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[C2] 1964 Convertible - Plain Jane - The Journey Begins.

 
Old 01-18-2019, 11:46 PM
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Is that a 10í trailer? I think my 8í is going to be a bit short to take the frame to the powder coater.
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I think with your tailgate off it will do the job. I brought the frame back from PA in a 12í enclosed trailer and shut the door.
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Default Paint Questions I asked in the Paint Subsection.

64 Originally Daytona Blue with one respray. It was painted sometime before 1974 as this was done before the second owner. I am pretty sure it is not a lacquer paint and I donít think that is pertinent to my real question.


I think I am looking at some bare fiberglass, red primer and maybe a high build primer?

Paint stripper did a pretty good job after roughing up the surface top coat. Is the material on top of the primer original?



I donít see any signs of the dark blue. It is hard to imagine it was all sanded off before the respray.

All the bonding strips are visible so that is a good sign.

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Default Still am still learning how to use paint stripper on fiberglass.

It is a slow process but it is getting faster and I am developing a rhythm.



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That looks good. It is definitely not a fast process unless you have Pat and his minions. Keep up the good work.
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Default Added additional support to #4 body mount.

A little more tweaking as I have never felt it is where it should really support the *** end of the car.


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That looks good. It is definitely not a fast process unless you have Pat and his minions. Keep up the good work.
I ended up cheating, and taking it to the stripper. They used plastic media and it worked out real good. But still a ton of work getting it ready for paint.

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First Grandkid to help on this project. My 3 sons can get in line on my side.

First real signs of the Daytona Blue.

Door gaps are looking pretty good. I hope I donít lose it when we replace the drivers door. I can easily tighten the gaps with the floor jacks on the rear mounts.
How many people paint the shell with the doors installed?
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Default Carpet removed.

I am not going to remove all the glue remnants.

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I removed all the grease and have started to do another round of paint thinner and wire wheel. Does anyone remove the factory undercoating. I donít see how you can clean it with it being so porous.

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Looking good. The carpet glue was not fun but I probably did more than I needed. 3M adhesive remover and razor blades were my friend. Turns out the paint stripper worked better but don’t know if it is recommended.
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I am not going to remove all the glue remnants.
That's about where I am on mine, and that's the same decision I made on mine! I'll sand down the rough parts and remove what's loose, but that young guy in Texas has way more energy and determination than this old coot!
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Lol Don. Don’t know if it’s energy, ocd or stupidity.
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Default Kicking my ***. Paint Stripping Continues!

I am about 60% done.





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That body looks good. I got to thinking about it and I don’t know if it was the cold or if kleen strip changed their product. The first two gallons I had were fairly clear and stripped the paint fast. That last gallon I bought was cloudy and took a lot longer on the hardtop.
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The Kleen Strip has a yellow tint. It definitely works better in 70 degrees than when I was stripping in 40 degrees.

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Default One fender down and one to go.

Shooting to be doing door jams on Saturday.

This fender had some work on the front leading edge.
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Looking great you are making excellent progress!
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Looking great you are making excellent progress!
i am going back to the Daytona Blue. Your 64 is very close to the color of our car as it is now. I think my brother would like to keep it that lighter blue like yours.
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hcallaway is Daytona Blue a '64 color? Just curious on that. Daytona Blue will be a great color! Both colors will show off your car's lines beautifully!

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