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Offline 89flyboy

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2011, 03:33:39 PM »
Thanks I honestly don't know how you guys do it up there. I am just looking forward to getting off work so the work can continue. Any ideas of a fast way to remove the paint from the inside? a flap disk is taking forever.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #91 on: May 30, 2011, 03:41:07 PM »
I would just wire wheel the rust , new epoxy or what ever primer , new seem sealer .  And then a good sound deadener
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #92 on: May 30, 2011, 04:32:25 PM »
Thanks doug I will wire wheel away tonight and tomorrow then lightly scuff the rest of it and paint. Hopefully will have updates soon.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2011, 08:58:40 PM »
Have been using a wire wheel to take out all my rust.  Probably a dumb reminder but make sure you are using eye protection.  The other day while wheeling under my car a couple of wire brisles broke off, one hitting me in the safety glasses, the other stuck in my cheek. I'm thinking a full face shield is worth the investment. 

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2011, 09:06:46 PM »
Lol its not dumb I forget to wear it all the time but I remember really quick when one bouces off my glasses but now its on my mind thanks.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2011, 11:02:02 PM »
Nice clean floors bro. Now get that thing on all fours. Lol.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2011, 11:55:10 PM »
Lol I would love to but with everything going on right now I am still not 100% sure I will be able to still keep it. I hope I can but it all depends how things go
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2011, 03:01:10 AM »
Ok guys I need some real help here, I cleaned up my surface rust on my passenger floor and I found some holes  :'(.


Now one of the spots with holes is in my passenger toe panel. I was thinking sense the toe panel is not reproduced I could use something like this http://www.tractorsupply.com/welding-metalworking/weldable-metals/welding-rods/hobart-flux-coated-brazing-rod-3-32-in-x-18-in--3810802 and fill in the holes. There is only one or two on the toe panel that pic is from the floor pan. I would just replace the panel but I don't have a mig welder, and I am kinda on a budget. I have been told to use "kitty hair" or the body filler with metal fibers in it as another option, but I think filling it in with metal would be a better choice but I am not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2011, 07:28:17 PM »
Looking awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #99 on: June 23, 2011, 07:37:38 PM »
Thanks jeff I noticed your close if your ever wanting to get your hands dirty I always welcome a helping hand and can supply drinks lol.
Josh
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2011, 05:59:09 AM »
Thanks to everyone for helping me out with my situation, but now its time to get back to my baby.

Tried to braze the holes in my floor pan didn't hold as well as I wanted  :-[. So I ran to lowe's and bought some sheet metal and I am just going to make a tiny patch with it. I realized the metal I bought is 1/16th in thick and my floor pans seem a lot thinner then that, so do I need to buy thinner metal or can I use the thicker stuff?
I also have been working on cleaning up parts to see what I can reuse.


my 8track bezel before clean up

and after

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #101 on: June 29, 2011, 06:02:56 AM »
The passenger grill after paint


I had a broken grill (drivers side) that I tried to repair and I will see how it turns out in the end.

After the repair work

Hope to have at least my bad section cut out tomorrow.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #102 on: June 29, 2011, 06:12:04 AM »
sorry got the two mixed up the good grill was my driver side and the one I am trying to salvage is my passenger side.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2011, 06:44:09 AM »
Nice Work! You gotta love those rust free shells.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2011, 11:27:16 AM »
Ok Guys now that all the dust in my life has finally settled I can get back on my girl lol. My Lower A-arms are painted and ready for install.

 I got some correct rims for her

I am trying to clean up all my old hardware the best I can.

My cleaning solution ROTFL

The work station

The cleaned product
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