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Old 07-28-2007, 12:42 AM
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The Falcon Is Progressing

I am almost finished with the filler work. I had some trouble with the lower section of the right side fender. I took the panel to Elliot for a tuneup. It had developed a crown that needed to be lowered. Elliot did some nice metal shrinking and a bit of metal bumping and now the panel is within about 1/64" if being perfect. I thin coat of Rage Gold and some sanding and I should be ready for primer.

I'll try to get some photos tomorrow. It's been a while since I captured anything.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:25 AM
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I saw the photos you posted earlier, when your Falcon was still at the shop, so I'm looking forward to seeing some new ones.

Will you be working on the car next weekend as well? I ask becasue if, I'd like to stop by and see it...I'll have mine back and should be able to drive it over.

I'll be filling and painting this weekend as well...but that's a completely different (home improvement) project.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:52 PM
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I took a few photos the other day. The filler work is complete except for a small area on the left fender. Most of the prep work is done. There are a few places that need to be hit with the DA.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:25 PM
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Hey! Where's the close-up of the rear corner I worked on that's hidden by the bumper?

Just kidding. I like working on the "unseen" areas. They still have to be done and you'll sleep better at night knowing they're prepped and ready for paint.
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Those photos were taken prior to starting work on Sunday. I'll be sure to get a shot of the bumper area.
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Ain't the block sanding Fun ???? ....................... NOT !!!!!

Looking better ...
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:35 PM
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Ain't the block sanding Fun ???? ....................... NOT !!!!!

Looking better ...
I LOVE block sanding .
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for posting the images...it looks like a lot of work, but I can't wait to see the finished product!

I got my car back this afternoon. I drove it home, and made it. But the carb needs a little adjusting and I stopped along the way for some gas. After I got home I noticed a nice drip form the front of the tank...I guess that's why it is a "project" car!
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Thanks for posting the images...it looks like a lot of work, but I can't wait to see the finished product!

I got my car back this afternoon. I drove it home, and made it. But the carb needs a little adjusting and I stopped along the way for some gas. After I got home I noticed a nice drip form the front of the tank...I guess that's why it is a "project" car!
Yes indeed. It's easy to get in too deep with a project. Especially on a limited budget. Start off with small easy projects and you'll have more fun.
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:30 PM
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Primer at last!

The car is finally in primer. No comments about not using the correct masking paper please. It's all I had. There are two medium coats of PPG DPLF. Wait one day and them two heavy coats of PPG K36. Now I need to wet sand the whole thing with 400 grit to be ready for paint.

I still need to primer the fenders and hood. I ran out of DPLF and need to visit the paint store.
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The car is finally in primer. No comments about not using the correct masking paper please. It's all I had.
least you can read the paper waiting for the next coat to go on,lol i used to do that too
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:49 PM
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Well, another weekend down and I'm a little closer. I sanded the whole thing with long boards and P400 grit. I broke through to the epoxy layer in a several places and found a couple more very small dents. I filled the dents with some Metal Glaze (2K spot putty) and applied another application of 2K primer. I ran out of primer and need to go shopping on my way to work. I'm going to touch up an area on the left side rocker panel and apply another coat of 2K. Then I'll dry sand the whole things smooth again before paint finally goes on.

Have I mentioned lately that I hate sanding?
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Pat, Sanding for a paint job is like having a baby (so I'm told). A few months after your done, you look at the finished product and just see how perfect it came out. You quickly forget all the effort and/or pain getting there. Before you know it you will be ready for your next project.
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It's been slow so I thought I'd catch everyone up on the project.

I've been sanding the second coat of 2K with 3M P600 wet/dry paper. It's slow going but the results are quite nice. The primer actualy has a shine to it when you get that fine. The body is nearly finished. The hood, trunk lid, and rock guard have a new coat of 2K and are ready to be sanded with the P600.

The fenders need to have a second application of 2K. I found a low spot at the top rear of the drivers fender. I stripped the primer, filled the dent with Evercoat Rage Gold, leveled with 80 grit and followed that with 180 grit. Both fenders are ready for another coat of 2K.
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