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Old 03-06-2010, 09:27 AM
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really like the hood louvers. What's hiding under the hood? Mike
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Great car Keith..great looking cabriolet and done right in my mind. I couldnt see if there were top bows..Carson top maybe? chopped 3"? cant tell from the picture but it looks like a deluxe with custom side grills and the head lights are truly classic. I wonder how many restorers go by your car and say "I cant believe what they did to a cherry car".
Well done and I cant wait to see your efforts on your bird. thanks for sharing. Grant
Thank you, We made a lift off Carson stlye top,it is a Deluxe and the headlights are '58 Lincoln.

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really like the hood louvers. What's hiding under the hood? Mike
138 louvers, the motor is a bbc. Not my car nor my choice of engines. This is the only picture I have of the engine.




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I rolled it outside last Sunday, a balmy 25 degrees and did some sand blasting.













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Old 03-07-2010, 07:58 AM
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Keith, what exactly is this first shot of on the car?



Is it a place where rain water could not escape?

What are you using for equipment to sandblast with??

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Keith, what exactly is this first shot of on the car?



Is it a place where rain water could not escape?

What are you using for equipment to sandblast with??

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That is where the cowl meets the frame right behind the front wheels. I dug a lot of stuff out of there. It must of came from the windshield wiper panel area. Oh and a couple dried up mice. I am going to cut the bottom of the fenders and rocker panels off to get back there and repair those areas.

I use a Tip brand sandblaster. I think it is called the 99'er. I got it used from a friend who bought it in the mid 80's. Never had a problem with it. I also use silica sand. I have used regular sand , but you spent a lot of time sifting and it's wet sometimes in the bag. So you have to spread out on a tarp in the sun and rake it. Then living in a high humidity part of the country you better get it bagged up before sundown or you get to do it again the next day.

I have a 2 stage 7hp Ingersal Rand comp.

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Thanks! Now you describe it, I can orient my view. You removed the splash shield (which must have been junk) and revealed what I gather is a classic Squarebird rust area.

For what it's worth later, the splash shields have been reproduced.

Do you feel you can repair it and maintain the structural integrity??
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The splash shields were missing. The holes were covered with fiberglass, bondo and undercoat.

I fell comfortable replacing the missing pieces.

With the car setting on the ground the door gaps are good. No saging.

When working on a car like this, a unibody, it is very important that when the car is raised off the ground it must have the jack,jackstands or lift under the front crossmember where the lower a arms mount and on the rear axle.
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Ah! Undercoating!! Good for hiding things one shouldn't be hiding...

How are the various rear subframes??
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Keith,
I've done several of these, and on each car I found that the inner rockers are usually weak when the sections behind the wheel are as bad as yours. Have you probed them yet?
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