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Old 09-13-2020, 09:44 PM   #51
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Brilliant idea with the painters tape and washers. I skimmed through the last few posts, are you powder coating or spray? It all looks fantastic.
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:09 PM   #52
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Brilliant idea with the painters tape and washers. I skimmed through the last few posts, are you powder coating or spray? It all looks fantastic.
Thank you for the kind words. Ive been doing the washer and tape thing since I was a kid; back in my slot car days.

I am rattle can spray painting with etching primer and Rustoleum. Before painting Im sandblasting wherever possible. I.e. if it will fit in my blast cabinet. I prep all parts with acetone immediately before painting to ensure any lingering oil residue is removed. Paint consists of light coat of primer and 2 coats of color. After the finish coat of paint cures sufficiently to be able to handle I bake at 325F for 30 minutes. At assembly time I try to keep my hands clean and pre-fitting parts before painting helps to assure that they go together w/o interference. The resultant finish has proven to be quite durable.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:26 PM   #53
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Does anybody know whether or not these two plugged holes have threaded nut plates behind them on my '73 145? I'm referring to the 2 plastic plugs on the cowl between the windshield washer reservoir/pump and the wiper motor, circled in the pic below:


They are pretty well aged and I think that I would destroy the plugs by attempting to remove them. If they are threaded I can use them to provide anchor points for a future A/C hose support.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:59 PM   #54
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Does anybody know whether or not these two plugged holes have threaded nut plates behind them on my '73 145?
Unfortunately, no; they don't.

Your progress on this car is quite awesome, and I'm following with interest.
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