Racingsnake
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1/18/22 12:20 a.m.

Any progress is good progress!
 

looking forward to seeing this go back together. Nice score on the lathe too.

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1/29/22 6:49 p.m.

I finally started digging into the rad support.  Rusty nasty bottoms were cut out, and I blasted until I ran out of sand.

And I finally finished these wall signs.  I plasma cut the pieces at work, but finally got them attached and painted.

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1/30/22 8:59 p.m.

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1/31/22 10:17 p.m.

And primed, letting it cure for a week before I weld in the patches:

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2/6/22 11:04 p.m.

Patches welded in:

Next patches formed:

And primed, to cure for another week (you can see the shifter arm and the proportioning valve mount here as well):

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2/14/22 1:23 a.m.

All this was primed, then welded in:

Also making changes to my solvent tank, which dissolved its second pump. Bought a skookum pump which will now be held in a translucent bucket, pumped up to the tank, and drained back into the bucket.

Rons
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2/14/22 2:46 a.m.

Don’t see Chinook used here often!

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2/21/22 10:30 p.m.

Inner fenders mounted so I could tweak the door-to-fender gaps.

Not perfect, but if you aim for perfection, you'll never get it finished; Chevy aimed low, I can too.

Handy to use studs to hang the fender when you know you're going to take them on and off repeatedly:

Also made a bit to my home-made slide hammer to pull door and fender edges into alignment with each other.

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2/27/22 8:00 p.m.

And just tried a bit of blocking on the walnut bag fender to see what would happen.  This looks promising.  Could build this up pretty easily with just more epoxy primer.

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3/6/22 12:38 p.m.

Things are progressing too slowly.

I recently bought a Hyundai Accent to daily drive (36mpg) instead of my C10 (10mpg).  Our gas (premium, because 11:1) is $1.99/L, that's $5.50US/USgallon to you 'Muricans and £5.50/IMPgallon in the UK.  The car will pay itself off in less than a year in savings alone.  AND help me financially finish the '61.

Pops took a tumble recently, the second of significance, and that, coupled with a few other things has me looking for a care home for him as he's rapidly becoming unable to care for himself.  My goal was to have the interior painted over Spring Break, but we'll see what happens.

If I have to choose between focusing on the truck or helping my pops, I have to choose my pops.

I'll keep you updated when I'm back on the truck.

TVR Scott
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3/7/22 8:31 a.m.

Sorry to hear about the aging parent problems.  I'm going thru some of that myself, so I can commiserate.  I hope you find a reasonable spot for him.

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4/2/22 12:39 p.m.
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4/2/22 4:38 p.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

I love seeing your updates. Always informative and entertaining. 

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4/4/22 2:02 a.m.

Began spraying the interior this afternoon.  

While I am using a new charcoal mask and a relatively ventilated area, I'm not McLoving it.  I already have asthma; this ain't making it better. 

I ordered a supplied air system.  

NOHOME
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4/4/22 9:11 a.m.

You are spraying actual color already? You don't loiter about do you?

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4/4/22 10:27 a.m.

Just the interior.  Then I need to focus on exterior prep for colour.

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4/4/22 11:54 p.m.

Well, bugger.

PPG DelFleet gets mixed 6:1:1 (paint/activator/hardener).  For a semigloss, you would also add 3 parts flattener, so 6:1:1:3.

But like an idiot, I mixed the paint and flattener together, and then did 6:1:1 with THAT mix, which is too much.  This gave me a mostly gloss, not a semi-gloss.

So.... a scuff and a re-shoot and we'll see what it looks like tomorrow.

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4/6/22 7:19 p.m.

Nope.  

Note To Self: A nicer semi-gloss can be had with 6:1:1:4

And some colour:

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4/6/22 8:30 p.m.

Recon1342
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4/6/22 8:32 p.m.

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Those door panels look sharp!

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4/6/22 8:33 p.m.

Light gray is "Mouse Gray."

Dark gray is 2 parts Mouse Gray, 3 parts Gloss Black.

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4/10/22 11:51 p.m.

Disassembled the hinges so they could be blasted and re-bushed.  I need to get two pins.  One for sure.

Then finished the door inners so that soon they can be sprayed gray and hung.

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4/14/22 12:56 a.m.

I got two new door pins. Yay. They're too long, but that's easier to deal with than too short.

I now have paint - a quart more of Mouse Gray, two gallons of Grabber Orange, and a quart of an Off-White that goes good with the Orange. $1100 CDN.  Ouch.

Was going to shoot the gray on the door interior, but through a comedy of life doing me like it does, Ended up putting more primer down where I scuffed too deep.

Tomorrow I intend to shoot the doors.

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4/14/22 8:56 p.m.

Mouse Gray. Hope to jamb the cab in orange tomorrow.

Shavarsh
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4/15/22 6:13 p.m.

You're making good progress again! Just watched your alignment video the other day, very helpful, thanks for posting.

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