I epoxy primed the quarter vent covers, front and back, with two coats .A block sanding and they would be ready for paint .The fenders and hood will be next .
Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion
66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion
one thing i forgot to consider while making my covers was when shaping my covers on the English wheel ,the metal shrinks in size as the curvature is formed . i got lucky ,all the rivets worked ,just barely . they look a lot nicer formed to match the curvature of the quarter,rather than being a flat panel just riveted in place. i used a few aluminum rivets to hold them in place as i drilled the rive holes so they would not move around, they will drill out easily. the next problem will be when...
i was going to use Shelby quarter windows but pricing changed my mind.
i decided to go with block off panels instead. i decided to make my own ,the last ones i bought were not all that great. i made them from 18 gauge
mostly because that is what i have here. i started off...
i cleaned up the old suspension and bolted it back in so i could roll it out of my paint booth.
i bolted on the front R model valance this morning ,easiest valance i ever installed .it is bolted at the fenders but only held in place with screws every where else for now ,i still have to take it back off for painting. it will pop rivet at the radiator support with 1/2 inch head rivets after painting.
a little helpful hint ,when installing fiber glass never tighten it down all at once . snug down the bolts and let it rest for a bit ,do this a couple of times .it will keep it from cracking....
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