65 Futura in East TN . . .

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:07 am

Still moving along. Dealt with the cowl today, then had my boy block an old fender with 150, 220, 400 then 600 wet to use as a test before the rest of the car. And, in the interest of keeping it in line with the site, it's a Comet fender LOL.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Lou's Comet » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

Dan,, Good to see your moving along. Nice color!

Curious to why you masked the cowl vent like that? Did you do that to blow some paint into the vent opening?

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 am

Lou's Comet wrote:Dan,, Good to see your moving along. Nice color!

Curious to why you masked the cowl vent like that? Did you do that to blow some paint into the vent opening?

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Yes. It was primer grey after all the previous work. That was the best way I could figure to get it colored without backing up.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:35 pm

Fell behind a bit; was down in my back all week, but my boy finished blocking the spare old crusty Comet fender, so a quick test shoot to make sure we like the color - yep. I'm sold. Now to get this car painted!

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby poboyjo65 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:15 pm

I like that color Dan! It will look great with the black wheels.
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:I like that color Dan! It will look great with the black wheels.


I hope so. I think this color, with the black wheels and assorted stainless & chrome, should look pretty good. Now if the weather would just hold on a little while longer . . . . .

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Lou's Comet » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:27 pm

Looks good Dan, and agree with John that it will look great with the black wheels. I have a escape in my shop similar color, lighting really seems to have a cool effect on it. The color looks sinister in the shadows!

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:00 am

My step mother has an Escape almost the same color as well, just a little lighter with less flake.

Now that my back has stopped fighting me the weather seems to be turning, so I guess it's time to figure out a paint booth inside the shop. Even on the coldest days I can use my blow - through kerosene heater to get the shop up to 70 within 45 minutes or so then it'll stay that warm for a couple hours even when I turn it off, so it's possible I can keep moving along. Next week appears to be the last of the weather in the 70's here so it's time to hurry up!

Thanks for looking.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:15 am

Well, it appears I ran out of decent weather to paint. Still dealing with this imminent - layoff BS at work so that's complicated things a bit.

So, current state. Body is ready to shoot, slick as I can get it. Hood and doors are in the same condition, ready to go. STILL waiting on my gage bezel :evil: but I guess that's what you get waiting on someone else. I've been catching up on random projects around the shop in the meantime, so that's good for progress. Hinges are rebuilt and I've started rebuilding the column (just general cleanup, new turn signal switch, paint and replacing the old column shift collar with a 4 speed unit). Next will be a little fiberglass work to the rear bumper, since it leaves a weird gap at the lower quarters I'm not fond of.

Either way, still making progress.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Jims65cyclone » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:14 am

Progress is progress, whether it's the big or little stuff. It all adds up to the total. Think you'll be able to get her to PF this summer? It would be great to see her up close. :D
I hope your layoff situation gets clarified soon. I weathered five different major layoffs where I worked over my career, each with a long period of not knowing which side of the cut I was going to end up on. One was announced just as I was in the final stages of building our house. :x I retired with a parachute on the last one. :D
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:57 am

Jims65cyclone wrote:Progress is progress, whether it's the big or little stuff. It all adds up to the total. Think you'll be able to get her to PF this summer? It would be great to see her up close. :D
I hope your layoff situation gets clarified soon. I weathered five different major layoffs where I worked over my career, each with a long period of not knowing which side of the cut I was going to end up on. One was announced just as I was in the final stages of building our house. :x I retired with a parachute on the last one. :D
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I hope to get over to PF, but it'll be a full on thrash to get finished in time, especially without cutting any corners. If I can get this gage cluster finished and get the harness installed, I might just be able to make it. As for the layoff situation, the wife and I have taken a few steps to make us "layoff - indifferent" in the future, so if it happens, oh well. More time for the projects . .

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Jims65cyclone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:12 pm

bigdan wrote:I hope to get over to PF, but it'll be a full on thrash to get finished in time


Shoot, if it's water-tight and you can winch it on a trailer, drag it over. We don't care if it's finished or not. We're just itchin' to see it after reading this thread. :lol: :D
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:03 am

Jims65cyclone wrote:
bigdan wrote:I hope to get over to PF, but it'll be a full on thrash to get finished in time


Shoot, if it's water-tight and you can winch it on a trailer, drag it over. We don't care if it's finished or not. We're just itchin' to see it after reading this thread. :lol: :D
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It would be a blast for sure. Ill do my best LOL.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby popscomet » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 pm

bigdan wrote:
Jims65cyclone wrote:
bigdan wrote:I hope to get over to PF, but it'll be a full on thrash to get finished in time


Shoot, if it's water-tight and you can winch it on a trailer, drag it over. We don't care if it's finished or not. We're just itchin' to see it after reading this thread. :lol: :D
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It would be a blast for sure. Ill do my best LOL.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:16 am

Thanks, fellas. Ill try my best. On that note, I've started slowly rounding up my last few parts while I'm still waiting on my gage bezel . . . . .

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