Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by superbuickguy, May 21, 2017.
nylon brush is what I use if needed.
how does your chill bar look like?
need to move this to the top of the hill so it's ready for it's Sunday stripper
and there we go, next up is to make it naked
time to fix the bumper
slow process, but it's getting there
stripper left my Buick naked on the beach
etch and protect
messy, but one more step
a couple surprises
not a surprise
kind of a surprise (this was the white door)
not at all
completely a surprise
the extent was a surprise, but it's not a huge deal since I'm already there cutting
maybe? but then again not really
that plus the rear floor.... I've ordered the front windshield channel - by the time it gets here I should have the back done
Looks like you've got some work ahead of you, but seeing some of your other welding repairs, shouldn't be much of a problem for you. Keep up the good work, thanks for posting pics etc.
I hope I don't find too much of that on my car because I'll have to pay somone to fix it since I don't do metal fab or welding.
tonight I had a couple 'extra' moments so I did some bumper unbending
there's a dent
push on the back
get creative with leverage
what you can't see is the long, small rod that is the same diameter as the roll on the bumper being pushed into place
as if by magic
I still have to tap it into shape - but with bumpers, hammering a dent out is about the worst way you can remove it.... bumpers rarely stretch when they get a dent, but hammering stretch the metal.... then you chase waves down the bumper...tapping will happen, just not yet.... truly though, my goal is pretty straight then I'll send it off to California to be perfected and rechromed..... that said, doing this (without them having to fix whatever I'm doing) saves me money.... I figure if I had sent it with dents and missing bits it would have cost $1500 to have fixed and chromed..... the hope is it will be about $500 ....
since you folks don't know me... my 'resume' my dad owns a company that builds stainless steel kitchen equipment (tables, hoods, etc).... so for 20 plus years I did that kind of work (not my job now).... metal moving is something I know....
Man, you have your work cut out for you!
Good to see this car being saved from Scrappy McGee.
epoxy primer requires hitting the car with 120-180 grit scuff
so scuff we do
dust in the air
2 hours later, looks exactly the same
cleaned the goop off the firewall
and sanded the fenders.... hopefully tomorrow night or the night after I can get this into primer
didn't have a lot of time but taped up the little bit needing tape so I can (hopefully) shoot it tomorrow... they're forecasting rain in the afternoon which would cause some issues since I really need to shoot it outside
and here we go
shade tree painter
mix it, let it sit 15 minutes, spray
went on pretty easily
now comes all the work....
man...hate so many surprises...
but I still like your place...how far away are the next neighbours?
I like the rustic restoration!!!
20 acres to the side, 100 acres to the back, 3 acres two sides.
This isn't tv where I fake being upset about 'finding issues' with my car . The only surprise was the gas tank door.... it was a $300 car, I'm glad as much of it is there as is there. My avatar picture is another project and I paid far more for far less with that one.... window channels are easy, panel extensions are easy, metal working the dents to a less fill intensive state takes skill but I've done lots before....
I'm getting pretty good at picking pine needles out of the primer without leaving a flaw.... when I do paint it, I'll do it in a booth.
It’s great. Too many people let fear of things to not be perfect. Keep making steps forward, I like the vette too!
to me, perfect is the enemy of done.
today's job is to Corvette done enough so I can do burnouts in it... if I succeed, there will be video...
"Perfect is the enemy of done"
Man that's a great quote.
stripping is FUN
gratuitous Buick shot