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Old 01-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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I figured that I didn't want to post this in "Our Rides" until after I have the car re-assembled. So here are a few pictures of the rust damages, repairs and the paint stripping....Let the games begin!!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:50 PM
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Good job, Martin. I'm jealous about your California weather, and wish I could be out there doing body work. Your car is shaping up and will look great when you're done.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:22 PM
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Thanx Dave...It was bitter cold a few weeks ago and now we're socked in by fog. The shop is heated, so only humidity will be a factor. I didn't want to wait for summer when we battle with 105 degree days. Hopefully when the paint is put on, the humidity will be ok. After the engine is back in, it should be back to 105 and I should be baking my brain while doing the interior. Gotta love it!
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Looks like a solid car.

Thanks for the pics of the work. Look forward to seeing the progress - always cool when you can visit someone's shop without even leaving the couch.

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:24 PM
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The body looks to be in very good shape,mine had alot more rust and your sun shine looks great it has been 10-15 degree here for weeks. send pictures when you are done
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Just an update on "Angelina". Tonight she got her primer after 50 hours of tedious body work straightening out the factory wavy's and the welds from the new metal. She'll harden up over the weekend then block sanding. After that, under-coating and engine room paint. If I'm lucky and it warms up a bit...color and clear...
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Hey Martin,
She's looking good! Keep us posted!!!
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Why didnīt you paint the hood hinges?

Looks gooood though!
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Martin,

It looks like you have plenty of room to work on the car. Did you remove the chrome trim around the windshield?

Now the fun begins... block, block, block!

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Why didnīt you paint the hood hinges?

Looks gooood though!
That is masking tape on the hinges. All you see in those 2 pictures is primer. The hinges will be done with the color base coat.
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