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Old 12-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #121
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Final Assembly -- glad to see it has begun!

Can't wait to see the rest of the sheetmetal when it's back from the blaster.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:45 AM   #122
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Jeffs roadster is getting picked up on monday from the blaster !! :
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:39 AM   #123
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thats a whole lotta ford!



the roadster is back in a pile!!



clean clean clean metal



and we couldn't erase history!!

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #124
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I never thought I would ever see it that clean -- looks good.

Here's hoping there are no new surprises, now that there's nothing left to hide old damage/repairs!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #125
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So, does the blasted metal get sanded smooth before paint, or does a high build primer take care of the texture? I'm amazed at what you've been able to do!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #126
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Looks like the cab in post#123 has seen better days. Are you going to resurrect that one also?? Pictures of it would be interesting even though it's not an A.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #127
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Looks like the cab in post#123 has seen better days. Are you going to resurrect that one also?? Pictures of it would be interesting even though it's not an A.
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I had assumed that it was the cab that was in the truck in post #119 and that for some reason, it came back unblasted but now, I see otherwise. Must have done a swap?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #128
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Thanks Pete. I will take some 80 grit by hand to knock the edge off then it will get epoxy primer .

1931 flamingo this is a 32 ford

the other cab is still at the blasters... he is swamped with work should be picking it up soon!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #129
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Hey, if you decide to off the deluxe top and irons call me at 631-335-8260 I'm interested. Thanks Bud
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #130
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well after a few snags we are back in business on the roadster!!


before I get to primer i like the customer to really see whats going on



and the doors





panel under decklid



and the quarter!!



dash rail



i always try to get all the heavy hitting out of the way before primer . so the lip needed to be put back into place!







package tray and inner bracing for the panel under the decklid!



and some more quarter action!




cowl and decklid will be finished up tomorrow!!
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:21 AM   #131
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Look at it now! So tidy. (But the firewall pictures way back in post #7 are a little confusing, noticed the hole appears to change position)
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Amazing work.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #133
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Hey Flop,
Outstanding workmanship...as always.

Obviously your blaster guy knows what he's doing. The panels came out great. Dou you know what blasting material he uses and at what pressure.

Keep the pictures and tech coming flop. You're the best teacher I (we) have on this old tin.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #134
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Look at it now! So tidy. (But the firewall pictures way back in post #7 are a little confusing, noticed the hole appears to change position)
Flop was working on two different firewalls -- the first one (stacked up with the other firewalls) is Flop's. The second one is mine -- for the Roadster. Both needed the heater hole area patched.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #135
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as Jeff said ... 2 different firewalls !

thanks weapon !

vin tin . thats why is use him he understands whats going on ! he uses sand. no idea what psi he blasts at .he has a room as large as my whole shop for just blasting .

a few more views of Jeffs roadster before it gets covered in Primer this week!!





and the cowl !

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #136
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All looks great!

What does the blaster do to protect areas like the inside of the gas tank? What do you do, to get all remaining media out of any areas that might still be holding sand (not limited to the gas tank, although that is arguably the most important)?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #137
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Hey Jeff .The tank was taped off . Everything else gets blown off with air then hit with prep sol !
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Flop, your work is just stunning!!
From what you began with, and havin' taken it through such tedious process's. And now back from the blaster and with all your 80 grit hand rubbing and cleaning. I mean to say, knowing this stuff is meant back as a car, but what good shop and wall art any of these peices would be. Well, I suposes for a short time now they have been just that, great over-in-the-corner art or placed-on-a-counter-top art.We're all talking about it art.
Fact is this is DAMN GOOD WORK. And thanks so much for sharing, S2
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Keep up the Great work!! Nice to see.

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #140
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spooky I cant thank you enough for the kind words!!!


thanks tinbasher!!!

some epoxy primer on today !!!

its nice to see it an actual color ..well its still grey but atleast it has some shine!!!




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