Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

  1. Sept.20 it is blasted

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    _MG_3828.JPG _MG_3829.JPG _MG_3830.JPG _MG_3832.JPG _MG_3831.JPG 4 1/2 hours ,doesn't sound like a lot of time but try holding a 2 1/2 inch high pressure hose with 90 psi at the nozzle for 4 1/2 hours and see how you feel :drool: i am beat. every thing cleaned up real nice. but the engine compartment,was a PAIN IN DA BUTT!! some one painted it with some kind of rubberized paint:fuss:i like to never got it off. i used...
  2. Sept.19 going to blast

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    i got my sand ,15 bags .that should be enough. 5 gallons of gass for Leroy.
    charged up his battery.i will be blasting first thing in the morning. every thing is locked and loaded and ready to go. i even bought a brand new face shield so i can see what i am doing.
  3. Sept. 13. primer is here

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    my primer made it in to day.seems know one in my area uses red oxide so they don't keep it in stock.i will have to order a couple gallons and just tuck it away because i will be needing more. i will be sand blasting i hope, tuesday. then i will seal all the seams with 3M tan seam sealer,that will take at least 4 tubes .then i will fill the 4 panel joints and it will be ready to primer and remove from the rotisserie.
  4. Sept. 12. 9 inch rear housing

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    _MG_3799.JPG _MG_3800.JPG i am still waiting on red oxide primer ,because every thing i order has to take forever to get here:fuss:, so i narrowed a 69 9 inch to 66 width. its pretty easy .just jig it up in the band saw so it cuts true, and then take the bearing retainer and ckuck it up in the lathe and cut it loose. two inches come off the 69 housing each side then the bearing retainer is cut down in the lathe to 1 inch and pressed back into the axle tubes...
  5. Sept.4 2013 quarter window holes filled

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    _MG_3701.JPG _MG_3700.JPG _MG_3702.JPG _MG_3703.JPG _MG_3704.JPG _MG_3706.JPG _MG_3707.JPG this is the last of the welding ,the quarter window holes are filled in .i cut a patch of 18 gauge, formed it to fit and held it in place with a welders magnet.great for hands free work. i tacked all the corners first then about every half inch making sure the surfaces were flush all the way around...