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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Aaron D., Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Travis latour
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    That was quick!


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  2. Very tidy car Aaron you have done a nice job on this entire build. Enjoyed it all.
    Looks like you cut the front post at the bottom and the doors and body near the center, what was your thinking on the front post cut so low?
     
  3. Aaron D.
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    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.[/QUOTE]
    My thinking was, if I can take the 3" out without moving the windshield swing arm post, and keeping the same swing arm ratio on the windshield it would be much easier and a lot less work. This turned out to be a great way to do it. Reattaching the A pillars was a breeze, and the windshield went back in (after taking 3" off the top)super easy too.
     
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  4. Aaron D.
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    Here is part 1
     
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  6. 48fordnut
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    Not only a Master Craftsman, but an award winning video artist.
    Great tutorial.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Aaron D.
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    Haha, thanks for the kind comment.
     
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  8. Blues4U
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    Nice job Aaron!
     
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  9. louisb
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    Looks Great!
     
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  10. 3” looks great! Thanks for another excellent video, too.
     
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  11. Aaron D.
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    Thanks guys.
    Here is part 3.
     
  12. Tim
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    Love how it’s looking and the videos. You do a fantastic job. I’ve watched some of them a dozen times they are a fantastic learning tool
     
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  13. Great tutorial, Car is looking GOOD!
     
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  14. 48fordnut
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    I like the small cuts and small files to get it all lined up. Very good.
     
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  15. That came out great! Thanks for sharing all the details once again.
     
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  16. Aaron D.
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    Thanks guys.
     
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  17. Aaron D.
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    Final video on the chop.
     
  18. Blues4U
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    Project creep! :D

    Looks great Aaron, thanks for the video.
     
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  19. greaser
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    Great job, Aaron. Looking forward to the paint video.
     
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  20. FlatJan
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    Perfect Aaron, as usual!
     
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  21. Aaron D.
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    Almost ready to spray some super build primer, them more sanding.
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  22. What kind of paint do you have on the car now and what products will you be using to finish it?
     
  23. Aaron D.
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    Epoxy primer was sprayed on the bare metal. Bodywork was done over the epoxy. The epoxy was sprayed awhile back so I sanded it before applying the filler and super build.
    As far as what paint I'll be using, I'm not 100% yet. I'm spraying in my garage and with all the talk about the dangers of Isocyanates I was thinking about TCP Global Acrylic Enamel (no Isos's), but the primers are 2K and have iso's in them anyway. So then I was thinking single stage Acrylic Urethane, but then that's more possible exposure! Ugh!!! So now I'm thinking if I have my garage doors all the way open, car near the doors, and fans blowing the overspray out of the doors, I'd probably be alright spraying the single stage with a respirator. I haven't bought any paint yet though.
     
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  24. Blues4U
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    I think with a good respirator and long sleeves along with your plans for ventilation you'd be fine spraying 2k.
     
  25. Having watched your build from the beginning Aaron, I have to say it's easily one of the best out there for anyone with a notion to do something similar. Informative, instructive, entertaining and easy to follow. Given that (and I almost hate to suggest this), perhaps you could give us all the definitive "How to paint your car with Rustoleum" series. ;)
     
  26. Aaron D.
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    Hi Glen, thanks for the kind comments. Rustoleum is a tempting low budget solution. So far I have put around a month of labor into the bodywork and around $300 into supplies. It takes a ton of time and effort to tear the car apart in preparation to paint. I want to do this only once. I think I could pull off a decent Rustoleum paint job, but I'm looking at the long term benefits of a decent quality paint that is made for cars. Plus I may have to sand and paint a few times to get it right.:) I'm leaning towards the single stage paint.
     
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  27. I understand completely Aaron and you are quite right to do a quality job after all your effort to this point. My suggestion was made half in jest since I'd just read a thread on Rustoleum paint that started over ten years ago and still gets revived frequently! Cheers!
     
  28. 51box
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    @Aaron D. I used Nason Ful -thane for my first garage paint job. It worked well and if you do a non metallic it will sand and buff very nice.
     
  29. Aaron D.
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    @51box I'll check it out.
     
  30. manitouguy
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    I just love following this thread and although there are many others here willing to provide advice, with incredible experience and knowledge, I have to agree that Your posts and your videos on YouTube are the absolute best easy access ‘how to start to finish’ resource I have found for trying to get up the courage to continue with my build so thanks again! I go back and watch them all over and over and it has been incredibly helpful :). You have almost gotten me convinced that I should try and shop my car now LOL !
     
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