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Old 09-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #26
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Arnt you cutting that innerfender out so I can weld it???
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:24 AM   #27
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Swapping from the almost mint early dash :(?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #28
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I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #29
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I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.
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Check out Industrial Finishes, or Bob's Paintland in Vancouver. Their prices on SEM trim paint are way better than IPD's. Also, Bob's Paintland can color match anything you bring them. I've had very good success with them.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #30
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Make sure you apply paint pretty quickly after the 2k primer. Otherwise you may lose adhesion qualities and may need to resand in order to get it to stick.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #31
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Make sure you apply paint pretty quickly after the 2k primer. Otherwise you may lose adhesion qualities and may need to resand in order to get it to stick.
Personally, with primer I'd scuff regardless.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #32
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Arnt you cutting that innerfender out so I can weld it???

Swapping from the almost mint early dash :(?
I'll save the inner fender from the wagon in case I want to replace it, but for right now this is fine. It looks way better than I expected it would, and this isn't going to be a show car.

I prefer the later dash, and as an added bonus it already has an electric speedo.

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I used some of that duplicolor interior paint on my kick panels and it turned sorta dull and white-ish in about a year. I've had much better luck with the sem paint Ipd offers.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to order some SEM paint.

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Personally, with primer I'd scuff regardless.
Thanks for the tip. The manufacturer recommended scuffing if you topcoat after 12 hours, so I will definitely be scuffing it tonight before I paint it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:52 PM   #33
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More progress in the engine bay. It's about half done now.


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Old 10-02-2013, 11:22 PM   #34
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Exceptional work. Keep it up.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:05 AM   #35
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that looks white... lol sure looks nice. makes me want to stitch weld my new one's bay.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #36
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Tom, that 87 dash is in better shape than my 244's dash by a long shot. Mine easily has 10 more cracks above the instrumentation alone, not to mention the rest of the thing. I might be interested, if you're willing to hang on to it for a bit (nature of my job and all) and assuming you're not going to use it.

The 75-80 dash is better anyway.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #37
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Exceptional work. Keep it up.
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Tom, that 87 dash is in better shape than my 244's dash by a long shot. Mine easily has 10 more cracks above the instrumentation alone, not to mention the rest of the thing. I might be interested, if you're willing to hang on to it for a bit (nature of my job and all) and assuming you're not going to use it.

The 75-80 dash is better anyway.
The 87 dash is going in the car. I went ahead and spent quite a bit of time repairing all of the cracks in the dash with Bondo/3M flexible bumper repair kits. It took two kits to fix everything. If you are interested in the early dash, shoot me a PM.


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I've been spending a lot of time cleaning, prepping, and painting. I can't wait to be beyond this part of the project. Very rewarding, but very tedious.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:57 AM   #38
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After the clearcoat fully cured, I took my harbor freight DA to it to clean it up some.

This is really hard to capture in pictures because the lighting is crap on this side of the garage, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #39
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crawling along...



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Old 10-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #40
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Looking good!!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #41
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Excellent work , Tom. What garage are you working out of?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:57 AM   #42
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Thanks!

Joel, my parents bought a new house with a sizeable detached workshop. That's where the car is. Heater goes in soon!
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #43
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Are you flocking the whole upper dash like the glovebox is done? (At least the black *looks* flocked...)
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #44
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The upper half, yes.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #45
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Giving me ideas...

Also, I spy blue. Still got the front seats from the 245? My interior is blue cloth, but the front seats are tan vinyl... Granted they're in amazing shape, but the color mismatch is a little more than I can handle.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #46
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Front seats are long gone, and were vinyl not cloth.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #47
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I never want to do this part again. It was so tempting to cut it, but I managed to resist.

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That would require an extra beer or two. Wooof!
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #49
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Maybe that's my problem... I need more garage beer.
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How far away did the folks move? That's a stellar garage setup you're working in. Have em put compressed air and a lift in there, you know.... for good measure. ;)
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