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Old 09-21-2017, 05:24 PM   #61
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Yippee! Made huge strides today. Finally feels like I have "turned the corner".
Top assembly fits perfectly and is now ready to disassemble (again) and refinish.
Removed the doors (again) after making certain (again) that all the gaps are perfect.
Hopefully I'll be painting the inside of the body shell next week. Then I'll brace it well and put it on the rotisserie so the bottom and outside can be painted.
These are the type of days when I start to feel the rewards of all the work done to date.

Going back out there for a few hours. Why not? Kind of on a roll
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:43 PM   #62
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Yippee! Made huge strides today. Finally feels like I have "turned the corner".
Top assembly fits perfectly and is now ready to disassemble (again) and refinish.
Removed the doors (again) after making certain (again) that all the gaps are perfect.
Hopefully I'll be painting the inside of the body shell next week. Then I'll brace it well and put it on the rotisserie so the bottom and outside can be painted.
These are the type of days when I start to feel the rewards of all the work done to date.

Going back out there for a few hours. Why not? Kind of on a roll
Mike, when you finally get done, get a Lone Star Long Neck to break across the grill.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:55 PM   #63
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Should be another Dearborn winner coming out of Kube's garage! Patience pays off! Ken
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:17 PM   #64
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Mike, when you finally get done, get a Lone Star Long Neck to break across the grill.
I believe I've heard that Mike only sips Korbel....no Long Necks on the premises. DD
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:41 AM   #65
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I believe I've heard that Mike only sips Korbel....no Long Necks on the premises. DD
Sips? You heard wrong.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:15 AM   #66
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Good job Kube, I like what you do on your lunch hour.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:10 AM   #67
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I see lots of bare metal and may have missed what was used to blast/strip. I have what I believe to be some great metal on my coupe and want to do the stripping as the body disserves. Way nothing rare except as to condition but still worth it. Please share that detail. Fred A
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:59 AM   #68
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I see lots of bare metal and may have missed what was used to blast/strip. I have what I believe to be some great metal on my coupe and want to do the stripping as the body disserves. Way nothing rare except as to condition but still worth it. Please share that detail. Fred A
I prefer plastic beads (blasting) for the body, fenders, etc. Chemical stripping scares me as I have seen too many times the residual effect of the stripper not being thoroughly removed from seams, etc.
The plastic beading will not pit the sheet metal nor warp it in any way. And although it won't remove heavy rust, those areas are always replaced with new metal anyway.
To remove the undercoating on the inside I use a lot of elbow grease, some heat (carefully so as not to warp metal) and finally, lots of solvent.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:24 AM   #69
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This is really neat. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:48 PM   #70
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I tried to refrain from using the word "guzzle". DD
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:25 PM   #71
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I tried to refrain from using the word "guzzle". DD
Funny as heck... but perhaps more appropriate than "sip"
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:13 PM   #72
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Kube, with you doing the restro, we know it will always be "right-on"...
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:53 PM   #73
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Kube, with you doing the restro, we know it will always be "right-on"...
Thanks for the kind words.
Today was another good day in the shop. makes the countless hours leading up to this moment somehow erase from my memory. Well, not completely but somewhat
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #74
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Kube, Thank You for sharing your pictures they are very helpful, especially the body shell pics. look forward to more!
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:36 PM   #75
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Kube I have a bolt in body support bracketry that I used on both of my 40 convertibles bodies that has a centered location for a engine cherry picker.I'm not going to need again,and someone like you shud have it.I can send you a picture of it via e-mail or text maybe.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:11 PM   #76
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Kube I have a bolt in body support bracketry that I used on both of my 40 convertibles bodies that has a centered location for a engine cherry picker.I'm not going to need again,and someone like you shud have it.I can send you a picture of it via e-mail or text maybe.
Mighty kind of you and thanks for the very gracious offer.
I have a jig that I'd made a few convertible (restorations) ago that bolt within the body. With it, I have no fear that the body will flex at all, even being rotated on the rotisserie.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:45 PM   #77
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I have to say I haven't seen anyone that does high quality work like this within restorations. There aren't many with the knowledge or fortitude to find the right answer when it comes to restoring. As always keep the posts coming. It gets me excited to work on my project!!! Can you give an update on the truck you did last? Was it a keeper or did you sell it?
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:45 PM   #78
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Bending this thread a little I notice on the online classified section of the V8 Club a gorgeous 40 Standard Tudor. While you are not named it's inferred that you are the restorer. Last month the price was 32K. Now it's down to 30K. Still no takers. What's happening to the V8 market? Care to comment? Bill
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:51 PM   #79
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Bending this thread a little I notice on the online classified section of the V8 Club a gorgeous 40 Standard Tudor. While you are not named it's inferred that you are the restorer. Last month the price was 32K. Now it's down to 30K. Still no takers. What's happening to the V8 market? Care to comment? Bill
Bill, I'd simply owned that car - as in "I'd purchased it, kept it for some time and subsequently sold it". I had NOTHING to do with its restoration.
I am not thrilled about how my name was used in that ad...
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:25 PM   #80
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Kube I have a bolt in body support bracketry that I used on both of my 40 convertibles bodies that has a centered location for a engine cherry picker.I'm not going to need again,and someone like you shud have it.I can send you a picture of it via e-mail or text maybe.
Milt,
I thought you may get a kick out of my bracketry. This is the third convertible I've done using this.

Managed to get the guide coat on the outer body today. Tomorrow I'll remove the trunk lid and bracketry and wet sand the inside of the body. I hope to be able to paint the inside by this weekend.
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