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poboyjos ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:51 am
by poboyjo65
I'm starting a thread on my 65 Caliente hardtop. I havent done much yet. I did some patching in the trunk but didnt finish. I got the urge to ride so I put the tank back in after a flush, patching & coating of red-kote on the inside & spay on bed liner on the out side. I still have some work like gutter seal replacment & some more holes in trunk floor
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I had some extra driprail chrome that I put on the inside because it looks to me like it should be there
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the 225 horse 289 runs good so I'll save it but I have a 347 to go in it for now along with a 4sp. I just pulled the motor & 3sp so here we go :!:
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Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:07 am
by lowrider91
Trunk looks real nice! Jim

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:30 am
by Ratical
looking good.

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:35 am
by comethead
Great job on the trunk! Thats a good place to start a resto...wont ever have to do it again 8)

Joe

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:37 am
by popscomet
Looks good !! You'v been busy.............POP

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:05 pm
by Groover
Good stuff. If the trunk is any reflection of how the finished product will be, this will be a joy to see in PF next June. And a burger for good measure.

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:14 pm
by poboyjo65
that trunk was my office last winter :!: I may mini tub it so I didnt get forward of the tank pocket with any sanding. still undecided.

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:24 pm
by albert
Did you ever install the original seat covers that you bought from me? Your car is shaping up and the quality of your workmanship is terrific.

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:36 pm
by poboyjo65
Thanks Albert . I put on the back seat cover & the front is at the upholstery shop. hes making inserts for buckets out of them. They were really nice Albert ,Thanks again :!:

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:33 pm
by poboyjo65
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I'm taking my engine bay down to bare metal & I have a question.

I am looking at rattle can etching primer from eastwood. any body have any better suggestions? I dont have a spray gun . will this stuff hold on as good as etching primer from a gun?

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:08 pm
by CALIFORNIA CALIENTE
John;yes,that rattle can self etching primer works great! I have used it on a few projects,even used it to seal aluminum panels before paint!! You trunk area looks great,nice job! ROY.

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:20 pm
by 6T5 404
John,
I have used it on small parts and it works very well. For larger things I prefer the self etching primer from Seymour. The fan spray on the Seymour head seems to work better for me on larger areas. JMHO.
Dave

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:16 pm
by Ratical
yea may check at your local paint supply or parts store that sells paint. many body shops keep aerosol etching primmer on hand for small jobs and my local orielly carries it for them they also mix paints and sell professional grade produts behind the counter. but ive noticed they always push the products out front unless you specify.. mite save you some shipping even if they have to order it..

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:57 pm
by B_Hix
Great work, enjoying the thread :D
I did my engine bay that way as well - used Eastwood's surface prep/cleaner then hit it with the eastwood chassis black primer, then chassis black. Having about 1900 miles on mine since the build this spring I can say it holds up well - I have made plenty of messes :!: :mrgreen: .

Re: poboyjo's ride

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:05 pm
by Lip Ripper
I hate to tell ya but that's a GM distributor. It goes in the back of the engine not the front. :shock: