I'm not a metal man but...

Exterior, Paint & Bodywork

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    Slantsix Well-Known Member

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    If you get bored and dont have enough work, i can bring my Newport for you. :D
     
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    Somehow I have a feeling that I'm not getting that much bored...:p!
     
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    You are a true craftsman. I am enjoying this string.
     
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    Great post!
     
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    OneSinisterKid New Member

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    Excellent work! Thanks for sharing your progress and pics! I have my fury almost fully torn apart and going to start metal work soon.

    What gauge of sheet metal are you using?
     
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    Thanks! I have been very busy at my work for an couple of weeks so process is slow at a moment but summer vacation will start next week!
    I'm not sure about gauges but I use 1 millimeter ( gauge 19 / 0.04 in ?) for sheet metal and 1.5 mm ( somewhere between 16 and 17 gauge) for structural parts.
    Enjoy your metal work! :)
    Regards
    Mika
     
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    MacLebaron Active Member

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    Wow, that is very impressive! Thanks for sharing! Great job!
     
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    Some new progress. Firewall FINALLY back in place ! Inside surfaces painted two coats of epoxy, and PU topcoat. All the hard to reach corners I sprayed with cavity wax spray gun (..yes, epoxy and Pu..), it dosen't look like so nice but more important is good layers of paint. After welding back together all seams taped and then more PU paint ( that also have rust inhibitors) from inside to fill all caps. Afterwards finalizing with pu sealer. I think this will last at least next 50 years..I hope!
    Outside looks messy but sandblasting for a last time will clean that before epoxy.
    Also rear weatherstrip canal corners done.
    Regards
    Mika 20200715_163906.jpg 20200709_085349.jpg 20200714_101607.jpg 20200715_120311.jpg 20200628_171151.jpg 20200628_171323.jpg 20200630_183608.jpg 20200718_194702.jpg 20200718_144602.jpg 20200718_193253.jpg
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    That is some great work. What is PU?
     
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    Thanks, PU = polyurethane paint, two component top coat
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    must be a common rust area. i was working on the same area today.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Yes, even in California cars! But no surprise, there was no paint from a factory so....:(
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    You continue to do great work.
    Keep it up!
     
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    Not only are you not NOT a metal man you are also not NOT good at welding as evidenced by lack of warping.

    Great work :thumbsup:
     
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    I know I know, but I learning every day...:rolleyes:
     
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    I think you are teaching
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Just great!:thumbsup:
     
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    I’m also not sure you noticed the double negatives in there :poke:

    :rofl:
     
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    .....like I said: I'm learning every day!!:lol:
    (Yes I get it first time :p!)
    Mika
     
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