installing it. Pricey, but good reviews. I also like that it has a warning to change the filter.
I'll see how it works and, if it works as advertised, I'll order one for my blast cabinet and for my workbench hose.
I also reworked the piping to my hose reel so it should keep any moisture from getting into it.
I'll try it out Saturday morning, plans tomorrow evening.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:29 PM   #143
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Big shout out to member vertigosity for giving up his time and help today getting the windshield corners!!!
While I was down that way, I took a detour to Dyuss, AR to see the boyhood home of Johnny Cash. It's been restored by Arkansas State University to how it looked in when he was a young boy. Pretty cool to see, even if it is just a little old house.
Looking forward to getting back under the Swede tomorrow and get some more cleaning done on it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:31 PM   #144
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Glad to see some chunks of one of my follies go to keep another project alive :D
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:06 AM   #145
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They had an orange, red, yellow & black that looks like what I have.
Any info you can share on those different upholstery options? I'd love to find a source for those original-style striped fabrics. Any link or contact info would be appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:51 AM   #146
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Any info you can share on those different upholstery options? I'd love to find a source for those original-style striped fabrics. Any link or contact info would be appreciated!
I do not know what the codes were for the different colors.
VP Autoparts still has front seats listed. but I may have gotten the last of the full rear sets. Looks like they only have a rear back listed now.
http://www.vp-autoparts.com/US/main....startoffset=50
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #147
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Took off the driver side fender, then finished cleaning undercoating & sanding the driver side inner fender today.
Got a good pic of the rust also.
I'll get out & finish the passenger side tomorrow, it's half finished. Need to remove the fender & get the upper area, and side of the cowl.





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Old 08-17-2019, 09:57 PM   #148
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You don’t mess around, do you?!? Looking really good, nice to see the amount of attention you’re giving here.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:12 AM   #149
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Thanks Vol242o.
Getting the rest of the underside this clean will be a chore. Not really looking forward to it!
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:15 PM   #150
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Passenger side done. No rust on it, other than some surface rust where cowl side, bulkhead & inner fender join. Both sides have it. There was a ginormous glob of seam sealer on each that had hardened with age.
I bought a "spot blaster" off of Chinazon, going to try it for those areas. Can't quite get to them with anything else I have, so I'll try it out.
No pics, looks like the other side, just without the rot by the floorpan.
Next up - removing the seats & carpet so I can get a grip on the rust that needs repaired.
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