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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was you I would just hand that daughter of yours a handful of cash and have her tell you when it's finished. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more dis-assembling, took off the master cylinder and pedal cluster.

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Moisture got up under some of the seam sealer (you can see in the last pic) so I'm gonna scape off as much of that as I can then media blast it and re-apply some sealer. This is the area that had a 2" water line on it when we pulled the carpet.

Still pretty happy with what I see.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If I was you I would just hand that daughter of yours a handful of cash and have her tell you when it's finished. Laughing

She would like that Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removed shocks, brake lines and everything else I could to get ready to media blast it. The wife got in on the action, took a wire brush to loosen up any surface rust.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luking Good Cool

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Removed seam sealer

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are really moving right along. Since our cars are very similiar (with yours in much better shape) I'll be watching this thread closely.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look what the mailman brought me this week Very Happy

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Headlamp area, lower front fender sections (behind mud sills) and battery tray. Hope to be cutting in the new metal in a couple weeks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Since our cars are very similiar (with yours in much better shape) I'll be watching this thread closely.

You've got me curious now, PM me with some pics and details.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after Sally (my wife) got done wire brushing the chunks off the pan, she wanted more to do. Who am I to say no Razz

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There was still a few things left on the body that needed removed before the prep work for paint started.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jmillers62 wrote:
Since our cars are very similiar (with yours in much better shape) I'll be watching this thread closely.

You've got me curious now, PM me with some pics and details.

Scott


PM sent.

With the three of you working on it that car will be finished in no time.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Miller wrote:
scooter8 wrote:
jmillers62 wrote:
Since our cars are very similiar (with yours in much better shape) I'll be watching this thread closely.

You've got me curious now, PM me with some pics and details.

Scott


PM sent.

With the three of you working on it that car will be finished in no time.


mind sending me one of them? my car isnt going fast enough Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

connella08 wrote:
John Miller wrote:

With the three of you working on it that car will be finished in no time.

mind sending me one of them? my car isnt going fast enough Laughing

Mine either, it goes months without any attention then all of a sudden I find extra hours in the day.....just like that Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an early Christmas present from my lovely wife. NO it's not another car, I'd be living in a friends basement looking for a divorce lawyer. We were at Harbor Freight buying media for a freinds portable media blaster he was going to let me use. I have to do the Ghia pans, parts of the body and several parts in general. As well as the SC a year from now when the Ghia is done (I hope). Well lugging that stuff back & forth and borrowing someones tools that much bothers me and Sally knew this. So while we were at Harbor Freight she saw a media blaster and thought I needed it. So she bought it for me Very Happy What a chick Applause

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It's a 40lb Pressurized Blaster. Anyways I just had to share that with you all, I'm fellin pretty lucky right now.

Thanks Babe Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLASTING DAY Very Happy Well gonna start on it at least.

Spend Saturday putting the blaster together, picking up a dolly and doing some more prep work. I was able to borrowed a pan rotisserie from a friend so the plan is to use the rotisserie to blast and paint the pan but it's too tall to slide under the body so I have the dolly for that.

Got the beam off
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Pulled the tranny and rear axle
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Then slide the dolly under it
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Works really good. This should have been a garage day over here cause it was a bitch doing this myself....that and I'm getting too old to lift all this stuff. Guess I'll have to do some better planning next time.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great build thread, nice to see all the family getting involved too keep up the great work.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the pan ready for the rotisserie, front and back mounting plates

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And with some help from my neighbors lifted everything into place

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Purdy dang cool Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you get yours done I think i'll send you my new '70 ghia for you to start on Very Happy I can handle doing the pans and the mechanicals but don't want to do the body work
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When you get yours done I think i'll send you my new '70 ghia for you to start on Very Happy I can handle doing the pans and the mechanicals but don't want to do the body work

No can do Pal, like so many of us....Too many Projects already Laughing See the front of that SC in one of those pics, that's next Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was only able to work on it for less than an hour but once I figured out some of the blasters settings it worked real good. Probably the worse area of the pan was the right front. If you look back at some of my first pics you'll see I had about a 2" water line on the passenger foot rest. It was pretty rusty but the metal didn't appear to be soft or weak at all. Here's what it looked like after a minimal amount of time

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The rust is mostly gone, just some pitted metal, no holes and still no soft or weak spots. Made it down toward the seat rails too

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The pans appear to be pretty solid so far. I'm gonna media blast them and see if it produces any holes then decide if they need any metal. If not cover the whole thing with POR15 (or similar product).
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