68 Coupe- Going Topless

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  1. horse sence

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    I sanded all the black coating off the driver side ,what a mess ,100 degrees outside and i was coated from head to toe in black dust:rlaugh:Still have to clean off the rocker but i will do that with the sand blaster .
    I will finish off the pass. side tomorrow .
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    I sanded off the pass. side this morning . Not a lot of body work to do ,just some small dings ...in the new fenders :think: and a couple of spots at the end of the quarters ,most of it will not require any bondo when i am finished with it .It's going to get hot again, soon as i get a cooler day i will sand blast the rest or it
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    Just a quick question. Why didn't you leave the e-coating on the fenders doors and quarters? Why sand it all off?
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    Primer and paint does not stick well to the e coat .And i have found surface rust under the coating on some panels
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    I bought my sand ,wow went from $60 - $100 for the same amount of sand ,Going to blast early tomorrow . Picture 002.jpg My neighbors may not like it .They have kept me awake a few times so its only fair that i wake them up early once . It's only going to get 93 * tomorrow so it shouldn't be to hot . Took it back apart this morning so all i have to do is move it down to the sand pile ,the sand has to be about a foot deep there by now .The places that need blasting are fairly clean and i have already scraped off the tar and any undercoat so i should have it done by noon ,i hope . Picture 001.jpg Picture 003.jpg
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    I can't help but find irony in spending $100 for a pallet of sand and then placing it in a section of yard made of . . . . . . . . .sand. :)
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    :lol:After it has gone through the blaster it turns to dust so i can't reuse it .I blasted a lot of cars and other stuff here
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    Just finished blasting ,almost noon exactly .It took 5 hours to blast with no surprises and came out nice and clean. I didn't try to remove all the red primer that i had sprayed earlier, it was already blasted under that . I have to seal the seams tomorrow and probably primer this week end .
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    I got the seams sealed and the body in primer .I also sprayed the taillight cans .Tomorrow i will use sealer on the cans and pop rivet them in place .
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    I pop riveted in the the tail light cans this morning .I used stainless rivets so they won't rust . I used 3M seam sealer to seal up the cans so they will not leak. _MG_4816.JPG _MG_4817.JPG _MG_4818.JPG _MG_4819.JPG
    It will be ready to come off the rotisserie soon
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    Very very nice work. I wish I could ship my car to Cali and let you work your magic:hail:
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    I got the doors and fenders primed .I masked off the inside of the doors because i didn't want the epoxy to fill in the grain on the door shell . I primed the back of the fenders ,they will stay red primer when painted just like the under side of the car.
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    I drilled the holes to lower the upper control arms ,1 inch down .I tried a control arm shaft and it fits .
    I have a 9 inch rear end ,soon as i can sand blast it and paint it i will bolt it in and it will come off the rotisserie . I will just clean up the old front suspension for now and bolt it back in so i can roll it.
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    WOW what a great job, I can't to show my son just what you can do when you take the time and do it right! Great car thanks for sharing.
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