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Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks. I am going to sleep much better tonight,...

Thanks. I am going to sleep much better tonight, I have been sweating getting this step out of the way.
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Woops ! Try again !

Woops ! Try again !
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 08:30 PM
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Posted By donsrods
That is exactly how I feel too, Bob ! Finally...

That is exactly how I feel too, Bob ! Finally painted !!!!!!!!!!

Here are some pictures Dan took and that he just sent to me.


I'm enjoying a Corona in celebration !
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Today was a VERY good day ! We finally got the...

Today was a VERY good day ! We finally got the final coats of Hot Rod Black sprayed on the body, and it actually came out pretty good. No runs, only one bug and Dan got that out with tweezers...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A Yesterday, 10:54 AM
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Posted By donsrods
I agree 100%. Now, if you had a stock model a...

I agree 100%. Now, if you had a stock model a frame, that is a different story, but a 2 x 4 x 3/16 frame is VERY stout ( that is what my frame is made of and I have no crossmember under the engine....
Forum: Builds! 07-09-2020, 03:44 PM
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Posted By donsrods
My life got a whole lot better when my two sons...

My life got a whole lot better when my two sons were born.
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Thank you. Me too, I am a creature of habit, I...

Thank you. Me too, I am a creature of habit, I tend to put WW and caps on everything.

Tonight my son Dan sneaked over to the shop and just got home. He worked on the final piece of the body, the...
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Haha, actually, when I took those pictures last...

Haha, actually, when I took those pictures last night and I reviewed them, the grille shell came out looking black to me too. I guess there is so much black on the car that it reflects off of the...
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Here, this picture in the sunlight shows it a...

Here, this picture in the sunlight shows it a little better.
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
No, it is chromed. It just photographs funny...

No, it is chromed. It just photographs funny because of the mirror finish.
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 151
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Posted By donsrods
Tonight Dan worked on block sanding the primer we...

Tonight Dan worked on block sanding the primer we sprayed on this week. He got it to the point where we are ready for the final coats of paint to go on.

While he was working on that, I worked...
Forum: Builds! 07-06-2020, 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! 07-06-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 151
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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: 151
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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.
...
Forum: Builds! 07-05-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 151
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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: 151
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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
Replies: 13
Views: 375
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: 151
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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: 151
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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: 151
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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: 151
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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: 151
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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: 151
Views: 6,803
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: 151
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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: 151
Views: 6,803
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...
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