My 63 Rag from NZ

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby glenn_moss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:09 pm

Looking good! Sanding these things sucks hard. My fingers are still numb ](*,) ](*,)

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Wed May 17, 2017 2:32 pm

No fuckin kidding man, I've been swinging on the longboard(2x4") sanding all week, shit no wonder Mr Jones back is stuffed! It's a full body work out!

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon May 22, 2017 6:24 pm

okay so going back a wee bit, I had to find all the bits and bobs from their hiding places.

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made sure the new lights worked

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had to make a few small repairs

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shut up! it might work!!! Smile Smile

got the front seal holder on and bare metaled the whole thing, kinda had to as there was much missing.

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got some mud mudded on.

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started on the rear

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I hope I never have to do these again, very tricky, not 100% happy with the back one but, its done now.

also repaired the very top points of the rear valance, when I removed it all those years ago, I'd had to drill out a spot weld right on the tip of both sides,

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so I had left it in the toohardbasket till now, welded it up and ground it down in a few minutes really, guess I have learned a few tricks on this project?

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon May 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Going back again
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don't leave those chrome knuckle guard things on your car to long!

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thats a bunch of rust and a small hole in a stupid ass place.

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primer on small things.

Last bit of the old red paint getting sanded down.

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going back looking at the old pic of the sides it looked okay, after I worked it over with the 2x4 it needed alot of work, I must have but a good 8 hours into each door and quater panel in this thing.

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getting closer and closer to top coat!

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finished up at about 6pm, temp was dropping, gun was blocking up and spraying like shit, so I did the sides last, most of it will be sanded off, hopefully it will be okay.

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last little bit under the tank/beam mounts.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon May 22, 2017 6:38 pm

and on Sunday afternoon.
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holy shit painting a car takes ages!!!
this was about 5 hours work, sanding down all the insides of the bonnet, engine lid and all four fender.
I was hoping the do the insides of the doors aswell but didn't have enough time.
I don't think I used any filler inside these panels because why? except for the engine lid around the vents, so the finish isn't great and the bonnet had to lay on some cardboard on the floor. less than ideal but its all shiny and red and thats the main thing!

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby Franz » Tue May 23, 2017 7:30 am

You look close to being done with paint. =D>

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby omr_007 » Tue May 23, 2017 4:38 pm

Do work, bro! Looks titties! =D>

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Tue May 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Chur boys, almost can't believe it myself! it's been a long ass road!

Under Bonnet/Back of Dash
Engine Bay
Rear Valance
Inside of Doors
and small removables, glovebox door tail lights etc..
that's this weekends plan, than I should be able to paint the outside next weekend.
\:D/ \:D/

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Sun May 28, 2017 7:44 pm

Engine bay
back of dash/trunk
door jams and inside of doors
inner wheelwells
and back side of rear valance.
Done.
Didn't have enough time for the small removables.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby PeteSC » Mon May 29, 2017 4:58 am

=D> =D> =D>
So close!
Meh.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby glenn_moss » Mon May 29, 2017 1:09 pm

It's coming out great! I like your convertible decklid as well!

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby Pat K » Mon May 29, 2017 2:39 pm

Nice... =D> =D>...almost there...keep the progress rollin'.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon May 29, 2017 3:57 pm

was hoping to do the final coat this weekend, being a long one, but all the fenders, bonnet and engine lid need another round of bog\fine filler and primer and then everything needs rubbed down and masked up etc...

so close! I'm beat.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:39 pm

one good thing about the new factory location is it's next door to the strippers.

Paint and Metal Strippers, not the other kind!
So I got my old header pipes out and they cleaned up very nicely.

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after

looks almost the same in the photos but all the old paint, carbon, sealant and flakey rust be gone!
saved a load of time trying to sand a bunch of snakes.

still sanding, hopefully for the last time!

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:00 pm

Spent last night masking up.

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used nearly two whole rolls of tape! Smile
Still need the final sanding down, a few small spots need fine filling but getting close!
Looks like I messed up the over lap on the removable valance, I would like to have painted it in place as above, but I didn't lay enough red down when I painted the engine bay so I'll have to paint it off the car, and I still need to suss out a spot for the small bits to be painted. :-s :-s maybe once the shell is done.


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