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Old 01-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #141
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Beautiful work, your a top shelf restorer. Thanks for the spare tire post. Frank PKNY
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:12 PM   #142
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I am sure you have been asked this a hundred times but I'll ask once more; what paint do you use on the frame and suspension? Thanks.
Hi Ted,

I'm sorry I didn't address this sooner. Sometimes I seem to get scattered.

On the frames and miscellaneous chassis parts I use Mason (brand) single stage gloss black enamel. It holds up very well and provides a deep gloss.
I would not use this on a body panel...
If I recall, it's about $300 or so per gallon.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:12 PM   #143
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Beautiful work, your a top shelf restorer. Thanks for the spare tire post. Frank PKNY
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:28 PM   #144
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Great news for me anyway... I'll get the back half of the body painted tomorrow. I'll probably do the front half Thursday.

I also managed to install the transmission / engine assembly to the chassis today.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:44 PM   #145
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Great news for me anyway... I'll get the back half of the body painted tomorrow. I'll probably do the front half Thursday.

I also managed to install the transmission / engine assembly to the chassis today.
I don’t see the pictures......I know you wouldn’t post a “progress report” without pictures......right?????.......Mark
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:09 AM   #146
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I don’t see the pictures......I know you wouldn’t post a “progress report” without pictures......right?????.......Mark
Hey Mark, You are 100% correct. I can no longer seem to upload photos. I have asked Ryan what may be the cause.

I start painting in a few hours
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:42 AM   #147
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:02 PM   #148
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Finally I've figured out the photo posting issue. Pretty good for a guy who is for the most part camera ignorant.

Anyway, the body is now painted. Monday I'll start wet sanding. That's a time consuming task as most of you realize. I'll go to at least 3500 grit prior to buffing.
This project is finally coming together!
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:47 PM   #149
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You have never mentioned that you have any help in your shop. Do you have any assistance? Bill
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:09 PM   #150
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You have never mentioned that you have any help in your shop. Do you have any assistance? Bill
As I have become older, I have slowly (read: stubborn) accepted the fact I simply can't do it all... at least not as quickly as I once could.
Thus, when I need help, I am not fearful of asking
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:32 AM   #151
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Mike looks excellent!! In regards to a mercury in a ford... is the transmission case a mercury case re-stamped with a ford number?
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:40 AM   #152
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Mike, your process is unmatched and a pleasure to see.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:24 AM   #153
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Mike looks excellent!! In regards to a mercury in a ford... is the transmission case a mercury case re-stamped with a ford number?
Nope, it's a "regular ol' Ford" transmission.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:13 PM   #154
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Dropped the body down today. I am so happy
I hope to pull the jig out tomorrow and start assembling.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:54 AM   #155
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Mike - I'm getting dehydrated from drooling so much!!
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:31 PM   #156
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I had a blast today! This is the fun part- when it finally starts going together. Now for certain there are not enough hours in the day! I don't want to stop...
Today was spent primarily on the inside of the body. I insulate any areas that will not be seen once the car is assembled. Although this car will most likely never be (road) driven, just in case it does - the insulation makes a huge difference in canceling road noise.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:15 PM   #157
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:13 PM   #158
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Mike, what color is this car? I can't tell if it is black, Lyon blue or maybe dark green. Maybe my monitor just doesn't show it well enough to tell.
I would say like the others, it meets your high expectations!
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:36 AM   #159
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Mike, what color is this car? I can't tell if it is black, Lyon blue or maybe dark green. Maybe my monitor just doesn't show it well enough to tell.
I would say like the others, it meets your high expectations!
I am far from anything that could be described as a photographer. It's Lyon Blue.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:04 AM   #160
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Still at it guys! Time, as you all know, is the rarest of commodities. Regardless, I'm making decent progress I suppose.
The doors should be painted very soon. I'll install them and do any final minor alignment that may be necessary and then start to install the top.
In the meantime, I'll complete the dash, etc. installation. Most of the work "beneath the hood" is done.
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