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Nice work. I love seeing metal origami. It is my favorite part of Restortion. Some folks only like to wrench. I like to do metal “Woodworking”. Keep on posting.
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The level of your work is amazing! Just got finished doing some welding on mine and after seeing this talk about shame ahah! Great job buddy!
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The level of your work is amazing! Just got finished doing some welding on mine and after seeing this talk about shame ahah! Great job buddy!
Thanks for the compliment!!

Truth be known, I don't always feel like my welding is that great. But my grinding is EXCELLENT!!!!

My go-to tool for cleaning up welds is an angle die grinder and a 2" 3M roloc grinding disc. I buy them by the box of 50 in various grits. They are the greatest thing. Much more precise than the angle grinder.
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Nice work. I love seeing metal origami. It is my favorite part of Restortion. Some folks only like to wrench. I like to do metal “Woodworking”. Keep on posting.
Stay tuned

PS - Thanks for the compliment. Obviously I am really proud of the project so it's really fun to share it.
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This photo is beautiful. Just Yummy
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Nice work. I love seeing metal origami. It is my favorite part of Restortion. Some folks only like to wrench. I like to do metal “Woodworking”. Keep on posting.
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Stay tuned

PS - Thanks for the compliment. Obviously I am really proud of the project so it's really fun to share it.
Ditto. It's been a long time since I've done any body work, but years ago when I was in my apprenticeship, I loved the metal finishing aspect. I would take an old rusty, beat up fender or whatever was lying about for a project and restore it to finished metal with no filler or high build primer. I'd take a lot of satisfaction in accomplishing that with nothing but a welder, body files and hammer/dolly.

Fantastic project. Keep it coming!
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Ditto. It's been a long time since I've done any body work, but years ago when I was in my apprenticeship, I loved the metal finishing aspect. I would take an old rusty, beat up fender or whatever was lying about for a project and restore it to finished metal with no filler or high build primer. I'd take a lot of satisfaction in accomplishing that with nothing but a welder, body files and hammer/dolly.

Fantastic project. Keep it coming!
Yes, metal finishing is a lost art. It so annoys me when these body shops will cover the entire car with putty or 9 coats of high build primer.
When I restored my car I spent days working out all the ripples and dings on my cars body. Two layers of medium build primer sealer on the bare metal, wet sanded then the color. 30 years later is still looks great.
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Thanks for the compliment!!

Truth be known, I don't always feel like my welding is that great. But my grinding is EXCELLENT!!!!

My go-to tool for cleaning up welds is an angle die grinder and a 2" 3M roloc grinding disc. I buy them by the box of 50 in various grits. They are the greatest thing. Much more precise than the angle grinder.
The more you weld the better it gets. I know what you mean about grinding and using 2” vs a larger grinder. But if you want to be blown away, get one of these and you will be amazed. I still use my 2”, but this thing is an amazing tool. Get the various finger widths attachments and it is even more versatile. I bought mine used off eBay and got a deal. It is an expensive tool but one you will use often. Belt changes are super fast and easy. I get my belts from McMaster Carr. Word of caution, do not buy a cheap version from someone like Habor Frieght. Trust me, I tried. Complete POS. Didn’t even last an hour. Buy the best and don’t look back.

PS: Edit, check the model numbers bc not exactly sure which one I have, but it is the 18” belt version, not the short one. Head also rotates to allow different angles and such.

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Oh boy that looks really useful!
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynabrade-18110K-AutoBrade-Red-Belt-File-Air-Sander-Kit/332452053166?epid=27006374441&hash=item4d67afc0ae:g:TK0AAOSwHYpaDcKW

Going shopping.......
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I don’t know the difference between the red vs the blue. Probably different levels of quality? Maybe hobbiest vs Pro? I have always seen the Blue in past. Looks nice. Have fun.
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That's seriously awesome... or blasphemous, depending on your beliefs!!!

I'll go with the awesome...

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Updates are forthcoming. Hopefully have time for another installment this weekend.

In the meantime how about a pic of my white board?

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Dash vent removal

Undoing some dash vents - part of the backdate, while we are in the trunk area.....









I did also clean up a few other things, brackets, fuse box mounts, etc. in the front compartment.






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I was just over in the paint/bodywork forum updating a very old thread and thought I'd interject the picture here as it was a part of my colour picking process for the car.

There's a longer discussion about the various versions of slate grey over in paint forum, but enter at your own risk:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/paint-bodywork-discussion-forum/895628-formula-glasurit-615-a.html

You know what they say about opinions..... there seem to be a lot of opinions in that forum

On to the pic. I considered painting the car slate grey for a while but decided against it. I tried a few versions of the colour:



I had previously also tried a fender in Bahama Yellow:





And a decklid in Signal Yellow:



In the end, I made the choice to stick with white. I really like the other colours, and in particular the Signal Yellow. I decided if it was maybe a more "look at me!" car it would suit a more "look at me!" colour.

Since this is going to be a sleeper, it's a sleeper colour. I doubt this decision daily. sometimes more often than that
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I have never regretted painting my car GP white.

Thank goodness you stuck to single stage. IMO clear coats never look right on the older cars.
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Very exciting build to watch. Hmm, maybe I'll backdate my '85.
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I have never regretted painting my car GP white.

Thank goodness you stuck to single stage. IMO clear coats never look right on the older cars.
I'm with you on that. I had limited experience with it, although had helped to paint/prep an airplane with it (white of course) and had also used it on roll cages and a car hauler trailer.

It really has a different character to it than BC/CC and I am enjoying working with it. It's pretty forgiving in terms of getting trash out of it after the fact - it sands and polishes like a dream. My "booth" is less than optimal but with enough care and attention you can get great results. All the practice painting I did while exploring colour options really helped, as did painting the "loose" parts separately - a good way to get the feel for the paint, gun, and conditions, prior to the big event of painting the tub.






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Hey Jon,
Glad you finally started your build thread for all to admire your outstanding work!
I'm just continue to be in awe.
Can't wait for your next set of pics.
Cheers,
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Thanks Johan!

I'm in awe of your car.... not just that fact that it is incredible, but that it's DONE!!!

I have a long way to go but threads like the RST build are great inspiration.

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Hey Jon,
Glad you finally started your build thread for all to admire your outstanding work!
I'm just continue to be in awe.
Can't wait for your next set of pics.
Cheers,
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I've been feeling a bit bad about my "white board".... so I polished it back to its former glory:





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That's seriously awesome... or blasphemous, depending on your beliefs!!!

I'll go with the awesome...
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