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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat May 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Door hinges are done... And the bolts, I forgot that there are 24 of em!
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Post by dynchel on Sat May 03, 2014 6:32 pm

You are gonna hate putting a socket on those bolts to install them....
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Post by 77mali on Sat May 03, 2014 6:53 pm

Just stretch some black electrical tape over the hex heads prior to the install.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat May 03, 2014 7:43 pm

For the hinges and bolts I use a single stage catalyzed urethane, more durable for bolts especially and things that articulate. Plus once installed you can easily brush touch any chips that may occur. This isn't going to be a show car by any means, so scratches and such are going to be okay with me. The electrical tape is a great idea too!
Normally I would hang the doors and align them to the body then leave the hinges in place and spray them with the pillars, however, doing things a little different this time. Stuff will get scratched, but it won't be a big deal.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun May 04, 2014 6:40 pm

Spent the afternoon sandblasting parts... Seems never ending. May The Forth Be With You!
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Post by dynchel on Sun May 04, 2014 8:02 pm

I HATE sandblasting.  I own two sandblasters  but will take any opportunity to pay to have parts blasted.  drunken
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun May 04, 2014 10:07 pm

I have a blast cabinet so it's just tedious work, the worst is the pressure blaster, I hate getting covered in sand. I think the only thing I have to do with the pressure blaster are my Hedders.
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Post by pila on Mon May 05, 2014 10:00 pm

I have two blast cabinets to use, one medium & one big one.  Like most folks, I really hate blasting big stuff outside, even though I have bonnet to protect my hard head !
 Header will fit in the bigger cabinet, but still a pain to get them done in there.

When I started my Elco project, I had a guy come over with a big blasting outfit to do my body while on the rotisserie. He blasted everything except the finish paint panels...
 I wasn't about to tackle that job.


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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue May 06, 2014 8:33 am

That would be the way to go in that instance! Perfect time and be able to get to every area on the car with the rotisserie. Definitely worth it to hire someone in that instance.
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Post by dynchel on Tue May 06, 2014 8:49 am

I saw on "muscle car" where they had a body blasted and had powder coat primer installed at the same place. That would be the ultimate way to go.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue May 06, 2014 11:28 am

That would be awesome! I have a limited budget, so have to do everything myself to save cash. Plus I just want to be able to enjoy driving the car, rather than working on it making perfect. But that would be the ideal way to go about doing it, be 100 percent then.
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Post by driveit on Tue May 06, 2014 11:56 am

I was just looking at this pic and thought how cool this would be to leave the tailgate off and finish the inside to make it look like it was made that way. Then put in a brush guard or round bar removable gate on the inside, maybe set back a few inches in the bed.
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Post by driveit on Tue May 06, 2014 11:57 am

I might try that out on a design some time if I ever get caught up.
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Post by riddick75 on Tue May 06, 2014 2:46 pm

pila wrote:I have two blast cabinets to use, one medium & one big one.  Like most folks, I really hate blasting big stuff outside, even though I have bonnet to protect my hard head !
 Header will fit in the bigger cabinet, but still a pain to get them done in there.

When I started my Elco project, I had a guy come over with a big blasting outfit to do my body while on the rotisserie. He blasted everything except the finish paint panels...
 I wasn't about to tackle that job.


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what did that cost to have it blasted, I don't have a rotisserie but I'm also not wanting to sit for 5 days to blast the whole thing when I'm done with metal repair. Contemplating if I would have enough money to take it to the one place I had the frame dipped. frame and the core support cost 630 for that, can't even guess how much for the whole body.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun May 25, 2014 6:08 pm

Sandblasted the Hedders, ready for paint!
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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 25, 2014 8:51 pm

header extentions ?
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun May 25, 2014 9:42 pm

Painted!!
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Good eye Limey! Yeah they were made by Flowmaster back in the early 90's. They make it sound awesome. 3" exhaust on the street is loud!
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:09 pm

Ready to drop the body back down, just want to make sure the mounts are in the correct locations
These are at the rear if the frame

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These and the rest are under the middle of the body and under the cowl
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The four at the rear of the frame have a larger insert than the rest.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:08 pm

The body will be going back down onto the frame this weekend, and hopefully the motor will go back in too ....if we have time! Can't wait.. Been years!
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:42 pm

Well this Saturday a friend of mine came over and in less than two hours we got the body down on the frame, and the motor in place. Back together, somewhat, after 5 years of being off the frame. Will start cutting the quarters off and installing new ones. One step closer!
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Post by dynchel on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:45 pm

Looking sharp, I love the burgundy firewall. Thumbs up
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:10 pm

Thanks! It was certainly a lot of work to get it to this stage.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:01 am

Looks awesome.
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:24 am

Nice job and you are so right its a lot of work!!!!!
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:16 am

Love the color and the matching motor. This is way better than black, and it looks fantastic.
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