68 Newport with twist

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  1. James Richardson

    James Richardson Member

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    Started filling and smoothing inner fender by eliminating battery box mount and strap holes. Hammered out hollows and bumps.
    The triangles at front of inners are fill panels I rolled years ago and you can see cardboard templates for filling in area just under hinge.

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  2. James Richardson

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    Wanted to make sure of fit on a few spots and get things right before final fitting of fenders. Not as much time to play on it with real life stuff interfering.

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  3. James Richardson

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    More fitting and fiddling. Panels cut to fill upper corners. Drvr side of bumper needs a twist up at outer corner so have to wrestle with that still

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  4. James Richardson

    James Richardson Member

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    Mounted a rear lic plate holder and cut out area behind to allow access to hood release. Switched actuator around to pull straight down. Still have to extend rod but its doable now.
    Ss plate I bent up and attached to frame cause frame felt floppy when holding it open

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  5. James Richardson

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    One other detail is the side markers at front. Originals were in bumper and I wanted them to match the rear like some other models. Found original lights that fit properly and match rear

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  6. James Richardson

    James Richardson Member

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    Some progress.....but have to admit the date on last post shocked me. All of May just gone.
    Removed adapter plates for earlier heater box and filled them properly.
    Pulled steering, wiper and other obstacles out of way.

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  7. thrashingcows

    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    At least you got some stuff done....I lost another month and have nothing to show for it but a bit older and closer to death....:wideyed::D Looking good as always!!:thumbsup:
     
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  8. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    I love this part. :thumbsup:
     
  9. James Richardson

    James Richardson Member

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    It was almost turned into an el Newporto........this is a much better option. Like a hard tonneau.
    I have a video planned of a side shot of car with people sliding out ridiculously long stuff.
    Thanks for input. Always appreciated
     
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    I stared at the cavern by the wiper motor for tool long. Never underestimate my ability to complicate any project.

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    Looking good!!
     
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  12. James Richardson

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    Finally primed. Blacked out area under wipers as well.
    Inner fenders are primed also but forgot to take pic

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  13. James Richardson

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    Heat and humidity and hothers kept me from progress for a few weeks but have a few free days to play. Stripped front suspension, paint thinner scrubbed it and got serious about prepping subframe.
    Sanded underside of hood in prep for paint.

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  14. James Richardson

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    Had a little sand so hit it with the pressure pot till it ran out. Going to set up tarps and get sand tomorrow to blast it fully.

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  15. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Looking good.
     
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    In spite of plugging sandblasters, humid weather and some miserable old por15, subframe is coated. Will do lower arms later. It's a semigloss black alkyd rust paint that's still wet and shiny.

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    Some more priming this morning.

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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Late to this thread but just read through it. Your car will be a gem when complete. Glad to hear that you are near Leaburn since once complete your car and his should compliment each other nicely. Amazing work and I appreciate your creativity.
     
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    Some great looking work, love it.
     
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  20. James Richardson

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    Seam sealer and semigloss to coat body under fr fender

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