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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:27 pm

Few randoms.  Have high build primer on the car.  Currently doing guide coats and sanding with 320. Already had several sand coats with 180. Actually one side is pretty close. Have some small areas to work. Trunk is done and top is finally smooth. Wound up skin coating the entire top and sanding it all down to get it completely smooth. Sanded off 98% of it onto the floor.  Just a really thin skim to level it all out.

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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:53 pm

Are your arms feeling like Jello yet? I have a real respect for auto body guys that do it everyday.
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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:07 pm

Not sure how those guys do it day in and day out for years. It takes endless hours to get it just right and then I will have someone go over it behind me because I know they will find more.

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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:31 pm

It sucks doing it everyday! That's why my car isn't done, get home and don't want to work on my own junk!
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:38 pm

Upholsters feel the same way also.
That's why I'm driving school bus now doing some Upholstery in between. I'm just tired of it after 33 years.
been trying to get the seats done in that laguna for two years. Still not done. This winter I really plan to get the inside done enough so it can go up for sale next spring.
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Post by dynchel on Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:30 pm

I enjoy body work until it gets to the final  block sanding striving for perfection.
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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:03 pm

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Few pics. Started using the dry dust coat for blocking. Works really well. Shows big stuff and even minute stuff which is the hardest. Dusted the whole car and sanded with 220. Fixed some areas. Primed and Dusted again and sanded with 320. Needs more areas fixed. Then will prime again, dust and sand with 500.

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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:05 pm

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Working on filling in seams and getting it all to blend in. Finally scored a patch panel for my fender also so that was the only body panel piece I needed.

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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:12 pm

Wow, come a long way, bet you'll be glad to put the LAST patch in the body! You decide on a color?
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:25 am

Trbulnc wrote:Working on filling in seams and getting it all to blend in.

That's going to look really cool when it's done.  I did it to mine, and was glad I did.  Had a lot of body guys tell me it would never hold. I used All-Metal, and it still looks good 30 years later. The only problem is there's no taking it apart again. Smile
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Post by Trbulnc on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:35 am

I used z metal which has metal strands in it. Has some flex to it also. We will see I guess. Lol.

These are my colors. Viper beat me to it. Lol.

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Post by pila on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:25 pm

You are doing great !!  And I know what you mean about sanding !! I just started color sanding my clear coat....... Evil or Very Mad
The body on my Elco isn't all that straight, but it's all one color !! Very Happy

Yours is gonna be a lot more straight & smooth !!

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Post by Trbulnc on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:44 pm

Got work done over the holidays. Finally found a patch panel for fender. Was the only piece I needed. Patched marker lights up and got them smooth. Next item is buying a hood. Closer all the time.

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:16 pm

Did you remove the.rust and prep that inner structure rust?
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Post by Wallyuph on Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:51 pm

Don't you need marker lights to be legal to drive?
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:24 pm

Wallyuph wrote:Don't you need marker lights to be legal to drive?

Absolutely.  Any 1968 or newer motor vehicle operated on public roads in the united states.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:55 am

Not necessarily...many older cars and customs are exempt...usually depends on the state, and/or the cop that stops you.
Also depends on whether the car is registered as an antique or regular.

For example, Ky only inspects for basic safety stuff, signals, wipers, horn, head and brake lights. Weird thing, Ky. requires you to wear a seat belt, but doesn't require them in the car to pass inspection.
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:26 pm

Actually any state can make tighter retrictions than the feds on anything. But not lighter restrictions. But federal law states that any vehicle with a "manufactured" date of 1968 and later must meet tje guidlines. What the state checks for what they like which is not necessarily correct.
Also, any vehicle with tampered emmisions equipment is not legal on public roads and its actually illegal to sell for.use on public roads. I think.most of us fall into that catergory with missing cats or.smog pump.

I've had a field day with guys cars on the road.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:31 pm

That depends on whether the locals care to enforce federal statutes ( or even know what they are, or care) or follow the state regs.

Federal stuff applies to manufacturers, but it's up to locals to enforce. Unless the FBI starts doing traffic stops.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:47 pm

In ohio, all that is really enforced is from license plates, and window tint.  There used to be lots of cars (mostly '76/'77 cutlass')  with wooden 4x4's for back bumpers, cracked windshield, or plastic to replace a window as a permanent repair.
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:36 pm

Basically its who you run into. If I ran into some old car 75 and newer and suspected no cat under there I would have no need to bother with state regs. Just look in the fed book. That would be the reason for the stop. Then if I saw.no cat, summons could be issued and the vehicle would have to be towed off the road. Not fun when you run into a "car guy" on patrol.
Just fed stuff, no state rules here.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:37 pm

If you wrote for stuff like that, you didn't have enough to do. Very Happy
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:07 pm

Didnt write stuff like that just need a reason to stop. I like looking at VINS, fed stickers and motor and trans numbers.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:12 pm

Yay!
Only a manufacturer or a jackass cares about fed regs for side markers.
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