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« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2010, 04:33:51 PM »

Thanks Dan
 
I just looked at the windshield gasket, looked supprisingly good.  But sinse I'm not pulling the shield, I am going to pack some beutal sealant under it anyway.
 
I'll have to get the glove box open. . . .   There's no lock.  I'll have to dig one up.
 
Between last night and today, I pulled the interior, scrubbed the floors, washed, dried, vacuumed, washed, vaccumed again. . .   I just primed the drivers side after making sure I had all the loose stuff up.  There wasn't much.  The floors are in excellent shape.  Just the front passenger floor is a bit rough, but solid.  I'm going to sand that, spray some rust converter on it and then prime it.  When I'm done, I'm going to put a thin coat of that bed liner spray on the floors.  Then I'll brush on the some seam sealer on all the joints.  Then I have to get some paint.  In the mean time, I'll be tackling the dashboard.   The seats are coming out real nice, but the foam is shot.  So I'll be ordering that sometime.  Going to get it running tomorrow, so it will move under it's own steam.  Then I get to tackle the brakes.
 
Doing a disc conversion on the front.
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« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2010, 05:20:58 PM »

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Thanks Dan
 
I just looked at the windshield gasket, looked supprisingly good.  But sinse I'm not pulling the shield, I am going to pack some beutal sealant under it anyway.
 
I'll have to get the glove box open. . . .   There's no lock.  I'll have to dig one up.
 
Between last night and today, I pulled the interior, scrubbed the floors, washed, dried, vacuumed, washed, vaccumed again. . .   I just primed the drivers side after making sure I had all the loose stuff up.  There wasn't much.  The floors are in excellent shape.  Just the front passenger floor is a bit rough, but solid.  I'm going to sand that, spray some rust converter on it and then prime it.  When I'm done, I'm going to put a thin coat of that bed liner spray on the floors.  Then I'll brush on the some seam sealer on all the joints.  Then I have to get some paint.  In the mean time, I'll be tackling the dashboard.   The seats are coming out real nice, but the foam is shot.  So I'll be ordering that sometime.  Going to get it running tomorrow, so it will move under it's own steam.  Then I get to tackle the brakes.
 


 
Sweet!  Any pics?
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2010, 06:54:32 PM »

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Boy!  You want everything!!!
 
I just sprayed in the bed liner and came in.  I'll take some in the morning.  That stuff should seal the floor forever.  i used that Rustoleum red primer.  That stuff sticks to everything.  Tomorow, I'll finish cleaning the passenger side.
 
I meant to tell you, I spent 2 hours flushing a mouse nest out of the radiator..  The rad is a  recore, so I got lucky there.  It's in great shape.  Cleaned up the engine pullys, painted and primed.  Had to braze up a hole in the replacement gas tank.  Someone punched a hole in it to drain it
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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2010, 05:51:05 AM »

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Someone punched a hole in it to drain it



 
Nice.  Some people should own Chebbies.
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« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2010, 08:25:26 AM »

That's OK. . .There was a buncj of varnish in the tank. . .Maybe a pint oozed out after it lit up on the tank.  LOL
 
Guess I better get a lining kit for it
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« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2010, 11:16:13 AM »

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My radiator shop told me all I had to do:
1.  Wash it out good with Tide laundry detergent.
2.  Slosh around 2 coats of  POR-15 Gas Tank Sealer.
3.  Leave it out in the sun 3 days.
 

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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2010, 12:10:55 PM »

I thought there was rust in tere, but it's shiney all the way.  I had to get that gunk out of there. . . Soaked in in Laquar thinner for a few howers, periodically sloshing it around and it cane out clean as a whistle.  I have it in the sun and threw some alcohol in it too.  DONE!
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« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2010, 05:37:50 PM »

OK  You wanted pictures
 
This is the passenger side floor before treated with Ospho

 
Rustoleum Bed Liner spray

 
Passenger front floor after Ospho.  Ospho is a rust converter

 
 

 
 More Ospho

 
 
Does this look like I painted a patch?  I was testing some paint and low an behold, I have a white that is 2 shades whiter.  Do think they would notice if I paint the whole dash?

 
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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2010, 06:30:32 PM »

The floors look good!
 
You can tell where the painted patch is on the dash but it may not be as obvious if the whole dash were painted that shade.  If it were me, I'd hold off until I found a shade that was closer to the original.  The Ditzler Code for the White on the Dash is 8355.  Maybe you can supply this to an automotive paint supply store and they can mix you a batch and put it in a spray can.
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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2010, 08:19:04 AM »

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The floors look good!
 
 
Thanks for that paint code!
Saved me a ton of time.  I'll be probably using Dupont.  That's the only area that's painted.  I guess I need to take the column apart to do it right.
 
I'll start taking the dash apart next.  Now that I'm not laying in mold.  I want to get the replacement Dash Pad in there so it doesn't get damaged in my shop.  I have to get this car up to a point where i can store it for the season.  I need to get that sub-frame into the 68 to make room for the Oregon Special.
 

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« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2010, 08:32:12 AM »

Hey Rex
 
Did you say your rear seat was packed with Cotton?  Mine are burlap and foam.  Both of them
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« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2010, 09:34:30 PM »

Yep.  My original was packed with cotton.
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« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2010, 09:55:29 AM »

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The floors look good!
 
 
Thanks for that paint code!
Saved me a ton of time.  I'll be probably using Dupont.  That's the only area that's painted.  I guess I need to take the column apart to do it right.
 
I'll start taking the dash apart next.  Now that I'm not laying in mold.  I want to get the replacement Dash Pad in there so it doesn't get damaged in my shop.  I have to get this car up to a point where i can store it for the season.  I need to get that sub-frame into the 68 to make room for the Oregon Special.
 
 
Hey, I recognise that car; heard it needs a motor....
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« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2010, 10:00:31 AM »



Yeah  and another trans.  Too bad, that trans was brand new


 
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2010, 08:36:18 PM »

I took a quick look at the rear seat in my convertible, and also the New Yorker seat in storage.  Both of them seem to have foam in the lower cushion, and cotton in the back. 
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