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Projects Progress on Rocky's 34 coupe..last update 5/15/18

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Rocky
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    Directions on the can say shoot one coat, let it dry an hour and shoot a 2nd coat. But it appears the first coat is not drying enough before the 2nd coat is sprayed.
    When I spray the body it'll be a lot warmer and I'll go lighter on the 1st coat...spray it on dry and wait overnight before spraying the final coat. Thanks.
     
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  2. tb33anda3rd
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    good plan, or just use one coat to seal.
    i ran into this and now am extra cautious, i love epoxy primers and always used the DP series from P.P.G. and it was never a problem. when i switched to the much cheaper brand i found i had to wait before using a filler primer over the top. problem didn't show up till after i painted and buffed a month later........had to repaint.
     
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  3. flamedabone
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    Are you going to take it all back apart to paint it? What color is the chassis going to be?

    See you in August, -Abone.
     
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  4. Rocky
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    Paint? Welp, Jeff.IF I ever paint this sucker the gray epoxy primer will be the undercoat but at this time what you see is what you get. I'm 70 years old and I REALLY don't wanna spend time doing finish body work, block sanding, guide coating spending money on paint I could give less than 1/2 a shit about! Even if I did paint it, my choice in color would be Ford dove gray...same color as the existing primer. My reason for using epoxy primer is to keep it as a finish coat if I never get around to real paint, which I probably won't.
    See ya in August, lil' brotha.
     
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  5. corncobcoupe
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    keep going bra-tha.
    keep going......

    I want to see it done.
     
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  6. Malcolm
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    What Rocky said -- please let us know when you're in town some time.. And congrats to your daughter!

    Lets make this happen!
     
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  7. Ha ha, I had every intention of going to shiny paint on my Model A, 15 years later it's still black primer. I was thinking of going to the HAMB drags this year, maybe we need a reunion.
     
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  8. Rocky
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    Mrs Rocky is outta town this weekend so I've been working in the garage....running brake lines. Damn, I make a big mess when I work. I'd have picked up my mess before stopping for the night but I'm exhausted...furnace not working and it's gonna be 12 degrees tonight...g'night 34mess.jpg
     
  9. Rocky
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    Ok, I got the furnace working again.
     
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  10. .................................Priorities! :D
     
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  11. Tim
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    In a garage that size you could eat a cheese burger from up the street and drop a napkin and you’d have a mess. Keep on truckin your dang close!
     
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  12. GordonC
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    Rocky I think it was Thomas Edison that said creating is a messy process! I like to think the mess in my garage is an indicator of a genius at work! My wife says otherwise. Says I'm just a mess maker!:D
     
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  13. atch
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    Wow; I got really worried when I read the previous post and greatly relieved after this one.

    Well; that applies to me (& sweetie) also.
     
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  14. atch
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    Rocky,

    I was curious about your front axle so searched the thread for pix &/or information. I found some pictures. That's a beautiful axle. Did you do the drilling? Whoever did it deserves another pat on the back.
     
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  15. corncobcoupe
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    Get back to work then .......
     
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  16. Rocky
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    I drilled the axle a couple years ago. It's been a point of contention with several guys thinking I ruined it. We'll see.
     
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  17. cactus1
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    Go Rocky!
     
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  18. Rocky
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    After 4 trips to NAPA for brake lines and fittings, I finally got brakes on my 34. Got a great pedal despite needing to adjust rear brakes. For my next trick, I shall run the last brake line I need for my emergency/park brake. It's a Girling caliper [think Jaguar/Rolls/Austin Healey] mounted on a pinion mounted brake disc attached to my driveshaft yoke. It's activated by a Wilwood master cylinder hooked to an early 30s ford park brake handle. Yeah, yeah I know hydraulic park brakes are frowned on but I love it because I can "pump it up" if it doesn't work on the first pump.
    34parkbrake6.jpg 34parkbrake.jpg
     
  19. Tim
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    Hadn’t thought about it before but if that disc is out of round or balance would you feel the vibration like an in balanced driveshaft?

    Or do you pretty much nix that hy putting the disc behind the joint?
     
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  20. Rocky
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    As close to the flange as it is, it'd have to be pretty out of balance to notice, I'd think. I dunno, Tim, I never really thought about it. We'll see, won't we? And pretty soon, too!
     
  21. Tim
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    Hell yes we will!!
     
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  22. stanlow69
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    I enjoyed seeing the dash plaques on your tool box. Car Killers and the green 37 Chevy coupe. He still owns it. Unchanged and in great shape.
     
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  23. Heck,I'm even getting exited seeing you this close to the finish line!.

    I realize it won't be finished but running and driving. HRP
     
  24. Now you have me hooked.
    Your fulfilling my dream.
    Go man go. Looks great.
     
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  25. Tim
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    I think running and driving is about as finished as it’s getting other than using it to smash bugs at high speed!
     
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  26. Rocky
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    Parking brake is now operational. Gotta re-stab the engine/tranny and get the body back on. I can almost smell the tires burnin! Supposed to be in the mid-high 70s for wed and thurs. and then..............3 inches of snow for the weekend. Oh, crap.
     
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  27. HOTFR8
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    Looking good. We should be starting to get into Winter here but today has been extremely hot and not usual for April here. Makes it hard working on projects.
     
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  28. Tim
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    Really the weathers not an entirely bad thing.

    The good weather will get you fired up to put in some long hours getting it put back together.

    The bad weather will slow you down enough to make sure you bolted the seat down before you take a sideways ride around the block!
     
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  29. HOTFR8
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    Our April has been unusual hot windy and dusty when it should be getting cold. I can only agree good weather and project progress is a great thing.
     
  30. scoop
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    Looking good Rocky,I might be eating my words huh?
     
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