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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 04:52:50 PM »



 
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2012, 10:39:10 PM »

Now that I stopped laughing, how are you going to keep any sealer that is thin enough to pour from running out? What about spray foam insulation?  They usually have a straw nozzle so you can control it, cut off the excess when it dries.
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 06:59:23 AM »



I plan on sealing it on the inside first.  I just want something to flow into the welds and seams I created.  Don't care if it runs out. . . .  That's the plan
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2012, 08:10:46 AM »

I think you might have hit on it there Steve...the roll on roof sealer might be the ticket.  Check out the label and find out what you need to dilute it...then I'd buy a small container and make a test batch and pour it onto some scrap.  This way you can see if it's going to get into the seams like you want.  No sense doing this on the car and then finding out it didn't seal things the way you hoped.


Any way to get a small brush on along flexible handle down the cowl?



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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2012, 08:11:37 AM »

What dimensions are that Vintage air unit?  Kind of looking for one for the old Desoto.


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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2012, 01:37:41 PM »



We'll use the usual smuggling program
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2012, 05:00:52 PM »

Where did all this energy come from??
Crioes when I was there you couild not get out of bed,LOL!!
Good work so far Steve!!
Working on Polaraco is a good diversion from the Blue Diamond.
 
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2012, 05:54:49 PM »



That and there is a big hole in the corner.  I just got remonded I have a lathe!
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2012, 06:03:37 PM »




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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2012, 08:19:00 PM »

Yes, much better. Hey, thinking about your pouring liquid, don't use tar, even thinned out, it won't dry and be a big mess. Need to look at some kind of an epoxy, something that can be mixed and poured to get in there, that will dry.

What you are going to have to do is tape the seams so the liquid will have something that will keep it from just running out. In thinking about what to use, JB weld would be pretty expensive, but, there is a cement (as in concrete) expoxy for foundation bolts and rebar into existing concrete. The epoxy itself is about $10-12, there is a nozzle that is a good 15 inches long, part is to inject the two epoxies together so you can see it, then half the length is about the size of a pencil. I had to use this in a few places for my building project and it sets up in about three hours and is just a little thicker than Elmer's glue, and when it hardens, believe me, it is hardened.

Like I said, tape your seams or cotton ball seal them, should be enough to hold this stuff where it belongs and still not be too drippy, and it won't remain soft for months like roof patch (doesn't smell as bad, either).
 
Better looking welds.
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2012, 08:29:59 PM »



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Sweet thanks Steve...  .Yeah let me know on the dimensions and some pics when you get a chance. 

The Desoto doesn't need a ton of heat, or A/C since it will only be driven during spring to fall....not year round like Polaraco.  And the cabin on the Desoto is a bit smaller then a C-body too.

And Yup welds look a lot better....

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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2012, 05:15:38 PM »



 
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2012, 04:20:10 PM »

I think the welding is done.  Tomorrow, I am going to start final assembly of the heater ans move on to the dash.  By the weekend I expect to have the dash installed





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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2012, 09:00:24 AM »

What a job... you were looking for more projects than you had already?

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