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Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Bob, many years ago, I bought a 66 GTO from a...

Bob, many years ago, I bought a 66 GTO from a friend who had dropped a square nut that he had been using to hold the air cleaner on down the intake while the engine was running. He was so...
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Haha, Yep, I better go check on him, he has been...

Haha, Yep, I better go check on him, he has been laying under there like that for a month or two ! Actually, he was draining his transmission fluid because the coolant line snapped off and it blew...
Forum: Builds! 07-05-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys. It feels so good to finally maybe...

Thanks guys. It feels so good to finally maybe seeing the end of the bodywork on this thing. The bed will be more fabrication and less bodywork, and that should (I hope) go a little smoother.
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Forum: Builds! 07-05-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
SUCCESS !!!! Yesterday we shot a coat of high...

SUCCESS !!!! Yesterday we shot a coat of high build on the front of the cowl, and there were NO REACTIONS !! All the hard work Dan put in on that front cowl section evidently got past the layer...
Forum: Builds! 07-03-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, bud ! Yep, the only product we used...

Thanks, bud ! Yep, the only product we used different than all the Kirker brand stuff was the Hot Rod Red from Summit, and we did that because the rep from Kirker said he was not a fan of the Kirker...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 07-02-2020, 09:46 AM
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Posted By donsrods
While I liked the toothy look in the first...

While I liked the toothy look in the first picture, the single bar does look really clean.

I am surprised Old Town has ANY activity during this coronavirus mess. I am already planning for Turkey...
Forum: Builds! 07-02-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Sort of. It seems that Hot Rod Red paint caused...

Sort of. It seems that Hot Rod Red paint caused more problems for me than it cured. It really went on thick, and we think solvents got trapped between the coats.

When Dan was sanding down that...
Forum: Builds! 07-01-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
The past two nights, Dan has worked on the cowl...

The past two nights, Dan has worked on the cowl panel that is exhibiting those issues, sanding it back down to the filler stage, and I have been prepping the headlight buckets and trim rings for...
Forum: Builds! 06-27-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
I agree. We are going to take it down to where...

I agree. We are going to take it down to where we feel safe and reprime at least that one panel. I do not want to take a chance of the final black messing up.
Forum: Builds! 06-27-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Haha, you have no idea hot much I am looking...

Haha, you have no idea hot much I am looking forward to getting this thing DONE ! This is my least favorite part of the build.

Dan and I decided today to not push getting the final paint on the...
Forum: Builds! 06-27-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Oh, by the way, here are a couple of pictures...

Oh, by the way, here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. The car is now in black sealer.
Forum: Builds! 06-27-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
It is solvent based. Something is really goofy...

It is solvent based. Something is really goofy about that one cowl panel. Yesterday we sprayed the two doors with the sealer coat and they came out fine, we then sprayed the rest of the body and...
Forum: Builds! 06-26-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Dan and I spent the day fixing some little spots...

Dan and I spent the day fixing some little spots on the body that needed attention before putting the last coat of sealer on. One was that pesky passenger side cowl section, we sanded most of the...
Forum: Builds! 06-25-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Yep, Doc, it was really odd. One day there were...

Yep, Doc, it was really odd. One day there were none of these pinholes after we spent the day sanding the entire car. A day or two later they suddenly appeared. Maybe we released some trapped...
Forum: Builds! 06-25-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,971
Posted By donsrods
Thanks for the encouragement, guys. Let's just...

Thanks for the encouragement, guys. Let's just say I would never make it on Overhaulin", how they get a car done in a week is hard to understand !

I spent yesterday blowing off and wiping down...
Forum: Builds! 06-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
I just pulled up the first thread I started on...

I just pulled up the first thread I started on this car, and it was in May of 2011...…………..9 years ago ! :eek: Where do the years go ? It seems just like it was yesterday. Wow !! :(:(

So, I...
Forum: Builds! 06-22-2020, 10:53 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Glad to see you back on it, Doc. This really is...

Glad to see you back on it, Doc. This really is going to make you a nice little coupe when done, and it has a history too. I always thought these were very pretty cars.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod parts for sale! 06-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By donsrods
You need to make a decal that says "Built with...

You need to make a decal that says "Built with stimulus checks " ! :D:D
Forum: Builds! 06-21-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 45,755
Posted By donsrods
Bob, I just read through this entire build , you...

Bob, I just read through this entire build , you have me jealous ! You really did a nice job on this little rpu, and quickly too.

Love the headers and dual exhaust.
Forum: Builds! 06-20-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,971
Posted By donsrods
Another day of sanding and scuffing, and the...

Another day of sanding and scuffing, and the doors are now ready for the final coat (I hope) of sealer. Then I can start with the final black paint.

Here are some pictures of the doors from...
Forum: Builds! 06-20-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,971
Posted By donsrods
Haha, yeah, I think you guys are right, and you...

Haha, yeah, I think you guys are right, and you were right Bamamav. As much as I would have liked the red, I am just tired of all this bodywork, priming, and painting. Time to move on.

Now that...
Forum: Builds! 06-20-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
Ok, here is where I have ended up. Yesterday I...

Ok, here is where I have ended up. Yesterday I went to the shop and started block sanding the red, it had a LOT of orange peel in it that needed to go. Sanding it was like sanding concrete. I...
Forum: Builds! 06-18-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,971
Posted By donsrods
Yep, that color looks great on the FC. We...

Yep, that color looks great on the FC. We sprayed a little wax and grease remover on the red yesterday to see how it looked shiny, and you are right, it did change the color a lot.

I am...
Forum: Builds! 06-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By donsrods
You got it, will do. Hopefully, they photograph...

You got it, will do. Hopefully, they photograph closer to the true color than the ones I posted yesterday.
Forum: Builds! 06-18-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,971
Posted By donsrods
I ran over to the shop just now to see what the...

I ran over to the shop just now to see what the paint looked like today. The color is actually ok, I would describe it as barn red or Rustoleum red. I can live with it. I took some 320 grit and...
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