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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2007, 04:29:28 PM »

Sunday..
I cleaned up some of the mess in the garage.I removed all the wiring from the parts car dash.It was amazing that car ran at all.Yeah,lots of globbed/burnt wires.The harness is junk.
I cleaned and undercoated the tank I got from Joisey's hotrodnwillie.
Now I am searching for the darn tank straps I hid away so I won't lose them.I hid them TOO well..

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2007, 04:43:57 PM »

If you are trying to be correct, the tanks are supposed to be galvanized.  So Paint it silver
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2007, 04:48:45 PM »

You're not done yet???
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2007, 05:06:18 PM »

That is rubberized undercoating.I removed what was left of the factory undercoating.
She is going to be a cruiser.Not worried about how it looks underneath.I am not after a show trophy or a car show judge blessing.
I will try to emulate some factory schtuff.But some things have to be done to preserve the car due to our climate here.
Bottom line is I know it is clean and will not rust.
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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2007, 11:39:13 PM »

LeaBurn, If your using rubberuszed undercoating does that mean that the
bottom of your car will have a thin layer of rubber on it to deflect
rust and other bad stuff that would eat away at the steel?, and how do
you go about applying that to rust effected areas?

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« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2007, 06:56:41 AM »

Good question,Potatoe.
My rather long reply..
My answer is a lot of hard work.
I am cleaning the entire bottom of the car by removing all the factory undercoating.There is flash or surface rust trapped behind it that must be treated.Some of the factory undercoating is loose and moisture got trapped behind it .It must be cleaned to  bare metal  or until all the rust is gone.
I use a propane torch,scraper,coarse wire brush on my angle grinder,and the required safety gear-face shield,mask,gloves.
 I am doing it lying on my back underneath the car.
 
All of the rusted out areas of the floor and trunk have already be repaired.
I am about 1/4 the way to the front of the car.Still a ways to go.
It is hard work with all the dimples in the floor pan,all the nooks,crannies -anywhere moisture found a home from years of sitting outside.
Then epoxy primer will be applied to the bare metal.I will then emulate the factory overspray of body color,and copy where the undercoating was.
 
In the long run it will be worth it.
 
In short,removing all the undercoating and spraying epoxy primer will seal the floor pans from moisture.
The rubberized undercoating is added protection,noise reduction,and will look sorta "factory correct" since almost all cars sold in the "rust belt" were undercoated when new.
Thanks!
 
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« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2007, 07:05:00 AM »

Thats very interesting Leaburn, so the rubberized undercoating gets
sprayed over the epoxy. Sounds like all that hard work will help ensure
the car a long , second life. What is the name of the company that
makes the rubberized undercoating you are using?

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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2007, 07:33:14 AM »

I buy spray bomb rubberized undercoating.Not the cheap stuff either.
This is a $10 dollar can that has more rubber content compared to the el cheapo $4.00 can of road tar.
Made by a Canadian company,Dominion Sure Seal Ltd. of  Mississagua,Ontario.
In some areas of the car the epoxy will be painted over with body color,then undercoated to emulate a factory look.
Some areas of the floor pan from the factory was lucky to get any primer or paint

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2007, 10:37:13 AM »

Thanks a lot Leaburn!, I have a feeling i might need some of that in the near future. Got to keep that rust away!

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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2007, 03:58:10 PM »

Problem with that stuff is the gas washes it away if it spills or leaks.  Becomes Ugly in time.  But it is a good idea. . .
 
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« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2007, 04:11:32 PM »

Naw! Yer OK Steve! You did not rain on my parade.
I did actually had no silver paint!
Until today that is..

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« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2007, 04:19:04 PM »

Thanks,Potatoe.
I think when you find the right car your are gonna do just fine.
Anyhoo,back on topic,
While I was waiting the silver paint to dry,I bent up the vent lines for the tank.
The original lines worked but were crusty and dirty looking.
I tried to copy the originals the best I can.I even test fitted the larger one through the trunk to ensure a proper fit and length.
The real sharp bends I did using the handle of my bench vise.My pipe bender is an El crapo  dollar store version.Pretty close and yet will do just fine.

 
 
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« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2007, 04:24:46 PM »

I found the tank straps aong the stainless trim stashed away in the rear section of my garage.
They were heavily scabbed up .So I buffed them down to bare shiny metal and painted them.I also pulled the good filler neck from the 2-door's tank and painted it as well.
Once the tank was dry,I installed the filler neck gasket-also from the 2-door.Still in good shape-Heck it held 15 gallons inside the tank!

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« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2007, 04:26:56 PM »

Tomorrow I need to pick up the repaired sending unit,more undercoating,trunk spatter paint and black paint for the belly.
Cheers,everyone!
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« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2007, 02:44:26 PM »

Looks like your making excellent progress on the BoaB!, Hope your
Thanksgiving is going well too! Leaburn i dont remeber if you posted it
or not but what kind of engine is going in your BoaB?

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