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"Phoenix" 65 Coupe to FB

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by JRANGER, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Got everything cleaned up. Rustoleum ubder the car and por-15 inside. Next comes seam sealer IMG_20170527_160243.jpg
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    looks great!
     
  3. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    This is coming along very well. What kit did you get from MTF? I have their S-nose, been sitting in the spare parts room for over a year lol.
     
  4. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    I bought their full eleanor kit with 67 style hood and no side exhaust
     
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  5. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Got the cowl all fixed and the top welded back on then cleaned out the garage and reorganized a bit 18954753_10158781599110521_1696965329224277477_o.jpg 19024963_10158781594655521_595309185229452514_o.jpg
     
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  6. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Working in the garage in this 90 degree heat sucks especially hungover but stuff must be done.

    Found a spot on the core support that im gonna have to patch. Someone must not of liked that spot
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    Got the fender apron areas all cleaned up, painted, and bed linned
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  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Question. From the pics it looks like you are mechanically cleaning up the metal with abrasive wheels, etc. Are you then just spraying bedliner onto the surface without other prep or primer, etc? What bedliner product are you using? You may (likely) be making things much worse. Every bedliner product I know calls for it to be applied over a prepared factory type finish or better, an epoxy primer. Before you get too far wanted to give a heads up. Done incorrectly you can be creating an environment for rapid degradation and rot of the metal!
     
  8. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    After the wire wheel i coated it with rustoleum before top coating it with bedliner and then top coating that with more rustoleum so i shouldnt have any issue but good looking out. That would of been no fun
     
  9. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Rustoleum is not a great product. At all. It won't hold up regardless of how well you do prep. I've blasted to bare clean metal (metal outdoor furniture). Chemically cleaned afterward then sprayed and it still fails in multitudes of ways. Do yourself a favor and start using a real two part epoxy primer. NOTHING will adhere better or afford better protection. If you won't go epoxy at least use a quality etching primer (even out of a spray can if you must). Right products for the job make a world of difference. Anything short of a two part liner and you will find it will not be durable and likely create other issues (trapping moisture being the worst).

    Do what most guys do and just cover stuff in etch or epoxy as you go and then come back and prep the whole panel/car and hit it with a final layer of epoxy before you start the body work. Doing it this way you'll have a LASTING quality base for a very long time. Not trying to rain on your parade just hoping to help you avoid misery around the corner.
     
  10. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member


    Thanks for the info, ill do that
     
  11. Boom

    Boom Active Member

  12. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I will vouch for the Eastwood 2K aerosol stuff. Used it on a few pieces and it sprays well and seems to be a good product. Actually picked up a few cans yesterday (Chicago area has a local Eastwood retail store) to paint the new engine and trans. They have variety that includes high temp use as well. Still very expensive and you will likely waste some as the "pot life" is obviously short being a component mix paint. BUT...it works and is so much better than regular rattle can crap.

    As long as we are talking right products for the job, I LOVE the Raptor liner I used. Unquestionable durability but not so often talked about benefit for the purpose we are discussing is it has a very "slick" surface. It cleans up very easily with just a wet rag. No doubt the underside will stay looking good for a very long time.
     
  13. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    ive heard good things about raptor liner as well.

    Patched the bad rad support area

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  14. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I used raptor liner and loved the results. Don't expect it to hide anything though. Went on easy.


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  15. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Christmas in JUNE and i have more coming this week 19390490_10158836896370521_7219738255523255317_o.jpg 19388359_10158836896605521_2652379678659200613_o.jpg
     
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  16. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Installing all thisnlooks like its going to be interesting....ugh lol 20170623_151731.jpg 20170623_145748.jpg 20170623_144425.jpg 20170623_144430.jpg 20170623_142722.jpg
     
  17. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    nice!!! love that hood
     
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  18. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    A 65 eleanor

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  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to quit selling junk to people I know. y'all are making me sick!
    but seriously you two have done more with them than I could have! keep going!
     
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  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    The MTF kit looks great. I have the S-nose sitting in my spare room waiting.

    For the AAW, did you get both crimpers or just one?
     
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