Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by superbuickguy, May 21, 2017.
Thanks again for posting these pictures of your build. Very interesting how you approach many of the problems you encounter. I too have one of those assembly manuals. A flat magnifying glass works great sometimes. I’ve even taken pictures with my phone to zoom in on some of the blurry pages and works fairly well. Going to be a very cool ride!
Sorry to bug you with more (probably stupid) questions? So when you are sanding the bare metal prior to paint, What is that process? Do you use multiple grades of sandpaper, or just something like 50 or 80, and then trust the primer to fill the scratches?
well, this goes to the back burner again for a bit.. but first, got the trans dipstick then reassembled the car
it's already been to bare metal (exterior), what's on it now is epoxy primer. Under will get some form of coating, the inside gets paint and spray-on sound deadener and thermal protection...
months later... this is back in action so I can get back to my wagon
and back to fixing holes
second hole... the metal was contaminated with something - probably lead
and more hole welding
some welded up
If my calculations are correct, I have about a day more of welding - then undercoating and sound deadening. Then I can remount the body forever
then more work making the side perfect
the whole point is to anneal the metal... it will shrink naturally but first I need to get the brittleness back out before I pound on it again
and I'll have to do this repeated before I hit it with a hammer again. Heat, let cool naturally....
mostly I have to fill the rest of the trim holes but also do just a bit of welding inside the wheel wells
more fine tuning.... a warning, though. This will not be perfect. I plan on driving this and even race it (though using it as my race-tow-car has great appeal to me).... okay
first get the lines within bondo distance
the other side, I needed to slot the wheel well because (guessing here) the Skylark sedan has less of a curve
so weld it so water can't get behind the filler
minor grinding while waiting for things to cool
fix the corner - again, so water cannot get behind the filler
betterish... not going to spend a lot of time here... when the next rebuilder gets to it, this will give him something to bitch about
Looks like a LOT of work. I would get fixated on one area and stuck. Love how you are moving along.